Howdy all! First time poster here but long time lurker/searcher (probably going back to when I was learning how to root my Verizon original Motorola Droid (A855) nearly 6 years ago (how time flies!)). Here's what brought me here: In a attempt to fix an issue with outgoing audio volume and quality with the Google Hangouts app on my LG Volt, I edited the mixer_paths.xml file in /system/etc and now my Volt stays stuck at the LG logo and won't boot. I did the following: Installed ES File Explorer on my Volt Navigated to /system/etc in ES File Explorer Copied the mixer_paths.xml file to /sdcard/Downloads (or whatever the root directory is that appears when a USB cable is connected to the Volt and it shows up in Windows 7 as an MTP device) Edited line 624 of the mixer_paths.xml file in Textpad on my PC to change the 'ctl name="DEC1 Volume"' value from 60 to 30 and saved it back to /sdcard/Downloads (or whatever directory that was) In ES File Explorer, copied mixer_paths.xml from /sdcard/Downloads to /system/etc (I mounted /system/etc as R/W just before copying mixer_paths.xml back). I edited mixer_paths.xml on my PC because the editor in ES File Explorer doesn't give any indication as to what line number you're currently on and figured that I could just edit it using Textpad which does give the current line number of the file being edited, but that didn't work out so well. I can get into Download mode on my Volt by pressing Vol+ and plugging in a USB cable and can also get into the stock recovery by pressing Vol- + Power for a few seconds until "Factory Reset Processing..." appears, so it appears as though it's soft bricked. My Volt just stays at the LG logo when it tries to boot. I'm trying to install TWRP Recovery using the 'fastboot' command of the Android SDK, but not having any luck. :-( Neither fastboot nor adb detect my Volt when I plug it into my PC with a USB cable and issue a "fastboot devices" or "adb devices" command in a command prompt window. I installed the LG United Mobile Driver 188.8.131.52, then held down Vol+ while plugging in a USB cable to my PC. I got this: The "LGE AndroidNet USB Modem" originally said "CDC Modem". I'm trying to go the TWRP route so I can backup my photos before doing a factory reset, reroot, etc. I downloaded the latest Android SDK and have these at the end of my system PATH statement: C:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools;C:\android-sdk-windows\tools I'm just trying to figure out how I can get ADB and fastboot to see my Volt... or maybe there's a dedicated PC app somewhere that I can run to flash TWRP onto my Volt? Thanks in advance for any help and/or advice you can give! PhoxOMatic Edit: I forgot to mention that I rooted using LG One Click Root and that my PC is a Dell XPS 8700 running Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit.