I use the ZCV ROM zip in your post I as my stock so I can update prl, and Everytime it boots I see the the Google unlock screen, the LG logo, then the sprint logo and 4G animation stuff.
I also use the multi boot method so it is actually a secondary rom that way I don't have to flash over just to update PRL, could that have something to do with it?
Yes I used that thread. I also got the ZVC radio from the link at the top of that thread. When I flashed it I saw in the text that scrolls up during the flash that it was labelled ZVB radio. I still wonder about that...
I'm still stock, no custom kernel.
I went to recovery, but the first time I tried I did it wrong and the phone booted up normally for the first time today. I then wiped cache and restarted the phone 5 times without it getting stuck. If it was cache, does this tell you anything? Will I have to wipe it once a week?
Well dopy25's suggestion seems to have worked.
I'll read up about the mako unlock but maybe there is something weird about my phone. When I turn it on a normal boot goes like this:
1. LG logo for maybe .5 second or less
2. black screen with backlight on
3. black screen without backlight
4. LG logo again for 1 sec
5. Sprint animated 4GLTE logo
1 through 4 are kind of strange. Maybe I should just have one LG logo?
You should be seeing the Google screen. I'm pretty sure you have the old unlock. So if you're on stock, just rerun FreeGee again, and select the "mako" unlock I think its called. It's the unlock that is recommended by the app.