LG Tribute HD LS676 USB & ADB Drivers Download & Install – Tutorial

LG Tribute HD USB drivers are necessary for ADB mode, Diag Mode, and Download mode.

The most common use of ADB mode is unlocking the bootloader and download mode is used for flashing a stock ROM. The Diag Mode is used for CDMA programming.

Even though the bootloader of Tribute HD can’t be unlocked, at least we can use the ADB mode to enable adoptable storage. This feature was added in android marshmallow and addresses the low internal storage problem to a big extent. This way we can adopt a part of sd card as internal storage which can be used for storing apps and game data.

So, Let’s proceed with the USB Driver Installation –

 

 

LG Tribute HD LS676 USB & ADB Driver –

Below is the download link of the zip file containing the latest LG USB drivers (v4.2) for Tribute HD.

DOWNLOAD 

Extract the zip file and install the LG USB Driver setup file. To learn How to successfully install the driver, follow the below tutorial –

 

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As soon as I connected my LG Tribute HD to PC, driver software installation started.

I’ve not yet installed any LG USB Driver on the computer.

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You can see the driver installation is complete and TributeHD is showing up in the driver installation window.

 

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Now I’ll open device manager to keep track of the driver installation.

Click on Windows Start Menu and type dev in the search bar. Tap on “Device Manager” under “Control Panel”

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“TributeHD” is visible under “Portable Devices”

Now we’ve to install the ADB drivers.

lg tribute hd usb debugging

For ADB driver installation, Turn on USB Debugging by going to Settings < Developer Options < USB Debugging

If you’ve not enabled Developer Options yet, learn how to do it.

lg tribute hd usb debugging drivers

Now, when you’ll connect your phone to PC, make sure USB debugging is ON and USB connection is set to “Charging Only” as shown above.

lg tribute hd adb driver

As soon as I connected the phone to PC, driver installation window popped up.

It is trying to install the ADB Interface Driver.

 

lg ls676 adb driver installation

As we’ve not installed the LG USB drivers, the ADB driver installation failed.

lg tribute hd latest 4.2 drivers download

Now, I’m going to install the latest version of LG USB Driver (4.2). Extract the previously downloaded zip file and click on LGMobileDriver setup file as shown above. You can also download the zip file from below link –

DOWNLOAD

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Start the driver installation process by clicking on “Next” and proceed until successful completion.

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As soon as the driver setup was finished, the ADB Interface driver started installing.

tribute hd adb & usb driver installed

You can see the Tribute HD ADB driver has installed successfully and showing up as “Android Sooner Single ADB interface” in device manager.

Now Let’s connect Tribute HD to the computer in ADB mode.

How to Connect LG Tribute HD to PC in ADB Mode –

 

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LG Tribute HD LS676 Developer Options & USB Debugging – How to Enable

Developer Menu has an extensive list of options which are quite useful from a developer’s point of view. However, it can prove troublesome for a regular Android user if messed with. So keeping this in mind, its kept hidden by default and needs to be enabled on every android device running on android version 4.2  or later.

If we enable the developer options on tribute HD, we can turn on USB Debugging. It’ll aid in connecting the Tribute HD in ADB mode. Even though we cannot unlock bootloader or flash TWRP via ADB, at least we can use it to enable LG Aristo Adoptable Storage.

So Let’s check out how to enable developer options and turn on USB Debugging –

How to Enable  Developer Options on LG Tribute HD

 

lg tribute hd enable developer options

To enable developer options, Go to Phone Settings.

Pull Down the notification bar and hit the settings icon on top right corner.

Now scroll down to the bottom of the settings page and tap “About Phone”.

Look for “Software info” and select it to open.

lg tribute hd unhide developer options

The second last option is “Build Number”

We’ve to tap it 7 times to unhide developer options.

Once done, a pop-up will appear ” You are now a developer!”

Now move 2 pages back with the back key.

turn on developer options lg tribute hd

You can the new option in Settings Menu i.e Developer options.

Open it and accept the warning to proceed further.

tribute hd usb debugging

There are lots of options in developer menu and most of them are useful for Android developers only.

We’ve to look for  USB Debugging. Click on it to turn it on and confirm this action.

Now that the USB Debugging is on, we can connect tribute HD to PC in ADB mode.

tribute hd usb debugging charging mode

When connected to PC, make sure that the phone is in “Charging Only” Mode as shown above. We cannot establish ADB connection in “File Transfer” Mode.

tribute hd adb usb driver installation

Just wait for the  Tribute HD USB & ADB Drivers to install.

Now that the driver installation is complete, we can Enable LG Tribute HD Adoptable Storage in ADB mode.

Adoptable storage converts a part of your SD card to internal storage, where you can install all your apps.
This way you’ll never run out of space, even with the meagre 16GB internal memory of LG Tribute HD.

 

 

 

 

 

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