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    Default Un-Brick method for SOME forms of brick

    1) Radio Brick is not a Perma-brick? I managed to unbrick. Details from beezy soon

    2) VC update cab does NOT overwrite recovery. I had my custom recovery after unbricking with VC cab. This is our surefire way to update to VC radio...

    3) ..until I figure out how to flash it in Xionia CWMA. Being as it is not a perma-brick (though annoyingly time consuming still), I can test radio flashing more vigorously until I get it to work

    4) This will double as a downgrader, including downgrading VC OTA back to V9 for root.

    5) This will not replace my return to stock thread since it does not flash everything (recovery, cache, data, etc)

    6) Radio unbricks will have a corrupt /cache
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    FIRST READ ALL OF THIS POST

    You will need to go into EMERGENCY MODE(Will be called E-mode in this guide)
    If you have a extra person around ask them to help you,use you toes if you have to,or buy a monkey.lol
    *To enter E-mode*
    You will hold the following buttons
    hold volume down+camera+search(not the side one)then while plugging into pc press and hold power. You should go into a screen that has EMERGENCY MODE displayed in red letters.

    We are not responsible for your device,don't blame us if your monkey stops eating bannans,your car gets a flat tire,if your sdcard grows legs and walks out your phone.We tried to test this as muchs possible but freak things happen and we can't be at fault.


    1) Disconnect phone from PC, power, and battery

    2) Get kp500 utils v0.4.2 (MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service)

    3) Get VC cab (http://files.mysticmidnight.net/zefi..._11.P60674.cab)

    4) Save cab as C:\LS670ZVC_11.SC_11.P60674.cab

    5) Run KP500-Utils-EN.exe, need only that exe and all the DLLs from
    zip in step 2

    6) Press J

    7) Model: LS670

    8) Cab: C:\LS670ZVC_11.SC_11.P60674.cab (u can paste this into cmd
    prompt by clicking icon on the top left, edit, paste)

    9) Version: LS670ZVC

    10) When LG fails to find your phone, launch "emergency mode". When
    E-mode is active and the drivers are installed, press the "restart"
    button on the LG update

    11) The LG update will fail and say it lost connection with your
    phone. The phone will say do not remove power. But guess what.. you
    have to. So do so. Then plug it back in without any button voodoo and
    it should go back to the updating warning.( if there is a % on the screen do not pull the cable)

    12) Press restart on LG Updater and enjoy.


    Once everything is done go back up one post and hit that thanks button for zefie cause without him this wouldn't of been possible. Plus he tested this several times so thank you again zefie. Thanks goes to our phones we bricked that lead us to this.lol
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    Very cool guys. Teamwork FTW
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    Awesome! I did notice when trying to run that tool yesterday it was said emergency mode connection OK. Though unable to do anything about it I didnt pay it much mind. You guys are truly dedicated to this, and to purposely brick your phones for the rest of us. Well lets just say that alone speaks volumes

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    Quote Originally Posted by cordell View Post
    Thank You

    If I wasn't laid-off with unemployment denied I would send some beers that way!
    I'm pretty sure you just paid everyone involved and may not realize it. You'd be surprised how far a simple "thank you" goes.

    Again guys, great work. Now I'll clean up the thread
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    So... if I understand this right, this would let me flash the VC radio without bricking/having to revert to stock?
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    Quote Originally Posted by trekkie1701c View Post
    So... if I understand this right, this would let me flash the VC radio without bricking/having to revert to stock?
    This is a fix for those who DID flash the VC update while having a custom recovery on the phone, causing a brick.





    I still have my "brick" as my replacement swap was done at my house, not the sprint store. Gonna unbrick it later this afternoon, remove a few things, then re-brick
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    Quote Originally Posted by trekkie1701c View Post
    So... if I understand this right, this would let me flash the VC radio without bricking/having to revert to stock?
    This is to save you from having to replace your phone if you brick it. Mainly when flashing a radio. If you brick for some other reason give it a try that worst that could happen then is it doesn't un-brick.
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    I've started this process right now. It's odd, but I don't get anything on my screen. The buttons illuminate at the bottom of the phone, the phone goes through all of the steps as if there were things on the screen, but the screen is blank. Looks like screen is getting no power. I'm a bit worried, but I'll wait until the whole process completes.

    EDIT 1: It got to 99%, restarted the phone, then resumed being a brick by showing just the LG screen. Trying the process again.

    EDIT 2: Same results, still a brick. I'm trying the ZV9 cab instead to see if that changes anything. Also running KDZ in emergency mode does not work. Will post back with the results of the ZV9 flash attempt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trekkie1701c View Post
    So... if I understand this right, this would let me flash the VC radio without bricking/having to revert to stock?
    Zefie/Beezy's post will allow you to flash any firmware version you want with the phone in EMERGENCY mode (meaning it can handle most bricked phone situations). It is a generic solution to fix bricked phones.

