Hard resetting the LG Optimus L1 II

Have you ever encountered problems with your device? Is your LG Optimus L1 II acting weird? Well…if you read this full article, you will have the chance to learn how to hard reset it. This procedure is similar to a hard drive format on a conventional computer, meaning that the device will be brought back to its original settings. Before commencing, however, you should understand that the phone will be restored to factory settings, which means all data will be erased. To avoid losing any important contacts, apps, or media files, it’s always important to create a backup.32

LG Optimus L1 II was announced in October 2013 and the phone was available for sale immediately after that. It features a 3.0 inches captive touchscreen with more than 16 million colors. The resolution of the display is 240 x 320(~ 133 ppi pixel density). The processor of the smartphone is a Single-core 1 GHz Cotex-A5; Qualcomm MSM7225A-AB Snapdragon S1 while the graphic processor is Adreno 200. The phone has internal memory of 4 GB and 512 MB of RAM. The operating system is Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). The smartphone targets customers who want to have an elegant and modern device which can run as smoothly as possible and that can also be affordable for every wallet.

The hard reset procedure offers you the chance to keep all your desired contents of the SD card, so only elements that are stored on the internal memory will be affected. Before commencing, you should make sure that the device has sufficient battery (above 60 per cent) and backup everything important. You can do this on a hard drive or any other external accessory.

Soft resetting your smartphone is a method very much alike to a hard drive format on a conventional computer. Whilst everything important is deleted, the smartphone will be brought back to a working state in an instant. You need to keep in mind that a backup is recommended before beginning this process. Here is the first method to bring back your device to a functional state and get it up and running without problems:

  1.  From the main screen, you have to select Settings.
  2.  From the Settings menu, you will have to choose the ‘Back up & Reset’ icon.
  3.  Click on ‘Factory data reset’.
  4.  Choose Ok and wait for the device to reboot.

The second method uses the hardware buttons and works when the phone is unresponsive and you can`t access the menu of the device. It is especially suitable for a phone that does not respond to any commands – a frozen display and no reaction to most keys on the keyboard are a clear sign of this. Please do the following in this situation:

  1. Turn off your device.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up key, the Home button and the Power button.
  3. Your phone will reboot in Recovery mode. Use the Volume buttons to navigate in the menu and the Power button to select an option.
  4. Using the Volume button, navigate to the ‘Wipe data/factory reset’ option and select it using the Power key.
  5. The process will end with the message ‘Data Wipe Complete’.
  6. Wait for your phone to reboot.