So, what can you do with this you ask?
Well if you ever deleted a system app ( /system/app/*.apk ) or anything else (ringtones & etc), you can recover it from the kdz file.
This thread was a follow-up on Cmahendra's guide, extracting kdz files into .bin(s).
However, thanks to our siblings in the LG-P970 forum, we have a simpler way to extract the kdz into images.
@jes0411 and others ( @t0g3, @Ilko, & @navossoc ) created a really sweet program to do all the thinking for us here.
I just stripped it down some and modified it to extract the kdz into images faster and simpler.
1. First you will need a kdz file. Don't forget to thank @cmahendra
2. Download and extract my OPTIMUS_L9_IMAGE_EXTRACTOR.zip to any folder.
Please check Md5sum with this free program WinMD5.
3. Open the "Place KDZ HERE" folder and put your kdz file(s) inside. Then double click on the "RUN BINEXTRACTOR.bat", select the # for your kdz and press ENTER
NOTE: The System image takes awhile to extract.
4. To further extract the system image, double click on "EXPLORER.bat" and give it Administrator rights. Navigate to the system image (9-system.img), click "open", and right click Save (to any folder).
The other batch script (EXTRACT TO BINS.bat) will duh, extract the kdz to bin files only. I also have instruction on how to extract the x-loader with a hex editor (for those hardcore nerds, like me ; )
I have flashed the x-loader, u-boot, boot, recovery, & system images, so all image are
Question? Why are some images blank (0b)? Answer
The first person to thanks is navossoc for creating his program to extract the kdz into .bin(s) files.
The second person to thank is Xonar_ for creating the LG Bin Firmware Extractor to work for our device. (Thank you for all your hard work, and for teaching this noob something : )
Third, to the creators of ext2Fsd
Fourth, to @jes0411 and others ( @t0g3, @Ilko, & @navossoc ), I've learned a lot about batch scripts, by dissecting y'all work
The last but not least person to thank is Cmahendra for creating all his threads full of information. I would have never found all this information on my own