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LG G2 Kit Kat (Android 4.4.2) OTA Approved by Verizon, Here is the Changelog

After seeing the Kit Kat (Android 4.4.2) update for Verizon’s version of the LG G2 become available through VZW’s Software Upgrade Assistant, we figured the OTA (over-the-air) update would rollout at any minute. Sure enough, Verizon has approved it and posted the changelog for build VS98024A, which means it really should be here with a couple of days, if not today for all to download. 

The changelog talks of color adjustment, magnification gestures, and a whole bunch of other minor UI tweaks, probably to add some consistency to LG’s line of phones on Verizon. Of course, it also mentions the update to Android 4.4.2, but nothing else specific in terms of what Kit Kat offers other than new white notifications in the “Indicator Bar.”

As you all know, though, Kit Kat brings a better NFC payment system thanks to Host Card Emulation, performance improvements, better location settings controls, visually improved music controls to the lock screen, and more. Kit Kat is a pretty major update, even if Verizon doesn’t seem to realize that in this list of changes.

Let us know if you are able to pull the update!

Head into Settings>About phone.

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Via:  Verizon
  • Rebecca

    Horrible update. Makes me hate my phone. Battery life sucks, I can’t send or receive picture messages. I finally did a factory reset and reloaded everything but it worked like it should until yesterday…..updated all on its own and now I’m back to hating my phone. What’s the deal with this stupid update? Verizon says it is Android’s problem, Android points the finger everywhere as well. I just want my phone to work like it should. I pay out the butt for this thing and the update makes is suck. Makes me wish I would have gotten an iPhone (and I can’t stand iPhones). 🙁

  • James Franco Perione

    Im having the hardest time trying to update my LG G2 White version. I tried the Verizon Software update on my laptop but no go then I went into my settings to do the OTA and it will go for 1 whole minute and say that there was a problen to try the update again. I’m starting to think its only availble for the black version as of right now. I activated a customers black lg g2 from Verizon and once it turned on the message came. (P.O.)

    • ytwokc5

      I am in the same boat. I updated 2 black LG G2’s on my account from my laptop with no issue. Cannot a third G2 (white) on my account to update with OTA or from a PC…. frustrating.

  • megawattage

    It’s terrible. I loved my phone – now I hate it. The battery like is cut by almost 2/3s (it is 1123am and I am at 75% already, with no calls or apps running!!!) and this dim screen crap is ridick. I hate it.

  • ipearlem_x3

    I updated my LG g2 (Verizon) and my battery drained instantly. My texts would not send. The blue circle in the message thread would pend for 20mins. I had the phone replAced with Asurion and the new device did the same thing within 3 days. I am currently waiting for a 2nd replacement device and I do not intend to update this one to the Kit Kat 4.2.2 I would avoid this update at all costs.

  • Stefan Teske

    Verizon & #LG confirmed software causing hardware problems that require replacement. Causes battery drain.

  • SamuelJF

    Ive updated and ive only noticed the minor changes to the appearance but battery life is the same. Im on my second charge in two days. Which both charges i still had a good 40% battery life. I will say i can noticeably tell that KK brought some performance changes allowing a faster over all UI experience. Nothing wrong yet!

  • Jerms

    Bluetooth is no longer displaying meta data in my truck since the update. Factory reset and repaired no luck. Anyone else having this issue.

  • Marni

    Finally gave in and let it download kit Kat yesterday, hating it ever since. Lighting dims or no reason, my icons are different, hate that all the info on the top is only white. Is there a way to back it out and go back to whatever it had before, jelly bean I think. Help!

  • austin

    The update screwed up google play music mainly while playing thru bluetooth in my subaru. The music just mutes / pauses/ and sometime stops. Also the song playing readout shows the next song that will play and not the current song. Its so clunky I started using the stock player.

  • Danu

    Received my kitkat update yesterday and are now having bluetooth issues. My Honda CRV used to read me my text messages while I was driving and also show me which song was playing on Pandora. Since I received the new kitkat it does neither. Does anyone know how to add these features back?

  • Tammy Fredette-Knox

    I am having extreme issues with battery drainage and lagging issues since the upgrade yesterday. Has anyone else experienced this issue and if so how did you correct the issue? Any help will be greatly appreciated. I am extremely frustrated with this as I loved the way my phone was before this update. Also, text messaging has been acting up and I have set my default to messaging.

  • Strash

    Woke up this morning to an update notification. Figured I’d let it run while I was in the shower. Came back to a bricked piece of plastic. The hard reset won’t even work…Thanks for taking the time to approve/review these updates Verizon.

    • EnterTheNexus

      if you had a custom recovery on then there’s your problem. Never take an OTA on custom recovery bruh that’s your fault.

      TOT/KDZ and restore that’s all I’m saying.

  • CC1980

    Before the upgrade my brightness was set at 75 and seemed fine, now I have it up on 100 and it still seems dim!

    • CC1980

      When the phone unlocks it brightness is OK then it gets dim, anybody else having this problem

      • HarvesterX

        I’m using lux do no idea

  • HarvesterX


    It seems that Verizon and LG completely forgot that a default SMS/MMS application needs to be set. Don’t get me wrong. I appreciate the Optimus UI and all that it offers, but if the LG Messaging app is not the default messaging app that you have set (maybe using Hangouts as I am), then “Messaging“ should not be listed in the list of QSLIDE apps available.

    The developers obviously realized this as trying to open “Messagingļ when

  • Jarel Shahim

    My battery is draining like crazy it’s pissing me of any body else having this issue

  • Adrian

    Ive been having battery life and lagging issues ever since i updated my g2 1day ago. Does anyone know how to get back the old software or make these problems go away?

    • EnterTheNexus

      TOT/KDZ back to 11A then update to 12B.

  • michael sanchez

    Wow no navigation or places.

  • dk

    I received the update today and it changed the screen and camera resolution. Everything looks discolored and no changing of settings has been able to get things to look normal. Has anyone else had this happen and how did you resolve it?

    • fp727

      I have a similar issue. I noticed right away the screen was darker than normal, even at 100% brightness.

  • br

    So why on other versions of lg g2 kit Kat they have knock code and full screen mode and not on verizon lg g2? ??? That’s what I was really looking forward too.

    • HarvesterX

      Full screen works on ours but only if the developers add the code fot it. Other KitKat variants allow the user to just select which apps to use full screen and it add the code for it.


  • kelly1519

    The recent news states that Verizon
    Communications Inc. gets vote of confidence from Morgan Stanley, which joins
    other sell side analysts in upgrading telecom giant’s target price http://bit.ly/1eGzqGR

  • Smeckle

    Is there a way to NOT have Android ask for location consent every single time I turn the GPS (now “Location”) on? I don’t need it on constantly but some apps only work if it is on.

    • HarvesterX

      Using the High Accuracy option and just leaving the GPS on shouldn’t have a negative effect as the GPS when not actively in use consumes little to nothing.

  • Austin

    Downloading now!

  • Daniel Kuhlman

    I lost root after installing this update. How do I re-root?

    • EnterTheNexus


  • Herman Holmes

    Fixed battery problems by taking it down to zero, recharging to 100%.Power off and restart, now battery is as before the update.

    • Jarel Shahim

      So you just drained the battery recharged completely and turned it on then off again or what did you do exactly

  • Ryan O’Keefe

    Anyone having issues with the auto brightness for the display after the update? Had mine set and it totally over compensates in low light and brightly lit areas! Had to turn it off!

    • huy9988

      Hi, I did have the same issue. Fortunately, I’ve figured out how to fix it: you have to turn the phone completely off (don’t restart, TURN OFF). Then turn it on again. Problem solved!! Hopefully it will work for you too. I was really frustrating with that problem. Now it’s fine again.

  • Samara Gopan

    Is there a way I can remove kit kat from my verizon lg g2? Visual voicemail won’t work. After being on phone with Verizon for an hour on Friday afternoon and an hour this evening, my voice mail was reset and working. Somehow my visual voice mail got cancelled. When I added it on–no visual or regular voicemail. Verizon said it was not the kit kat, but hard to believe. Help. I want Jellybean back.

    • jjjmmmhhh

      Mine ‘broke’ after the update, too. Very bizarre.

