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Unbricking your Sprint or Virgin Mobile USA phone using official tools and dll and bin files

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  1. ktb83

    ktb83 Well-Known Member

    And the procedure preserves nvram?

  2. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    Of course it does. The only procedure that doesn't is when using LGNPST to unbrick from download mode..
    Edit: I'm going to sleep.
  3. tjsanders

    tjsanders Well-Known Member

    yes, this method put the phone back too factory out of box. it writes all the partitions,prl,stock recovery,stock rom, unroot
  4. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    And it doesn't erase programming NV values (highly important, otherwise you have to make 5 threads on how to reprogram the phone...)
  5. tjsanders

    tjsanders Well-Known Member

    Doesn't erase NV Items or values. also if have your msl number i would do a ##786# after unbricking too reset all voice and data connections.
  6. james391

    james391 Well-Known Member

    I tried this and im pretty sure it worked. It got to 99% then said Error WM_PROGRESS_MSG
    We can't communicate with specific port

    But the phone works and is totally factory. So far everything is working
    tjsanders likes this.
  7. tjsanders

    tjsanders Well-Known Member

    yes it worked woo hoo. i forgot too mention when you error msg at 99 percent the port msg is normal. got too give you a thanks for letting me know how it went
  8. HaTrEd360

    HaTrEd360 Well-Known Member

    Update OP to include that so people don't freak out.
    tjsanders likes this.
  9. Slick

    Slick VIP Member VIP Member

    thanks for the post im sure your helping lots of people and now if i brick my phone i know where to go. :)
  10. cdavis357

    cdavis357 Member

    My phone just bricked gonna give your method a try much easier hope it works as good as it sounds
  11. tjsanders

    tjsanders Well-Known Member

    Please let me know if your virgin mobile or sprint elite user
  12. cdavis357

    cdavis357 Member

  13. cdavis357

    cdavis357 Member

    awsome worked like a charm no issues new phone even have to reactivate
  14. tjsanders

    tjsanders Well-Known Member

    Glad I could help you out
    cdavis357 likes this.
  15. tjsanders

    tjsanders Well-Known Member

    Just want too say thank you too everyone who has unbricked there phone using my method and gave me very good news and feedback that your phone no longer paperweight. it was alot of hard work. but it paid off so far.
    noxiousfix and james391 like this.
  16. Cool29043

    Cool29043 Member

    im stuck on step five the computer will not let me see my phones files
  17. bubalashkka

    bubalashkka Well-Known Member

    my elite is really messed up but when i try to open up flash tool it says this?

    "The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail."

    when i run the command line it scans and detects nothing, any ideas? :( help apreciated lol
  18. phenomx4

    phenomx4 Well-Known Member Developer

  19. Cool29043

    Cool29043 Member

    How can I install the drivers? whenever I try it ends up not installing. The only thing that always fails to install is the "LG AndroidNet USB Modem"
    Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
  20. tjsanders

    tjsanders Well-Known Member

  21. mcgraham89

    mcgraham89 Well-Known Member

    This thread should be a sticky IMO. Came in Handy. Quick and Easy. Thanks Tjsanders.
  22. SapientDust

    SapientDust New Member

    Made some progress so I edited this; Sorry I don't have permission to remove it.

    I'll be back with a more intelligent query tomorrow.
  23. tjsanders

    tjsanders Well-Known Member

    Sapientdust, don't understand your post. do you help with your device?
  24. ruffdraft2010

    ruffdraft2010 New Member

    Is this THE method to fix the "permanent download mode" problem on the vm696 (lg optimus elite)?
  25. phenomx4

    phenomx4 Well-Known Member Developer

    Yes It should fix that and restore everything like it was out of the box.

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