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Default [SOLVED] Thoughts about going from rooted 4.2.2 to 4.3 OTA?

I have an AT&T LG G2. On my previous phone, after I accepted the OTA for 4.1.x to 4.3 on a Galaxy S3, it was a nightmare. I couldn't get su to run, and I got all kinds of security errors (apparently from KNOX), and not just for superuser. Even though I read several threads about it, I never was sure if it was 4.3 at fault -- which does seem to have some issues per Chaintech -- or if it was Samsung's KNOX, or both. So I certainly want to do my homework before I do that on my new LG.

Which is asking at least these questions:
  • Should I bother updating from 4.2.2 to 4.3 on the G2?

    (I've read the technical differences, which seem to be incremental. I just want opinions here. For example, things like the new Camera UI may be irrelevant considering LG's customizations already in place with 4.2.2.)
  • If it isworth upgrading, will it retain root with an OTA? If it doesn't, what is the best way to go about restoring it in 4.3?
This firmware is probably the first I've ever seen, and that's a lot since first adopting the original T-Mobile G1, where I didn't want to replace the ROM. It's that slick. For now, I just need root and a custom recovery.

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AT&T LG G2 (D800, unlocked using T-Mobile)
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Love, but returned to Samsung twice for warranty issues :/


·T···Mobile· Galaxy S II (SGH-T989 [Hercules])
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Broke, don't work -- never attempt to repair your USB port!

Sprint EVO 4G x2 (PC31600) [inactive backup]
Courtesy of Asurion,, got a 4G model back, instead of 4G LTE

plus original G1, myTouch, Slide, G2... you name it, I've had it
 
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Stay away until official release by att or lg

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Stay away until official release by att or lg

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Well, I'm not sure how much more official the Over-The-Air update from AT&T could be.
AT&T LG G2 (D800, unlocked using T-Mobile)
Stock Android 4.4.2 (KitKat), no root/TWRP
yet
Love, but returned to Samsung twice for warranty issues :/


·T···Mobile· Galaxy S II (SGH-T989 [Hercules])
CM 10.1.x nightly & CWM Recovery + 16GB Ext

Broke, don't work -- never attempt to repair your USB port!

Sprint EVO 4G x2 (PC31600) [inactive backup]
Courtesy of Asurion,, got a 4G model back, instead of 4G LTE

plus original G1, myTouch, Slide, G2... you name it, I've had it
 
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By the way there is no official 4.3 for g2 yet.

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By the way there is no official 4.3 for g2 yet.

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Hmm, this seems to be the case, now I'm reading they may skip over 4.3 completely. This update it's offering to install is a bug fix and remains at 4.2.2. It's like 57MB, so I assumed it would be 4.3 as my Galaxy SIII got that a while back (and blew up, hence this whole thread).

I'll probably wait until KitKat comes out, then. I really like the LG ROM, and I just wanted root for backups, ad blocking, etc. I've run CyanogenMod since back when it was called JesusFreke, but then I'd have to reinstall everything and all that jazz. Question is, can I wait until Q1 2014.
AT&T LG G2 (D800, unlocked using T-Mobile)
Stock Android 4.4.2 (KitKat), no root/TWRP
yet
Love, but returned to Samsung twice for warranty issues :/


·T···Mobile· Galaxy S II (SGH-T989 [Hercules])
CM 10.1.x nightly & CWM Recovery + 16GB Ext

Broke, don't work -- never attempt to repair your USB port!

Sprint EVO 4G x2 (PC31600) [inactive backup]
Courtesy of Asurion,, got a 4G model back, instead of 4G LTE

plus original G1, myTouch, Slide, G2... you name it, I've had it
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