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Hard reset your LG Optimus G via software or hardware with our guide
The LG Optimus G is a pretty amazing smartphone. Sporting a quad-core S4 Pro CPU, a 13-megapixel camera and 2GB of RAM, the device absolutely blazes. It also runs Google's all-new mobile OS -- Android Jelly Bean.
Unfortunately, even the best phones with the best software have software problems and the LG Optimus G is no exception. So if your Optimus G is having software issues, the next best thing you can do is a complete hard reset to fix it. A hard reset is a basic software process that completely erases all information on the smartphone, bringing it back to a factory state. It essentially wipes the phone clean.
Here we show you how to hard reset your LG Optimus G with step-by-step instructions. See below:
- From the Home screen, tap Apps.
- Tap Settings.
- Tap Backup & reset.
- Select Factory data reset.
- You will see a warning – read it and tap Reset phone.
- Now tap Erase everything.
- That's it. Your Optimus G will reboot.
To reset your Optimus G through its hardware, read this additional guide.
- Turn off your Optimus G
- With the device turned off, press and hold the Volume Down key as well as the Home key at the same time.
- While both the Volume Down key and the Home key are held down, press the Power button.
- As soon as the phone boots up, release all buttons.
- Scroll and select wipe data/factory reset by pressing the Volume Down key. Then press the Power button.
- Next, select Yes – delete all user data by pressing the Volume Down key. Then press the Power button.
- As soon as the wipe has been completed, press the Volume Down key to scroll to and select wipe cache.
- Next, press the Power button to select reboot system now.
- Your device will reboot into factory condition.