LG is one brand which hasn’t quite figured this out itself. The OEM has been quite inconsistent with the button combinations for its devices that put them in different modes. Moreover, most of these button combinations pair up with a USB connection so you won’t be able to perform them without a computer. We’ll mention some of the newer LG devices from and how to enter into the different modes.

LG G5
  • Download mode
    • With the device powered off, press and hold the Volume Up button while connecting the device to a PC using a USB cable.
    • Release the key as soon as the device boots into download mode.
  • Recovery mode
    • Power off the device then press and hold the Power and Volume Downbuttons simultaneously.
    • Let go of the buttons as soon as you see the LG logo on the screen then press and hold them again until it boots into recovery mode.
  • Factory Mode
    • As with the recovery mode, press and hold the Power and Volume Downbuttons while the device is powered off.
    • When the LG logo appears, release only the Power key and keep holding the Volume Down key.
    • Now, press the Power button once while holding the Volume down key.
    • Let go of all the buttons when you see the factory mode on the screen.
Devices released after LG G5

Thankfully, for at least the couple of years devices from the company seem to follow a similar set of hardware button combinations to boot into Download mode and recovery mode. The instructions below should work with the LG G6, LG G7 ThinQ, LG G7 One and every other variant of the G7 out there.

  • Download mode
    • With the device powered off, press and hold the Volume Up button while connecting the device to a PC using a USB cable.
    • Release the key as soon as the device boots into download mode.
  • Fastboot mode
    • Power off the device then press and hold the Volume Down button while connecting the device to a PC using a USB cable.
    • Let go of the buttons as soon as you see fastboot mode on the screen.
  • Factory Mode
    • Press and hold the Power and Volume Down buttons while the device is powered off.
    • When the LG logo appears, release only the Power key and keep holding the Volume Down key.
    • Now, press the Power button once while holding the Volume down key.

Let go of all the buttons when you see the factory mode on the screen.