Get Android 4.4.2 on your Verizon branded LG G2 right now

Get Android 4.4.2 on your Verizon branded LG G2 right now
So you're a Verizon customer sporting the LG G2, and you're wondering when you will receive the KitKat update for your phone. You want that update so badly, that you can taste it. And while you might have packed on 10 pounds trying to make do with the Kit Kat confectionery treat instead, suppose we told you that you could have Kit Kat updated to your Verizon branded LG G2 right now.

You see, Verizon has a tool that many of its customers know nothing about. Called the Verizon Software Upgrade Assistant, this site already has the Android 4.4.2 update for the LG G2 loaded up and just waiting for your phone. Sync your handset to a Windows PC and you'll be prompted to install software from the device including the "Verizon Software Upgrade Assistant Tool."

Follow the prompts to install Verizon and LG software onto your phone, and then run the software assistant. It will check for updates, and then install Android 4.4.2 on your LG G2. Or, you could wait for the OTA version of the update to hit your phone. Although no date for it has been announced by Big Red, the fact that the update is loaded on the software assistant could mean that the OTA update is imminent.

You can check on some of the differences between the LG G2 using Jelly Bean, and the same handset using KitKat, by viewing the video in the slideshow below.



Thanks for the tip, Theresa H.!

source: XDA, gottabemobile

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G2
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(21.3h 3G talk time)

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10 Comments

1. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

You'll lose root access but it makes a significant improvement from 4.2....apps are faster and smoother.

3. datsyuk

Posts: 180; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

I believe IORoot 25 supports 24a build now.

2. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

i hear battery loss also, so 4.4 can suck a big weener i don't want it thx tho!

10. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

The performance increase is worth a little bit of battery loss. It already has awesome battery life, so a little loss is hardly noticeable. I'm enjoying the heck out of KitKat, as everything is a bit faster. That weird delay while double-tapping the screen to wake it up is pretty much gone.

4. ezMoney

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 13, 2013

Have been ignoring the Kitkat update waiting for my European Retail LG2 due to supposed battery issues, as well as not wanting to do the - by now - customary factory reset. That said, still curious what would await me. Anyone any positive or negative experiences to share yet ref. the upgrade?

5. SubtleOne

Posts: 15; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

KitKat owners also get to enjoy 4k video recording, and many other camera perks, so there is that as a plus.

6. Daevos

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 18, 2014

On Verizon with LG G2 getting OTA 4.4.2 now.

7. SilentJ

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

To be quite honest, I'm satisfied with 4.2.2 running on my device. I don't feel any rush to upgrade. Might just be me though.

9. Run.n.Gun

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

the G2 is pretty great as is

8. nortoja79

Posts: 34; Member since: Feb 21, 2010

I just received the OTA update to 4.4.2..downloading now.

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