How to Easily Hard Reset LG V10 (H901 / H900 / VS990) with Safety Master Format?

Tips and tricks for troubleshot LG V10 problems. If 5 inches is not enough that we can have jumbo 5.7 inches LCD screen smartphone which usually call by phablet. LG V10 have 4 GB RAM with 6 core processor using Qualcomm Snapdragon 808. This phone also can run all games without problems because it use Adreno GPU 418 for faster graphic. Broadband is a must when we use smartphone, we can use 4G LTE high speed Internet at LG V10. New interesting features from LG V10 is small second LCD screen above main big one, this screen will give any important information or notifications, why we need second LCD screen? because we do not need to wake up the big LCD screen anytime just to know whether we have any notification or not and of course using small LCD screen will make battery consumption more smaller and longer to use. LG V10 also known as LG H901 & LG H900, and also LG VS990 for different network provider. Like T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T and International provider network.

What is Advantage of LG V10 (H901 / H900 / VS990) Specifications?

Network GSM 3G HSDPA + 4G LTE
LCD 5.7 inches
Small Second LCD screen 2.1 inches
Gorilla Glass 4 Screen Protector
Processor 6 Core: Quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53 & dual-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57
NFC / Bluetooth / GPS / Wifi
Memory Internal 64 GB with 4 GB RAM
Main Camera 16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels, laser autofocus, optical image stabilization, LED flash
Front Camera 5 MP Duo
Fingerprint sensor
Operating System Android, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Battery Li-Ion 3000 mAh

How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery LG V10 (H901 / H900 / VS990) hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

We can Android Lollipop when the first time using this phone, also with several native applications to support our performance using this phone. 64 GB internal memory is more then enough for installing several interesting applications from Google Play Store, that is why we can install many applications. But we have to becareful before downloading applications, because some of them may have viruses or malware, if that apps already installed at our LG V10, then it can become hang or stuck or bricks or frozen or LCD touch screen not responsive. We have to force soft reset or force shutdown or force reboot to restart all running applications from beginning. After our LG V10 able to boot and turn on again, then we may install recommended antivirus apps to run all content from our LG V10. If this problems still not fix then please do hard reset or master format. Please note, doing hard reset or reformat will remove all important data, therefore we have to backup all important files before doing master format at LG V10. How to backup LG V10? Because this phone have external microSD slot up to 128 GB then use several backup applications from Google Play Store for send backup files to external memory slot.

How to Force Shutdown or Force Soft Reset or Force Reboot or Force Restart LG V10 (H901 / H900 / VS990) ?

After installing many applications from Google Play Store, sometime we get trouble applications that make our LG V10 become hang or freezing or boot logo loop or LCD touch screen not responding with our finger touch. We have to force shutdown or force reboot or force soft reset to clean temporary files and files, this process also will restart all trouble maker applications. Unfortunately the big power battery of LG V10 is removable, so we can open back cover case and release the battery, wait about 5 seconds then put again LG V10 battery at right positions, then press and hold POWER button to turn it ON. This process will not remove any important data, so we can do anytime we want. If we need to refresh or remove temporary files from LG V10 although this phone still work normally, then press and hold POWER button until pop up menu appear, then choose Shutdown / Power off / Reboot menu.

#Option 1, Hard Reset LG V10 with software menu

  1. Turn on the LG V10 (H901 / H900 / VS990)
  2. Make sure the battery is not empty
  3. Backup important data at LG V10 (H901 / H900 / VS990) because all data and applications will be erase or delete
  4. Go to Menu : Setting > Backup and Reset > Factory Data Reset
  5. Choose :Reset Device > Delete all
  6. The LG V10 will do the master reset process.

hard reset lg v10 master format H901

#Option 2, Hard Reset LG V10 (H901 / H900 / VS990) Factory Default using Hardware Secret Button Key

In some conditions, we can not do anything at LG V10 (H901 / H900 / VS990) touch screen or frozen in some state. So we can not access reset menu like Option #1, do not worry, because we can do hard reset LG V10 (H901 / H900 / VS990) with hardware key button :

  1. Turn off the LG V10 (H901 / H900 / VS990)
  2. Make sure the battery LG V10 (H901 / H900 / VS990) already full or more than 50%
  3. Press together and hold thePower Button + Volume Down Button
  4. If the Logo appear, then release thePower Button(do not release theVolume Down Button), then continue to press again thePower ButtonuntilRecovery mode / Factory resetmenu appear, then we can release all button now.
  5. Choose wipe data/factory resetusingVolume Button, and pressPower Buttonto Enter or OK
  6. The LG V10 (H901 / H900 / VS990) will continue master reset, wait for several minutes until the the phone start like new again.

How to Restore and Reinstall Clean Android Operating system / firmware at LG V10 (H901 / H900 / VS990) (Reformat)?

