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[SOLVED] Bricked LG O4X, not detected by SW Updater

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Default [SOLVED] Bricked LG O4X, not detected by SW Updater

Right, I was foolish enough to try rooting, and installing Cyanogen mod on my Optimus 4X HD, without any prior experience. I was quite nervous about it all, but after my phone started acting like a retard, I decided to go through with it. Found a guide online.

I rooted it, installed CWM (or atleast I thought I did), then I hit enter Recovery Mode, and got stuck in a bootloop where the LG logo was just flashing. Then I went into Android Recovery (which I thought was CWM at first) and wiped the cache, wiped data / factory reset, and tried to apply an update that was on my SD card (where I put the Cyanogen zip). It would not find my SD card, probably because its in NTFS format, and not FAT32. Still stuck in a bootloop.

I then decided to revert back and install a new FW.
Heres a list of what Ive tried, and what errors Ive got when Ive booted the phone into SW update mode. (Vol down and power)

LG Mobile Support (Error: Phone has newest version of software)
LG PC Suite (Error: Same as above)
Software Update through KDZ file (Error: Phone / device not found)
Software Update through .DZ & .DLL file (Error: No progress being made on LG FLASH TOOL, also tried different versions)


Ive tried countless versions of drivers, uninstalling and installing every single one of them. Also disabling / enabling USB MODEM DRIVER did not help. My last idea is to put an update on my SD card after Ive bought a mem card reader and made it into FAT32, could that work? If so, where can I get the update? Hope you can help a desperate man. Thank you.

Running Win8.1 64bit.

PS If you need any more info, please ask and I will fill you in as detailed as I can.
 
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Right, I was foolish enough to try rooting, and installing Cyanogen mod on my Optimus 4X HD, without any prior experience. I was quite nervous about it all, but after my phone started acting like a retard, I decided to go through with it. Found a guide online.

I rooted it, installed CWM (or atleast I thought I did), then I hit enter Recovery Mode, and got stuck in a bootloop where the LG logo was just flashing. Then I went into Android Recovery (which I thought was CWM at first) and wiped the cache, wiped data / factory reset, and tried to apply an update that was on my SD card (where I put the Cyanogen zip). It would not find my SD card, probably because its in NTFS format, and not FAT32. Still stuck in a bootloop.

I then decided to revert back and install a new FW.
Heres a list of what Ive tried, and what errors Ive got when Ive booted the phone into SW update mode. (Vol down and power)

LG Mobile Support (Error: Phone has newest version of software)
LG PC Suite (Error: Same as above)
Software Update through KDZ file (Error: Phone / device not found)
Software Update through .DZ & .DLL file (Error: No progress being made on LG FLASH TOOL, also tried different versions)


Ive tried countless versions of drivers, uninstalling and installing every single one of them. Also disabling / enabling USB MODEM DRIVER did not help. My last idea is to put an update on my SD card after Ive bought a mem card reader and made it into FAT32, could that work? If so, where can I get the update? Hope you can help a desperate man. Thank you.

Running Win8.1 64bit.

PS If you need any more info, please ask and I will fill you in as detailed as I can.

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Right, I was foolish enough to try rooting, and installing Cyanogen mod on my Optimus 4X HD, without any prior experience. I was quite nervous about it all, but after my phone started acting like a retard, I decided to go through with it. Found a guide online.

I rooted it, installed CWM (or atleast I thought I did), then I hit enter Recovery Mode, and got stuck in a bootloop where the LG logo was just flashing. Then I went into Android Recovery (which I thought was CWM at first) and wiped the cache, wiped data / factory reset, and tried to apply an update that was on my SD card (where I put the Cyanogen zip). It would not find my SD card, probably because its in NTFS format, and not FAT32. Still stuck in a bootloop.

I then decided to revert back and install a new FW.
Heres a list of what Ive tried, and what errors Ive got when Ive booted the phone into SW update mode. (Vol down and power)

LG Mobile Support (Error: Phone has newest version of software)
LG PC Suite (Error: Same as above)
Software Update through KDZ file (Error: Phone / device not found)
Software Update through .DZ & .DLL file (Error: No progress being made on LG FLASH TOOL, also tried different versions)


Ive tried countless versions of drivers, uninstalling and installing every single one of them. Also disabling / enabling USB MODEM DRIVER did not help. My last idea is to put an update on my SD card after Ive bought a mem card reader and made it into FAT32, could that work? If so, where can I get the update? Hope you can help a desperate man. Thank you.

Running Win8.1 64bit.

PS If you need any more info, please ask and I will fill you in as detailed as I can.
since you haven't able to apply update, just wiped thing, I see no reason you cant' boot to stock LG
0) " made it into FAT32, could that work? If so, where can I get the update? " -> do more research
1) Did you unlock bootloader? if dont know then do more research
2) kdz update: windows enabler on? dont understand -> more research
3) driver: unplug, remove battery, hold volume down, insert batt back, plug in
 
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since you haven't able to apply update, just wiped thing, I see no reason you cant' boot to stock LG
0) " made it into FAT32, could that work? If so, where can I get the update? " -> do more research
1) Did you unlock bootloader? if dont know then do more research
2) kdz update: windows enabler on? dont understand -> more research
3) driver: unplug, remove battery, hold volume down, insert batt back, plug in
0) Okay
1) No, bootloader is locked
2) I tried flashing with KDZ v20b, but phone was not found with the application. Tried several drivers and USB ports. Enabler was on yes.
3) Those instructions have been followed.

LS.xD told me it could be because of win 8.1, so I will try with win 8 and win 7 later today.
He also said Ive been stupid for trying to do this with android 4.0.3, and not updating to 4.1.2 first. I guess this is what happens when a noob tries new stuff, although the guide I followed did not bother mention that.
 
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Issue has been solved. Thank you for everyone that helped, especially LS.xD.

My problem was a OS / Driver Compatibility issue. I tried installing a driver, and flashing with v20a on my neighbors computer, and it worked 1st time. We were both running win 8.1, but something must be wrong with my computer I guess.
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