Reset: LG Optimus T

Learn how to wipe or master reset the LG Optimus T through the menu or hardware keys. Find out more on this page:

 

Cache partition

Master reset

Safe mode

 

 

Cache partition

Wipe cache partition

If the phone is not working correctly, you may need to master reset it and also clear the cache partition. These two resets clear different parts of the phone storage. Unlike a master reset, wiping the cache partition does not delete your personal data.

 

To wipe the cache partition, follow these steps:

 

We're sorry, but this feature is not available for this device.

 

 

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Master reset

Master reset from settings menu

A master reset restores the original factory settings and may delete your personal data on the internal storage, such as downloaded content, ringtones, images, apps, and contacts. It does not delete data stored on the SIM card or SD card.

 

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:

 

  1. Back up all necessary data. See: Preparing for a master reset on Android.
  2. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap Privacy.
  5. Tap Factory data reset.
  6. Tap Reset phone.
  7. Tap Erase everything.

 

 

Master reset with hardware keys

  1. A master reset restores the original factory settings and may delete your personal data on the internal storage, such as downloaded content, ringtones, images, apps, and contacts. It does not delete data stored on the SIM card or SD card.
  2. If the device menus are frozen or unresponsive, you can master reset using hardware keys. To perform a master reset, follow these steps:
  3. Back up all necessary data if the device is responding and can synchronize files. See: Preparing for a master reset on Android.
  4. Turn off the phone.
    Note: If the phone is unresponsive and does not turn off, remove the battery and then re-insert it. Press and hold the  Home key, Volume Down key and Power key at the same time.
    1. Continue to hold the keys until the device turns back on.
    2. When the device turns on, release the Power key and continue to hold the Home key and Volume Down key until you see the  reset screen (Android in a Box).
    3. Release the keys.
    4. The phone will restart.

     

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    Safe mode

    Turn on and use safe mode

    Safe mode allows you to turn on the device with third-party apps disabled. Then you can easily remove all apps that may be causing a conflict or software problem.

     

    To turn on safe mode and use it to fix app problems, follow these steps:

     

    Turn on Safe mode

    To turn on Safe mode, follow these steps:

     

    1. Remove the battery from the phone.
    2. Re-insert the battery.
    3. Press and hold the Menu key.
    4. While holding the Menu key, turn on the device.
    5. When you see the lock screen, you can release the Menu key.
      'Safe mode' displays in the lower-left corner.

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    6. Uninstall any third-party apps that gave you problems.

     

     

    Turn off safe mode

    To turn off safe mode, follow these steps:

     

    1. Press and hold the Power key.
    2. Touch Power off.
    3. Remove the battery.
    4. Re-insert the battery.
    5. Press the Power key to turn on the device, but do not touch any keys during the restart.
      Note: If this does not work, see: Cannot turn off Safe mode: Android

     

     

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