Verizon LG G2 Gets Android 4.4.2 KitKat Through Unofficial VS98024A OTA Build

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A couple of days ago, the folks at Sprint released the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for their LG G2 variant, and now we hear that Verizon is also close to pushing the new firmware to their model. In fact, an unofficial Verizon LG G2 Android 4.4.2 build is available for flashing.

You’ll need a bit of adb knowledge in order to flash the unofficial Android 4.4.2 KitKat VS98024A OTA build on your LG G2, but you should be able to do it fairly easy if you know what you’re doing. First you’ll need to restore your Verizon LG G2 to stock VS98012B firmware, then gain root access using ioroot from autoprime (or manually) without installing a custom recovery. Next, you’ll need to download the new bin file, rename it to dlpkgfile and push it to device in /cache/fota/ and run some specific commands in adb. Even though it sounds pretty easy, you shouldn’t do it if you aren’t sure that you know what you’re doing. For more details pay a visit to this XDA Developers thread.

You should also know that this build may not be the final Android 4.4.2 KitKat OTA build Verizon will release for their LG G2, therefore you should proceed with caution.

Anyway, if these builds have started leaking on the web it means that Verizon is very close to releasing the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the LG G2, so it’s best to wait for the official roll out to begin. When your LG G2 will be eligible to receive KitKat you should receive a system update message in the notification area. Alternatively, you may be able to find the new update in the Settings menu, under Update Center.

Judging by the changes brought by the Android 4.4.2 update that has been rolled out for Sprint’s LG G2, Verizon’s new firmware should arrive with KitKat-specific goodies like cloud printing, immersive mode, or transparent status and nav bars, plus other bug fixes and performance and battery life improvements.

Will you flash the unofficiall Android 4.4.2 VS98024A OTA build on your LG G2, or are you waiting for the official update? Please let us know in the comments section.

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  • Empyrean Tech

    Nice to see LG is keeping up with android and trying to stop fragmentation.

  • Elwood

    Just did this process the other day… Pretty easy but the op of that XDA thread left out the part about creating the recovery folder, /cache/recovery/ and then setting the permissions on the bin file to 755

    • Areyouf Ukingkiddingme

      Man, Elwood, thank you for leaving this info for future generations. It’s DOPE.

  • Areyouf Ukingkiddingme

    I’m waiting personally, I’ve heard rumors of a week or so, and I JUST got my G2, so I’ll just wait I think [=