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LG G2 Kit Kat Update Available From Verizon Via Upgrade Assistant

The LG G2 Kit Kat (Android 4.4.2) update from Verizon is finally available as build VS98024A, though you can’t exactly grab it over-the-air. No, sir, this update is currently only available through Verizon’s Software Upgrade Assistant, which is only available on Windows for LG phones. Sorry, Mac homies.

In order to update on Windows, all you have to do is plug-in your LG G2, then either wait for Windows to prompt you for an action or open a folder and look for a Verizon/LG drive to appear. In that folder, you should find a SWUpgradeLauncher app that will walk you through the steps to getting your Kit Kat on. 

The update weighs in at around 2GB, so it’s substantial.

No word yet on when the update will be available OTA. In fact, Verizon’s own support pages still do not show that the update is available even though you can manually update through their software upgrade tool.

The process is pretty painless, so don’t be scared to give it a shot if you have a Windows machine. I was able to do it just fine on a virtual Windows 8 partition on my iMac.

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Cheers Justin, Jake, adilson, and everyone else!
  • Pj Stargazer

    Yeaaaa, the kitkat 4.4 upgrade didnt go so well. No visual voicemail available after the upgrade. I spent 2 hours at Verizon last week, and on phone with Verizon engineers on the phone. Great. They sent me back to basic vmail cuz they didn’t have a fix, they didn’t know they had a problem. On 5/13/14 i tried to upgrade myself to Visual vmail, and still didn’t work. Another hour on phone with Verizon tech, he said the LG engineers would be out with a fix by the end of May. I noticed on my phone that to subscribe to visual voicemail, it is now called Premium visual voicemail (still $2.99 mo), and the setup looks different, but it is finally working. i received Vmail Error message that told me to go to Main>settings >application manager>voicemail> click on DATA box. REBOOT the phone. Then I finally had Premium visual voicemail, and it is still working. Verizon Tech called me today, I told him what I did to fix it. He was glad but they have been stumped.

  • kelly1519

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  • Chris Ramsden II

    I can confirm tap and pay with Google Wallet works! Went to the gas station to try it out. Verizon Kitkat, unrooted, 100% stock. I wasn’t expecting that out of the box, hats off to you, Verizon.

  • Tyler5477

    I got update ota at about 330pm… randomly checked and it was there


  • tyson184

    no BS – I was updating my LG G2 via the VZW Software update assistant and was in the ‘firmware update’ stage when my wife literally closed my laptop (not realizing what magic was happening) so everything froze up and i thought it was brick city.

    I was able to hard restart the phone but now I can’t get the phone to sync with VZW Soft assistant – I even uninstalled the driver and reinstalled, but the Assistant won’t recognize my phone – so the i can’t select it for the upgrade.

    What should I do?

  • andrewstuart81

    ATnT is leader of service provider its just a matter of days before this technology is crushed by atnt http://bit.ly/Rt1P91

  • Ron

    For the record it’s now available OTA even on a LG G2 white. (and it’s much smaller than 2G. It’s about 700MB)

  • Tyler

    Just got it OTA

    • maciquatk

      me too

  • ramvoo78

    Getting it now !

  • luis

    You can’t download this update OTA it’s 2GB!

    Be sure to dowload the LG usb drivers.

    Activate developer mode on your LG (Go to settings>About Phone>Software Information and tap on build number until you get a prompt on the bottom of your phone saying “You are now a developer”)

    Go to developer options in settings and check usb debugging.

    Connect your phone to your computer and open up your computer folder and under the devices and drivers section there should be an option saying LGdevices or something like that.

    Open that up and click on verizon software upgrade assistant at the bottom.

    Once that’s open it should detect your phone and prompt you there’s a new update available and begin downloading it.

    • luis

      I forgot to add that once you connect your phone to your computer change your connection setting on your phone to internet connection then select modem

      • ChristianPasquariello

        i just downloaded the update to 4.4.2 ota and it’s 664mb. WTH?

