How To Factory Reset or Hard Reset LG Optimus V

You may want to Factory Reset (aka Hard Reset) your LG Optimus V in case you are looking to hand it over to someone else, or are simply selling it, and wanna remove all you apps, data, contacts, etc. from it.

Or, you have forgotten the password on the lock screen, and now are looking at the way to use your LG Optimus V again.

Or, it could be that you were doing some sort of little hacks (you know, root, recovery, boot animations, etc. stuff) and now the LG Optimus V isn’t booting up at all.

Or, maybe, some malware has made its way into your LG Optimus V, causing all sorts of trouble, Or maybe some bad apps.

Either way, the Hard Reset should only help you.

Well, you can Hard Reset your LG Optimus V, which will format it completely. BUT, YOU WILL LOSE all your apps, their data, contacts, call logs, bookmarks, etc. from the phone. If you sync contacts with Google, which you should always do, this might just save your day as regards contacts.

Here’s how to perform a Hard Reset on your LG Optimus V, which is actually very simple.

→ By the way, this works on all LG Optimus V handsets around the world, whether that be international one, or at any carrier in USA or elsewhere. So, no problem as regards model no.


There are two ways to do it:

  1. Using Settings itself: If you can Power On your LG Optimus V and are able to use it, this is the easiest and best option.
  2. Using Hardware keys. We use combination of keys to enter special mode for the factory reset and do it from there. Works even when phone isn’t working. Volume keys and Power key mus not be damaged.

But be sure to back up important data first, as mentioned below.


Be sure to backup all important data, contacts, music and video files, other files and folders and everything important before doing a Factory Reset so that you aren’t left with regret just 5 mins later. Use our backup guide linked below.


Moreover, you can backup your Apps and their data too (game progress, app settings, etc.), without Root access, using Helium Android App.

1. Doing a Factory Reset using Settings (if phone IS working and you CAN use it)

Follow these simple steps to Hard Reset LG Optimus V from Settings.

  1. Go to Settings, and locate the option Privacy.
  2. Now, tap on Factory Data Reset.
  3. It will list all the details in very brief. Now, tap on the Reset device to start the Hard Reset on your LG Optimus V.

That’s it. Before you finish your coffee, you LG Optimus V will be all formatted and will boot up as a new one, just like you first took it out of the box. Updates will remain, though, of course.

2. Doing a Factory Reset using Hardware Buttons (if phone IS NOT working and you CANNOT use it).

Follow these simple steps to enter recovery mode and Hard Reset your LG Optimus V.

To perform a hard reset on LG Optimus V, you need to do this:

  1. Disconnect your device from PC and then power off your device. Wait for 4-5 seconds after screen goes off.
  2. Press and hold Volume Up + Home + Power keys together to enter recovery mode, and do as said in next line.
  3. You’ll see a screen with Android System Recovery <3e> written at top.
  4. Press the Volume Down button to scroll and highlight ‘wipe data/factory reset’ and press Home button to confirm.
  5. Again scroll down using Volume Down button to highlight ‘Yes’ and select it using Home button to confirm the factory reset.
  6. Now, when the data wipe is complete select Reboot system now to reboot into your newly wiped LG Optimus V.


Done. That’s all.

It was easy, no?