The beauty of Android is that you can install firmware at your will and one can even downgrade or upgrade to any latest/old firmware on their own. For Samsung users, there’s a standalone flashing tool known as Odin for Windows and JOdin3 for MAC users that cater to their needs. However, LG’s community is not far behind either and has a similar set of tools; which are known as the LG Flash Tool and is capable of performing the same task as the Samsung’s Odin utility tool.
LG flash tools can flash any ROM or firmware file with .KDZ as well as with .TOT extensions of size greater than 1GB. So, if you happen to be in a bootloop, or want to downgrade, recover or flash the stock ROM back on your LG phone, then LG Flash Tool can do that all for you.
Download LG Flash Tool
LG USB Drivers Set-up file: Download =>Set_up_LG Flash Tool 188.8.131.523
LG Flash Tool 2014: Download link => Set_up_LG Flash Tool 184.108.40.2063
LG FlashTool 2015: Download link =>Set_up_LG Flash Tool 220.127.116.113
LG FlashTool 2016: Download link => Set_up_LG Flash Tool 18.104.22.1683
LG FlashTool (patched version): Download link => Set_up_LG Flash Tool 22.214.171.1243
LG Flash Tool 126.96.36.1993 => Set_up_LG Flash Tool 188.8.131.523
Download LGUP Tool from the XDA-Developers Page.
Note: Now if you are unable to install, the LG Flash Tool then you need to install Visual C++ Runtime Library files on your system, from here => Download
Now if you have Downloaded a non-patched version of the LG Flash Tool, then what you need to do is as follows:
How to Patch LG Flash Tools
Step 1: Download the MegaLock.dll file and extract it on your system
Step 2: Next, install the Downloaded LG Flash Tool, hit next to proceed with the installation
Step 3: Wait for the installation to be completed, but don’t Run LG Flash Tool yet!
Step 4: uncheck the Run LG Flash Tool and click on Finish
Step 5: Now, Copy the MegaLock.Dll file
Step 6: Navigate to the LG Flash Tool installation directory. Usually, you can find it under the C:/ Drive
Step 7: Once, you find the LG Flash Tool directory/installation files, just Paste/Replace the MegaLock.Dll file inside the Flash Tool folder, thus cracking the Flash Tool software
Step 8: Now you are ready to use LG Flash Tools to flash any KDZ and TOT file greater than 1GB.
It’s all done. If you want to flash other devices then you can download the popular GSM Aladdin tool.