LG Tribute HD (LS 676) root?

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MsFemina

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It might be due to you never activating your phone. This was on R+ first. Maybe that has something to do with it. Either way, hopefully root can be achieved for this phone so it can be used at it's full potential.

If not, Huawei Honor, here I come...
When I called sprint they asked me to root the phone and unlock it because they only can unlock year old phones
 

Sands207

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i am working with the senior dev of the K10 who just overnight cracked the bootloader and unlocked their bootloader and have been troubleshooting with for over a week. I'm chipping away at it as i find time but i can't say anymore as im not hear to hear others say im chasing unicorns because im NOT. Our issue is we need aboot and laf aka download mode zeroed out to access fastboot... which is the long of the short of it. The short vision which is what im working at with help is patching both init and selinux to grab a true temp root so we can a. extract and zero aboot and get a look at our partition mapping and b. extract laf and zero it so we can finally access fastboot which we DO have. After bootloader unlock via fastboot normal root methods aka one clicks and kingroot supersu etc SHOULD work and we also had another xda member step up and offer me help with twrp should we overcome said hurdles. For me this has been over 3 months i was going to toss this phone in the trash but I couldn't.. This phone has potential and im seeing this through, instead of hating on me maybe some of you more experienced members could contact me to help instead of trying to shame me publicly for not knowing everything and this thread wouldn't be 10 pages long. Straight up, I NEED HELP.

Sent from my LGLS676
 

rockinmusicgv

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i am working with the senior dev of the K10 who just overnight cracked the bootloader and unlocked their bootloader and have been troubleshooting with for over a week. I'm chipping away at it as i find time but i can't say anymore as im not hear to hear others say im chasing unicorns because im NOT. Our issue is we need aboot and laf aka download mode zeroed out to access fastboot... which is the long of the short of it. The short vision which is what im working at with help is patching both init and selinux to grab a true temp root so we can a. extract and zero aboot and get a look at our partition mapping and b. extract laf and zero it so we can finally access fastboot which we DO have. After bootloader unlock via fastboot normal root methods aka one clicks and kingroot supersu etc SHOULD work and we also had another xda member step up and offer me help with twrp should we overcome said hurdles. For me this has been over 3 months i was going to toss this phone in the trash but I couldn't.. This phone has potential and im seeing this through, instead of hating on me maybe some of you more experienced members could contact me to help instead of trying to shame me publicly for not knowing everything and this thread wouldn't be 10 pages long. Straight up, I NEED HELP.

Sent from my LGLS676

You are so far beyond what I know. If you need a build server, I can try to help you with that. Otherwise I will continue to look forward to your progress.
 

Sands207

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As far as progress this is where I am at. If you would like to assist in this process start here https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=3553674 I worked at it all day yesterday and all night last night but i have to work so i gotta crash lol.. and you will need the ndk first of all, python, windows and Ubuntu among other tools in the guide. it is a starting point so we can get at aboot and laf to get to fastboot and to the good stuff. here is the process which also gives root as well in the long run... take a crack at it... please thank the dev as he has been trying to help us as well ?? and try it before you tell me its not going to work, i just dont have the time.

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I will admit, it's alot for root, but one step closer to full root and a ROM/Recovery. Another idea would be to flash a recovery using flashify, then flash SuperSU in recovery. Idk just throwing up things
 

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I will admit, it's alot for root, but one step closer to full root and a ROM/Recovery. Another idea would be to flash a recovery using flashify, then flash SuperSU in recovery. Idk just throwing up things
Unfortunately that is not going to work. You need root access to use Flashify and we do not have it yet...
And until we unlock the bootloader which is possible I have been talking with the dev on the K10 unlock, and our phone is a K6B for those who are wondering why this process is where I am headed with this. If the init and selinux can be patched and I have been shown it can be we are going in the right direction and I need help as this is more advanced. I feel stupid asking for help so im likely to abandon the project soon just being honest
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Man, I hate to see this phone get thrown in the trash after months of work and cooperation. LG really loves to lock down their phones..

