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VERIZON ONLY Revert to stock GUIDE [UPDATED]

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18th September 2013, 07:42 AM   |  #1  
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Hey folks. I had a lot of trouble with the main Go Back to stock thread for VZW.
Mostly because of FlashTool and the fact I am on windows 8.

CLICK HERE FOR THE KDZ METHOD IF THIS ONE GIVES YOU ISSUES

This guide should work for anyone on Verizon. And the methods may be good for other variants though
DO NOT USE THESE FILES if you are not verizon!


IF YOU CANT GET INTO DOWNLOAD MODE, TRY THIS

GUIDE------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Download drivers: WACOMalt Mirror | MJS Mirror

Download and INSTALL LG Flash Tool 1.8 [UPDATED]: WACOMalt Mirror | MJS Mirror

Download this DLL file: WACOMalt Mirror | MJS Mirror
- extract and overwrite the one at C:\LG\LGFlashTool (which will be there if you already installed LG Flash tool like you should have) <Do this. People are missing this. If you get a logon screen in the LG Flash Tool you didnt do this.

Download the Flash Device DLL: WACOMalt Mirror | MJS Mirror

And most importantly the Rom's tot file:
[11A]
WACOMalt Mirror[11A]
COMPRESSED zip file md5 - d89f8af8d58c506cd62597a5f7ad3d18
EXTRACTED TOT file md5 - 9158c88c3beef107388929955979e3c7
bweN diorD Mirror[11A]
COMPRESSED rar file md5 - 97deb69a24ed1946247f471205fee89e
EXTRACTED TOT file md5 - 9158c88c3beef107388929955979e3c7

[10B - it's an older image sir, but it checks out]
WACOMalt Mirror[10B]
COMPRESSED zip file md5 - d89f8af8d58c506cd62597a5f7ad3d18
EXTRACTED TOT file md5 - 9f04bfd357c66dbf808bacb0febcf02e
bweN diorD Mirror[10B]
COMPRESSED rar file md5 - 5372f54f0b981baeaae242ce41dbddbe
EXTRACTED TOT file md5 - 9f04bfd357c66dbf808bacb0febcf02e

bweN diorD's download link post in case the links in this thread break again. Thanks bweN diorD!

MAKE SURE TO VALIDATE THE DOWNLOADED FILE with the md5 hashes listed under the links you followed for the tots.

You can use this to check It will add a tab to the Propterties" window for any file. Check that your MD5 matches the ones pertaining to your downloads. There is an MD5 listed for each download for the zip file, and for the tot included in the zip. If the TOT MD5 matches then you are fine. We only included the zip MD5s so you can quickly check as soon as you finish downloading. Repeat: MAKE SURE THE TOT FILE's MD5 MATCHES THE ONE LISTED UNDER THE LINK FOR "tot file md5". If it does, you are good to proceed.

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1) Go ahead and put phone in Download mode by VolUp + plug in USB to PC. At this time your computer should install the device, if it hadnt already. Open device manager to check if un der "Ports (Com and LPT)" it shows up as LGE AndroidNet for VZW USB Serial Port (COM##) IF the COM number is anything other than 41, which it probably will be. Right click it in device manager and choose peroperties, then go to port settings tab and click advanced. On the bottom choose COM41 and hit OK. (if you get an error about it being in use I'll write more about that later)

hit ok and all that and close out the properties.

2) Open LG Flash Tool

You may get a menu asking ??? Korean something, choose that one hit OK.

Now in here you have to choose "Select Manual Mode" checkbox on top then on the top DLL box choose the "LGVS980_20130902_LGFLASHv151.dll" we saved earlier, then in the S/W box click add and choose your TOT file. MAKE ABSOLUTELY SURE ITS THE RIGHT ONE

Then hit OK.

3) Now click the yellow arrow in the top left of the main window. It will prepare and maybe give a milky way error (seriously) ignore it until it says finished, or ready.

