[Tutorial] Crossflash, Bypass OPID Mismatched Error

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netmsm

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Hi there ;)
Thanks to all other guys here who have made helpful development to tame this beautiful =)

To crossflash models other than LG G8 please read post 3.
Before asking any question please read the troubleshooting section at the bottom of the page.
If you still need some specific help I would appreciate if you bring it up just in the thread instead of sending direct messages.


LG has made things difficult in flashing custom and even stock roms by this new OPID thing! It prevents us from crossflashing but we have been able to use TWRP and change the system and some other partitions to have a different rom. We had to make some changes into OP partition using HxD editor.
But now, through this tutorial, we're able to flash any rom without the need to change OPID in OP partition. Also, there is no need to root or unlock boot-loader.
I was successful to do this on some G8 (LMG820UM) but I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY HARM TO YOUR PHONE!

By continuing to read the following instructions you are actually accepting the risk.


IMPORTANT!
first, MAKE A FULL BACKUP OF ALL PARTITIONS; and I mean it!!!
at least, for your sake, make a backup of "modemst1, modemst2, fsg, fsc, ftm" partitions, for emergency.


Requirements
QPST and Qualcomm USB Driver (get)
LGE SM8150 Firehose (get)
LGUP 1.16.0.3 (get)
LGUP_Common.dll (get)
UI_Config.lgl (get)
LG Mobile Driver 4.4.2 (get)


Preparation
1. Install QPST and Qualcomm USB Driver.
2. Install LGUP.
3. Find the folder named "model" in the installation directory of LGUP, then Create a folder named "common" in the "model" folder.
4. Move "LGUP_Common.dll" and "UI_Config.lgl" into "common" folder. Change the attribute of "UI_Config.lgl" to read only.
5. Install LG Mobile Driver 4.4.2.


Steps
A)
1. Open QFIL.
2. Change "Storage Type" to UFS.
3. Select "Flat Build".
4. Browse for "LGE SM8150 Firehose" and pick it.
5. Now, connect the phone to PC and boot into EDL mode.
6. Open "Select Port" and select the phone, press OK.
7. In "Tools" open the "Partition Manager".

B)
!!!BE CAREFUL TO DO EXACTLY AS THE INSTRUCTIONS SAY OR YOU WILL BRICK THE PHONE!!!
1. Make a backup of and erase these 7 partitions: FTM, Modem_A, Modem_B, SID_A, SID_B, OP_A, OP_B.
1.1. You have to left-click on a partition then right-click on it and select "Manage Partition Data".
1.2. In the pop-up window, you have 4 choices: I. Erase (to erase data on the partition), II. Read Data (to dump or back up the partition), III. Load Image (to restore the partition), IV. Close (to close the window).
1.3. First dump/back up the partition by choosing "Read Data" then Erase it.
2. Close the "Partition Manager" window.
3. Wait for 5 seconds then press Vol- and Power until it restarts.
3.1. Immediately after rebooting, Release the Vol- and Power buttons and press Vol+ to get into Download Mode.
Note: Do not let the phone to begin to boot! If it begins to boot, it may regenerate the SID and FTM partitions data and so you need to redo the whole step B.

C)
1. Open LGUP.
2. Pick your favorite KDZ.
3. Select "PARTITION DL".
4. Press Start. And a pop-up window will appear. In this window you can select which partitions to be flashed.
5. Here, uncheck these partitions: SID_A and SID_B. It will make it able to bypass the OPID Mismatched Error.
6. If you are in Sprint or other platforms you will get the message whether to change the model or not. Of course you know what to do =)

after completing the process it will boot up in some minutes and before starting the customization it will do one restart. just be patient.