You know, there is an intriguing guide that I tried with my Samsung that allows you to root your device manually. Of course, that's what we're doing already, but this method involves Linux Ubuntu. I have to admit I had some issues with it, but mainly because I don't have fastboot drivers for the phone. if anyone wants to give it a shot, I would encourage even the novices to do so. I can't because I'm doing this for my sister and she's very stingy with her phone :silly:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2684210
 
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Man, I hate to see this phone get thrown in the trash after months of work and cooperation. LG really loves to lock down their phones..

You know, there is an intriguing guide that I tried with my Samsung that allows you to root your device manually. Of course, that's what we're doing already, but this method involves Linux Ubuntu. I have to admit I had some issues with it, but mainly because I don't have fastboot drivers for the phone. if anyone wants to give it a shot, I would encourage even the novices to do so. I can't because I'm doing this for my sister and she's very stingy with her phone :silly:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2684210

Thanks for posting this - ^ I tried both methods there - no luck. The author basically implies with method 1 that if you open a window as a root user it would somehow allow access to rewrite file permissions to the device (being linux native this was actually the first method i attempted to gain superuser privileges on my device years ago...with no progress).
Method 2 requires moving psneuter to /data/local/tmp and then executing it with ./psneuter - and it just won't execute.
If i have any progress with this device i will definitely keep peeps posted
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Jrhotrod

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Thanks for posting this - ^ I tried both methods there - no luck. The author basically implies with method 1 that if you open a window as a root user it would somehow allow access to rewrite file permissions to the device (being linux native this was actually the first method i attempted to gain superuser privileges on my device years ago...with no progress).
Method 2 requires moving psneuter to /data/local/tmp and then executing it with ./psneuter - and it just won't execute.
If i have any progress with this device i will definitely keep peeps posted
xox
Right. Were you actually able to access your phone's file system from Ubuntu? That part frustrated the living crap out of me.
 
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Enable OEM unlock is available under developer settings and data profile settings are in opened by ##3282#
not clear with steps, not clear achievement with this

---------- Post added at 02:22 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:54 PM ----------

are we able to achieve any of the following:
a) unlock bootloader
b) root the device
c) unlock GSM-world-wide
d) sharing/tethering
e) (*#*#INFO#*#*) phone information menu
f) custom APN adding

GSMZambia , xxxviom seem to be bot we cant trust them

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___//Android_JT 8th February 2017, 11:15 AM | #395
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rockinmusicgv

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are we able to achieve any of the following:
a) unlock bootloader
b) root the device
No. Or not yet, anyway. Hopefully soon!

c) unlock GSM-world-wide
f) custom APN adding
Sort of. You can activate the device on Ting and they will perform an international unlock. But you can't actually use it since it doesn't open the 'GSM/UMTS' option in the network mode option. Also, there is no way to edit the APN.

(It might be possible to do so using apps in the app store, but I don't know)
 

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LS676 unlocked for GSM and Mobile data working! for Claro Honduras!

If someone has a 100% functional way to share usb via ip free, I can help them to unlock their phones! Unfortunately the options I find to share usb ports are pay, and somewhat expensive :(
 

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Sands207 Please keep up the work! It is highly appreciated.
My knowledge of low-level programming and android handset partitioning / boot chain is a bit rusty so please correct me if I'm wrong but AFAIR commercial unlocking for this handset was mentioned some 30+ pages ago with specific expensive dongle/key and looks like from unlock software logs on gsmforum that the exploit used there to rewrite some protected NV items etc. is the same as one for LG K3 aka LS450 (MSM8909 Snapdragon 210 - based).
Have there been any progress on unlock since?

Also AFAIU ZV3 firmware should be DirtyCOW - vulnerable and as such give some ways for privilege escalation/temp root at least, correct?
 
