I think my lg esteem is truly brickedSupport


  1. blazer9636

    blazer9636 Member

    I was trying to update my Lg esteem from metro pcs. I followed the download and instructions from LG Esteem Update - 03/07/2012 - Official LG Phone Forum. The program finished analysis and download. When it got to update, at 7%, my lg esteem screen timed out and then this appear on the screen "Download is in progress. Do not disconnect cable." Afterwards i waited for more than 30 miuntes and the program stayed at 7% of updating. Then i decided to disconnect the cable and the phone remain in the "Download is in progress. Do not disconnect cable." screen. Even when i take out the battery and place it back in, the same screen appears. I try using the Lg mobile support tool again, but it stop at 40% on analysis. Can someone help me save my phone!

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  2. BRAINZ2013

    BRAINZ2013 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Hello and welcome to the forums . Sorry to see that u are having trouble with the esteem . Now i see that u are saying its Bricked. My question is what would make u think its bricked. Second question is why would you unplug the device while it was downloading this process takes from 15 to 30 minutes depending upon your internet . Now to be on the good side of things i hope the Ravens win this weekend don't you and i don't have gieco nor allstate . Let me stop playing your device can be repaired let me ask you which build are you running zvb or zvd
  3. blazer9636

    blazer9636 Member

    The reason i think its brick because the phone won't charge the battery anymore every since i tried the update...so basically is fully discharge now. Yet the phone screen still turn on with the "don't disconnect the cable" when i plug it in the USB from the computer or outlet. When i load up the lg mobile support tool, it says ZBA build.
  4. mrpnut

    mrpnut THE WORLD IS YOURS Guide

    When you have your phone plug in lg mobile support those it still give you an option to update your phone?
  5. blazer9636

    blazer9636 Member

    Yes, it gives me the option after it connects to the phone.
  6. BRAINZ2013

    BRAINZ2013 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Now try to update if it wont update u may need to downgrade then up grade again ... make sure u have all the drivers download to your pc and power off pc and repower and then try to upgrading
  7. blazer9636

    blazer9636 Member

    I've try updating many times and it stop at analysis at 40%, how would i downgrade it?
  8. BRAINZ2013

    BRAINZ2013 Well-Known Member Contributor

    What is the error message you getting sounds like battery is to low what kind of device u have .name make and model
  9. BRAINZ2013

    BRAINZ2013 Well-Known Member Contributor

    And how is your internet connection
  10. gbiggie

    gbiggie La patience et le pardon Guide

    Try the second part in this thread Emergency PB(phonebook) recovery.
    http://androidforums.com/showthread.php?p=3775233
    When finished it will have ZVB firmware then just make sure the phone has a charge over 60% and you can upgrade to ZVD:thumbup:
  11. blazer9636

    blazer9636 Member

    The error message i'm getting is "device not supported". Btw, when analysis get to 40%, at that moment is checking the phone number and i'm not sure if this phone uses a sim card because metro phones is known for not using sim.
    name: LG esteem(metro pcs)
    Make: LG
    Model: LGMS910
    and my my internet connection is excellent.
  12. blazer9636

    blazer9636 Member

    The problem with this solution is how can i downgrade to firmware ZVB when my firmware is currenlty ZMA, the one before that, basically its like im upgrading then right?
  13. gbiggie

    gbiggie La patience et le pardon Guide

    Correct-that's why I suggested to use the second document in the post-Emergency PB(phonebook) recovery. That is the fix you need:)
  14. blazer9636

    blazer9636 Member

    the post-Emergency PB(phonebook) recovery failed at 54%.
    Process: Emergency
    SubProc: Masterbin Download
    Cause: Retrying burning : Time out 5000 mili sec, nRetry count: 3
  15. gbiggie

    gbiggie La patience et le pardon Guide

    Hmm..have never seen that error before in 50+ times helping people/or doing the procedure myself.
    At this point you might as well take it to a corporate store and return it. It happened while trying to update the firmware/not root related so they should exchange it for you.
  16. blazer9636

    blazer9636 Member

    well i didn't give up, i kept trying to do the recovery and every single time i did it, it went up a couple of percent more till i did it the fifth time, then it worked! Thank you everybody, you guys helped me save my phone!!!!!:D
  17. gbiggie

    gbiggie La patience et le pardon Guide

    :cool::thumbup:
  18. mrpnut

    mrpnut THE WORLD IS YOURS Guide

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