ERRORS, QUESTIONS, TROUBLESHOOTING
1. Can I crossflash V50, V60, G8X or other LG devices using this method?
I did it on V50. Maybe it'll work on your devices maybe won't. There's one way to find out; make backup and give it a try.
2. SN is gone, zero, etc.
Restore your original FTM.
3. I can't get into recovery.
Restore the original FTM.
4. I got NT-Code error.
It's been discussed many time in the thread and some solutions have been presented (such as this one, thanks to @animo214 and this, thanks to @kt-Froggy). However, you can ignore it if the phone got network.
Note: You need to disable verity on the phone in advance otherwise changes in cust_path_mapping.cfg won't be saved.
5. IMEI is lost, zero, null etc.
Restore LUN5 partitions. If you have no backup it should be repaired using Octopus box. Go to 16.
6. I got "permanently locked" error.
This is because of IMPL lock and you have to restore LUN5 partitions. In case of having no backup you should use Octopus box.
7. All partitions are deleted accidentally.
Follow this instructions.
8. I need to get into PDM mode.
Unzip and restore the attached PDM to FTM partition. Remember, you need to restore your FTM to get into OS.
9. Can I use another phone's LUN5 backup?
NO.
10. Can I use another phone's FTM backup?
Yes. All partitions can be restored from another phone's backup except LUN5 partitions.
11. My phone is stuck in boot-loop.
Restore the original FTM and if it doesn't help redo the whole crossflash process and use a different KDZ this time.
12. Which KDZ is the best (for any matter of use)?
I do not know.
13. Can I crossflash from any source variant to Korean variant or vice versa?
Yes it is possible but you may get error on opening stock camera application because of hardware differences. There are some methods to solve the issue which you can search and find them.
14. Can I downgrade using this method?
Yes.
15. I erased partitions (ftm, op_a, op_b, modem_a, modem_b, sid_a, sid_b) but it still does not let me to crossflash.
Redo the whole process and this time make backup of and erase these partitions too, on both sides A and B: vendor, product, system, userdata and boot.
16. How can I write IMEI?
A) Dump the modem_a and create a copy of it. Then open it in UltraIso and remove IMEIPROT files from image folder. Save and restore it in place of modem_a and modem_b partitions.
B) Make backup of FTM and then flash or restore the PDM file (attached) into your ftm partition. Restart the phone; you'll get into PDM mode.
C) Open Tutty (attached). Select "Serial" in protocol and the proper port of your phone's modem driver. Click open. To test if you have selected the proper port number type "at" and hit enter it should respond"ok". Type the code at%imei=# (replace # with your IMEI) and hit enter. It doesn't matter you get "error" or "ok" after that, just check if IMEI is written via this code at%imei=?. If IMEI is written so you'll have the right MEID and ESN too.
D) Restore the original ftm and modem_a in place of modem_a and modem_b. Restart the phone.
I've already tested this method on V30, V50 and G8. Remember, if the phone has IMPL lock it'll throw "perm. locked" error even if you have written the IMEI.
17. I have lost GPT files of my LG G8, G8X, G8S, V50, etc. and Qfil partition manager does not show anything in the list.
You need to flash GPT files to your device with fh_loader (see this, part C). For that matter use KDZ_Tools to Extract DZ from a KDZ of your device. Then extract the DZ using -c at the end of extracting command. For example: unkdz -f FILE_NAME.kdz -c. It will extract all files besides all GPTs.
18. Which are the LUN5 partitions?
SM8150 has 7 physical partitions known as LUNs which are numbered from 0 to 6. Each LUN is split into several partitions. In Qfil Partition Manager you can see all partitions except those of LUN3 and LUN6 which are hidden. The number of LUNs are shown under the first column named LUN. Therefore, all partitions in front of number 5 are LUN5 partitions.
 

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Some pictures of flashing my LMG820UM, unlocked from Sprint, into OPEN_CA 20j. In normal mode you cannot flash SPR_US to OPEN_CA which is shown in the pictures. But using this thread instruction it allows to flash, even it asks to change the model from SPR_US to OPEN_CA :D
Until performing the instructions, it shows the "id: 2(SPR_US)" on the Download Mode screen, but after that it cannot recognize the phone model id and shows "id: 0()" :D
Have fun ^_^
 

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LG K31 Crossflashing:
To crossflash LG K31 go to this guide. Thanks to @Wish39.

LG Stylo 6 Crossflashing:
To crossflash LG Stylo 6 using LG K71 Android 12 firmware see this. Thanks to @Wish39.

LG V50 Crossflashing:
I had two LG V50 (LMV450) to which I flashed Korean Andorid 12 using the method mentioned in the first post. I cannot guarantee that it will work on every V50. After corssflashing I found out that one of them had the problem of draining battery due to not getting into deep sleep mode. To overcome the issue, I reflashed it via "Chip Erase" this time, and then again reflashed it but in the same way mentioned for crossflashing in the first post. Of course, I had created backup and at the end I restored LUN5 partitions.
 
