I tried to enter the recovery mode on my LG G2 smartphone by pressing Volume Up + Volume Down + Power and then releasing Power, as described here. My goal was to clear the system cache, not to perform a hard reset.

Unfortunately, the recovery mode is in Korean (I suppose):

Recovery Mode in Korean

As I cannot read the options, I am afraid of accidentally deleting all my data.

Can anyone tell me which option refers to "clear cache"? Or, if this option does not exist, is one of the options "abort/exit"? The main goal is to leave this screen without erasing my user data.

In case this should be relevant: I think the phone uses Lollipop, but (for obvious reasons) I cannot check this at the moment.

  • @benjaminS Are you sure that pressing power won't select to currently highlighted option?
    – CL.
    Aug 23, 2016 at 7:08
  • Yeah you're right - might be to dangerous. good point. The recovery does look weird though... I've watched a video and pressing any button other than the power button should cancel the recovery
    – benjamin
    Aug 23, 2016 at 7:11
  • Not helpful, but it's not Chinese. To me it looks like Korean – which makes much sense cosindering where LG comes from. Have you tried contacting their support?
    – Izzy
    Aug 23, 2016 at 7:27
  • @benjaminS Thank you for your effort. I watched to video too. However, in my case the Volume buttons just scroll through the options and Power (supposedly) selects.
    – CL.
    Aug 23, 2016 at 7:27
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    @Izzy Thank you! I'll try to remember these hints for next time (hopefully: never …).
    – CL.
    Aug 23, 2016 at 7:50

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Thanks to @Izzy's comment that the text looks Korean I could solve the issue:

A Korean OCR online tool recognized the characters in the last option as 취소 which Google translates as "Cancel". Choosing the last option actually restarted the phone (without any data loss).

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