Official LG G2 Android 4.4 (KitKat) Discussion Thread

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SuperSport

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Well it doesn't seem like anything good so far besides full screen immersive mode and transparent bars even with other wallpapers and launchers.

So are you overall happy with the update? Or would you rather stay on jelly bean? Or are they barely different that it wouldn't matter?

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I'd say they are barely different, but overall, much smoother and screen touch response is spot on. You notice the screen touch response more when you revert back to 4.2.2. It really is a lot different.
 

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Well it doesn't seem like anything good so far besides full screen immersive mode and transparent bars even with other wallpapers and launchers.

So are you overall happy with the update? Or would you rather stay on jelly bean? Or are they barely different that it wouldn't matter?

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I've never expected anything Great out of it, 'cuz as I said b4, I do have KK 4.4.2 running on my KF (Kindle Fire) and nothing fancy, in fact, more battery drain. So don't expect much. I always want to use the new tool, new version, new software, new hardware, ........., new wife ;) j/k.
If it's not worse than it used to be, I'm happy with it.
 
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SuperSport

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I've never expected anything Great out of it, 'cuz as I said b4, I do have KK 4.4.2 running on my KF (Kindle Fire) and nothing fancy, in fact, more battery drain. So don't expect much. I always want to use the new tool, new version, new software, new hardware, ........., new wife ;) j/k
If she sees that, you might get your wish.. :crying:
 
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Just found an interesting article.
Looks like the KK version will roll out to german D802 next month and will include Knock Code (huzzah!).
Would post link but I haven't gotten the 10 posts yet :eek:
 

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I'd say they are barely different, but overall, much smoother and screen touch response is spot on. You notice the screen touch response more when you revert back to 4.2.2. It really is a lot different.

Ok thanks





I've never expected anything Great out of it, 'cuz as I said b4, I do have KK 4.4.2 running on my KF (Kindle Fire) and nothing fancy, in fact, more battery drain. So don't expect much. I always want to use the new tool, new version, new software, new hardware, ........., new wife ;) j/k.
If it's not worse than it used to be, I'm happy with it.

Lol. Yeah same here I like having the newest version as long as it doesn't break anything. Hopefully verizon doesnt mess it up. I can see them breaking something with the update and never fixing it.

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What are the new features of 4.4?

Will we get Knock Code, 720p 120fps camera, 4k recording and more new features the LG g2 mini and g2 pro will get?

Or is there a possibility to port these features?

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What are the new features of 4.4?

Will we get Knock Code, 720p 120fps camera, 4k recording and more new features the LG g2 mini and g2 pro will get?

Or is there a possibility to port these features?

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We should get nothing hardware related :good:
 

muppetmaster916

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Well it doesn't seem like anything good so far besides full screen immersive mode and transparent bars even with other wallpapers and launchers.

So are you overall happy with the update? Or would you rather stay on jelly bean? Or are they barely different that it wouldn't matter?

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I can say that coming from aeonflex, this is the smoothest, most stable, functional stock Rom I've ever used on any phone. It just works, AND WORKS FAST. I can't wait to see the Roms for this base, gonna be insane buttery.

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DanielMena9

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Messaging not showing MY texts

I have a question for you all.

My LG G2, Kit Kat AT&T stock, is not showing my texts on either Hangouts or Messaging and only the recipients. The receiver is getting my texts but as soon as I click send, no text appears.

Anybody know a fix or setting I am overlooking?
 

muppetmaster916

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I have a question for you all.

My LG G2, Kit Kat AT&T stock, is not showing my texts on either Hangouts or Messaging and only the recipients. The receiver is getting my texts but as soon as I click send, no text appears.

Anybody know a fix or setting I am overlooking?

Possible that you need a factory reset after updating, some people do, some people don't

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SubrosaNJ

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Ugh. I was excited to get the update, but now i'm regretting it completely.
Has anybody figured out yet how to force stop the IQ carrier? Previously it was under running apps>android system.
My battery is being eaten alive without being able to stop it. I'm not rooted, anybody have any sort of work-around for this other than rooting the phone and removing it?
 
