LG eXpo / IQ Flash!

Credit: Dark. Thanks for his great works, so that we can flash our LG eXpo/IQ with custom firmware. Thanks again! Here is the instruction on how to flash your LG eXpo/IQ. Enjoy! LG-eXpo info

WARNING: DO NOT USE WINDOWS VISTA TO FLASH YOUR PHONE. THERE IS A COMMUNICATION ISSUE WITH VISTA AND THE FLASHER. LG DECIDED NOT TO FIX THIS ISSUE. ONLY FLASH YOUR PHONE USING WINDOWS XP AND WINDOWS 7.

Flashing your LG eXpo/IQ using Windows XP

1. Get the eXpo or IQ flasher (depending on which phone you have). Here is the link:
http://www.lg-phones.org/re-install-the-base-rom-on-your-lg-expo-iq.html
2. Run the flasher installer.
3. Set the install directory to “C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data” if it isn’t set to that already.
4. Click install
5. Plug the usb cable into your computer.
6. Power off your eXpo/IQ. Once it is powered off slide open the keyboard and hold the space bar while plugging the usb cable into your phone’s micro usb port. Emergency download mode should appear on the screen.
7. Wait a couple of seconds to allow your phone and computer to communicate with each other and then press start update on the flasher program.
Note: If you get the message “Cannot detect smartphone. Please check connection.” click ok and click install usb drivers. Once the drivers are installed click start update again. You may have to restart the computer for the drivers to take effect.
8. You will then see a screen that says the rom version and “Do you want to update.” Click ok. The program will start to update your phone.

Flashing your LG eXpo/IQ using Windows 7

1. Get the eXpo or IQ flasher (depending on which phone you have). Here is the link:
http://www.lg-phones.org/re-install-the-base-rom-on-your-lg-expo-iq.html
2. Right click the flasher installer and click properties. Now navigate to the Compatibility tab, check Run this program in compatibility mode for, and choose Windows XP (Service Pack 3). Also check run this program as an administrator in the privilege level setting in the compatibility mode tab. Click ok to save. Now run the flasher installer.
3. Set the install directory to “C:\Users\All Users” if it isn’t set to that already.
4. Click install
5. Plug the usb cable into your computer.
6. Power off your eXpo/IQ. Once it is powered off slide open the keyboard and hold the space bar while plugging the usb cable into your phone’s micro usb port. Emergency download mode should appear on the screen.
7. Wait a couple of seconds to allow your phone and computer to communicate with each other and then press start update on the flasher program.
Note: If you get the message “Cannot detect smartphone. Please check connection.” click ok and click install usb drivers. Once the drivers are installed click start update again. You may have to restart the computer for the drivers to take effect.
8. You will then see a screen that says the rom version and “Do you want to update.” Click ok. The program will start to update your phone.

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