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enkhtwshn

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Since there is no forum page for this "ugly" phone I opened a topic
All links are updated. If not working LET ME KNOW i will be kind to refresh it :)
How to flash ROM KDZ Method
First off I`d like to THANK @quangnhut123 for making a new way & easy way to flash the KDZ Method!!
For Any Reason It does not work for you here is the OLD Hard KDZ Method
http://hunterspad.com/?page_id=33

1). Download all The Files Below!
1) Firmware Files
Firmwares are here
2) Download LG Drivers
3) Download LG Flash Tool 2014 tool and extract
4) Enter to Download Mode and plug USB into your PC
To enter download mode
A) Turn off your phone
B) HOLD + and - together
C) Connect to USB (do not press Power button)
5) Run LGFlashTool2014.exe and do as following pictures :
(If you cannot run LGFlashTool2014.exe, please install Visual C++ Runtime Library) - VC_RedistInstaller.exe
Normal Flash: Flash ROM without losing any data. Only use this when you need to fix system error. Beware of boot loop when flashing ROM that differ from current ROM on your phone or MOD ROM.
CSE Flash: Choose this option when you need a fresh format. All data will be gone. It's suitable for upgrading or downgrading ROM or simply use this when you need to back to Stock.
No need to choose desired language, it automatically change to English as a default setting.
Wait until 100% to complete !
 
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enkhtwshn

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Change KDZ to .TOT

Before starting please download the attachment
Instructions:
1)Have to put the exe and kdz rom in same folder and execute the program, it shows a cmd window asking which kdz to convert. Type number and tap enter.
2)Then it does the extraction of kdz, cab and wdb, merge bin files and clean up. At the end it ask for patch bin file with CWM.(Do not flash CWM it is for P970 which is not VU 2 )
3)Before typing "n" copy .dll file somewhere (important)
type "n" (without quotes) and tap enter conversion has end. Have to tap any key to close cmd window.
4)You will have .TOT file in a folder(important)
After that you have a folder named as kdz with bin and fls to flash with smartflashtool.
 

enkhtwshn

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Root , Recovery, ROMs

How to install root and recovery for 4.1.2 . This will step is the most important if you want to flash custom rom(ROMS)
Tool is used to install the CWM Recovery even when your device is not rooted, and optionally root the device.
You can download the CWM/root Tool from the link below.

Download
Tool enabler app

Well - There is not so much development going on The most stable 2 ROMS in Vietnamise and Chinese forums:
4.4.2 ROMS
G3 Style ROM introduction
G3 Style Rom download
4.1.2 ROMS
GomdoLight Wave 3 for all types S/K/L download
GomdoLight Wave 3 Introduction
Dungmoto ROM download
Dungmoto ROM Introduction
Notice : please check the introduction for advanced experience like
1) BUGS
2) Radio flashing (additional carrier flash files)
3) Pictures
 
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enkhtwshn

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Stock KIT KAT 4.4.2

There are 2 methods

1st method is for unrooted , stock phones

1) connect to USB
2) select LG Software for lg connection method
3) Install LG PC suite in your PC
4)Click check update (Please do not dissconect your USB)
5)Wait till it downloads and installs it

2nd method is for 4.1.2 only rooted phones

Download the ZIP for
F200L
F200K
F200S
Download Recovery reboot apk
1)Place your zip and apk to your phone
2)Run the apk
3)Install the recovery reboot from apk
4)Choose Install zip
5) from sdcard
6) choose the ZIP file
7)wait
8)wipe, reset your phone
9)reboot
 
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enkhtwshn

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Can u show me how to root my lg f200k kitkat 4.4.2? Thanks for reply
Well there is not much.
You have root and install recovery for 4.1.2 (downgrade if you are on 4.4.2) then install the zip that has root and recovery
Here is the link
If you are not interested in recovery thanks to geohot there is an tethered root called towelroot and just click the lyambda ICON.
To activate the root just
open the app
make it ra1n
download superuser from any market
use rooted application (grant root premission)
after reboot root will be gone so you will make it rain again
Xposed and other root applications are working flawelessy
 
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gue94

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Is the stock ROM fully English?