        • snn5

          Mine too…NOT 2GB

  • DavidB

    White G2 stock in Northern Virginia.
    Tried these methods from two different PC’s with every type of USB connection mode and fail.
    Finally gave up. Let battery charge to 100% and for grins did an OTA upgrade check. A 670MB upgrade is downloading now.

    • snn5

      670mb is a far cry from 2GB….i wonder why some of us got that smaller OTA.

  • Chris

    I’ve got the software assistant downloaded but it doesn’t see the phone when I connect it, but then Windows asks me what do I want to do with the device I just connected….grrrrr…..any thoughts?

    • Chris

      I just got the ota update, took about 15 minutes, but I am now running kit kat

  • Juan Vargas

    What USB cable are u guys using?….the one that came with the phone?

    • misterbill

      Doesn’t matter, but yes that will work.

  • Juan Vargas

    It doesnt work for me!!!!

  • panicswhenubered

    Oh look, ISIS Wallet… the first thing I removed after rooting my G2 🙂

  • John Waite

    Auto Rec works for flashing recovery, painless


  • Elliot Gardner

    One note… if you haven’t done it before, you have to download the LG USB driver for Windows for your phone to show up as a CD/DVD drive – http://tool.xcdn.gdms.lge.com/dn/downloader.dev?fileKey=UW00520120427

    • misterbill

      Thanks. That is important info that was missing.

  • Kevin

    Rollout starts today for OTA.

  • keithsmith22

    Why would I keep getting this? It won’t open the update tool.

  • Alberto Vilanova

    I have the white G2 and it doesn’t show up in the upgrade assistant. I tried unplugging it so many times and it still doesn’t work. Tried every option and still won’t show up. Looks like I’m going to have to wait until the OTA.

    • David Burns

      White G2 stock here also.
      The Upgrade Assistant software installs and runs, then goes through a “Checking Device” process 3 times. But nothing ever shows up after that on the “Select a device to upgrade” screen.

    • Samsmome

      I too have the white lg g2. After everything installed, I unplugged my phone waited a few seconds and plugged it back in. It then showed up. Installed, so far so good. 1 other thing I did was use my hotspot to download the update to the computer instead of home wifi. I pay extra for it, so why not use it. The whole process was about 1/2 an hour. Hope this helps. I also have unlimited data.

    • snn5

      Most all us White phone owners had to wait for the small 670mb OTA.

  • G2 help

    This isn’t working for me. How does one get this to upgrade?

    • pubasnacks77

      Took me a couple of tries before finally going through.

    • G2 help

      well finally got this to work. At first I was selecting a connection type (mtp, charge etc) and then checking for upgrade. Nothing happened no matter how many times i unplugged/plugged back in. Then I decided to not actually pick a connection type and check for upgrade….after 2 unplug/plug in’s…it finally recognized my g2 and its upgrading as we speak

      • Aj Bastedo

        What is the default set at under PC connection? When u do this

  • None

    got the Verizon/LG upgrade software to work but after it check my LG G2 it said no upgrade available 🙁

  • gpaine

    Anyone having issues with their phones running kitkat? Any known bugs yet?

  • AboutDamnTime

    Mine is working. My antivirus blocked it the first time so I turned off antivirus until reboot and plugged it in again and the update is downloading and should install.

    • ThatsHot

      Installed fine.

  • will

    It says an update is available, but then it says “Please, check your internet line and execute program again.” because apparently the program was made in 1992. I’ve tried on every different setting on the phone (charge only, internet connection (modem and ethernet), etc) and I’ve tried on wifi and hard ethernet line. Anyone else getting this dumb error?

  • Artune

    Working great after the first try. To get to it you have to quickly click the verizonCD whatever its called as soon as you plug it in before the drivers kick in. Once you do that, it will detect the update and the rest is magic.

  • angelycam

    3x downloading via assistant and while it’s downloading to pc at 2049 of 2129mb it restarts again…ugh!!! help!!

