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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by joneidy, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. joneidy

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    So many users have been using Rom Manager and are getting stuck at the Lg Logo. Well now there`s a way to unbrick your phone and avoid the need of a replacement.

    To get your phone to be recognized by the PC; take your battery out. With the battery out press and hold this combination of keys: Back key + Camera. With the keys hold down plug in your charger to the phone. (AC connected to the wall or connected to USB) Your phone should boot to S/W Upgrade mode. Now the battery can be placed back again. If you got to S/W Upgrade mode by the AC charger method now its time to connect phone to the PC.

    Now make sure that LGNPST and drivers are installed on your pc correctly. (Go here if you need to install LGNPST and drivers. Follow the guide until where you need to open LGNPST.

    Then Open up LGNPST and make sure that the program recognizes the phone. It should be under the EMERGENCY tab. (Dont worry if is says UNKNOWN under Model).

    Now Select the dll file. The file name is MS690.dll where it says dll.
    Then Download this file extract the folders somewhere on your PC. While on LGNPST navigate to the extracted Bin folder and select it as the .bin file. The file name should be MS690ZV7_08.bin

    Then click start. Let the process get to 100%

    Now your phone will try to start up but the battery will blink or charge. If it`s blinking all you have to do is: plug it to the wall let it charge a little bit, then turn it on. If it charges then let it charge a little and then turn it on.

    Your phone will be back to stock mode to 2.2.2. And also unbricked.

    Hope this helps.

    PS Thanks to sammyz for the 2.2.2 link.
     

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    nice one joneidy i asked woop to sticky it
     
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    Thanks that will be awesome. LOL
     
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    Unfortunately, the admins have limited us to strictly 5 stickies per forum so I can't sticky this without taking down another one. I'll put this in the "How to" guide sticky that contains a bunch of important threads
     
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    Now we can stop telling people to PM Joneidy, lol.
     
  6. How can u manage to plug in your phone while holding down all those buttons??? Lol
     
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    LOL It`s kind of hard to do it but I hold the buttons with my left hand and plug the charger with my right hand. Tricky but can de done
     
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  8. Has this worked for u ?? I have my year old brick draining battery right now. I'm gonna give it a go. I REALLY hope this will work out for me.
     
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    Hi,
    I am new to this forum, and really hope someone can help.
    My son has bricked his phone trying to root it and has given up trying to fix it.
    It's now on my computer table.
    He has a new baby and really needs a phone.
    I followed your post and actually have gotten further than I had been able to with any other postings I've tried to follow.
    It all goes well until I try to attach the DLL file. Nothing shows in the list and it doesn't seem to have a way that I can find to attach it.

    I downloaded the drivers and it said they loaded properly.
    The dll stated it registers.
    The bin allows selection and attaches properly.
    The phone shows as an unknown model/port connected.

    Do you have any idea what I maybe doing wrong with the dll?
    I've never tried to work on phones before so I'm quite lost.
    It is a metroPCS lgms690 Optimus M.
    I would appreciate any advice.:thinking:
     
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  10. OMMFG!!!!THANK YOU JONIEDY!!!!! i KNEW,NOT taking my bricked optimus shooting and putting a bullet through the screen,would eventually pay off!!!! ive said this before and ill say it again! YOUR THE $h!T!!!!! i knew there was a way to recover this beast..now my question is,is there a similar method for other phones?? (im not actually ASKING that,more of an out-loud posted thought.lol) thanks you SO much!! :)
     
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    So far good. All you`ve done it`s good. Now just click start and the process should complete and phone will be back. LOL
     
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    Your Welcome ;)
     
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    Thank you for responding.
    I tried to hit the start button, it says: The File Path is Empty!!

    I am using windows 7 OS.
    I still have no dll showing.
    ????
     
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    This is a shot in the dark, but when you bring the window up to choose the .dll, for the file type drop-down near where you would type in a file name, under the box where you can see a file listing, drop that down and choose all files if you can.
     
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    I unfortunately have no files in the dll folder to select, but thank you for trying to help.
    That's kind of the problem I think.
     
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    I'm not quite sure how I bricked my phone...I was in the process of doing a recovery on my phone but somehow after the rebooting step the phone gets stuck at the LG logo and then goes into a black screen.

    I've followed joneidy's thread about unbricking it, but I get stuck at S/W Upgrade mode when I try to switch it to my PC. It shuts off when I switch my cable so I can't even connect it to my PC before then. Please, any help is appreciated! Thank you in advance!
     
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    Hey guys I've also bricked my phone from trying to reboot after doing a recovery image...

    My phone gets stuck at the black screen after the LG logo but my main issue with this tutorial is that when I switch over to connect to my PC after S/W Upgrade Mode it dies before I can even connect to my PC. What should I do? Thank you!
     
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    im stuck at the part where it says download file as .bin??? but it keeps coming out as .7z and i cant open it with any program. please helpppp
     
  19. you need to download 7zip to extract it..then you will be good to go.
     
  20. once the phone dies completely,have someone hold a button or 2 for you,since its a nightmare holding all the buttons down...once all the buttons are held down,plug it straight into a wall charger.then let it charge for a minute,then disconnect from charger and right away,plug into your pc.hopefully this helps.
     
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    Problem. I get to the S/W Upgrade screen on the initial plug in. I let it charge for a second. Then it goes back to the LG screen. Any ideas?
     
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    Ok. Actually now everything is working except the ms690.dll part. all i have in my list is blah blah\components 5.0\LGNPST_Utility5.dll

    UPDATE:

    Definitely need to include that dragging ms690.dll on to reggie is how to make that register. that was a fancy move!

    Sorry for being obnoxious on the thread.
     
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    Your method sucessfully unbricked my phone. Thank you ;)

    But now I have a new problem. I have no service. It's not connecting to Metro PCS anymore (roaming works) I tried calling metropcs to "reprogram" my phone, but the Service Code they provided gave an error "wrong code" they had no idea why, and couldn't help me..

    EDIT: Joneidy told me to try using all zero's for the service code and it seems to be working. :D

    "programmed" phone successfully, but still no service. :(
     
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    That is WOOOOOW
    it works with me perfectly
    Really appreciate that
     
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    Hold on. Hold on. Joneidy. Did you have to purposely brick your optimus to do this?
     
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