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Virtual Machine Suspended in LGMobile Support Tool FIX BRICKED CONNECT 4G

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by finalturismo, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. finalturismo

    finalturismo Member
    Thread Starter

    UPDATE - 4/25/2012
    Phone updated , will update vm link and post here

    This may be a rather large request, because of the time involved.

    but iam out a 300 dollar phone until someone can do this for me and a few other users.


    What you will need to do
    1. Install Vm Player
    2. Install tiny or mini windows XP (should be around 100 mbs)
    3. Install the LGMobile Support Tool
    4. Install the Lg CONNECT 4G DRIVERS (located in lg mobile support tool)
    5. put your phone into downloader mode

    a. Connect your phone via usb cable
    b. Pull the battery out of the phone
    c. Press and Hold volume up / volume up / and the power button at the same time
    d. At the same time you are holding the buttons, put the battery back in.
    e. your phone will now be in downloader mode



    6. Click on start update
    7. it will check your phone sw version and start downloading the update
    8. As the update is downloading suspend the virtual machine and disconnect your phone (phone will not be damage, because the flashing never started)
    9. upload virtual machine files (located in my documents) to a website
    10. post link here
    11. Save my phone, and many others


    WILL SEND $20 DOLLAR VIA PAYPAL TO ANYONE WHO IS WILLING TO DO THIS
     



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  2. dulal18

    dulal18 Android Enthusiast

    hmm guess what I wanted to do the exact same thing I hope it will work though unfortunately my connect cant do the update restore trick. Hopefully someone will be able to upload a image mater of fact I will see if my friend will let me borrow his phone and I will try this if it works I will upload the image great post man. Lol I didn't wanna post this cuz people would of probably think im stupid or something but your post is a great help.
     
  3. finalturismo

    finalturismo Member
    Thread Starter

    ya its because the phone sw version is not matching up with the updater tool. (even though it is reading as the older version)

    This is common with referb phones from what others have told me and some of the newer connect 4gs.


    i could use downloader mode on my other connect 4g and i did it all the time, when i was seeing what all i could delete in the system apps folder.

    Unfortunately , that phone had bad problem with over heating
    one day it got so hot i could barley touch it and the charging port died at the same time.

    Lg sent me this phone, but the downloader mode is 100% screwed on it, i wish i knew this before i started playing around in the system folder again.

    (it keeps saying the phone is up to date, even though it is the older firmware)
     
  4. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Extreme Android User

    i wish to get this straight, you removed some apps and now things crash? or wotn boot up?

    do you have cwm?
     
  5. finalturismo

    finalturismo Member
    Thread Starter

    No, i dont have cwm

    i didnt like it, because it likes to get stuck in cwm.

    Didnt really see the point, because i thought down loader mode would work like it did on my other connect 4g.

    but my charging port burned out on it when the phone got EXTREMELY HOT.


    I never had a problem using downloader mode on my other connect 4g, i could use it multiple times infact.

    But when lg sent me this phone, it just refuses to flash at all, EVEN when it is on version zv8

    The sw version arnt matching up with the tool for some reason.

    I dont understand why they dont let you just force a freaking flash.

    it would save them from getting returns.

    and yes, i deleted files in the system/apps folder

    thinking i could restore
     
  6. kanaida

    kanaida Android Expert

    just out of curiosity what is a message that you're getting? also how far does your phone boot? does it get detected by adb connect as it boots briefly?
     
  7. finalturismo

    finalturismo Member
    Thread Starter

    I tried adb shell, but i dont get any connection to it.

    Not in downloader mode
    Charge Mode
    Attempting to boot
    Or during a hard reset

    the only thing that detects the phone at all is lg mobile update tool

    But it says this phone is already up to date(its not)

    or if you try it though the recovery option it says....
    This model does not support sw update
     
  8. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Extreme Android User

    lol ironic cuz cwm woulda saved ya ;P
     
  9. finalturismo

    finalturismo Member
    Thread Starter

  10. kanaida

    kanaida Android Expert

    good point, if you can boot cwm, anyones backup could be copied to your sdcard in the cwm backups folder then you could restore
     
  11. dulal18

    dulal18 Android Enthusiast

    Hey whats up I got the connect Image will start uploading now remember this line :p been working since 2 o clock lots of driver and os problem and after all the work finally managed to get it
     
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  12. dulal18

    dulal18 Android Enthusiast

    okay finally fixed every problem and tested it and it works
     
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  13. datahead

    datahead Member

  14. dulal18

    dulal18 Android Enthusiast

    Check your pm please finalturismo and datahead.

    Also guys will not post link here as it will be considered warez and the xp has my purchased license or product key.
     
  15. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Extreme Android User

    :banghead:
     
  16. dulal18

    dulal18 Android Enthusiast

    :thinking::thinking:
     
  17. datahead

    datahead Member

  18. dulal18

    dulal18 Android Enthusiast

    make sure to let me know how it goes k
     
  19. dulal18

    dulal18 Android Enthusiast

  20. datahead

    datahead Member

    it will be a little while, my connection is slow
     
  21. dulal18

    dulal18 Android Enthusiast

    Let me know hope you got it downloaded damn dropbox put a hold on my files for too much traffic wtf only two people downloaded the damn file
     
  22. OrKo

    OrKo Android Expert

    That you know of, lol. I know I tried d/lding it myself. Who knows how many other lg users with our same refurbished models tried as well. Think about it if this works, this is our "lg updater" fallback savoir for lack of a better term.
     
  23. finalturismo

    finalturismo Member
    Thread Starter

    54% so far so good :) let you know when update is complete


    Fixed!

    THANK YOU FOR TAKING YOUR TIME TO DO THIS!!!!!

    Sent you $30, just because i was in good mood


    Will re upload, and post link here later for everyone

    If i have too i will re install as trial

    or developer preview of windows 8, so they dont remove link
     
  24. dulal18

    dulal18 Android Enthusiast

    FU_K YEAH thanks man good luck with the restoring and dont get in trouble with the os uploading
     

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