How to Easily Master Format LG L FINO (D290N & D295) with Safety Hard Reset?

Tips and tricks for solving LG L FINO (D290N & D295) problems. For some users who like to use 4.5 inches LCD screen Android smartphone, then LG L FINO (D290N & D295) is the answer. This phone use Corning Gorilla Glass for LCD scratch resistant, have two choice for Singe GSM or Dual GSM-GSM simcard slot. For daily activity this phone will give good performance for chatting, email, browsing, playing games or doing some other office work because LG L FINO (D290N & D295) use Quad Core Qualcomm processor 1.2 GHz clock speed. This phone have 8 megapixel main camera to take good picture for our documentation.

Main Advantage of LG L FINO (D290N & D295) Specifications:

LCD 4.5 inches IPS Touch Screen
Processor Quad-core 1.2 GHz
GPU Adreno 302
Main 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Front Camera for video conference
Operating system Android OS, v4.4.2 (Kitkat)
Internal Memory 4 GB
External Memory Slot up to 32 GB
Battery Li-Ion 1900 mAh

How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery LG L FINO (D290N & D295) hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

LG already include some factory default applications to make this phone can work properly in the first time use. LG L FINO use LG user interface version 3.0. We can add more applications from Google Play Store like Whatsapp, BBM, LINE, Facebook, Path, Skype, Instagram and many more. But we have to know that some applications at Google Play Store also not always compatible with LG L FINO (D290N & D295), they can make our phone become trouble like hang or stuck or bricks or frozen or broken. Sometime this phone always boot at logo loop or the LCD touch screen not responding with our finger touch. When this phone get trouble, then we have to force soft reset or force shutdown or reboot for cleaning the temporary files and caches. If this problem still happen then we have to do hard reset or master format. Always do some necessary backup before doing hard reset, because all data and installed applications will be remove after performing hard reset.

How to Force Shutdown or Force Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart LG L FINO (D290N & D295) ?

In some situations our LG L FINO (D290N & D295) can get some trouble like hang or freeze or LCD touch screen not responsive in the middle of running applications. Usually this problems happen because applications trouble and need to force shutdown or force soft reset or restart to clean the temporary files and caches by shutting down LG L FINO (D290N & D295). The easy way to force soft reset is by open the back case cover and remove the battery from the positions, wait about 5 seconds then put again the battery in it place, press POWER button to turn on LG L FINO (D290N & D295). This steps will restart all applications and remove the caches or temporary files which sometime can make trouble at the running system. This steps will not remove any important data, so we can do this steps anytime we want. If our phone still at normal situation or LCD touch screen still responsive, we can do soft reset or restart by press and hold POWER button until pop up menu appear and choose Power Off / Restart / Reboot / Shutdown.

#Option 1, Hard Reset LG L FINO (D290N & D295) with software menu

  1. Turn on the LG L FINO (D290N & D295)
  2. Make sure the battery is not empty
  3. Backup important data at LG L FINO (D290N & D295) 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 L FINO (D290N & D295) will do the master reset process.

#Option 2, Hard Reset LG L FINO (D290N & D295) Factory Default using Hardware Secret Button Key

In some conditions, we can not do anything at LG L FINO (D290N & D295) 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 L FINO (D290N & D295) with hardware key button :

  1. Turn off the LG L FINO (D290N & D295)
  2. Make sure the battery LG L FINO (D290N & D295) already full or more than 50%
  3. Press together and hold thePower Button + Volume Down Button
  4. If the Logo appear, then release the buttonPower Button, and continue directly with pressingPower Buttonkey again.
  5. When we seeFACTORY HARD RESETappear at LCD, then release thePower Button.
  6. PressPower Button Keyto Continue Factory Reset or Other Button to Cancel.
  7. If ask, please pressPower Button Keyagain to confirm
  8. The LG L FINO (D290N & D295) will continue master reset, wait for several minutes until the the phone start like new again.

Please note, some type of LG L FINO (D290N & D295) maybe have to change step number 3 above with:Press together and holdPower Button + Volume Up Button, and continue with number 4 until 8 with the same steps.

