How to Easily Master Format LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 with Safety Hard Reset?

Tips and tricks to solve LG K7 or LG TRIBUTE 5 problems. This phone also known as LS675 which have 5.0 inches LCD screen with IPS 480 x 854 pixels resolutions. We can choose to have LG K7 or LG TRIBUTE 5 with 3G only or with 4G LTE capabilities. For better internal memory and RAM then we can choose 4G LTE because it have 16 GB internal memory which is need for install many applications, this type also have bigger RAM with 1.5 GB RAM if compare with 3G only LG K7 who have only 1 GB RAM.

What is Advantage of LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 (LS675) Specifications?

Network GSM 3G HSDPA or with 4G LTE (different product)
LCD 5 inches
Quad-core 1.3 GHz for LG K7 with 3G only
Quad-core 1.1 GHz for LG K7 with 4G LTE
Bluetooth / GPS / Wifi
Memory Internal 8 GB with 1 GB RAM for LG K7 with 3G only
Memory Internal 16 GB with 1.5 GB RAM LG K7 with 4G LTE
Camera LG K7 with 3G have 5 megapixel
Camera LG K7 with 4G LTE have 8 megapixel
Front Camera 5 MP
Operating System Android Lollipop v5.1
Battery Li-Ion 2125 mAh

How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 (LS675) hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 release with two models base by network data broadband type, we can choose for 3G only or with 4G LTE. If we can, please choose 4G LTE because it have more bigger internal memory to install more applications from Google Play Store like Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, Skype, Viber, Blackberry Messenger (BBM), WeChat, Line Messenger and many more. Although we can download almost all applications from Play Store, but we always suggest to read user review, especially for new applications, because some apps may contain viruses or malware that can make our LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 hang or stuck or bricks or frozen or bootloop or LCD touch screen not responding. If this trouble happen, we have to force reboot or force shutdown or force soft reset to clean temporary files and caches. After our LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 can boot normally, then we can install one good antivirus applications from Google Play Store and scan all viruses at phone content, include bad setting. If this problems still happen, then we have to do hard reset or master format. Please note, doing hard reset can remove or wipe all important data, therefore we have to backup all important files before doing reformat or hard reset.

First Steps : How to backup data or Contact at LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 ?

When our LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 still can work, then sometime we forget to backup our important data, but please do this process. We can use microSD external card to copy or move important files using File Manager applications. If our LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 has already signed in with Google account, by default our contact will be synchronize in the background to Google server. Please make sure we check all contact at Google contact server using Internet browse to make sure backup is done.

How to Force Shutdown or Force Soft Reset or Force Reboot or Force Restart LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 (LS675) ?

What should we do when our LG K7 or LG TRIBUTE 5 get trouble with touch screen which can not responsive with any finger touch? Then we have to force soft reset or force reboot or force shutdown to restart all applications from beginning. Please remove back cover case of LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 and then remove or unplug the battery, wait about 5 seconds, then put again LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 battery at correct positions, then press POWER button to turn it on. This process will not remove any important data and safe to do anytime we want. If our LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 still work normally but we want to restart all running applications, then please press and hold POWER button (when this phone already on), then we will find pop-up menu appear at LCD screen, please choose Shutdown / Power off / Reboot menu.

#Option 1, Hard Reset LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 (LS675) with software menu

  1. Turn on the LG K7 or LG TRIBUTE 5
  2. Make sure the battery is not empty
  3. Backup important data at LG K7 or LG TRIBUTE 5 because all data and applications will be erase or delete
  4. Go to Menu : Setting > Backup and Reset > Factory Data Reset
  5. Choose :Reset Device > Delete all
  6. The LG K7 or LG TRIBUTE 5 will do the master reset process.

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#Option 2, Hard Reset LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 (LS675) Factory Default using Hardware Secret Button Key

In some conditions, we can not do anything at LG K7 or LG TRIBUTE 5 touch screen or frozen in some state. So we can not access reset menu like Option #1, do not worry, because we can do hard reset LG K7 or LG TRIBUTE 5 with hardware key button:

  1. Turn off the LG K7 or LG TRIBUTE 5
  2. Make sure the battery LG K7 or LG TRIBUTE 5 already full or more than 50%
  3. Press together and hold thePower Button + Volume Down Button
  4. If the Logo appear, then release thePower Button(do not release theVolume Down Button), then continue to press again thePower ButtonuntilRecovery mode / Factory resetmenu appear, then we can release all button now.
  5. Choose wipe data/factory resetusingVolume Button, and pressPower Buttonto Enter or OK
  6. The LG K7 or LG TRIBUTE 5 will continue master reset, wait for several minutes until the the phone start like new again.

