How to Unbrick LG Optimus One P500 Tutorial

LG Optimus One LogoFor all those who have bricked their phones can now breathe easy as in the due course of this we will see on how you can easily reclaim your dead device or say in other words the bricked device back to  life. It is very well indeed said that bricking Android devices is just very hard. Until and unless you have done or applied something blindly and if you are the one who was cautiously following each step carefully then you need not be tensed as we will guide you to get back your device. Before proceeding you need to ensure that your device has the model name and number as “LG Optimus One P500” and not any other model or else you will not be able to recovery the device back.

Disclaimer: Though we don’t undertake any sorts of guarantee that your device will be back to life but be rest assured that since assuming that your phone is already bricked, we will try our level best to help you get out of this situation and trust us, most of the devices have come to life after following the instructions carefully.

Main Requirements:

  • Windows Based computer with a minimum of Windows XP SP3+ (Mac or Linux based computers won’t be supported),
  • Admin Rights in computer with Full Read / Write

Procedure to Unbrick LG Optimus One P500:

KDZ_FW_UPD_EN Contents

  • After this, open the file called “msxml.msi” from the uncompressed directory which is there in the extracted file.

LG Mobile Support Tool

  • At this point of time just check whether your phone is turning ON due to lesser battery life by plugging in the Charger for a minute or two, after this if it refuses to turn ON you can now proceed with the steps below. Also, try re inserting the battery and powering ON as it helps few times in turning ON the device.
  • Ensure that you have installed the latest LG PC suite from the Official LG website along with the latest LG USB drivers so as to ensure that all the drivers are successfully installed in the phone.

Checking LG Mobile Update

  • Now, disable the LG Electronics Virtual modem which you can do from the path of “Control panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager > Modems > Right Click on the LG Electronics Virtual Modem” and the Disable the same so that it doesn’t interrupt the process which we will be carrying out.

Device Manager

  • Now, “Press Volume Up + Back key” and while holding these both you need to connect the USB Cable to the phone and connect to the computer.
  • As soon as you connect the phone, you will see a yellow screen with an emergency mode. Now, shake the phone and then run the file which is named as “KDZ_FW_UPD.exe” and then select “3GQCT” and then after that “DIAG” as shown in the below screen capture.


  • Just in case if the flashing failed then you need to try another mode or try shaking the phone or connecting and disconnecting the phone.


  • Up next in the KDZ file you need to choose the ROM file which you have downloaded in the initial step. Now, click on the “Launch” Software and shake the handset with hand on touch screen and then that’s it the device will be updated successfully and once you are done with the same, disconnect the phone from the computer.
  • After this, press the Volume Up key, Home Key and while holding these both buttons you need to press the power ON button to start the phone and then you need to update your phone with the original firmware which is available in your country.

Do let us know in the below comments section just in case if you were able to recover the phone. We will be more than happy to guide you.

  • Dave

    thank you very much! your a life saver.

  • Michael

    I got up to the part where KDZ updater is open (I had to download both the ROM and the KDZ updater from different sites) and I can’t find a KDZ file to load into the program. I’ve looked through all the folders in the unzipped ROM but can’t find a KDZ file. What do I do now? Please help!

  • Jack ass

    Fak u dun’t tell mi wut to do nigguh. I do wut i wants. c:

  • Akshay Joshi

    Hi, well in your tutorial you have said “Up next in the KDZ file you need to choose the ROM file which you have downloaded in the initial step. ” which is apparently not working on my laptop. Does the LGMobile Support Tool download the required firmware?

  • Akhil

    I tried same but in vain
    on clicking Launch S/w update
    just two lines coming

    Launching update
    Unpacking KDZ

    If I press anywhere in screen of laptop KDZ uodater is not responding..
    please help…

    • Pradeep Neela


  • Raju Penumatsa

    I think my phone is bricked after flashing jellybean version ROM in my LGP500. It is stopping to load at cynogenmod logo. So It seems I bricked my phone. When i tried the above given solution in ‘Emergency mode’ it is showing my phone is not detected. I installed drivers and PC suit even. my laptop also able to detect it when connect it in emergency mode but only problem is KDZ software update tool is not able to identify my phone. Could you please help to bring my phone back to life?

  • Ameya

    Sir my LG optimus P500 does not turn on
    It does not show the charging screen when connected to wall charger
    holding the keys volume up + back isn’t helping either. i tired it putting the battery and without it
    can u please tell me what i should do now

  • factory reset

    my lg optimus P500 does not even turn on
    it does not show the charging screen when connected to the wall charger
    i tried pressing back key+ volume up key with the usb cable connected(with the battery and without it) but nothing happened
    can u please tell what i should do

  • Andrew

    Please help me find the ROM file, cause I can’t find it anywhere!
    Thanks in advance!

