Using this tutorial, you can Upgrade, Downgrade or Unbrick your LG K40 in a few minutes. You can even restore your K40 if it was stuck during an OTA (over the air) firmware update.
So, without wasting time Lets’ get going –
For the ease of understanding, let’s divide the process into parts –
How to Upgrade, Downgrade or Unbrick an LG K40 MetroPCS using LGUP
STEP 1: Downloading the necessary files and installing LG USB Driver
The first step is to download the necessary files such as LG Mobile Driver, LGUP Flashing Tool and the LG K40 kdz stock firmware file. Follow the respective links to download the necessary files –
LG Mobile Driver version 4.4.2
LGUP Dual Mode – Extract the zip file on your computer
LG K40 MetroPCS Stock Firmware X420mm10g – Extract the zip file on your computer
Download the above files on your computer and extract the zip files before moving further.
Let’s start the process by installing the latest LG Mobile driver on our computer
Double-click the “LGMobileDriver_WHQL_Ver_4.4.2” setup file to start the installation process.
Click Next and follow the on-screen prompts until the USB driver is installed successfully.
STEP 2: Booting into Download Mode and installing the LG USB Serial Port Driver
After the driver gets installed we’re ready to connect our LG K40 to PC in Download Mode.
To boot your K40 into download mode –
- Power OFF your phone
- Get a micro USB data cable and connect one end of the USB cable to your K40.
- Press the Volume UP key on your phone. Keep it pressed & connect the other end of the data cable to the computer.
- Your K40 must be now in the Download Mode.
Download Mode is a partition on LG K40 to flash a stock firmware file to upgrade or downgrade the Android firmware. The above pictures belong to the Download Mode.
Now, wait for the Drivers to install. We can check the driver installation status in Device Manager on our computer.
LGE AndroidNet USB Modem & LGE AndroidNet USB Serial Port drivers are installed successfully as visible in the above screenshot.
STEP 3: Loading the LGUP Flashing Tool
Extract the “LGUP_DualMode.zip” file and open the extracted folder to view the files.
First of all, we’re going to install the “LGUP_Store_Frame_ver_1_14_3” setup file. Double-click the file to start the installation process.
Wait for the installation to complete.
Now, right-click “SetUser” file as shown above and click “Run as administrator”.
To launch the LGUP flashing tool, click the “LGUPU” file as shown above.
You can see it’s Loading LGUP software.
STEP 4: Flashing the LG K40 kdz firmware using LGUP
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