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.
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.
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.