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Kit Kat Update D80120A Available for Flashing on T-Mobile LG G2

LG G2 owners on T-Mobile who can’t bear to wait for the Kit Kat OTA update any longer are in luck, as it is now available for download and flashing via LG’s PC Utility. Users are also able to download the update (D80120A.kdz) from a direct download on LG’s servers, and then manually flash via the LG Mobile Support Tool

After flashing, users are reporting a more responsive device, full white icons in the notification bar, and the Knock Knock feature being even faster than before.

If you have LG’s PC Utility installed on your computer, download the file (about 1.5GB), and then update your device. Again, you can also download the update via the direct download link below.

Let us know how it goes and how much you are loving Kit Kat.


Via: XDA
  • gabby

    It sucks because I can’t download music anymore

  • jeanne

    updated today. noticed white icons. tried to use phone later, will not work. flashing light from blue to green. I know I had an appointment I didn’t clear from calendar earlier today. suspect that’s where blue LED is coming from. screen looks like old television screen, snowy. fully charged. screen will not work. stays black, occasionally get snowy line through lock picture. swipe to unlock doesn’t work. cant even get power screen up to try to reboot. taking back to store tomorrow. been getting the snowy screen/ lines throughout screen since xmas. bought phone in oct. tmobile. hoping for a replacement.

  • hyelton
  • John Garlits

    I noticed that since the update, my Google Music keeps getting constant playback errors. Anyone else? Now I feel like just giving up and going to Cyanogenmod or something. Read somewhere the LG ROM can mess up GMusic, though it was fine up until now with the stock LG ROM. 🙁

    • Mike H.

      I would clear its cache and data. The update was supposed to fix music support. Maybe even reset the device. I know mine sometimes has issues with any music app. (Vs980 variant)

      • John Garlits

        I cleared everything, uninstalled all updates and then reupdated, same issues. Was hoping not to have to do a full reset, but I guess that’s the next step.

        • Mike H.

          Most likely. If your running KK i dont think there is a current root exploit let alon custom recovery so you would have to go back to before kk and run cm11 which is unstable in its own right.

          • John Garlits

            Yeah, I know, but I was impatient to get the update, lol. Going to back up stuff then try a factory reset

          • Mike H.

            Good luck. Has anyone tried rooting and using voodoo root keeper?

          • John Garlits

            I think it was a good thing to do the factory reset. It seems my wifi calling was not working after the update, but it clearly is now. Also, things seem to be a bit smoother. Unfortunately, Google Music is still having playback errors sporadically. I tried Pandora, and that had no problems.

    • Jason Crabtree

      I’m having the same problem with Google Music. I sent LG a message on Google+ but I haven’t heard anything back. Have you found a solution?

  • Sean Morgart

    Am I missing something? I download the file, I open PC utility and when I run the upgrade check it says I have the latest, but it isn’t the version I downloaded. I try to drag the downloaded .kdz file to PC utility and nothing happens..

  • kingofkings Christ

    Any news for Sprint

  • kingofkings Christ

    Any news for sprint

  • johnny

    After clicking the link and download it, how do i install thr update to work on the phone?

  • Isaac Najar

    *Download link not working?

    I attempted download via the direct link and after about 40% complete it gives “download unsuccessful” message :/

    ***Tmobile LG G2 user

  • OreoMan

    Just updated mine. I’ll play with it for a day and let you know how it is.

    • Oreo Man

      Dialer is cool. Sound seems a little louder from the speaker. Added some speed to the UI, if that’s even possible. Very responsive.

  • mbaldwin85

    Still no tap & pay…dafuq

  • John Garlits

    Anybody tried this that knows if this update kills calling over Wifi? I’d love to do the update, but I kind of need the Wifi calling feature from inside my work building most of the time.

    • It’s an official update so I’m sure you’ll be fine.

    • davey g

      I did the update, WiFi calling still works fine

  • KG

    Yet another reason to not support LG… While Samsung and HTC are rolling out KitKat updates (on all carriers) that include Tap & Pay, this key functionality is stripped out on the G2 updates. Not sure if greed or stupidity, but unacceptable in any case.

    • Mike H.

      Not to mention they stripped ART as well. Now i could care less when my G2 gets the update.

      Might as well ditch my contract in April and go with either the new one or n5.

  • Chewy789

    I must say, that is one sexy phone.

  • shooter50

    ok, stupid question. I did the direct download, but now what?

