May 25, 2024


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LG – Reset Android – Part 4

In the following tutorial we will show you two options to reset Android on the LG Optimus Black.

The LG Optimus Black features the Android 2.2 ( Froyo) / v2.3.4 (Gingerbread ) operating system and is internally powered by a 1GHz Cortex- A8 CPU, with 512 MB ​​of available RAM.

The Android operating system on the LG Optimus Black can be even upgraded to v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

Also, the LG Optimus Black includes a large screen of 4.0 ” with Corning Gorilla Glass protection, Optimus UI 2.0, multi-touch support, accelerometer sensor, gyroscope, and proximity sensor compass.

All these aspects makes the LG Optimus Black a keeper even at the day of this writing. Thus, if you got one, and it has slowed down, gives errors to you, or you are left blocked by the pattern block password, this reset Android procedure may solve your issues..

When performing an Android reset procedure, all user applications and  data are erased. Therefore -given the chance and if your LG Optimus Black is still working- it is recommended to backup your important data before continuing with this tutorial.

Reset Android on LG Optimus Black with keys

You can reset  Android on the LG Optimus Black even if you are left out of it’s Android OS, by using a button sequence. But note: There are problems with these methods:

Many LG user forums say that this phone does not accept a foolproof Hard reset method by using just the phone’s keys (as we used to do on other phones).

However, other users argue that they have managed to do a hard reset on their LG Optimus Black, following different key sequences.

Here we leave to you the most likely button sequences, for you to try:


  1. When the phone is off , hold down the Power button HOME (home) + left hand
  2. While doing so the previous step, also press the POWER button ( on) for several seconds.
  3. The handset will power a factory reset is performed.
  4. When the LG logo is shown on the display , continue to hold the key for about two seconds and then release them all at once , before the LG logo disappears .

Second method to Reset ANDROID in the LG Optimus Black

  1. With the phone turned off, press VOLUME DOWN and POWER
  2. While the VOLUME DOWN button is pressed, release the POWER
  3. Wait until the menu appears and choose RECOVERY data / reset option Wipe

If neither of these methods works for you, and you have no access because your phone is locked with the pattern lock, the only alternative is to take your unfortunate LG Optimus Black to an official repair center because a special cable and software are required to achieve a hard reset on your phone.

OPTION 2 . Reset Android on LG Optimus Blac by Android’s menu

If you still have working access into your phone, then this method is for you.

You just have to go to the menu Settings> Backup and Restore > Factory data reset > Reset phone. ( If you want to erase all data on the SD card of your phone, select the Erase SD card checkbox )

The LG Optimus Black phone will turn on and perform factory reset immediately.

I will teach you how to reset Android

on the LG Optimus G, a phone that was released in direct competition with the Samsung Galaxy s3 and at the time of this writing, still got plenty of adepts, due to its processing power, construction quality and onboard memory.

To carry out this hard reset Android process on your LG Optimus G, we will review the two most popular methods:

In the first one, we will achieve the desired effect by pressing a combination of buttons, starting with the phone powered off.

Alternatively, in the second method we will access the restore procedure from the settings menu itself (provided you still got a functional Android OS inside the phone).

As always, we remind you that the reset procedure will delete all files, settings and information which is not part of the Android operating system itself. You may want to perform a data backup in your LG Optimus G, i you can.

Reset ANdroid on your LG Optimus G by combination of buttons.

This method will help us when we have no access to the Android operating system of the device. This may happen, for example, when we forget the unlock pattern.

  1. Turn off the phone and wait 10 seconds before continuing
  2. Press the VOLUME DOWN  and POWER buttons at the same time,
  3. Wait for an internal recovery menu to appear and then release the buttons
  4. Read the warnings and press the power button to continue
  5. Press the power button again to start the process and wait

Reset Android on the LG Optimus G through the Menu

You need to start in your home Android screen. From there, you open your setttings menu, and navigate into Settings> Backup and Restore> Factory data reset> Reset phone> Erase everything.

Wait a few seconds (or even a minute, this may be a lengthy process). When finished, the LG Optimus G  will reboot as if for the first time, into its original factory settings.

Today is a perfect day to learn how to reset Android on the LG Optimus 4X HD. You may be particularly interested in hard resetting your phone if it is blocked with a pattern password and you forgot about it. The LG Optimus 4x HD is a perfectly good phone which comes with a quad-core chip Tegra 3 and a 4-inch display with HD resolution.

In this tutorial we will learn about two methods to achieve a hard reset Android on LG Optimus 4X HD and thus get it into factory default mode. Perfect action previous to giving or selling it away. Or as said, if you forgot your blocking password pattern.

The first method is particulary useful if we have no access into the Android operating system, because we will start with the phone powered off and manage to get into the factory reset option by pressing a certain buttons sequence. As said,  this can be the case if you forgot the unlock pattern or when critical error occurs in the operating system.

Although it is known that this hard reset process deletes device data, if you still have access into the Android OS, please consider that it never hurts to make a backup of any important information if you just want to restart your LG Optimus 4X HDfor further use.

Reset Android on the LG Optimus 4X HD through a combination of buttons

With this method we can easily access the recovery mode of the LG Optimus 4X HD without having to enter your operating system, for that we use a special combination of buttons shown below:

  1. Turn off your phone and wait 5 seconds to go to the next step
  2. Press and hold the less volume button and the power button at the same time,
  3. When the LG logo appears let go of the buttons and wait for it to start the system recovery.
  4. In the next screen you will see the option “Restore Factory Data” follow the clear instructions and wait for it to finish the rest of the process.

In a couple of minutes at most you will have your phone up and running with the original factory settings.

Unlock Android on the LG Optimus 4X HD through the menu

The second method to reset Android on your LG Optimus in 4X HD is based on the Android operating system settings menu to access the restore options.

There we go to Settings> Backup and Restore> Factory data reset> Reset phone> Erase everything.