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yyz123

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How does carrier affect the release of the KitKat update?

I have a D801 from a smaller Canadian carrier (Wind Mobile). Can I expect an update around the same time as everybody else?
I wouldn't mind having a delayed update even but would be sad if I don't get an update at all.
 

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Well after all of this i think i'm going for another brand, i might go for a Samsung, note 2 or note 3. I don't like touchwiz, but this is getting stupid. I bought the international version. What the hell am i not supposed to be angry? I paid 600.00€ for a phone that as never being updated, not to change the ui or fix something. Some of you are happy, i am not, and after i heard that lg as taken ART from 4.4.2 what the!!!! i allways heard lg was rubbish writing code... guess what the people that warned me were right! Disapointed!

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Well after all of this i think i'm going for another brand, i might go for a Samsung, note 2 or note 3. I don't like touchwiz, but this is getting stupid. I bought the international version. What the hell am i not supposed to be angry? I paid 600.00€ for a phone that as never being updated, not to change the ui or fix something. Some of you are happy, i am not, and after i heard that lg as taken ART from 4.4.2 what the!!!! i allways heard lg was rubbish writing code... guess what the people that warned me were right! Disapointed!

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why not flash cm11?
 

Dedzdedz

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I tried cm11 about 2 or 3 weeks ago, it was not worth it back then (battery life was weak), so i flashed PA and now i'm using stock because i was waiting for the update.

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kirch21

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Well after all of this i think i'm going for another brand, i might go for a Samsung, note 2 or note 3. I don't like touchwiz, but this is getting stupid. I bought the international version. What the hell am i not supposed to be angry? I paid 600.00€ for a phone that as never being updated, not to change the ui or fix something. Some of you are happy, i am not, and after i heard that lg as taken ART from 4.4.2 what the!!!! i allways heard lg was rubbish writing code... guess what the people that warned me were right! Disapointed!

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Just so you know I can from the Note 2 and s4 to this phone. Most new S4's are locked down very tight and it was very frustrating because I hate touchwiz and there was no way to put cm11 on the devices. And as for the note 2, stock based ROMS run way batter on the G2 (at least as of a couple months ago). So basically i'm saying Samsung can also be very frustrating so be careful! Maybe try out the Nexus 5? Good luck
 

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    I have used the custom PA 4.4 Nightly 23B, some points to take into consideration for the people that has D802 (SEA):

    THE GOOD:
    - Amazing speed compared with stock.
    - The PA 4.4 version 23B is very stable.
    - During the calls, audio quality seems better.

    THE CONS:
    - Gps is not working fine and Google Maps has issues with this ROM.
    - GPS does not have the blinking circle and the circle fixed when its locked.
    - Sound volume from speakers is lower than stock
    - MENU button is missing and is not possible to change the layout.
    - Battery percentage has the same color of tha battery icon and at the moment is not possible to turn it
    black to check the percentage, the battery icon is white.
    - Much less customization than stock
    - Takes a bit longer than stock to get cell signal
    - The developer of PA 4.4 seems to do a good work at developing, a bad work not answering issues when you write them
    he needs to learn from Neatrom from S2, seems the dev is in God mode, I don't like this behaviour even if the Rom is good.

    The good of this ROM is its very stable considering its in ALPHA stage, different from CM 10.2 that is pure crap.

    Till the issues are solved, I will stick to stock.

    Does anyone see a lot of 4.3 Roms or did? Did anyone build for 3 or more variants? Did u see any 4.4 Roms? Did u see anyone build 4.4 for 4-5 variants? I work full time 9 hours a day. I have a family a kid. Do I get paid for this? No I see ppl buying other ppl phones to work on it? If I were to answer each and every question although most are repeated. I would have no time to even work out an issues I could. Do u see any other sources out there? I share all my updates my sources. Would u sit there and read hundreds and hundreds of lines of error code for nothing? Next time you wanna talk about customer service please consider asking yourself what have you done? Maybe I should just build for myself right? Then I could answer my own questions . I build for other devices as well. An other threads I have too.

