LG gave its Optimus UI a much needed revamp with its latest flagship — the G3. While LG might bring its new Optimus UI to the G2, the company’s painfully slow update history means that G2 owners are in for an agonizing wait lasting at least a few months. Thankfully, if you don’t mind jumping into the hassles of flashing a custom ROM, you can get a taste of LG’s new Optimus UI on your G2 right now.
XDA developer OptimusRS has managed to port the LG G3’s Korean firmware to work on all the different variants of the LG G2. Along with a new UI and some new software features like Split view, the custom ROM also brings 4K video recording and Magic Focus to the company’s last year flagship.
Installing the ROM requires G2 owners to have a custom recovery along with root access on the handset. Considering how slow LG is with their updates, flashing the custom ROM is worth every hassle especially since it brings about a major UI revamp compared to LG’s dated (or extremely ugly, depending on your taste) UI on the G2.