LG Optimus F3 and Optimus G Pro on its way to Sprint

We saw the entire new LG Optimus F-series at this year’s Mobile World Congress, and even had some hands-on time with each of the three (F3, F5 and F7). Sprint has confirmed that the LG Optimus F3 will be part of its lineup. There still isn’t any information regarding when it will launch or its price, but at least we know it’s coming.

Of the three F-series devices, the F3 had the lowest specifications. It sports a 4-inch 480×800 touchscreen, a dual-core processor, and a 2,460 mAh battery which is great considering the price point. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The F3 should become official in a few weeks, so stay tuned for that.

Alongside the LG Optimus F3, Sprint has also announced the new Optimus G Pro LS980 (already gracing AT&T shelves as the E980). This device will probably be launched sometime before the end of June. No word on pricing just yet.

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How to Flash / Unbrick LG Optimus G Pro back to Stock

Since there is no guide about how to Flash / unbrick the AT&T LG Optimus Pro E980 back to stock anywhere (quick Google search yielded nothing), I decided to create one myself.

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any loss or damage (including bricking) to your device. Use this guide at your own risk!

Following is the stock v10g firmware and dll file for the AT&T LG Optimus Pro E980:

How to Flash AT&T LG Optimus Pro E980 wit a tot firmware Steps:

0. Install the software that pops up when you plug in your phone.

1. Get the LGNPST Package with the GenericModels and Components Plug-In.

2. Get the driver for the phone and install it

3. Get the Stock Rom TOT file and extract it.

4. Get the DLL file specifically for the LG Optimus G Pro E980

5. Extract the "LGNPST Store & Lab"

6. Install the following order:

  • a. LGNPSTv1.2_Store_Version.msi
  • b. LGNPST_v1.2_Lab_Version.msi
  • c. Components >> LGNPST_Components_Ver_5_0_12_0.msi
  • d. GenericModels >> LGNPST_GenericModels_Ver_5_0_10_0.msi

7. Run "Right_Click_Register_DLL.reg"

8. Make a new folder called "Models" in the program’s directory

  • Default: "C:\LG Electronics\LGNPST\"

9. Grab the "LGE980_20130314_LGFLASHv151.dll" and put it in the "Models" folder.

10. Right Click "LGE980_20130314_LGFLASHv151.dll" and click on Install/Register.

  • Note: DLL WILL NOT INSTALL UNLESS COMPONENTS AND GENERICMODELS PLUG-INS ARE INSTALLED!!! IF YOU CANNOT INSTALL IT ON A RIGHT CLICK GO TO "C:\Windows\System32" and drag the LGE980_20130314_LGFLASHv151.dll on "regsvr32" and it should install.
  • Make sure you install it properly
  • REBOOT!!

11. Run "LGNPST"

12. Plug in your phone, use Internet Connection Mode,and enable USB Debugging.

13. Phone should pop up in the list

14. Select the phone and click on the Open folder button inside the .BIN query underneath the COM## details.

15. Since it wants a .bin file, you can open the .TOT file by typing "*.*" inside the File Name query and hitting Enter

16. Select the tot file and Click OK

17. Then click on Upgrade

18. Wait a few minutes

19. Enjoy

I’m not sure if this working on AT&T LG Optimus G Pro E980 since this guide is originally made for LG Esteem.

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How to Unlock AT&T LG Optimus G Pro E980

In this tutorial we will show you:

  • How to permanently unlock your AT&T LG Optimus G Pro E980 network to work on other GSM carriers, like T-Mobile.
  • There is no rooting, cables, or complicated software involved. Do it from fast and easy.
  • This will not void factory warranty (Carriers use this same method to unlock phones).

How to unlock LG Optimus G Pro E980 Steps:

  1. On the dial pad, press *#06# as if making a phone call
  2. You will need this 15 digit number to get your unlock code
  3. You will require a 16 digit unlock code (network code), if you already have it, please skip to step 10
  4. On your web browser, go to www.cellunlocker.net
  5. Go to the code lookup section and select your make “LG”
  6. Fill out the order form carefully, and click “look for code”
  7. Enter your IMEI number, it is very important
  8. If your IMEI is found, place your order and it will be emailed to you (Pricing varies from model and carrier)
  9. The system will email you the unlock code once it is ready (Average turnaround time is 3-5 minutes)
  10. Power your LG Optimus G Pro off, use a Pin to remove Sim Tray
  11. Insert a sim card from a foreign carrier
  12. Power on the phone
  13. “Sim Network Unlock PIN” message will appear
  14. Enter the 16 digit unlock code
  15. Done

If you don’t have a sim card from another carrier, try this way:

  1. Go to the dial pad of your phone, and dial 2945#*980#
  2. Select Network lock
  3. “Sim Network Unlock PIN” message will appear
  4. Insert the 16 digit unlock code
  5. Press unlock, “Sim Network Unlock Successful” will appear
  6. Restart and enjoy.

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How to Root AT&T LG Optimus G Pro

The purpose of this article is to teach you to get root access on your LG Optimus G Pro. This guide is intended for use by Windows users with an AT&T LG Optimus G Pro (AKA LGE980). Be careful, good luck, and have fun!

How to root AT&T LG Optimus G Pro E980 Steps:

  1. (Optional if you have another means of un-RARing) Download and install 7-zip from here. You need this to open certain types of archives (specifically .rar, but you might also want to open .tar, .bz2, or other types of archives in the future). This program is supremely awesome in its ability to open almost any archive you throw at it. It’s also unobtrusive and efficient.
  2. Download and install LG USB Drivers from here. Without these drivers, your computer won’t be able to effectively communicate with your phone. This is vital for the steps we will be taking.
  3. Enable USB debugging by going to Settings->(General)->Developer options” and checking the box next to “USB debugging.” You will get warnings. You can probably ignore them. This setting will allow you to run commands on your phone from your computer (via USB). For more info on the Android Debug Bridge, click here.
  4. Download and extract (using 7-zip (or whatever)) the root exploit from here.
  5. Connect your phone to the computer with your USB cable.
  6. Put the phone into “Charge Only” mode at Settings->General->PC connection->USB connection type
  7. Open CurrentRoot.bat and follow its prompts. You will need to change from “Charge Only” to “Media sync (MTP)” mode. The setting is in the same place.
  8. Run SuperSU (now in your apps drawer) it and make sure it works. This program allows others to gain access to superuser privileges. For more info on rooting and what kind of stuff it lets you do, click here and/or use Google.

LG Optimus G Pro E980 USB Drivers Download:

LG Optimus G Pro User Manual / Guide:

Official AT&T LG Optimus G Pro Firmware / Rom / Flash File

How to Flash AT&T LG Optimus G Pro E980:

Stock LG Optimus G Pro wallpapers Download:

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Water-proof LG Optimus GJ hitting Taiwan this month

The LG Optimus GJ is the latest android smartphone from the South Korean consumer electronics giant which will be arriving in Taiwan later this month (May 22nd).

The new Taiwan-exclusive handset will probably be a waterproof version of the original LG Optimus G flagship, according to E-Price.

As for the specs of the LG Optimus GJ, it will remain the original LG Optimus G – the only differentiating factor is that the Optimus GJ will have the IPX7 waterproof standard, it can be placed into 1 meter of water and can take the wetness for up to 30 minutes.

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Stock LG Optimus G Pro Wallpapers

Anyone want to know where to get the stock LG Optimus G Pro E980 wallpapers? You can find these files here (see "downloads" link in my post below). If you like this, please leave your comments.

Stock LG Optimus G Pro Wallpapers Download:

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