LG Journey LTE was launched with Android 9 in 2019. It’s a very popular model in Tracfone’s Android lineup. Now, it’s updated to Android 10.
In this post, we are going to learn how to factory reset LG Journey when you’re locked out & you don’t remember the lock screen PIN/Pattern/Password.
To factory reset LG Journey without a password, we need to enter the Recovery Mode. Follow the below tutorial to bypass the lock screen & reach your LG Journey home screen in a few minutes –
How to Factory Reset LG Journey LTE without Password/PIN/Pattern – Hard Reset L322DL Tracfone, Straight Talk, Walmart Family Mobile, Dollar General, Simple Mobile
I’m stuck on my LG Journey lock screen as I don’t remember the correct pattern.
To bypass the LG Journey screen lock without password/PIN/Pattern, we need to hard reset our phone via Recovery mode.
To enter recovery mode, you need to turn off the phone.
It’s not letting me power off the phone without unlocking the screen. It shows an error – “Unlock the phone to power off”.
So, now we are going to restart the phone.
Long-press the power button and choose “Power off and restart” as shown above.
Now, immediately press the volume down + power keys.
During the restart, when the “LG logo” appears, release the power key for a moment and hold it again. Do not release the volume down button.
Now, keep pressing both the keys until you enter the Recovery Mode.
The “Factory Data Reset” screen is the recovery mode. It’s used to recover the phone when locked out.
We are going to use the volume rocker and power keys in this mode.
Use the volume button to go down from “No(Exit)” to “Yes”. Now, click the power key once.
Again move down from “No” to “Yes” and select “Yes” with the Power key. This will initiate the factory reset process.
After a few minutes, it brings you to the “Welcome” page.
Use the forward button to begin the device setup.
Now, connect your phone to a Wifi network and click “NEXT”.
It stays on the “Checking for Updates” screen for a while.
The next page is “Copy apps & data”. Choose “Set up as new” to move ahead.
If your LG Journey is on Android 10, choose the “Don’t copy” option to proceed further.
It brings us to the screen lock verification page. I don’t remember the correct pattern, so I’ll choose the alternate option “USE MY GOOGLE ACCOUNT INSTEAD”.
This time we have reached the Google Verification page. It’s asking to sign in using the previously synced Google account. Sign in to your account and follow the on-screen prompts to reach the LG Journey home screen.
In case, you don’t remember the Google account credentials, follow the below method to get past the Google account –
How to bypass Google Verification – FRP Lock on LG Journey Tracfone L322DL without computer Android 9 & 10 2021
First of all, go 2 steps back from the “Verify your account” screen to reach the “Set Internet Connection” page.
We have reached the Internet Connection screen.
Now, tap the “Wifi button” and the “NEXT button” at the same time. You need to quickly tap both buttons simultaneously.
In a few tries, you’ll be successful.
When done correctly it’ll bring you to the “Date & Time” screen.
Tap “NEXT” to proceed further.
Hit “NEXT” on the “Name” page to move ahead.
Now, we have reached the “Protect your phone” screen.
It allows us to set up a PIN, Pattern, or Password.
Let’s add a new PIN. It’ll replace the old pattern lock.
On the “Secure start-up” screen, choose “No thanks” and click “NEXT”.
Now, set up an easy-to-remember screen PIN such as 1234 and hit “NEXT”.
Re-enter the PIN and click “OK”.
The screen lock has been changed. A confirmation text appeared on the screen.
This time we are on the “Google Services” screen. Accept the terms and conditions to move ahead.
Now, we are on the “Set Internet Connection” page.
Turn on the Wifi and click “NEXT”.
Choose “Set up as new” on the “Copy apps & data” screen.
or “Don’t Copy” if your phone is running on Android 10.
Now, it brings us to the “Verify PIN” screen.
We are going to use the PIN code we added a few steps ago i.e. 1234
The PIN verification is successful. Use the “Skip” option to bypass Google account sign-in.
Hit “NEXT” on the “Date & Time” screen.
Now, accept the Google services terms and conditions.
Finally, we have reached the last page of the setup wizard i.e. the “Legal Documents” screen.
Tick the “I agree” checkboxes and hit “Done” to complete the setup wizard.
We have successfully landed on the LG Journey home screen after doing a factory reset without password.
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