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  1. mmarz's Avatar
    right here
    I sure would like to gut those broken .cabs
    since the hardware appears to be identical, I'll start by comparing the LS670 updates to the bogus VM670 ones, just for kicks.
    I think I already discussed the differences somewhere in this thread. There is a missing dll that is responsible for un-encrypting the wdb file. My guess is that only VM employees have access to the dll and that allows them to selectively use these cabs when they need/want to. If there are any corrupt VM employees out there, help a brother out.
    06-26-2011 10:14 PM
  2. bigsupersquid's Avatar
    yeah, I'd read it...
    I just tried every single possible variation of the directions I posted. None of them worked. The KDZ updater can't extract the files, and the KP500 method gives the same error that has been reported before. I tried doing this on an unrooted stock phone with the same results. I think there is something wrong/missing from our cab files provided by LG.

    Update:

    The difference between the Optimus V Firmware cab files and the Optimus S Firmware cab files is that the S has a dll:
    LS670_W_0_0_2_0.dll
    I think this dll is responsible for explaining to the updater how to extract the cab file. Each S firmware version has a unique dll file. So I doubt we can use the S dll, on a V cab file.

    you didn't mention how you got the .cabs unpacked to verify the missing file.
    like you said, kp500 doesn't extract it and I tried a micro$oft utility and linux cabextract both with equally dissatisfying results.
    06-27-2011 12:18 AM
  3. mmarz's Avatar
    Use winrar or 7-zip.
    06-27-2011 12:44 AM
  4. magmas's Avatar
    thanks
    i hope this helps
    06-27-2011 03:36 AM
  5. bigsupersquid's Avatar
    Use winrar or 7-zip.
    &$@!7!$@!
    I finally got a third download, which wasn't corrupted like the first 2, and cabextract worked fine.
    teach me not to check md5.
    bet I sure sounded dumb, eh? ah well, better dumb than incurious.
    I'm going dissecting at some LS*.dll.

    edit: I wonder if VM actually has a department to handle hardware?
    I doubt it with their phone tech support level. they probably ship everything off to the manufacturers for refurb/repair.
    so I bet it's LG sitting on the .dll, maybe at VM's request.
    the firmware .cab for my VM510 from the same esn in webpage url method is also missing a .dll file.
    I didn't think PV8 firmware existed for that device, LG wouldn't admit to it, but I checked its esn after getting the firmware for the LN510 (sprint rt) by accident when I transposed 2 digits in my optimus esn (the LN510 firmware also has a .dll by the way.)
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    06-27-2011 06:36 AM
  6. bluefire_000's Avatar
    Hello,

    I am also unable to boot my Optimus V. Regular boot = LG logo follow by blank screen. Also unable to boot into recovery and emergency mode (vol down + home + power and vol down + back + power). Only way to get into emergency mode is to hold vol down + back and plug in usb. However, the emergency screen stays on forever (download is in progress. do not disconnect cable. and the circular icon doesn't move). I'm guessing that is not normal. It does flashes from time to time but it sounded like it is just being disconnected and reconnected again.

    Also plugging USB from off state, it goes from LG logo to blank screen. The silver background and battery screen doesn't show up.

    Method 1 result (tried in various type/phonemode) - Windows 7:
    Launching SW update
    Unpacking KDZ
    Extract file error
    ===FINISHED===

    Method 1 result (tried in various type/phonemode) - Windows xp:
    At first I got "unable to detect device" or something along that line
    Then after installing the drivers from lg[dot]com/us/support/mc-support/mobile-phone-support[dot]jsp

    I get the same error message as above when using VM670ZV5_07.S5_07.P61007"

    However, when using VM670ZV4_13.S4_13.P61007:
    Launching SW update
    Unpacking KDZ
    KDZ files were extracted
    LGMobileDL Load
    Port = -1
    Connecting to phone
    Check phone mode = 2
    Phone type check........
    LGMobileDL DLL loading...
    _SetAuthMark Fail
    _SetAuthMark Ok: wAuthMark(21332}
    LoadLibrary Error(126)
    ===FINISHED===

