Easily Root Verizon LG G2 running Android 4.4.2 KitKat (VS98024A)

Finally the wait is over, in mid-April 2014 a new official software update has been released for Verizon LG G2 (VS980), bringing new Android OS 4.4.2, although it comes later, this update has managed to make its users happy. There’s more good news, however, is specifically for the Android enthusiast, you can now get root on Verizon LG G2 running Android 4.4.2 KitKat (VS98024A). The update comes to you via Over The Air (server initiated), which means when the software update is available in your area, then you will get a notification.


The update file size is fairly large at 669.4MB, which is the normal size for an update that brings new OS. Since the size is large enough, then it takes more time to download, so you are advised to perform the update at night.

Besides loads with the new OS, the update also brings some improvements, most of them are only features label changes, such as ‘Speak Passwords’ label has been changed to ‘Read Passwords’, the most eye-catching is the difference in the color of the status bar, which previously blue is now white.

The root access can be obtained easily with the help of an IOroot script, hence, we can enjoy root access on VZW LG G2 running KitKat (VS98024A). So, now is the good time for you to thank to autoprime, the dev who built this script, by giving him a little donation.


  • A Windows, Linux or Mac OS X computer, but here we only write a guide for Windows.
  • The latest version of VZW LG G2 USB drivers.
  • On your phone, enable USB debugging, you can reach it at Settings -> Developers.
  • Grab the most recent version of IOroot exploit for 24A software update, the tested and working version is v.25.
  • Charge your phone at least 50%.
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Image: LG / Verizon

Verizon LG G2 VS98024A root (Android 4.4.2 KitKat)

  1. 1. As of IOroot v25, EFS won’t be backed up automatically, you need to do it manually, run these commands to back up EFS into internal storage:
    adb shell
    dd if=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/modemst1 of=/sdcard/modemst1.img
    dd if=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/modemst2 of=/sdcard/modemst2.img
  2. Unzip the IOroot package, you will see dozens of files there, the most important file is ‘root.exe’.
  3. Link up your VZW G2 to the computer via USB, avoid using crappy USB cable, use the stock OEM LG cable, choose ‘Ethernet mode’ or charging only.
  4. IOroot action

  5. Run the IOroot one-click script by double click the ‘root.bat’, a Command Prompt window will arise.
  6. When you confident that all of the terms and steps are completed, simply hit any key to run the script.
  7. Let the IOroot get superuser access then inject su binaries on your phone, but remember to follow any instructions you see on CMD window. Once done, you’ll see SuperSU app installed, open it, then complete the su set up. Your Verizon LG G2 on Android 4.4.2 KitKat VS98024A should rooted now.



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10 Responses

  1. Nathan
    June 6, 2014 at 10:38 AMReply

    I get “su: not found”

  2. Digi
    July 14, 2014 at 9:25 PMReply

    You have to root it first

  3. Rj
    July 22, 2014 at 6:39 AMReply

    Why require su for backup? Isn’t the point to backup so we can get su?

  4. Ray
    August 5, 2014 at 8:44 AMReply

    Fail. Downloaded two versions. One simply hanged. The other shut itself off without describing why.

  5. Jesús Ramírez
    October 1, 2014 at 3:56 AMReply

    My G2 LG VS980 died, just put the LG logo and the pc does not recognize it in any way. What I can do to revive it?

  6. Jesús Ramírez
    October 1, 2014 at 4:01 AMReply

    That I can make my pc recognize VS980 LG G in Dowload Mode?

  7. MIKE T
    October 19, 2014 at 8:48 PMReply

    Does NOT work……Just hangs.And yes I did everything that I was supposed to do.

    • MIKE T
      October 19, 2014 at 9:30 PMReply

      NEVERMIND……Figured it out.You have to check ALLOW APPS FROM UNKNOWN SOURCE! Don’t think that was mentioned.Also for the heck of it I also allowed the LG Software Updater install.And one more thing WAIT on the last part after you select the load from ADB option because you computer will have to install additional drivers.Hope this helps.

      • John
        October 29, 2014 at 6:05 PMReply

        I can’t get adb devices to recognize my device for the life of me.

        I have the drivers installed and can see it under portable devices in my device manager (win 8.1 x64).

        Any suggestions?

        • John
          October 30, 2014 at 7:45 AMReply

          Nevermind. When you select USB mode after plugging it in. You select “internet mode”, which then prompts you for the verizon Ethernet mode.

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