Android Kit Kat for LG G2


So yes I decided to be like many other folks and check the OTA update for my phone and same result….NOTHING!! Yeah yeah getting old you say but I figured it would be a carrier release that would take time. Boy was I wrong! So i had been curious about LG Software for my phone. You know software for my PC. Since I had hooked up my phone to my PC to charge I thought I would check online. Ended up downloading LG PC Suite. Sort of their version of iTunes. Allows you to transfer files and stuff, do backups and of course check for updates. Also gives you quick info on your devices memory as well as device name and serial number. All that tech stuff. Photos below

BEFORE YOU ATTEMPT TO UPGRADE YOUR LG G2 FIRMWARE PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE POST FIRST AND MAKE SURE YOUR DEVICE IS READY FOR THE UPDATE. ALSO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE INSTALLED THE USB DRIVER AND THE LG PC SUITE SOFTWARE AND UPDATED IT.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE DONE TO YOUR PHONE DURING THIS PROCESS. YOU DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK. ALTHOUGH THIS IS A STOCK LG UPDATE PROBLEMS CAN ARISE FROM NOT FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS AND I AM NOT AT FAULT FOR YOUR ERRORS!

TIPS FOR G2 FIRMWARE UPDATE
*Charge your device fully
*Install USB Driver for Windows or MAC
*Install LG PC SUITE Software (Free) Link below
*When running check for update BACKUP device then update
*DO NOT disconnect your device during this process
*Run the firmware update during a time when your phone is not needed to avoid calls and messages
*Follow these steps and dont brick your phone.

Here is a link to LG’s website about the firmware update.
http://www.lg.com/us/support/product-help/CT10000003-CT10000027-1387489633167

To download the actual upgrade package you will need to go to the following page and select the LG G2 from the menus.

http://www.lg.com/us/support/software-manuals

Choose following:

Step 1 choose Mobile.
Step 2 choose Cell Phones
Step 3 choose T-Mobile Phones (or whatever carrier you have)
Step 4 choose D801 G2 T-Mobile for T-Mobile (or whatever your carrier version is that is listed)

Look below and you will see the Downloads section. It should say Manuals & Documents, Software Update, OSP and PC Sync. Go to PC SYNC and choose Windows or MAC. Then click the download button. Install the program. After installation and first run it will prompt you to install a new update. Install it then connect your LG G2 and let it sync for the first time. Once this is done you will see at the bottom of the page where it will say Check Updates. The upper portion, assuming your phone is connected will show device info like Name, memory and serial number.

OSP stands for On-Screen Phone. its a new feature that I really dont care to use but you might want to try it. You can download it as well here.

Before continuing with the update I would suggest clicking the Software Update tab and downloading the USB Driver for your OS platform and installing it first.

Thats really all their is to it. Once you have LG PC Suite installed and updated you can proceed with the check for update BUT remember to leave your device alone and DO NOT DISCONNECT IT!!!! Seriously folks dont be an idiot. Do this when you dont need to use your phone like at night as I have done. The entire process only takes about 20-30 minutes or less depending on your computer. I suggest running a backup. Before proceeding with the update you will be asked if you want to perform a backup or not. I suggest doing a backup just in case!!! Once this is done your phone will update! Also make sure your phone is fully charged. At least 70 or 80%. Trying to updated firmware when the battery is about to die isnt wise. Besides you will be prompted to charge your battery before the update will continue. If you run into this problem simply charge your phone with your charger because you already know it will charge fast and then run the check for updates again. Once the update is in process your screen will show some screens you have never seen. Dont worry your phone isnt broken. Just DONT TOUCH IT OR DISCONNECT IT!! After the update is complete the screen will prompt you that it is done. You can disconnect your device at this point. In settings on phone you can go under General-About Phone-Software Information and it should display Android Version 4.4.2. Also you will notice that your icons in status bar up top are no longer blue. They have been replaced by white icons. Same style just white.

Update Process

Update Process

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Kit Kat running on my G2

Kit Kat running on my G2

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Paul Gray Tribute Tattoo


So yesterday I finally decided to get the tattoo i had been wanting. I had made plans Monday to get it done and yesterday was the big day. As you may or may not know Paul died back in 2010. His own personal demons got the best of him. I’ve never been a person to do drugs. Hate them. Yet I never judged him or anyone else for it. In the end although he did contribute to his own death he still created music that made an impact on many lives. Having known him for so long I wanted to get a piece to remember him by. When i saw this mask design i had to have it. Full mask and eyes. Its perfect.

The tattoo took about 3 hours. A little over in fact. We took a few short breaks and let me tell you, I fucking needed them! I have 11 other tattoos that didnt hurt much. All on my arms and wrists. This one is on my right calf. It stung like a fucking bitch! I made it through fine though. I think emotionally was much worse. I didnt have anyone with me but I didnt feel the need to recreate Corey’s trip for his own tatt. lol. For the 3 hours I pretty much laid my head down and cringed here and there. Talked with the artist and jammed to some Pandora radio he had on. He took a smoke break about 1.5 hours in. Then some what seemed to be 14 year old girls came in looking to get piercings and he was like fuck NO! No ID no piercing lol. After our second break another customer came in and did get her nose pierced. Ouch! She was like FUCK FUCK FUCK THIS SHIT STINGS! lol. Yeah I feel ya chick! My leg was burning like a motha fucka!

