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%.
Verizon LG G2 VS98024A root (Android 4.4.2 KitKat)
- 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:
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
- Unzip the IOroot package, you will see dozens of files there, the most important file is ‘root.exe’.
- 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.
- Run the IOroot one-click script by double click the ‘root.bat’, a Command Prompt window will arise.
- When you confident that all of the terms and steps are completed, simply hit any key to run the script.
- 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.