  • Ron

    It took me a while but I was finally able to open the updater. I then figured out it needs to be in Internet mode. It says “Checking device information” and no device shows up.

    • David Burns

      Same exact thing here.

  • Cael

    OMG Now people can finally shut up!

  • TJ Walsh

    Anyone see a decrease in battery life since doing the upgrade?

    • Jeffrey Jacobson

      Had no problem installing the update, but am also seeing a significant reduction in battery life. Please post if you are seeing decreased battery life and any solution, if available. Thanks.

  • Craig “Virtual Vagina” Oates

    Seriously? Get an iPhone. Any iPhone made within the last 3 years is running the latest software. It’s beyond lame the way Android makes its users suffer with antiquated OS’s. You are entitled to system updates and should not have to wait for them. It’s pathetic that an overdue OS update could be cause be cause for a party.

    • ChristianPasquariello


    • snn5

      Yeah, platform fragmentation does suck, but antiquated??? Really? True, we shouldn’t have to wait, but this is the way it is when you have 500 different smartphones, and 4 major carriers that all want to put their name on each update, be it a bug fix or an all new iteration.

    • droidify

      Yeah… Like my first iphone that only got two updates and they only had half of the new features each time. That’s great service. Go away troll.

    • Travis H

      I could say something similar about iPhones being sold at the same price as current gen android devices and still using almost 2 generation old hardware….. This is what happens when you put the same OS on literally thousands of different combinations of hardware M$ proved that year upon years ago, and what did Apple do? They kept the closed garden approach. Just like overly religious people every *insert brand name* ‘FANBOY’ pushes their belief upon other people and refuse to see nor listen to any other side with new information and generate their own thoughts.

  • ChristianPasquariello

    Someone on the Google+ LG G2 community stated they called Verizon and the OTA is supposed to start to roll out in phases tomorrow.

    • Kevin

      i dont get how a 2gb file is going ota, thats what has me confused about this

      • ChristianPasquariello

        ended up being 664mb.????

        • Kevin

          yeah this is confusing me.

          • ChristianPasquariello

            Let me know what you find out.

  • Serf33

    Anyone have any idea why I can’t get my computer to recognize my phone when I plug it in? Nothing shows up on My Computer, installed the driver numerous times, shows up in device manager saying access is denied and can’t install the driver

  • snn5

    Doesn’t work for the WHITE G2 models.

    • Manbearpig

      It worked on mine!

      • snn5

        REALLY??? You’re the first white owner I have heard that from ALL DAY. I know the LG Update Tool and the VZW Software Assistant didn’t work for me or many others. What’s the secret?

        • Manbearpig

          Had to have the white one waited weeks after the black one launched

          • snn5

            Well, I’ll try again tomorrow. Sounds like I’m not missing much anyway. Thanks for confirming that you have a white phone though, I was getting seriously concerned that the same thing was happening with VZW that happened with T-Mobile and AT&T. their White models didn’t get the update, unless it was much later.

          • Manbearpig

            Yeah not that much of a difference. There is a slightly increase is all around snappyness.

          • mike7440

            I also have a white one and have tried everything. Can’t get this to work.

        • djh06

          I have tried PTP, MTP, Internet Connection and Charge Phone connection types and all say my WHITE phone is up to date/

          • Ron

            Mine doesn’t say up to date, it just doesn’t show any device.

          • Joshua Kephart

            same here

    • djh06

      how is this possible? No upgrade showing for the White LG G2

      • snn5

        Finally, other people are seeing what I’m saying. Android Central thinks I’m making this up.

    • gpaine

      Shows up for me. I’m holding off until I hear it’s generally bug-free. I wonder if the update is rolling out based on sell dates or manufacturing dates? That would place the white behind most of the black phones. Just a theory.

  • Jordan Dewey

    Thanks DL! Worked without a hiccup

    • osp422

      how did you get yours to work. I tried everything and no success at all.

