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Default Would the G2 be a worthwhile upgrade from a BL locked Note 2?

So this weekend at least, the G2 is showing up as free for 2 yr upgrades, and I have a spare upgrade on my account I can use. I currently have a bootloader locked Note 2, running safestrap recovery, using a custom TouchWiz ROM. (no AOSP unfortunately for safestrap on the n2 )

I am wondering what the G2 community thinks about upgrading to this phone from a Note 2. Camera wise the G2 looks far better. The screen and battery are only slightly smaller, so I don't feel that is an issue, but how is it, nuts and bolts wise? Signal, reliability, etc. I see some GPS issues which may be of concern, and I am slightly unsure of the bootloader issue. I would prefer to unlock, root, and install what I please, and I *think* what I found is that you can push an older, unlocked bootloader to the latest update? Is that correct?

Anything else you can tell me that may help?

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I came from a BL unlocked N2 and personally I love my G2. I had no issues rooting or unlocking the BL and I was running 24A. I would hands down go with the G2 if you are looking to upgrade but if you could wait and spend 200 then I would go with the G3 that troops in 2 weeks. Just my opinion.

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No I have no interest in spending $200. I like spending free.

Am I correct that the bootloader on the G2 is easily unlocked still? Is 24A the latest update then?
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No I have no interest in spending $200. I like spending free.

Am I correct that the bootloader on the G2 is easily unlocked still? Is 24A the latest update then?
Bootloader can't be unlocked but the devs have found a work around that allows you to flash away!

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Bootloader can't be unlocked but the devs have found a work around that allows you to flash away!

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Is that the KitKat 24A freedom tool from MicroMod? I want to be sure what I am getting into here before I pull the trigger
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Is that the KitKat 24A freedom tool from MicroMod? I want to be sure what I am getting into here before I pull the trigger
I just came from a locked note 2 as well. I just got a g2. I also have the task to replace the digitizer as well though.. I wonder if it's easy enough.
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Is that the KitKat 24A freedom tool from MicroMod? I want to be sure what I am getting into here before I pull the trigger
The Freedom Tool is to get a custom recovery in this bad boy. I know one can use autorec to get a recovery, but I've read good and bad about it. I used Freedom for the recovery and ioroot25 to root.
Here's what I understand about flashing: if you're already running 24A from the official ota, then root/recovery, you can flash away (as long as the ROM is based on 24A, some are not). If you root on a 12B or 11A (I think) then you have to go and flash another zip prior to a ROM to get the 24A baseband.
I haven't flashed a custom rom so don't know about how they run. 2 reasons:
1) I feel LG did a great job with stock and with xposed, can do almost anything that a custom offers.
2) There are instances of screens being jacked up after a flash. Read through the development section and there's a dedicated thread that reports the issue. I realize warranty will cover a replacement but I'm too lazy to deal with that hassle.

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Well I did order one, so ill give it a go. Ill definitely check into the screen issue as that is a bit concerning. As long as I have root and recovery I'll be good. Seems odd that flashing a ROM would have an effect on the screen but well see. Thanks for the info

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Came from a note 2 as well. G2 is much better. Honestly the note 2 was annoyingly bulky. Camera is better on the g2, signal is similar, screen resolution is MUCH better, it doesn't lag like TW. Good upgrade. :thumbup:

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So this weekend at least, the G2 is showing up as free for 2 yr upgrades, and I have a spare upgrade on my account I can use. I currently have a bootloader locked Note 2, running safestrap recovery, using a custom TouchWiz ROM. (no AOSP unfortunately for safestrap on the n2 )

I am wondering what the G2 community thinks about upgrading to this phone from a Note 2. Camera wise the G2 looks far better. The screen and battery are only slightly smaller, so I don't feel that is an issue, but how is it, nuts and bolts wise? Signal, reliability, etc. I see some GPS issues which may be of concern, and I am slightly unsure of the bootloader issue. I would prefer to unlock, root, and install what I please, and I *think* what I found is that you can push an older, unlocked bootloader to the latest update? Is that correct?

Anything else you can tell me that may help?

Thanks in advance
Wait then get the G3 for $99 and free G Pad tablet.......

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