Hmmmm..... why your adb devices is not working? But the re-pair works and you can then do hard reset.
But that is good information you shared.
Maybe someone else can chime in.
From my experience:
1) adb usb access seems spotty. My win 7 64 connected fine and it even kept the shell through the reboot cycle. But on my win 7 32 machine it was only detecting device and then not able to shell.
2) I was also able to use from the LG website LG MOBILE SUPPORT TOOLS.
Download the LG MOBILE SUPPORT TOOL
I downloaded the most recent one from the LG website and make sure to select your options >> country and then the correct phone model at the upper right hand corner of the tool.
Then install USB driver for correct phone model.
Then see if USB works, "adb device" should return the device code.
"adb shell" should show the shell prompt.
3) There is always fastboot. But I an noob and know 0% about how to properly connect and use it.
Some others please chime in and help this droid bro!
Will try the "mobile support tools"
Any other advice is greatly appreciated. Seriously.
Phone is a total loss at this point so I will try anything.