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Old September 7th, 2010, 06:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Difference between hard reset and factory reset?

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What is the difference?

And how do you do both?

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As I understand it factory restores to factory defaults and hard just reboots the phone forcefully... The way to do it differs from phone to phone for the button method... but in the Android OS there should be a button in settings>privacy> Factory Data reset...

The way I have always heard the lingo from my friends in mobile phone sales is a hard reset is something like holding down the power button or removing the battery I.E. like if the phone is frozen and you need to reboot it... then a factory reset restores it to factory settings and image... also deleting all your data like contacts etc...

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Hey the factory reset deactivate the service of the phone, I mean if I do the factory reset, I have to activate the phone again?
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Hey the factory reset deactivate the service of the phone, I mean if I do the factory reset, I have to activate the phone again?

Just input your google address...viola, you are now activated.
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You may have to do a *228 , 1, if on Verizon.
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