If you own LG Tribute HD LS676 Follow this Tutorial – LG Tribute HD LS676 Stock ROM Download
Whenever I own a new android phone, I make sure to root it, install custom recovery and create a Nandroid backup so that I can restore my phone back to working state if anything goes wrong.
In the case of LG Tribute 5, I’m not that lucky. Due to locked bootloader, there is no custom recovery to take a system backup. So, what to do in case of a soft brick?
The solution is to flash the phone with stock Firmware. It’s not as convenient as restoring from a Nandroid backup, but when bricked it’s your last resort.
Messing with a rooted phone is usually the cause of a Soft Brick. In the case of Tribute 5, if you’ll try to flash a custom recovery of a similar model such as LG K7 it will result in a brick due to locked bootloader in LS675.
Some Tribute 5 owners have reported bricking their phone after bloatware removal.
Replacing Kingroot with SuperSu , using Super-Sume app can also result in a soft brick.
The symptoms of a soft brick are –
Stuck in Boot loop
Stuck on LG Logo
Security Error Authentification Fail #9
Secure Boot Error 1003
Not Turning On (But boots to Download Mode)
If any of the above issues arises, you should first perform the basic troubleshooting steps such as –
If none of the Troubleshooting steps reinstate your LS675 to working state, then follow the below guide to flash stock ROM. Flashing a stock ROM via LG Flashing Tool is quite simple, and even if it’s your first time, you’ll find it easy with this step by step tutorial.
How to Restore/Unbrick LG Tribute 5 LS675 by Flashing Stock ROM –
Follow the below link to download zip file.
Extract the zip file. It contains –
LS675 DLL File
LG UP Flashing Software
LS675 .dz Firmware file
You should have LG Drivers installed on your computer before proceeding.
Among the downloaded files, you’ll find LS675_DLL.msi file. Install it.
Install LGUP_Store_Ver_1_14_3.msi Flashing Software.