  • Jaimin

    This features must be there in android http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMU51KeRIcs

  • MacNificent

    Why does my Verizon LG G2 battery only last about 10 hours?
    I’ve googled and searched many sites. But no one is giving an answer. Droid Life staff and community PLEASE HELP!
    I’m almost ready to toss this phone out the window.
    And now my phone barely charges with the charger it came with.

    • John Garlits

      Just to hazard a guess, it sounds like something might be keeping the device awake all the time, which maybe you could solve. Charger problem sounds like maybe a hardware issue.

      • MacNificent

        This is my second VLGG2 (that was weird to type and say) and the both had the charger issues.
        I am by far in no means new to android (been rockin since the OG droid), but I never care to know how to find out what is keeping the device awake until now. How would I go about doing this?

        • John Garlits

          Hmm, bummer. Never had an issue with mine. Also charges using Samsung chargers, though it did not play well with my N7 charger. Maybe something different about the Vz variant? I know they changed the back buttons to metal.

          I mention the awake status because I used to have a big problem with that on my Gnex, and with that phone it meant the battery could go in a couple hours in the worst case, not 10 like the big-batteried G2. With my Gnex, it was actually related to the media scanner continually running, probably getting stuck on my own music files, and the big clue was the battery stats showing the media scanner as eating up most of the battery. There are apps out there that can give you stats on what is keeping your device in awake status, though I can’t remember the names of any specific ones off hand. Shouldn’t be hard to find them though. If you can nail it down to a single app or process, that would be helpful. You can then maybe just disable/uninstall the problem app, which is hopefully just some crap you don’t care about, like Currents, a carrier app, or some game you never play.

          Other than that, you might also try the Snapdragon BatteryGuru app, which could help you conserve a bit by reducing the frequency of app refreshes. It can do other battery-saving functions as well if enabled, but I haven’t bothered to try any of those. I think your problem is probably more serious than what this app would help you with, but every little bit helps, right? If you want to go more drastic, try Deep Sleep Battery Saver which can force the phone into sleep when the screen is off. It means you won’t get notifications during that time, but you can set it to allow updates periodically and whitelist critical apps for you. I had the pro version, really relied on it for my Gnex.

          Good luck!

          • MacNificent

            Thank you for your help and this info. I have used both apps, battery guru and deep sleep the pro version on my Verizon gs3. And they did work ( I didn’t like missing notifications with cell sleep). But the rain for me purchasing this phone was to rid me of my battery problems with my Samsung devices ( had the Verizon gnex before the s3). I will look for an app that helps me find out when my device is awake. but isn’t the point of having this awesome phone and it’s huge battery so that I don’t have to do things like this?

          • John Garlits

            You’re welcome, I hope it helps. You’re right, part of the point of this phone is the awesome battery, which is why you are still getting 10 hours even with the issues. I used to have to even leave FB off of my Gnex, but that was partly a RAM issue I think, not to mention the generally crappiness of the FB app. I got the G2 in part to resolve the battery issue as well as others. Based on my experience (though I have the T-Mo version) draining the G2 in 10 hours means it’s in pretty heavy use all the time. That’s what has me guessing something going on in the background like something keeping the device awake, unless you’re actually on it and using it constantly. The same issues would make a lesser phone nearly unusable, I’d bet.

          • MacNificent

            Well I’ve just installed battery guru and wakelockdetector and I’m gonna see how this goes. But from what i see on the sites that I’ve browsed,it seems as tho the Verizon variant has a problem with staying awake for 24 + hours. I’ll see in the next few days.. @brian

        • john

          The thing with the charger is that they are usually added along later considering where they export the phones to. Mine had a japanese plug for example. Now the lg g2 has a huge 3 ah battery and it also take a good bite out of it so you need a powerfull charger (mine has 1.8 ah output and charges the phone in about 2 hrs or less). If you are charging your phone from another charger (most vary from 300 mah to 750 mah) or from the usb of a pc you might get a slow charge or no charge at all since the phone will use more than it gets from charge. Also using a diferent usb cable than the one provided or similar (thicker or longer one, or an extender) might extend the charging time significantly

    • Brian

      I have a Verizon LG G2. I have nothing but praise for this phone. At the end of the day (7:30 AM – 11 PM), it still typically have 50-60% of the battery remaining. That’s with what I’d consider moderate use during the day, a few dozen texts, a few short calls, plus internet usage.

      • MacNificent

        I am not rooted &I still love this phone. It is the best android device I have ever used. And I still give it nothing but praises and will still recommend that anyone buy it. But I have not seen results like this since my first week of purchase. What settings are you running? & are you stock or rooted?

