How to Stop OTA Firmware Update in LG Tribute 5 LS675

Cell phone makers want us to keep our device updated with the latest Android software. So the default settings are as such, that the phone keeps on looking for OTA update. Whenever a new firmware update is available, it gets downloaded over wifi. You can see the download progress in the notification tray. It’ll stay there, till the time you install it.

Now normally you would like to have the latest android software, but in case your phone is rooted it’s better to put a hold on updates. Let’s see why –

With the root in place, the update won’t install successfully. It’ll stop at some point with an error. It may also soft brick your device. Even if it gets installed, it may break your root. So it’s better to stay away from it when you’re rooted.

LG Tribute 5 – How to Block OTA System Update 

 

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To stop receiving updates the first thing we should do is change the default settings.

For this, Go to Settings < About Phone < Update Center as shown above.

In Update Center, Select the 3 dot icon on Top Right & Click on “Settings”

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Select the 2nd option i.e “Auto-Update Apps” . You can see, by default, it’s set to Update “via Wifi”. We’ve to turn it OFF.

Now Select “Update Notification Cycle”. By default,  it’s set to weekly notification update. We’ll turn this OFF as well, as shown in the first screenshot below.

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After doing the above changes, you shouldn’t receive any System Update notification. This worked for me. I applied the same settings on LG Tribute 2 as well.

Do let me know if this has worked for you or not. If the above steps are unable to stop the Update, we’ve to block few System apps related to Update via Debloater Windows App. If necessary, I’ll update this post with further steps. Do post your feedback via the comment section below.

LG Tribute 5 – How to delete Downloaded System Update from Notification Tray

Have you already received a System Update in Notification Tray before blocking it via above settings ?
It is not going to install on its own but you may hit it accidently, so it’s better to get rid of it. To remove the downloaded file from notification bar follow the steps below –

 

Temporary Solution  – Hide the System Update File

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The quick and temporary solution to get rid of this notification is by disabling “Gooogle Play Services”, notifications.

To achieve this, Long Press the “System Update” notification, you’ll see “Google Play Services” with an “i” symbol on right.

Select it & you’ll be on “Google Play Services” Page. Check the first option i.e “Show no notifications from this app”.
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After doing the above step, you’ll notice the “System Update” notification is gone.

This is a temporary solution. The Software Update file is not deleted yet. If you’ll  “Reset app preferences” in Settings<Apps. The notification will return back after a reboot.

LG Tribute 5 LS675 Email Setup

Setting up Google account in Android is the first and the foremost task. Without this Account, you cannot access Play Store and this one account will sync your contacts, Gmail, calendar, docs, drive etc.
Likewise, any webmail account i.e Yahoo mail, AOL Mail ,Outlook etc is easy to set up wherein you only need to enter your email address and password.

For setting up POP3 or IMAP account you need to enter server details given by your web host. I’ve setup my email account associated with this domain i.e admin@lgtribute.com

In this tutorial, we’ll see how to set up Gmail, Yahoo, Microsoft Xchange, POP3 and IMAP email accounts. I’ve done this set up on LG Tribute 2 as well as Tribute 5. The procedure must be same for most of the android phones running on Lollipop.

LG Tribute 5 LS675 Gmail setup –

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To Setup Google account open System Settings. It can be quickly launched via Navigation Dropdown or by Long Pressing “Recent Apps” Key.

Once in, Open “Accounts and Sync” and click on “ADD ACCOUNT”

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From the “Add Account” list, Choose Google.

Now you’re at Google account “Sign in” Screen. Here you can either create a new account or sign in with your existing one. To sign in, enter your username, password & Proceed.

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Agree to Google’s Terms and Conditions and click Next.

Now you’re on Google services page. Here you can let Google Backup your app data, settings, and wifi passwords.

On clicking Next, you’re on Payment setup page. You can add your debit or credit card for app purchase from Play Store. If you don’t want to add a card now, skip this step and move forward. Your Google account setup is now complete.

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If you’ll check “Accounts & Sync” you’ll see “Google” under Accounts. Select it to check the account we just set up.

Click on the Gmail id. It will take you to Sync page. Here you can manage the Sync process.

To remove this Gmail account, Click on the 3 dot icon on the right corner and select “Remove Account”.

LG Tribute 5 Yahoo Mail Setup – 

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Go to Settings<Accounts & Sync and select “ADD ACCOUNT”

Click on “Email” and Select the first option i.e Yahoo

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Now enter your Yahoo Mail username, password & click Next.