When the first time we get this phone, the operating system already installed, so we can use LG V10 directly without need to reinstall anything. Of course we need to sign-in with Google account to make this phone able to download interesting applications from Google Play Store, if we do not have any Google account / Gmail account then we can sign-up for the first time, the Google account username will become our Gmail account as well. But sadly, sometime several applications can become crash and make our LG V10 operating system become damaged or corrupted, at this conditions we our LG V10 act strange or not normal, we have to reformat or reinstall with factory default operating system. First we have to know that clean factory default Android operating system file source already saved safely inside LG V10 (H901 / H900 / VS990) ROM or internal memory, therefore we do not need to copy or connect from other device. Just follow simple steps to hard reset above, then clean factory default Android operating system will be reinstall automatically.

How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for LG V10 (H901 / H900 / VS990) forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

LG have their native security protections features like Knock Code, but now LG V10 have security features using finger print, because LG V10 also have fingerprint sensor, there are also some other native Android security protections like pattern or password or pin. The problems happen when we forgot security protections answer at LG V10, what should we do? Do not worry, because we can bypass or unlock forgot security screen lock pattern or password pin protections using Google account. Please try to give several time wrong answer continuously until our LG V10 become freezing or locked 30 seconds, at this time we can find Forgot Password / Pattern button, press this button the we can find field to type our Gmail username and password that we have already signed in before. If we can not access our Gmail account, then we have to do hard reset or master format using hardware button combination key.

How to Improve Performance LG V10 (H901 / H900 / VS990) to make run more faster?

With Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808, the performance of LG V10 is wonderful, some review benchmark also give good result for LG V10 performance, especially this phone have 4 GB RAM for more multitasking applications, but why some users have slowly problems at LG V10? Usually this happen because applications. 4 GB RAM actually is very big for this time, but we have to know if the developer make bad apps then their applications can consume more RAM and processor resources. Moreover, some applications that we can install from Google Play Store may keep run in the background to wait data update and wait command to run like social media, or chatting, or games. All applications either at background and foreground may consume RAM and processor resources, if many of them run together, then our LG V10 resources will be insufficient and make LG V10 run more slowly, especially when this phone try to find old applications to force close for giving more resources for the system. Therefore we have to uninstall some not use applications. If we want to make our LG V10 performance run faster again, then please consider to do hard reset or master format.

Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format LG V10 (H901 / H900 / VS990) ?

There is no secret hidden code for LG V10 to make it back to factory default. Do the options above to hard reset it.

How to Activate Knock On or Knock Off at LG V10 (H901 / H900 / VS990) ?

LG V10 have good facilities to Wake on by Knock twice the off LCD to turn ON, and knock twice at empty wallpaper at LCD to turn OFF. This facility can work at standard ROM. We may not get this features work when we do some tweak or use non standard custom ROM. To activate or make KnockOn working at LG V10, please activate this features at menuSettings > General > Gestures > KnockOn.

15 thoughts on “How to Easily Hard Reset LG V10 (H901 / H900 / VS990) with Safety Master Format?”

  1. My LG V10 H900 formerly from AT&T (it’s unlocked now)… I cannot get past google FRP.
    IT doesn’t allow or show me the reset from settings page.
    Any help?

    • Hi, have you already try to do hard reset to reformat your LG V10 operating system to factory default? If still get problems, then please consult to LG authorize service center.

        • Hi, Google account is needed to make your LG V10 can work with all Google service like Google Play Store, email, maps and some other more. When the first time you open LG V10 from the box, you need to sign-in with Gmail account that you have already sign-up before. If you do not have any Gmail or Google account, then follow steps to create new Gmail account from LG V10. However, if you forgot Gmail username or password, then please use computer browser to restore forgotten Google account.

  2. My V10 got stuck in LG Life is good screen, after last update 353mb installing. I tried hard reset, but I get until pressing the power button to delete all user data and reset settings. move the option to YES and then press POWER button, then the Andoid guy appears 5 seconds and the LG Life is good screen get on again. I am desperate. If you have another way to perform a hard reset, please, let me know. I would be thankful

    • Hi, it seems that your LG V10 get broken firmware source. In the safety recommendation, please bring your phone to LG authorize service center, they will re-flash your firmware to latest version with safe steps.

  3. After last android update the functions of Knock Top, fingerprint, PIN and password are not working. I can actually to set it up in setting, but after that, any of those options are not working properly and the phone is locked with no option to open it again and hard reset is required.
    Any help?

    • Hi, maybe the update firmware are not work correctly with previous installed applications inside your LG V10, therefore we suggest to reformat your LG V10 to factory default. And install once again one by one proper applications from Google Play Store. It will only install for the same version of firmware.

    • Hi, please reformat your LG V10 operating system to factory default using hardware button combination key like steps at #Option 2 above.


    • Hi, please try again hard reset using hardware button combination key like steps at #option 2 above. It will reformat or hard reset your LG V10 without ask any password or Google account, because it start from OFF positions.

  5. hi
    thanks fro the tutorial.
    performing hard reset with hardware key combinations às explaimed above but after pressing OK for factory reset it ends at a screen with menus for installz wipe, backup, restore and more but cant select any of the brings a TWRP combination lock while saying swipe to unlock at the refuses to do i get it to work..thanks

    • Hi, mostly we can use volume up and down to choose the menu. However, if your LG V10 has been use custom OS or custom tweak, then maybe the standard steps will not work properly. Please try to consult with LG authorized service center.


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