LG Tribute HD LS676 Developer Options & USB Debugging – How to Enable

Developer Menu has an extensive list of options which are quite useful from a developer’s point of view. However, it can prove troublesome for a regular Android user if messed with. So keeping this in mind, its kept hidden by default and needs to be enabled on every android device running on android version 4.2  or later.

If we enable the developer options on tribute HD, we can turn on USB Debugging. It’ll aid in connecting the Tribute HD in ADB mode. Even though we cannot unlock bootloader or flash TWRP via ADB, at least we can use it to enable LG Aristo Adoptable Storage.

So Let’s check out how to enable developer options and turn on USB Debugging –

How to Enable  Developer Options on LG Tribute HD

 

lg tribute hd enable developer options

To enable developer options, Go to Phone Settings.

Pull Down the notification bar and hit the settings icon on top right corner.

Now scroll down to the bottom of the settings page and tap “About Phone”.

Look for “Software info” and select it to open.

lg tribute hd unhide developer options

The second last option is “Build Number”

We’ve to tap it 7 times to unhide developer options.

Once done, a pop-up will appear ” You are now a developer!”

Now move 2 pages back with the back key.

turn on developer options lg tribute hd

You can the new option in Settings Menu i.e Developer options.

Open it and accept the warning to proceed further.

tribute hd usb debugging

There are lots of options in developer menu and most of them are useful for Android developers only.

We’ve to look for  USB Debugging. Click on it to turn it on and confirm this action.

Now that the USB Debugging is on, we can connect tribute HD to PC in ADB mode.

tribute hd usb debugging charging mode

When connected to PC, make sure that the phone is in “Charging Only” Mode as shown above. We cannot establish ADB connection in “File Transfer” Mode.

tribute hd adb usb driver installation

Just wait for the  Tribute HD USB & ADB Drivers to install.

Now that the driver installation is complete, we can Enable LG Tribute HD Adoptable Storage in ADB mode.

Adoptable storage converts a part of your SD card to internal storage, where you can install all your apps.
This way you’ll never run out of space, even with the meagre 16GB internal memory of LG Tribute HD.

 

 

 

 

 

LG Tribute HD Boost Mobile LS676 Tribute 5 LS675 Secret/Dialer Codes

LG Tribute HD LS676 & Tribute 5 Ls675 has got 9 secret dialer codes in total. Each secret code reveals a secret menu which can be quite useful for software and hardware troubleshooting. These codes will work with each variant of Tribute HD & Tribute 5 including Sprint, Virgin, and Boost Mobile. Let’s got through the complete list of dialer codes starting with the Hidden Menu –

 

 

1. LG Tribute HD & Tribute 5 Hidden menu – 

The tribute HD hidden menu is quite comprehensive so there is a dedicated post that includes all Tribute HD & Tribute 5 device tests with the screenshot. Click here for the LG Tribute HD/Tribute 5 Hidden Menu

2. LG Tribute HD LS676 / Tribute 5 Ls675  Diag Mode (MSL/Service code is needed) –

In all Sprint CDMA cell phones, diag mode is very useful for CDMA programming. It was quite popular in the era of non-sim CDMA smartphones. Diag mode was useful in switching CDMA carriers. To enable diag mode a service/msl code is needed. You get it from boost mobile/ting/virgin mobile/sprint at the time of activation. You can also get it from Sprint tech support.

lg tribute hd diag service msl mode

 

To enter diag mode. Open the phone dialer of tribute HD and dial ##3424# (##DIAG#)

As soon as you’ll type the last # it’ll take you to diag mode.

To proceed further we need to add the 6 digit service code. I got it from boost mobile at the time of activation.

Yours will be different from mine so don’t enter the above-shown msl code.

 

tribute hd enable diag mode

As I entered the 6 digit code, I was taken to diag menu.

Here I can enable it. When enabled, the phone can be connected in “Charging Mode” to PC for CDMA programming.

 

 

3. Data Menu – ( MSL/Service Code is needed to Edit Values) 

Data Menu has all the options related to internet connectivity. Here we can view as well as edit the values. However, service code is needed to change the values.

tribute hd dialer code data menu

To enter data menu dial ##3282# (##DATA#)

Let’s select the 3rd option in the menu i.e LTE and try to Edit it.

tribute hd dialer code ##data#

I’ve entered the 6 digit service code and I’m allowed to change the settings.

