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Hard resetting a cellular phone completely wipes it of user data. If you hard reset your LG Octane, you'll be returning the phone to its factory settings. A hard reset is often the last step in troubleshooting hardware and software issues, and is also recommended if you're planning on giving your old LG Octane to a friend or family member. You can hard reset the Octane directly from within the phone's operating system.

Select Menu from the Octane's home screen

Select “Menu” from the Octane's home screen.

Select Settings and Tools

Select “Settings and Tools,” and then choose “Phone Settings.”

Select Security

Select “Security” and enter the phone's security code. By default, this code is set to the last four digits of your phone number.

Choose Restore Phone

Choose “Restore Phone.” Select “OK” when asked to confirm. Enter the restore phone code to proceed -- this code is also set to the last four digits of your phone number by default.

Wait while the phone restores

Wait while the phone restores. When it finishes and completes its final boot, it will be restored to factory settings.