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LS676 unlocked for GSM and Mobile data working! for Claro Honduras!

If someone has a 100% functional way to share usb via ip free, I can help them to unlock their phones! Unfortunately the options I find to share usb ports are pay, and somewhat expensive :(

Dumb question, does USB/IP work? It is open source so it might be 'fixable' if it doesn't work for you...
 

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    Hey Guys!
    I've been silent the last few days, trying to help us get somewhat organized and setting up a third devoted build environment in my house :D My plan is to lay out step by step the processes for our phone for new people to learn and understand. I have a few things in the works but this is just a basic timeline so before you bash me for putting the cart before the horse,understand one thing: The best ROM's,kernels,root and other stuff come from teams that are devoted to the cause. It can be a frustrating process in the beginning but we are facing hurdles,they are just speed bumps and before you know it we will be smiling at our phones instead of wanting to break them :D:D:D

    Here is my basic timeline for the next week or so provided my hard drives keep their end of the deal:silly:

    #Build Permisive kernel and custom and insecure boot.img from source for LS676 it will be a chameleon ROM that should detect carrier like boost.virgin and pull appropriate apps for each etc on setup since the source is a non carrier branded build, just like the LG Volt and most others today.
    #Build New stock rom with seamless root from there-possibly signed and establish workable kenel sources for new builds with SElinux disabled initially? dunno on this one but I'm gonna do it anyway.
    #Build TWRP from scratch from our recovery.img in order to flash CF supersu even if only in fastboot boot mode til fastboot or.laf zeroing option is dicovered and perfected.
    #Continue working on native bootloader unlock method + root with xda community
    *near future*
    #./Build first 6.0.1 + 7.0 and 7.1 AOSP and Cyanogen,RR,and Omni alphas over the course of the next few weeks.
    #./Drink lots of coffee and take lots of logs
    #./help those who provide logs and show new people how to build from source

    Try to help establish a list of what methods do not work for this phone. How many people where happy scouring the internet when they got this new phone only to discover that kingo,kingroot,dirtycow didn't work? Kind of wish someone had told you it didn't work huh?

    What key presses do what? Oh up and power does xyz? Post it here and we can add it to a shortcut list :D Trust me, it will feel better when we are less confused and more confident about this phone.

    In conclusion,
    I set up a github branch for our device https://github.com/sandsmaine/LGELS676 It's empty now but that will soon change.

    My Android File host is here https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=profile&uid=601307472480698470 Again, it's bare until I'm done building and I'll upload stuff to github first and then android file host and I have a google drive account too if all else fails.

    I use a combination of BBQLinux&Ubuntu&Windows 10 with Cgywin to compile,build and make ROMs and Kernels. http://bbqlinux.org/(I am going to attach a few screenshots. Everything to build android is all ready for you on install as well as TONS of command line utilities, which is where most of my time is spent.:D

    I set up a LG Tribute HD All Things Root facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Lgtributehdallthingsroot/ so we can connect on social media,get to know each other and compare notes and post new updates and releases. I did this for the LG Volt and Moto E directing traffic back into the forums and development went skyward and major progress was made soon after :good:

    The easiest way to reach me is through here on a pm (I check them at the end of the day usually before I leave for work at 9 pm) OR through Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sandsoftimesnewroman_sb/ Where you can follow my daily debauchary :)

    I want to help in any way I can, but we will also need testers. This means if you use your phone for work and you have no way of replacing it and may possibly have no backup BUY A SECOND PHONE If we warned you and you end up with a paper weight SORRY Please don't say we didn't warn you :cool:

    I know I'm forgetting somethings probably, but just take into account that we are starting literally from scratch so my initial builds may take sometime to iron out kinks bugs and other annoyances so PLEASE don't ask me for ETA's and if you have a request don't keep posting it over and over if you want it added, send me a PM and I'll do my best to add it. Learn how to take logs, there are a few helpful apps on the play store as well to assist you in this but it is crucial that we have logs, without them I CANNOT HELP YOU :crying:

    So there is my plan, I look forward to the road ahead and working more with you guys and make sure to thank others for the efforts and TIME this takes. THANK YOU to those already putting time into getting this phone rooted and helping us find a way in to our estranged fastboot.

