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KitKat upgrade love is coming to a couple more T-Mobile devices. The T-Mobile LG G2 is ready to update now and T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is expected as soon as Monday.

Samsung has released the kernel source for the Android 4.4.2 Kitkat update on the Note 3 to their open source page, this allows T-Mobile to roll the code into an OTA update for end users. There has been no announcement for the update, but, historically speaking, carrier turnaround time from Samsung release to consumer update is pretty quick. We would not be surprised to see an announcement as soon as Monday and an update later this week.

Although LG G2 users can get their hands on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update now, T-Mobile is not making it available through OTA means. Users will need to hit the LG website to download the 1.5GB file, then connect their phone to their computer to install the update through the LG Mobile Support Tool. The update provides you software version D80120a and runs on the 3.4.0 Kernel.

We are excited to see more and more devices getting the KitKat update, and with its minimum required device specifications, we hope to see many older devices get the update as well. Considering it has taken as long as it has for this update, how many of you with the G2 or Note 3 on T-Mobile have taken to installing custom ROMs, and which one works best for you?

Jonathan Feist
Android purist and enthusiast, rarely more than arms reach from a stock Nexus 7. Often accused of being a Google fanboy, proud of it. Proponent for Android customization and personalization, if you can change it, make it your own!