How to Upgrade your LG G2 from Jelly Bean to KitKat – Step by Step Guide


In 2013 LG introduced their industry changing rear-key designed flagship Smartphone LG G2, which undoubtedly is one of the best Smartphone till date. With world slimmest bezel, crisp True Full HD IPS display and world’s first stepped design battery; LG G2 grabs everybody’s attention. But after LG launched Google Nexus 5, somehow LG G2 lost its charm in front of the Nexus brand. Even though both the devices has similar hardware under their hoods, consumers preferred LG Google Nexus 5  more than they preferred LG G2. One of the main reason apart from pricing was the Android version. While LG G2 launched with Jelly Bean (4.2), Nexus 5 introduced Android KitKat (4.4). After months of waiting, finally in March LG started rolling the KitKat (4.4.2) update to all the variants of LG G2. Recently we upgraded our Indian version (D802) of LG G2 from Jelly Bean to KitKat. If you are one of the LG G2 users, still thinking how to upgrade your device, we have the perfect guide for you.

If you are not that much techie by nature and not 100% sure that you can do all the below steps all alone, you can always visit your nearest LG Service Centre (LGSC), but make sure you have all the data backups. For those who don’t want to visit the LGSC, follow the steps below to upgrade your device.


As you are going to upgrade via OTA (Over The Air), you can relax as none of your phone data will be lost due to this upgrade. Make sure you’re under Wi-Fi or strong 3G cellular data coverage. This is a Firmware upgrade, thus you can’t do it under the 2G network. If you are using a SIM card that doesn’t offer 3G, visit LGSC for a safe upgrade.


Make sure your Smartphone has at least 80% of battery, thus it won’t run out of power during the download and installation.


Once you are ready to roll, turn on your set and search for the ‘Software Update‘ icon on your app menu, alternatively, you can go to Settings > About Phone > Software Updates. Tap the option, this will search the available updates. In our case, there was a previous Firmware update available (69.28MB), which we had to download and install. After tapping the Download option seat beck and relax, it will automatically download and install the update.


After the initial update (in our case, if you already have installed the December patch, you might not see this notification, so you can skip STEP THREE.) LG G2 will restart and ready to use again, one again tap the ‘Software Update‘ icon for searching the available updates. This time you will see (in our case) a large file is waiting for you (534.84MB). Tap the download button and voilà, your Smartphone has started downloading KitKat (4.4.2) update on your phone. It depends on the Wi-Fi or 3G speed how long the download will take (in our case we have used the Airtel 4G Wi-Fi).


At the end of the download the Smartphone will ask whether you want to install the new version of the Firmware now or not? Select the Install Now option to install the KitKat to your phone.

Important: Do not touch the phone during the installation, let it be and re-boot for you. It may take several minutes, so once again, seat back and relax. Once all done, the phone will re-boot and ready to rock.

Go to the Settings > About Phone > Software Information > Android Version to verify it’s 4.4.2 or not. If it is, Congratulations, you just upgraded your device from old Jelly Bean to latest KitKat (4.4.2).

If you are facing any problem, shoot us your issue on Facebook Page or Tweet us @LGMobileIndia.

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Avijit Dey (28 Posts)

Avijit Dey is a tech enthusiast, who loves open source project, He's helping others by his blogging since 2007 at various tech blogs such as Firefox OS Guide and Eden Droid. Recently he started this blog to LG Smartphone lovers here in India, to get in touch with him , drop a line at @LGMobileIndia

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