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Old 12-15-2020, 03:05 AM   #21
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Default Re: LG Xboom PK5 demo mode..probably

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Any suggestion. I have a pk7 with the same problem.
my dump from PK5 works fine with PK7 as well, you can reflash your firmware chip without any doubt.
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Old 12-15-2020, 03:12 AM   #22
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Default Re: LG Xboom PK5 demo mode..probably

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I work for a major retailer which has the demo units for the PK7, PK5, and PK3. If you look at the bottom of the unit you will see SVC CODE: PK3.AUSDEMO

These are firmware modified units from LG which will disables all controls other than "Enhanced Bass", prohibits Bluetooth, and battery operation. I the only way I have seen people overcome these firmware locks in the past is to open a retail unit, dump the firmware, open the demo unit and overwrite the NAND with retail firmware.
Now you may convert them to retail version if you have any, see my retail version firmware dump above
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Old 12-15-2020, 03:15 AM   #23
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Default Re: LG Xboom PK5 demo mode..probably

I also purchased 2 demo units of PK3 but haven't figured out a way to turn demo mode off.
PK3 has a different motherboard design inside. PK5 and PK7 have 64 bit SPI rom chip inside but PK3 don't.
would be good to use them if possible
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Old 12-20-2020, 10:21 PM   #24
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Default Re: LG Xboom PK5 demo mode..probably

Nice work tomodachi!
Good to see more useful things getting saved from the dump. Proof that manufacturers don't give half a sh** about the environment and only care to fill up their pockets.

Also, thank you for sharing the firmware here. I'm sure other people will find it useful as more of these demo units are uncovered.
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Old 12-21-2020, 11:49 AM   #25
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Default Re: LG Xboom PK5 demo mode..probably

Hi thank You for work in this project, I have the same problem, but i do not understand how i make the Firmware on the speaker. I can not do this with lg xboom go. Can somebody help me?
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Old 01-20-2021, 07:10 PM   #26
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How do you flash the firmware?
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Old 03-30-2021, 06:46 PM   #27
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Hey, I m here again with the solution !
Finally found a retail version of PK5 and backed up firmware from it.
did exactly as rcdavi3 mentioned here and result was just as expected.
after reflash unit will work same as retail version.
I m posting here the dump, its ok but belong to an older version.
after reflash unit will work same as its retail version.
Remember to update firmware after reflash, not only will update software, it will also increase volume to about %20
To update firmware you need to install an app to your phone named "LG Xboom"
any questions let me know

Models that work with this dump;
LG Xboom PK5
LG Xboom PK7
Hey there. I have a PK5 Demo Unit and downloaded the bin file. How exactly do i flash the new firmware to the NAND
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Old 04-01-2021, 12:15 AM   #28
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Hi, you need a serial flash programmer. if you don't have one you can ask some repair place to reflash it for you
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Old 04-01-2021, 05:58 AM   #29
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Hello

Is there any dump for PL7..i have the same issue
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Old 04-02-2021, 01:58 AM   #30
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Hello

Is there any dump for PL7..i have the same issue
the installation method is in binary form, the following is still needed and the firmware is available.

Maybe the pk will do what you want,

My eyes ..: στριμμένα:

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Old 05-29-2021, 08:14 PM   #31
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also looking to find out the steps to push the firmware file onto a demo speaker. is there a method that uses the usb port that can do this, or do you physically have to remove some soldered chip from the circuit board or something like that? the image posted above is for a device that costs $45 on amazon, so its not worth it if that's the case. there's no real direction here on what to do.
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Old 06-06-2021, 02:17 PM   #32
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also looking to find out the steps to push the firmware file onto a demo speaker. is there a method that uses the usb port that can do this, or do you physically have to remove some soldered chip from the circuit board or something like that? the image posted above is for a device that costs $45 on amazon, so its not worth it if that's the case. there's no real direction here on what to do.

you will have to remove the SPI chip from the circuit board and program it with the binary file that I shared here.
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Old 07-30-2021, 02:00 PM   #33
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you will have to remove the SPI chip from the circuit board and program it with the binary file that I shared here.

Hey New to this site. Glad I came across it so as I have a demo unit pk7. By chance do you remember which chip is the bios chip on the board? And what flasher did you use?

Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks!
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Old 08-24-2021, 01:28 PM   #34
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Hey New to this site. Glad I came across it so as I have a demo unit pk7. By chance do you remember which chip is the bios chip on the board? And what flasher did you use?

Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks!
For you and those who don't know which one to reflash, here it is.
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can it be done over usb somehow
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Old 08-30-2021, 08:27 AM   #36
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can it be done over usb somehow

unfortunately not.
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Old 09-29-2021, 05:05 AM   #37
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Hi to all, I'm new on forum;-)
Have PK7 demo and read your solution- please could you explain wiring and programmer used? Suppose FTDI or similar?
Thx in advance;-)
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Old 09-29-2021, 05:12 AM   #38
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Sorry, now I see that you already explained above all my doubts.
Thank you for solution;-)
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