  • Jillxz

    I got this update last night for my Verizon LG G2 and LG put a skinned version of Kitkat 4.4.2 . Dialer not changed , icons no larger , No Google now page not there .
    The only changes I see are the battery icon is changed from blue to gray and the icons that are at the bottom of the screen , the line is gone. Someone told me I got a skinned version . I called LG and told them this and they told me I did indeed get the update , but that it is different on different phones. I don’t see any real change at all. At least not on my phone. I am very disappointed in this update as I was expecting something to change , but instead , I got a dumbed down version of Kitkat. Makes me mad.

    • angelycam

      Can you post a pic as to what you’re referring to?

  • bachinphx

    So downloaded it yesterday and already noticing worse battery performance. Anyone else?

    • Jillxz

      Yep. Me too

      • john555333

        Yes its pretty bad! Dropped from 100% to 15 in about 7 hours and I lliterally almost didn’t even use it. It was on standby. Waiting this much and we get an update that basically makes the battery way worse. I use to be able to go 2 days on one charge

        • HarvesterX

          That’s really bad man….I can go 6 and half hours, but that includes 5 hours 20 minutes or so screen on time gaming and surfing. I believe y’all are having issues though and have and will continue looking into it

    • Its like 1% a minuet at times! Just came here to see if i wasnt the only one.

      • Michelle

        Losing 1% a minute here too. On my 3rd complete recharge of the day since 9:30 when i made the terrible mistake of accepting the update. My phone is beyond jacked now. It would take a small book to list everything that is now malfunctioning on my G2. I’m pissed.

        • Mine seems to mostly be ok now. But sometimes i still experience huge drains with little reason. I dont have any other issues on my phone besides Tiny Planet and Editing in the googles gallery crashes it.

        • Dawna Quick

          The reason your battery is dying is because the global radio was turned on. Go to the phone settings and turn off the global radio.

      • HarvesterX

        I play Avabel Online all the time and am always writing on forums or surfing the net, so I can’t be much help. Before Avabel the battery easily lasted the day and often the next.

        Now, I get on average 6 hours on time which doesn’t sound good until you realize screen on time is average of 5 hours and 20 minutes, so nothing seems off there.

        I’ve used Better Battery Stats for last day and half and found nothing. There is a suspicious wakelock though that can be VERY long, but it’s just a service that runs while the phone is charging so that’s a non issue.

        Nothing is showing up in Settings » Battery either. Just Screen of course, then Avabel which is no surprise as I’ve never seen a game use do much battery, then Chrome, followed by Hangouts, SystemUI, etc. No Maps in there or ant other issues suspect.

        That’s about all I can do to help at the moment. KitKat (I believe I heard this info from this site) I thought was supposed to be 20% more battery efficient. Maybe that has surfing to do with ART, which unless you’re tired cannot be enabled.

        Maybe it’s just because it’s KitKat and you are reliving the enjoyment of discovering Android again…who knows.

        • blackfire13s

          If you have location services turned on, try turning location services to battery saving mode. You guys might have it set to high accurracy (which I believe are the default setting)

    • John Risso

      same here, any fix out for this yet? Thinking about going back to 4.2 or CM11

    • Adrian

      Ive noticed the same thing and its only been 1hour and my battery is already at 55% can you go back to the last version?

      • Daevos

        I noticed the same issue. I did a factory reset and it’s performing significantly better, to include the battery life.

        • Adrian

          Ok thanks i will back up everything then do a factory reset.

    • Windsor Newton

      Battery life is horrible! Really puts a damper on all the good updates. Sitting idle, task man cleared, went from 100% to 85% within 30 mins. Before update i might have lost 2%. Very disappointed.

      • bachinphx

        So here’s the progress report so far. I did a backup and factory restore. (What a pain) Charged to 100% and then did a restart. Battery life is now substantially better. I used only 1% with it on and idle overnight for 9 hours. (Your mileage may vary)

        • Windsor Newton

          I initiated a chat with LG support desk. The official statement:
          “2:02 PM
          I did
          checked the last report from the LG Electronics customers and technicians and it
          seems that there is no recall or known issue on this phone acting like that
          after the update, sorry.”
          Has anyone else opened an official complaint?