4) Now unplug your phone, power off and then go back into download mode again, volUp+USB. It should immediately connect and start flashing.

It will restart around 83% and then you are done!

if you red light is flashing on phone just unplug and hold middle power until it either boots or turns off so you can turn it back on.

Done!



Want to root again? Follow IOMonster's guide and rooter here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...9#post45692679
TWRP is now built for ATT and VZW variants, installation instructions can be found here.

Thanks to #lg-g2 on freenode for the help.
Specifically MJS for the mirrors, autoprime for files and tons of help, IOMonster for tons of help (also a new root!), djkinetic for tons of help, ni291187, Huskehn, [1]ibt, DeamonFish and probably more. Thanks folks!

I want to stress that this guide was written with only Verizon variant in mind, while it may work for others Id appreciate not flooding this thread with requests about other variants.
Yes, this guide can be useful for them, but stuff will be different. I don't know what, and I don't care. Please don't post in this topic if you have issues with another variant, you can always start a new post, or join another one for that.
IF you wish to request me to write a guide for your variant, then please acquire links to all required resources, tell me what's different, and I'll put together a guide for you. Until that happens, no off-topic posts in here PLEASE.
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18th September 2013, 09:35 AM   |  #2  
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Trying this out right now. Really fast download speeds, thanks so much! I am doing this to get rid of the Chinese root and try the new one. Then I'm gonna uninstall/debloat TO THE MAX because I know I can always go back to stock

EDIT: Everything went smoothly, and quickly too. Settings says "unrooted" but not for long hehe.
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Worked like a charm, thanks for the good stuff.
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This is the error that is ok to get?

"MilkyWay Control Port open fail"
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18th September 2013, 03:23 PM   |  #5  
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Didn't work for me.

Using Windows 7. On device manager, it just says LG Phone. Not LGE AndroidNet for VZW USB Serial Port (COM##).

And I can't install the drivers; when I indicate the file the drivers are in, it says nothing is found.

Even though that step didn't work, I went ahead and continued with the steps. The LG Flash tool stuff worked. After "Ready", I unplugged the phone, but it stayed in "Firmware Update" mode. I long-pressed the power button and it powered on. I then turned it off, went back into download mode, and it's not flashing anything.


There is also no "port settings tab" in the device manager for the LG Android Phone.

And when I click on the LG Android Phone in device manager, under drivers, it says there are none installed. I tried installing the driver in MTP mode, but it says all drivers are up to date.
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I'm gonna sound like a pain, but does anyone possibly have the ROMs tot file hosted somewhere else? Both host sites are blocked for me while at work. No prob if they arent, I'll just wait till later. Thought I'd ask.
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18th September 2013, 04:01 PM   |  #7  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by WACOMalt

Hey folks. I had a lot of trouble with the main Go Back to stock thread for VZW.
Mostly because of FlashTool and the fact I am on windows 8.

This guide should work for anyone on Verizon. And the methods may be good for other variants though
DO NOT USE THESE FILES if you are not verizon!


GUIDE------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Download drivers: WACOMalt Mirror | MJS Mirror

Download and INSTALL LG Flash Tool 1.6: WACOMalt Mirror | MJS Mirror

Download this DLL file: WACOMalt Mirror | MJS Mirror
- extract and overwrite the one at C:\LG\LGFlashTool (which will be there if you already installed LG Flash tool like you should have)

Download the Flash Device DLL: WACOMalt Mirror | MJS Mirror

And most importantly the Rom's tot file: WACOMalt Mirror | MJS Mirror
- Unzip it to get the tot file by itself. MJS Mirror | WACOMalt Mirror

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1) Go ahead and put phone in Download mode by VolUp + plug in USB to PC. At this time your computer should install the device, if it hadnt already. Open device manager to check if it shows up as LGE AndroidNet for VZW USB Serial Port (COM##) IF the COM number is anything other than 41, which it probably will be. Right click it in device manager and choose peroperties, then go to port settings tab and click advanced. On the bottom choose COM41 and hit OK. (if you get an error about it being in use I'll write more about that later)

hit ok and all that and close out the properties.

