Filed Under (LG Cell Phone News, LG Cell Phone Software, LG Pad) by lg-phones on 10-04-2014

A quick heads up for our LG G Pad 8.3 owning friends in the UK that a KitKat flavored update looks to be pushing out now. Reported by androidcentral, the customers in the US and Europe are starting to see a update to Android 4.4 arriving on their devices.

You can check for yourselves whether or not your LG G Pad 8.3 is ready by heading into Settings>About>Update Center>Check for updates or by jumping into the LG Support tool in your PC if you have it. KitKat for the LG G Pad 8.3 adds a number of under-the-hood improvements as well as user-interface, immersive mode, transparent status bar, performance enhancements and more.

LG G Pad 8.3 Photos - LG Cell Phone Pictures


Read the rest of this entry »

Filed Under (LG Pad, LG Phone Problem and Solution) by lg-phones on 04-04-2014

After much searching! How to root a LG G Pad 8.3 after the official Kitkat update. I’m not sure if this is a new method or was done before but I thought I’d share it to return some of your favors in my blog.

Note: I am not responsible if you make any mistakes or this does not work for you. Don’t forget to backup! I backed up my entire SD card.


  • Backup your data
  • Battery charged more than 50%

All things you will need:

How to Root LG G Pad 8.3 Steps:

  1. Download and extract the IOroot25 zip
  2. Make sure your phone is in USB Debugging mode. Plug phone to PC.
  3. Set USB mode to Charging only
  4. Make sure ADB has been installed, and ADB has the proper permission
  5. Run script and follow the onscreen instructions.
    • Windows: Double-click on root.bat
    • Linux: cd into IOroot folder -> chmod +x root.sh -> ./root.sh
    • Mac: cd into /IOroot/mac folder -> chmod +x root.sh -> ./root.sh
  6. Confirm root with rootchecker.

Manual Root Method:

  1. Follow the steps 1-4 above
  2. Open command window, type:
    • adb devices
    • adb reboot recovery (when booted in recovery, select: ‘apply update from adb’ with power button)
    • adb sideload kk_root.zip
  3. reboot when zip finishes flashing. done.
  4. Confirm root with rootchecker.

PS: This guide also works on all version of the LG G Pad 8.3 with Android 4.4.2 Kitkat OS.

LG G Pad 8.3 Photos - LG Cell Phone Pictures


Read the rest of this entry »

Filed Under (LG Android Phones, LG Cell Phone Software, LG Pad, LG Vu III) by lg-phones on 01-04-2014

LG is now offering an official Android 4.4 KitKat update for its G Pad 8.3 tablet and Vu 3 smartphone in South Korea.

The update is available Over-The-Air and LG’s Mobile Support Tool, it will bring the G Pad 8.3 tablet and Vu 3 smartphone up to the latest version of Android, which is Android 4.4.2 Kitkat. Some of the changes in the update include speeding up system performance, improving RAM management and more.

The update is currently available only for the South Korean version, but we’ll likely see it rolled-out in other countries soon.

LG G Pad 8.3 Phone Photos - LG Cell Phone Pictures


Read the rest of this entry »