    Does lg answer each and everyone' s mags? Maybe they should right? U paid lg or whichever variant carrier and not me.

    The funny thing is I don't even get to enjoy my phone cause I'm too damn busy either working or working on the ROM.

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    Just when I thought LG had changed and G2 is a perfect phone... I was partially wrong

    Sent from my LG-D802 using XDA Premium 4 mobile app
    Nobody made a perfect phone yet and I figure nobody ever will, because there will always be crybabies who will want to be able to see their screen from a negative viewing angle, 256 gigs of storage for all their media (yeah, "media"), a phone thinner than a sheet of paper, lighter than a feather and yet with a battery capacity big enough to power their phone and New York City on a New Year's eve for at least a week without recharging and all that topped of with updates ready to download even before Google actually makes them.

    When all that gets done, there will still be some idiots left who will want a camera good enough to take Super Duper Full 8K macro photos of Mars's surface.

    The G2 is not the best phone I will ever have, but it sure definitely is the best I had so far and the most interesting and fun one, along with the super useful features it has.

    Go buy a Nexus 5 or stop complaining.

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    I'd like to report my early experience with the Vodafone Kit Kat Rom which i got today as an OTA update ( D80220A DE 16GB ).

    1. Auto brightness works perfectly (although it's a bit dark in low light conditions)
    2. Knock on is instant, works perfectly and it's 100% accurate and successful (led light flashes cyan instead of white)
    3. Auto account sync now works perfectly(it used to refresh randomly)
    4. Battery life is actually better
    5. Some apps run faster and they have the 3 dot option which first appeared on 4.3 I think?
    6. Locations services and gps have merged to a single toggle button but you can still switch to different modes. Also more battery efficient.
    7. White icons on status bar and transparency for status bar + front touch buttons on apps that support it
    8. Updated LG applications
    9. On screen phone application added (allows to control phone screen from the computer while on wifi) and preinstalled Google Drive app.
    10. Camera photos are saved by default in a "camera" folder instead of the 100LGDSC.Camera(old) contains the old photos in gallery.
    11. No knock code and no ART options available.
    12. In application settings there is a separate "Disabled" bar next to "All" listing the disabled apps (Which is very convenient)
    13. Printing added on general settings
    14. 4G works normaly as before
    15. The font on some apps is bigger
    16. Weather animation now working properly and without lag on the lockscreen
    17. Camera autofocus seems to have been improved, especially in video recording
    18. No more stuttering on menu animations while something else runs in the background (i.e. When a chat head pops up or the weather widget refreshes)
    19. Option in settings for turning on or off the led notification light for downloaded apps
    20. Aspect ratio correction was removed from the settings (I can't find it so correct me if i'm wrong)

    Issues:

    1. "com.google.process.gapps has stopped" error showing up after each boot
    (Note : Reportedly a hard reset fixes this)
    (Note 2 : I confirmed that SwiftKey causes the error and it should be resolved by an app update.
    Vote for the bug here: http://support.swiftkey.net/forums/...stions/5560697-foreclose-on-lg-g2-at-t-kitkat)
    2. The Bluetooth process is running even when off but i don't see high impact on battery life as others mentioned.
    Eventually people will report the issue and it will be fixed in a future update.

    (As for the lower benchmark scores after KitKat i've never tried it and i couldn't care less)

    Version info:
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    Additional thoughts:

    This update is more like an "under the hood" job ! Phone feels smoother and stable overall, many small issues have been sorted and a few details here and there were refined and polished, resulting in a stock Rom the way it should be done. In short words I'm very satisfied.

    Hope i've been helpful!
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    Can someone explain to me why people are going bat**** insane over not getting the update the very same second as an US carrier? On a sunday?
    LG sucks because the update didn't drop instantly on all versions? What's going to happen if it takes a week more, the phone is suddenly total crap and unusable?
    I've seen spoiled kids act more mature.
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