LG G2: Update to KitKat after rooting

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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?
 
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Re: Update to KitKat after rooting

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.

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Re: Update to KitKat after rooting

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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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.


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

(2) screen color adjustment settings

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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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Re: Update to KitKat after rooting

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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Re: Update to KitKat after rooting

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.

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Re: Update to KitKat after rooting

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.

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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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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?

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Re: Update to KitKat after rooting

Do you have a backup in TWRP?

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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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Re: Update to KitKat after rooting

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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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.

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