    Method 2 result:
    00:13:51 : [C:\LGMobileUpgrade] 丮 õ
    00:13:51 : RemoveDirectory1 Error(2):C:\LGMobileUpgrade
    00:13:51 : Start Date : 2011-09-13 00:13:51
    00:13:51 : -------- Buyer Test mode ---------
    00:13:52 : [C:\ProgramData\LGMOBILEAX\Phone] 丮 õ
    00:13:52 : RemoveDirectory1 Error(2):C:\ProgramData\LGMOBILEAX\Phone
    00:13:52 : *****CheckOS Start********
    00:13:52 : Microsoft_Windows_Vista Professional_
    00:13:52 : *****CheckPCSyncPrograms Start*****
    00:13:53 : PCSyncPrograms Not Found
    00:13:53 : SetEmerModeAT()
    00:13:53 : _IsConnectedPhone Call
    00:13:58 : _IsConnectedPhone(1)
    00:13:58 : 0 - NotConnected.
    00:13:58 : 1 - Normal connect success
    00:13:58 : 2 - Emergency connect success
    00:14:15 : Checking the connection with the cell phone...
    00:14:15 : dwWaitResetTime(40000 ms)
    00:14:16 : Phone Mode(1)
    00:14:16 : *****GetPhoneType Start*****
    00:14:18 : Phone Type : CDMA
    00:14:18 : *****Start GetPreviousStep*****
    00:14:18 : _GetPreviousStep(dwStep:0xffff)
    00:14:18 : _SetPhoneNumber retval=1
    00:14:18 : *****GetPhoneModel Start*****
    00:14:20 : *****GetPhoneBinaryVersion Start*****
    00:14:20 : Phone Bin Version : VM670ZV5_07
    00:14:20 : *****Get ESN / IMEI / MEID Start*****
    00:14:31 : ESN/IMEI/MEID : 8032B0D0
    00:14:31 : *****GetPhoneNumber Start*****
    00:14:34 : Phone Number : 8032B0D0
    00:14:34 : ˻ ĶŸ - ESN_IMEI : 8032B0D0, Model :
    00:14:34 : *******CheckBinVersion***************
    00:14:34 : New Bin Version(vm670zv4_13), Current Ver(VM670ZV5_07)
    00:14:34 : ֽ ̹Ƿ ׷̵带 ʿ䰡 .
    00:14:37 : _GetAuthMark : wAuthMark(21332)
    00:14:37 : Wait 3Sec
    00:14:42 : _SetAuthMark Ok : wAuthMark(21332), PhoneMode(1)
    00:14:42 : *****Start _GetBatteryLevel*****
    00:14:45 : Battery(5)
    00:14:46 : ResetPhone...
    00:14:47 : Checking the connection with the cell phone...
    00:14:47 : dwWaitResetTime(40000 ms)
    00:15:17 : _IsConnectedPhone Call
    00:15:22 : _IsConnectedPhone(1)
    00:15:22 : 0 - NotConnected.
    00:15:22 : 1 - Normal connect success
    00:15:22 : 2 - Emergency connect success
    00:15:22 : Phone Mode(1)
    00:15:22 : m_dwBootWaitTime(35520)
    00:15:22 : Checking the connection with the cell phone...
    00:15:22 : dwWaitResetTime(30000 ms)
    00:15:52 : _IsConnectedPhone Call
    00:15:58 : _IsConnectedPhone(1)
    00:15:58 : 0 - NotConnected.
    00:15:58 : 1 - Normal connect success
    00:15:58 : 2 - Emergency connect success
    00:15:58 : Phone Mode(1)
    00:15:58 : Call _ModeOffline()
    00:15:59 : *****CheckPCSyncPrograms Start*****
    00:15:59 : PCSyncPrograms Not Found
    00:16:00 : CLGMobileHttp Class Ҹ.
    00:16:00 : CLGMobileHttp Class Ҹ...
    00:16:00 : ****************CheckAndDownload********************
    00:16:00 : ******Extract Start vm670zv4_13.cab*****
    00:16:00 : Model Dll Dir(C:\ProgramData\LGMOBILEAX\Phone\)
    00:16:00 : Extracted C:\ProgramData\LGMOBILEAX\Phone\\VM670ZV4_13.S4_13.P61007.wdb\n
    00:16:00 : WDB(or DZ) FullPath(C:\ProgramData\LGMOBILEAX\Phone\\VM670ZV4_13.S4_13.P61007.wdb)
    00:16:00 : Extracted C:\ProgramData\LGMOBILEAX\Phone\\VM670ZV4_13.S4_13.P61007.wdh\n
    00:16:00 : Necessary information not found\n\nPlease contact via [link removed by user]LG Electronics Service Online :: Home[009,400,102,102,102].
    00:16:00 : [C:\ProgramData\LGMOBILEAX\Phone] 丮 õ
    00:16:01 : !pUpgrade->StartProcessing ... PostMsg STEP_TYPE_ENV_ERROR
    00:16:01 : CLGMobileHttp Class Ҹ.
    00:16:01 : CLGMobileHttp Class Ҹ...
    00:16:01 : Page_Error κԴϴ
    00:16:01 : OnStepMsg STEP_TYPE_ENV_ERROR delete m_pLGCyonUpdate

