LG Tribute 5 Wifi Hotspot / Tethering Hack

In most of the sprint prepaid phones, Wifi Hotspot is disabled by default. The tethering option appears once you activate your phone with a data plan. Same is the case with LG Tribute 5 LS675. If you’ve bought Boost Mobile Ls675 and plan to activate it on boost then no problem, but in case you’re planning to unlock & use it on a GSM network, then Tethering won’t be visible in System Settings.To enable it, just follow this simple LG Tribute 5 Wifi hotspot hack Guide.



Before doing this tethering hack I took the screenshot of my system settings page. You can see there is no “Tethering” option. It’s hidden. When visible its placed between “Call” & “More”.

Tutorial – How to enable Wifi Tethering in LG Tribute 5  –

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If your LG LS675 is rooted and you’ve downloaded Shortcut Master Lite, you’re ready to proceed. Install this app and run it.

On the top right corner, you’ll notice a 3 dot icon click on it, a drop-down will appear. Select “Search”.  Type iot.ltesetting in the search box and hit on Search button.

Now Type iot.ltesetting in the search box and click on Search button.

Among the 2 options select the first one i.e “Service Programu” and Long Press it. Tap on the first option “Launch”

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The App may ask permission for root access “Allow” it.  Now you’re on LTE setting page.

Here you’ve to select Operation Mode, & Change it from “Production Network” to “Lab Network”. That’s it. You’re done. Now phone will reboot on its own.


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Now as the phone gets on, head over to System Settings, Tethering will be visible. LG Tribute 5 has all three types of Tethering options, including USB, Wifi, and Bluetooth.

Moreover, By doing this hack you’ll get rid of hands free activation popup if in case you’ve not activated your Tribute 5 on boost mobile network.

This method should work on other LG phones as well, but I’ve tested it only on LG Ls675.

If you know more such hacks, please do share it via comments. If facing any issue feel free to ask a question.


LG Tribute 5 How to Bypass Google Account

If you own LG Tribute HD LS676 Please Follow this TutorialLG Tribute HD LS676 Bypass Google Account

Phone Thefts are on a rise. When you phone gets lost, along with it goes your confidential data. To make sure that no one has access to your private data apple introduced icloud lock. It makes the phone unusable as the
phone cannot be accessed without entering the Apple ID and passcode.

Following the same trend, Google introduced a similar feature called Factory Reset Protection (FRP)  in android lollipop 5.1 If your phone gets stolen and screen lock is enabled, the only way to reset the phone would be via Recovery. Now after doing a hard reset via recovery the setup process will get stuck at one point where it’ll ask to sign in with your previous google account.

But there is a loophole in this google’s lock feature which lets you bypass google account screen. So if in case you’ve reset your phone via recovery and forgotten your google account details, just follow this guide and bypass
google account.

Tutorial – How to Bypass Google Account in LG Tribute 5 , Step by Step Procedure


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The first step is to go back to the initial setup screen

Touch Accessibility, and say “Yes” to confirmation popup

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On the next screen Select “Motor & Cognition”, Now turn on Touch Assitant as shown in the second image above.

A human figure will appear on the bottom right. Touch it & a screen will pop up.

Select Home, it’ll take you to Google Now page.

How to Bypass Activation Screen in LG Tribute 5 LS675

If you own LG Tribute HD LS676 Please Follow this Tutorial – LG Tribute HD LS676 Activation Bypass

I find LG Tribute 5 LS675 from Boost Mobile as one the best value for money offerings , but the high priced monthly plans of Boost are a big turn off. When I bought LG Tribute 5 from Boost Mobile, I was clear that I’ll unlock and use
it as a GSM phone. If you’re in the same boat then without activating the phone you can just bypass the activation process, root your phone and unlock it for any GSM network worldwide. Bypassing activation screen is quite a simple process. Insert battery, turn on the phone and follow this easy step by step process.


Tutorial – LG Tribute 5 Ls675 Activation Bypass 

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When you turn your LG Tribute 5 for the first time, you’ll land on Accessibility settings page. Click next and proceed to Language selection page.

Select your preferred language and click next.

 Now you’re on Wifi setup screen you can either connect to your Wifi network or just skip it. Wifi setup can be done later as well.

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As soon as you click next on wifi setup page you’ll see a Hands Free Activation Popup. It will try to activate the phone for quite some time but as the phone is not activated yet, it will stop and show Network error. Click OK to proceed

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As the activation failed, It’ll say your phone is not configured you can skip this step. Just hit on “Skip” and proceed.

In the second screenshot above you’ll notice there is no option to skip this step. This happened once when I did a factory reset on my LS675 via recovery. I was stuck at this screen while completing the setup wizard.  At this point, you’ve to press and hold, Power, volume up & volume down buttons, simultaneously. On doing this correctly, you’ll get the skip option as in the second picture above.