How to Easily Master Format LENOVO K8 (PLUS) with Safety Hard Reset?

Tips and tricks to fix LENOVO K8 (PLUS) problems with simple steps. This is dual simcard slot smartphone from Lenovo which have 4G LTE Internet broadband. At this version, the differences between LENOVO K8 vs LENOVO K8 PLUS are at dual camera at LENOVO K8 PLUS and bigger RAM option at LENOVO K8 PLUS maximum 4 GB RAM while at LENOVO K8 without PLUS only have 3 GB RAM option. The other specifications including LCD screen size are not different at 5.2 inches. This phone already use Android Nougat operating system when the first time release in the market. Please find more information and solutions to solve LENOVO K8 (PLUS) troubles at

What is Advantage of LENOVO K8 (PLUS) Specifications:

LCD 5.2 inches
Internal memory 32 GB with 3 GB or 4 GB RAM
External memory max 128 GB microSD
Main Camera Dual 13 MP + 5MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash for PLUS version
Main Camera 13 MP, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Front Camera 8 MP for video conference and selfie photography
Processor Octa-core 2.5 GHz Cortex-A53
Operating system Android Nougat version 7.1.1
Battery Li-Po 4000 mAh

How To Upgrade LENOVO K8 (PLUS) Operating System to Latest Official Android Version Firmware Update ?

When the first time release in the market, this phone use Android Nougat 7.1.1. ButLENOVO K8 and LENOVO K8 PLUS get major firmware upgrade to official Android Oreo 8.0.There are some features and stability improvements, also security patch with this new version of Android Oreo. The Android Oreo update at LENOVO K8 (PLUS) is use OTA (over the air), therefore we suggest to use fast Wifi connections for upgrade.

Please follow this steps to upgrade new Official Android update for LENOVO K8 (PLUS):

  1. Make sure the battery is full
  2. Go to menu Setting > About phone > System updates > Download
  3. Follow the steps to download and wait until finish download the firmware source
  4. After finish downloaded then choose “Install now”.
  5. Wait until new official Android version firmware has been installed, then LENOVO K8 (PLUS) will restart automatically.
  6. Finish update new Android firmware at LENOVO K8 (PLUS)

#Option 1, Hard Reset LENOVO K8 (PLUS) with menu setting:

  1. Turn on the LENOVO K8 (PLUS)
  2. We suggest to charge the battery full
  3. Make sure you already backup all important data, because it will deleted from LENOVO K8 (PLUS)
  4. Go toSettings > System > Backup & reset
  5. ChooseFactory data reset, continue withReset Phone
  6. The LENOVO K8 (PLUS) will do the master reset until it finish

hard reset lenovo k8 / k8 plus

#Option 2,Hard Reset LENOVO K8 (PLUS) with Hardware Button key:

  1. Confirm and make sure that LENOVO K8 (PLUS) Battery is fully charge or not empty
  2. Turn off LENOVO K8 (PLUS)
  3. Press together :POWER + VOLUME UPabout several second, that the warning will appear at LENOVO K8 (PLUS)
  4. You can also try to press POWER BUTTON until Lenovo logo appear, then continue press VOLUME UP + VOLUME DOWN together until menu appear
  5. Choose:Reset DeviceorWipe dataorClear eMMC
  6. Make sure we already sure than we know that our application and data will be loose or clear while Resetting LENOVO K8 (PLUS)

How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for LENOVO K8 (PLUS) forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

No matter we use LENOVO K8 or LENOVO K8 PLUS, we will get same internal memory storage with 32 GB total capacity. This is still big enough to keep important files. This phone also have good main camera at back side of body. Especially LENOVO K8 PLUS have dual camera at 13 megapixel and 5 megapixel for wide angle. This phone will collect many personal pictures or video recording. For safety reasons, we need to protect this phone to make unauthorized users can not see any important files and photos inside LENOVO K8 (PLUS) when this phone away from us or stolen or lost. This phone have fingerprint sensor which located at back side of body bellow main camera. This sensor still not active when the first time use. We need to activate fingerprint sensor from menu Setting and register our fingerprint several time to make LENOVO K8 (PLUS) can recognize our finger to unlock. Some users maybe hard to use fingerprint, then we can protect with other features like screen lock pattern or password pin protections. The problems will be happen when we forgot security answer or can not open with finger scan, what should we do?

