Unbricking/Unroot/Return to Stock LG Spirit 4G


Last Updated: 2014-11-12 21:14:19
  1. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    Due to the phone having a locked bootloader, it's very likely you will brick your Spirit somehow.
    This will fix that. :D

    Stuff to Download
    Download Firmware: http://androidforums.com/spirit-4g-...-lg-spirit-4g-official-firmware-ms87010a.html
    Download Drivers: MS870 3.8.1 Drivers
    Download KDZ: KDZ_FW_UPD_EN.zip

    Getting into Emergency Mode (Download Mode)
    From powered off,
    Hold volume up and down and plug in USB.
    (To get out of e-mode, hold power button for 10 seconds, or pull battery.) DO NOT DO WHILE FLASHING

    Instructions:
    1. Install phone drivers
    2. Install msxml.msi
    3. Disable antivirus software
    4. Open UpTestEX_mod2_marwin.exe
    5. Wait for the program to open
    6. Look for "Encrypt cab file to kdz file"
    7. Click the folder icon
    8. Choose the location of the cab you downloaded for MS870 firmware
    9. Encrypt cab -> kdz Program will freeze up. DO NOT EXIT until program shows the location of the new file!!! Otherwise it won't finish converting.
    10. Close program
    11. Open KDZ_FW_UPD.exe
    12. "Type" choose CDMA
    13. Choose in "Phonemode": Emergency
    14. Click the folder icon and choose the kdz file that UpTestEX_mod2_marwin.exe just made.
    15. Click Launch software update and enjoy!

    If you are stuck in a bootloop after this, from powered off:
    Hold Volume Down+Power and press Power. You will lose all data not stored on SD card.

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  2. Spdfreak34

    Spdfreak34 Well-Known Member

    Volume up + Volume down + Power gets you this screen.

    [​IMG]

    When you try to flash the KDZ file on this screen you get "phone not found".
  3. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    Yea, I know that now...after the super bowl there will be a guide to get into e-mode.
  4. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    Wait, does the spirit have a camera button?
  5. Spdfreak34

    Spdfreak34 Well-Known Member

    no, it doesn't.
  6. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    Ok 4 seconds left in game
    Edit, game over.
    Ravens win :D
  7. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    Ok, forcing download mode added, someone confirm this please :)
  8. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    Can someone try this to get into download mode?

    From phone off:
    Hold volume up and down and plug in USB.
  9. skrapmetal

    skrapmetal Well-Known Member

    Works here...
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  10. KervinMoreno

    KervinMoreno Well-Known Member

    It says "PHONE NOT FOUND!"

    :confused: :confused:
  11. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    Are your drivers installed?
  12. bnb25

    bnb25 Well-Known Member

    i keep getting Extract file error. Whats mean?
  13. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    It means you didn't download the entire thing. Redownload the firmware.
  14. bnb25

    bnb25 Well-Known Member


    I did and still the same thing. would it being a 64bit computer be a problem?
  15. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    Nope...maybe it didn't convert correctly.make sure the MBs of the KDZ matches that of the cab.
  16. bnb25

    bnb25 Well-Known Member

    got it, after the 4 times download the firmware it worked. Thanks for the help.:thumb::rock:
  17. PlayfulAlien

    PlayfulAlien Well-Known Member

    will this get me to get my phone to 1.5ghz
  18. bnb25

    bnb25 Well-Known Member


    this is just to get yoru phone out of a brick state. Spirit is already set to 1.5 even though metro list it as 1.2
  19. PlayfulAlien

    PlayfulAlien Well-Known Member

    how can you tell if it is 1.5ghz? just wanna noe
  20. PlayfulAlien

    PlayfulAlien Well-Known Member

    i feel slow rite noe i just download romtoolbox and saw the cpu at 1512ghz
  21. bnb25

    bnb25 Well-Known Member

    lol there you go. if you use quadrant standard and go to system information. it will also tell you.
  22. strutter67

    strutter67 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Works great! I just removed the sd card so I would save my stuff. After unbricking reinserted it and all is good.
  23. OrKo

    OrKo Well-Known Member

    I accidentally uninstalled the google movies app before I read the disclaimer about which apps not to delete. The phone kept running fine until this afternoon when I got a security error when attempting to reboot. Now I'm trying to follow these directions and I keep getting stuck when trying to run the KDZ_FW_UPD. I keep getting kdz encrypt error/ extract file error. Any help??

    Thanks OrKo
  24. OrKo

    OrKo Well-Known Member

    Keep getting the kdz decrypt error extract file error. in the firmware down it says the file is 681mb when I download it it says 681mb when I pull it into a folder it's reading 680mb the kdz file uptest made is the same size as the cab file 680. Any help? still got a semi brick here
  25. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    Wrong file size, Redownload with a different browser.

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