          • FRUHD

            The only thing worse than the incompetent Verizon “technical” support is LG. I would have had better results asking my toaster.

          • Reisha Walton

            Verizon said the same thing “your the first person to have this complaint” I’m awaiting my 2nd replacement device because of this update.

  • Hector Abreu

    Anyone else seeing this vutalk icon pop up when making a call?? What the heck is that?

    • HarvesterX

      I’ve heard people bringing this up, but I have absolutely no clue what anyone is talking about. Maybe I have the app responsible for this disabled…

      • EnterTheNexus

        It’s a messaging service for LG users. It’s pointless though.

  • Artune

    Guys now we can use the Google Now Launcher since we are on KitKat. It’s on a old Droid life page. With it we can now say “Ok Google” at the home screen and it launches the GN. http://www.droid-life.com/2014/02/26/download-google-now-launcher-version-1-0-9/

    • Jillxz

      I don’t have that. I can’t say “Okay Google Now” Google now don’t have a page in my OTA download. My display pages are all the same as they were with Jelly Bean.

    • HarvesterX

      Works like a charm. Unfortunately I still prefer Nova. Now, if those icons could be resized then possibly yes.

  • Xcalibur1011

    I want to update, but I hear the battery life is now terrible.

    • EnterTheNexus

      No it’s not. I’m getting excellent battery life.

      • sam browning

        i am getting good battery life two.
        but was not able to get the latest version of twrp to install properly got black screen in recovery mode and had to reflash back to stock config.

    • Jarrad TexasMade Blackshear

      You have to let the battery cycle a couple of times after the update, then you should be back to normal battery life.

      • angelycam

        I hope so cause this is ridiculous! Since update I’m losing battery fast and it used to last me 1 whole day with 15% to spare after streaming iheart radio 6 hours. Ugh!

    • Rickvill

      It’s almost as bad as the galaxy nexus’ battery. It sucks so much to the point i want to factory reset and go back to JB…

    • Michelle

      Immidiately following the update my battery went from 93% to 8% in an HOUR. My phone was also blazing hot (still is too…can’t make it stop unless I power it off completely). So powered down, I recharged fully and and in 3 hours it was at 4% with minimal use because nothing is working right anymore. It wont send texts on wifi or data at all, wont download anything from the play store. calls coming in dont come in right away, it phases in with the phone buzzing first, then 10 seconds later it rings, then 10 seconds later the screen catches up and realizes theres a call coming in and the answer button thing finally arrives so i can answer it IF the screen will respond (which it has quit doing on just about anything) and if voicemail hasn’t already picked up making me miss the call. Every single thing i do now is delayed 10-20 seconds before the phone responds. trying to type anything on the phone means i have to wait that long between each letter i press for it to register. I’ve only had this phone for 3 weeks and it has been the most beautiful 3 weeks with a phone ever and now i want to set it on fire.

      • srikanth raj

        Better change your phone. its defected piece..

    • HarvesterX

      I’m getting screen on time while surfing and playing games (Avabel to be exact) of over 5 and half hours with total on time of almost 7 hours. Avabel is a HUGE battery hog too. I think this issue is just the apps some people have that are battery intensive and that KitKat hates

  • Kim Loral

    Verizon has really been advanced these days http://j.mp/R3WzZa

  • Juan F

    Completed OTA update and somehow managed to keep root without any additional steps.

    • HarvesterX

      Do you still have a custom recovery? From what I’ve read on XDA a stock recovery gets flashed replacing any custom ones already there and breaks the loki exploit leaving us stranded.

      • Juan F

        Not sure. I flashed the ota and then checked root with root checker and it said I was still rooted.

        • HarvesterX

          I read up it some more and it seems IOROOT was updated earlier this month that added KitKat support. A new method of flashing TWRP is also out, as long as you can get it rooted you should be fine…which has me feeling much better and also shows how out of touch I’ve been this month

  • Rafy286

    Can anyone confirm if Google Wallet is working? I’m trying to keep my hopes up that it’ll work with my Note 3 Kitkat update whenever VZ decides to push that

    • mike770

      Google Wallet still works.

