T-Mobile G2x P999 Hard Reset to Factory Settings

The LG-G2x P999, popular in the United States under the name of T-Mobile G2x, was released is April 2011. This is a powerful smartphone that comes with a Dual-Core 1 GHz processor and most customer reviews prove that it tends to work very well. However, if you happen to own this phone since its launch or not much later after that, you probably started to notice that the performance is not as good as it used to be.

Whether you’re dealing with errors, hangs, slow apps or the phone takes a long time to restart, some of the files on the internal memory might contain a virus. To prevent it from spreading around and causing more damage, you should immediately perform a hard reset on the T-Mobile G2x P999. This is one sure way to solve all software-related problems – its only downside it the fact that it will erase all user data. There is no need to worry, though, since you can always create a backup before proceeding.

LG G2x P999 (T-Mobile – USA)

Running on Android’s Froyo, the operating system of this device can be upgraded to Gingerbread by following a few simple steps. User-friendly and quite impressive, the G2x comes with T-Mobile TV, a 3G network and a Wi-Fi hotspot that let you use Google Search, Gmail, Maps, Youtube and many others. It has 8 GB storage capacity, while it lets users store more data on a micro SD card. In addition to that, thre are two cameras available – an 8 MP one and a secondary 1.3 MO one, both of them taking photos and recording 1080p videos.


Before you read any further, you should bear in mind that the factory reset is an aggressive procedure that will erase all of the data stored on your phone. To make sure you don’t lose anything important, we recommend making a backup on an external device. It’s easy enough to connect the G2x to your computer with the USB cable, and then transfer everything into a folder that you won’t forget about.

An alternative to this solution is the Phone Copy app for Android phones. It is available to download for free here and it can be easily installed by following the indications on the screen. Once you’re done, you can save the files while you’re guided by the app itself.

Stepping further to our most important point – the master reset – you should do the following to use the Main Menu for the process:

  1. As shown in the video above, open the Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and choose Factory Data Reset from the bottom of the screen.
  3. Tap Reset Phone, read the warning and enter your password if necessary.
  4. Select Erase Everything as a confirmation and wait for the phone to reboot.

t-mobile-g2x-keysIn case the device is frozen or unresponsive, please try the steps indicated below:

  1. Turn the power off, remove the battery and insert it back in.
  2. Hold both the Volume Down (1) and Power (2) keys and wait for the Recovery Screen to appear.
  3. Scroll down using the Volume keys, and then select Clear Storage with the Power button.
  4. Select Yes in the same way and tap Power at the end.