1. vicvoss's Avatar
    Title says it all. Was in the process of restoring the phone to factory settings (was rooted), and something went wrong and now it won't even let me boot to recovery. The phone is only softbricked, however, because it I hold power+volume down x2 it allows me to enter the factory hard reset menu. Unfortunately, the menu does nothing, because after choosing either option it goes straight to the "[#####] Fastboot mode started" message, each time with a different number next to it (in the brackets). I've googled for days, tried running adb from my computer but the computer doesn't see the phone, even with the latest drivers. LGFlashTool doesn't help because I can't get into recovery. Help!!

    Pic (obvously) is the screen it always goes to. Low quality because of the iphone camera. I really love my G3 and don't want to have to go back to that
    How do I get my phone out of a Fastboot mode started?-image.jpg

    Phone is the Sprint G3 LS990
    01-26-2015 05:09 PM
  2. Carlos Thwaites's Avatar
    I think they should be a thread on xda with instructions on how to unbrick the g3 because after the first few days of having lollipop i was going to revert back to kitkat as i hated 5.0 cause of the 🔋 life but all is ok now i think but anyway when i was looking for how to do it i came across a thread on reverting back to stock/unbricking the g3.. Ill try and find u a link shortly if you want?

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    01-26-2015 05:18 PM
  3. BBSeattle's Avatar
    Gotta love how helpful the members are here....nice Carlos!

    I think they should be a thread on xda with instructions on how to unbrick the g3 because after the first few days of having lollipop i was going to revert back to kitkat as i hated 5.0 cause of the life but all is ok now i think but anyway when i was looking for how to do it i came across a thread on reverting back to stock/unbricking the g3.. Ill try and find u a link shortly if you want?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-26-2015 05:29 PM
  4. BBSeattle's Avatar
    Gotta love how helpful the members are here....nice Carlos!

    I think they should be a thread on xda with instructions on how to unbrick the g3 because after the first few days of having lollipop i was going to revert back to kitkat as i hated 5.0 cause of the 🔋 life but all is ok now i think but anyway when i was looking for how to do it i came across a thread on reverting back to stock/unbricking the g3.. Ill try and find u a link shortly if you want?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-26-2015 05:29 PM
  5. vicvoss's Avatar
    A link would be amazing! Like I've said, I've been searching for the past day or so to no avail. Thanks!
    01-26-2015 05:46 PM
  6. soma4society's Avatar
    Title says it all. Was in the process of restoring the phone to factory settings (was rooted), and something went wrong and now it won't even let me boot to recovery. The phone is only softbricked, however, because it I hold power+volume down x2 it allows me to enter the factory hard reset menu. Unfortunately, the menu does nothing, because after choosing either option it goes straight to the "[#####] Fastboot mode started" message, each time with a different number next to it (in the brackets). I've googled for days, tried running adb from my computer but the computer doesn't see the phone, even with the latest drivers. LGFlashTool doesn't help because I can't get into recovery. Help!!

    Pic (obvously) is the screen it always goes to. Low quality because of the iphone camera. I really love my G3 and don't want to have to go back to that
    Click image for larger version. 

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    Phone is the Sprint G3 LS990
    Basic question...have you removed the battery to facilitate a forced reboot?

    Posted via my Bloat-Free AT&T G3 Running Illusion ROM
    01-26-2015 05:54 PM
  7. Carlos Thwaites's Avatar
    http://www.androidrootz.com/2014/07/...iants.html?m=1 have you tryed this 1

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-26-2015 06:06 PM
  8. vicvoss's Avatar
    Yes. Like I said, booting it (including holding volume up and plugging in a microusb) just brings it to the fastboot started screen.

    And yes, I have removed the battery to force a reboot.
    01-26-2015 06:26 PM
  9. Braaainz's Avatar
    I went thru something like this on a OnePlus One... I had switched back from 5.0 to 4.4 and my phone started having random black screens of death. I went to do a total clean start and my phone chose that moment to experience another black screen of death. Things went badly after that.

    I needed to use QUALCOMM program to reformat partitions and do a total clean install of everythingl. I think I remember seeing a reference to someone having to do the same thing with the G3. I'll see if I can find the thread.
    01-26-2015 08:23 PM
  10. vicvoss's Avatar
    I went thru something like this on a OnePlus One... I had switched back from 5.0 to 4.4 and my phone started having random black screens of death. I went to do a total clean start and my phone chose that moment to experience another black screen of death. Things went badly after that.

    I needed to use QUALCOMM program to reformat partitions and do a total clean install of everythingl. I think I remember seeing a reference to someone having to do the same thing with the G3. I'll see if I can find the thread.
    a link would be appreciated.
    01-26-2015 11:01 PM
  11. Braaainz's Avatar
    [FIX] Unbrick LG G3 stuck in Qualcomm HS-USB… | LG G3 | XDA Forums

    Try that link. No promises. That wasnt the link I was thinking about, bit similar idea. I'll keep looking.

    UPDATE.
    Okay, never mind. That thread was dead.


    This might be an avenue to check out... Unrelated, but promising

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/veri...ethod-t2928140

    HOWEVER, before you try that... I suggest you go back and try the lg flashing tool again. Uninstall your drivers first. Then, making sure you are running everything as "run as admin", reinstall the drivers as directed... Then reboot your PC before continuing.
    01-27-2015 11:56 AM
  12. vicvoss's Avatar
    No luck so far. I can't get the phone into download mode, it just goes straight to fastboot. Reinstalled all drivers to no avail.
    01-27-2015 12:41 PM
  13. MAsadKhan1122's Avatar
    Title says it all. Was in the process of restoring the phone to factory settings (was rooted), and something went wrong and now it won't even let me boot to recovery. The phone is only softbricked, however, because it I hold power+volume down x2 it allows me to enter the factory hard reset menu. Unfortunately, the menu does nothing, because after choosing either option it goes straight to the "[#####] Fastboot mode started" message, each time with a different number next to it (in the brackets). I've googled for days, tried running adb from my computer but the computer doesn't see the phone, even with the latest drivers. LGFlashTool doesn't help because I can't get into recovery. Help!!

    Pic (obvously) is the screen it always goes to. Low quality because of the iphone camera. I really love my G3 and don't want to have to go back to that
    Click image for larger version. 

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    Phone is the Sprint G3 LS990
    Hi, are you still suffering this problem ?
    I have the solution. Please Reply to Discuss Further.
    Thanks,
    Asad
    02-02-2016 12:36 AM
  14. Twin Bros's Avatar
    please tell me how to solve this problem
    02-06-2016 12:44 AM
  15. William 4's Avatar
    I am having a similar issue with my lg ls990. I can not even get it to do hard reset. can you hel?
    Thanks Bill
    03-01-2016 07:26 AM
  16. avinashmishra91's Avatar
    Download Adb [TOOL]Minimal ADB and Fastboot [10-22-16] | Android Development and Hacking

    Download cwm or twrp recovery Codefire - Downloading /thecubed/lg_g3/bump/twrp-2.8.0.0_ls990-signed.img

    install adb on your pc and place the recovery image in the same location where you have installed adb. if you havr installed adb in C/Program Files (×86)/Minimal adb and fastboot then place the recovery image file in the same location

    open adb and write this command
    fastboot flash recovery twrp-2.8.x.x-xxx.img
    Here modify twrp.img with the name of your TWRP of recovery.img file.
    now you can get into recovery mode and flash any stock or custom rom on your device
    sorry for bad english
    12-01-2016 12:35 PM

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