  • Ron

    I got the OTA one earlier today. good thing since I couldn’t get the software upgrade assistant to work

  • Jeff Jones

    Visual voicemail is not working after update

  • Mike H.

    The update is awesome. The battery life is terrible. Play music doesn’t consume the lock screen (maybe that’s a Google launcher thing) I think the update fixed the sensor issue I was having?
    Isis is now preinstalled for its uselessness
    Google drive comes installed
    And the ota resets your notification toggles

    For me it was worth the wait so that now nova will have a transparent nav bar.

    • Jillxz

      Mine are all the same. Can’t tell they have been reset. In fact I can’t tell I even got an update except for the white/gray battery icon , poorer battery performance , and app s at bottom of display have had the line of separation removed. These are all the changes I have found. Oh and they did add “System Updates” to the settings . Its there after the ‘About Phone”

  • John Davids

    Can anyone confirm that this update does not break the ability to crack the bootloader?

    • Jarrad TexasMade Blackshear

      It does not break that ability. Use IORoot 25 and the AutoRec for all your rooting and recovery needs.

      • HarvesterX

        That’s not what I’ve read over on XDA. If the information there is accurate then even worse is that the current loki bypasses don’t work anymore. I have no computer at the moment to test… If that’s true though it won’t being I assume before somebody has a new patch up.

  • Caveman

    Now get “Unfortunately, the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped” Other than that OTA upgrade seems fine.

    • Xcalibur1011

      I have the same situation, anyway to fix?

      • Xcalibur1011

        never mind

        • Caveman

          How did you fix it.

          • Xcalibur1011

            Swift key is the reason for it. I uninstalled it, rebooted and the message was gone .

          • andie

            I uninstalled Swift Key and rebooted my phone yesterday. STILL getting pop-up message today. PLUS a ton of other stuff going wrong today….I could write a book!!! This damn update has made my brand new wonderful LG G2 practically unusable.

          • HarvesterX

            Oh just for archival purposes, the SwiftKey Beta that was released I think around May 15th± addresses the gapps force close issue several people have reported and apparently is fixed. Well, at least in the Beta as of now.

  • Nicholas Quintana

    I want to get rid of the faded 4g LTE symbol when I turn the data off. Anyone know how to do that?

  • Jeff Broders

    Been running leak since last week, and it’s fantastic (especially if rooted). Xdadebb camera mod is unbelievable. 4k recording, 120 fps(720p), magic focus, etc

  • Rich Robinson

    Stock Root, deleted SUser, all Root Apps, Xposed and all modules, never did a recovery, received error code#: 0x1117008 five times. Did a Factory Reset and again got the error code. Can’t find anything online as to why this will not take – suggestions??!

    • TruEastSydeBoi

      Did you restore bloat apps you might of froze or uninstalled? You might have to just tot back.

      • Rich Robinson

        All that bloat bs came back on once I factory reset my phone. I’m reading about unrooting now but it actually looks harder than rooting in the first place! This is beyond frustrating!

        • rvstokes

          Same exact problem here…Let me know if you find a resolution. I will do the same.

          • rvstokes

            I don’t understand why we would even have to un-root if many on here got the update while still rooted.

          • Rich Robinson

            After about 3 hours of unrooting, downloading 3 OTA updates from Verizon (A, then B, then 4.4.2) I am updated to Kit Kat. Then i used the IOroot method to root again and install Xposed. It was a bear but it’s working like a champ now. I’d use this method “Installing Firmware on Verizon LG G2” found here: http://www.droidviews.com/how-to-restore-lg-g2-to-stock-firmware/
            The key that got me stuck is to make sure in your Device Manager that you match the same COM. Mine was set for COM2 in Device Manager and the LG FlashTool needs it at COM41. It’s easy to do but you just need to do it. Good Luck

          • Rich Robinson
  • qudwls6933

    Where are u samsung????

  • BobBob

    So far I have not been able to get “Ok Google” voice control to work from home screen (only from Google now screen) and the Immersive mode doesn’t seem to work in any games, kindle, etc it still has on screen buttons. I am missing ways to enable these? Also how do you all like the hideous Verizon Wireless tag on the notification pull down? Seriously Verizon!