    It won't touch the recovery partition, meaning once you mistakenly install the OTA VC update and get the VC Recovery partition (which isn't currently rootable), you need to first restore the V9 recovery partition before then reapplying the VC update using the LG Update tool (which will apply the VC update and radio, but leave the recovery partition alone)

    If you want the VC radio while preserving the ability to root (but have installed OTA VC by mistake), your best bet is to use KP500 to revert to V9, then follow Zefie's unroot procedure (which will in the process restore the V9 recovery partition, the key to rooting VC, and give you further instruction to get to any version you want)

    If you are currently on V9 but want the VC radio, your best bet is to use the LG Update tool to install VC (do not use the OTA VC update)

    There are instructions for the first scenario in my signature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zefie View Post
    4) This will double as a downgrader, including downgrading VC OTA back to V9 for root.
    I'm guessing beezy's instructions are not valid for this as of yet, correct?
    In capitalist Korea, OTA updates YOU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodbought View Post
    I'm guessing beezy's instructions are not valid for this as of yet, correct?
    Reverting back so you can get root if you mistakenly installed OTA VC is in my signature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfhub View Post
    Reverting back so you can get root if you mistakenly installed OTA VC is in my signature.
    I guess this isn't needed as a downgrader if its easier that way. :P
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    Zefie - Are there any log files that I can send you from the failed attempt to reflash/unbrick my phone that could help you in the future. I fear I'm going to have to go to Sprint and exchange the phone as it appears to be perma-bricked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bblaze View Post
    Zefie - Are there any log files that I can send you from the failed attempt to reflash/unbrick my phone that could help you in the future. I fear I'm going to have to go to Sprint and exchange the phone as it appears to be perma-bricked.
    have you tried using the guide? Try more then once if it failed this has worked several times now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beezy View Post
    have you tried using the guide? Try more then once if it failed this has worked several times now.
    I have tried it 3 times now. With VC cab files it gets to 99 percent and then just restarts the phone to a brick. With the V9 cab it just had a decompression error, and I'm downloading V8 right now to test. I just find it odd that my phone never says EMERGENCY MODE, it's just a blank screen, but it is going into EMERGENCY MODE.

    EDIT: Does not work with ZV8 cab files. Gets to 4% then fails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bblaze View Post
    Zefie - Are there any log files that I can send you from the failed attempt to reflash/unbrick my phone that could help you in the future. I fear I'm going to have to go to Sprint and exchange the phone as it appears to be perma-bricked.
    You said it was going through the actions but no pciture? Did you try to force flash xionia 007 or something? This doesnt restore boot it only seems to flash /system and RADIO.

    Also decompression error means your download failed
    http://files.mysticmidnight.net/md5s..._11.P60674.cab

    Use that link to see the proper md5sum of the VC cab then use something like HashTab to verify your cab.
    Failing at 99% probably corrupted something, see if you can get it to flash 100%
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    Quote Originally Posted by zefie View Post
    You said it was going through the actions but no pciture? Did you try to force flash xionia 007 or something? This doesnt restore boot it only seems to flash /system and RADIO.

    Also decompression error means your download failed
    [PRIOR TO BRICK] I got VC update through LG updater, everything worked fine. Rooted the phone, worked fine. Loaded custom recovery, worked fine. Flashed VCRom007, rebooted and it stuck at boot animation. Performed battery pull, brick.

    Now the updater only gets to 4% no matter the version of radio cab and fails with this message:
    _________________________________________________________________________________

    07:42:59 : ********* CDMA Model.dll input Parameter End*************
    07:43:00 : wParam : 20, lParam = 570
    07:43:00 : MODEL DLL Event : (20, 570)
    07:43:00 : Model Dll Msg Not Found(20, 570)
    07:43:08 : wParam : 6, lParam = 0
    07:43:08 : MODEL DLL Event : (6, 0)
    07:43:08 : wParam : 100, lParam = 84
    07:43:08 : MODEL DLL Event : (100, 84)
    07:43:08 : CleanModelDll() : Free Model.dll
    07:43:08 : _DetachDLL Call
    07:43:08 : _DetachDLL Call End
    07:43:08 : FreeLibrary Call
    07:43:10 : FreeLibrary Call End
    07:43:11 : wParam : 20, lParam = 0
    07:43:11 : MODEL DLL Event : (20, 0)
    07:43:12 : Model Dll Msg Not Found(20, 0)
    07:43:12 : Page_Error κԴϴ
    07:43:12 : Retry κԴϴ

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    Quote Originally Posted by bblaze View Post
    [PRIOR TO BRICK] I got VC update through LG updater, everything worked fine. Rooted the phone, worked fine. Loaded custom recovery, worked fine. Flashed VCRom007, rebooted and it stuck at boot animation. Performed battery pull, brick.