      • Jordan Dewey

        After plugging my phone into my computer (windows 7) i was prompted to run the verizon update assistant exe. after downloading and installing that, i was able to go to it in the tray in the taskbar. Onced opened I got the screen that is posted in this article. From there I clicked the red update button and let the program do the rest. I had the usb setting set to “Charge only” the whole time on my phone. The program changed it itself as needed. My phone automatically installed the update, after the computer downloaded it, then rebooted as usual. Done

  • Aj Bastedo

    is it possible this isnt working for some becuase its a staged roll out…im able to check for an update but it says its up to date

  • Kevin

    this process is NOT painless

    • ChristianPasquariello

      it doesn’t work. Maybe Skrillex can chime in.

      • Kevin

        a how-to would be nice for the folks that seem to have the disappearing Verizon Mobile drive problem.

        • reficurg

          This is the issue I’m having, quite annoying. Figure I’ll try again tomorrow at some point.

        • Not sure if this anwers your questions but might give you some insight https://plus.google.com/106888662494252022903/posts/i7HFBDEntPZ

          • Kevin

            no luck for me, what happens is i can open the Verizon Mobile drive (as long as i click fast enough) then i try to start the install process and the install screen either stays on “Installing” or just closes itself out once the drivers update as an LG device (and the Verizon Mobile drive goes away)

        • Mike

          Same here. I’ve tried everything I can think of, still disappearing.

          I fear my hpone will not last much longer at the rate it’s being smashed.

          Hopefully someone figures it out and shares with the class before this is in pieces 🙂

          • Tony

            I had the same issue with the disappearing drive until I tried a PC that I did not have the LG USB driver loaded. My guess is that it has something to do with the drivers being loaded and windows recognizing that.

          • ChristianPasquariello

            So then deleting the drivers should work so long as you select before they install.

        • Kevin

          I got it to work on my XP computer last night, it was still tricky though and i’m not sure how/why it worked this time. sounds like the OTA rollout is beginning today according to google+ verizon customer support.

  • EnterTheNexus

    He didn’t tell you all that this deletes everything since this is a KDZ. It also returns you to completely stock. If you’re rooted + custom recovery, flash http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2715408 or http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2711668 for stock debloated + rooted + keep custom recovery!

    • Chris Choncek

      If you’re just on stock, does it wipe the phone?

      • I think he ment to reply to someone. If you’re updating stock to stock 24A youre fine.

    • Ryan

      It deletes everything? Even if you’re stock?

    • Manbearpig

      Does not wipe phone if you are stock! No issues!

  • Update screen knows my dirty secrets! D:

  • Update screen knows my secrets! D:

  • Guest

    Update screen knows my dirty secrets! D:

  • Chris Choncek

    My version says to update to VS98012B….anyone else seeing this?

    • Chris Choncek

      Forget it. It’s just showing the version I’m on. DUH!

      • aye_winchell

        don’t sweat it, i did the same thing for a minute, i was like wtf, oh wait…

  • Guest

    Update screen knows my secrets! D:

  • bobbyp
    • Chuck Ehrlich

      So how do you install 2 zips?

  • ezpotato


  • Bloo

    Sick homescreen

  • Can’t get it to work

    I get the virtual CD drive, run the application (see it in task manager), then after about 20 seconds, the drive and the exe goes away. Oh, and annying messages about the device can perform faster with a superspeed connection. Tried three USB cables, all connection options (MTP, PTP, Charge only, Internet). Stock

    • Timothy Robinson

      I’m having the same problem. A LG Verizon Icon appears for about 1 second on my computer, but then goes away

      • Kevin

        i’ve gotten that to open but then no luck getting anything installed as far as the software update install goes… havent even gotten to the point where i can download the actual update itself

        • ChristianPasquariello

          i can install the updater but then thats it.

          • BostonB

            Set the phone to internet Ethernet mode

          • THRLCKDKN

            Not working – i assumed it needed to be MTP?

          • THRLCKDKN

            I just did but now and replugged back in – no dice. This is crazy. Just WORK!

