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Tutorial *Root*SOff*Recovery*ALL-IN-ONE Methods for E988 + Softbrick/unroot/recover to Stock

This post is a collaboration of different posts related to LG OGP E988 model (basically for asian market).
This is not my work* i just making things available in one place to help people to access content easily.
*except modem (India)

Recommended : Read instructions before doing this specially modem flashing. Be sure you back up your EFS to just be safe!
Request: This is special request from all the viewers please try to keep the post clean.
If any question please PM me "except how to get back your girl friend and why sky is blue ?"

Post content

1. Root
2. LG security Off
3. Flashing Recovery CWM/TWRP
4. ROM flashing ( Recovery ) + Modem
Additional
5. Soft Brick/unroot/Recovery/return to stock ROM
Post 2 : Who to make your own baseband recovery


Well in further i will also try to uplod a video regarding this ALL-IN-ONE performing on my device

1st of all i would like to thank few people (Please let me inform if i forgot someone)
anirudhks
Ballshanglow
Shelnutt2
djrbliss
thecubed
hkfriends
Veenab
Wootever
minnaing
Heylton
NaveenkumarXDA
giantpune
and all the other devs

1. ROOT

The best method which i found out is by Ballshanglow. Steps are elaborated and easy to follow. Just follow 11 steps
*ROOT* for LG Optimus G Pro E980(AT&T), E988(HK), E989(UK) + CWM + TWRP (*Updated*)

2. LG Security Off

Freegee og pro Soff has done it with precision (by Shelnutt2 ) . Just follow the instruction & you will be off from the most missed step.
Freegee OG Pro Edition

3. Flashing TWRP/CWM

Thanks to hkfriends and his effect combined in post. Follow the step carefully and you should have a little knowledge of adb. Take your time read carefully before performing this procedure. Its Important to lokify your device.
[Recovery][TWRP/CWM][HK (E988), KR (F240L, S, K)] Flashable recovery!


4. ROM flashing + Modem ( Recovery )

For those who are confused about choose ROM its a just a information that you can flash rom which are for E980 but with caution and by proper modem flashing. Recommended : Read instructions before doing this specially modem flashing

Install instructions:
1. Download rom and gapps.
2. Download additional accessories (IR, disable button lights)
3. Just place/or unrar the file (Follow the instruction given by specific rom)
If using recovery method
4a. Copy to sdcard\clockworkmod\backup (if asked)
4b. Go to restore and select the folder and restore.
4c. reboot enjoy
if using flashing method
4. Full wipe
5. Flash the ROM then Gapps + Modem of E988
if required/or asked by the ROM dev " FLASH LOKIFIED CWM RECOVERY OR FLASH MADMACK'S UPDATED TWRP AT THE SAME TIME AS THIS ROM " Link
6. Reboot enjoy.

Modem of E988

if you can't find the flashable .zip of modem please follow the instruction and replace the .zip manually from the 2nd post below

** its just an example. But if you want change baseband and you want to be sure, Do it your own risk. Neither any dev nor I are responsible for it

Here is the Flashable .zip of E988 baseband (HK): E988-HK-Baseband.zip thnx to anirudhks.
Here is the Flashable .zip of E98810a baseband (India), since its created by me you can create/make mirror of it, I don't have any problem.
Link 2 : Mirror
Please flash it at your risk

5. Soft Brick/unroot/Recovery/return to stock ROM

The final step is just for the help of those who want additional option for Soft Brick/unroot/Recovery/return to stock ROM

1. Unroot : Just a simple guide by wootever with Pic and all description
[Guide] Unroot/Unbrick - flash official factory firmware with LG Launcher
2. Recovering from Soft Brick or returning to stock

All version of software can be found here
Link 1 : http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...88&postcount=1 (by minnaing )
Link 2 : http://lg-phone-firmware.com/index.php?id_mod=25

[Guide][Stock Roms] Return back to stock by Heylton, just follow the steps


Extra perks
ROMs specially designed for E988 :

1. [ROM] 4.2.2 Digital Minds E988 by anirudhks
2. [ROM] 4.3 E988 Based ROM addition SGS4 elements by anirudhks
3. G2 Based E988 ROM (F240/980) by anirudhks

Inform me if you find more


P.S.

