Filed Under (LG Android Phones, LG Phone Problem and Solution) by lg-phones on 16-02-2013

If you have a bricked your LG Devices and need to reset it yourself, you will need to force the phone into E-Mobile (Emergency download mode). A bricked device will no longer work and constantly reset itself. At this stage, if your LG device is still within warranty, you are recommended to return the device. If the device is out of warranty and you want to fix it yourself, however, you can do so.

You will need a newer version of QPST if you have a 4G capable phone.

Download QPST here

You also need drivers if you have not installed them already.

Download drivers here (they are universal for most LG devices).

Thirdly, you need to know your MSL/SPC code

For MetroPCS phones only:
Download MEID converter from the Play Store or go to http://whiterabbit.org/android. Enter your IMEI/MEID; your IMEI/MEID is found in Settings>About Phone>Status, or underneath your battery. Convert it and now write down that 6 digit number

Other carrier phones:
You will have to use CDMA Workshop or something to get the code. (Yes you will have to use Google.com) There are several youtube videos and posts on retrieving the code, such as this one here (note: you should not have to reboot your phone and stuff unless you have a Virgin Mobile phone).

Virgin Mobile phones:
LG loves to keep you guys away from being able to use the COM PORT. I’ve seen this with the Optimus Elite and Optimus V. There usually is a way to get the COM PORT working with a hidden menu (dial ##PORT# ), but you usually need to get your SPC code somehow to enable it. This may or may not work for your device:
Fool proof ……:D well easy way to get msl from Optimus v

If that doesn’t work, go to your device forum, use google, look through other forums. There usually is a way to get this code.

Once you get your SPC code:

1. On the phone:

  • If ICS or above
    Go to Settings>Development Options>USB debugging enabled
  • If Gingerbread or below
    Go to Settings>Applications>Development Options>USB debugging enabled

2. Connect phone to PC (Choose charge only on phone, if applicable)

3. Open Device Manager on PC

4. Look at which port the phone is on:



5. It is COM5 for me.

6. Open QPST

7. Add new port on bottom right:



8. Click the port the phone is connected to then press OK



9. Go to Software Download:



10. Press the Multi-image tab, uncheck auto backup/restore and press Start (make sure the correct Port is selected and SPC code is entered):



11. As soon as possible, press Abort and exit.

12. That’s it, you should now be in Emergency Mode/Download Mode , now go unbrick yourself

Note that some PCs may completely freeze after booting the phone into Download Mode, just force shutdown your PC by holding the power button on the computer for 5-10 seconds, then turn it back on.

All credits to sammyz at Androidforum


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jacob on 4 July, 2013 at 11:37 am #

I cant get to step one cause im in a boot loop….? help

John on 6 June, 2014 at 12:52 am #

Most unhelpful post ever. How is step 1 possible if you’re bricked.

acer on 11 June, 2014 at 10:23 pm #

omfg i waso close to ust being completely screwed but holy shit you guys saved me 🙂 I was already in download mode when reading this post but then magically it started up lol thanks guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!
much appreciated good work

acer on 11 June, 2014 at 10:25 pm #

by the way running on com41 has worked especially well on all of my g2s I run lg flash tools a lot so I know how this crap works good work thanks a lot

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Elizabeth Nesbitt on 6 January, 2017 at 11:59 am #

How do you do those steps on a bricked device, the title doesn’t make sense, force a bricked phone into Emergency Mode? Do you even know what bricked means?

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