    Have a great day everyone,let's get it done! Oh and if you know devs that would rock this phone, point them our way :D

    Here's a few screenshots of Bbqlinux, I encourage you to give it a spin.

    -Sands207
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    Hi,

    Just wondering if anyone was working on root access for the popular Black Friday LG Tribute HD phone? It was $20 dollars and must've sold like hotcakes!

    Apparently, it also supports some GSM bands like it's fellow low cost predecessor LG Tribute 5 which can be SIM unlock with a build.prop edit.
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    I've tried 5+ different exploits and nothing seems to work. I wish LG would add this phone as one of the unlockable ones on their developer website

    I do too. Even the xda app detects this phone as LG X style I have the backup from earlier I wish I knew to at least gain temp root long enough to push busybox and extract either recovery.img or boot.img at least then maybe we could bump unlock the recovery for permanent root...Should I upload the system backup so at least we have that? That way people can try what ever they can with the files for future use since LG is silent and we are not very organized yet but I have a dev machine at the ready if we can achieve root :) pm me if you are interested in the files :good:
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    i am working with the senior dev of the K10 who just overnight cracked the bootloader and unlocked their bootloader and have been troubleshooting with for over a week. I'm chipping away at it as i find time but i can't say anymore as im not hear to hear others say im chasing unicorns because im NOT. Our issue is we need aboot and laf aka download mode zeroed out to access fastboot... which is the long of the short of it. The short vision which is what im working at with help is patching both init and selinux to grab a true temp root so we can a. extract and zero aboot and get a look at our partition mapping and b. extract laf and zero it so we can finally access fastboot which we DO have. After bootloader unlock via fastboot normal root methods aka one clicks and kingroot supersu etc SHOULD work and we also had another xda member step up and offer me help with twrp should we overcome said hurdles. For me this has been over 3 months i was going to toss this phone in the trash but I couldn't.. This phone has potential and im seeing this through, instead of hating on me maybe some of you more experienced members could contact me to help instead of trying to shame me publicly for not knowing everything and this thread wouldn't be 10 pages long. Straight up, I NEED HELP.

    Sent from my LGLS676
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    I used QPST.2.7.430 initially, but I used the newer version 2.7.437 that you linked to for the screenshots and it worked just the same. Uninstall any older version of QPST before installing a newer version otherwise I found it can result in an incomplete installation

    1. Install QPST and the LGMobileDriver on your PC.
    2. On the phone open the dial pad and dial ##DIAG# (##3424#), enter your MSL number in the "Service Code" field and then tap "DIAG" and select the "Enable" option.
    3. In the phone's "Settings" go to "Developer options" and under the NETWORKING sub-heading tap "Select USB Configuration" and select the "Charging only" option.
    4. Connect the phone to PC by USB cable.
    5. Open QPST Configuration by browsing to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Qualcomm\QPST\bin\QPSTConfig.exe".
    6. Click on the "Add New Port" button in the lower right corner of QPST Configuration.
    7. In the Add New Port window uncheck "Show Serial and USB/QC Diagnostic ports only" on the left hand side. Of the two ports that appear select "COM*-USB/Unknown (LGE AndroidNet USB Serial Port, LGLS676f13ceec0)" and click the "OK" button.
    8. Click "Start Clients" from drop down menu and choose "Software Download".
    9. In Software Download window go to the "Backup" tab and choose your destination folder and name of your QCN backup file. Choose the second option "QPST NV Memory Files (.qcn)" in as "Save as type", NOT the first option as (.xqcn).
    10. Enter your MSL number in the "SPC:" field and click on the "Start" button.
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