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Eriko3o

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Aug 12, 2021
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My lg g8x lmg850emw that had android 10 has now tuned into a model lmg850um when the device updated to android 11
i then re installed the android 10 firmware and it goes back to correct model
And even when updating through lg bridge, the model is always wrong when on android 11.
would be amazing if someone can help or knows anything about this issue.
Maybe ill just send the phone back.
Or does something like this not happen naturally haha?
 

rash.m2k

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Sep 10, 2009
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Yes - I have the same issue, flashed to android 11 kdz from here: https://lg-firmwares.com/lg-lmg850emw-firmwares/ now my phone model is UM.

Where did you buy the phone from? I bought it from aliexpress refurbished, the seller must have done something to these phones.

One thing I did notice is that if I flash a different abl file onto it, then it reads correctly as EMW.
 
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Eriko3o

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LG G6
Yes - I have the same issue, flashed to android 11 kdz from here: https://lg-firmwares.com/lg-lmg850emw-firmwares/ now my phone model is UM.

Where did you buy the phone from? I bought it from aliexpress refurbished, the seller must have done something to these phones.

One thing I did notice is that if I flash a different abl file onto it, then it reads correctly as EMW.
Yes it was from aliexpress refurbished, I've sent it back already but good to know that changing the abl fixes it thank you!
 

xmchen_ad

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Nov 29, 2017
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Yes - I have the same issue, flashed to android 11 kdz from here: https://lg-firmwares.com/lg-lmg850emw-firmwares/ now my phone model is UM.

Where did you buy the phone from? I bought it from aliexpress refurbished, the seller must have done something to these phones.

One thing I did notice is that if I flash a different abl file onto it, then it reads correctly as EMW.
Hi rash.m2k, I am in the same boat. Could you please advise which abl you flashed?
 
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doji-8888

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Yes - I have the same issue, flashed to android 11 kdz from here: https://lg-firmwares.com/lg-lmg850emw-firmwares/ now my phone model is UM.

Where did you buy the phone from? I bought it from aliexpress refurbished, the seller must have done something to these phones.

One thing I did notice is that if I flash a different abl file onto it, then it reads correctly as EMW.
Good to hear about the resolution. Can share the link of abl file?
 

rash.m2k

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Both would be handy if you could provide them!
Thanks in advance :)
Good to hear about the resolution. Can share the link of abl file?

I got the ABL from here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...nlock-and-magisk-root-using-firehose.4221793/

The thing is not to worry even if you F it up - you can always flash the ABL from the KDZ file.

What I'd recommend you do is remember which KDZ you flashed and keep a copy of it.

My frustation was I couldn't get into fastboot mode at all. When I flashed this abl - suddenly flashboot worked (wtf!!!) the next issue was I couldn't get the oem device-id that LG tells you to get - just wasn't working.

In the end I thought what the hell lets just run the unlock bootloader command and voila, bootloader unlocked as simple as that! Rooting it easy once you have fastboot or EDL mode as you dump the ABL file and use magisk to patch it and then reflash back to the phone (both boot_a and boot_b)
 
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