If you’re aching to upgrade your LG G2 D802 to Kitkat, and the OTA update isn’t available, you can force it. But you need to download the LG Mobile Support Tool on your Windows PC (it doesn’t have a counterpart on the Mac yet).
Here are shots of my downloading the LG Mobile Support tool and of my LG G2 being updated to Android Kitkat.
The entire download took about 40 minutes (8.7 mbps download speed, thanks be to Globe) and the update about 10.
LG claims improvements when running Kitkat. See below.
- Click to read excerpt from LG G2 Kitkat Press Release:
Based on internal testing, LG’s flagship smartphone is set to offer a more exceptional mobile experience for its users with a noticeable speed boost, allowing the G2 to run applications up to 17 percent faster than before. It can also play music more efficiently and support the battery-saving location mode, extending battery life and improving user enjoyment.
The Chromium engine also allows G2 users to browse the Web and stream online videos more quickly and seamlessly. Other key enhancements to the G2 are the Google Cloud Printer which makes it simpler and more convenient for the user to print documents via Wi-Fi or a Bluetooth connection, and the improved responsiveness of LG’s KnockOn feature.
My LG G2 does seem to be slightly snappier with Kitkat onboard.
Above: LG G2 on the left (Kitkat update available), Lenovo Vibe Z on the right (still running on Jelly Bean).
Anyway, there it is. Crank up your PCs. Download the LG Mobile Support Tool. Welcome to Kitkat.