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Verizon LG G2 AOSP Based Android 4.4 KitKat ROM Now Available

November 21, 2013 - Written By Ian Kersey

LG G2 owners on Verizon’s network are in for a treat today, Our friends at Droid Life have pointed us to as a custom ROM built on Android 4.4 KitKat available via XDA has just hit the internet. The custom ROM known as Gummy Rom is now available for install on rooted LG G2 devices, and brings a near stock build of Android 4.4 to the table. Your device must be rooted before beginning the ROM installation process.

The date of Verizon’s official Android 4.4 KitKat release is still unknown, with the update landing on Verizon Moto X devices earlier today. The update will be landing on most newer Droid devices in the near future, including the Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, Droid mini, Droid RAZR HD, Droid RAZR Maxx HD and Droid RAZR M. HTC has stated that devices across all carriers will receive Android 4.4 KitKat at the end of January next year, which means it could take a while for the update to hit Verizon devices, as the carrier has a history of taking longer than other carriers to approve software updates.

The features of Gummy ROM include:

  • New base built from AOSP
  • Status Bar Mods
  • Theme Manager
  • Hardware Key Mod
  • Lock Screen Mod
  • Many Wallpapers
  • Performance Control
  • Application Permission Controls
  • Carrier Label Options
  • Background Style
  • Lock clock widget

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As always when installing custom ROMs, make sure to do a complete backup of your data and store it in a safe spot, like your PC or cloud storage provider. Be aware that rooting your device and installing a custom ROM could possibly brick or disable your device. If you’re new to the custom ROM installation game, or just need a refresher, follow these installation instructions:

  1. Download ROM
  2. Download Gapps
  3. Push to sd card
  4. Reboot Recovery
  5. Wipe Data and Cache
  6. Install ROM
  7. Install Gapps
  8. Reboot System

That’s it! Now you can enjoy Google’s delicious new Android build, 4.4 KitKat. There’s no telling when the official update will roll out for the LG G2, so if you’re itching to try out Android 4.4 KitKat, give this ROM a whirl. Not sure how to root your LG G2? Follow the instructions here.

Follow these links to download the Gummy ROM and appropriate Google Apps.