Take care ibolski. I will be joining you in a month, or so.
Not sure what phone yet though.
Debating between G3, Turbo and Sony.
Report back how you like it? (So I don't have to hunt your other thread down).
I'm loving it. The phone runs smooth and I have no reason right now to load CM12 on it. The battery life is excellent. I still use the Snapdragon Battery Guru and Greenify apps and it's rooted so I can use TiBu to backup and restore my apps, as well as run the "patch" that allows writing to the external SD card.
Usually, after about 36 hours, I'm down to around 45% battery left. That includes receiving and making phone calls, texts, playing music (once I did it for almost an hour), as well as popping in and out of Game of War (got a big kingdom event coming up so I want to make sure I don't get killed, so I'm building up my resources as well as getting as many shields as possible to survive "the Purge").
Today, I'm down to 65% after about 20 hours of use.
The version of G3 you get depends on which carrier you are on. Verizon customers, like me, have the VS985. Overall, the phones are the same hardware wise, but rooting depends on which software version you are running, and depending on the model you have, the software versions are different. For me on VS985 (VZW), 10b is the last version that is rootable via Stump root. However, so far, unlike the Motorola phones, you CAN flash back to previous versions. There are not "official" images from LG, but people have pulled the images off for others to use.
So, if you get a phone with the latest update on it (12B for VZW), you can use flash tools (only under Windows, sorry. No fastbooting allowed), and the proper KDZ or TOT files for your model, you can flash back to 10b and then root.
Once rooted, you then can use flashify to flash TWRP, known as "bumping". Bumping allows you to flash any ROM or kernel specific to your model. So, if someone released a ROM or kernel for the AT&T model (which is D850), you cannot use that on the VS985. Some goes for anything release for VS985. It's only good on the Verizon model. Think of it like the differences between an XT925 and XT926 or even the M. You don't EVER flash the firmware for one model onto a different model. Same goes for ROMs in this case on the G3.
Bumping is a way of "fooling" the phone into allow it to flash anything on it that hasn't been "verified" by LG. Just like the key used in the Motorola phones. Unless your key is the same or newer than what is currently on your phone, you can't flash anything to it unless the bootloader is unlocked. In the case of the LG G3, the bootloader is NOT unlocked, but there is a way of "fooling" it, and that is called "bumping" and the TWRP we use on the G3 is "bumped" so that it can flash ROMs and kernels to the phone. However, the ROMs and Kernels have to be bumped as well for your specific model. But, all ROMs and kernels released for all models of the G3 are bumped as no one really has an unlocked bootloader on their G3 that I know of.
Development support is booming, even for the VZW version. I'm hoping on these forums, they eventually open up a Verizon specific G3 forum. Right now, I believe it's only sprint and at&t. Not sure who I could ask to open up a VZW (VS985) forum, but that would be nice.
On "that other forum" known as XDA, there is a specific VZW forum for the G3 as well as the general G3 forums that cover all other models (overseas, AT&T, Sprint, etc).
I really like this phone. It's my favorite phone I've had, possibly even my XT926. SHOCK! I know. I hate to say that, especially since the bootloader was unlocked on it, but so far, with the G3, stock is running just great, so I have no reason to flash, but as I said, I am rooted and I am bumped just in case CM12 becomes even more stable, but it has it's issues, more so than the one on the XT926.
Go to this post on XDA. It's where I started and it really does give you a LOT of information. It's what I used to research this phone and figure out if it was the right replacement for me. This is in the general G3 section, so it's not specific to the any version of the G3, but it does apply to all versions and has a nice rooting spreadsheet that explains for each model how to root (if possible) and if it's bump-able:
Here are the two sets of forums for the G3:
VZW specific G3 forums:
All other G3 models:
Now to go and find out about getting a VZW specific forum create here as I enjoy these forums a lot and the people I know on them.