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Will Verduzco · Sep 19, 2014

MultiROM Makes Its Way to the LG G2

Over the last few weeks, we've seen quite a few flagship (and former flagship) devices get to enjoy multiboot goodness. And as can be expected, the vast majority of these come in the form of unofficial ports of XDA Recognized Developer Tasssadar's popular MultiROM multiboot solution. Now, we can add one more notch to MultiROM's metaphorical belt, as the LG G2 has just been added to the list of (unofficially) compatible devices. This unofficial MultiROM port comes courtesy of XDA Senior Member patrik.KT, who brought Tasssadar's multiboot solution to...

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Samantha · Jul 23, 2014

Implement Split View in Your LG G2 KitKat Rom with Automated Installer

Some of you may have remembered a story on the Portal a few weeks back about a great tutorial on implementing the Split View feature into your own LG G2 KitKat ROM. Although welcomed by the LG G2 community, it wasn’t a very efficient solution as it required a ROM to be modified accordingly every time you have a fresh ROM installed, and it could only be undertaken by those who know their way around smali and baksmali editing. XDA...

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Samantha · Jul 13, 2014

LG G3 QuickCircle Apps Ported to the LG G2 as QuickWindow Apps

OEMs have been coming out with some pretty innovative cases and folios for their devices recently, two of which being the the LG G2 QuickWindow case and the LG G3 QuickCircle case. Both cases feature a screen, which when connected to their respective devices, display a range of handy information that you can quickly glance at without having to go through the actual phone. However, because they’re two entirely separate accessories, the apps they run are not interchangeable between the two. Wanting to get...

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Samantha · Jul 7, 2014

Learn How to Implement Split View into Your LG G2 KitKat ROM

A few months have passed since the LG G2 started receiving its update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat, and with it, G2 owners have been enjoying some new features and benefits. Unfortunately, the one of the most standout features seen in other LG devices, Split View, didn’t quite make it into this update. No need to panic, however. Those who have gotten used to the feature on the G2 previously thanks to a port from the G Flex can now enjoy it once again because XDA Senior Member...

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Conan Troutman · May 23, 2014

Need Help Updating Your LG G2 ROM to 4.4.2 Sources?

The LG G2 was always destined to have a difficult time thanks to sibling rivalry with the very similar Nexus 5, which was released shortly after the G2. Unsurprisingly, many consumers opted to wait for the Nexus-branded device over over the G2, despite the latter's slightly better specifications. Despite this, many have chosen the G2, and it has amassed a loyal fanbase and development community. One such G2 user, XDA Recognized Developer dr87, recently received a few requests for help from others in the community regarding the process...

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Will Verduzco · Apr 18, 2014

[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...

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Will Verduzco · Apr 3, 2014

KitKat Leak (VS98024A) Appears for the Verizon LG G2!

Although it's nearing its first birthday, the LG G2 is still a very high end, flagship-level device. As such, it has been shown some official KitKat OTA love in various regions, starting all the way back in November of last year for the Korean version! But while T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint variants of the G2 have all received their official 4.4.2 OTAs, the Verizon model has apparently been left out in the cold. No, unfortunately an official Android 4.4 OTA for the Verizon...

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Will Verduzco · Mar 31, 2014

[OTA Captured] Sprint LG G2 Receives Android 4.4.2-Based ZVC Update, Open Source Files Released

Right at the tail end of 2013, the Korean version of the LG G2 started receiving its official OTA update to Android 4.4 KitKat. After that, we knew it was only a matter of time before the update would make its way to carrier-branded variants of the device. About two months later, we saw the update appear on the AT&T version of the G2, which was promptly followed by the T-Mobile variant. Then five days ago, the update appeared on various...

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Will Verduzco · Mar 30, 2014

Mod for the LG G2 Brings 120 fps and 4k Ultra HD Video Recording

The LG G2 offers some pretty nice camera performance out of the box. Thanks to its 13MP sensor and optical image stabilization, both pictures and 1080p video come out crisp and clean. However, this is XDA and we don't ever settle for what's given to us by the OEMs. Instead, we tweak and modify our devices to make them as good as they can possibly be. XDA Senior Member xdabbeb recently created a handy mod for the LG G2 that gives it substantially improved...

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Will Verduzco · Mar 26, 2014

KitKat Arrives on Canadian LG G2 D803, Available as Full KDZ Update

You may recall that late last month the AT&T and T-Mobile variants of LG's flagship G2 were starting to receive their official updates to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. While the former arrived in the form of an incremental OTA update, the latter was disseminated as a 1.5 GB full KDZ firmware package. Luckily, we also covered how to create a flashable Zip from the aforementioned KDZ. Now the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update has appeared for Canadian carrier variants of the LG G2...

