[Q] Bricked or stupid?
A friend gave me their Sprint LG-LS970 claiming it won't boot. This is a non technical user that hasn't tried to manually update, root, or otherwise modify their phone.
It's booting to the recovery screen ("Android system recovery <3e>"). I have three four options reboot, apply update from ADB, wipe data, wipe cache, apply update from cache. I can scroll through the list with the volume buttons, but I can't select any of the options. I've tried pressing in both of the volume buttons at the same time, tried the power button, and also tried the three hardware keys that aren't illuminated at the bottom of the screen.
I tried to connect to my PC, but Windows isn't detecting a device. I've tried two USB cables and an 8 and 7 PC.
I downloaded the LG PC Tools Suite and attempted to do an "Upgrade Recovery" but it, like Windows can't detect the phone.
The only time I hear Windows detect new hardware is when I hold down the power button for while (like 30 seconds). If I keep holding down the power button I hear the Windows hardware sound go off over and over again. Once I let go of the power button and the LG logo comes up, I can't find anything in the device manager related to the phone or unknown.
I don't know what my next step should be. Perhaps I'm just really ignorant and don't understand what "enter button to select" means on the recovery screen.