Usually, there are 4 reasons for going stock (Clean Unrooted State) –
- To recover the phone from a bricked state (boot loop, stuck on firmware update screen etc)
- Claiming Warranty
- Selling the Phone
- Firmware Update
With an unrooted phone no matter how bad you mess with it, a factory reset usually solves the problem.When the bootloader of a phone is locked there is nothing much to do. Thus it’s less prone to bricking.
But when the bootloader is unlocked, and the phone is rooted you’ve to do the things cautiously to avoid a brick. It’s always better to keep a backup of stock firmware to deal with such untoward incidents.
Below is an easy step by step guide to restore LG Aristo back to the factory state.
I’ve zipped the necessary files which include LG USB Drivers, LG aristo kdz file, LGUP software, and uppercut.
There is a DLL file available over the net for LGMS210 but it does not help LGUP in detecting the phone when connected in download mode. So uppercut is nothing but the replacement for the LG Aristo DLL file. Please download the zip file from below download link and proceed with the tutorial –
How to Flash LG Aristo Stock Firmware –
Extract the downloaded “LG Aristo MS210 Stock ROM.zip” file on your computer.
It contains the LG Aristo KDZ firmware file, LGUP Store Version Software, LG USB Driver & Uppercut.
Install the LG USB Drivers if you haven’t yet installed on your computer
Now install the “LGUP for store” program by clicking on the LGUP_Store.msi file as shown above.
After installing LGUP connect LG Aristo to the PC via USB cable in Download Mode.
To boot in download mode –
Turn OFF the phone
Connect one end of the USB cable to phone
Press the Volume Up Key. Keep it pressed, and connect the other end of USB Cable to PC. The phone will boot into download mode.
Wait till the USB drivers are getting installed.
Once the driver installation is successful, Run Uppercut.
It would load the LGUP software as shown above.
You can see the phone model is showing up as LGMS210 with firmware version ms2101g.
By default, the flashing “Process” is set to “REFURBISH” we’ve to change it to “UPGRADE”