LG Tribute 5 LS675 APN Settings

LG Tribute 5 is a global phone. It is sold by Boost Mobile as a CDMA phone & can be unlocked for GSM use within the USA or for international use. By default, it’s supposed to work on Sprint network so the APN setting is preconfigured as such & cannot be modified.
After rooting the phone and unlocking it for GSM networks, the APN field becomes editable. But if you’re frequently switching carriers especially overseas, then adding an APN every time can be cumbersome. To tackle this we can replace the apns-conf.xml file with a modified one, which contains APN settings of almost all popular carriers in the world. Your tribute 5 should be rooted before following this procedure

LG Tribute 5 LS675 – How to generate APN Settings automatically

First of all, download and install Root Explorer either from Play Store or via below link –


Also download the modified apns-conf.xml file from below download link and save it to your phone’s internal storage or to extrenal sd card.


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Open Root Explorer. Mount as R/W (Read/Write) if prompted for root access, allow it.


Now select the “STORAGE” Tab on top right.

Depending on the location of the apn file browse for it. If you’ve saved it to internal storage select “sdcard0” else “external_SD”

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Check box in front of apns-conf.xml file.

Click on the first icon i.e “copy”. Now that the file is copied, we will proceed to the folder where we want to repalce it with existing apn file.

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Select the Top Left Tab “Root” and look for “etc” folder

Open the folder, and select “copy here” . If you’re prompted with a warning accept it.

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19 thoughts on “LG Tribute 5 LS675 APN Settings

  1. hello… am from cameroon…. got an LG Tribute 5 ls675 phone.. with moble calls and text messaging going through but i can’t have internet access through mobile data.. I tried this tutorial successfully yet still no solution to that… is there a step i missed or another solution to this???

  2. salut
    la méthode fonctionne mais sauf que je n’arrive pas à sélectionner l’APN de mon pays. le champ est toujours gris donc je n’arrive pas à cocher sur l’icône. résultat: il n’ y a que sur watsap que je parviens à me connecter.
    que faire???

  3. Friends first root ur lg tribute 5 with kingroot older version. Then follow above procedure. Than go to dialer and press ##3282#. Than go to apn settings and 2 to 4 times press internet. Than press three dots on upper right corner. And press restore to default. Enjoy. ur apn will set automatically.
    Note:ur phone must be in network.

  4. I can’t access internet on my Lg ls 675 even though I’m able to go internet over Wi-Fi connection. data connection on but doesn’t connect. pls help.

  5. Use shortcut master and search for apn. Find hidden file for editing apn and get it btw i rooted and unlocked and now have att from boost lg trib5 WITHOUT PASTING NODE.DB AND NODE.DB.JOURNAL. GO FIGURE

  6. Guys you can fix the apn setting if you just, goto root browser app and open system folder then open build prop and change the capital SPR to small spr. you can find the ”SPR” after an equal sign… you have to focus to find it. This will also unlock the network lock.

  7. Bonjour a tous, juste pour vous dire merci pour les informations que vous avez mise en notre disposition. J’essayais vos méthodes et c’était un grand succès.

  8. Once in a while, you come across people online who knows what they are doing and willing to help, I thank you for creating this blog about tribute 5 and rescuing me. I already bricked my phone, with security error #9 Authentication failure. I followed your insctructions and straight issue was resolved. Thank you very much for a good job.

  9. APN option in Access point names are still gray , we cannot select and chang it , so now i seen 3g but data still not works as we not able select apn

  10. Hello

    I seen after all step Local APN setting , but still not have option for Edit APN

    please contact me on skype mohsinraza1983

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