Most of it felt numb. It was in the center where the nose is and on the outer edges where i felt the most pain. I can say I did feel like Corey a bit though. Listening to Pandora radio the song Change from Deftones came on…thats one of my fav jams. For some reason that song makes me tear up. Then Snuff came on. That did it man. I hid my tears by keeping my head down and all the while it was stinging like a motha man. No lie! If you never have gotten a single tattoo or one that takes 3 hours to complete then you dont even know the slightest bit about the pain. I mean im sure nothing compared to those who have had multiple sessions but hey I had my longest session and made it out ok! =) Snuff though reminds me alot of Paul. Maybe because the day i got the call he died I went for a drive and it was the next song on the CD to play. Not to mention I love playing songs like that. Acoustic work is my favorite to play. Lately i have had my acoustics tuned to various lower tuning. C# currently and some D#. Im usually always in E.

Anyways, after the 3 hours I was relieved to be done with it. The pain that last hour was overwhelming for sure. Hence why I say I know how Corey felt. We try to be tough guys but our pain tolerance just runs out eventually. Mine surely did. In the end it was worth it. I know many will probably give me shit for it because its a mask. Many will say its satanic. Its not. Its a mask. It doesnt symbolize Satanism. It symbolizes an individuals stage persona. It symbolizes the idea that Paul could wear a mask and create music and gain fans no matter how he looked. In the music industry today we see so many artists who you know become famous simply for their sex appeal. Not the case here. Well, maybe for those ladies that would enjoy being fucked by a guy wearing a mask like Paul’s! lol. So yes the pain was worth it all. I can’t say any demons were gone afterwards. I came to terms with his death and accepted it because in the end we all will die. Some choose to take their own lives and others lives long lives. Some don’t get to see their own children. For me though getting this tattoo is like a new beginning. A blessing if I should say. Like I said, others will criticize me for the tattoo and what the immediately see while others who know that mask will know what it stands for and will celebrate his life and enjoy it. After getting the tattoo I had gone to run some errands. He put some saran wrap and A&D on it for me until I got home to let it air out and apply more ointment. Actually about to go shower now and clean it up and get ready for bed. I went to Ralph’s Grocery store and Subway earlier and already a few teenagers noticed it. One guy literally was totally amazed and kept staring at my leg lol. I guess if anything thats one statement I want to make with this tattoo. Paul won’t get the recognition he deserves in the music industry. I mean by the Grammys and other organizations. So for people to see it and say “nice tattoo man” that means something to me because they notice it. They dont have to like Paul or Slipknot to appreciate it. As long as they know that there is a reason I would put a portrait of someone on my skin as a tribute.

I had a friend ask me the other day about my parents. She asked me why I would put a friends pic on my skin and not my parents. Actually I have my name in Arabic on my arm. The design looks like the initials J.C. My mothers initials. One day when my parents have left this world I will commemmorate them with their own special tattoos. My father was a firemwan and I figure one day ill get a Red fire hydrant with his old number 82 on it and the initials R.F.D. for the station he worked at. For my mom i’d probably get a flower. One she really likes. its too soon for any of that to even think of or decide but when im ready I will get those. i’d rather think those out fully just as i did this Paul tribute before I jump the gun and get something. All my tattoos have meaning. From the Slipknot ones, to the grim reapers to the Katy Perry ones (yeah katy and i have matching tattoos lol)…etc.

I’ll end on this….A friend back in Texas a long time ago would always say he wanted a tattoo everytime I got one. He would then say, “yeah but when i get a tattoo im getting one with meaning not like yours.” WTF you trying to say fool?!?!? My ink all has meaning. Not my fault his ass doesn’t have one drop of ink on his skin. His wife doesnt like tattoos so he never got any but always kept saying he would be a rebel and get one LOL. All these years later and still no ink. It just amazes me that people with no ink tend to criticize others with ink as if they know whats its like to have it. Join the club then you have room to speak your mind. If not then dont bitch. Most people get tattoos for a meaning or something they like/enjoy. I got grim reapers in the beginning because I liked heavy metal and death metal. Although i dont listen much to that anymore I still dont regret them. They were just part of my life at that time and I still love them. It doesn’t make me a bad person. I’m still the same guy that would help you if you needed it. Im still the same guy that would do your fucking taxes or god forbid fix your computer!!!! LOL. Oh how I hate fixing computers now. Even my own.

Ok so enjoy the pics and ill try to post this short little video I made on my phone. Got the new LG G2. Im diggin it but I still say the iPod Touch 5th gen has a better camera lol

ok im out….thanx

Gill

Paul Gray tattoo

Paul Gray tattoo

before it was finished

before it was finished