AT&T LG G2: Keep root after Android 4.4.2 KitKat OTA update (D80020c)

Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the AT&T LG G2 (D800) has been rolled out, most users might already update to the latest OS right now. However, you might still find some users who choose to skip out on this update, since their device still rooted or running custom ROMs. You need to know, to be able to get the official OTA update from LG, your smartphone should run stock ROM (with/without root access) and also stock recovery.

 

If you’re one of those who haven’t time to take an OTA update and still on Jelly Bean, you are lucky, as you can keep the root on the AT&T LG G2 after Android 4.4.2 KitKat software update (D80020c).

You will regret if you choose to skip this update, besides bringing the latest OS, the update also delivers some improvements for example: better battery efficiency, faster processing speed that will give you a lag free experience, enhanced Knock On feature and cloud printing.

Prerequisites

  • An LG G2 device, AT&T variant (D800) running a stock Jelly Bean firmware and also stock recovery (not TWRP or CWM).
  • Root your G2 with IOroot script by autoprime.
  • Purchase SuperSU Pro from Play store, it’s only $2.49 to support Chainfire.

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Retain root after Android 4.4.2 KitKat update on AT&T LG G2 (D80020c)

Listed below are the easy steps you should complete prior to updating the device via OTA.

  1. Open SuperSU app, on the top menu, tap on Settings.
  2. Now check the Survival Mode option. The app will actively attempt to keep the superuser files during the firmware installation process.
  3. Now take the official Android 4.4.2 OTA update and let the upgrade process run as it should.
  4. Once successfully updated to KitKat, your AT&T LG G2 will remain rooted. Try to run Titanium Backup to verify and removing some bloatware apps.

 

 

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4 Responses

  1. ricardo
    March 6, 2014 at 8:29 PMReply

    Will there be a root method for folks who bought this phone with kitkat installed? Its my case, just bought the phone with kitkat. Thank you.

  2. madandroid
    March 7, 2014 at 1:45 PMReply

    this is not working

  3. Pa420rick
    April 20, 2014 at 8:47 AMReply

    You will need the IORoot25 script if running 4.4.2 to get root back.

  4. adnan shah
    January 1, 2016 at 2:05 AMReply

    i have lg g2 at&at and runing kitkat 4.4.2 Plz tell me the process of how to convert d80020c to d80020y ?

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