LG G4: How to Boot into Recovery Mode

LG G4 Recovery Mode Factory_Reset Options

If you need to do a factory reset on your device, or boot up into a custom recovery, then follow these steps to boot into the LG G4 recovery mode.


Android is a rather complex mobile operating system and there are multiple modes that come with it. As I showed you yesterday, one of the unique modes for Android is the LG G4 Safe Mode. With that mode you can disable 3rd party applications to help you to figure out if an app is causing problems or if it is caused by the core Android OS itself. Another mode that we can get into is the LG G4 Recovery Mode.


Recovery Mode for the LG G4 is much like it is for the LG G3 and it allows you to perform a factory reset to your device. Now, if you have a custom recovery installed then following this tutorial will boot you into the custom recovery that you have installed(whether that is TWRP, CWM, etcetera). To do any of this, you’ll need to follow the steps below and you’ll boot up into the recovery mode for your LG G4. You can easily exit out of the LG G4’s recovery mode so there’s no need to worry about getting stuck in Recovery Mode.


LG G4 Recovery Mode

  1. Power Down the LG G4
  2. When Off, Press and Hold the Volume Down and Power Buttons at the Same Time
  3. Continue Holding These Two Buttons Until You See the LG Logo
  4. When You See the LG Logo, Let Go of the Volume Down and Power Buttons for 1 Second
  5. After 1 Second has Passed, Immediately Start Holding the Power and Volume Down Buttons Again
  6. Continue Holding These Two Buttons Until You Boot Up into the LG G4 Recovery Mode



So again, the stock LG G4 Recovery Mode is used for doing a factory data reset but if you have a custom recovery installed then this will be the way that you can boot up into TWRP, CWM or any other custom recovery that you have installed. To start, you’re going to need to power down the LG G4. Once the device is completely off, then you’ll want to press and hold both the Power and Volume Down buttons at the same time.


LG G4 Recovery Mode Factory Reset



Watch the display while you hold down these two buttons because as soon as you see the LG logo appear, immediately let go of these two buttons and count to 1. After that one quick second has passed, then you’ll need to immediately begin holding down those same buttons again(the Power button and Volume Down button) and this time continue holding them until you boot up into the LG G4 Recovery Mode. Once the Recovery Mode screen appears, then you can stop holding those two buttons down. You’ll need to use those three buttons to navigate through the menus here.


LG G4 Recovery Mode Navigate



You’ll use the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons to control the highlighter/selector here and then you’ll use the Power button to select that option. So, if you want to reset then you’ll confirm it from this menu but if you want to reboot back into Android then just tell the LG G4 no and to exit the Recovery Mode. Sadly, there isn’t much else that you can do from the stock recovery mode so unless you have a custom recovery installed then you most likely just want to tell the LG G4 to exit and reboot back into Android.


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