4. Debug Menu – 

The Debug Menu in LG Tribute HD is meant for Hardware Debugging. It covers reception statistics, connectivity, and miscellaneous device information.

lg tribute hd debug menu

To enter Debug Menu, type ##33284# (##DEBUG#)

I have clicked on “Configuration”. It shows the hardware and software specifications of Tribute HD.

tribute hd secret code debug menu

Clicking on Bluetooth shows the Bluetooth Hardware details and supported profiles.

Watch the above video to go through all the options in Data Menu.

5. Reset The Network – ( MSL/Service Code Required ) 

LG Tribute HD LS676 & Tribute 5 LS675 Hidden Menu Boost Mobile

LG Tribute HD has a lot of secret dialer codes that you may not be aware of.

These codes take us to a secret menu and the most significant among them & not so secret one is the “Hidden Menu”. It’s meant for LG service technicians to do the troubleshooting. That may be the reason for keeping it hidden.

The menus over there are user-friendly. With little difficulty, I was able to test my sim card slot, sd card slot, proximity sensor, the 3 hardware buttons, display, touch, ringer, vibrator, camera, motion sensor, Bluetooth, Wifi, GPS and FM radio.

LG Tribute HD LS676 & Tribute 5 LS675 Hidden Menu –

 

The hidden menu is the most useful secret menu with an extensive list of troubleshooting options. The hidden menu of Tribute HD was more useful up to LS676 Zv4 firmware. Since the Zv5 update, there are limited options only useful for troubleshooting. Previously it was possible to unlock Tribute HD for GSM networks by changing network mode in the Hidden Menu. If you’ve not updated tribute HD’s firmware yet, unlock it for GSM via Hidden Menu.

 

 

 

lg tribute hd hidden menu code

To access the hidden menu on Tribute HD, open the phone dialer and dial 5689#*676#

The above screenshot doesn’t show the # at the end.  You’ve to add it, to enter the hidden menu.

 

LG Tribute 5 Ls675 Hidden Menu –

The Hidden menu of LG Tribute 5 LS675 is just the same as Tribute HD. The only difference is in the hidden menu code. To enter Hidden Menu in LG Tribute 5 dial 5689#*675# instead of 676 and follow the below tutorial to test the device.

 

Hidden Menu – Device Test 

The first option in the Hidden Menu is “Device Test”. Click on it to proceed.

Now hit on “SAAT” as shown above. It’ll take us to Service Menu Test Page.

Here we’ll do the complete phone testing.

1. Auto-Detecting Item Test – 

 

tribute hd hidden menu manual device test

There are 2 ways to do the phone testing. The first one is the auto mode, wherein each parameter is tested automatically one by one. Watch the above video for “Auto Test” Mode.

In manual mode, we’re free to manually choose only those parameters, we’re interested in testing.

We’ll do the manual testing starting with “Auto-Detecting Item Test”

You can see the sim card, memory card, battery etc are detected thus passed in this test.

Long press the power button. Click on “PASS” or “FAIL” based on your test result.

 

2. Key Press Test – 

 

tribute hd proximity sensor and hardware keys test

In “Key press” test, the hardware buttons, as well as the proximity sensor, are tested.

We’ve to press the volume up, down and power key one by one, to test if they are working fine.

The proximity sensor is tested by blocking the sensor with the hand.

3. Display Check Test – 

tribute hd lcd test

In “Display Check Test”, the screen is completely turned black then white, thus testing the LCD.

4. Ring Test – 

tribute hd ringer test

Next is the Ring Test. If the phone starts ringing, the speaker is working fine.

If you’re facing sound problems, this test will identify whether it’s a hardware or software problem.

5. Vibrator Test – 

lg tribute hd vibration test

In this test, the vibrator will vibrate to it its full potential.

6. Motion Sensor Test – 

tribute hd motion sensor test

In the motion sensor test, we’ve to put the phone first on a flat surface.

If passed, it’ll say “Stand the phone horizontal”. So place it horizontally.

 

tribute hd accelerometer test

Finally keep the phone vertically to complete the motion sensor test.

It’ll automatically exit when all cases are passed.

7. Loop Back Test –

tribute hd audio loopback test

For the loopback test, we need AUX male-male audio cable.

This way the audio from the headphone jack and speaker are tested.

Select “Back” on the left-hand bottom. Now Select “PASS” or “FAIL” to exit this test.

8. GPS, Bluetooth, and Wifi Test –