LG G2 Android 4.4.4 KitKat Guide: When to Hit Your Region and How to Install

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By Precious Silva | July 31, 2014 7:22 PM EST

LG G2 user will be pleased to find out that the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update is coming their way. Major US carriers like Sprint, Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile have all been reportedly been preparing for the roll out of the update to their G2s. For those who do not wish to wait for the notification or official access to the firmware, manual installation is always an option. 

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A sales assistant uses his mobile phone in front of mock LG electronics smart phones displayed at a store in Seoul July 22, 2014. South Korea's LG Electronics Inc said on July 24, 2014 its second-quarter profit rose 26.5 percent from a year earlier, beating analyst estimates, as the company's mobile business ran a profit for the first time in four quarters. Picture taken July 22. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

For now, the manual installation option is only available to Verizon LG G2 owners. Other owners may have to wait for third party developers to tweak the build to suit their network settings. The unofficial build of 4.4.4 requires Verizon LG G2 owners to learn about ADB programming. 

Users with ADB programming knowledge can proceed with the installation as noted by Auto Mobile. They only need to access and download the VS98012B KitKat ROM. The handset should be rooted already preferably through Autoprime. It is also important to back up the current Android version running on the device. This make it easier to return to the original platform should the user become dissatisfied with the update. Recovery tool should be installed while the device should be charged at least 80%. 

Save the bin file and change the name. Transfer the folder from the computer to the G2 device. Input the ADB codes to proceed with installation. The LG G2 device will reboot before running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. 

Disclaimer: Providers of the update cannot be held responsible for what happens to the device following update. Users can upgrade at their own risk. 

The LG G2 was released last August 2013. It offers the following features: 

-True HD-IPS + LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

-1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.2 inches (~424 ppi pixel density)

-Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.4.2 (KitKat)

-Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800

-Quad-core 2.26 GHz Krait 400

-Adreno 330

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A sales assistant uses his mobile phone in front of mock LG electronics smart phones displayed at a store in Seoul July 22, 2014. South Korea's LG Electronics Inc said on July 24, 2014 its second-quarter profit rose 26.5 percent from a year earlier, beating analyst estimates, as the company's mobile business ran a profit for the first time in four quarters. Picture taken July 22. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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