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    Default LG G2: Update to KitKat after rooting

    I have my LG G2 rooted. I'm on 4.2.2. I've seen a method online to update to KitKat without losing root. I'm wondering if this is legit and/or a good idea. Any thoughts on the subject?
    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 03-30-2014 at 07:10 PM.
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    Default Re: Update to KitKat after rooting

    Are you referring to the method on xda?

    Sent from my LG-G2 running Carbon 4.4.2
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    Default Re: Update to KitKat after rooting

    Quote Originally Posted by SactoKingsFan View Post
    Are you referring to the method on xda?

    Sent from my LG-G2 running Carbon 4.4.2
    Not sure if this was on xda. Seems kind of risky though. Here is the link:
    Update LG G2 to Android 4.4.2 KitKat without Losing Root (D800, D801 and D802)
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    Default Re: Update to KitKat after rooting

    Quote Originally Posted by teamnowak View Post
    Not sure if this was on xda. Seems kind of risky though. Here is the link:
    Update LG G2 to Android 4.4.2 KitKat without Losing Root (D800, D801 and D802)
    You should have a nandroid backup in TWRP just in case something goes wrong. Not sure about the method from Droid Views.

    This method on xda allows you to have Kitkat, root, and custom recovery.

    [stock firmware][D80020c] recovery friendly D80020c - xda-developers
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    Default Re: Update to KitKat after rooting

    Quote Originally Posted by SactoKingsFan View Post
    You should have a nandroid backup in TWRP just in case something goes wrong. Not sure about the method from Droid Views.

    This method on xda allows you to have Kitkat, root, and custom recovery.

    [stock firmware][D80020c] recovery friendly D80020c - xda-developers
    Do you recommend it? What would be the advantages?
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    Default Re: Update to KitKat after rooting

    Quote Originally Posted by teamnowak View Post
    Do you recommend it? What would be the advantages?
    I would only suggest using this method if you're still on the 10d stock LG firmware. Otherwise, you would have to go back to 10d, root, install TWRP, and flash the files for this method.

    The advantage of using this method is being able to boot into 20c (KitKat) while keeping the old bootloader {compatible with custom recovery).

    Flashing a stable KitKat ROM might be a better option.

    Sent from my LG-G2 running Carbon
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    Default Re: Update to KitKat after rooting

    Quote Originally Posted by SactoKingsFan View Post
    I would only suggest using this method if you're still on the 10d stock LG firmware. Otherwise, you would have to go back to 10d, root, install TWRP, and flash the files for this method.

    The advantage of using this method is being able to boot into 20c (KitKat) while keeping the old bootloader {compatible with custom recovery).

    Flashing a stable KitKat ROM might be a better option.

    Sent from my LG-G2 running Carbon
    My software version is D80010d, so it looks like this is an option. What are the improvements though? Is it worth the trouble? I currently am rooted with stock and xposed framework.
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    Default Re: LG G2: Update to KitKat after rooting

    I didn't notice anything very significant when I had the KitKat update.

    (1) white status bar icons
    (2) screen color adjustment settings
    (3) GPS settings
    (4) knock on/off more responsive
    (5) more quick toggle options
    (6) slightly improved battery life

    It's probably not worth it if you're happy with 4.2.2 and Xposed.


    Sent from my LG-G2 running Carbon
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    Default Re: LG G2: Update to KitKat after rooting

    Quote Originally Posted by SactoKingsFan View Post
    I didn't notice anything very significant when I had the KitKat update.

    (2) screen color adjustment settings

    Sent from my LG-G2 running Carbon
    Does this mean you could make the screen warmer or cooler, color-wise? I actually preferred the warmer tone of the screen on the N5.
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    Default Re: LG G2: Update to KitKat after rooting

    Quote Originally Posted by teamnowak View Post
    Does this mean you could make the screen warmer or cooler, color-wise? I actually preferred the warmer tone of the screen on the N5.
    Yeah, there's a few color calibration setting that can be adjusted.

    Sent via Tapatalk from my LG-G2 running Carbon
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    LG G2 on 4.4. Kit-Kat
    Last edited by TouchPerception; 04-04-2014 at 08:48 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SactoKingsFan View Post
    Yeah, there's a few color calibration setting that can be adjusted.

    Sent via Tapatalk from my LG-G2 running Carbon
    How do i access it?

    LG G2 on 4.4. Kit-Kat <3
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    Default Re: LG G2: Update to KitKat after rooting

    Quote Originally Posted by TouchPerception View Post
    How do i access it?

