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  1. jogandrioad

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    Hi, fellow forum users. I need your help.
    So here is what happen to my phone, I end up flashing the new limited dual 4.0 ( lg g5 based rom for lg g3) and didn’t realize it was for model d855. So basically, I bricked my phone bad by installing a wrong model rom. My model is LS990, where as the rom I accidently flashed was D855. It is essentially in fastboot mode.

    Here is what I tried. I can only get my phone into download mode. I used lg flashtool to flash the ls990 tot and original dll file (LGLS990_20140704_LGFLASHv160.dll). However, it didn’t go well as lg flashtool gave me error saying MODEL CHANGED.
    Furthermore, then i came across a post where username "iowabowtech" mentions about editing the tot file with hexeditor. So this is the part where I am stuck now. I have to change the tot file LS990 to D855 somehow to trick the lgflashtool into flashing it, please help me on this part. Check the attached image to see if I am doing it right.

    Afterward, iowabowtech suggested to use that hexedited modifed tot along with a LGUP_8974.dll (univeral dll for all lg phones).
     

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  2. iowabowtech

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    You only edit the first instance. The one that starts VLGLS. You need to edit out the LS and make that a D followed by 855. Since LS990 has 5 characters and D855 only has four characters, you need to make the zero (0) in LS990 <-- a blank, which should show up as a dot or "period" in that right hand column of the hexeditor.

    In other words, you start with..
    LS990

    And you end up with..
    D855.
     
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    Ooh sounds familiar. I have a client with a G2 with the same kind of issue but his is a d800 and he flashed some t-mobile rom and the model changed to a d801. He flashed the d801 firmware and now wants to go back to the d800 firmware.
    So all things said. Would i edit the d801 tot or the d800 tot? Can i do this on Windows? I do have Linux on a flash drive if not
     
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    My apologies for jumping in on this thread. Similar issues but different models.
     
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    Thank you So much :) wooooooooooo woooooo wooooo u saved my phone :):):):)
    Sorry for the late reply- i been busy with college studies.
    i changed it to- xVLG-D855 and it worked.

    Once again- thank you ;)
     

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    Yes Bro- u will have to modify the orignal tot with d800, yes i am using windows and it worked for me.
     
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    What jog said. You use the tot for the device he actually owns. Then you edit to the model that he inadvertently flashed. So he'll want to use a D800 tot and hexedit to D801 to allow it to flash back to D800 firmware.

    Congrats @jogandrioad on getting your phone back into shape.
     
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