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Hey, you. Yeah, you with the fancy curvaceous phone. Stop showing off that flexible frame and self-healing back, and check your settings menu. According to AT&T's blog, the LG G Flex is being updated to Android 4.4 as of today. Huzzah, excelsior, and general rejoicing abound. At least a few users over at XDA have already received the over-the-air update.

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Credit: XDA user hands0m3. Ignore the carrier text - the model number (D950) matches AT&T.

In addition to all the goodies that come with Android 4.4.2, LG is throwing in the Knock Code feature that debuted with the G Pro 2. That's a more secure version of KnockOn, which lets you knock out a spatial pattern on a sleeping phone (instead of just two taps) to turn it on. Check out our MWC coverage for an example.

Carriers tend to send out OTA updates in batches, but I imagine that the G Flex is low-volume enough that most owners will get the update fairly quickly. Those who have rooted their phones probably won't be able to apply the update successfully. Everyone else, head to Settings, General, About Phone, Software Update to start the process. Users report that the download file is ~680MB, so hit up a WiFi hotspot if you're on a metered data plan.

Source: AT&T

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • usamaisawake

    It's great to see so many devices getting upgraded to 4.4.x, I am looking forward to seeing KK grew in that Android distribution pie.

  • Smith

    When's the g2 going to get the knock code????

  • ProductFRED

    Unfortunately, this also disables "APN Type" in the APN menu (it's grayed out for many users). So non-AT&T customers cannot set an MMS APN.

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Huh, LG's UI tell you the carrier name in the status bar? Why? We have quick settings panel and the notification shade for that already..

  • crystal

    Trying to change my apn type on my lg flex...but it grayed out please help