          • Kevin

            same here

          • ChristianPasquariello

            did that and now when the installer runs, it says checking the device information, then…… nothing. wtf.

      • aye_winchell

        chek your system tray, mine does the same thing but un the sys tray (by the clock) there is an icon, if you click it it opens the upgrade assistant.

  • Rodster

    Anybody know how to get the software update tool to install in windows? When I plug it in it just installs drivers for the internal storage.

    • ChristianPasquariello

      Giving you that would make too much sense.

    • Did you select MTP on the phone when you plugged it in? Don’t.

  • Aj Bastedo

    cant get this to work…i click on the swupgradelauncher app and it just send me to a webpage for back it up any ideas? completley stock

  • grayson360

    What if I have twrp installed, a custom camera software, rooted BUT the stock ROM? I have changed any software except for the camera. Do I have to go through all of the stupid unroot unthis unthat process or just download and boom?

    • I’m in the same boat. Rooted, cwm recovery (I thought it was going to be supported, its not) and stock rom.

      • grayson360

        It seems we aren’t getting any traffic or support. Any clues on your end?

        • from what I’ve read, if you have a custom recovery then don’t accept the ota/upgrade assistant. As for me, I flashed the cwm recovery using rom manager (like I have with all my previous android devices) and if I boot into recovery, its the stock android recovery with the red triangle. So, I’m in sort of a limbo if or not I have cwm recovery. Not taking any chances, I’m just going to flash my phone completely stock and lose everything, just so I can update to kitkat.

          • grayson360

            Gotcha…. and this is where I wish I knew what I was doing. I have no clue how to completely go back to stock haha.

  • BTLS

    Will I need to unroot to get this? I just ordered a used G2 that is rooted this morn… I’m more concerned with free tethering than anything else…

  • Timothy Robinson

    Ok so am I missing something. I can’t find the back up assistant on Verizon’s site. Can anyone help with a link.

    • Its not a thing you can download its on your phone.
      Plug in your phone and do not select anything on the phone, just set it down.
      Windows should ask you what you want to do, select the autorun for the software updater.

      • ChristianPasquariello

        Doesn’t work. Tried it on 2 PC’s. No software updater is selectable. What am I doing wrong?

        • Kevin

          are you at work?

          • ChristianPasquariello

            No. Is it because I’m on a home network?

          • Kevin

            shouldnt be, leave “my computer” on the front of your screen, unplug and plug in again, for some reason the “verizon device” popped up and disappeared quickly, but it’s clickable to open

          • ChristianPasquariello

            Thanks that worked! “For some reason..” Yeah for some reason Verizon are a bunch of cvnts.

          • Kevin

            good luck, i’m having trouble with a full install of just the update software, not even the update itself

          • Don’t know. Coudlnt get it myself. Unplugged and pluggedin a few times. Then the time where i didnt select a mode I had a popup where it asked me if what i wanted to do, there was the Verizon sofware update at the top being detected as an autorun.

      • Timothy Robinson

        Thanks Jared. I saw your other replies. I’ll try the no touching thing. Hope it works.

  • James Hill

    What gives, mine says that the phone is up to date? I’m on 12b.

  • Daniel Walker

    Anyone try this with there Note 3 to see if it pulls an update.

    • jboogie1289

      Hmm, interesting. I just may have to give it a try.

  • Neil Ostrander

    Kellen – have you been able to either maintain root or re-root?

  • Chippah

    Just Flash XDABEBB’s version of 24a.
    LG dropped the ball on the updating camera features/performance.
    XDABEBB made it awesome.
    120fps slowmotion.

    • ricardo_r21


    • Rodeojones000

      You speak the truth.

      • joejoe5709

        Have you tried it personally? Pretty stable and full of awesome?

    • rfranken

      Which version are you running?

    • K

      Xdabbeb’s mod is very awesome. Magic Focus is another great feature.

      • What is magic focus? Is it selective focusing, like what Google added to their new camera app?