* By doing anything described above, you will automatically void your warranty! *

!!!!!!!!!!! I Am Not Responsible For Any Problems Due To Flashing any thing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyone want me to add anything else is most welcome as we all here to help each other
Feel free to criticize and question if any.
"No one is perfect"


Do a clean install
Wipe data/factory
Wipe cache
Wipe dalvik cache
Format /system, /data, /cache
Flash ROM and gapps
Wipe cache ,dalvik cache
Reboot phone
#HTC G2 -> Sold
Mimicry 1.5
Andromadus CM10.1
#Sammy GS2 I9100 -> Donated
SlimSaber 4.4.2
#LG Optimus G Pro E988 ->Gifted
Stock LG (Rooted and Modified with xposed)
#HTC One M8 Verizon
Stock Sense 6 (Rooted and Modified with xposed)
#Nexus 5 D821
Stock 4.4.4
#Dell venue 8
Stock 4.4.2
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Wink How to make your own baseband recovery (Extracting Modem.img)

This is the step-by-step process of how to extract your Own modem.img and convert it into baseband.zip for Noobs

Steps (You need to have a Root before starting this process)

1. Connect by adb

2. On the terminal type
Code:
adb shell
su
Check if confirmation is needed on the phone screen. If needed, accept.

3. On the terminal type:
Code:
dd if=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/modem of=/sdcard/modem.img
4. You will receive the following after some seconds:
Code:
131072+0 records in
131072+0 records out
67108864 bytes transferred in 7.583 secs (8849909 bytes/sec)
5. Type (Optional)
Code:
exit
exit
adb pull /sdcard/modem.img
6. Now you have your backup.

How make/pack this backup to a Flashable zip

1. Download the file: E98810a-baseband-India.zip, Link 2:mirror
2. Open the zip file using winrar and just drag and drop the existing modem.img with your file
3. Rename the file Whatever you like

Thats it you have your own flashable baseband File

Do a clean install
Wipe data/factory
Wipe cache
Wipe dalvik cache
Format /system, /data, /cache
Flash ROM and gapps
Wipe cache ,dalvik cache
Reboot phone
#HTC G2 -> Sold
Mimicry 1.5
Andromadus CM10.1
#Sammy GS2 I9100 -> Donated
SlimSaber 4.4.2
#LG Optimus G Pro E988 ->Gifted
Stock LG (Rooted and Modified with xposed)
#HTC One M8 Verizon
Stock Sense 6 (Rooted and Modified with xposed)
#Nexus 5 D821
Stock 4.4.4
#Dell venue 8
Stock 4.4.2
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If this is not your work then it should not be posted to the Original Android Development section. This is the precise reason why @NaveenKumarXDA's CM thread was moved to the Android Development Section. Please message a MOD and ask them to move this thread. I'd also request that it be Stickied, as this could be extremely beneficial to the community.

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WISH i could have thnk you more .... sorry for my english ... post is like a treasury... i once asked for a different sub-forum but your post is enough for me
 
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If this is not your work then it should not be posted to the Original Android Development section. This is the precise reason why @NaveenKumarXDA's CM thread was moved to the Android Development Section. Please message a MOD and ask them to move this thread. I'd also request that it be Stickied, as this could be extremely beneficial to the community.

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Concern appreciated bro....

Do a clean install
Wipe data/factory
Wipe cache
Wipe dalvik cache
Format /system, /data, /cache
Flash ROM and gapps
Wipe cache ,dalvik cache
Reboot phone
#HTC G2 -> Sold
Mimicry 1.5
Andromadus CM10.1
#Sammy GS2 I9100 -> Donated
SlimSaber 4.4.2
#LG Optimus G Pro E988 ->Gifted
Stock LG (Rooted and Modified with xposed)
#HTC One M8 Verizon
Stock Sense 6 (Rooted and Modified with xposed)
#Nexus 5 D821
Stock 4.4.4
#Dell venue 8
Stock 4.4.2
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Nice post mate. Thank you, it was a lot simpler than working on the DNA. Check the link in my signature to see how much of a nightmare it was to write a guide for that phone!
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Not able to root Optimus G Pro E988 India.
Getting error 'Protocol Failure'.
 
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No luck :s.
It keeps hanging on this step:

Quote:
3. On the terminal type:
Code:
dd if=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/modem of=/sdcard/modem.img

4. You will receive the following after some seconds:
Code:
131072+0 records in
131072+0 records out
67108864 bytes transferred in 7.583 secs (8849909 bytes/sec)
Nothing happens after I put in the code..

PS: Yes I did grant root access on first adb connect
 
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One short Question: A friend of me only wants to root his device,maybe recovery, but no custom rom,so:
is the step "4. ROM flashing ( Recovery ) + Modem " really neccessary? I'm a bit confused about that modem flash, thats new stuff to me.
Thanks in advance
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One short Question: A friend of me only wants to root his device,maybe recovery, but no custom rom,so:
is the step "4. ROM flashing ( Recovery ) + Modem " really neccessary? I'm a bit confused about that modem flash, thats new stuff to me.
Thanks in advance
If your friend only wants root and recovery, just have to use the guide to root then use freegee. BUT, currently a lot of users are facing bootloop issues with freegee, myself included, so if he's not likely to use custom roms for now I'd suggest to avoid it, just until its fixed. Hopefully XD

Also, modem flashing is to flash a working modem for your device in order for network service to work. Some roms built mainly for international or other versions of this device actually work on other versions, just that there's a lack of network service lol. Modem flashing helps in that regard. Correct me if I'm wrong here anyone
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