Popular under a wide variety of names like LG-F180, G E973 or G E971, this smartphone from LG comes with some of the coolest features ever seen. Apart from its 13 MP camera and its Jelly Bean OS that can be upgraded to KitKat, the phone has much more to offer, but we’re going to talk about this a little later. First of all, let us clarify that the main focus of our article today will be on how to hard reset the LG Optimus G E975 in order to get rid of all viruses.
This is a simple operation that you can do all by yourself at home, and it doesn’t require you to have any IT skills. It does, however, require you to fully understand the way this device works, which is why we’re going to present you with some of its most relevant features. Apart from that, you should also know that this procedure will delete all user files and restore everything to factory soft, which means that you should save important documents onto another device before you get started.
Using a display type TRUE HD-IPS + LCD capacitive touchscreen, the phone’s screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2. Apart from its 2G and 3G networks, it also comes with a 4G one and allows you to save up to 32 GB on the internal memory. It doesn’t come with a slot for microSD though, which means you won’t be able to use such cards when making the backup.
Apart from the amazing main camera it comes with, the device also has a 1.3 MP one on the front. This one can be used for taking photos, but it’s also great for video-chat purposes. You’ll also love the BT v4.0 and its Wi-Fi 802 hotspot that lets you reach speeds of 42.2 Mbps download and 5.76 Mbps upload. The battery is not removable, so please don’t try to do a soft reset on the Optimus G E975.
How to Restore the LG Optimus G
The Optimus G may seem like a special breed, but you can actually do a hard reset on this one the same way you’d do on most other models. This means that you can use the factory restore buttons, as well as the menu and the Support tool from LG.
Before you do that, we’d like to advise you to remove and reinsert the SIM card. You should also try to uninstall apps that you don’t use or suspect might me infected. You can erase some of the unnecessary files on the internal memory in order to make some space and allow your phone to breathe a little. If these steps didn’t help you solve the problems, please do the following:
- Shut the phone off and remove its SIM card.
- Press and hold Power and Volume Down.
- Read all warnings and release the keys.
- Press Power to confirm or any other one to cancel.
- Wait for the reboot to be complete and to restart.
This operation is very easy to perform, as you can see in the Youtube video above. If for some reason, you could not use this one to restore the device, you could also download and install the LG Mobile Support tool that comes with its own instructions. Another alternative is to do this:
- Open the Apps tray and select Settings.
- Go to Backup and Reset and scroll to Factory Data Reset.
- Select Reset Device and press Erase All to confirm.
You should also read any warnings and information that pop up on the screen and make sure that you understand the procedure completely. Once you fully understood, you can follow any additional instructions on the screen and wait for the reboot to be done.