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Will Verduzco · Mar 22, 2014

US Carrier Forums Added for the Galaxy S 5 and LG G2

There comes a time in every popular flagship device's life when it grows up, finds an attractive carrier, and it makes many carrier-branded babies... Oh wait, I'm sorry. This is XDA-Developers, not Animal Planet. In any case, the story's essentially the same, but with a few minor modifications. Samsung recently unveiled its next generation flagship at Unpacked 5 in Barcelona just under one month ago. And even though the Samsung Galaxy S 5 has thus far seen mixed sentiment from consumers, the...

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Samantha · Mar 11, 2014

How to Make Flashable Zip File from Android 4.4.2 KDZ File for the LG G2

Not too long ago, we covered Android 4.4.2 KitKat making its way to the LG G2---or at least to the T-Mobile variant. Before it was available as an OTA, it came as a massive 1.5 GB KDZ file, the file type LG uses for their ROMs, much like Sony Xperia's FTF and Motorola's SBF files. One of the disadvantages with receiving an update this way is that there is only one way to install such ROM files. And in LG's...

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Samantha · Mar 9, 2014

Do More with the Bugged Xposed Framework on Your LG G2 KitKat with Source Code Fragment Compilation

LG G2 owners running the latest KitKat update will no doubt have discovered that the awesome Xposed Framework doesn’t quite work as well as it should be. If you’re lucky enough to have a somewhat functioning framework, you already realized that the majority of Xposed modules do not work, with only a select few working. With the Android experience becoming increasingly dependent on the Xposed Framework and the vast wealth of modules, this bug is certainly a bummer. Well, XDA Recognized...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 3, 2014

Nokia X Rooted, Loaded with Google Apps, KitKat Comes to T-Mo G2, 4K Video in Stock LG Camera – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.4.2 KitKat source code for the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 been released! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement that the T-Mobile LG G2's KitKat update is available as well and Android 4.4 has been leaked for the AT&T LG Optimus G Pro! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about adding 4k and 120 FPS...

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Will Verduzco · Feb 28, 2014

KitKat Arrives on the T-Mobile LG G2, Comes as a 1.5 GB Full KDZ Update

We are now four months past the unveiling of Android 4.4 KitKat. And over the course of the last month or two, we've seen more than a few devices receive official updates to Google's latest and greatest. Now thanks to XDA Senior Member Howie Dub, we've learned that the T-Mobile LG G2 is one of the latest devices to receive the KitKat goods. The update is unfortunately not available via OTA update. Rather, it's delivered via a 1.5 GB KDZ file that must be...

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Will Verduzco · Feb 23, 2014

AT&T LG G2 Also Receives Android 4.4.2 Update, OTA Captured!

Earlier today, we saw the AT&T HTC One receive the official Android 4.4.2 KitKat goods via an incremental OTA update. This update, which came in the form a staged rollout, started making its way to consumer devices early in the morning. Thankfully, a couple of XDA community members who were lucky enough to receive the OTA mirrored the update for everyone's enjoyment. Now, AT&T has started updating its variant of the LG G2 to KitKat as well. And just like...

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Samantha · Dec 22, 2013

LG G Flex’s “Split View” Ported to LG G2

We all should be pretty familiar with split screen functionality on our mobile devices. We've seen it become a defining feature of the Samsung Galaxy Note series with "Multi-Window," and Microsoft has integrated the same function into their desktop/tablet operating systems Windows RT and 8/8.1. In fact, quite recently, we saw the LG G Flex join the list with their "Split View" feature. And as expected of the XDA community, it's been ported to the LG G2. Ported by XDA Recognized...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 16, 2013

Korean LG G2 Receiving KitKat before New Year, France in Late January, Canada by Late Q1 2014

Up until very recently, we haven't heard very much about LG's planned upgrade path for its current device lineup---well, aside from an erroneous Facebook message, that is. But given that the Optimus G and LG G2 feature remarkably similar hardware to the LG-built Nexus 4 and Nexus 5, respectively, it's not unreasonable to assume that the updates are likely in the works. Now, LG has revealed on its official blog that the G2 will receive KitKat by the year's end...

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Tomek Kondrat · Nov 24, 2013

Improve Photos on LG G2 Photos with Jishnu’s Camera Mod

The flagship LG G2 was released not too long ago. Powerful hardware---almost identical to its younger sibling, the Google Nexus 5---places G2 in the top league of Android devices. But while the G2 packs great camera hardware, the stock camera software is a bit less than ideal. A camera mod released by XDA Recognized Contributor Jishnu Sur™ improves the photo quality significantly. For example, the stock camera app shoots video at 14 FPS in low light, which results in a choppy...

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Will Verduzco · Aug 15, 2013

Forums Added for the Moto X and LG G2

So the much anticipated Moto X launch has come and gone, and many power users were left feeling a bit underwhelmed. Packing a 1.7 GHz dual-core variant of the Snapdragon S4 Pro and a 720p AMOLED panel, the Moto X is certainly not in the same category as the class-leading flagships of 2013---or even 2012. Though with two ancillary processors working in tandem with the main CPU to process specialized tasks, the device's X8 "Mobile Computing System" is certainly its...

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