        • Brian

          I’m stock. Wifi and Data are always on. Screen brightness is at 50% and auto dims. Phone is typically on silent (no sound, no vibrate). Bluetooth and GPS are off unless they’re being used, which isn’t very often.

          That said, I have noticed that if I have GPS turned on the battery does die very rapidly (within several hours), but I’ve had the same experience with every phone that I’ve had, and I’m rarely in a position where I need GPS at all, let alone for extended periods.

          • MacNificent

            So yesterday and today is the first time that I’ve seen great battery results. I’ve been of the charger since yesterday evening at 7:00 PM. So that’s 20 g a

          • John Garlits

            Good to hear!

    • Jared Sabre

      I dont know if you have been doing this but I noticed it on my phone. I have been denying the OTA update for about 2 months now (I know just root already) because I havent had the time to root and get a rom. Anyway, when I deny the OTA update sometimes I notice that the Android System or whatever that generic process is will be the highest battery consumer and kill battery life. when I see this happen I reboot my phone and then have to deny the OTA update again.

  • JasonWhite

    1.5Gb?? I thought the point of Kit Kit was that it was less intensive. That seems huge and intensive. My girl’s upgrade on her HTC One was only 650Mbs.

    • John Garlits

      The bulk is coming from LG’s software on top of Kit kat, which itself is much smaller.

      • JasonWhite

        Ah. Well there you have it.

  • EnterTheNexus

    >Not saying cheers to the people who sent it to you

  • Colton

    idk where I’ve been but the actual phone (hardware) itself looks beautiful in that picture.

    • OreoMan

      That’s because it is my friend. I love my G2.

      • Brian

        Agreed, it’s so sleek! I’m fervently against skins and cases on phones, but I got a carbon fiber skin for mine and it only adds to the beauty!

      • Colton

        Guess every time I see it I’m more focused on the UI or the back buttons.

        side note: I read your comment as “the g2 is your friend” lol! which could be true..

        • OreoMan

          My best friend right now.

      • cizzlen

        I’m thinking to skip this entire year of flagships and just get the G2 already lol.

  • trixnkix637

    Not to be a debbie downer, but who bought an LG phone expecting decent update time frames? Don’t they have the worst track record out of all of the manufacturers?

  • teevirus

    It is taking forever to download this PC Sync tool. I guess the demand is high. LG G2 ftw.

  • J2886M

    Feel little noob like asking this, but can someone post link for proper way to flash this? My phone is rooted. Thanks guys, now if only I could find a way to bypass their tether cap. Oh well. Thank you

    • erico

      its best to use whatever recovery you have t o flash your backup stock rooted rom (im assuming you made) and then just unroot using this method. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2432476. then just download the lg support tool and flash the update through there 🙂

      • J2886M

        So I need to unroot to do this?

        • erico

          well its the way i did it to be safe. some people who tried to flash over their rooted phones have been having issues so i recommend this method. unrooting from stock root rom also makes sure that your computer reads the model correctly when going back to the stock firmware so you have no flashing issues with the lg support tool

  • me

    Imagine that phone with no chrome and no front LG logo.

  • lexicdys

    Verizon will come. If mine wasn’t a work phone, I’d put CM on it.

  • Dan Lopez

    Verizon, you douchebags!!!!!!!

    • flosserelli

      Two words:
      “Certification Process”

      • droidify

        That process only took 5 months for the Nexus 7 so we should have it by early Fall. Probably about the time 5.0 releases

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    So many OEMs are rolling out KitKatt around the same time. Makes me feel like they’re really trying now.

  • Manbearpig

    They need to bring some of the features the the Flex has like the multiwindow and sliding of the navigation keys to the left and right. Very useful features.

    • Ryan

      Dual window is available to flash. I use it for my vzw g2. Can split any app

      • Manbearpig

        With root? Haven’t done that yet

        • droidify

          He said flash….so yes, with root.

          • Manbearpig

            Has it become easier to root? Ive rooted phones in the past but this phone made me uncomfortable

          • droidify

            One click method on xda. It’s the easiest phone I’ve ever rooted. Reply to me to remind me and I’ll get you the link when I’m at my desktop. It is super simple. The xposed mods and the hacked wifi hotspot are definitely worth it.

          • Manbearpig

            Yeeah buddy!

          • droidify

            I just about forgot. Just match up your model and software version. The link has all the instructions and a video.

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  • Djacks

    I am shocked, SHOCKED that Verizon is the last to get this

  • litobirdy

    verizon….. verizon,….where are you, verizon, they’re always 6 months too lateeeeeeeeeeeeeee lol

  • WORM

    My Verizon G2 is jealous