LG Tribute Empire Wireless Charging – How to Enable

LG Tribute Series is a budget series from Sprint. It’s synonymous with the Aristo series from the MetroPCS. LG Tribute Empire and Aristo 3 are the same phones with different model numbers.

Being a budget phone wireless charging feature is missing from the Tribute Empire. In the true sense, wireless charging just saves you from the hassle of inserting the USB cable into the charging port. It’s not that you can charge your phone remotely over the air. If offered in budget phones it would unnecessarily raise the phone cost.

Only the high-end LG phones are Qi-enabled such as LG G7 & V40. The good thing is that it’s not that difficult to enable this feature in the LG Tribute Empire.

In this post, we’re going to enable wireless charging on the Tribute Empire & will also find out how well it performs as compared to the wired charging. So, let’s proceed further –

How to Enable Wireless Charging on the LG Tribute Empire LMX220PM

The whole process can be divided into 3 steps –

STEP 1: Getting a Qi Wireless Charger Receiver

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While shipping for a Qi receiver for Tribute Empire, make sure its a Micro USB Type-A receiver. You can refer to the above screenshot.

Nillkin Qi Wireless Charger Receiver – Micro USB Type-A

lg lm-x220pm wireless charger

For efficient charging, the Qi wireless receiver should be of good quality. Wireless charger already offers an efficiency of up to 70% as compared to wired charging. That would reduce further if the receiver is of substandard quality.

The highest-rated Qi receiver is from Nillkin. It offers a very thin flap in the form of a sticker that can be pasted at the back of the Tribute Empire.

 

lg tribute empire wireless charger

This is how it looks after attaching to the phone.

Qi Wireless Charger Receiver – Micro USB Type-A

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There is one more Qi receiver that offers the same performance and can be chosen over a Nillkin receiver. Just make sure to choose the Type-A receiver while buying.

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This is how it looks after the placement.

 

STEP 2: Getting a Wireless Charging Pad

The next thing we need is the Wireless Charging Pad. I have chosen the highest-rated charging Pads for LG Tribute Empire. The range starts from $8.99

Letscom Wireless Charging Pad

lg tribute empire wireless charging pad

The Letscom wireless charging pad is an ideal choice if you wish to get more for less. It offers Anti-Slip protection.  It has got a 4.5 stars rating on Amazon. It is the lowest priced charging pad with the highest rating. It costs around $8.99.

It doesn’t come with an AC adapter. Only the USB cable is included.

Anker Wireless Charging Pad

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After Letscom, by spending $2 more you can get the Anker Wireless Charging Pad. It comes for around $10.99.

It also comes with a USB cable but without an AC adapter. Its a case-friendly charging pad. Phone covers up to 5 mm thickness can be used without affecting the charging speed.

Yootech Wireless Charging Pad

best wireless charger for lg tribute empire

For $11.95 you can get the Yootech Wireless Charging Pad which is the No 1 Best Seller as of now. It has got more than 29000 ratings averaging at 4.3 stars.

Its high rating is attributed to the compatibility with Apple Airpods. It comes with a USB C cable. That won’t matter, as the USB C goes into the charging pad, not the phone.

Anker Wireless Charging Stand without Adapter

lg tribute empire wireless charging stand

The next remarkable Wireless Charging PAD is again from Anker. It doubles as a Phone stand. It will let you use your phone while charging. It comes for around $13.99 without and AC adapter.

Belkin Wireless Charging Pad with AC Adapter

belking wireless charger for tribute empire

Belkin is a renowned brand in the field of Mobile accessories. The Belkin Wireless charging pad comes with a 3 Year warranty. It also includes a 5-foot cord with a 5W AC adapter. It on sale as of now and is being offered at $14.99.

Youstoo Leather Wireless Charging Pad without Adapter

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The last Charging pad in our list of best charging pads for the Tribute Empire is the Youstoo Leather charging pad. It the costliest among the lot. It offers a premium look and a better grip with its leather surface.  It comes for around $15.99 with a 4.8 stars Amazon rating.

 

STEP 3: LG Tribute Empire Wireless Charging Setup

After getting the Qi receiver and charging pad for Tribute Empire, let’s do the setup.

I’ve used a cheap wireless charger that does the job but offers extremely slow wireless charging.  I would suggest, you should spend a little more for efficient wireless charging.