2) Open LG Flash Tool

You may get a menu asking ??? Korean labor camp or something like that choose that one hit OK.

Now in here you have to choose "Select Manual Mode" checkbox on top then on the top DLL box choose the "LGVS980_20130902_LGFLASHv151.dll" we saved earlier, then in the S/W box click add and choose your TOT file. MAKE ABSOLUTELY SURE ITS THE RIGHT ONE

Then hit OK.

3) Now click the yellow arrow in the top left of the main window. It will prepare and maybe give a milky way error (seriously) ignore it until it says finished, or ready.

4) Now unplug your phone, power off and then go back into download mode again, volUp+USB. It should immediately connect and start flashing.

It will restart around 83% and then you are done!

if you red light is flashing on phone just unplug and hold middle power until it either boots or turns off so you can turn it back on.

Done!



Want to root again? Follow IOMonster's guide and rooter here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...9#post45692679 Don't use that rooter that's in Chinese, it has potential security risks!

Thanks to #lg-g2 on freenode for the help.
Specifically MJS for the mirrors, autoprime for files and tons of help, IOMonster for tons of help (also a new root!), djkinetic for tons of help, ni291187, Huskehn, [1]ibt, DeamonFish and probably more. Thanks folks!

EDIT: words n' stuff

I can tell you that when Verizon did this on their machine it still didn't change the About Phone, Status, Rooting status to "Unrooted". It stays at rooted if the phone has EVER been rooted. Even when I went back to unrooted the status still says rooted.

Did you have different results?
18th September 2013, 04:43 PM   |  #8  
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Originally Posted by Han Solo 1

Didn't work for me.

Using Windows 7. On device manager, it just says LG Phone. Not LGE AndroidNet for VZW USB Serial Port (COM##).

And I can't install the drivers; when I indicate the file the drivers are in, it says nothing is found.

Even though that step didn't work, I went ahead and continued with the steps. The LG Flash tool stuff worked. After "Ready", I unplugged the phone, but it stayed in "Firmware Update" mode. I long-pressed the power button and it powered on. I then turned it off, went back into download mode, and it's not flashing anything.


There is also no "port settings tab" in the device manager for the LG Android Phone.

And when I click on the LG Android Phone in device manager, under drivers, it says there are none installed. I tried installing the driver in MTP mode, but it says all drivers are up to date.

You should be in download mode when installing the drivers, and install from the EXE, dont install from device manager, unless you want to extract the EXE's contents and find the driver ini files, that wont work.

Also if it still fails on you, right click the LG phone in device manager, and choose uninstall, reboot, install EXE, then plug in phone directly in download mode. And tell me what happens. I'll try to help ya out. Maybe join #lg-g2 on freenode to get some more help?
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18th September 2013, 04:45 PM   |  #9  
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Originally Posted by 2000army

This is the error that is ok to get?

"MilkyWay Control Port open fail"

Yup, that's what I got. After that error, and it saying finished, make sure to unplug and replug your phone back in in download mode, and make sure your device is showing up in device manager under COM ports as COM41

If you are still unsucessful, join #lg-g2 and ask in there or ping me, as I'm sure you want faster help than forum replys can get you
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Originally Posted by csimo

I can tell you that when Verizon did this on their machine it still didn't change the About Phone, Status, Rooting status to "Unrooted". It stays at rooted if the phone has EVER been rooted. Even when I went back to unrooted the status still says rooted.

Did you have different results?

I did. My root status went away until I rerooted with IOMonster's rooter. Both on the download screen and in about phone. Might want to join in #lg-g2 on freenode and give them a head's up they have been working on this there. I am not a developer, I simply decided to write a guide out of the procedure they led me through.

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