Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,782,554 Members 36,224 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

Questions regarding Verizon OTA, rooting, and custom recovery

Tip us?
 
Cheesejam
Old
#1  
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 6
Posts: 119
Join Date: Aug 2010
Default Questions regarding Verizon OTA, rooting, and custom recovery

Hey, my LG G2 recently got water damage so I am getting a new one tomorrow. I rooted my old phone right when the phone came out and put on a custom recovery. I had a few questions for doing this again, because I am not sure if the old methods still hold up:

Should I install the OTA? Are there any downsides of the latest OTA (there has just been one since release right?)?

Assuming I get the OTA, is ioRoot the current/best way of rooting (http://www.droidviews.com/root-lg-g2...nt-ota-update/).

What is the best method for putting a custom recovery on? I stumbled upon this in my search: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...gee_free&hl=en

But I am not sure if this is the up-to-date method. Any answers to these questions would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
 
WolfmanJack
Old
#2  
WolfmanJack's Avatar
Member
Thanks Meter 23
Posts: 66
Join Date: Feb 2014
IOROOT22 worked fine for me man, I never rooted till after i took the 12b update. Pretty sure it was IOROOT15 were they started throwing in the loki support in order to ease the root process on the G2. As far as recovery goes i downloaded freegee and used it to install TWRP 2.6.3.3 and that worked fine as well. FreeGee also offers CWM and Philz so you can pick your poison. If it doesn't work and the phone bricks or boot loops these two threads will save you life, well maybe not your life but your phone.

SDK ADB how to:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2141817

Flash Stock Verizon Firmware:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2448960

read the second carefully, maybe a couple times if you need to use it. easy to miss a step in the panic to fix your phone. At least it was for me. Took me a couple times of cursing, rereading, then realized i had missed a step.
The Following User Says Thank You to WolfmanJack For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
Cheesejam
Old
#3  
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 6
Posts: 119
Join Date: Aug 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by howesfd View Post
IOROOT22 worked fine for me man, I never rooted till after i took the 12b update. Pretty sure it was IOROOT15 were they started throwing in the loki support in order to ease the root process on the G2. As far as recovery goes i downloaded freegee and used it to install TWRP 2.6.3.3 and that worked fine as well. FreeGee also offers CWM and Philz so you can pick your poison. If it doesn't work and the phone bricks or boot loops these two threads will save you life, well maybe not your life but your phone.

SDK ADB how to:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2141817

Flash Stock Verizon Firmware:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2448960

read the second carefully, maybe a couple times if you need to use it. easy to miss a step in the panic to fix your phone. At least it was for me. Took me a couple times of cursing, rereading, then realized i had missed a step.
Perfect, exactly the response I was looking for, thanks!
 
WolfmanJack
Old
#4  
WolfmanJack's Avatar
Member
Thanks Meter 23
Posts: 66
Join Date: Feb 2014
No problem man.

Sent from my LG-VS980 using xda app-developers app
Sent From Wolfman Jack's M6500

LG G2 VS980
PA 4.4RC2 20140620
3.4.94-kitkat
"Keep on keepin' on and I'll catch you on the flip side"
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes