Hard Reset the LG Nexus 4 E960 to Factory Software

Also sold under the name LG Mako, this phone entered the mobile phones’ market in the winter of 2012. Using Jelly Bean as its OS, the device can be upgraded to use Android’s version 5.0.1, also known as Lollipop. If owning this LG model, you begun having issues that interfere with your usual experience, you can easily hard reset the LG Nexus 4 E960 by choosing one of the methods presented here.

The first one that we’ll talk about uses the menu to initiate the procedure while the second one is going to be usable in power off mode. However, both of them will do the same thing – which is, in this case, a master reset operation. For those of you who don’t know, this is a quick way to solve issues caused by viruses and restore the device to original software.

If you’re having problems with your LG phone, you can restore it to factory settings after you’ve saved all important files. Since this process will also erase the documents stored on the internal 8/16 GB space your phone came with, it might be worth using Google Cloud. Unfortunately, the Nexus 4 does not support the use of micro SD cards, which is why you won’t be able to transfer your documents there, but you’re free to use other devices.


In terms of entertainment, the phone comes with an 8 MP camera, as well as a 1.3 MP frontal one for FaceTime. The first one can also record videos in 1080@30fps format. Although it doesn’t come with radio FM, the device supports most audio files and comes with a strong Wi-Fi 802 hotspot, as well as version 4.0 of Bluetooth. This being said, you can enjoy taking photos, listening to music, recording videos and surfing the web – all this at extremely high quality, thanks to the Nexus 4 E960.


If you happen to forget the password for your LG phone or you want to reset it in order to solve various software problems, you can do so by using a few simple tricks. There are at least 4 different ways to do this, but our favorite two are the menu option and the hard reset using volume keys.

First things first, get ready to do a backup of the files you need and perform a restore using the method below when you’re ready:

  1. lg-nexus-4-e960-resetSelect settings and choose Backup & Reset.
  2. Go to Factory Reset and tap Reset Phone.
  3. Read all details and click on Delete All.

This can all be done by opening the main menu on your phone. All you need to do before is to turn it on after it’s completely charged. When you’re ready, you can press the Home key to load the menu, and then follow the instructions in the list above.

For the hardware options that is going to use buttons in order to do the exact same thing, you can switch the phone off. Once it is fully charged, please remove all the cables from the LG Nexus device and do as shown below:

  1. Press the Power key, and then press and hold Volume Down.
  2. Hold both buttons and the same time and wait for the menu.
  3. Release the keys and press the Volume Down button twice.
  4. Press Power and wait for the exclamation mark to show up.
  5. Hold Volume Up and Power together then wait until the Recovery Menu loads.
  6. Select Wipe Data with Volume Down and confirm with the Power key.
  7. Scroll down to Yes using the same button and confirm your option.

The Android phone will reboot in a few seconds. When the process is done, it automatically restart using the original version of its operating system. The initial settings will also be reset, and the phone will look like it’s brand you. You will need to reinstall all apps in case you want to use it or keep it blank if you want to resell it.