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Hey nice! It's great to have options. I'm currently using us Open OP on my Sprint device (of course totc changed). It's working fine and not sure of any reason to change.

Although, if we do get a11 firmware available, that will change things for sure.

Thanks, nice work!
 
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Some pictures of flashing my LMG820UM, unlocked from Sprint, into OPEN_CA 20j. In normal mode you cannot flash SPR_US to OPEN_CA which is shown in the pictures. But using this thread instruction it allows to flash, even it asks to change the model from SPR_US to OPEN_CA :D
Until performing the instructions, it shows the "id: 2(SPR_US)" on the Download Mode screen, but after that it cannot recognize the phone model id and shows "id: 0()" :D
Have fun ^_^
Idk when i opened lgup it's only have 3 option refurbished, upgrade n fota update
 

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Some pictures of flashing my LMG820UM, unlocked from Sprint, into OPEN_CA 20j. In normal mode you cannot flash SPR_US to OPEN_CA which is shown in the pictures. But using this thread instruction it allows to flash, even it asks to change the model from SPR_US to OPEN_CA :D
Until performing the instructions, it shows the "id: 2(SPR_US)" on the Download Mode screen, but after that it cannot recognize the phone model id and shows "id: 0()" :D
Have fun ^_^
What OPID does it get assigned once you boot the device? OPEN_CA?
 

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Just did this successfully, thanks OP. If yer only getting partial options on lgup, remember from the OP, you HAVE to change the UI file to be READ ONLY (do it in properties).

I didn't get the 'change model' pop up, but still worked, although device is still seen as 'um' not 'qm'. My serial # is missing (that's a simple edit in ftm), but the imei is there.

Definitely worked though, now have us op with april security patch.

Will take a few mins to get a root explorer to see what totc says... that should be interesting ;)
 
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Just did this successfully, thanks OP. If yer only getting partial options on lgup, remember from the OP, you HAVE to change the UI file to be READ ONLY (do it in properties).

I didn't get the 'change model' pop up, but still worked, although device is still seen as 'um' not 'qm'. My serial # is missing (that's a simple edit in ftm), but the imei is there.

Definitely worked though, now have us op with april security patch.

Will take a few mins to get a root explorer to see what totc says... that should be interesting ;)
How to make it?srry i cant understand
 

netmsm

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Idk when i opened lgup it's only have 3 option refurbished, upgrade n fota update
i got the same problem, just 3 options
How to make it?srry i cant understand
Follow preparation.
What OPID does it get assigned once you boot the device? OPEN_CA?
Will take a few mins to get a root explorer to see what totc says... that should be interesting ;)
Actually it doesn't change OPID. By not flashing SID partitions we can bypass checking OPID and hence the error.
I checked it now it was OPEN_CA.
I had tried with my lmg850um9 sprint,i accidentally erase entire flash before but i successfull flash with other g8x em kdz but get opid missmatched
Follow the steps in part C.
 
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Actually it doesn't change OPID. By not flashing SID partitions we can bypass checking OPID and hence the error.
I checked it now it was OPEN_CA.

curious how the sprint v50 will react to this.. I`ll try this guide when korean A11 gets release.. I'll let you know..
Also.. if it doesn`t change OPID you would get OPID mismatched error on boot.. so.. :p
 

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yes but it has to generate new one with proper OPID no? when you load download mode now, does it still says id: 0? i doubt that
That's right it generates the original OPID in download mode.
It is probable that some or all data related to OPID are stored in Modemsts partitions to which the SID partition bridges the OPID check function, in boot process. All that we do is to destroy the bridge.
 

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    First off, big THANKS to the OP (netmsm) and other people who contributed to this thread and made this guide very clear and useful!

    So, after perusing this thread for a long time, trying to understand the ins and outs of the process and any possible snafus, I decided to take the plunge after the Open_CA A12 (40a) got released recently, and to flash it onto my G8 originally from US Cellular. The crossflash went smoothly with no issues at all. A nice surprise was that the BL remained unlocked - I was prepared to go through the whole unlocking process again before rooting, but didn't have to. I got the empty S/N (easy fix), and the infamous NT-Code error. This is where I got stuck for a while. I tried fixing it by editing the cust_path_mapping.cfg file as suggested in the thread. The problem is that I couldn't save the changes in that stupid file by using ANY root explorer/editor! :mad: Tried half a dozen different apps with no luck at all. BTW, anyone has any ideas what I may have been doing wrong?? Yes, I am properly rooted with Magisk.

