[Q] Please help a Noob
OK. I think I've done my due diligence. I've scrubbed the forums for 2 days, I've googled it and I still can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.
Friend gives me this rooted LG OGP.
Awsome! Works great! Then AT&T or LG sends an OTA update that bricks it
. Read Aryan1312's sticky thread in this forum and get all pieces together. By now I have the 3.8.1 drivers AND the newest 3.10.1 drivers, LGFlashTool 188.8.131.523, along with the newest 10P TOT file. I got the Flashtool to stop asking for PW and I think I'm ready to go.
But then . . . Plug my phone in and Device Management doesn't know what to do with phone. Reinstall drivers pack from LG website. Still no dice. Hmm. Phone is in Team Win Recovery Project v184.108.40.206 recovery screen (I guess that's what it's called) and computer doesn't know what to make of it. Hmm.
Maybe I can put it onto a microSD card and copy stuff over to phone? Maybe flash a different ROM through TWRP? Let's try that. I copy files over to the external SD card, put it into the phone, restart phone, hello TWRP, Advanced-File Manager option, WHY CAN'T YOU SEE THE EXTERNAL SDCARD??? Isn't it supposed to be there under /extSD?? It's time to ask for help.
Question: How do I get my Win7 PC to see the phone as a removable drive/external drive/whatever you call it so that I can get this info over?
I know that I have to change Port #'s after Win7 sees the phone. I just can't get there . . . yet.
- What I've tried:
Reinstalled drivers (both versions) and restarted between trying to plug phone in.
Tried installing phone drivers manually. Still doesn't mount as external HD as far as Win7 is concerned.
Called friend to ask his opinion. He doesn't remember and tries to tell me this is why Apple is "better".
Scoured the web to see what to do. Found articles about this same thing happening and all point to Stickied Post on this XDA forum
I did RTFM and am still lost.
---- Sorry for the long post, I just thought that people who wouldn't mind helping would appreciate the extra info.