    Anyone got any idea what I did wrong?
    Thanks

    PS I am new to this stuff
    09-12-2011 11:47 PM
  7. Eollie's Avatar
    Hello,

    I am also unable to boot my Optimus V. Regular boot = LG logo follow by blank screen. Also unable to boot into recovery and emergency mode (vol down + home + power and vol down + back + power). Only way to get into emergency mode is to hold vol down + back and plug in usb. However, the emergency screen stays on forever (download is in progress. do not disconnect cable. and the circular icon doesn't move). I'm guessing that is not normal. It does flashes from time to time but it sounded like it is just being disconnected and reconnected again.

    Also plugging USB from off state, it goes from LG logo to blank screen. The silver background and battery screen doesn't show up.

    ~snip~
    Anyone got any idea what I did wrong?
    Thanks

    PS I am new to this stuff
    How old is your phone?

    Have you tried the method here?http://forums.androidcentral.com/opt...stom-roms.html

    The newer Optimus V's have the screen from the Optimus S so the driver software in most of the recoveries will not work. There is however some roms and a recovery that will work linked in that thread.
    09-13-2011 03:37 AM
  8. kgrassers's Avatar
    any luck getting the phone unbricked?
    12-06-2011 09:34 AM
  9. SirBarmy's Avatar
    I actually used and adjusted method 2, to my needs and got my phone to work, but there is a catch. It so far seems that the method I used will only work on a rooted device and you have flashed Xionia Clockwork (CWMA v1.2518.6) to the device. The following is what happened with my optimus v.

    The launcher unexpectedly appeared with error stating needing to force close. This kept looping and would not go away. Turned the phone off and entered into clockworkmod recovery. Due to not having a backup or recovery rom, I downloaded the stock optimus v rom and mounted the sd card attached by usb. Then wiped dalvik, cache, factory/data reset, and wiped cache. INstalled .zip and nothing... Since I could still mount the sd card for usb I just formatted the sd card (on my computer) and placed the Xionia Clockwork (CWMA v1.2518.6) on the usb and then installed that via zip options. (This needs to be done even though it may put your phone into a fast boot loop.)

