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Thursday, May 21, 2015

LG G3 Master Reset using Hardware Keys

LG G3 Master Reset
Using Hardware Keys

Locked out of your phone and forgot your password? Well here's how to erase everything and get back in. Yes this does erase everything and no there is no way to get in without doing so. This is why you must always make sure your phone is backed up and that you never lose your Gmail logins.

If the device menus are frozen or unresponsive, you can master reset using hardware keys. For this operation, you will use the Volume down key to move the screen cursor to select items and the Power key to perform actions. Both are located on the back of the device as shown.

To perform a master reset using the hardware keys, follow these steps:

  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. Turn off the device.
  3. Press and hold the Power and Volume down keys on the back of the device.power volume down.png
  4. When the LG logo appears, release and then re-hold the Power key while continuing to hold the Volume downkey.
  5. The Factory data reset screen appears.
  6. Press the Volume down key to advance the cursor until Yes is selected.
  7. Press the Power key to confirm.
  8. The Erase all user data and restore default settings screen appears.
  9. Press the Volume down key until Yes is selected.
  10. Press the Power key to confirm.
  11. The device restarts. Wait until the process is finished.
  12. Your device is now reset to its original factory settings.