How to Restore and Reinstall Clean Android Operating system / firmware at LG L FINO (D290N & D295) (reformat) ?

Base operating system at LG L FINO (D290N & D295) is Android Kitkat version 4.4.2. This operating system already included when the first time we activate this phone. After using several period, some applications or wrong setting can make our operating system become damage or corrupt or broken, then our phone will start work not normal like not responsive or can not boot properly. Therefore we should reformat or reinstall or restore factory default Android operating system. How to reinstall the OS at LG L FINO (D290N & D295)? First we have to know that the clean factory default Android operating system file source already saved safely inside LG L FINO (D290N & D295) ROM, that is why we do not need to copy or connect our phone to other device when we want to reinstall the operating system. Just follow steps to hard reset above, then the clean factory default Android operating system will be reinstall automatically at LG L FINO (D290N & D295).

How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for LG L FINO (D290N & D295) forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin or knock code (lost password)?

Knock code is available at LG L FINO (D290N & D295). This is options for give more security protections for secure our data inside this phone. There are also some other options that can choose like screen lock pattern or password pin protections. All of this options can be choose at the same Security menu at Setting area. What should we do when we forgot the answer of our security protections at LG L FINO (D290N & D295)? Do not worry because we can try to unlock or bypass forgot security Knock Code or Screen Lock Pattern or Password Pin protections using Google account or Gmail username and password. Please try to give several time wrong answer continuously until LG L FINO (D290N & D295) locked or freeze about 30 seconds, at this time we will find Forgot Password / Pattern button, please press this button and give our Gmail username and password that we have already signed in before. If we still can not access our Gmail account at LG L FINO (D290N & D295), then we have to do hard reset using hardware button combination key above.

How to Improve Performance LG L FINO (D290N & D295) to make run more faster ?

Some users have problems with the performance speed that become slowly. Usually this problems happen because there are too many applications run in the background. We have to know, when we try to install some applications from Google Play Store, some applications will keep run in the background without any notifications to wait data update or some command, all applications will need some RAM and processor resources, if there are too many application in foreground and background then the resources will become insufficient and will make our LG L FINO (D290N & D295) become slowly to response. Therefore we have to uninstall some not use applications to give more empty RAM and processor resources. If we want to make our LG L FINO (D290N & D295) performance run faster again like new, then we have to consider doing hard reset or master format.

Is that any other secret code of hard reset LG L FINO (D290N & D295)?

At this moment, there is no other secret code or secret key to do the factory reset of LG L FINO (D290N & D295). Just try to do the hard reset above.

How to Activate LG Knock Code Security Protection or Knock ON at LG L FINO (D290N & D295) ?

What is Knock Code at LG L FINO (D290N & D295)?Knock Code is kind of security protection that give user ability to create their own knocks combination on LCD screen to open screen protection. For Knock Code, please turn On the LG L FINO (D290N & D295), go to Setting > Display > Lock Screen > Select screen lock, then please choose Knock Code.

What is Knock On at LG L FINO (D290N & D295)?KnockON is features to make the LG L FINO (D290N & D295) turn ON or OFF when we knock twice (double knock) the LCD screen. It mean, we does not need to use POWER Button to turn ON or Turn OFF. For Turn ON: do double knock at center of LCD screen. For Turn OFF: double knock at status bar.

How to Upgrade LG L FINO (D290N & D295) to Android Lollipop 5 Update Operating System / Firmware ?

There are some upgrade that we can get using OTA (over the air) or using Internet connection. Some upgrade usually will give better performance or fix some bugs at our LG L FINO (D290N & D295). However, we still not get any information about the availability of Android Lollipop version 5 for this phone, in fact using Android Kitkat still give good performance for daily activity. However, we can try to find out latest OS version manually from menu Setting > About phone > System update > Check now. If available, please make sure your charger is connected while doing update.

How to make Longer Life for LG L FINO (D290N & D295) Battery Saving Not Fast to Drain (power safe) ?

How to deal with battery drain faster at LG L FINO (D290N & D295)? Because this phone only have 1900mAh battery capacity then we should aware this battery capacity will not lasting longer. Therefore, we should do some optimization to make our phone can use longer. LCD screen is the main battery drain, when we use any applications, we have to turn on the LCD screen, that is why we suggest to setup LCD brightness not to bright, if we can, please turn off the LCD auto brightness and set as low as possible. Please turn off some not use connections like Bluetooth or GPS or Wifi to safe more battery power.

