Verizon G2

Update fixes some bugs, adds Verizon's Cloud app and issues a Google Security Patch

Verizon and LG are pushing out that LG G2 OTA they spoke of yesterday. The 172MB update brings the software version to VS98012B, and addresses some bugs, forces Verizon's Cloud into your app drawer, and contains a security patch that everyone seems sure will break root. Here's the official changes.

  • Video playback quality has been improved when viewing on websites
  • Dialing *611 will now appear on device screen
  • TalkBack reads each deleted letter when using Messaging Keyboard
  • Backup Assistant Plus resumes syncing after completing a voice call
  • Device lockups have been reduced
  • Viewdini application has been removed
  • Verizon Cloud app is now preloaded
  • Messaging is now supported via QSlide
  • Voice quality has been improved
  • Google Security Patch has been added

Reports of people seeing the update are growing, so there's a good chance it's waiting for you if you jump into the settings and try to fetch it. 

Everyone is discussing — especially the possible root breakage — in the forums. Jump in and have a read!

More: Verizon G2 forums; Verizon (.pdf)

Thanks, Doug!

 

Reader comments

Verizon's LG G2 OTA now pushing, relax it's not KitKat

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FIRST ... Kit Kat is supposed to be in March or something... I'm quite happy with 4.2.2... This phone flies. Mine has never locked up either, but it's a Verizon fix

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Yeah, it's awesome, to see Verizon staying on top of their update "game," lately.

The G2 is a very beautiful and capable handset. It definitely doesn't need the KitKat update.

Posted via my "Gift from God" Nexus 5

It's kinda funny to hear how cell owner's of other brands have been impatiently waiting on their devices to be updated to Kit Kat, while a lot of us G2 owners are fine with the OS version we have. Mine has been rock solid since I received it a few months ago with no issues whatsoever. I look forward to the update, but I'm fine with the current version. This update does seem to speed it up a little, but I wasn't complaining before it rolled out.

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I am with you, and should most 4.3 owners. My phone runs great with what I have, and my sons SGS3 is running like a champ as well. I know it is just a healthy paranoia, but I am a bit worried about putting 4.4 on the SGS3.

Time and time again it has been proven that new OS on older Android hardware is not a great idea be it because of the so called bloat that is added or the OS itself.

I know that KK is supposed to help remedy that, but still...the SGS3 will be the first true test I think (unless someone else beats them to the punch

Well that depends. I don't know the method for the g2, some are just a button click to ONLY root.

But your right it can be tough

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Happy Holiday's from my phone to yours...

That's what I meant. I thought it was fine the way it was.

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Happy Holiday's from my phone to yours...

Yep camera UI has been changed. Looks like a couple of modes added as well, I don't remember there being a night mode. Shutter snaps as quickly on normal now as it did before on the sport setting.

Looks like a few minor changes here and there. Lock screen seems to have a longer weather animation now.

I also have a little more free ram than before but I'll see how that goes once things settle in.

Overall seems to be snappier and more responsive.

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There was a night mode before... At least there is on mine. I really like the camera on the G2

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1. What does your comment have to do with the comment you're supposedly replying to?
2. If you bothered to read the changelog, they took out one pre-loaded app, and put in a different one; one that is inarguably more useful to more customers. Seriously, did you read anything other than the headline?

I am guessing that he was trying to respond to the comments below

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Happy Holiday's from my phone to yours...

@Richard, a Samsung fanboy calling another manufacturers phone bloated is like one sumo wrestler calling another fat.

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Contrary to popular belief, sumo wrestlers aren't fat. Most of their body weight is composed of fat-free mass.

Yaaaay!! You just learned something!! That'll be 5 dollars.

Posted from my "Gift from God" Nexus 5

Nope just like your typical strongmen competitor sumo wrestlers have fairly high body fat %. Usually 30%+. They train to get as strong as possible not for aesthetics. Unlike your typical fat person though sumo wrestlers have a significant amount of muscle under the fat. But the fat is still there.

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Wow we can get cash for this mere? How do you manage that?

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Happy Holiday's from my phone to yours...

Yeah, it's blatantly clear that it's a spammer. Not even a "good" spammer, either, lol.

Posted via my "Gift from God" Nexus 5

Way to Go LG!

This update, has taken care of a couple issues that were rather annoying to me.

The folders now properly expand to show the full text for a short cut instead of cutting words in half.

They added a "business" theme that gets rid of the awful app drawer button and replaces it with something better.

There also appears to be a change to the charging profile, I have been able to charge with a cable that used to throw the "slow charge" warning and charge at a rate of ~230ma, with no warning. Charging with this cable and the same wall wart has jumped to ~1250ma after the update.

I'm sure there's more, but those were the big ones for me.

I concur with what Ze1rick said.

I can now charge with a cable that would have given a "slow charge" warning before. I'm even able to use an extending cable with no problem.

I'm very happy with this update.

Mine has black and black gradation, and has no updates... Tmob phone, but figure it's the same.

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Im a HUGE LG G2 fan boy!. Glad to see an update, My phone is one of the phones that just randomly restart and the phone screen would automatically turn off as soon as i turned it on LOL. I love this phone just love it! Im interested in 4.4 but im happy with 4.2. Eventually ill root it when i get the time. Anyone know more about what this update did to the rooting abilities of the G2?