You cannot go wrong with any of the above listed wireless receivers and charging pads that offer the maximum value for money.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Hassle-Free Charging. No need to plug-in the USB cable into the charging port.
  • Can use the phone while charging (Anker Wireless Charging Stand)

Cons

  • Slow charging when compared to a wired charger. (offers up to 70% efficiency as compared to a wired charger)
  • As its induction-based charging, the phone gets hot after a prolonged charging period.
  • Makes hissing noise while charging.

 

Have you enabled wireless charging on your Tribute Empire? What is the outcome? Please share your valuable thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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LG Tribute Empire Secret Codes LM-X220PM / Dynasty SP200 Dialer Codes

There is a huge list of Secret Dialer Codes for both LG Tribute Dynasty LM-X220PM & Tribute Empire SP200. Both Tribute Empire & Dynasty are available for Sprint, Boost Mobile & Virgin Mobile.

Except for the Hidden Menu Code, the rest of the dialer codes are common between the 2 models.

Let’s unveil the Secret Menus with the help of the screenshots and video as follows –

LG Tribute Empire & Dynasty Secret Dialer Codes – LM-X220PM / SP200

1. Data Menu (##DATA#) – LM-X220PM / SP200

There a common dialer code for Tribute Empire & Dynasty to get access to the Data Menu.

Open your phone dialer and enter ##3282# as shown above.

The data menu includes options related to Mobile Data such as APN Settings, EVDO, LTE, Browser, etc.

You can view the data but for editing, it may ask for the MSL / Service Code. You can obtain this 6 digit code from your service provider.

 

2. Debug Menu (##DEBUG#) – SP200 / LMX220PM

 

The next is the Debug Menu. It can be used for Debugging network issues related to Wifi, Bluetooth, Mobile Data, etc.

The dialer code for debug menu is ##33284#

3. Diagnostics Menu (##DIAG#) – LMX220PM / SP200

The Diagnostic Mode on Tribute Empire can be used for CDMA programming.

It can be enabled without a service code.

The Diag Mode can be accessed by dialing ##3424#

4. LG Tribute Empire / Dynasty Forced Activation Code (##UPDATE#)

If for some reason you reason your device activation has failed on Tribute Empire or Dynasty.

You can Update the PRL forcefully using this dialer code.

The secret code for Forced activation is ##873283#

 

5. IMEI Code – LMX220PM / SP200

As Tribute Empire / Dynasty is a CDMA + GSM device the IMEI code works on it. The code reveals the IMEI as well as the MEID.

The Universal IMEI code is *#06#

6. Reset Brand Customization & Device Provisioning Parameters (##BRAND#) – lmx220pm / sp200

Use code ##27263# to reset the device provisioning parameters and brand customization to factory default on your Tribute Empire & Dynasty.

7. Sprint OMADM Hidden Menu (##OMADM#) – lmx220pm / sp200

The code to access Sprint OMADM Hidden Menu is ##66236# but it can be accessed only after entering the 6 digit service code.

You can get this code from your service provider. Its also knows as MSL Code.

8. Code to Reset the Network on Tribute Empire / Dynasty (##RTN#)

To reset the network settings on your LG Tribute Empire / Dynasty use code ##786# as shown above.

This menu also shows the device information as visible in the last screenshot above.

9. Special Code to Reset the Network on Tribute Empire & Dynasty (##SCRTN#)

There is one more Special code to reset the network on Tribute Empire and Dynasty.

The special code to reset the device provisioning parameters is ##72786#

This would reset the MDN, MSID, Slot 1 NAI & Slot 1 NAI Password.

10. System Error Log Code (##LOG#) – SP200 / LM-X220PM

The System Error Log can be accessed using the code ##564# as shown above.

11. Hidden Menu Dialer Code – LMX220PM / SP200

The last dialer code is the most useful secret code. It reveals the Hidden Menu on the LG Tribute Empire & Dynasty.

It varies according to the model number –

LG Tribute Empire LMX220PM Hidden Menu Code is 5689#*220#

LG Tribute Dynasty SP200 Hidden Menu Code is 5689#*200#

There is a dedicated post on LG Tribute Empire/Dynasty Hidden Menu which can be used to perform Device Tests for Troubleshooting.

 

For a query related to any LG Tribute Device, feel free to leave a comment below.

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