"This cable is not recommended for this phone"

I picked up this cable from monoprice:


When using this cable on the provided wall adapter or any other usb wall adapter i get the message: "This cable is not recommended for this phone" that pops up on the screen for about 5 seconds and then goes away...

When i plug this cable into a usb port on a computer, it's fine, charges fine, and there's no message... Any ideas?


  • edited March 2010
    its just lg's way of telling you that they know you didnt buy their product and hopefull scare you into buying oem...it will work fine..hopefully it will last for you though. for $1.02, if it lasts a month who cares. its a throw away..i got a couple oems on ebay for about $6 a piece. free shipping. also, an oem battery for $10..
  • i have many of monoprice's cables and haven't ever had a problem with any of them... i'm hoping this is exactly what you're saying... a non-issue.
  • it is....motorola does it too. dont sweat it. generic stuff has been hit or miss for me..it wont hurt anything though
  • Sometimes the phone recognizes you are not using the generic charger that came in the packaging, so It will give you a warning message. This happens if you plug in an ENV3 cord to it, and the ENV3 cord in the touch Charges it only 1 bar.....so the phone is trying to say if it doesnt fully charge, its not my fault
  • The last post on this topic is over a year old, so I don't know if anybody cares anymore ... But I encountered this tonight, and want to turn this message off.
    I did the requisite searches, and was unable to find any way to disable this message.

    So I did a little digging and found the system is launching the executable "\windows\LBS_Bubble.exe" with the parameter "/invalid_charger"
    I considered disabling this executable entirely, but it looks from this (http://www.lg-incite.com/pre-installed-lg-incite-software/lbs_bubble/?wap2) as though lbs_bubble.exe is used to display other power/battery messages. So I want to enable its other purposes, but prevent the dialog box when the /invalid_charger option is specified.

    I don't have a great solution, but have one that is functional:
    1. Rename \windows\LBS_Bubble.exe to \windows\LBS_Bubble_original.exe
    2. Fire up Visual Studio, Create a 'Smart Device Project'
    3. Paste in the code below, compile
    4. copy the resulting executable to \windows\LBS_Bubble.exe

    The executable starts, inspects parameters, if "/invalid_charger" is specified, it quits. For all other options, it runs the original program.

    So far this appears to have fixed my issue in that the annoying dialog box no longer appears when I plug in my phone.
    Of course, YMMV. Use at your own risk.


    using System;
    using System.Text;
    using System.Diagnostics;

    namespace lbs_bubble
    class bubble_replace
    static void Main(string[] args)
    String argString = "";
    Boolean doNothing = false;
    int numArgs = args.GetUpperBound(0);
    if ( numArgs >= 0 ) { // At least one parameter was specified
    argString = args[0];
    if (argString.Equals("/invalid_charger")) // Refuse to proceed with this parameter
    doNothing = true;
    } else {
    for (int i = 1; i
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