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  1. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert
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    Return to stock ZVD, the easy way.

    Thanks to LDrifta for the stock zvd zip.
    All I did was make easy, step by step instructions.

    I tried this myself on my personal phone and made this guide along the way. I can confirm that this works 100% .

    I am not responsible for your device..... or health. LOL
    *Must be on a ZVD based rom to use this guide*

    1. Download stock zvd zip to your computer (link at bottom)
    2. Unzip the file and you will get a folder named: zvd_stock (drag it to your desktop, do not rename it)
    3. Plug your phone to computer and switch it to mass storage and allow few seconds to mount
    4. In windows go to start menu and open my computer - next open removable disk - next open clockworkmod - next open backup (leave this folder open)
    5. Now drag the zvd_stock folder that we placed on your desktop to the folder we left open (wait till it's finished copying over)
    6. Now unplug phone from computer and plug it to power outlet instead and boot phone into recovery and make a backup just in case
    7. Then wipe data - next wipe cache - next wipe dalvik cache
    8. Now go to backup and restore - next go to restore - now click on zvd_stock and flash this
    9. Once process is finished, reboot
    10. The first time you boot you may have trouble with data, you may notice your 4G and signal bars are greyed (don't panic) just put your phone in airplane mode and and wait 10 seconds then take back off airplane mode and that should work. (worked for me)
    11. You should now be on a completely stock phone only with root. If you wish to also un-root, see next post below.

    Guys I

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  2. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert
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    Steps to Un-root and remove CWM recovery, or just un-root:
    (only remove CWM Recovery if you're on stock rom)
    *see post above for returning to stock ZVD*

    1. Go to this link and download the LG-Esteem-Revo_AIO.zip

    2. Make sure that USB Debugging is enabled and Internet Connection is enabled on your phone. Also make sure all USB drivers are installed on your pc.
    For usb drivers go here: LG LGMS910 Support: Find Manuals & Warranty Info | LG USA

    3. Connect phone to pc then pull down notification bar and make sure it's on internet connection.

    4. Run the .bat file in windows and choose option 5 to install stock recovery this removes cwm recovery. When finished close the program but leave phone connected to pc. (if you're just un-rooting, skip this step)

    5. Run the .bat file again this time choosing option 4 for unrooting when done you should be free of cwm recovery and unrooted.

    6. After removing clockworkmod successfully, go to settings/privacy and do a factory data reset. (if you only un-rooted, skip this step)

    7. You can use this app to check if you are unrooted or rooted. Root Checker

    I tried this method and it worked for me. I was also able to re-root and install cwm recovery again. I have not tried this with the touch version of CWM recovery.

    Good Luck :thumb:
  3. fullbloodedmut

    fullbloodedmut Android Enthusiast

  4. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Once you have successfully un-rooted open your app drawer and make sure super user is gone. Then install root checker (link below) and run it to make sure you are completely un-rooted. You may also want to delete clockworkmod folder from your external sd-card (optional). Once all this is done and you are absolutely sure, you can walk into Metro like you own the place (joke). LOL

    Root Checker

    Hope this helps :thumbup:
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  5. fullbloodedmut

    fullbloodedmut Android Enthusiast

    ok thanks im going to throw bk in my stock sd that came with fone andthen hopefully ill b bk to reroot and start where i left off,i do know the the stock fone is very sensitive to touch screen and such
  6. Slickinator

    Slickinator Android Enthusiast

    MD5 mismatch is all I get in CWM with 2 recoveries I've tried, any suggestions?
  7. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I googled your problem and it seems to be that when you restore good backups and you get md5 mismatch, it could be because of a bad external sd card.

    Try putting the backup in the internal sd card and restore it from there in CWM to see if it works. If it does then you know you have a bad external sd card. Also download the zvd backup again just in case it was a bad download.

    Hope this helps.
  8. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Extreme Android User

    make sure there are no spaces in the backup name and also you can uncheck check md5 sum check.
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  9. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Extreme Android User


    I would still prefer to return to 100% stock via downgrading or upgrading.
  10. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Absolutely... You can always downgrade then upgrade, but if that seems too difficult this guide would be an easy alternative.
  11. racinmason001

    racinmason001 Android Enthusiast

    This actually worked for me following the steps exactly as you listed and putting the backup on the internal card.
  12. bmc1793

    bmc1793 Newbie

    i cant copy the file to my sd card because it says i need more room :[ i already deleted alot of things, could i delete the flash #2 file?
  13. bmc1793

    bmc1793 Newbie

    Nevermind! I got it to work and my phone is back to metro!But I didn't do the unrooting right I just checked and my phone is still rooted, I was kind of confused on step 4 and 5 I don't know what files they are.??
  14. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Download this if you haven't already, then unzip it and in that folder you should see the Root_n_RecoveryAIO.bat

  15. bmc1793

    bmc1793 Newbie

  16. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Go with the first one. Not the .sh
  17. bmc1793

    bmc1793 Newbie

    Ahhh I got it never mind again, so sorry to bother I read the directions carefully this time lol thanks again for this! It helped ALOT you're the best!!
  18. Lonz

    Lonz Well-Known Member

    how do you uncheck MD5 ?
  19. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I've never had md5 error, so I don't know.
    If you are getting md5 error, try placing the backup in your internal sd instead of the external sd, and restore from there.

    Make sure to not rename the backup and that there are no spaces in the name.
    Just to be sure it wasn't a bad download... download the the backup again from a pc.
  20. Lonz

    Lonz Well-Known Member

    i did all that but its still saying MD5 mismatch
  21. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    LOL. I knew it was user error. Glad you got it worked out. ;) :D :thumbup:
  22. cocokasper

    cocokasper Well-Known Member

    ok so I got the rom stock, but now i'm having driver issues or something USB. I have the drivers installed from LG. when I connect my phone to laptop (windows7) windows does the whole USB search and install drivers. I cancelled that. and the phones drop down menu says "can not switch USB mode with factory cable" it's charging, but no go.
    I uninstalled the drivers tried another older driver from Lg's update tool, same problem.
    I'm using the same laptop I rooted with. same cable. I tried another cable, same thing.
    I need to return my phone to stock with no root. you know warranty return.
    can anyone help me?
    it started yesterday when I randomly lost CDMA calls and texts. my 4G data works fine.

    is there a way I can just brick it and have warranty cover it, or how can I get the usb working?
    right now i'm stock rom with root from this guide.
  23. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I don't have the Esteem any more but I'll try to help best I can remember.

    ---Go to settings and enable usb debugging
    ---Also in settings select internet connection as default
    ---Now in windows 7 disable anti-virus and UAC
    video tutorial to disable UAC
    ---After the above steps... Begin the process from the second post from the beginning.
    ---This time don't cancel windows 7 driver search as you mentioned.

    Other than this I can't think of anything else why you would be having these issues.

    Hope this helps.
  24. cocokasper

    cocokasper Well-Known Member

    ok so I should of done some more digging around first... I was stuck in the whole "test mode" got it out of test mode. I'm considering leaving the prl and MIN broken and unrooting, so I can turn in for warranty. I wouldn't mind a new unit.
  25. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Ahh... test mode can stick it to you sometimes.

    As long as they don't find clockworkmod recovery and root on your device, you'll be fine... Otherwise they'll flag your account in their system so that you can't get warranty in any Metro store.

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