        • Chippah

          Sorta –

    • joejoe5709

      Definitely doing this. I don’t think it wipes the phone either which sounds awesome.

      • Chippah

        If you are on Jellybean, Taking the straight up OTA is silly,..

        This means if you want Twrp recovery, then you will need to pull out ADB
        and start writing partitions for the correct bootstack.

        12b to 24a, – BETTER than the OTA in everyway with a simple flash?
        How coudl you go wrong?>

        • joejoe5709

          Worked like a charm. Still takes a bit to get some things back in order especially with Xposed, but everything seems stable.

          I’m having com.google.process.gapps stopping with every reboot. Not that’s a terrible thing though. I’ll find a fix tonight.

          • Mike

            My experience has been similar. Xposed doesn’t seem to be able to change any of the status bar icons with a number of modules I’ve tried, including G2Xposed. Other parts of G2Xposed are working, though. I’m also getting the com.google.process.gapps stopping upon reboot.

          • joejoe5709

            I finally uninstalled and reinstalled G2Xposed and started fresh. Now it’s working. That seemed to work. Gravitybox has a KK version you’ll need to start fresh with. Haven’t figured out the gapps error. It doesn’t seem to be fatal thank God. Someone on XDA said it’s Swiftkey messing it up, but I don’t use Swiftkey. I went into just about every Gapp I could think of and everything seems dandy. Weird.

          • Mike

            I tried reinstalling g2xposed but still can’t change status bar icons. I guess I’ll look around more tomorrow.

        • John Waite
    • spickle

      Chip Chipperson!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Manny Alvarado

      Gotta agree with you here…except Ive yet to get slow-mo video to actually record in slow mo. But beyond that, the camera is miles better.

    • Ben Schoon

      Using it and love it! Works incredibly well!!!

  • Chippah

    STILL 24A?!?!

    AAAAAAAHAHAHHAHAHA suckers who waited for “official” release.

  • 18footJ

    Phew! Glad this happened. For a minute there I thought the G3 would be released and the G2 would be stuck at 4.2 forever.

  • riggaman

    I updated but noticed the emojis in Hangouts now default to the LG emojis when you send a message. Anyone know how to bring back the Google ones?

    • SplashMTN

      I’m on AT&T and mine did the same when I updated. I really don’t like LG’s emojis. I don’t use emojis very often, but when I do I prefer Google’s.

      • BobbyG

        I don’t always use emojis. But when I do, I prefer Google

        • The Dude

          Stay IM happy my friends?

  • ceejw

    Wow, that took way too long. I almost bought a G2 last year but ended up going with a Moto X. This kind of stuff reminds me I made the right decision.

    • The Narrator

      Verizon’s a b!tch to work with when it comes to updates.

    • EdubE24

      It was a late update, but I’m still taking the G2. That phone is a beast!!

  • The Narrator

    Okay i’m doing it. What wallpaper and widget is that?

  • Quinn

    what clock widget is that…!?

    • Apostrafee

      Elegante UCCW skin i believe

  • Sam

    and still no S4

    • Mike Aurin

      If the phone wasn’t pretty damn decent on it’s own I’d be upset. I really only want the white notification icons. Everything else about the phone doesn’t make me feel like I’m a version (or two) behind.

    • T4rd

      I’m wondering if it’s because of the 4.4.2 camera/battery bug that plagued the Nexus 5 and Moto X. If so, it’s probably best that they don’t update it yet. Not sure if it has affected other GS4s that got the update.

      • Gato Mafioso

        Never had that camera battery bug on my X. Either way it’s still better to push out a bug free update rather than be like ATT and rush it out only to have bugs and require yet another update.

        • T4rd

          It has definitely affected some Moto X users. I’ve seen some news posts and forum complaints about it since the update.

