Android 4.4 KitKat update for Verizon’s LG G2 now available

Following in the footsteps of the models sold by T-Mobile and Sprint, the LG G2 for Verizon now has the update to Android 4.4 KitKat available. There’s a catch, however. It doesn’t look like the update has been pushed through to the over-the-air system, at least not yet. That means you shouldn’t expect your phone to notify you that the update is out – it simply won’t know.

The only way to get your hands on the new software, at least for now, is to use Verizon’s Software Upgrade Assistant, a piece of desktop software that only works on Windows. As you might expect, you need to use that to download and install the update to your phone, so a Windows PC with your G2 connected to it is a must. When you connect your G2 to a PC, the Software Upgrade Assistant should be one of the options that pop-up automatically. If that doesn’t happen, then you need to go into the Verizon/LG drive that should appear and locate a file called SWUpgradeLauncher. Launch that, and you should be on your way to a tasty KitKat treat.


The update comes in at 2 GB, which may be why it isn’t available over-the-air. Verizon may decide to roll it out over-the-air at some point in the future, so if you don’t want to go through the procedure described above to update immediately, you can always wait and see what happens.

Via Droid Life

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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