Earlier we used to get Stock Firmware from LG’s Official website for almost all LG android smartphones, but now LG is not providing any KDZ or TOT for the newer models, especially Sprint prepaid ones.
LG Tribute 2 was released a year ago, and its firmware file has surfaced just last month. While browsing through Android Forums, I realized quite a few, Tribute 2 users bricked their devices after rooting with Kingroot and doing some root level changes. Due to locked bootloader, even a complete system backup cannot be saved via TWRP. As a result, if anything goes wrong, the lone option is to flash Stock ROM.
If your LG Tribute 2 is also stuck at LG Logo, in Bootloop or showing up some error like – “Secure Boot Error 1003” or “Security Error Authentication Failed #9”, you can flash it to factory state via LG Flash Tool.
I got the Stock ROM for Ls665 via android al Yemen forum. Some users have reported that after flashing this ROM they were able to boot, but there is no network. Due to this reason, I haven’t tried to flash it on my Tribute 2 LS665. Mine is in working condition and I cannot take the risk as Ringplus service is currently active on this phone .
If your phone is in an unusable state, at least get it, up and running by flashing this firmware file, till some solution crops up for the network issue.
You have to download the RAR file and extract it. It contains a TOT file and DLL file. Click the below link to download the file.
While the firmware is getting downloaded, in the meanwhile, download and install LG Tribute 2 Drivers on your PC, if not already installed. LG USB Driver is common for all LG phones, except Verizon.
The downloaded RAR archive contains LS665 TOT & DLL file as shown above. Extract the files in your PC.
Now boot your phone in “Download mode”. For this, Power OFF the phone and press the volume up button. While keeping it pressed, Connect you phone to PC via USB Cable. Phone will boot in “Download Mode”, you’ll see a black “Firmware Update” screen. Let the PC install drivers for this mode.
Install LG Flash Tool. Copy the downloaded, Megalock.dll file and go to C:\LG\LGFlashtool , here paste the copied file, it’ll replace the old Megalock.dll file.
Now to do the actual flashing, please proceed to this XDA tutorial. You can directly start from Step 8 as we’ve already done the previous steps.
After flashing please do share the outcome. Especially, whether you’re getting network or not. If facing any issue please let me know via the comments section below.