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Verizon's LG G2 receives Android 4.4.2 via OTA update

Verizon's LG G2 receives Android 4.4.2 via OTA update
Early Friday, we showed Verizon customers with the LG G2, how to update their phone to Android 4.4.2 by syncing to a WindowsPC. But that is no longer necessary. Verizon has started sending out the 4.4.2 version of Android via an OTA update. The carrier has released a changelist of what its LG G2 owners should expect to see with the update to KitKat.

According to Verizon, with Android 4.4.2, color adjustment has been added, and magnification gestures have been relabeled "Touch Zoom". In fact, plenty of features have been renamed or relabeled with the KitKat update for Big Red's LG G2. "Shades" has been renamed "Screen Shades" and "Captions" has been added. "Touch Feedback Time" is the new name for "Touch and Hold Delay," while "Speak Passwords" has been changed to "Read Passwords."

If you're looking for the "Power Button Ends Call" label, it is now called "Power Key Ends Call." See the difference? And lastly, the "Easy Access" label is now "Accessibility Settings Shortcut" label.

Android 4.4.2 brings changes to the indicator color, which is now white, and the latest location specs are now reflected. And with Android 4.4.2, basic Visual Voice Mail, with a 20 message mailbox, is now free. A premium version of Visual Voice Mail can now be purchased, which converts your voice mail to text, so that you can read it on the low down.

Verizon says that it will take 5 to 10 minutes to download the software, and another 5 to 10 minutes to install it. During the latter process, you will not be able to make or take calls. We also would suggest that you use a Wi-Fi connection to update your phone, and have your battery charged to at least 50%. Keep in mind that these updates are sent out on a staggered basis, which means that it might take a few days before you receive the update. You can try to manually grab Android 4.4.2 by going to Menu Key > Settings > About phone > Software updates > Check for Updates.

Thanks for the tip!

source: Verizon (1), (2)

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posted on 18 Apr 2014, 20:42 4

1. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)

Yay...only my G2's UI still looks crappy. :'(

posted on 18 Apr 2014, 20:48 3

2. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

The G3 is said to have a new UI from LG that is cleaner and more mature, maybe LG will update the G2 to the new UI as well when the G3 comes out, or you can get the G3 if you don't like the G2.

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 06:57

7. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

BTW have you already decided which phone to get next? :)

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 07:44

8. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

I don't know, maybe I'll get the Find 7a or the Xperia Z2 but now I think I'll wait for the G3 to be announced before making my final decision. How about you? :)

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 08:03

9. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

I'll get the Z2 :) Though I think the G3 will be awesome too! All depends on their new UI

posted on 18 Apr 2014, 22:38

4. cncrim (Posts: 910; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)

Give me your g2 problem solve. :-)

posted on 18 Apr 2014, 21:28 1

3. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)

Verizon's a little late to the party...

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 00:21

5. somad (Posts: 169; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)

Come on verizon What about note 3 still no kitkat that's not fair. .

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 05:10

6. Droid4Life (unregistered)

I installed my first 4.4 rom on my G2 on January 20, and have been enjoying the cleaner ui and kitkat since then.

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 08:29

10. jopo3588 (Posts: 2; Member since: 13 Sep 2013)

Just got the Verizon ota update for my g2 last night. It installed fine, but now the auto brightness function for the display is not functional. Any else have this issue? Yeah Verizon!

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 09:44

11. richardar6 (Posts: 6; Member since: 19 Apr 2014)

Everything ok, but my auto brightness has gone haywire. Now, it constantly adjusts for no reason. Worked great before.

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 11:18

12. sudbury78 (Posts: 136; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)

Unbelievable the Note 3 is still the only high end/flagship device on VZ without 4.4.

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 19:32 1

13. graphix (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Apr 2014)

I to am experiencing the same auto brightness issues. Display starts out very dim, and fluctuates while in the same light enviroment.
Aside from that, why did AT&T / T Mobile get performance and feature improvements like (17% less power consumption, the ability to increase screen real estate, by moving the home /back bar aside).
While BIG RED, changes the verbage of existing sub-text, to confuse users, make otherwise operating features buggy, and give us free basic visual voice. Ooohh...

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 23:37

14. Cellphonator12 (Posts: 29; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

Just updated to 4.4.2 and I'm having same issue with brightness adjusting for no reason and an increased battery consumption even though not dramatic. I thought I would have actually had a better battery performance (which I admit is good to begin with), disappointed.

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