How to Restore and Reinstall Clean Android Operating system / firmware at LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 (LS675) (Reformat)?

What should we do when the first time activate this phone from beginning? The operating system Android Lollipop already installed and ready to use with login to Google account if we already have it, or we also can create new Google account if we do not have one. After install many applications, then sometime applications can become crash and make trouble to operating system damage or corrupt. We have to reinstall with factory default operating system again to make this phone running normally. First we have to know that clean factory default Android operating system file source already saved safely inside LG K7 or LG TRIBUTE 5 ROM or Internal memory, therefore we do not need to copy or connect our phone to other gadgets. Just follow simple steps to hard reset above, then clean factory default Android operating system will be reinstall automatically.

How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 (LS675) forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

Is LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 have fingerprint sensor? The answer is no. But we still can install several security options like pattern or password pin, because it is very important to give security protections to keep our important data secure when this phone away from us or stolen or lost. The problems happen when we forgot security protection answer, what should we do? Do not worry, we can bypass or unlock forgot security screen lock pattern or password pin protections at LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 using Google account. Please try to type or swipe wrong answer continuously until LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 locked or freezing. At this time we can find Forgot Password / Pattern, press this button then please type our Gmail username and password that we have already signed-in before. If our LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 still can not unlock using Gmail account or we can not access that account, then we have to do hard reset using hardware button combination key.

How to Improve Performance LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 (LS675) to make run more faster?

What makes LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 become slower? The processor of LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 using Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with dedicated GPU from playing HD Games faster without problems. Some slowly trouble happen because applications problems. First we have to know that some applications that we install from Google Play Store like Social Media or Games or Chatting will keep run in the background to wait data update or wait some command. All running applications will need some amount or RAM. When many of applications run together, then our LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 RAM (whether 1 GB or 1.5 GB RAM) will insufficient and make LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 become slowly, because this phone will try to scan all running applications, find the old one will be force close to give more RAM and processor resource to system. If we want to make our LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 performance run faster again, then please consider to do hard reset or master format.

Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 (LS675) ?

There is no secret hidden code for LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 (LS675) to make it back to factory default. Do the options above to hard reset it.

How to Activate Knock On or Knock Off at LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 (LS675) ?

LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 (LS675) have good facilities to Wake on by Knock twice the off LCD to turn ON, and knock twice at empty wallpaper at LCD to turn OFF. This facility can work at standard ROM. We may not get this features work when we do some tweak or use non standard custom ROM. To activate or make KnockOn working at LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 (LS675), please activate this features at menuSettings > General > Gestures > KnockOn.

How to Update LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 (LS675) operating system for Android Marshmallow (firmware upgrade) ?

LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 installed with Android Lollipop operating system when we use this phone from beginning. This operating system will get several OTA (over the air) update using Internet to fix some bugs and features. But LG not give any information about Android Marshmallow firmware upgrade for LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5. Therefore we have to wait for official information. However, maybe we can find several community over custom rom, but please be careful before install custom rom, because some wrong steps can make our LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 broken and can not use anymore.

10 thoughts on “How to Easily Master Format LG K7 / TRIBUTE 5 with Safety Hard Reset?”

    • Hi, if your LG K7 default web browser does not support for open some url, then we suggest to install alternative browser like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox which are free to install from Google Play Store.

    • Hi, at this time, you should try to do hard reset your LG K7 using hardware button combination key like steps at #option 2 above.

  1. ls 675 locked due to hard reset. Boost Mobile took my money, but could not unlock my phone. They told me it would take google and user I. D. info to do so.

    • Hi, usually the operator lock for change with different network provider, but they will not lock for phone usage. Please consult with your Network provider or bring your LG K7 phone to LG authorize service center.

  2. I rooted my LG k7 and it got a virus or something… Did a master reset to bring back to factory settings, but now phone is malfunctioning… phone, messaging, browser, keypad, nothing works… Can’t get to recovery menu either pressing volume down and power goes straight to factory reset yes or exit… Please help

    • Hi, unfortunately we can not give good answer for rooted or custom ROM LG K7, because some non standard process might happen and make troubles at this phone. Please bring to LG authorized service center.

  3. Hi there. I’ve been using the LG k7 for a while now. I bought the phone in the USA and unlocked it. After I came to my country in Europe I couldn’t use any other data than 2G. Even though I am in an area that has a 4g coverage it still shows only 2g. Is this problem familiar and do you know how to fix it. I would be grateful

    • Hi, usually as far as your LG K7 is not locked then it will work at any operator. However, this problems usually comes from network provider or the simcard. Therefore you should bring your LG K7 to your Europe network operator and make sure they can replace with proper simcard or setup your LG K7 phone to fit their 4G network.


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