How to Easily Master Format LENOVO A316i with Safety Hard Reset?

Troubleshot when Android LENOVO A316i get problems. This is cheap Lenovo smartphone with 4 inches LCD screen which use Android Jelly Bean operating system. This phone have 4 GB internal memory but can expand again using external memory up to 32 GB using microSD. LENOVO A316i have dual core processor with 1.3Ghz clock speed. Although LENOVO A316i price is not expensive but it already have standard features like GPS, Bluetooth, Wifi Teeter Hotspot, camera and some other more.

What is Advantage of LENOVO A316i Specifications:

LCD 4 inches
Internal memory 4 GB
RAM 512 MB
External memory microSD, up to 32 GB
Main Camera 2 MP, 1600 x 1200 pixels
Processor Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
GPU Mali-400
Operating system Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Battery Li-Ion 1300 mAh

How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery LENOVO A316i hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

For standard user, this phone can use for daily activity like check email, run some chatting, browse Internet, listen to the music, watch movie and playing some games. The good thing for gamer mania, the LENOVO A316i also have GPU which is needed for some game applications. We can also download some other applications from Google Play Store as far as we already login with Google account, but we can not download many applications at this phone because it have memory limitation. Some applications also can make LENOVO A316i get problems like hang or stuck or bricks or broken or blank or freeze or boot logo loop or LCD touch screen not responding. If we get this problems, then we have to force soft reset or force shutdown or reboot or reset to clean temporary files and cache. If the problems still happen, then we have to do hard reset or master format LENOVO A316i. Please backup all important data before doing hard reset, because all data will be remove or wipe when performing hard reset.

How to Force Shutdown or Force Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart LENOVO A316i ?

The hang problems or some other trouble can make our LENOVO A316i can not work normally or sometime not responsive with our finger touch. In this case we have to force shutdown or force soft reset or reboot by open the back case and remove the battery, wait about 5 minutes and we can put the battery again in the correct positions. Press POWER button to turn ON the phone. When this phone still work normally, we also can do reboot or restart by press and hold POWER button for several seconds until pop-up menu appear, choose Reboot / Power Off menu. This soft reset will not delete or uninstall any data and applications, we can do soft reset or reboot anytime we want.

Option 1, Hard Reset LENOVO A316i with menu setting:

  1. Turn on the LENOVO A316i
  2. We suggest to charge the battery full
  3. Make sure you already backup all important data, because it will deleted from LENOVO A316i
  4. Go toMenu Setting > Storage > Factory Data Reset
  5. ChooseReset Phone, continue withErase Everything
  6. The LENOVO A316i will do the master reset until it finish

#Option 2,Hard Reset LENOVO A316i with Hardware Button key:

  1. Confirm and make sure that LENOVO A316i Battery is fully charge or not empty
  2. Turn off LENOVO A316i
  3. Press together :POWER + VOLUME UPabout several second, that the warning will appear at the LENOVO A316i
  4. Choose:Reset DeviceorWipe dataorClear eMMC
  5. Make sure we already sure than we know that our application and data will be loose or clear while Resetting LENOVO A316i

How to Restore and Reinstall Clean Android Operating system / firmware at LENOVO A316i (reformat) ?

By default LENOVO A316i have Android Jelly Bean operating system, maybe because of some situations or applications error can make the LENOVO A316i become trouble or corrupt or broken. Sometime this problem can make this phone act not normal or sometime can not turn on or boot logo only. In this case, we should do reinstall or restore clean factory default Android operating system. We should have to know that the clean and factory default Android operating system already saved safely inside LENOVO A316i ROM. Therefore if we get OS trouble, we can easily reinstall or restore the operating system without connect with other gadgets. Just follow the steps to hard reset above, then the operating system or firmware will be reinstall automatically.

How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for LENOVO A316i forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

We always suggest to give security protections for keep our data more secure at our LENOVO A316i. There are several options to protect, but we usually recommended to use screen lock pattern for faster and easy access, but some user still like to use password pin protections. The problems happen when we forget the answer for security screen lock pattern or password pin protections. But do not worry, because Android already have easy steps to bypass or unlock forgot security protection using Google account. Please try to give several time wrong answer continuously until LENOVO A316i freeze or locked for 30 seconds. At this time we can find at the LCD phone Forgot Password / Pattern button, press this button then we have to give Gmail account username and password that we have already signed in before. Please make sure the Internet connection is active. If we can not access Google account username and password, then we have to do hard reset or master steps above.

How to Improve Performance LENOVO A316i to make run more faster?

Some users of LENOVO A316i have problems with slow speed to run applications after use for several months. Usually this problem happen because there are too many applications run. The very important things when we want to run our phone is make sure the RAM is enough or not empty, especially our LENOVO A316i RAM is only 512 MB, which is limited if we want to do more multitasking applications. However, please try to reduce installed applications to give more free RAM. If we still want to make our LENOVO A316i performance run faster again like new, then we have to consider do hard reset or master format. But after doing hard reset, we suggest to install only important applications to make the LENOVO A316i speed not become slowly again.

Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format LENOVO A316i ?

There is no secret hidden code for LENOVO A316i to make it back to factory default. Do the options above to hard reset it.

How to Upgrade LENOVO A316i to Android ver.5 Lollipop ?

As far as we know, the official operating system or firmware for LENOVO A316i is only until Jelly Bean, this phone will not get any Android Kitkat or Lollipop version. However, using Android Jelly Bean operating system still give good performance and can install many new applications from Google Play Store.

25 thoughts on “How to Easily Master Format LENOVO A316i with Safety Hard Reset?”

  1. Hi, I tried hard resetting my phone, but when I choose the option recovery mode what appears is only a black screen. Would appreciate any help. Thank you

    • Hi, basically at recovery mode you will find option for hard reset, but maybe there are some trouble with your firmware. Please try again to go recovery mode until you find menu options.

    • Hi, please try to do hard reset using hardware button combination key for reset to factory default your Lenovo A316i.

  2. Hi, I found that my phone is still stuck at the boot logo even I’ve tried everything like Hard Reset and removed all SIM cards and SD cards.
    What’s the problem there and how could I fix it? Thanks.

    • Hi, if your Lenovo A316i already get hardware trouble, then doing hard reset may not solved the problems. Please bring your Lenovo A316i to Lenovo authorize service center.

  3. hi, when i tried to factory reset my phone and it says data completed, it did not restart on its own. i need to choose again the “reboot now” in the menu and then nothing happens. only that boot logo appear for almost an hour and my phone is overheating. why should i do?

    • Hi, we are not sure why this problems happen at your Lenovo A316i, but at normal situations doing hard reset using hardware button combination key will do all process for reformat to factory default. Please follow the hard reset steps carefully.

    • Hi, is your Lenovo A316i get trouble or can not boot properly? Please try to do hard reset or reformat the operating system of Lenovo A316i using hardware button combination key.

  4. The Lenovo a316i is a total piece of crap, despite doing days of research to find the best phone for the price. I bought this phone for my gf’s b-day last October and it’s been a headache ever since starting three weeks after I bought it and conveniently one week after I left the country (so she was without of a phone for three months and I had to hear about it every time we chatted).

    Every month or two it gets stuck at the boot screen and won’t start no matter what you do. You can try deleting the cache or doing a hard factory reset. It won’t fix the problem or even change the symptoms in the least.

    I warrantied it once and then figured out what they are doing, which is simply using the SP Flash Tool to install the factory ROM with name A316i_ROW_S034_140116. Google it.

    In the last four months since I been back, I’ve had to flash it three times, every time having to hear about losing Candy Crush levels and contacts, etc. I don’t let her install anything on it either thinking it might be getting a virus. But, since I do all the installs now and since she rarely connects to the internet with it, I know that’s not the case.

    I hate this POS phone with all my being. If I was made of money, I would spike it on the ground and then mail all the pieces back to Lenovo with a nice note.

  5. I have the same problem, and I also done the hard reset on my phone. But its still hanging on the logo. I also try to reprogram it twice but again its corrupted and I can use it anymore…. 🙁

    • Hi, if you ever install custom ROM do rooted or tweak your Lenovo A316i, then maybe this hard reset information steps can not work because there are some non standard steps that can be happen at your Lenovo A316i. Please consult with Lenovo authorize service center.

  6. Hi,
    the lenovo from my wife shut down since same weeks when the battary is lower then 50%.
    How to go back to shut down by 15% or switch of any auto shut down?

    • Hi, first maybe you can try to do hard reset to make sure all applications back to factory default, including suspected applications that make auto shutdown to your Lenovo A316i. If this trouble still happen, then maybe your Lenovo battery already broken and need to replace with new one.

    • Hi, it is depend on how you do custom rom, but mostly it will not removed the file source of custom rom at your Lenovo A316i.

  7. G,day

    having problem when after making call a notification will pop up and with sound. once acknowledge the notification the sound still continue. had gone to the setting and adjust it but the sound still appear.
    thank for your help

    • Hi, can you give us more information about what kind of notification it said?, maybe if that notification about calling information then it is normal. But if the notification regarding other applications while make a phone call, then please uninstall or resetup that kind of apps from your Lenovo A316i.

  8. Do you know how to remove the cyanogenmod? I’ve googled the way but can’t find it. Please help me 🙁

    • Hi, sorry we do not have good answer for Cyanogenmod custom rom for your Lenovo A316i. Maybe someone else can give good answer.

  9. My lenovo A316i battery was bloated so i bought a new battery. The sales person told me to charge my phone for 8 hours and i did. But now the phone still can’t be switched on.. The screen only show battery level 0 and still charging. I tried using different charger but outcome still the same.

    • Hi, we suggest to bring back that battery to store and let them check the battery performance. We always recommend to buy original battery for your phone.

    • Hi, if you have some troubles with Meta Mode at Lenovo A316i, then you have to consult with Lenovo authorized service center to check hardware and some other possibilities.


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