    Anyway... Everything worked fine on the phone, but that lame error was really getting under my skin - I could have ignored it, but I hated not being able to get rid of it. So... After more reading, I came across some info on hex-editing the FTM partition (in a totally unrelated topic). The NT-Code in FTM binary is stored at the offset 00014000. My error message was referring to the code "FFFFFF,85". The original cust_path_mapping.cfg file (which I couldn't edit) had a line referring to "FFFFFF,82". So, having all backups available, I decided, just for the heck of it, to change the last digits of the NT-Code in the FTM partition to match the "82" listed in the file. What could go wrong? I can always restore a backup... After flashing the edited FTM in QFIL, rebooted the phone, and - bingo! The NT-Code error was gone, and the phone was still fully functional. This was my happy face after spending a good hour and a half trying to get rid of it, and finally succeeding: 😁

    Cheers, and thanks again for all the info!
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    Hi. Can you please send a link to the tutorial how to edit the FTM partition?
    This is the thread I found: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/getting-access-to-recovery-combination-ftm-mod.4220523/

    Note that these steps were described for a different phone and a different issue, and CAN'T be blindly applied here! It just gave me an idea of what could possibly be done. I know nothing about this other than what's described there, and won't be able to answer any questions if things get messed up. Please use this info at your own risk. And have a backup. And a backup of a backup, just in case.
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    Im getting error 0x6004

    I tried Edit: I backed up and erased these partitions in addition: boot_a, boot_b, vendor_a, vendor_b, product_a, product_b and it seemed to work afterwards. this too still didnt work

    what I had happened to me, I unlocked the bootloader first then I got twrp with magisk running then I wanted to upgrade to 12 and now I can;t do it

    by mistake I also flashed verizon kdz on it too, since mine is sprint, please help
    I do not understand what your problem is, sorry.
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    I bought this LG v50 and it is a Sprint phone I use the guide to root and unlock the bootloader for the TWRP and magisk while running on Android 11

    On telegram I found Android 13 running rom I was told to upgrade to Android 12 and then flash the rom because it will not work with Android 11

    I found your post and I was trying to cross flash from Android 11 to 12 using your method but I could not do it because I was getting that 0x60004 error about on your same post people suggest if I erase boot vendor product partition as well that I will not come I try that too and it didn't work I was still getting that same error I try different LG up

    Someone told me on the telegram group just flash Android 12 kdz on it since I could not cross flash from 11:00 to 12:00 using your method

    Without realizing that I had Sprint I used Verizon Android 12 kdz using LG up

    Now when I try to boot up it just flashed lgv 50 logo and goes into the boot loop

    I can still go into edl mode also I can go to download mode and I try to use unbrick guide to flash those files manually and after doing that phone does the same thing it would not boot just goes to the boot loop

    So this is the situation I'm in
    1. Make a backup of LUN5 partitions.
    2. Restore original FTM; If it still does not boot properly then you have to try another different KDZ.
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    Since on a Sprint v50 I flash Verizon kdz when I'm trying to cross flash this is the error I'm getting, what should I do to change the model to Sprint and then try to cross flash, because no matter what I do it would not let me flash it and I don't have any other way to boot the phone all the way I'm still stuck in the reboot loop, what other kdz I can flash on this Sprint V50? I tried Verizon one and thats what got me in trouble
    If you are doing exactly as the instructions say and still getting this error then there's almost nothing more I can suggest.
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    Hi there ;)
    Thanks to all other guys here who have made helpful development to tame this beautiful =)

    To crossflash models other than LG G8 please read post 3.
    Before asking any question please read the troubleshooting section at the bottom of the page.
    If you still need some specific help I would appreciate if you bring it up just in the thread instead of sending direct messages.


    LG has made things difficult in flashing custom and even stock roms by this new OPID thing! It prevents us from crossflashing but we have been able to use TWRP and change the system and some other partitions to have a different rom. We had to make some changes into OP partition using HxD editor.
    But now, through this tutorial, we're able to flash any rom without the need to change OPID in OP partition. Also, there is no need to root or unlock boot-loader.
    I was successful to do this on some G8 (LMG820UM) but I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY HARM TO YOUR PHONE!