    Now the updater only gets to 4% no matter the version of radio cab and fails with this message:
    _________________________________________________________________________________

    07:42:59 : ********* CDMA Model.dll input Parameter End*************
    07:43:00 : wParam : 20, lParam = 570
    07:43:00 : MODEL DLL Event : (20, 570)
    07:43:00 : Model Dll Msg Not Found(20, 570)
    07:43:08 : wParam : 6, lParam = 0
    07:43:08 : MODEL DLL Event : (6, 0)
    07:43:08 : wParam : 100, lParam = 84
    07:43:08 : MODEL DLL Event : (100, 84)
    07:43:08 : CleanModelDll() : Free Model.dll
    07:43:08 : _DetachDLL Call
    07:43:08 : _DetachDLL Call End
    07:43:08 : FreeLibrary Call
    07:43:10 : FreeLibrary Call End
    07:43:11 : wParam : 20, lParam = 0
    07:43:11 : MODEL DLL Event : (20, 0)
    07:43:12 : Model Dll Msg Not Found(20, 0)
    07:43:12 : Page_Error κԴϴ
    07:43:12 : Retry κԴϴ

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    You are at step 11. When it fails at 4 percent, and the restart button appears, pull battery and data cable, replace only data cable. click restart when downloader screen appears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zefie View Post
    You are at step 11. When it fails at 4 percent, and the restart button appears, pull battery and data cable, replace only data cable. click restart when downloader screen appears.
    That sends it back to the updater screen and then it goes to 4% and starts over ad infinitum. I'm trying it on another computer and it is going through the full process again, so hopefully I will get better results. I'll post again with the results.

    EDIT: It goes to the LG screen on the phone (brick status). Time to go to Sprint. I'm getting frustrated.
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    Pretty much the same here, 4% then FAIL

    10:58:23 : ********* CDMA Model.dll input Parameter End*************
    10:58:24 : wParam : 20, lParam = 570
    10:58:24 : MODEL DLL Event : (20, 570)
    10:58:25 : Model Dll Msg Not Found(20, 570)

    It seems like the tool it constantly dropping and restarting the USB connection, as the This device can run faster on high speed USB port keeps popping up, along with the USB connect/disconnect sounds.

    If we disconnect data cable and remove battery, the connect data cable only the download screen does not come up on phone. A screen comes on saying "BATTERY REQUIRED".

    I dont doubt that this works, as I seen the phone connecting to the tool yesterday in emergency mode, I just didnt know what to do with it, lol. That where the pro's take the reigns and compile a fix Maybe a "High Speed" USB port is required, I miss my laptop


    Perhaps since the radio never flashed it needs to be V9 for me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cordell View Post
    Pretty much the same here, 4% then FAIL

    10:58:23 : ********* CDMA Model.dll input Parameter End*************
    10:58:24 : wParam : 20, lParam = 570
    10:58:24 : MODEL DLL Event : (20, 570)
    10:58:25 : Model Dll Msg Not Found(20, 570)

    It seems like the tool it constantly dropping and restarting the USB connection, as the This device can run faster on high speed USB port keeps popping up, along with the USB connect/disconnect sounds.

    If we disconnect data cable and remove battery, the connect data cable only the download screen does not come up on phone. A screen comes on saying "BATTERY REQUIRED".

    I dont doubt that this works, as I seen the phone connecting to the tool yesterday in emergency mode, I just didnt know what to do with it, lol. That where the pro's take the reigns and compile a fix Maybe a "High Speed" USB port is required, I miss my laptop


    Perhaps since the radio never flashed it needs to be V9 for me?

    it does that. try hitting restart the first time it does that. read the log when it says "Phone Mode (2)" then you know its working. THEN step 11 will occur. You guys are hitting the random bug before step 11.

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    4% fail
    click restart on lge updater without touching phone
    it shows "Phone Mode (2)" somewhere in the log
    then it will fail again and THEN follow step 11.
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    Step 11

    11) The LG update will fail and say it lost connection with your
    phone. The phone will say do not remove power. But guess what.. you
    have to. So do so. Then plug it back in without any button voodoo and
    it should go back to the updating warning.( if there is a % on the screen do not pull the cable)


    Just pull the USB cable and plug it back in, then press restart?

    The tool prompts me to pull usb cable, pull battery, replace battery, press power and reconnect cable. If I do what the tool states it goes to LG screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cordell View Post
    Step 11

    11) The LG update will fail and say it lost connection with your
    phone. The phone will say do not remove power. But guess what.. you
    have to. So do so. Then plug it back in without any button voodoo and
    it should go back to the updating warning.( if there is a % on the screen do not pull the cable)


    Just pull the USB cable and plug it back in, then press restart?

    The tool prompts me to pull usb cable, pull battery, replace battery, press power and reconnect cable. If I do what the tool states it goes to LG screen.
    Are you getting "Phone Mode (2)"? Which LG Screen? Download or boot.
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    Wtf? I hate sleeping! Always miss the cool stuff! And I was sure I pressed every button combo on my brink lol. Flipping amazing guys. It looks like bricks my be a thing of the past for us now?

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