A new VS98026A update for Verizon LG G2, root remains unchanged

It seems that Verizon Wireless is currently performing mass updates to some of their smartphones, some of which are the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the LG G2. For those who have no idea about this, the VZW LG G2 has been updated to software version VS98025B about a week ago, which brings several features such as HD Voice and VoLTE. But today a new update notification has reappeared and recommend us to download and apply a fresh software version to VS98026A, however, it’s still running Android 4.4.2 KitKat, so there’s no noticeable changes from previous firmware.


The 26A updates might be a complement of the 25B version, according to the support page, it’s strengthened the connectivity when you are roaming to Puerto Rico, other than that, this update will also fix some problems like autocorrect functionality, calendar app related to canceled meetings, Mobile Hotspot UI and an assisted number for international dialing.

Also read: Volume booster mod for LG G2, it’s sounds louder.

Although it is still loaded with same Android version, but the 26A software still worth a try, because it runs the latest official software from LG that will improve the performance of the phone. If the loss of Superuser privileges is the reason why you hold off updating your phone, then it’s not necessary to be concerned since we can retain root on VS98026A software for Verizon LG G2.

vzw lg g2 26a root

Image: LG / Verizon

If you are still running the software version 24A, the phone will skip the 25B, then updating straight to 26A version. For those who have not received the update notification, you might need to force the update by going to Settings > About phone > Software updates > Check New.

For rooted users you do not need to do anything, because according to the experience of some users on xda, the root will still intact after performing the OTA update to VS98026A. No special steps needed and you should be able to keep root once software upgrading completed.


But make sure the superuser work nicely before performing an update, and do not forget to restore your phone to stock condition, like re-enable the disabled bloatware app, revert the recovery to the stock, otherwise you will have trouble like bootloops.


Filled Under:Root News
Related Tags:
Related Mods

4 Responses

  1. Ron
    September 26, 2014 at 12:08 PMReply

    I have a rooted phone with (as far as I know) stock ROM but the update doesn’t work. It downloads, and then reboots, and just after it starts to try to install I get an error message. I even tried a factory restore, but that didn’t help.

  2. Lost
    October 16, 2014 at 5:56 PMReply

    I have a non-rooted Verizon G2 that just updated, and towelroot, kingroot, nor any apk file that i can find that roots from the device supports this newest update. How does one root the phone with 26A?

  3. Pat
    October 28, 2014 at 11:43 AMReply

    Try this site if the update screws up your phone. Saved me.
    Before trying anything else just type in these commands.
    What worked for me was from the TWRP terminal command was to type

    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/fota
    then hit enter
    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/misc
    then hit enter and reboot.

    Got help from the IRC xda-devs for the second step to complete the fix.

  4. deivid
    January 2, 2015 at 12:57 PMReply

    Quizás quisiste decir: no se puede rootear la versión de LG G2 VS98026A me sale un error de “ningún comkando” al ejecutar el root. Comenten si me pueden ayudar por favor
    can not rootear version of LG G2 VS98026A I get an error “no comkando” to run the root.
    Discuss if I can help please

Leave a Reply