    • Brian

      AFAIK, “OK Google” from the home screen isn’t baked into KitKat, it’s part of “Google Home” launcher.

      • Artune

        I just sold a Galaxy S5 to a customer at work today and the “Ok google” worked right from the homescreen, I was amazed! So I tried it on my G2 and total fail. Customer got a good laugh out of that.

    • joejoe5709

      Ok Google is a Nexus/Motorola thing as far as I know. Immersive Mode needs to be built into the app by the developer so there will always be inconsistency there. As with anything, rooting will take care of your problems. Check out Xposed Framework and within it check out G2Xposed, G2 Tweakbox, Gavitybox, and something like Force Immersive Mode.

  • James Cook

    Just showed up OTA in Delaware

  • Samsmome

    I have the white lg g2. Did the update this morning on my computer. Had no problems. I am running stock. So, for all the white lg g2 it can be done.

    • ChristianPasquariello

      it just boggles the mind that the case color would have anything to do with anything. Nothing suprises me however.

  • Richard

    Is anybody else having trouble with visual voicemail?

    • GJV

      Yes, it costs a bunch of money and Google Voice does a better job for free. That’s my problem with Visual Voicemail.

    • Tsabhira

      Refuses to work for me. Data service N/A, blah blah.

  • MajorDanger

    OTA pulled and waiting on the White LG G2..glad I didn’t have to deal with the software assistant..

  • Allen George

    OTA popped up on a Co-Workers phone. I’ve been running it since the sideload was posted on XDA like a month ago.

  • Allen George

    It’s about time — too bad the batter life on this update is WAY worse for me that the 4.2.2 update we had (12B)

  • Jason King

    The software update tool never worked for me, but after reading this post…immediately went to check OTA updates on the phone and it was available.

    • Jason King

      OTA was short of 700MB…not 2GB like the software update tool has. Is everyone else seeing the same thing?

      • ChristianPasquariello


  • ericpitt01

    Ota update downloading right now.

  • Nate

    I have to leave my G2 on 4.2….Radio recording software only works with 4.2. I just hope my VZW S4 will see 4.4 soon!

    • Fran

      I’m in the same boat as you I have a note 3. I wish I had a Dev edition, then I’d already have it. I want to try out that new google camera app. I tired the APK but it still wouldn’t work.

      • Jarrad TexasMade Blackshear

        The Google Camera is good but nothing mind blowing.. in all reality your note 3’s camera in my opinion is better

  • Voyageur

    Anyone know why the size of the OTA update is so much smaller than the one with the VZW Software Upgrade Assistant?

    • mike

      I believe the ota is just under 700mb

      • Voyageur

        Yes, the previous article for downloading the update using VZW Software Upgrade Assistant mentions that “the update weighs in at around 2GB”. I’m wondering what the discrepancy is between sizes and which method I should actually use to update my G2.

        • chris125

          If it’s anything like IOS, OTA only adds what is new, the other does a fresh install of the whole thing

  • ACR3597

    It appears the update is OTA because it just downloaded OTA for me

  • coolbreeze

    Screen shot

    • wagner

      Remove your Qslide for more space. In your Quick launch bar goto edit and uncheck the Qslide box. Profit!

      • Captain Spaulding

        Here’s what it can look like with root and Xposed Framework, G2 Tweaksbox, and G2 Xposed.

        • Captain Spaulding

      • cgmartin33

        I’m not seeing an option to remove Qslide…would love to though!

        • Smeckle

          Go to the quick settings edit screen and check the box for Qslide. It will add Qslide to your quick settings. Then simply turn it off in quick settings and then go back to the edit screen and uncheck the box to remove it completely. See the screen shot below. Check that box…the rest should be straightforward from there.

          • cgmartin33

            Smeckle…thank you sir…I appreciate the screenshot as well. Removed it from quick settings afterwards as well…looks extremely clean now. Moving on to Xposed next 😉

          • Jillxz

            There are no Qslide settings on mine. It says Qslide apps and you can unchek the apps , but no Qslide is showing to uncheck the Qslide. I wish I could do this.

