Tips and tricks to fix LG K8 (2018) / LG K9 problems. The first operating system is Android Nougat, but it will get several time firmware upgrade to fix some bugs and update the features. The LCD screen size is 5 inches using 16:9 aspect ratio. There are two options base by country distribution, for each using Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210 with Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 or Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 processor with Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53. Find more information about how to solve troubles of LG K8 (2018) / LG K9 at www.hard-reset.org community.

 

What is Advantage of LG K8 (2018) / K9 Specifications?

Network GSM 3G HSDPA or with 4G LTE
LCD 5.0 inches
Processor Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
Processor Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 304
GPU Adreno 308
Bluetooth / GPS / Wifi
Memory Internal 16 GB with 2 GB RAM
External memory 256 GB microSD
Main Camera 8 MP with autofocus & LED flash
Front Camera 5 MP for video conference and selfie photography
Operating System Android Nougat version 7.1.2
Battery Li-Ion 2500 mAh

 

 

How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery LG K8 (2018) / K9 hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

LG K9 or LG K8 (2018 version) have 16 GB internal memory with 2 GB RAM. We have to know that some storage use to install operating system and factory default applications. We will not get full 16 GB free storage, but we still have more then half of free capacity to install some interesting apps from Google Play Store like Telegram, Skype, Whatsapp, Facebook, viber, Instagram, Snapchat, WeChat, Line Messenger, Blackberry Messenger (BBM). We have to read some users reviews before installing new or not famous apps, because sometime they may contain viruses or malware that can make trouble at our phone such as hang or stuck or bricks or LCD touch screen not responsive or can not run with our finger touch. These kind of apps will not get Verified by Play Protect icon when the download running or processing.

What we have to do when we get this trouble? First we have to remove temporary files and caches inside this phone by doing soft reset. After our LG K8 (2018) / K9 can run again, then please try to download one good antivirus like NORTON or AVAST. It will scan all installed applications and give recommendation if there are some high-risk setting. If the problems still happen, then next steps is doing hard reset or master format. Please note, doing hard reset will remove or erase all important data, therefore we have to backup all data first before doing master format. Doing hard reset will remove all Google account from LG K8 (2018) / K9. For safety reasons, please do not install any unknown APK files, because it is very easy to make our phone getting trouble.

 

How to Force Shutdown or Force Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart LG K8 (2018) / K9 ?

We need to reboot or restart our phone when some trouble happen or work not normal or hang or LCD touch screen not responsive with our finger touch. Please press and hold POWER button until LG K8 (2018) / K9 shutdown or turn off by itself. If it is not work, then try to press and hold POWER + VOLUME DOWN together until shutdown. After it totally off, then we can press again POWER button to turn it ON. This process will not remove any important data, therefore we can do this process anytime we want. If our LG K8 (2018) / K9 still can work properly, but we want to clear temporary files and caches from some applications, then please press and hold POWER button until pop-up menu appear, continue choose Shutdown / Power off / Reboot menu.

 

How to backup data or Contact at LG K8 (2018) / K9 ?

 

We can use microSD external card to copy or move important files using File Manager applications. If our LG K8 (2018) / K9 has already signed in with Google account, by default our contact will be synchronize in the background to Google server. Please make sure we check all contact at Google contact server using Internet browse to make sure backup is done.

 

#Option 1, Hard Reset LG K8 (2018) / K9 with software menu

  1. Turn on the LG K8 (2018) / K9
  2. Make sure the battery is not empty
  3. Backup important data at LG K8 (2018) / K9 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 K8 (2018) / K9 will do the master reset process.

 

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#Option 2, Hard Reset LG K8 (2018) / K9 Factory Default using Hardware Secret Button Key

In some conditions, we can not do anything at LG K8 (2018) / K9 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 K8 (2018) / K9 with hardware key button:

  1. Turn off the LG K8 (2018) / K9
  2. Make sure the battery LG K8 (2018) / K9 already full or more than 50%
  3. Press together and hold the Power Button + Volume Down Button
  4. If the Logo appear, then release the Power Button (do not release the Volume Down Button), then continue to press again the Power Button until Recovery mode / Factory reset menu appear, then we can release all button now.
  5. Choose wipe data/factory reset using Volume Button, and press Power Button to Enter or OK
  6. The LG K8 (2018) / K9 will continue master reset, wait for several minutes until the phone start like new again.

 

How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for LG K8 (2018) / K9 forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

The internal memory will keep many private pictures and important files. We need to give security protections to secure data from unauthorized people when LG K8 (2018) / K9 away from us or lost or stolen. Fingerprint is not available at LG K8 (2018) / K9, but we still can use alternative protections which already available by default like screen lock pattern or password pin protections. The problems will be happen when we forgot security answer, what should we do?

 

Do not worry because we can unlock or bypass forgotten screen lock pattern or password pin protections at LG K8 (2018) / K9 use registered Google account. Please turn ON our phone, when it ask for security answer, please give several time wrong answer continuously until our LG K8 (2018) / K9 freezing or locked 30 seconds, at this time we can find Forgot Password / Pattern button, press this button to unlock using Gmail account that we have already sign-in before. If we can not access our Google account, then we have to do hard reset using hardware button combination key

 

Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format LG K8 (2018) / K9?

There is no secret hidden code for LG K8 (2018) / K9 to make it back to factory default. Do the options above to hard reset it.

 

How to Format or Erase Phone Memory at LG K8 (2018) / K9 ?

There are two phone memory type at LG K8 (2018) / K9 , 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 LG K8 (2018) / K9 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 LG K8 (2018) / K9 Stronger, Life Longer and Not Fast to Drain ?

The battery capacity of LG K9 / LG K8 (2018) only have 2500 mAh, it is limited for 5″ LCD screen smartphone. But the battery is removable, therefore we can replace with secondary battery for backup if we want to use more longer. However, for some users which does not have backup battery, then we have to do some adjustment to make battery life work longer. Please do some adjustment like make LCD screen brightness as low as possible. We also have to disable all not use connections like GPS or Bluetooth or Wifi. If some applications want to know our locations, then please activate GPS battery saving mode from menu Setting.