How to: Hard Reset LG F160 – Optimus LTE II

If you are stuck on a pattern lock and you just forgot it, or you are on the e-mail prompt screen which appears after multiple wrong pattern attempts on Android, you’ll need to hard reset your phone for making it usable again.

Important: Please remember that hard resetting your phone will wipe all your data including but not limited to contacts, messages, emails and applications.

For hard resetting your LG Optimus LTE II also known as F160S, F160K and F160L, please follow the steps below:

Steps

  1. Install LG USB drivers from here if not already installed:
  2. Power off your phone.
  3. Press “Volume Up” + “Home” + “Power” keys. Release the “Power” key as soon as you see the “LG” logo screen but keep holding the other two keys until you get to the “LG Service” screen as shown in the screenshot below:
    F160-LG-Service
  4. Now connect your phone to any USB port on your PC and let Windows install the drivers.
  5. Download the reset tool from here:
  6. Extract the downloaded archive and from inside it, run the “f160-hard-reset” batch file. Your phone will reboot twice. At first into recovery and then to your Android home screen.
  7. That’s it!
  • Hikmat

    Not Working…

  • BHashitha

    link doesn’t work. another link plz.

  • bilal

    my f160 cant recieve sms signal any solution for it i also flash its kdz its a k model

  • hoang anh

    edit file f160-hard-reset
    replace code “adb wait-for-device reboot recovery” =>>> “adb reboot recovery”

    =>>>>successful!

    • Rasikhbutt

      how to hard reset F160k …

    • Owais Baloch

      Yes You are Right Its Working

    • Fabio Rodrigues

      thanks!!!

    • Đức Thành

      Thanks. I wonder how OP of this thread even managed to screw that up.

    • Ali

      Thnx it is working

    • fonesactiv1 .

      perfect thanks life saver

  • mark

    not working

  • Aamir Ahmad

    Thanks Working 100% .

  • narseh

    How much it will take time to reboot

  • شهيدجوهرجان زابلى

    pattern lock

  • Rasik panoor

    not working

    • Arif

      The link is working. you have to change “adb wait-for device reboot recovery” to “adb reboot recovery”. In order to do that you have to right click on “f160-hard-reset” file once you exrtract the downloaded file. You will see edit option there. clicking it will open a window where you will see the line “adb wait-for-device reboot recovery” just erase “wait-for-device” save the file and run it again hopefully you will be good to go.

      • chinti minti

        tetorial plzz !!!!!!1

      • adil

        thanks its working

      • Heimer

        Just wanna say many thanks sir. It didn’t work until I did the edit. I thought it is still not working after editing and running it, was about to unplug phone, you did not mention I have to wait for at least 30 sec. to a minute.

  • Rasik panoor

    pls another link

  • arif ehsan

    SALLAM friends i have a password on my LG F200K mobile and now screen touch has some problem and password cannot be correctly intered now how can i open the password or remove it or atleast connect it to my computer through wire so that i can transfer my data
    when i connect it through wire to my computer it only start charging and not tranfer data.
    please provide me a solution

    Thanks

    Arif ehsan

  • veasna

    still can not work

    • Arif

      The link is working. you have to change “adb wait-for device reboot
      recovery” to “adb reboot recovery”. In order to do that you have to
      right click on “f160-hard-reset” file once you exrtract the downloaded
      file. You will see edit option there. clicking it will open a window
      where you will see the line “adb wait-for-device reboot recovery” just
      erase “wait-for-device” save the file and run it again hopefully you
      will be good to go

      • samantha

        yes u right tnx

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  • mohamed

    Salam alikum
    i cant start my LG LTE2 F160k mobile in download mode

  • mohamed

    how to hard reset F160k without BAttery

  • Mohamed Abdel Shakour

    My issue is that I bought a LG phone Optimus LTE2 f160k and I root it. The blunder i made that I removed some system applications.
    When I restart phone, it didn’t. I tried to enter in recovery mode(power+volume up+home) and made hard reset but nothing happened, and download mode(power+volume down+home) but the mobile not connected in download mode.

    Now the current situation is that my phone is powering up by pressing power button. and LG logo then security error .

    The problem is that where should i start now? how can it unbrick my phone?. any tools?

    Please help me in this as I am very worry about it.

    • Asif Qazi

      same situation with mine….need help.

      • Asad Chaudhary

        same situation with mine….need help

  • Adam

    Hey every one. i have LG-f160k (Korean) i bought it like 3 months ago, a few days back i was using facebook on it and it gave a error that” facebook stopped due to certain error reboot your device” i restarted it and now its showing me freaking Korean language , even i can’t hard reset it, i gave it to my friend to check it, he said its hard drive crashed, is there any solution to that?,, please tell if you know any thing,
    thanks

  • Shahzaib Hafeez

    my sell phone not working and not update sofware and not reset

    • Shahzaib Hafeez

      sale situatin for uper 2 persons

  • Ganaa

    please explain to me step 4

  • Sultan Jaan

    Thank’s dear

  • shahzad ghuman

    my lg f160l rest patren he say enter user name and pasward unfortulate forget it

  • Nouman Nawazish

    it works ….thanks a lot..

  • ulfat

    Dear I restart the LG f160 and it is giving option enter pin/password to decrypt please help what is the pin or password

  • Sulman Shafiq

    i have F160 software problem…how to solve it? the Cell is hanged on LG logo

  • SAJJAD

    I WANT TO USE INTERNET FROM PC SUGGEST ME WHAT I DO
    LG 160 LV

  • lyanne tapawan

    I open my LG F160 and its asking to decrypt the password can somebody help me please…:(

  • Mohammad Rizwan

    my lg f160 is not starting now…..I tried so much time but after dislpay it is not working….plzzz Help Me

  • Mohammad Sadiq Khan Prince

    100 % working dear keep it up