LG Tribute HD LS676 Boost & Virgin Mobile GSM Network SIM Unlock

If you own an LG Tribute 5, you must have got it rooted with ease.However, its successor LG Tribute HD is amongst the latest LG Sprint prepaid phones running on marshmallow which is unrootable till date.

So since its release, the only gsm unlock solution known to me was via hardware tool called Gcpro key which is a costly affair and makes no sense for a single device. Then I came to know about a remote unlocking paid solution. I was just about to give it a try when I got a free and easy method which works without rooting the phone. Thanks to vittger @ xda forums. He wrote the unlocking method for LG G5 which worked well for Tribute HD LS676.

There is a small app called hidden menu call which gives access to the LG hidden menu without root.Follow the step by step tutorial to unlock your Tribute HD for free without paying a penny. Afterward, you can use it on At&t, Tmobile metro pcs, cricket etc.

You can download its apk file from the below link –

DOWNLOAD

To do the unlocking we need to access LG Hidden Menu. For this, we’ve to install the downloaded apk file.

lg tribute hd gsm network unlock

If you’ve downloaded the Hidden Menu Call app, get ready to install it. Click on the downloaded apk file.

It’ll say “Install blocked”. We’ve to enable “app installation from unknown sources” in security settings.

Click on “Settings” as shown in middle screenshot above

“Turn ON” app installation from unknown sources.

lg tribute hd hidden menu call

Accept the warning by clicking on “Allow”.

Now go one step back and again click on the apk file to complete the installation.

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Click on “OPEN” to run the app. It’ll take you to LG Tribute HD’s hidden menu.

Scroll down and look for IOT(CDG2). Click on it to open IOT Hidden Menu

Look for “LTE Setting” and click on it.

 

tribute hd apn settings

On LTE Setting page you’ll see “Operation Mode”, click on it.

We’ve to change the Operation mode from “Production Network” to “Lab Network”.

Once you’ll select “Lab network” the phone will reboot. Wait for the phone to turn back on.

Once again open Hidden Menu Call app.

Go to IOT(CGD2) <LTE Setting and select “APN Setting” as shown in the screenshot above.

You’ve to configure the APN settings of the GSM carrier you wish to use.

lg ls676 apn settings

On “Access Point Names” page, Long press the “Recent Apps” key.

A menu will open with the option to add APN.

Select “New APN”. The first is the name field. You can enter
the name of your carrier over here or just anything it doesn’t matter.

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20 thoughts on “LG Tribute HD LS676 Boost & Virgin Mobile GSM Network SIM Unlock

  1. don´t try to downgrade NEVER, you will kill the phone even from zv7 to zv6, or zv7 to zv5, or zv4 to zv3
    the phone will be black FOREVER

  2. hi, i recently updated the android system in my LG LS676, and the sim card was blocked, i tried to do what you said in this post, but didn’t work. When i open the Hiddenmenucall 1.7, just show tree options:
    -LG Hidden Menu
    -AATest
    -Version : 1.7
    AATest doesn’t work and the LG Hidden Menu doesn’t show any options of the shown here. If you can help me i’ll be very thankfull

    • Go to phone dialer and type ##3282# that will open the correct menu on lg ls676 you will need your security code to edit anything though so be sure you have the 6 digit passcode. Good luck.

  3. this no longer works, only shows
    Device test
    ELT test
    Factory reset
    Log service
    WVDRM Keybox when touched it say not supported

    is there any other way?
    thanks for your help

  4. I got no access to add new apn. I tried to long press the old key “otasn” but it seems no way to add or to edit the existing setting. Would you help me, please?

  5. It worked and then phone updated. Which makes phone to be locked again.

    And now above app does not have those menu items to do unlock steps.

    Please let me know how to unlock this.

  6. What am I doing wrong? Got the app installed but when I open it I do not see the options you are showing.
    Device test
    ELT test
    Factory reset
    Log service

    That’s s it. Please assist.

  7. muy buenas tarde estoy algo no se que ya tengo un lg ls676 y ise los pasos y se livero luego como al mes creo que lo actualize y la apk ya no me da las mismas opsiones alguna solucion desde ya gracias

  8. Wow, this is extremely useful information for me personally. Thank you so much for sharing – about to purchase a couple of these now that I know there is an easy and simple way to unlock.

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