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Old January 3rd, 2013, 12:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Return to stock ZVD, the easy way.

Thanks to LDrifta for the stock zvd zip.
All I did was make easy, step by step instructions.

I tried this myself on my personal phone and made this guide along the way. I can confirm that this works 100% .

I am not responsible for your device..... or health. LOL
*Must be on a ZVD based rom to use this guide*

Guide:
1. Download stock zvd zip to your computer (link at bottom)
2. Unzip the file and you will get a folder named: zvd_stock (drag it to your desktop, do not rename it)
3. Plug your phone to computer and switch it to mass storage and allow few seconds to mount
4. In windows go to start menu and open my computer - next open removable disk - next open clockworkmod - next open backup (leave this folder open)
5. Now drag the zvd_stock folder that we placed on your desktop to the folder we left open (wait till it's finished copying over)
6. Now unplug phone from computer and plug it to power outlet instead and boot phone into recovery and make a backup just in case
7. Then wipe data - next wipe cache - next wipe dalvik cache
8. Now go to backup and restore - next go to restore - now click on zvd_stock and flash this
9. Once process is finished, reboot
10. The first time you boot you may have trouble with data, you may notice your 4G and signal bars are greyed (don't panic) just put your phone in airplane mode and and wait 10 seconds then take back off airplane mode and that should work. (worked for me)
11. You should now be on a completely stock phone only with root. If you wish to also un-root, see next post below.

Guys Iíve tried this twice on Windows and both times worked flawlessly just follow this guide exactly and all should go well.

ZVD Stock download:
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Steps to Un-root and remove CWM recovery, or just un-root:
(only remove CWM Recovery if you're on stock rom)
*see post above for returning to stock ZVD*

1. Go to this link and download the LG-Esteem-Revo_AIO.zip
[CWM][ROOT][RZR] Root & Recovery AIO - UPDATED 2-19-2012

2. Make sure that USB Debugging is enabled and Internet Connection is enabled on your phone. Also make sure all USB drivers are installed on your pc.
For usb drivers go here: LG LGMS910 Support: Find Manuals & Warranty Info | LG USA

3. Connect phone to pc then pull down notification bar and make sure it's on internet connection.

4. Run the .bat file in windows and choose option 5 to install stock recovery this removes cwm recovery. When finished close the program but leave phone connected to pc. (if you're just un-rooting, skip this step)

5. Run the .bat file again this time choosing option 4 for unrooting when done you should be free of cwm recovery and unrooted.

6. After removing clockworkmod successfully, go to settings/privacy and do a factory data reset. (if you only un-rooted, skip this step)

7. You can use this app to check if you are unrooted or rooted. Root Checker

I tried this method and it worked for me. I was also able to re-root and install cwm recovery again. I have not tried this with the touch version of CWM recovery.

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I've noticed that from time to time people want to restore their phone to stock zvd but some can't get any of the methods in the forum to work so I made this very detailed guide to do so. This is the easiest way by far.

Thanks to LDrifta for posting the stock zvd zip and some instructions.
All I did was make easy, step by step instructions.

I tried this myself on my personal phone and made this guide along the way. I can confirm that this works 100% without a doubt.

I am not responsible for your device..... or health. LOL

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1. Download stock zvd zip to your computer (link at bottom)
2. Unzip the file and you will get a folder named: zvd_stock (drag it to your desktop, do not rename it)
3. Plug your phone to computer and switch it to mass storage and allow few seconds to mount
4. In windows go to start menu and open my computer - next open removable disk - next open clockworkmod - next open backup (leave this folder open)
5. Now drag the zvd_stock folder that we placed on your desktop to the folder we left open (wait till it's finished copying over)
6. Now unplug phone from computer and plug it to power outlet instead and boot phone into recovery and make a backup just in case
7. Then wipe data - next wipe cache - next wipe dalvik cache
8. Now go to backup and restore - next go to restore - now click on zvd_stock and flash this
9. Once process is finished, reboot
10. The first time you boot you may have trouble with data, you may notice your 4G and signal bars are greyed (don't panic) just put your phone in airplane mode and and wait 10 seconds then take back off airplane mode and that should work. (worked for me)
11. You should now be on a completely stock phone only with root. If you wish to also un-root, I have included a link for that, just read along and you'll be fine.

Guys Iíve tried this twice on both linux and windows and both times worked flawlessly just follow this guide exactly and all should go well.

