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    So heads up... turns out its quite easy to brick your G3.

    My fault I was messing around with an app, changed a couple of things, didn't really need to...

    And Soft bricked my G3 grrrr what a fool lol

    Thankfully all I need to do is flash the Original firmware and job done.

    Still very annoying though :-P

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    What exactly did you do to the app to create a "soft brick?"

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    Its was a system tuning app (actual name eludes me).

    Was performing a couple of tweaks that I really really didn't need to do, it was worded that these were safe tweaks hmmm not so as it turns out.

    With my rooting experience I really should have known better.

    Now it's hanging on the boot screen which is cool as its a soft brick, thought a factory reset may cure. However looks like I will have to flash the firmware as soon as I get near a computer.

    But this is my stupidity and I'm sure you won't follow in my footsteps :-P

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    Pulling the battery didn;t resolve it?

    I had the phone freeze up on me and had to do a battery pull twice after an app update. I'm a bit disappointed that i had to actually pull the battery... This is the first smartphone where I ever had to pull a battery... of course this has been my first phone with a removable battery . But still, if they can force reboots/shutdowns with fixed battery phones, why not this?

    Even though newer phone, its an earlier version of KK than my G2 and you'd think it'd be a little more stable. Hard to imagine you could get an unrecoverable brick on an unrooted phone by playing with an app without reflashing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan1982 View Post
    Its was a system tuning app (actual name eludes me).

    Was performing a couple of tweaks that I really really didn't need to do, it was worded that these were safe tweaks hmmm not so as it turns out.

    With my rooting experience I really should have known better.

    Now it's hanging on the boot screen which is cool as its a soft brick, thought a factory reset may cure. However looks like I will have to flash the firmware as soon as I get near a computer.

    But this is my stupidity and I'm sure you won't follow in my footsteps :-P

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    Thanks for the warning and we're all hoping you'll get it fixed no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belodion View Post
    Thanks for the warning and we're all hoping you'll get it fixed no problems.

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    I have ordered a new one just in case with the G watch, which means I can't by the Note 4 upon release.

    Tried the Lg flash tool but can't get passed the user name and password oh and product key it asks for grrrr.

    My G3 is fixable with the flashing of firmware but if I can't get Lg's flash tool to work that is a big issue lol

    Edit-Cheers I hope so to, I'm persistent so no doubt I will :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan1982 View Post
    I have ordered a new one just in case with the G watch, which means I can't by the Note 4 upon release.

    Tried the Lg flash tool but can't get passed the user name and password oh and product key it asks for grrrr.

    My G3 is fixable with the flashing of firmware but if I can't get Lg's flash tool to work that is a big issue lol

    Edit-Cheers I hope so to, I'm persistent so no doubt I will :-)

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    There's a file you need to replace in order to use the LG Flash Tool. Can't remember it off the top of my head, though.

    Edit: You have to replace the MegaLock.dll file in the installation folder with the MegaLock.dll file included in the LG Flash Tool download. That should get you past the user/pass prompt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaiMento View Post
    There's a file you need to replace in order to use the LG Flash Tool. Can't remember it off the top of my head, though.

    Edit: You have to replace the MegaLock.dll file in the installation folder with the MegaLock.dll file included in the LG Flash Tool download. That should get you past the user/pass prompt.

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    Was a nice thread found on XDA that had all files and a working version of LG Flash tool and to cut a long story short.

    I have a working G3 again Wooohooo.

    But yes I eventually found info on that what your on about.

    But Thanks all for your kind help, in providing info, as I said I'm persistent and it paid off :-)

    Won't be doing that again lol

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    Are you returning the other G3 that you've ordered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xocomaox View Post
    Are you returning the other G3 that you've ordered.
    Yes cancelled my order, was a panic buy thinking I possibly wouldn't be able to rectify the situation myself.

    Although I'm no tech expert, I don't quit until I get my way lol

    Once I got past the minor complications its no harder than Samsung's to flash the original firmware.

    Now to root and get it set up the way I had it before lol

    Hours of fun ahead :-P

    Thanks Again folks much appreciated :-)

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    The app that caused the issue was Android Tweaker 2.

    If you decide to use, proceed with caution lol

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    Very glad you fixed it. ☺

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    Quote Originally Posted by belodion View Post
    Very glad you fixed it. ☺

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    Was a mission and for a second I thought it had me beat lol

    But no chance was I going to quit lol

    Whew...

    And cheers dude :-)

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    You haven't lived until you accidentally overwrite your bootloader with a kernel from another model phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeoRex View Post
    You haven't lived until you accidentally overwrite your bootloader with a kernel from another model phone.
    Haha yeah haven't quite done that Leorex lol

    But this is not my first time softbricking done it with my Note 3 (that was easier to resolve lol )

    Glad to have my G3 back in action although now I was curious with the recent updates (now on v10g) and all root methods failed. Last one to try is purpledrake which I will check out tomorrow :-)

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    I once edited lcd.density to 500.. Brick! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by xocomaox View Post
    I once edited lcd.density to 500.. Brick! lol
    You ignored the warning? Lol :-P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gator352 View Post
    Glad you got it fixed
    Whew.... so am I dude :-)

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    is it a phone or a brick actually? lol
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    I'm now rooted again, purpledrake works for version 10g wooohooo :-)

    So I'm now eventually back to how I like my G3 to be.

    What I relief ahhhhhhhh lol

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    and this is why rooting is not a good idea for a lot of people....
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoNexus View Post
    and this is why rooting is not a good idea for a lot of people....
    Yeah rooting itself is fine, and if you stick to certain perimeters all is usually sound. Its when you get a mad idea to do something that in reality doesn't need doing then you can get into a bit of bother.

    Thankfully I have experience of getting out of situations like this but others may find it to much.

    Just stick to subtle tweaks and all is good, but don't get adventurous unless you know what your doing (yup I'm taking my own advice here lol).

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    Typically you try out this kind of stuff when you first get the phone, so you lose no setup time. Like I did with the bad lcd.density edit.

    Once you're set, and made some learning mistakes, you can really start using your device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan1982 View Post
    Yeah rooting itself is fine, and if you stick to certain perimeters all is usually sound. Its when you get a mad idea to do something that in reality doesn't need doing then you can get into a bit of bother.

    Thankfully I have experience of getting out of situations like this but others may find it to much.

    Just stick to subtle tweaks and all is good, but don't get adventurous unless you know what your doing (yup I'm taking my own advice here lol).

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    LOL we all make those kinds of mistakes, fortunately you knew enough to get back out of it. I remember back when I attempted to root my Fascinate. Soft bricked it and panicked. Took me damn near 5 hours to figure it out. That is how I found AC and XDA. Whenever someone asks about rooting or rom'ing I always tell them to read, read, read,read, do not take short cuts, read.

    Anyway, glad you are back up and running well, good luck all the way around.
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