3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 9, 2011 9:38 AM by tmo_tim RSS

    Factory Reset Advice

      I think I want to do a factory resert on my G2X. Questions.....


      • What will I lose?
      • What should I do to prepare?
      • Will the op system still be Gingerbread after the reset?
        • 1. Re: Factory Reset Advice

          When you do a factory reset Gingerbread will remain.  The steps below should help you to reset.  It also gives you instruction to what type of data will be deleted.  Backup your personal data such as ringtones, pictures, videos, music etc... to external sdcard or pc as a precaution.


          How to hard reset the LG G2x


          We show you how to factory reset the LG G2x to clear all data and restore its original settings

          Published on Apr 2, 2011

          The LG G2x is highly customizable and you have been hard at work tweaking it to your liking, but now the fun is over and you want to return it to its factory settings again.

          Here, we show you how to hard reset the LG G2x with step by step instructions.

          Please note that all data will be deleted from the LG G2x as a result of this procedure. This process may or may not delete data stored on the microSD card. We recommend backing up all of your personal data before proceeding.

          First, try this:


          1. From the main home screen, tap menu
          2. Tap Settings, then Privacy
          3. Tap Factory data reset
          4. Tap Reset phone
          5. Enter your password if required, then tap Erase everything to confirm

          If that doesn't work, or if your phone is frozen:

          1. Turn the power off. If your LG G2x is frozen, pull the battery out and reinsert it
          2. Hold the Volume Down button
          3. Press and hold the Power button until the device turns on
          4. You are now presented with a menu that allows for Fastbook, Recovery, Clear Storage, and Simlock
          5. Select Clear Storage by pressing the Volume Down button
          6. Press and release the Power button
          7. Now simply confirm your decision: Volume Up for YES and Volume Downfor NO


          All data including third-party applications will be deleted from the LG G2x. Once the wipe is complete, the phone will reboot to its factory fresh state.

          • 2. Re: Factory Reset Advice

            1) You will lose any stored ringtones, pics, wallpapers, videos on the internal SD card.  You will also lose any desktop settings and installed apps.


            2) Make a complete backup of your apps and data.  If you have an external SD card, you can copy the contents of the internal card.


            3) Factory reset does not change operating system so it will still be Gingerbread.

            • 3. Re: Factory Reset Advice

              This was all great information provided here.  You can also take a look at our official support document The specified item was not found..