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Softbricked? Don't worry, you can fix it if you can read.

Downloads (all files)
https://drive.google.com/folderview?...Gs&usp=sharing

Mirror (tot)
http://www.mediafire.com/download/6i..._Stock_TOT.zip
Mirror (tot)
http://fs1.androidfilesharing.com/d123f6f2cfa13038

Download all the files and extract zips.
Install drivers and LGFlashTool (Flashtool will install to path C:\LG\LGFlashTool)
Add the unzipped tot (firmware) and LG dll file to the LGFlashTool folder.
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Put phone in download mode: Turn phone off, push and hold volume up and plug USB cable into phone
Open device manager (Windows Start>control panel>device manager)
Select Port connection for phone (COM and LPT>LGE Android Net for VZW USB Serial Port)
Change the port to COM41 (Right click on the specified port, select properties, left click port setting tab. Click advanced. Change COM Port Number to COM41. Click OK. Click OK.
If you don't see the phone, click View in Device Manager, then click Show Hidden.
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Start LGFlashtool. Specify the dll and tot to flash by checking "Select manual mode." Left click the "..." button and select the dll. Left click the "Add" button and select the tot. Click OK to close the file selection window.
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Click the yellow arrow and wait patiently. Loading the firmware takes a few.
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When FlashTool shows Ready, disconnect the phone for ~5 secs. Upon reconnecting the phone, FlashTool will automatically run. This will take a few moments, so go get a cup of coffee. When the phone shows a blue screen with a bid red 3, you're good to go. Disconnect the phone and pull the battery briefly. Restart the phone and redo the setup. Shutdown Flashtool to prevent any accidents when rerooting.

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Thanks to @216Monster and @droidkevlar for the additional download sites and support.

There are several other guides that cover this process in various forums. This is written from my experience after soft bricking with a build prop edit without knowing how to get back to stock first. I hope this guide makes it easier for folks in the same Big Red boat.

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I installed the driver on my work computer which is Windows XP and this is what I get in the device manager, it doesn't recognize it although I am connected to the computer in download mode. I have the Verizon LG G3 so I even tried to install the dedicated Verizon drivers that I found in this thread and still no go. Please help on finding drivers for windows XP.
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I installed the driver on my work computer which is Windows XP and this is what I get in the device manager, it doesn't recognize it although I am connected to the computer in download mode. I have the Verizon LG G3 so I even tried to install the dedicated Verizon drivers that I found in this thread and still no go. Please help on finding drivers for windows XP.
I got that and then I unplugged the USB, waited a few seconds and plugged it back in and it then showed under communications.
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I got that and then I unplugged the USB, waited a few seconds and plugged it back in and it then showed under communications.
Thank you it worked and I am back
 
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Softbricked? Don't worry, you can fix it if you can read.

Downloads:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?...Gs&usp=sharing
http://www.mediafire.com/download/6i..._Stock_TOT.zip
http://fs1.androidfilesharing.com/d123f6f2cfa13038

Download all the files and extract zips.
Install drivers and LGFlashTool (Flashtool will install to path C:\LG\LGFlashTool)
Couldn't get the flashtool to download. One file is an .ink file and nothing happens when i try to download the flashtool at the right of the screen.

Edit: Got the files downloaded, when I run flashtool without a device attached it has a login screen, I'm assuming this won't occur if the phone is hooked up to it?
 
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Couldn't get the flashtool to download. One file is an .ink file and nothing happens when i try to download the flashtool at the right of the screen.

Edit: Got the files downloaded, when I run flashtool without a device attached it has a login screen, I'm assuming this won't occur if the phone is hooked up to it?
Yes.

LG G3 flies faster than a G6
OG RAZR XT912 got 4.4 before S4
My RAZR got 4.4.3 before the S5!
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I am an experienced Android hacker, and still got a bit lost with the tutorial. While I appreciate the excellent work here, you might consider editing/adding the information to help clarify the following:

1. The TOT file at http://www.mediafire.com/download/6i..._Stock_TOT.zip, https://drive.google.com/folderview?...Gs&usp=sharing, and http://fs1.androidfilesharing.com/d123f6f2cfa13038 are all identical - and we only need one or the other. Please identify the other TOT links as mirrors to the same file, so people aren't downloading all of them unnecessarily (especially as they each are so very large).

2. There is already a MegaLock.dll file installed in the LGFlashTool folder once the application is installed. When you say add .dll files to the LGFlashTool folder, please clarify if MegaLock.dll needs to be overwritten by the other file with the same name (found in Setup_LGFlashTool_1.8.1.1023.zip), or otherwise. It might also help to clarify specifically which dll files are moving to the LGFlashTool folder, and from where. I ended up overwriting the default MegaLock.dll with the one you provided before I started the process...

3. Ports won't often show in Device Manager unless you go to View and then Show Hidden Devices in the Device Manager application.

4. After clicking the yellow arrow, unplugging and plugging the phone back in did nothing to start the process. Nor did plugging it back in while holding volume up (like in your 2nd step). I had to unplug, power the phone on, and then when the red Verizon screen appeared I plugged back in. This triggered the start of the Flash process. An easy way to tell you're in the right spot during the process: the red Verizon screen will disappear and a Firmware Updating screen will pop up to show you progress on the phone. When done, the phone will power cycle automatically...then, after a few other brief items, the red "3" on the blue screen will appear.

WARNING: Don't forget to close the LGFlashTool on your PC when you're done. Because...if you have anything else to do during the same session (such as rooting the phone), when you power cycle the phone while it's still plugged into your PC, LGFlashTool will take over and proceed to flash your phone again!!

Thanks again for your hard work. The tutorial was indeed helpful.
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Thanks again for your hard work. The tutorial was indeed helpful.
Thanks for the feedback. OP modified.

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