Verizon is currently issuing OTA updates to a number of its midrange handsets. Yesterday we reported on an update rolling out to the LG Lucid, and now it's the LG Spectrum 2's turn. The Spectrum 2's update isn't exactly more exciting than the Lucid's was, but it's nice to see both devices getting some love.


This latest update primarily deals with all the bloatware that comes pre-installed on the device. While you may be happy to know that Verizon Remote Diagnostics will be gone following the reboot, much of what remains is getting bumped up. My Verizon Mobile, VZ Navigator, Verizon Daily Scoop, and Real Racing 2 have all been updated, and a number of enhancements have found their way into Visual Voice Mail. You're getting security updates within this OTA, though, so it's worth the few moments of your time it will take to install.

What's new:

• Google GMS has been upgraded to R5 version
• Single Sign On (SSO) engine has been updated to 3.1.14
• My Verizon Mobile has been updated to v10.0.0440
• VZ Navigator has been updated to v9.0.123
• Real Racing 2 has been updated to v.000770
• Verizon Daily Scoop v5.0.8. has been added
• Google security patches have been performed
• Verizon Remote Diagnostics (VRD) has been removed
• Backup Assistant Plus contacts have been enhanced
• Data Usage Notification’ feature is now supported
• Volume can now be changed while using Visual Voice Mail
• Access and function Visual Voice Mail even when unsubscribed
• Use Visual Voice Mail without having to enter a PIN request
• Contact Backup no longer gets interrupted when making voice calls

That's all for now. It's nothing too exciting, but it's better than neglect.

Source: Verizon

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • chriscarver

    What an awesome update said no one ever

  • NWSD

    This is why I'm stuck with iPhone on Verizon. I won't buy a phone with bloat ware on it and not interested in rooting. Still hoping for the nexus 5 on Verizon.....I know, chances are slim.

    • Adam Truelove

      Not gonna happen.

  • Adam Truelove

    YES!!! VZ Navigator update!!

    • eg

      I hate the new update! It is soooo slow and then randomly kicks me out of whatever program I'm in. Usually FB. UGH!!!

  • Cathy Anderson

    Yeah, what they left out is, that the 3g/4g signals show while you are on a wireless network, cluttering up the status bar. I have spoken to Verizon, and they confirmed that 'they' thought this was an enhancement so that people would know when/what type of connections were available. I HATE it. If you don't know what mobile data yo have outside of your wireless, then you are too stupid to own a phone.

    • Shizuppy

      Thanks for that info... it alone means that I won't be installing this update.

  • ally

    in honesty I've been waiting for an update for a long while. this is better than nothing. i just really would like to see it update the style .