As we have pointed out in our recent articles, performing a Nexus 4 Factory Reset will save you from all the headaches caused by corrupted software or faulty operating system. This will help undo all the damage caused by unreliable apps that you may have installed in your device.
So, if you are looking to get rid of all the glitches and hassles that you are experiencing in your device this is a good solution for you. However, keep in mind to do this only after you have used all the possible solutions to troubleshoot your problem and remember to back up your device before doing this because it will completely wipe out all your files.
This is the recommended method to do a Nexus 4 Factory Reset:
1. Open the Settings of your phone.
2. Choose Backup & Reset.
3. Tap the Reset Phone option.
4. Confirm your choice by selecting the Erase Everything command.
Note that if a password has been enabled in your device, you will be asked to enter the PIN, pattern or password needed. This applies in between steps 3 and 4.
Here is an alternate way to do a Nexus 4 Factory Reset:
1. Shut down your device.
2. When it is already turned off, press and hold the Power and Volume Down keys.
3. Let go of the buttons once the screen displays “Start”.
4. Use the Volume Down key to highlight Recovery Mode.
5. Select Recovery Mode using the Power key.
6. Once you see the Android logo with a red exclamation point, hold down the Power key and press the Volume Up button.
7. Highlight the Wipe Data/Factory Reset option using the Volume keys and use the Power button to select it.
8. Confirm your action by selecting “Yes” using the Volume key to highlight it and the Power button to select it.
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Source: Google Support