Google already give solutions for troubleshot forgot security protections or can not unlock LENOVO K8 (PLUS) lock screen. Please remember, This phone already use latest Android version with better security protections using FRP to secure our phone when it is stolen or lost. Therefore we have to remember carefully our Google / Gmail username and password. Because Gmail account is the solution to format LENOVO K8 (PLUS) without password protections.

When our phone is get troubles with forgotten pin / password protections, we need to do hard reset using hardware button combination key like steps at #option 2 above. After finish reformat to factory default, LENOVO K8 (PLUS) will ask forVerify your account with previous Google Account. If we can not remember our Google account, then please try to restore at Google website using computer browser.

Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format LENOVO K8 (PLUS) ?

There is no secret hidden code for LENOVO K8 (PLUS) to make it back to factory default. Do the options above to hard reset it.

How to Format or Erase Phone Memory at LENOVO K8 (PLUS) ?

There are two phone memory type at LENOVO K8 (PLUS), one is internal memory and the other one is external memory. If we want to format internal memory phone then we have to do hard reset or reformat the operating system of LENOVO K8 (PLUS) as well. Please use menu setting to do hard reset or reformat using #option 1 above, but make sure to give checkbox mark at Erase Internal SD card / Internal storage. Then it will reformat the factory default operating system and remove or erase any data inside internal memory.

To reformat or wipe or erase all data at external memory, we can use menu Setting > Storage > Erase Internal Storage / SD Card. Please always make sure all data has already backup before reformat or wipe everything, because it is hard to recover formatted / wiped data at internal or external storage.

How to Make Battery of LENOVO K8 (PLUS) Stronger, Life Longer and Not Fast to Drain ?

The LENOVO K8 (PLUS) users will happy with the battery performance, because it use 4000 mAh battery. Both type either LENOVO K8 with or without PLUS have the same 4000 mAh battery capacity. This battery can work full one day or some users maybe can have 2 days battery life before need to recharge. But we also have to know that some heavy users maybe still not enough with this capacity. They need more bigger or longer battery life for their activity such as watch full movie, active at a lot of social media, or playing games continuously for several hours. Please note, that LENOVO K8 (PLUS) battery is not removable, therefore we can not replace with bigger capacity battery. However, we need to do some adjustment to make LENOVO K8 (PLUS) battery work more longer. First we have to make LCD screen brightness as low as possible. We also need to disable all not use connections like GPS or Wifi or Bluetooth. Some applications may need to know our locations, at this situation we need to activate GPS battery saving mode from menu Setting > Location.

10 thoughts on “How to Easily Master Format LENOVO K8 (PLUS) with Safety Hard Reset?”

  1. Some function are missing that’s are too bad…. & Low selling lenevo k8+
    1) Secretary / pattern lock,. (most important)
    2) Notification light are not worked! Why?
    3)low light camera is not better!
    4) camera click & focous a distance, so more better picture​…..
    5) thrill the display at low light.

    Some problem are facing us(handset’s) &
    many funtion are missing
    Help me plz

    • Hi, as far as we know, if we use official ROM (never use custom ROM). then your Lenovo K8 will have security protections options like screen lock pattern or password pin protections. Please find if from menu Setting and security. However, some other features that you do not happy with that is depend on the phone, but if you think your phone is not work properly, we suggest to discuss with Lenovo authorized service center for further check.

    • Hi, to bypass forgot security protections or password /pattern with Google account, then please turn on your Lenovo K8, give several time wrong answer continuously wen it ask for password until freezing or locked for 30 seconds. You will find Forgot Password / Forgot Pattern button at the screen, press that button and type username and password that you have signed-in before. If you can not access Gmail account, then you have to do hard reset using hardware button combination key like steps at #option 2 above to reformat your Lenovo K8 operating system or hard reset Lenovo K8 without password protections.

  2. I bought a lenovo k8 phone one month back. The proximity sensor is not workin while calling. How to reset settings please let me know.


    • Hi, by default the sensor will work without troubles unless your Lenovo K8 proximity hardware sensor get troubles. Please download sensor test from Google Play Store and check again to make sure it work or not. If still not work, then please backup all data and do hard reset to reformat your Lenovo K8 operating system to factory default.

    • Hi, you can try to go to menu Setting > Fingerprint / Security, and choose which lock screen do you want to change. Usually it will ask for previous answer, then you can change with new lock.

    • Hi, usually if your Lenovo K8 still at standard without any custom tweak or root, then the #option 2 above will reformat your Lenovo K8 operating system to factory default. If still can not work, then please consult to Lenovo authorized service center.


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