The Google Play Edition of LG G Pad 8.3 just received the OTA Android 4.4.4 KitKat update, which brought the firmware version number of KTU84P. Now, if you haven’t received the OTA release by now, or if you can’t apply the OTA firmware, don’t worry, as during the following guidelines we will be checking on how to manually update your LG G Pad 8.3 GPE to official Android 4.4.4 KitKat KTU84P software. So, for further info on that matter, take a look below and read what I have explained there.
Now, as we all know, when talking about OTA – over the air – updates we must mention some things like: the firmware is being offered in phases or gradually and sometimes for limited markets only; the update can be notified only by devices that aren’t rooted; and you need to have a WiFi connection enabled. Well, if you haven’t received the Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS for your Google Play Edition LG G Pad 8.3, or if you can’t receive the software on your tablet, don’t hesitate and use this manual step by step guide which will show you how to easily install official KTU84P OS on your Android device.
It should be clear for you that by using this tutorial you will flash the stock / official Android 4.4.4 KitKat KTU84P OS, which was recently OTA released by Google for the LG G Pad 8.3 GPE, so you are not dealing with a custom ROM or with unofficial updates that are only based on stock platform. Therefore, you have nothing to worry about; you will update your tablet with an official OS so the warranty of your handset will not get void by completing this step by step guide.
Moreover, the KTU84P Android 4.4.4 KitKat system can be manually installed on both rooted and locked LG G Pad 8.3 tablets – if your device has been previously rooted, after flashing the software, the root access will be revoked because all the factory and default restrictions will be reinstalled (also if you are running on a custom ROM, now the same will be replaced with the stock and default Android KitKat system). That’s why, this guide can also be used for revoking root access and for fixing a bricked or soft damaged Android device – the best will be to bookmark this tutorial as who knows when you will need the same.
Since we are talking about an OTA release, the KTU84P firmware is stable and smoothly runs on the Google Play Edition of LG G Pad 8.3. Users who have already tested the ROM mentioned that there aren’t bugs or issues and that the firmware runs without lags, force close errors and other problems. Now, The Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS represents only a minor update as the ROM doesn’t include new features, apps or capabilities; basically the software comes only with few stability improvements and bug fixes – though it is important to flash the same if you want to enjoy a stable and fast Android system.
The update process is not hard to complete, but you do have to pay attention as if you somehow manage to mess things up you can even end up in soft bricking your tablet. So, in order to avoid unpleasant situations from happening, read all the lines from this guide and then stick to the steps from below, without applying things by yourselves. Also, first of all take a look during the following list where I have described the pre requisites which must be performed before anything doing anything else.
- Make a backup before starting the update operation; in some cases after or while performing the manual update operation, the data which is saved on the internal storage memory might get corrupted or even erased.
- Therefore, in order to save everything that’s important for you, first of all save your data, info and personal accounts along with your market apps, contacts list, texts, videos, images, audio files or internet settings.
- In that matter use compatible backup and restore apps from Google Play or use suitable step by step guides by checking out our how to section.
- A computer, notebook or laptop is being required while your G Pad 8.3 GPE and its USB cable must be near you – a connection between your devices will have to be established at some point.
- On your computer the antivirus programs along with any other security protection must be temporarily deactivate because these tools might interfere with the update operation.
- Furthermore, on your tablet USB debugging option must be enabled – you can achieve the same by going to “menu – settings – developer options”.
- Check the battery status on your handset before heading towards other steps from this guide; if there is less than 50% power left, charge your LG G Pad 8.3 – if the device gets turned off in the middle of the flashing process it might also get bricked.
- On your computer Android SDK and Fastboot must be installed: learn how to install Android SDK on Windows or set up ADB on MAC OS X / Linux.
- Use this tutorial only if you own the Google Play Edition of LG G Pad 8.3. Do that because the KTU84P Android 4.4.4 KitKat update has been OTA released only for the mentioned Android based tablet.
How to Update LG G Pad 8.3 GPE to Android 4.4.4 KTU84P KitKat Firmware
- Download the update file from here and unzip the same on desktop.
- Then transfer your update file within the ADB folder under platform – tools directory.
- Connect your LG G Pad 8.3 GPE with your computer – use the USB cable in order to establish the connection.
- Go to the ADB folder within platform-tools and from there open a cmd window (press and hold shift keyboard key while right clicking on any blank space).
- In the cmd window type “adb devices” and press enter.
- The device ID must be displayed; if not install your tablet’s USB drivers and repeat the steps from above.
- Now, in the cmd window enter “adb reboot recovery” and press enter.
- Your tablet will reboot in recovery mode – from there you need to select “apply update from ADB”.
- Return to the cmd window and enter “adb sideload ff3c360e108c52aac952f10c3dd4c6c5ce66a3ce.signed-KOT49H.L004_user-KTU84P.L002_user_update.zip.
- The update will now be flashed on your handset; in the end reboot and that’s it.
If your LG G Pad 8.3 GPE gets stuck in a boot loop after completing the steps from above, just reboot your Android device in recovery mode. From there select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”. Then go back to main menu of recovery and pick “reboot system now”.
Congratulations, you have successfully updated your Google Play Edition LG G Pad 8.3 to official Android 4.4.4 KitKat KTU84P Firmware. Now, just test the new OS and see how it runs on your device. If you notice any problems, or bugs, don’t hesitate and share the same with us and with other users who might want to flash this ROM by using the comments section from below.