    By continuing to read the following instructions you are actually accepting the risk.


    IMPORTANT!
    first, MAKE A FULL BACKUP OF ALL PARTITIONS; and I mean it!!!
    at least, for your sake, make a backup of "modemst1, modemst2, fsg, fsc, ftm" partitions, for emergency.


    Requirements
    QPST and Qualcomm USB Driver (get)
    LGE SM8150 Firehose (get)
    LGUP 1.16.0.3 (get)
    LGUP_Common.dll (get)
    UI_Config.lgl (get)
    LG Mobile Driver 4.4.2 (get)


    Preparation
    1. Install QPST and Qualcomm USB Driver.
    2. Install LGUP.
    3. Find the folder named "model" in the installation directory of LGUP, then Create a folder named "common" in the "model" folder.
    4. Move "LGUP_Common.dll" and "UI_Config.lgl" into "common" folder. Change the attribute of "UI_Config.lgl" to read only.
    5. Install LG Mobile Driver 4.4.2.


    Steps
    A)
    1. Open QFIL.
    2. Change "Storage Type" to UFS.
    3. Select "Flat Build".
    4. Browse for "LGE SM8150 Firehose" and pick it.
    5. Now, connect the phone to PC and boot into EDL mode.
    6. Open "Select Port" and select the phone, press OK.
    7. In "Tools" open the "Partition Manager".

    B)
    !!!BE CAREFUL TO DO EXACTLY AS THE INSTRUCTIONS SAY OR YOU WILL BRICK THE PHONE!!!
    1. Make a backup of and erase these 7 partitions: FTM, Modem_A, Modem_B, SID_A, SID_B, OP_A, OP_B.
    1.1. You have to left-click on a partition then right-click on it and select "Manage Partition Data".
    1.2. In the pop-up window, you have 4 choices: I. Erase (to erase data on the partition), II. Read Data (to dump or back up the partition), III. Load Image (to restore the partition), IV. Close (to close the window).
    1.3. First dump/back up the partition by choosing "Read Data" then Erase it.
    2. Close the "Partition Manager" window.
    3. Wait for 5 seconds then press Vol- and Power until it restarts.
    3.1. Immediately after rebooting, Release the Vol- and Power buttons and press Vol+ to get into Download Mode.
    Note: Do not let the phone to begin to boot! If it begins to boot, it may regenerate the SID and FTM partitions data and so you need to redo the whole step B.

    C)
    1. Open LGUP.
    2. Pick your favorite KDZ.
    3. Select "PARTITION DL".
    4. Press Start. And a pop-up window will appear. In this window you can select which partitions to be flashed.
    5. Here, uncheck these partitions: SID_A and SID_B. It will make it able to bypass the OPID Mismatched Error.
    6. If you are in Sprint or other platforms you will get the message whether to change the model or not. Of course you know what to do =)

    after completing the process it will boot up in some minutes and before starting the customization it will do one restart. just be patient.


