LG G2 updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat in Canada, Knock Code coming in April

LG G2 updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat in Canada, Knock Code coming in April
LG today started rolling out an official Android 4.4.2 KitKat update to the Canadian version of its G2 smartphone (including models sold by Rogers and Bell). 

Alongside KitKat, the Canadian G2 will also receive Knock Code - the screen unlocking feature that debuted last month on the LG G Pro 2. While the KitKat update will reach all Canadian users by the end of March, Knock Code will be available a bit later, starting April. 

Of course, some LG G2 owners around the world already got a taste of KitKat, but not everyone’s been that lucky so far. In any case, LG should provide updates with KitKat and Knock Code to all G2 models (carrier-branded or not) in the near future.


The curved LG G Flex is next on LG’s list of handsets that will receive Android KitKat and Knock Code.

sources: NewsWire Canada, Mobile Syrup

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  • 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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24 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

LG should have released the KitKat update a long time ago and send out an additional update for Knock Code, stability, bug fixes, etc.

7. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

What good is rushing out an update full of bugs? That logic makes no sense...

12. Jishnusur

Posts: 173; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

You mean like Samsung's S3 Jelly Bean 4.3? Please. And sorry mate which bugs are you talking about? Increased Battery life, better performance? I need those bugs for sure!

18. player911

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

LG did release the G2 KitKat update a long time ago. I think the G2 got KitKat at the end of December. These are just the slow carrier branded versions. And exactly like said below, the first version was full of bugs. It had audio and battery drain issues. It also didn't have the KitKat white theme icons and missing some other things. They've gotten a few updates since then, but Carriers typically wait and test to pass the tests for stability and network connections. LG is doing everything right with the G2. Carriers are just slow to approve updates (and probably for good reason). Verizon is the last Carrier to get updated and I think it'll be happening soon. Sprint's 4.4 update is on LGs servers now.

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I'm really considering getting the G2. It's over a hundred dollars cheaper than the Galaxy S4 with T-Mobile, so I think it's the best flagship, high-end smartphone out there.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Use craigslist to sell your phone, and with the money you earn buy a S4. You'll receive software updates faster, longer, and have the gods over at XDA bless you with hundreds of ROMs.

5. skyline88

Posts: 698; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

S4 is dirt cheap now, going for 450 USD. add another 50 USD for 32GB and LTE.

16. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

The LG G2 is considerably cheaper than the S4 though. Look it up.

6. maherk

Posts: 6926; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Although I ended up selling my wife's G2 to a friend, I was too lazy to take off the ad from CL, and for about a month until I got the 1st person asking about, and my price was 320 obo, with 2 cases, metal bumper, box and all accessories. While my S4 international version, which means no LTE support was sold on the same day, same thing with my old Note 2 international version. Don't you think there are many reasons why Apple and Samsung hold their prices better than the competition?

19. player911

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

Actually I would buy the Verizon Model. $450 off contract but also includes Qi Wireless Charging and Unlocked GSM bands. So you can buy it and slip in a Tmobile SIM and go. You can actually flash Tmobile roms on it.

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

It is getting updated in India as well.

8. Bukatorade

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Just got the KitKat update on my Telus G2. The Knock Code didn't come with the update though. I love Knock On as it is, and probably wouldn't use the Code feature anyway, but still worth noting the omission.

9. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

I did find this weird since no other version had gotten Knock Code and LG had said april. So looked at the source: "Building on the G2's existing KnockOn feature - which lets users knock the display to wake up the phone - LG is also announcing another upgrade for G2 with KnockCode in early Q2.". Good thing PA knows how to read and understand.

10. Bukatorade

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Good to know.

20. player911

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

Knock On = Double tap to wake to lockscreen Knock Code = Tapping specific areas in a row to unlock straight to desktop.

23. Bukatorade

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I'm aware.

24. Bukatorade

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I don't use a lockscreen. I just double tap to the desktop anyway.

11. myukh

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Hey guys my G2 is upgraded to 4.4.2 no knock code as of now :( :( , i am from India Cheers!!!!

13. Gatorsrule52

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

sprint needs to hurry up and update!

14. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

This would be a great update for my Optimus G... You know, the flagship you forgot about LG? Qualcomm S4 Pro and 2GB RAM, all the guts of the Nexus 4, and it gets one software update frim 4.0.4 to 4.1.2 over 12 months ago?? IT'S BEEN OUT FOR A NEARLY A YEAR AND A HALF NOW... Why should anyone buy LG in the future if they're almost guaranteed to be forgotten and their devices go unsupported?

17. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

That's one fear I have in buying the G2.

21. player911

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

The G2 has one of the craziest dev communities around at the moment. LG has also been updating the G2s like crazy. I've gotten 3 updates on VERIZON since November and 4.4.2 update is expected by Friday. I was REALLY afraid too after owning a LG G2x, but they seem to be heading in the right direction. Make better phones, less often, and keep them updated.

15. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

Men, I'm still waiting KitKat for my D805 =/

22. player911

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

Check XDA. Not all of them were Over the Air (OTA). Some were posted on LG's website using their updater tool.

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