ZVD Stock download:
http://d-h.st/QTK

For un-rooting go here:
http://androidforums.com/esteem-all-things-root/436718-unrooter-download.html
ive been trying for days to get to stock,my esteem is in need of a return,very quick,so far ive followed the steps by the t and it does easily work.thank you all again, now have a question ,is there anything i should do before i unroot,and head into to my so called corporate store and argue like the employees own the phones lol j/k
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ive been trying for days to get to stock,my esteem is in need of a return,very quick,so far ive followed the steps by the t and it does easily work.thank you all again, now have a question ,is there anything i should do before i unroot,and head into to my so called corporate store and argue like the employees own the phones lol j/k
Once you have successfully un-rooted open your app drawer and make sure super user is gone. Then install root checker (link below) and run it to make sure you are completely un-rooted. You may also want to delete clockworkmod folder from your external sd-card (optional). Once all this is done and you are absolutely sure, you can walk into Metro like you own the place (joke). LOL

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Once you have successfully un-rooted open your app drawer and make sure super user is gone. Then install root checker (link below) and run it to make sure you are completely un-rooted. You may also want to delete clockworkmod folder from your external sd-card (optional). Once all this is done and you are absolutely sure, you can walk into Metro like you own the place (joke). LOL

Root Checker

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ok thanks im going to throw bk in my stock sd that came with fone andthen hopefully ill b bk to reroot and start where i left off,i do know the the stock fone is very sensitive to touch screen and such
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MD5 mismatch is all I get in CWM with 2 recoveries I've tried, any suggestions?
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MD5 mismatch is all I get in CWM with 2 recoveries I've tried, any suggestions?
I googled your problem and it seems to be that when you restore good backups and you get md5 mismatch, it could be because of a bad external sd card.

Try putting the backup in the internal sd card and restore it from there in CWM to see if it works. If it does then you know you have a bad external sd card. Also download the zvd backup again just in case it was a bad download.

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make sure there are no spaces in the backup name and also you can uncheck check md5 sum check.
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make sure there are no spaces in the backup name and also you can uncheck check md5 sum check.
This.


I would still prefer to return to 100% stock via downgrading or upgrading.
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Absolutely... You can always downgrade then upgrade, but if that seems too difficult this guide would be an easy alternative.
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This actually worked for me following the steps exactly as you listed and putting the backup on the internal card.
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i cant copy the file to my sd card because it says i need more room :[ i already deleted alot of things, could i delete the flash #2 file?
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Nevermind! I got it to work and my phone is back to metro!But I didn't do the unrooting right I just checked and my phone is still rooted, I was kind of confused on step 4 and 5 I don't know what files they are.??
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Nevermind! I got it to work and my phone is back to metro! But i did have a question on step 4 on removing cwm where to i find the .bat file????, sorry to bug!!!
Download this if you haven't already, then unzip it and in that folder you should see the Root_n_RecoveryAIO.bat

http://unleashedprepaids.com/media/phones/esteem/LG-Esteem-Revo_AIO.zip
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Download this if you haven't already, then unzip it and in that folder you should see the Root_n_RecoveryAIO.bat

http://unleashedprepaids.com/media/phones/esteem/LG-Esteem-Revo_AIO.zip
There's Root_n_RecoveryAIO and Root_n_RecoveryAIO.sh only
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Go with the first one. Not the .sh
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Ahhh I got it never mind again, so sorry to bother I read the directions carefully this time lol thanks again for this! It helped ALOT you're the best!!
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how do you uncheck MD5 ?
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how do you uncheck MD5 ?
I've never had md5 error, so I don't know.
If you are getting md5 error, try placing the backup in your internal sd instead of the external sd, and restore from there.

Make sure to not rename the backup and that there are no spaces in the name.
Just to be sure it wasn't a bad download... download the the backup again from a pc.
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I've never had md5 error, so I don't know.
If you are getting md5 error, try placing the backup in your internal sd instead of the external sd, and restore from there.

Make sure to not rename the backup and that there are no spaces in the name.
Just to be sure it wasn't a bad download... download the the backup again from a pc.
i did all that but its still saying MD5 mismatch
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Steps to Un-root and remove CWM recovery, or just un-root:

1. Go to this link and download the LG-Esteem-Revo_AIO.zip
[CWM][ROOT][RZR] Root & Recovery AIO - UPDATED 2-19-2012

2. Make sure that USB Debugging is enabled and Internet Connection is enabled on your phone. Also make sure all USB drivers are installed on your pc.
For usb drivers go here: LG LGMS910 Support: Find Manuals & Warranty Info | LG USA

3. Connect phone to pc then pull down notification bar and make sure it's on internet connection.

4. Run the .bat file in windows and choose option 5 to install stock recovery this removes cwm recovery. When finished close the program but leave phone connected to pc.

