Will Verduzco · Apr 18, 2014 at 12:00 pm

[OTA Captured] KitKat Finally Arrives on the Verizon LG G2, Rooted Stock ROM Also Available!

Over the last few months, we’ve seen Android 4.4 KitKat roll out first to the Korean variant of the LG G2, and then to various US carrier devices such as Sprint’s, AT&T’s and T-Mobile’s. Many were left wondering when the Verizon LG G2 would get its turn. Then just about two weeks ago, a leaked build appeared for the Verizon variant. But now, the update is finally here in official form, though it isn’t quite as easy as a standard OTA update.

Just like we saw in the T-Mobile update, the Verizon model’s update is not yet available as an incremental OTA update. Rather, it is currently available in the form of a 2 GB complete installation can be installed directly from a Windows PC using Verizon’s Software Upgrade Assistant application.

But what if you don’t happen to own a Windows PC or you’d rather not bother with Verizon bloatware on your PC? Well, you can also download the KDZ directly from LG. But this is XDA, and we want root, right? Luckily, XDA Recognized Contributor MicroMod777 also cooked up a pre-rooted and debloated build that can be installed from any custom recovery.

Head over to the comments section below and the KitKat update thread to get in on the discussion. And if you want to update manually, either download the KDZ directly or head over to MicroMod777’s pre-rooted and debloated version.

[Many thanks to XDA Portal Supporter Titokhan for the tip!]


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willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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