          • maccham

            Add the qslide to your quick settings….it will be up in with the WiFi ,location and sound toggle in the pull down..then you simply uncheck it…where it looks greyed out no longer blue

          • Jillxz

            The Qslide apps that are in my Notification area are apps not settings. When I click the settings , it shows all those in the quick toggle notification area. It says when I click the edit Richnote , videos , Email,Phone,voice Mate, File Manager , Calendar , Cauculator Messaging. All these are checked , but their is nothing to unceck for qslide. These are the apps all checked on the qslide. No qside as an app to uncheck.

    • SplashMTN

      They kept the battery, wifi and signal strength icons blue? That would drive me nuts.

      • GJV

        He’s downloading the OTA, meaning he doesn’t have it installed yet. Icons are white on 4.4.2.

        • SplashMTN

          Can’t believe I missed that. It makes much more sense now.

    • qudwls6933

      I thought 4.4.2 get white color for the battery icon, signal icon, and wifi icon on the bar

    • Adrian

      Is there anyway i can get the previous software before this update?

      • RockLobster

        Me2. Kit Kat took a Shat on the specific email notify icons. Now it just a white @

      • Elaine Boyce

        Lol I am on phone no. 2 since update. The microphone in 1st one died after update so no one could hear me when I called. Not on handset, speaker or Bluetooth. While on phone with Verizon, I made a point to ask if the replacement would be updated they said no. I was ecstatic for 24 hours then hit startup menu and. . . Black and white! Still lags,”loss of service” is all I can see most of time, when screen loads is blurred at first now, have been on a charger for an hour. Plugged in at 9% now have a big 11%! Almost makes you wonder if this “update” which conveniently hit just prior to the g3 was more a marketing strategy than anything else?

    • Guest

      You should check that voicemail, it might be important

  • Coolbreeze

    Huge file, 31 minute download. Live in the NC area

  • Coolbreeze

    Getting update now over the air from Verizon

  • pubasnacks77

    Has anyone else noticed a slight battery drain since the update?

    • TJ Walsh

      Yes I did. So i let it drain till empty then recharged to full and so far this morning it seems back to normal/slightly better then when on 4.2.2. I have also heard of others doing a hard reset which helped as well.

  • Buckoman

    *Cough cough* Galaxy S4 *cough cough* I’ve been waiting for months and every other *cough* carrier has it *hacks up lung*

    Didn’t Verizon plan it for some time in January?

    • chris125

      Rumored for May 2nd

    • HarvesterX

      Has completely nothing to do with the OTA KitKat release for the LG G2. Congratulations on randomly jumping into a topic just to promote a device.

      • Buckoman

        Easy, Chopper. I was just comparing devices’ Kit Kat updates with some mild humour. Congratulations on needing every article to focus on one thing and one thing only. If criticising other people’s comment choices rings your bell of fun on Wednesday night, that’s a tad sad.

        • HarvesterX

          My apologies mate. I reread what you said and realized I was having a moronic moment. Thought you were taking about something else. If you live close, I’ll buy ya a beer.

  • warenmac

    Downloaded the updated, but it was unsuccessful when trying to install. I’ll try again. My phone is rooted, any ideas?

    • acejavelin

      You need stock recovery, TWRP/CWM/PhilZ won’t work. Also, if you removed too much or just the wrong thing it will fail. Best to restore via TOT/KDZ, take OTA to 12B, then upgrade to 24A, reroot with ioroot25, and enjoy.

      • warenmac

        I am using stock recovery, but I did disable a lot of stuff. Thanks

  • yankeesusa

    Does google wallet tap and pay work? So you can stuff isis in verizons face.

    • panicswhenubered

      I’m running Malladus 2.0.1 based off the 24a update and Tap and Pay works with Google Wallet.

  • Colin Batchelor

    Notification went off in my pocket, figured it was stupid Candy Crush or something, turned out to be Kit Kat needless to say I ran to my charger and hit “install now”

    ! It said 24 minutes, 35% done right now

  • DavidB
    • Anjulie

      David where are you? I left you a message regarding your gaming problem! I have the help lined up for you! Check our last conversation!

  • Dave

    so I’ve been complaining and waiting for months, and the difference is so miniscule. I feel sort of foolish.