    • hkklife

      And still no Note 3 either. It looks like the old Moto RAZR HD & M line will be next up for KK. Something tells me that we may end up waiting a looooong time for 4.4.3 (or later) on the legacy Samsung devices (Note 3, GS4, GS3, Note 2), with VZW just hoping that at least a handful of folks get fed up and pay full retail or enroll in Edge so as to get the “latest” tech on the GS5.

      • Josh P.

        I’m not sure if this means anything but… they updated watchon for note 3 in the play store to make it KK compatible. Also… a KK version for the S4 Leaked the other day. I’d say soon… but I said that when I had an Eris 5 years ago about getting 2.1.

      • Bigsike

        Well I’m out of VZW as of next week with no Note 3 updates and the ridiculous locked bootloader I’ve had all I can take. Off to TMO I go 🙂

  • Guest

    time to re enable it

  • FINALLY!!!! Can I stop getting random reboots on my CM 11 nightly now?!

    • EnterTheNexus

      There’s been a CM11 build out that’s fixed those and SODs.

      • Oh wow i haven’t updated my nightly in a while because I was waiting for this. Will it be even more stable after this release?

        • James Heyneman

          I’m using the one from this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2702958

          I’ve had it installed for 5 days, no random reboots or lockups. I’ve only had a handful of Bluetooth glitches where it randomly turned off and then back on but absolutely no other issues.

          • Nice! How’s that different from CM11 nightly? Is it from a diff source?

          • James Heyneman

            It was built including the underlying stuff for the 4.4.2 OTA. That hasn’t been merged into official yet because nobody know if 24A was a final build..

          • James Heyneman

            Sorry for the late reply, apparently I don’t see my disqus notifications. It uses files from the 4.4.2 OTA for better compatibility.

  • Thomas

    Verizon what about the Note 3? Hello? Anyone?

    • Pdewet

      I feel your pain and I am getting kinda mad myself. Leaked documents way back showed it was set for Jan 29th…its now April 17th.

  • JDHokie

    I updated this way. I was rooted (no recovery, no custom rom) and lost root access but the update was applied.

    • ezpotato

      Okay, so i will not be doing this till we have G2 Root for Kit Kat. I need the root access.

      • John


        • aye_winchell

          if i had to guess, i would say they are using xposed modules to customize their UI, that’s what im doing, my phone is pretty close to stock android, that being said, i’m going to go ahead and do it anyway and try my root method from last time were i just added the 12B line in the text file and ran the root tool and it worked, whats the worst that could happen, i get stuck with semi-crappy UI for a couple days or whatever.

      • Heywood Jablome
      • Jem
      • Joshua Mowry

        Same here!

      • Droid_Junky

        Go look at the Verizon section on XDA. We already have Kit Kat with root and custom recovery. Check out Malladus.

  • Rob


  • Mike Aurin

    That home screen looks awful. Not the widgets or the wallpaper. The 7 mismatched icons in the dock and the status bar with a plethora of eye sores.

  • Ben Schoon

    Can I flash this and keep my root/recovery?

    • Joshua Mowry

      Wanting to know the same thing!

    • AnyNom

      Bueller? Anyone?

    • Does not seem like it. SuperSU said there was no SU binary installed. I didnt try anything like OTA Rootkeeper though :/

      • DERP

        Rootkeeper doesn’t work with KitKat, last I checked.

  • JP

    No OTA? WTF…

    • antinorm

      It’s ~2 GB, which would massacre your data plan if you aren’t on unlimited or wifi.

      • hkklife

        I still see no reason why they wouldn’t allow an OTA update that requires Wi-Fi. It’s not like this device is lacking in storage and has to have its partitions redone (like the 4.3 update for the Evo LTE on Sprint a few months ago).

        • +This. But it’s VZW so take em as you get em. What a terrible provider, but you’re terrible provider.

  • BobButtons

    Is this VS98024A?

    • imHOWIE

      According to the attached screenshot it is.

    • HarleyFan

      “The LG G2 Kit Kat (Android 4.4.2) update from Verizon is finally available as build VS98024A”

      • BobButtons

        Wow, I even read the article. I’m blind.