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Root [Virgin Mobile/Sprint] Unbrick VM/Sprint F3

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  1. sammyz

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    IF YOU DO NOT READ EVERYTHING IN THIS POST, I WILL NOT HELP YOU. If you do not understand a part of the post, you may question the part you do not understand, but please do not ask for help without reading everything at least twice. If you are too lazy to read, you should have never messed with your phone to begin with.

    Ok, this phone does not unbrick the same way as most other LG phones will.

    Downloads

    This guide is intended for windows users. There is no way to unbrick this phone unless you are on windows due to the software being used for flashing only made for windows.

    1. Put your F3 in download mode:
      While powered off, hold volume up + volume down + power
    2. Connect a trustworthy USB cable
    3. Open up LG Flash Tool
    4. Tick "Select Manual Mode"
    5. The DLL selected is called "blah....blahLGFLASHv15.dll", find where you extracted that to
    6. Select Add, choose the tot file you downloaded.
    7. Press ok.
    8. Read instructions here on how to flash (Just change it to COM Port 41, not 1): LG Flash Tool - Free - no need B2B User/Pass - GSM-Forum
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    i did everything you did but it doesn't let me unbrick it. everytime i try to do it, it says that sw could not download
     
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    Same here. Did everything to the letter. Same result. Could it be because it's a bin file and not a tot file?
     
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    I do remember when I used the LG flash tool for my old phone Download mode had to be started with the battery out of my phone, then hole vol + - and then insert the cable but idk if its the same for this one.
     
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    Download mode isn't the problem. the phone goes into dl mode. It's step 17 of the guide. I click the arrow and it immediately says something about not being able to download the S/W the phone
     
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    Can you send a screen shot?
    Oh and u have to put it into download mode urself...not sure if the key combo I posted is correct or not.
     
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    This works for me to enter download mode:
    1. turn the phone off
    2. pull the battery
    3. plug in usb cable
    4. put battery back in
    5. push and hold just the volume up key
    goes directly into download mode
     
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    same thing for me and then i tried it with a dll from the mobile support tool that shows up when youre trying to do 'upgrade recovery' and got it to recognize the connection but it doesnt flash anything, wonder if there is a different dll that we need

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    Nvm my bad.
     
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    What fw are you on?
     
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    nvm, wrong dll...hold on
     
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    I'm at work until 9 eastern but will try when I get home

    no problems here worked great
    thanks again!
     
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    confirmed working! worked like a charm! thank you so much!
     
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    Wonderful, this is great news.
     
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    Yeah now it works thanks sammyz
     
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    Will do it as soon as I get home tonight
     
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    when I did it it flashed it fine w/o error and rebooted and was sitting on the lockscreen but the flash tool was only at 80% and continued to count up slowly to 100% even though it was already done and when it got to 100% it said error but ive seen no ill effects and restored with the recovery app...just reporting my results
     
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    the lg flash tool wont open and i did replace the megalock.dll
     
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    does that on every phone.




    Windows xp, Vista,7 or 8?

    Replace it again, just in case. Make sure lgflashtool.exe is in the same location and that Windows asks you if you would like to replace it or not. Say you want to replace it.
     
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    Thank you it worked :) now how do i activate my hone again? cus the virgin mobile app isnt there
     
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    Go to settings and go through all the updates

    Profile, prl, firmware software etc
     
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    wow haha thanks it worked, also thanks sammyz for taking the time to put the guide up for us!
     
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    Np.

    *sammyz goes on to the f6* :p
     
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    I couldn't have ask for better info, thanks. Okay with that said, more questions. So how are your Windows command prompt and adb skills? Have you tried installing xclusive36's v7 stock rom with adb sideload in recovery?
     
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