5. Run the .bat file again this time choosing option 4 for unrooting when done you should be free of cwm recovery and unrooted.

6. After removing clockworkmod successfully, go to settings/privacy and do a factory data reset and this will make your phone completely bone stock like the day you bought it.

7. You can use this app to check if you are unrooted or rooted. Root Checker

I tried this method and it worked for me. I was also able to re-root and install cwm recovery again. I have not tried this with the touch version of CWM recovery.

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ok so I got the rom stock, but now i'm having driver issues or something USB. I have the drivers installed from LG. when I connect my phone to laptop (windows7) windows does the whole USB search and install drivers. I cancelled that. and the phones drop down menu says "can not switch USB mode with factory cable" it's charging, but no go.
I uninstalled the drivers tried another older driver from Lg's update tool, same problem.
I'm using the same laptop I rooted with. same cable. I tried another cable, same thing.
I need to return my phone to stock with no root. you know warranty return.
can anyone help me?
it started yesterday when I randomly lost CDMA calls and texts. my 4G data works fine.

is there a way I can just brick it and have warranty cover it, or how can I get the usb working?
right now i'm stock rom with root from this guide.
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ok so I got the rom stock, but now i'm having driver issues or something USB. I have the drivers installed from LG. when I connect my phone to laptop (windows7) windows does the whole USB search and install drivers. I cancelled that. and the phones drop down menu says "can not switch USB mode with factory cable" it's charging, but no go.
I uninstalled the drivers tried another older driver from Lg's update tool, same problem.
I'm using the same laptop I rooted with. same cable. I tried another cable, same thing.
I need to return my phone to stock with no root. you know warranty return.
can anyone help me?
it started yesterday when I randomly lost CDMA calls and texts. my 4G data works fine.

is there a way I can just brick it and have warranty cover it, or how can I get the usb working?
right now i'm stock rom with root from this guide.
I don't have the Esteem any more but I'll try to help best I can remember.

---Go to settings and enable usb debugging
---Also in settings select internet connection as default
---Now in windows 7 disable anti-virus and UAC
video tutorial to disable UAC
---After the above steps... Begin the process from the second post from the beginning.
---This time don't cancel windows 7 driver search as you mentioned.

Other than this I can't think of anything else why you would be having these issues.

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---Go to settings and enable usb debugging
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---Now in windows 7 disable anti-virus and UAC
video tutorial to disable UAC
---After the above steps... Begin the process from the second post from the beginning.
---This time don't cancel windows 7 driver search as you mentioned.

Other than this I can't think of anything else why you would be having these issues.

Hope this helps.
ok so I should of done some more digging around first... I was stuck in the whole "test mode" got it out of test mode. I'm considering leaving the prl and MIN broken and unrooting, so I can turn in for warranty. I wouldn't mind a new unit.
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Ahh... test mode can stick it to you sometimes.

As long as they don't find clockworkmod recovery and root on your device, you'll be fine... Otherwise they'll flag your account in their system so that you can't get warranty in any Metro store.
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Ahh... test mode can stick it to you sometimes.

As long as they don't find clockworkmod recovery and root on your device, you'll be fine... Otherwise they'll flag your account in their system so that you can't get warranty in any Metro store.
it's all good. thanks to this Thread!!! I was just able to return for my warranty.
they charged me $15 and I got a refurbed unit (doesn't look physically used at all, but has 240 hours talk time)

my old unit was having memory issues. first two weeks ago I lost my contacts and call logs. yesterday I lost my MIN/phone number settings so I had no calls or texts. After reprogramming via ##626* it wouldn't store the new info. every reboot it would be blank.

well at least I now have a working one. Was hoping for a brand new one, but w/e now I can flash and tweak this one. And hope it doesn't have hardware issues.
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Firstly, thanks GameTheory for making this guide! I am wanting to revert my phone back to stock, then unroot it.

I am on ZVD, with CWM touch. Now, with the stock backup that was provided in the first post. Everything went well with the flash, stellar actually.

Now, I am at the point of installing the stock recovery, I chose option 5... as the script was going through its steps, I noticed it appeared to be trying to restart my phone numerous times but the device only restarted twice. Now this might not make a lot of sense, so I saved the log - also I noticed (to my knowledge) that it seems like nothing was written to the phone, because of Read-only file system errors?

