[OTA Captured] Verizon LG G Pad 8.3 Finally Gets Official KitKat Update
It’s been almost nine months since the LG G Pad 8.3‘s official release. At about the same time, Google released Android 4.4 KitKat and the LG-manufactured Nexus 5. While the majority of current generation devices have since been updated to Android 4.3 or 4.4, the LG G Pad 8.3 (Verizon variant) has been stuck on 4.2. Luckily, things have just changed for the better. Users of this mid-sized tablet should feel happy, as the Verizon variant of the device has been updated from Android 4.2.2 directly to Android 4.4.2 via OTA update.
The update codenamed VK81022B comes in at rather hefty 404 MB, and it brings lots of new features and bug fixes. The G Pad 8.3’s screen can now be unlocked with the new Knock Code lock, which was already available on other LG devices. Of course, all major features introduced in KitKat (Immersive Mode, printing, and so on) are available as well. A few previously reported bugs have been squashed, and hopefully this update will bring no new major issues.
From a power user’s point of view, you must know that OTA can’t be flashed using TWRP recovery. In other words, you’ll need to revert to stock recovery and stock firmware. Your device must be in vanilla state, so forget about root for the moment.
If you can’t wait for Verizon to push the OTA for your device, XDA Senior Member paperWastage has captured the file for your sideloading pleasure. If you are an LG G Pad 8.3 owner, you can visit the KitKat update information thread to learn more about this update and apply it on your device.
[via Android Police]