    • Tsabhira

      But the transparent on-screen buttons. TRANSPARENT BUTTONS, MAN. (But seriously, that’s what I wanted. Superficial? Hell yes.)

      • Jillxz

        Mine are not transparent.

      • HarvesterX

        Neither are mine. Not in the Optimus UI launcher and not abscess l anywhere else. Mind sharing how you got yours transparent?

      • HarvesterX

        Somehow here I posted that mine weren’t transparent and asked you to tell it’s how. I’m a moron, they are transparent on the launcher…duh.

  • duke69111

    Does it add the recents key and does it include Knock code?

    • Jonathan

      Dying to know this too…

    • Atrain

      No to both.

    • Ron

      I was hoping for Knock Code, but no such luck

  • Has anyone confirmed any changes from the leaked version?

    • Jarrad TexasMade Blackshear


  • Rodeojones000

    Had this update for a while now, thanks to the fantastic developer following on XDA.

  • Ryan

    Downloading now. Wasn’t able to update through the windows method the other day. Something about LGMobileDL.dll missing error constantly.

    • keithsmith22

      That’s the stupid error I kept getting.

  • Aj Bastedo

    cant pull the update whats the procedure again to try to get it sent to you?? google services or something

    • Aj Bastedo

      nevermind..pulling it now…

  • BillySuede


    • The Narrator

      You’ll never get it

      • Havoc70

        No kidding, stupid ass Verizon

  • chris125

    Good to see this device finally getting kit kat. Took awhile, but should be a great improvement and if it’s the last update it receives, at least you have kit kat and the ability to get the latest google apps.

  • wagner

    I can feel the performance improvements, but that’s about it. If anything your can stop thinking about the release of kit kat.
    PS The notification bar lost the 911 icon 🙂

  • Rich Robinson

    Noob ?: Anyone know if rooted, no recovery, just Xposed, VS98012B can pull the OTA? Thanks in advance…

    • Rich Robinson

      Check that – just got the update!

      • Rich Robinson

        3 OTA downloads and 3 error messages installing. Deleted all Xposed modules and Uninstalled Super. Need help…

    • Milind Shah

      Yup but uninstall xposed before you start the update though, otherwise it won’t work

  • The Narrator

    improved visual voicemail and more bloat…. Verizon…http://www.reactiongifs.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/nevermind_nathan_fillion.gif

    • Milind Shah

      Man do you have like 1000 different links that are categorized so that you can pull one of these each time there’s an article made?

      • Dave

        He has nothing but free time on his hands, down in his mom basement.

        • The Narrator

          Be nice or I’ll tell your mom to not make you dinner while she’s sucking my cawk

          • Blue Sun

            “Hey, Ma! The meatloaf! We want it now! The meatloaf!”

          • Dave

            You’ve been a bad boy, your mom wants you to play with your daddy in the basement. No details please.

      • The Narrator

        It’s called Googling

  • Dan Lopez

    About effin time!!!

  • Mark Danner

    Unfortunately, it is still not available for White LG g2’s…. Grrr….

    • Cael

      How racist of them.

    • Ray

      Yes because the color of your phone determines the order of updates. Laugh

      • Ken Bosse

        there’s people all over the place saying the White G2 hasn’t gotten it yet. Strange, but thats what they are reporting

      • mike770

        I received the OTA as well. My G2 is white. Sorry.

    • mike

      I got it an hour ago. Mine is white. In ky. Perhaps it hasn’t hit your area yet

      • Mark Danner

        Yep! I just got it too here in California.

    • Rob

      My white G2 is updating right now.

    • Tsabhira

      I have the white one and it’s updating ota for me right this minute. Also in Cali.

  • litobirdy

    Is there a list anywhere for all the bloatware 3rd party apps we can safely remove using titanium back up after rooting? I want stock firmware rooted but w/o all the bloat

  • Alex Coldstone Simon

    downloaded it yesterday through the helper app on windows, already rooted again with ioroot25. 🙂

    • Guest

      did you “unroot” before download?

      • Alex Coldstone Simon


        • srikanth raj

          Common man you cant download OTA once you root/unroot the phone? i bricked my phone, all i have done is unroot and accept the OTA.

  • El_Big_CHRIS

    Welcome to KitKat 😉