    After this, you need to reboot your phone and it will run through a applying update sequence (again) and then get stuck on the virgin mobile screen. Take your battery out, and put it back in. Then start your phone via EMERGENCY mode (volume down, return button, and power button until lg logo appears and release.) Then follow these steps:

    1. Download the Optimus V Stock Firmware Cab: VM670ZV4_13.S4_13.P61007.cab
    2. Rename the cab file from VM670ZV4_13.S4_13.P61007.cab to VM670ZV4_13.cab
    3. Download the KP500 updater: http://forum.androidcentral.com/atta...-en-v0.4.2.zip
    4. Extract it into your C:\ directory such that KP500-Utils-EN.exe is located: C:\KP500-Utils-EN-0.4.2\KP500-Utils-EN.exe
    5. Place the Firmware cab file into the same directory
    6. Run KP500-Utils-EN.exe
    7. Press the letter J on your keyboard and press enter
    8. Type VM670 for Phone Model and press enter
    9. Type VM670ZV4_13.cab and press enter
    10. Type VM670ZV4_13 for the Version and press enter
    11. The updater will open up and probably complain that the phone is not connected. Just click restart and the program will continue.

    (note that during this whole time your computer will keep telling you its found new hardware and is installing it. Ignore that and continue, do not exit it though.)

    12. An error will pop up, click ok and lg s/w update window will open.
    13. Another error will appear, click ok.
    14. Since most of the user interface is in question mark form, when a window appears with two options to click, the three question marks mean yes, click the three question marks button.
    15. Click ok on the rest of the "errors" that pop up (until the progress bar reaches 100%.
    16. After reaching 100%, immediately close the lg updater windows and remove your phones battery.
    17. Replace your battery and restart your phone in RECOVERY mode (volume down key, home button, power button until lg logo appears and immediately release.)
    18. If you didn't skip installing Xionia Clockwork (CWMA v1.2518.6) as previously mentioned, this recovery mode will open (will be blue.)
    19. Once more remount your sd card via usb and place the stock (or custom rom) of your choice on the sd card via your computer.
    20. Wipe the dalvik cache, the data cache, and the factory data reset and then use the install .zip option to install your rom by choosing it from your sd card.

    This is what I did on my optimus v (using windows xp) since no other methods worked and I had nothing to lose with the phone. I'm running the stock rom I found and nothing appears to be wrong with it at this time.
    02-24-2012 08:10 AM
  10. asadullah's Avatar
    So your saying you got it to work on xp?
    02-24-2012 04:51 PM
  11. flip2405's Avatar
    anything new on this?
    02-28-2012 08:41 PM
  12. asadullah's Avatar
    anything new on this?
    Nope this still isn't working. Didn't you have a radio thread or something? What happened to that.

    never mind wrong person
    02-28-2012 08:57 PM
  13. Amnzero's Avatar
    I want to try this, but I can't find a good link to the VM firmware, and the LG recovery tool will not connect to my phone in Emergency mode. Emergency is the only boot option I have.. For some reason I am stuck in a pre-boot loop. The phone will not even charge, the LG logo comes on, and that is it.
    05-08-2012 02:00 AM
  14. drezliok's Avatar
    Unfortunately this method never worked.
    05-08-2012 06:35 AM
  15. Amnzero's Avatar
    But the method described by SirBarmy could work for me. I do have a custom recovery installed... The only thing I am missing is the firmware.
    05-08-2012 02:23 PM
  16. Cozad's Avatar
    The link to VM670ZV4_13.S4_13.P61007.cab is dead - I googled for 2 hours now and I cannot find this file. Anyone have a working link? T_T
    05-30-2012 09:25 PM
  17. asadullah's Avatar
    The link to VM670ZV4_13.S4_13.P61007.cab is dead - I googled for 2 hours now and I cannot find this file. Anyone have a working link? T_T
    These techniques don't work at all. You have to use the sprint cab files to get it to work
    05-31-2012 07:04 AM
  18. SirBarmy's Avatar
    The answer is yes I did get this method to work on xp if you see my first post. As far as the firmware and such, I used the one's that sammyz originally posted when he started this thread. My method was a bit twisted but I only had XP at the time.
    08-02-2012 03:40 PM
  19. sammyz's Avatar
    This thread is old and outdated, I fixed these e-mode methods to work, now can a mod please lock up this thread and archive it with links of methods that do work? TIA

    Edit: I PM'd cole2kb about it, he hasn't done anything...or he hasn't seen his PM.

    Sent from my LS670 using Android Central Forums
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    08-02-2012 04:21 PM
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