    • Pradeep Neela

      sure andrew you can refer to the Optimus One P500 section

      • dr.aswin mp

        thankuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu mr.pradeep….. u saved my darling phone optimus one…

  • Jay

    Hi Pradeep,

    Thanx for your post. I followed it but I stuck at certain point. I did so many tries but didnt recongised by computer and didnt finish flash procedure. Need help in this case. All suggestions are welcomed.

    Thanx in advance.

  • Rachel Southcott

    Hi, do you have any suggestions or solutions on how to unbrick LG Optimus L3 E400? I need such for my phone. Thanks in advance.

  • ashu

    Did all the above steps…still it says phone not found …pls help :)

  • ferdi

    Great solution

  • siddarth

    thanks :)

  • FriZerT

    Hi Neela :) how are you?
    well thanks for beeing the only person who gave me a reply hun :D..Double thanks..

    Yea i have tried everything they say here and the phone just wont com back to life..
    i cant even get onto emergency mode again..
    the first time it did work but then i turned it off and it did not restart ever again :( im so sad :(
    Wish some one could help me..
    can any one please tell me all the combination off keys there are to press to try revive my phone please?

    thanks all.. :)
    Bye bye :D

    • Pradeep Neela

      what you did to your phone?

    • loyd2b

      i was in emergency mode, but the flashing failed. so i took out the battery in attempt to restart the phone. now the phone would not even turn on. i tried erverything; nothing works. it just wont turn on no matter what. is there any way to fix this?

      • brandon

        bro please reply to this as soon as possible, was there any way for you to bring the optimus one back to life?


          i have repaired my phone….
          i can tell u one more step..
          > after connecting your phone with cable to pc if your pc does not respond with voice you shall remove battery and cable and reattach cable and after blinking the phone’s screen attach battery… then you’ll see in your pc that software update has started looping like “para 100″ ,then wait till 5-7 min.. and your phone will get reboot automatically or you can reboot your phone on your own

    • Junaid Ansari

      i have revived my phone

  • FriZerT

    Hi you all doing?

    I bricked my phone and i cant get it to tern on..

    I try to get to the yellow emergency mode but phone wont boot up..

    Please help… :(

    • Neela Pradeep

      how did you brick the phone, have you tried to unblock by following the above instructions?

  • FriZerT

    Hi everybody… :)

    Well i have tried everything to tern on my phone but it just wont tern on..It wont go onto The Yellow screen..

    Please Help as this is going to be a very expensive paper weight :(

  • milad

    [R&D Test Tools Log File]

    15:56:58 : Launching SW update
    15:56:58 : Unpacking KDZ
    15:57:03 : KDZ file extraced
    15:57:05 : Files were extracted.
    15:57:05 : LGMobileDL Load.
    15:57:05 : Port = -1
    15:57:05 : Connecting to phone
    15:57:05 : PHONE WAS NOT FOUND!
    15:57:07 : ===FINISHED===

    what should i doido everything it says

    • Pradeep Neela

      is your optimus one bricked or you are just trying this procesS?

      • Conor

        My phone is bricked, won’t even power up at all.
        Not recognised by KDZ either.

        Any ideas?

        BTW, I bricked it by trying to update to V20G_00.kdz European ROM and it got stuck in Emergency Mode after an lparam 4008 error.
        Eventually had to remove the battery and now its dead as a dodo.

      • Atul

        15:56:58 : Launching SW update
        15:56:58 : Unpacking KDZ
        15:57:03 : KDZ file extraced
        15:57:05 : Files were extracted.
        15:57:05 : LGMobileDL Load.
        15:57:05 : Port = -1
        15:57:05 : Connecting to phone
        15:57:05 : PHONE WAS NOT FOUND!
        15:57:07 : ===FINISHED===

        Yes its bricked one .
        When I connect phone to laptop in Emergency mode, laptiop gives error message
        Power surge on HUB
        a usb DEVICE has exceeded power limits of its hub port.

        Plz help .. I am almost there but phone is not getting detected in KDZ..

        • Pradeep Neela

          install the USB Drivers and then again re apply the update!

  • Sagar

    Hey Dude Thanks A Ton But Will It Work For The Other Android Based LG Phones Too?

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes sagar we will come out for all other phones too, any specific model you want us to work on?

      • Rachel Southcott

        Hello good day. I need you help to unbrick my Android phone. My model is LG Optimus L3 E400. Can you please have a post for that? Thanks in advance.

  • Aditya

    Thx a ton man you saved my life today gt this phone today and it gt dead u know how it feels but u saved my ass thx again.

    • Pradeep Neela

      thanks aditya!