Idk... maybe you guys can make sense of the log, I'm not trying to continue to option #4 until I hear from someone with more experience in this department!

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[*] LG Esteem root script v2 (Windows version)[*] Copyright (c) 2012 Dan Rosenberg (@djrbliss)[*][*] RZR built by PlayfulGod[*] RZR Install by PlayfulGod"[*] Copyright (c) 2012 PlayfulGod"[*]"[*] Root the LG Esteem, ZVB or ZVC and Installs RZR[*][*] Before continuing, ensure USB debugging is enabled

and that your[*] phone is connected via USB.[*][*] Press enter to root your phone...
Press any key to continue . . .[*][*] Waiting for device...
* daemon not running. starting it now *
* daemon started successfully *[*] Device found.
rm failed for /data/bootlogo/bootlogopid, No such file

or directory
link failed No such file or directory[*] Rebooting...[*] Waiting for reboot...
cannot create /data/local.prop: permission denied[*] Rebooting again...[*] Waiting for reboot...
'#' is not recognized as an internal or external

command,
operable program or batch file.[*] Installing root tools...
remount failed: Operation not permitted
failed to copy 'Files\su' to '/system/bin/su': Read-only

file system
Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: Read-only file system
link failed File exists
failed to copy 'Files\Superuser.apk' to

'/system/app/Superuser.apk': Read-only f
ile system
failed to copy 'Files\busybox' to '/system/xbin/busybox':

Read-only file system
Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: Read-only file

system
[*] Pushing Stock Recovery to Phone

4479 KB/s (16777216 bytes in 3.657s)
[*] Installing Stock Recovery

/dev/block/mmcblk0p14: cannot open for write:

Permission denied
'#' is not recognized as an internal or external

command,
operable program or batch file.[*] Cleaning up...
rm failed for /data/local.prop, No such file or

directory[*] Rebooting one last time...[*] Root complete!!!
[*] Finished Installing Stock Recovery!!!
[*] Enjoy!
Press any key to continue . . .
UPDATE :
I hadn't heard anything, so.. I finally got up the nerve to try rebooting to recovery from titanium backup, just to see what would happen... and it booted into CWM touch...

I've never attempted to unroot before, and I'm super lost now.
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Wow, this may be the easiest way yet to return to stock!
I say we sticky this
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Ok I followed ur directions and everything seemed to go great but when I went into "About Phone" and checked the "SW Version" it still says "MS910ZVE" ... Am I missing a step here or something?
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Ok I followed ur directions and everything seemed to go great but when I went into "About Phone" and checked the "SW Version" it still says "MS910ZVE" ... Am I missing a step here or something?

Anyone? Just looking for a easy way to downgrade because the downgrade tutorial sticky wit screenshots is TERRIBLE! The directions are very difficult to follow since it was made a LONG time ago and all the software versions are different now so nothings the same
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Does an easy way to downgrade exist? To any SW version... I would prefer VZD but don't matter
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is the above mentioned method applicable to remove clockwork recovery on my HTC DESIRE C ? ... please help i want to remove CWM...
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Don't know try it out this is for the esteem . And as you look you posted on the esteem not htc
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would this also update the baseband and kernal?

i would like to upgrade from zvb to zvd
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No you will need to use this to upgrade


http://www.lg.com/us/support-mobile/lg-MS910#software
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LG MS910 Support: Find Manuals & Warranty Info | LG USA

Yes this is what you need to use.... and to bad for some reason it WILL NOT work for me! have never had a problem with it before just for some reason it won't let me go from zvb to zvc or any of them for that matter
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Well if u look its a way to get the zve on the device just like u got the zvb . its called the zve tot . you flash this through the lgpnst the same way u flashed the zvb . see we still around you just have to search around for the tools to help or if not feel free to ask for help .
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Well if u look its a way to get the zve on the device just like u got the zvb . its called the zve tot . you flash this through the lgpnst the same way u flashed the zvb . see we still around you just have to search around for the tools to help or if not feel free to ask for help .
holy crap i can't believe i forgot about that, wow ive been going crazy all day with this phone... Thanks man now i need to track down this tot. file haha
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Hold on I got u

Try this for zve tot


http://androidforums.com/esteem-all-things-root/754287-here-folks-ms910zve_01-tot.html#post6072544
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No joke i was just going to post the link for that thread I happened to stumble over it as well, Thanks again man!

ill let ya know how it goes!
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File does not show in restore menu... What am I doing wrong?
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