Unbricking/Unroot/Return to Stock LG Spirit 4G


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  1. bnb25

    bnb25 Well-Known Member

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    its the firmware download, i had to download it 4 times to get a good one. i don't know whats up with that, try the alternative link he has
     

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  2. OrKo

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    No the download was complete, my error was when I tried to move it from the downloads folder to the folder where I'm keeping all the unbricking files. Some how some where something just fudged, when I followed the step leaving the the files where they downloaded to all went smooth. So I finally got it to go through. I can't thank you enough for this guide on unbricking! One thing I have noticed since owning and rooting all my android devices, most of the guidelines are written in ways expecting all users to know how to operate all these programs small details like extract files from zip into new folder in order for programs to run properly are just assumed I can't tell you how many times I tried running the ex files while in 7zip and they didn't run properly until I pulled them out. Lil details like if you move d/ld'd files you may loose data are also overlooked, had I not been desperate to try all options I might not have known this and returned to metro for a refurb just over a minor detail. All that said I'm glad I figured this all out and again I thank you Sammyz for this guide, without it I'd have had a semi brick.
     
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  3. rsurfer

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    Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you

    Mot sure why I didnt read the no delete google crap note , oh well , Thank you

    worked well
     
  4. rsurfer

    rsurfer Well-Known Member

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    called metro now 4G
     
  5. jamesmania88

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    where is the torrent to the firmware? I want to help seed it.
     
  6. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide This Topic's Starter

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    edit:
    Never mind, just needed to update windows 7. It's been a long time since I use it.
     
  9. Bard

    Bard Well-Known Member Developer

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    Interesting... while making custom rom for spirit, I accidentally flashed LG Motions's firmware to Spirit, eventually the phone bricked.

    I could see phone was turning on (lcd lit up) but no message showed up at all, no download mode message, no factory reset message even with key combinations.

    So I just assumed I was in download mode and connected USB and flashed Spirit firmware.. surprisingly it was flashing all firmware files and doing all the steps, eventually phone rebooted and went back to normal (phew..)

    so even though you don't see the factory mode message, the phone might be in factory reset as long as you turn on with volume + - , i thought i perma bricked my phone but it wasn't :)
     
  10. jamesmania88

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    Well glad you got it solved. Hopefully rom soon.
     
  11. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide This Topic's Starter

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    Is your 4G working?
     
  12. Bard

    Bard Well-Known Member Developer

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    Yeah right now everything is working, 4g, 3g, wifi, call, text,
     
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  13. AquerMang

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    @sammyz: Maybe post some CRC/MD5/SHA1's for the firmware file? It'd be nice to say these extract errors are definitely caused by a bad download.

    Thanks.
     
  14. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide This Topic's Starter

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    Done :thumbup:
    MD5: ce6edfdc6e5ac820028e568260687fa7
    SHA-1: 7fa7c347e4574e3d44615086d94b31def34cb6ec
     
  15. MetroPOS13

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    Does the app tell me to unplug? or just finish writing script?

    My phone was bricked..and it went through everything, doesn't say unplug on the app though.

    My phone says "Need to charge more to power on".


    Is it done? Or do I need to let my laptop charge it so the app can finish installing the KDZ?
     
  16. GameTheory

    GameTheory Well-Known Member Developer

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    Once you get this last line, the unbrick is done and you can unplug the phone...

    Step Complete : DSP Write
     
  17. MetroPOS13

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    That was a quick reply! I had already said **** it and unplugged it...I'm not exactly sure what the issue was why I had a brick though.

    I download the gapps.zip and it bricked during the download?!?! I'm gonna keep a close watch on the phone the next few days as a stock phone and if I have any issues I'll force a brick then get it replaced by Metro.
     
  18. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide This Topic's Starter

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    You didn't delete videos.apk, did you?
     
  19. OrKo

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    Lol I did that once it didn't brick until I rebooted the phone though, and all I was the LG logo with a security error message and that's all lol. Not a fun time :(
     
  20. MetroPOS13

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    No I didn't delete any Google apps at all, I know thats a no-no. It went into a bootloop during a download, then I tried a factory reset...and it stayed in bootloop. My only guess is that possibly once the zip was downloaded one of my file explorer's were set to auto unzip file after download and it caused the crash. I'm not exactly sure to be honest. It was rooted, bloatware removed except for Google apps..custom bootload, stock rom, 2nit recovery, google now installed and then just games.

    Either way, thank you tons Sammyz for the write-up and saving my phone!!
     
  21. howeejr

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    so say i want to just unroot, i gotta do the same thing as if i was bricked?
     
  22. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide This Topic's Starter

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    Yep.
     
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    "UpTestEX_mod2_marwin" does not seem to work om Windows 8 64bit.:(
     
  24. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide This Topic's Starter

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    Right click it>Properties>Compatibility tab> Run in compatibility as Windows XP SP3
    But make sure the task isn't running before you change it.
     
  25. shatterstar78

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    Still does not work.
     

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