How to Bypass Activation Screen in LG Tribute 5 LS675

If you own LG Tribute HD LS676 Please Follow this Tutorial – LG Tribute HD LS676 Activation Bypass

I find LG Tribute 5 LS675 from Boost Mobile as one the best value for money offerings , but the high priced monthly plans of Boost are a big turn off. When I bought LG Tribute 5 from Boost Mobile, I was clear that I’ll unlock and use
it as a GSM phone. If you’re in the same boat then without activating the phone you can just bypass the activation process, root your phone and unlock it for any GSM network worldwide. Bypassing activation screen is quite a simple process. Insert battery, turn on the phone and follow this easy step by step process.

 

Tutorial – LG Tribute 5 Ls675 Activation Bypass 

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When you turn your LG Tribute 5 for the first time, you’ll land on Accessibility settings page. Click next and proceed to Language selection page.

Select your preferred language and click next.

 Now you’re on Wifi setup screen you can either connect to your Wifi network or just skip it. Wifi setup can be done later as well.

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As soon as you click next on wifi setup page you’ll see a Hands Free Activation Popup. It will try to activate the phone for quite some time but as the phone is not activated yet, it will stop and show Network error. Click OK to proceed

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As the activation failed, It’ll say your phone is not configured you can skip this step. Just hit on “Skip” and proceed.

In the second screenshot above you’ll notice there is no option to skip this step. This happened once when I did a factory reset on my LS675 via recovery. I was stuck at this screen while completing the setup wizard.  At this point, you’ve to press and hold, Power, volume up & volume down buttons, simultaneously. On doing this correctly, you’ll get the skip option as in the second picture above.

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19 thoughts on “How to Bypass Activation Screen in LG Tribute 5 LS675

  1. ESTO LES AYUDA A SALTAR EL PASO PARA AQUELLOS Q SE QUEDA SOLO EN PANTALLA Y ANTENA ESPERO LES SIRVA MUCHO ….vol arriba, vol abajo y vol arriba y listo te aparece un botón de saltar, saludos.

  2. Hell YEAH! At first it didn’t work. Then all it was doing was taking screeenshots (that should’ve been my first clue i wasn’t doing it right). Then finally, BAM, it asked if I wanted to skip. Thanks 🙂

  3. A friend have me the solution, and I wanted to give it to you in case you’re still stuck. It’s basically the same as above 28th a couple of additions, adding these steps made it work for me. Press and hold Power and Volume simultaneously for 10+ seconds until it powers off. Restart phone. (Whenever the screen comes up that asks if you want WiFi on, turn it on. I’m not sure if that came before or after this next step). Press Accessibility Settings, then go to Switch Access. Make sure Switch Access is turned off. Now keep pressing Next until you’re back to the Configuring your Phone screen. Then press and hold the Power, Volume Up and Volume Down keys. The option to skip should pop up. If it doesn’t, press and hold just the Volume Up and Volume Down. When the Skip option appears, press Skip. Now you are able to set up the phone manually.
    I had all but given up, so I was shocked and thrilled when this worked. I hope it works for you, too. I’m going to every forum and site I came across someone else with this problem, when my phone was stuck on the Configuring Phone , and posting these instructions.

  4. I have been doing gaming and YouTube on this before i have recently factory resetted. I have never had a SIM card in it and i never have ever. I have a LG Tribute 5 model number 675 i believe. I restart the whole phone and i push the power button while holding volume up and down. All it shows is the IMEI number. Is that whay is supposed to happen?

  5. i finally found out how to bypass the screen…you just have to get to the screen that says configuring your phone and then press and hold all three buttons (power off,vol+,vol-) at the same time and then it will say it failed to configure and then just press skip and done

  6. i tried doing the hands free then pressing home it says continue setup to continue then takes me back to google sign in please help

  7. I was able to unlock my Tribute and also was able to use it to root my LG-VS450PP, which is an Optimus Exceed 2 with these instructions. I really appreciate it. Do you have a donate button or somewhere I can send you a thank you?

  8. I have tried above steps to bypass activation for LG Tribute 5. During Handsfree activation, it wasn’t failed for me instead I have received a message stating “Activation is successful”. Also I also received the message that “Phone is configured” after the above handsfree activation step. Can you please help me to understand whether would I still able to do the Root and unlock. It would be really helpful if you could provide any alternate steps available.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

  9. Doesn’t work.
    Tries 5X to activate, and then stays on a “Self Service” black screen…

    Can only Reset Cell, or power Off.

    Pressing PW, VU, VD does nothing…

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