I have a LG Optimus Vu II (F200L), which came with a weird firmware that has a lot of stuff in korean. Now I'm not sure if this is the official ROM or not. :confused: But it doesn't seem very "OFFICIAL" to me and I think it's already rooted (that's weird cause I've never seen a brand new phone which comes pre-rooted). I played around with the settings a lot, to change the language to english completely, but some of the things still come in korean. This is a pretty good phone but the weird korean stuff ruins it. :(

So, my question is, does the official stock firmware (for which you gave the links in the first post) have everything in english? I don't want any root or custom ROMS or anything. I just want a full english language interface. :D

And which method should I use for flashing? The first one seems quite simple, but will it work if I'm flashing a stock ROM over a custom rooted one?

EDIT: I tried using the first method to flash the .kdz file onto my Vu II, after connecting it to my PC in download mode, but half-way through the flashing process, it gives an error "Connection to server failed. Try again in a moment." This happened 4 times. Any suggestions?

EDIT AGAIN: Managed to flash the ROM successfully, just had to disconnect from the internet haha. But ah! Even this is partly Korean! :( So, I guess there is no international version of the official ROM for this phone? Oh well, time to get rid of it.
 
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soyuz4u

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Sep 20, 2012
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try the korean sites

try the korean sites for custom roms and stuff. just google for vu2 sonyue or vu2 lgviet.
these sites have quite a few roms for this handset. all u have to translate the pages to english. also u have to be fluent with the flashing process.
pm me if u want to know more.
 

Shan_77

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Dec 14, 2010
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Unofficial CM 11 for LG-F200L

There is no CM AOSP development going on, but we can add Xposed modules

I found an unofficial CM 11 rom based on android 4.4.4 for LG-F200L. Using it for a couple of days, untill now running flawlessly. Visit this site lgviet.com/forum/threads/rom-cm-4-4-4-cho-lg-vu-2-f200-s-l-k.24467/
 

Jerryfan

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Jun 28, 2014
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hello

Well there is not much.
You have root and install recovery for 4.1.2 (downgrade if you are on 4.4.2) then install the zip that has root and recovery
Here is the link
If you are not interested in recovery thanks to geohot there is an tethered root called towelroot and just click the lyambda ICON.
To activate the root just
open the app
make it ra1n
download superuser from any market
use rooted application (grant root premission)
after reboot root will be gone so you will make it rain again
Xposed and other root applications are working flawelessy

first thanks for your reply ! i already try the towelroot but it still not work , and i dont know how to downgrade please help me ! and i try alot of tool but it still not work for me :( please help ! Thanks !
 

ulicis

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May 30, 2009
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Towel root works for me. I download after donate him. I am at r.4.2 now thanks for the guide here
 

enkhtwshn

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Nov 21, 2012
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I have a LG Optimus Vu II (F200L), which came with a weird firmware that has a lot of stuff in korean. Now I'm not sure if this is the official ROM or not. :confused: But it doesn't seem very "OFFICIAL" to me and I think it's already rooted (that's weird cause I've never seen a brand new phone which comes pre-rooted). I played around with the settings a lot, to change the language to english completely, but some of the things still come in korean. This is a pretty good phone but the weird korean stuff ruins it. :(

So, my question is, does the official stock firmware (for which you gave the links in the first post) have everything in english? I don't want any root or custom ROMS or anything. I just want a full english language interface. :D

And which method should I use for flashing? The first one seems quite simple, but will it work if I'm flashing a stock ROM over a custom rooted one?

EDIT: I tried using the first method to flash the .kdz file onto my Vu II, after connecting it to my PC in download mode, but half-way through the flashing process, it gives an error "Connection to server failed. Try again in a moment." This happened 4 times. Any suggestions?