28 thoughts on “How to Easily Master Format LG L FINO (D290N & D295) with Safety Hard Reset?”

    • Hi, there are several applications to play video at your LG L FINE such as VLC. This apps can play video fully screen when we change the orientations to landscape.

    • Hi, sorry reply in English. If you forgot Google account at your LG L Fino, then we suggest to recovery using Browser at computer, you can follow steps from go to, then if the browser ask for account, please press “Need help?” menu to recovery your account with several questions.

  1. Hi! I have a problem with my LG L Fino. Phone is not detecting ringtones. Music from my sd card doesnt appear on Music. Photos saved from social are not saved in the photo/gallery. Please help. I really like this phone.

    • Hi, it seems that your LG L Fino need to get hard reset because there are some strange behavior in it. Sometime some installed applications can become crash and make LG L Fino operating system become damage or corrupt. The broken result can be vary and sometime can happen like yours now. Please backup all important data and then do hard reset to reinstall clean factory default operating system at your LG L Fino.

    • Hi, have you ever try to do hard reset using hardware button combination key for your LG L Fino? Because doing hard reset will reformat your phone using factory default operating system. Maybe your boot certification problems will restore to factory default as well.

  2. one of my freind is using D290 and his phone lost the “setting” application and its icon from menu and widget and even the setting in notification bar is not working. how to get back the “setting” application on his phone.

    • Hi, if everything is not responding with finger touch, then please do hard reset using hardware button combination key to reformat your LG L Fino operating system to factory default. But all important data may lost / wipe, and you should do setup like new phone again after finish hard reset.

  3. Sir my LG D295 is not turning on, yesterday i was using messenger with google translator after translate the sentence i tap on messenger chat head then it suddenly stuck and freeze not even working power off button so i thought it’s not a big deal so that i plugged out the battery and again try to start the phone but unfortunately not turn on…. what can i do sir please help me

    • Hi, maybe your LG L Fino get some applications crash which make some damaged at your firmware or operating system. Please try to do hard reset using hardware button combination key. It will reformat the operating system to factory default.

  4. My LG Fino doesn’t want to do the factory reset. I manage to initiate it via the buttons, but it goes only for 5 seconds and then back to the logo screen, which is freezing forever like this.

    • Hi, as far as we know doing hard reset LG L Fino using hardware button combination key can be done with steps at #option 2 above. But please be careful to do the steps, because the volume button and power button located very near. You need to make sure your phone vibrate or show the logo before release and press the Power button again according to above steps.

    • Hi, sorry reply in English. If your LG L Fino have trouble with IMEI, then we suggest to bring to LG authorize service center.

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

  5. My LG L Fino isnt working soo good
    When the phone starts at the startup it says “the proces isnt responding” please help.

    • Hi, this problems usually happen because some of your apps get crash or corrupted. You have to uninstall suspected applications. If you can not find the apps, then you have to consider doing hard reset to reformat your LG L Fino operating system back to factory default.

  6. lg l-fino sim slots are not working till 2 days..what can i do?? I also done factory reset but condition of slots are same

    • Hi, first you have to try use different simcard slot to make sure your simcard still work or not. If anything already have been done including hard reset but still could not work, then please bring to LG authorize service center for further check.

  7. Phone is not getting on, kept for charging more than an hour and tried hard reset but no use. Could you plz let me if any other solution.

    • Hi, usually when there are no issue about hardware, then your phone will do reformat after performing hardware using hardware button combination key. However, if the problems still happen at your LG L Fino, then please bring your phone to LG authorized service center for further test and hardware check.

  8. I have a problem. LG Fino is stuck at download mode.
    PC will not detect via usb. Tried different PC different cable different usb. ( pretty much any pc or cable )
    Any ideas?

    • Hi, at this situations we suggest to consult with LG authorized service center, because your phone has been flashed but fail to work. LG authorized service center will try to reflash again with official ROM for make it work.


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