LG Tribute 5 LS675 Hard Reset / Factory Reset

A couple of months ago i bought an LG G2 Sprint from eBay. It was a new but unboxed phone, even the original screen protector was in place. I turned on the phone tried to do the initial setup. To my dismay, i found that it is affected by a bad touch.I had to touch a few times before the screen recognized any input. I was very frustrated as no one can expect this from a new phone. I immediately captured a video of the touch behavior and sent it to the seller. He said I should try to do a factory reset. I was so disappointed I said,  I just want to return the phone as its a hardware issue. He sent me the return shipping label. I was just about to pack it and sent it back when I thought let’s
give it one try. I did a factory reset via recovery and voila, the touch started working in a perfect manner. So, I realized one thing that before drawing conclusions, a factory reset should be always given a chance.

Factory reset or Hard Reset should not be the first troubleshooting step if anything goes wrong with your phone. If your phone is frozen, gets hot, draining the battery faster than normal, no sound, stuck in boot loop etc. you should first try a soft reset. i.e turning the phone off and on. In Tribute 5, you can do this by removing and re-inserting the battery and then turning ON the phone.

If this doesn’t solve the problem then check if a 3rd party app is causing trouble. To test this, boot the phone in Safe Mode. If its working fine in safe mode that means an external app needs to be removed. Uninstall the apps one by
one until you find the culprit.

If all the above basic troubleshooting steps are exhausted, then you should proceed to next step i.e Factory Reset. Before doing this, backup your important data as the internal phone storage will be wiped completely.

How to Factory Reset / Hard Reset LG Tribute 5 LS675 –

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If your phone is turning on, the touchscreen is working fine & you’re not locked out, then the factory reset can be performed via System Settings < Backup and Reset. Settings can be accessed directly by Long Pressing the recent apps key or via Notification Bar.

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On “Backup and Restore” page you can take a backup of your account data. Photos, Videos, and Documents stored in internal memory will get wiped, so you should move it to your memory card before resetting the phone.
Click on “Factory Data Reset” and it’ll take you to the confirmation page.
Click on “Reset Phone” and wait for the process to complete.

LG Tribute 5 Factory Reset via Recovery Mode –

In case you’ve bought a used Tribute 5 which is locked with previous owner password or locked out due to some other reason, the factory reset has to be performed via Recovery Mode.

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How to Stop OTA Firmware Update in LG Tribute 5 LS675

Cell phone makers want us to keep our device updated with the latest Android software. So the default settings are as such, that the phone keeps on looking for OTA update. Whenever a new firmware update is available, it gets downloaded over wifi. You can see the download progress in the notification tray. It’ll stay there, till the time you install it.

Now normally you would like to have the latest android software, but in case your phone is rooted it’s better to put a hold on updates. Let’s see why –

With the root in place, the update won’t install successfully. It’ll stop at some point with an error. It may also soft brick your device. Even if it gets installed, it may break your root. So it’s better to stay away from it when you’re rooted.

LG Tribute 5 – How to Block OTA System Update 


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To stop receiving updates the first thing we should do is change the default settings.

For this, Go to Settings < About Phone < Update Center as shown above.

In Update Center, Select the 3 dot icon on Top Right & Click on “Settings”

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Select the 2nd option i.e “Auto-Update Apps” . You can see, by default, it’s set to Update “via Wifi”. We’ve to turn it OFF.

Now Select “Update Notification Cycle”. By default,  it’s set to weekly notification update. We’ll turn this OFF as well, as shown in the first screenshot below.

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After doing the above changes, you shouldn’t receive any System Update notification. This worked for me. I applied the same settings on LG Tribute 2 as well.

Do let me know if this has worked for you or not. If the above steps are unable to stop the Update, we’ve to block few System apps related to Update via Debloater Windows App. If necessary, I’ll update this post with further steps. Do post your feedback via the comment section below.

LG Tribute 5 – How to delete Downloaded System Update from Notification Tray

Have you already received a System Update in Notification Tray before blocking it via above settings ?
It is not going to install on its own but you may hit it accidently, so it’s better to get rid of it. To remove the downloaded file from notification bar follow the steps below –


Temporary Solution  – Hide the System Update File

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The quick and temporary solution to get rid of this notification is by disabling “Gooogle Play Services”, notifications.

To achieve this, Long Press the “System Update” notification, you’ll see “Google Play Services” with an “i” symbol on right.

Select it & you’ll be on “Google Play Services” Page. Check the first option i.e “Show no notifications from this app”.
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After doing the above step, you’ll notice the “System Update” notification is gone.

This is a temporary solution. The Software Update file is not deleted yet. If you’ll  “Reset app preferences” in Settings<Apps. The notification will return back after a reboot.

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