EDIT AGAIN: Managed to flash the ROM successfully, just had to disconnect from the internet haha. But ah! Even this is partly Korean! :( So, I guess there is no international version of the official ROM for this phone? Oh well, time to get rid of it.
Yes this is the STOCK firmware. This phone is only korean branding so you will get a lot of korean stuff. You can delete some of that stuff by using Titanium backup which need root
 

attamills2003

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Jul 26, 2014
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Help root the LG VU2 android 4.4.2

Well i want to use the LG VU2 running android 4.4.2....I do not want to downgrade. Has anybody rooted the LG VU2 running 4.4.2?
 
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DAMSHOT

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I found an unofficial CM 11 rom based on android 4.4.4 for LG-F200L. Using it for a couple of days, untill now running flawlessly. Visit this site lgviet.com/forum/threads/rom-cm-4-4-4-cho-lg-vu-2-f200-s-l-k.24467/

sir how to apply this rom need a cwmor not?? tnx advince sory im noobeginerhehe:confused:
 

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    Since there is no forum page for this "ugly" phone I opened a topic
    All links are updated. If not working LET ME KNOW i will be kind to refresh it :)
    How to flash ROM KDZ Method
    First off I`d like to THANK @quangnhut123 for making a new way & easy way to flash the KDZ Method!!
    For Any Reason It does not work for you here is the OLD Hard KDZ Method
    http://hunterspad.com/?page_id=33

    1). Download all The Files Below!
    1) Firmware Files
    Firmwares are here
    2) Download LG Drivers
    3) Download LG Flash Tool 2014 tool and extract
    4) Enter to Download Mode and plug USB into your PC
    To enter download mode
    A) Turn off your phone
    B) HOLD + and - together
    C) Connect to USB (do not press Power button)
    5) Run LGFlashTool2014.exe and do as following pictures :
    (If you cannot run LGFlashTool2014.exe, please install Visual C++ Runtime Library) - VC_RedistInstaller.exe
    Normal Flash: Flash ROM without losing any data. Only use this when you need to fix system error. Beware of boot loop when flashing ROM that differ from current ROM on your phone or MOD ROM.
    CSE Flash: Choose this option when you need a fresh format. All data will be gone. It's suitable for upgrading or downgrading ROM or simply use this when you need to back to Stock.
    No need to choose desired language, it automatically change to English as a default setting.
    Wait until 100% to complete !
    1
    Root , Recovery, ROMs

    How to install root and recovery for 4.1.2 . This will step is the most important if you want to flash custom rom(ROMS)
    Tool is used to install the CWM Recovery even when your device is not rooted, and optionally root the device.
    You can download the CWM/root Tool from the link below.

    Download
    Tool enabler app

    Well - There is not so much development going on The most stable 2 ROMS in Vietnamise and Chinese forums:
    4.4.2 ROMS
    G3 Style ROM introduction
    G3 Style Rom download
    4.1.2 ROMS
    GomdoLight Wave 3 for all types S/K/L download
    GomdoLight Wave 3 Introduction
    Dungmoto ROM download
    Dungmoto ROM Introduction
    Notice : please check the introduction for advanced experience like
    1) BUGS
    2) Radio flashing (additional carrier flash files)
    3) Pictures
    1
    Stock KIT KAT 4.4.2

    There are 2 methods

    1st method is for unrooted , stock phones

    1) connect to USB
    2) select LG Software for lg connection method
    3) Install LG PC suite in your PC
    4)Click check update (Please do not dissconect your USB)
    5)Wait till it downloads and installs it

    2nd method is for 4.1.2 only rooted phones

    Download the ZIP for
    F200L
    F200K
    F200S
    Download Recovery reboot apk
    1)Place your zip and apk to your phone
    2)Run the apk
    3)Install the recovery reboot from apk
    4)Choose Install zip
    5) from sdcard
    6) choose the ZIP file
    7)wait
    8)wipe, reset your phone
    9)reboot
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