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


lg tribute hd set new apn

The next is an important one i.e “APN” you’ll get this from your GSM service provider or search it over the internet.

One more important step is to set APN type as “default”. Select APN type and type default as shown above. My data was not working initially. It started working only after I set the APN type to default.


tribute hd gsm apn settings

Again long press the “Recent Apps” key and select “Save” to create this new APN.


tribute hd gsm network selection

The newly created access point name is added to the list. Select it so that it gets highlighted.

Now go 2 steps back to “IOT Hidden Menu” page.

Open “System Selection” and click on “Network Mode”


tribute hd gsm network mode selection

Select “GSM/WCDMA auto” to change the network mode from CDMA to GSM. You can again change to CDMA later via Settings.

After this, you should get GSM network signal with data if “Data” is turned on. If not, do one more step i.e changing “Network mode” to Automatic or GSM/UMTS as shown below.

enable gsm network mode tribute hd

To change “Network Mode” open Settings.

Select Network Tab(If in Tab View) and click on More<Mobile Networks<Network Mode as shown above.

tribute hd edit access point names

Set the “Network Mode” to “Automatic” this way you don’t have to change network mode if you switch to CDMA network in future. You can also keep it as GSM/UMTS if you wish to use it on GSM network only.


tribute hd disable hands free activation

By doing the above steps we’ve done two more significant changes as listed below –

Enabling Wifi Tethering – In the first screenshot above you’ll notice there is no “Tethering” option under “Connectivity”. It gets visible when we change the “Operation Mode” from “Production Network” to “Lab Network”.

Disabling Hands Free Activation – “Lab Network” mode also disables the annoying “Hands free Activation” pop up which keeps on bothering if your phone remains unactivated.

If you’re facing any issues in unlocking please let me know via the comment section below.

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

  1. how to get the service code? is this the UNLOCK code that we are all trying for? if so, i guess we dont have a way out. my current firmware version is ZV7., probably the hiddenmenu apk doesnt work for this version.

  2. I am still having trouble on my LG from Boost mobile. Can anyone please help with directions when using the ##3282# setting.

  3. 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

  4. 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
    -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.

  5. 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

  6. 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?

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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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