    LG G2 on 4.4. Kit-Kat <3
    It's in accessibility or display settings.

    Sent via Tapatalk from my G2 running Carbon
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    Default Re: Update to KitKat after rooting

    Quote Originally Posted by SactoKingsFan View Post
    I would only suggest using this method if you're still on the 10d stock LG firmware. Otherwise, you would have to go back to 10d, root, install TWRP, and flash the files for this method.

    The advantage of using this method is being able to boot into 20c (KitKat) while keeping the old bootloader {compatible with custom recovery).

    Flashing a stable KitKat ROM might be a better option.

    Sent from my LG-G2 running Carbon
    If I did this would it ruin xposed or the camera mod I flashed?
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    Default Re: Update to KitKat after rooting

    Quote Originally Posted by teamnowak View Post
    If I did this would it ruin xposed or the camera mod I flashed?
    It won't ruin xposed or the cam mod. You'll still be able to use them, but you might have to reinstall xposed and reflash can mod.

    Sent via Tapatalk from my G2 running Carbon
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    Default Re: Update to KitKat after rooting

    Quote Originally Posted by SactoKingsFan View Post
    It won't ruin xposed or the cam mod. You'll still be able to use them, but you might have to reinstall xposed and reflash can mod.

    Sent via Tapatalk from my G2 running Carbon
    Okay, so I finally did this. Afterwards, it looks like I'm no longer rooted. I run a root check and it says Application Superuser not found (it is still listed in my apps) and Terminal not Rooted. Sooo...what now?
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    Default Re: Update to KitKat after rooting

    Quote Originally Posted by teamnowak View Post
    Okay, so I finally did this. Afterwards, it looks like I'm no longer rooted. I run a root check and it says Application Superuser not found (it is still listed in my apps) and Terminal not Rooted. Sooo...what now?
    Do you have a backup in TWRP?

    Sent from my G2 running PAC-ROM
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    Default Re: Update to KitKat after rooting

    Quote Originally Posted by SactoKingsFan View Post
    Do you have a backup in TWRP?

    Sent from my G2 running PAC-ROM
    Well, I have several things, but I'm not sure what to even to with them to be totally honest. Using Flashify I made backups of the TWRP recovery and kernel. And I used Titanium to make backups of all data and apps and everything (although all that stuff seems fine).
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    Default Re: Update to KitKat after rooting

    Quote Originally Posted by teamnowak View Post
    Well, I have several things, but I'm not sure what to even to with them to be totally honest. Using Flashify I made backups of the TWRP recovery and kernel. And I used Titanium to make backups of all data and apps and everything (although all that stuff seems fine).
    Okay, so this might work. Looking on the XDA forums, this should allow an update to 4.4.2 while keeping custom recovery which it did. Then you need to re-root. So the question is can I do that using the same method I did the first time or now that I'm on 4.4.2 is another re-root method needed? SactoKingsFan - what did you do?
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    Default Re: Update to KitKat after rooting

    Quote Originally Posted by teamnowak View Post
    Okay, so this might work. Looking on the XDA forums, this should allow an update to 4.4.2 while keeping custom recovery which it did. Then you need to re-root. So the question is can I do that using the same method I did the first time or now that I'm on 4.4.2 is another re-root method needed? SactoKingsFan - what did you do?
    Yeah, forgot about that part. Been back and forth between different ROMs and setups. You'll be able to re-root using the same method with ioroot. Only difference is I had to use a newer version of ioroot. Think it was ioroot 25.

    Sent from my G2 running Carbon 4.4.2
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    Default Re: LG G2: Update to KitKat after rooting

    Quote Originally Posted by SactoKingsFan View Post
    It's in accessibility or display settings.

    Sent via Tapatalk from my G2 running Carbon
    This may be a silly question, but how do you actually adjust the color? There is a on/off toggle in accessibility. I turned it on. Now what?
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    Default Re: LG G2: Update to KitKat after rooting

    Quote Originally Posted by teamnowak View Post
    This may be a silly question, but how do you actually adjust the color? There is a on/off toggle in accessibility. I turned it on. Now what?
    Should be in display settings or more.

    Sent from my G2 running SOKP
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    Default Re: Update to KitKat after rooting

    Quote Originally Posted by teamnowak View Post
    Okay, so I finally did this. Afterwards, it looks like I'm no longer rooted. I run a root check and it says Application Superuser not found (it is still listed in my apps) and Terminal not Rooted. Sooo...what now?
    So you updated software when you're rooted? Is your phone on stock ROM/recovery or custom?

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