It’ll connect to Yahoo mail server and you’re done. Yahoo Mail setup is complete.

LG Tribute 5 Microsoft Exchange Account Setup  –

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Go to Setting<Accounts & Sync and Select “Add Account”

Select Microsoft Exchange and Enter your outlook.com email and password. Click Next

As we’ve adopted for the Automatic process, instead of Manual setup, it’ll check for auto-setup info load server settings.

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Here you can see the outlook server settings are pulled out  automatically.

Click Next. It’ll connect to the server and finalize the setup process.

Along with email you can Sync Contacts, Calendar, and tasks as well to this Microsoft Exchange Account.

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Now as the setup is complete if you’ll go to Settings<Accounts and Sync, you can see “Microsoft Exchange is added under accounts. Click on it to access your newly created outlook account.

Tribute 5 POP3 Email Setup –

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Setting up POP3 email account is as easy as Gmail, or Yahoo mail as done earlier, only this case we have to add server address and PORT

To set this email account, Go to Settings<Accounts & Sync<ADD ACCOUNT and select Personal (POP3)
Add your email address and password.

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Now we’ve to add incoming server settings. Here I’ve added the server name provided by my web host.

I chose Security Type as SSL/TLS as recommended by the web host, and the port has automatically changed to 995.

Now click next, it’ll validate the settings, and if correct you’ll land to outgoing server settings page.

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As before, I have added server address and chosen security type as SSL/TLS. Clicking next will validate outgoing server SMTP settings.

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If the outgoing settings are correct, you’ve successfully added your POP3 account to your cell phone.

To view it, Go to Settings<Accounts and Sync, under accounts you’ll see POP3 account. Glick on it to view your newly created account.

LS675 IMAP Email Setup –

Setting up IMAP account is like POP3 with little variation.

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Add IMAP account under Settings<Accounts and Sync. Enter you email, password and click Next.

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Enter the Incoming and Outgoing PORT as shown above.

Get the server address from the web host where your domain is hosted and fill the data.

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Once your outgoing server settings are validated, you’re done.

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You’ll find your IMAP account in Settings<Account & sync.

If you face any difficulty during setup do let me know via the comment section below.

LG Tribute 2 LS665 – How to Screenshot and Other Useful Key Combos

NOTE – These Key Combos are applicable to LG Tribute 5 Ls675 as well

Like most of the current Android phones, LG Tribute 2 has three hardware keys, i.e volume up, volume down and power. Are you aware they are capable of much more than their designated function? They can work as a shortcut to launch the camera or quick memo. When pressed in combination, can assist you in capturing a screenshot or booting into recovery mode to perform a factory reset etc. Let’s check out all the useful tricks which these 3 hardware keys are capable of –

How to Capture Screenshot in LG Tribute 2 LS665 – Volume Down + Power

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To take a screenshot, press Volume Down and Power button simultaneously. You have to be real quick to capture a screenshot. Keep the keys pressed till the screenshot is captured. It will be saved in Gallery.

Tribute 2  Ls665 Camera Shortcut – Volume Down (Twice)

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Many times it happens that there is a Camera moment, but by the time we launch the app, the moment is lost. As there is no dedicated camera key in Tribute 2, the camera cannot be opened in one single press.
So in Tribute 2 and other latest LG androids, LG has added a shortcut to launch the camera without unlocking or waking up the screen.

To launch camera viewfinder, press the volume down key twice (you’ve to be real quick), either when the phone is locked or in sleep mode.

LS665 Quick Memo Shortcut – Volume Up (Twice)

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Sometimes it happens, that you’ve to note down something quickly such as a phone number or some important data and you start fiddling with pen and paper or searching the memo app on your phone to launch it quickly and note down the data. Well LG knows how important is a quick access to this Memo app.

The shortcut to launch it with the screen locked or in Sleep Mode is – Quickly pressing the Volume Up key Twice.

LG Tribute 2 stuck at “Configuring Your Phone” – Volume Up + Volume Down + Power

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It happened to me so it may happen with you as well. While doing the initial setup, my Tribute 5 was not activated on Boost Mobile network, so I was stuck at “Configuring your phone” with no option anywhere on the screen to move forward.

The solution to this is Pressing Volume Up, Down and Power key at the same time. Now an option to skip step will be visible on the screen.