    ERRORS, QUESTIONS, TROUBLESHOOTING
    1. Can I crossflash V50, V60, G8X or other LG devices using this method?
    I did it on V50. Maybe it'll work on your devices maybe won't. There's one way to find out; make backup and give it a try.
    2. SN is gone, zero, etc.
    Restore your original FTM.
    3. I can't get into recovery.
    Restore the original FTM.
    4. I got NT-Code error.
    It's been discussed many time in the thread and some solutions have been presented (such as this one, thanks to @animo214 and this, thanks to @kt-Froggy). However, you can ignore it if the phone got network.
    Note: You need to disable verity on the phone in advance otherwise changes in cust_path_mapping.cfg won't be saved.
    5. IMEI is lost, zero, null etc.
    Restore LUN5 partitions. If you have no backup it should be repaired using Octopus box. Go to 16.
    6. I got "permanently locked" error.
    This is because of IMPL lock and you have to restore LUN5 partitions. In case of having no backup you should use Octopus box.
    7. All partitions are deleted accidentally.
    Follow this instructions.
    8. I need to get into PDM mode.
    Unzip and restore the attached PDM to FTM partition. Remember, you need to restore your FTM to get into OS.
    9. Can I use another phone's LUN5 backup?
    NO.
    10. Can I use another phone's FTM backup?
    Yes. All partitions can be restored from another phone's backup except LUN5 partitions.
    11. My phone is stuck in boot-loop.
    Restore the original FTM and if it doesn't help redo the whole crossflash process and use a different KDZ this time.
    12. Which KDZ is the best (for any matter of use)?
    I do not know.
    13. Can I crossflash from any source variant to Korean variant or vice versa?
    Yes it is possible but you may get error on opening stock camera application because of hardware differences. There are some methods to solve the issue which you can search and find them.
    14. Can I downgrade using this method?
    Yes.
    15. I erased partitions (ftm, op_a, op_b, modem_a, modem_b, sid_a, sid_b) but it still does not let me to crossflash.
    Redo the whole process and this time make backup of and erase these partitions too, on both sides A and B: vendor, product, system, userdata and boot.
    16. How can I write IMEI?
    A) Dump the modem_a and create a copy of it. Then open it in UltraIso and remove IMEIPROT files from image folder. Save and restore it in place of modem_a and modem_b partitions.
    B) Make backup of FTM and then flash or restore the PDM file (attached) into your ftm partition. Restart the phone; you'll get into PDM mode.
    C) Open Tutty (attached). Select "Serial" in protocol and the proper port of your phone's modem driver. Click open. To test if you have selected the proper port number type "at" and hit enter it should respond"ok". Type the code at%imei=# (replace # with your IMEI) and hit enter. It doesn't matter you get "error" or "ok" after that, just check if IMEI is written via this code at%imei=?. If IMEI is written so you'll have the right MEID and ESN too.
    D) Restore the original ftm and modem_a in place of modem_a and modem_b. Restart the phone.
    I've already tested this method on V30, V50 and G8. Remember, if the phone has IMPL lock it'll throw "perm. locked" error even if you have written the IMEI.
    17. I have lost GPT files of my LG G8, G8X, G8S, V50, etc. and Qfil partition manager does not show anything in the list.
    You need to flash GPT files to your device with fh_loader (see this, part C). For that matter use KDZ_Tools to Extract DZ from a KDZ of your device. Then extract the DZ using -c at the end of extracting command. For example: unkdz -f FILE_NAME.kdz -c. It will extract all files besides all GPTs.
    18. Which are the LUN5 partitions?
    SM8150 has 7 physical partitions known as LUNs which are numbered from 0 to 6. Each LUN is split into several partitions. In Qfil Partition Manager you can see all partitions except those of LUN3 and LUN6 which are hidden. The number of LUNs are shown under the first column named LUN. Therefore, all partitions in front of number 5 are LUN5 partitions.
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    Hey good for you, so the Open a11 must be the Kor version right? Either way, could u do a big favor and try to get to recovery? Of course don't erase anything, but just verify you can get to the recovery screen?

    thnx!

    So, we just got this sorted. Thanks to SGMarkus as he mentioned it's the ftm partition that controls recovery access and fastboot access. So, with the newly flashed kdz, as it is, you can't even get to fasboot although u flashed the eng abl to it.

    But! Restore your old ftm, after flashing, and then you'll get access to both recovery and ability to get to fastboot after flashing eng abl.

    cheers!
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    alright, G8x Sprint succesfully crossflashed to OPEN CA :cowboy:
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    Some pictures of flashing my LMG820UM, unlocked from Sprint, into OPEN_CA 20j. In normal mode you cannot flash SPR_US to OPEN_CA which is shown in the pictures. But using this thread instruction it allows to flash, even it asks to change the model from SPR_US to OPEN_CA :D
    Until performing the instructions, it shows the "id: 2(SPR_US)" on the Download Mode screen, but after that it cannot recognize the phone model id and shows "id: 0()" :D
    Have fun ^_^
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    Thank you vary much @netmsm and @AsltLies , you are life savers =)

    I don't know how and what's wrong before, but by following the steps again I can flash with Open Canada firmware now.

    Here's my Screen Shots.

    Great, very cool. Suggestions though, u might want to mod that pic with your imei in it, people do actually try to steal those sometimes :(

    Also, like me, you lost your s/n. Easy to fix that with a hex editor, assuming you have the s/n recorded somewhere. Extract the current ftm partition and at offset 12000 is where you start putting in the s/n. Flash it back and it will show up again.

    cheers