After roughly a week and a half of trying to recover my Shine Plus after the LG updater botched mid-upgrade, I've found a foolproof method of recovering your bricked Shine Plus. A very special thank you to karendar for both pointing me to the application used and spending his/her time helping me over the past week. Preface: Bear in mind, for the sake of clarity and your phones safety, I AM NOT responsible for the (mis)use or the resulting (in)operability of either the files presented here or your device. All files provided herein, unless otherwise stated, have been found in the open domain. This guide also assumes you are, at the very least, able to boot your phone to the LG bootscreen. Or, more simply, as long as your computer is able to recognize the phone's usb-serial interface, you should by all rights be able to restore the phone. Gathering required files: All files needed (EXCEPT for the rom, see section titled "Downloading your ROM") are included in the attached zip file (KDZ_FW_UPD_SHINE.zip). Downloading your ROM: To avoid accidentally downloading an incorrect ROM, I've pulled a URL from the LG update program which, when followed, will spit out a model (and MEID)-specific .KDZ, so there is NO chance of using the incorrect firmware. Navigate to where XXX is your phone's MEID, without dashes. Given a vaild MEID, the script will give you a text string containing a direct link to download the .KDZ firmware file. TO NOTE: The kdz file given to you contains android 2.3. I have not been able to test the possibility of reverting to a previous version of android with this method. Preparing the application for use: Once you've downloaded the attached ZIP and your phone's firmware, navigate to your download folder and un-zip the attached file. The location of the extracted folder has no bearing on the operation of the program, you may as well place it on the desktop for convenience. Then, find the .KDZ file you've just downloaded and place it in the folder containing the freshly extracted KDZ_FW. Open the folder containing KDZ_FW and open/install the "msxml.msi", making sure you restart your computer after installation. Using KDZ_FW: Navigate to the folder containing KDZ_FW, and open the file titled "KDZ_FW_UPD.exe". Set "Type:" field to CDMA, and set the "PhoneMode" field to "EMERGENCY". Click the 'open file' icon next the "KDZ File" field, and navigate to and select the .KDZ file you downloaded earlier. Then, simply attach your phone to the computer, and press "Launch Software Update". Unbricked phone in 3.......2.......1....... and there you go. If you'd like any assistance or have any questions, feel free to reply or message me. I hope this guide can be of some help to those of you whos phones have been bricked.