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[Q] Unable to do anything to a LG E973... [SOLVED]

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13th January 2014, 08:49 AM   |  #1  
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Hi there,

This is my first post and I'm totally new here, so I would like to thank everyone in advance to help me out. I'm not much new to modding my stuff, beside trying to update the HP TouchPad, I though I could do wonders with my LG E973. I have already unlocked it a long time ago and it's been doing well until I finally decided to upper it for 4.3. from the official mod at CynaogenMod over here...

http://download.cyanogenmod.org/?device=e973

I have read any tutorial and pretty much basically a simple and easy follow step. As noted, it's already unlocked and I already use it for another carrier. http://true-android.blogspot.ca/2013...canada-to.html and a few others...

I did download the ROM Manager and even rooted it form the instructions here...

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2181103

It all worked until that point, when I flash via ROM Managers and did a "recovery boot" using the volume + and power, I got this secure error boot and it got stuck in the LG mode... I thought I screw up or something...

http://www.lg-phones.org/how-to-retu...-to-stock.html

I managed to reinstall everything from using the KDZ and it went again. I did a complete factory reset and try a few other times with the same error. I didn't really give up, maybe I miss something or unable to get the boot to install.

Then I found this...
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2249500 (honestly, that thread should be deleted and blocked out because it is nothing more then a headache).

It sound need so I give it a try and that was a huge mistake. Not only I got stuck in that boot menu, I'm unable to install any ROM (even adb sideload), it keep nothing missing MD5 file or whatnot. However, I can install the Google Apps, but nothing else. Loading it only have a Google image and that's it. After hours trying everything, I gave up and switch back to Download Mode, which I still can (thank goodness).

After in Download Mode, I did the KDZ quickly and it works for a few seconds and the phone reboot itself and it's back ti that loader. I try many times and I can't do it.

03:36:38 : Launching SW update
03:36:38 : Unpacking KDZ
03:36:42 : KDZ file extraced
03:36:50 : Files were extracted.
03:36:50 : LGMobileDL Load.
03:36:50 : Port = -1
03:36:50 : Connecting to phone
03:37:02 : Check Phone mode = 2
03:37:02 : Phone type check.......
03:37:03 : LGMobileDL.DLL Loading....
03:37:03 : _SetAuthMark Fail
03:37:03 : _SetAuthMark Ok : wAuthMark(65535)
03:37:03 : _DetachDLL Call
03:37:03 : _DetachDLL Call End
03:37:03 : Param : Path = C:\ProgramData\LGMOBILEAX\Phone\E97320h_00.dz
03:37:03 : Param : moduleDir =
03:37:03 : Param : waitTime = 0
03:37:03 : Param : UsbHighSpeed = 1
03:37:03 : Param : PhoneMode = 2
03:37:03 : Param : BinVersion = E97320H_00
03:37:03 : Param : AuthMark = 65535
03:37:03 : Call fn_StartUpgrade


The only solution is to find a original .bin file to LGNPST it like I did before, but I already screw up everything.

I'm currently trying this method and it didn't work either...
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2388440

I don't know what else to do. I have spend 12 hours and I haven't even figure it what I did wrong. I don't know what to do...

Ju Leon...
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13th January 2014, 10:09 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by inferno_gn

I though I could do wonders with my LG E973. I have already unlocked it a long time ago and it's been doing well until I finally decided to upper it for 4.3.

<...>

As noted, it's already unlocked and I already use it for another carrier. http://true-android.blogspot.ca/2013...canada-to.html and a few others...

I did download the ROM Manager and even rooted it form the instructions here...

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2181103

It all worked until that point, when I flash via ROM Managers and did a "recovery boot" using the volume + and power, I got this secure error boot and it got stuck in the LG mode... I thought I screw up or something...

http://www.lg-phones.org/how-to-retu...-to-stock.html

I managed to reinstall everything from using the KDZ and it went again. I did a complete factory reset and try a few other times with the same error. I didn't really give up, maybe I miss something or unable to get the boot to install.

<...>

I'm currently trying this method and it didn't work either...
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2388440

I don't know what else to do. I have spend 12 hours and I haven't even figure it what I did wrong. I don't know what to do...

First, take a deep breath... As long as you can get your phone to boot in download mode, you are good. Since you already managed to restore a stock ROM from a KDZ, I would suggest doing the same thing again -- it worked for you once, it should work once more. Make sure you get the right KDZ for your phone -- check HERE, grab one of the Canadian ROMs for your model. Just calm down, and follow the steps carefully and methodically. You'll get there.

Once you are back to stock, before trying to do anything else, get your ducks in a row, make sure you understand all the steps (personal advice: stay away from ROM Manager!).

1. Unlock your phone to be used with other carriers (sounds like you've already done it, so the unlock should be permanent; if not, just unlock it again).
2. Root it (there are several root methods available, but again, stick to the one you successfully used before).
3. Use FreeGee to unlock the bootloader! This is the critical step you missed, judging from your description of events. You can't flash any custom ROMs or recoveries unless you do this!
4. Use FreeGee to install a custom recovery and to back up your EFS (important!).
5. Flash anything you want from this point forward.
6. Get a drink.

BTW, there is one good place you should check before doing anything. Plenty of useful info, which will help you make sense of what and how needs to be done.
Last edited by kt-Froggy; 13th January 2014 at 10:15 AM.
13th January 2014, 11:22 AM   |  #3  
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Hi there,

Oh, I finally got it to work. Thank you. I have to reinstall it again because I download the wrong GApps. *lol*

By the way, what is the EFS?

Anyways, for anyone who has the same situation as I am, the fix I did, putting the phone to "Download Mode", go to Control Panel and Device Manager and disable the Android modem then use the KDZ. It will work and it won't reboot it during the process.

Ju Leon...
Last edited by inferno_gn; 13th January 2014 at 09:24 PM.
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