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Old May 30th, 2010, 06:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to restart?

I can't remember how to do a restart. It involves holding down two or three keys simultaneously, but what keys are they?

Apparently I have had this Eris longer than the span of my short-term memory. I know that I once knew how to do it.

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Old May 30th, 2010, 07:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you mean a hard factory reset.. that can be done from the settings>security menu. I'm no sure of the button sequence to do it the other way. Maybe power+volume down?

A regular reboot/restart can be done my holding down the power button and selecting power off.
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Old May 30th, 2010, 07:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Just long press the RED button to turn it off then push the red button again.
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To restart, hold the red power/end call button down, select "Power Off", then hold the power/end call button down again to turn back on.

To reset, go into Settings>Privacy>Factory data reset OR, Power off the device, then hold the volume up button while you press the power/end call button, once you get the screen with the red triangle, hit the power/end call button again, use the volume down button to select "Wipe: Factory data reset"
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After a bunch of experimenting, I found the sequence again.

To quickly reboot the Eris, hold down the volume up key, then press the green a red buttons simultaneously.
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Default The Answer

After a bunch of experimenting, I found the sequence again.

To quickly reboot the Eris, hold down the volume up key, then press the green a red buttons simultaneously.

BTW, this works whether or not the screen is locked.
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After a bunch of experimenting, I found the sequence again.

To quickly reboot the Eris, hold down the volume up key, then press the green a red buttons simultaneously.

BTW, this works whether or not the screen is locked.
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After a bunch of experimenting, I found the sequence again.

To quickly reboot the Eris, hold down the volume up key, then press the green a red buttons simultaneously.

BTW, this works whether or not the screen is locked.
Nice.. i did not know this.

You answered your own question and provided good information at the same time

Good job!
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After a bunch of experimenting, I found the sequence again.

To quickly reboot the Eris, hold down the volume up key, then press the green a red buttons simultaneously.

BTW, this works whether or not the screen is locked.
I did not know this. I wonder if its like a low level reset like on a iPod where it can be reset even if the system is completely frozen.

Maybe it will remove the need for battery pulls except for extreme circumstances.
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I did not know this. I wonder if its like a low level reset like on a iPod where it can be reset even if the system is completely frozen.

Maybe it will remove the need for battery pulls except for extreme circumstances.
IMO the battery pull is the real thing: according to a VZW tech I talked to, it takes upto 90 second without battery to completely discharge some internal capacitors that otherwise might retain power at resets done the other way.
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IMO the battery pull is the real thing: according to a VZW tech I talked to, it takes upto 90 second without battery to completely discharge some internal capacitors that otherwise might retain power at resets done the other way.
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Well lets hope a battery pull is the real thing! That would be pretty freaky if the phone stayed on by itself. I don't why you would need to discharge the capacitors though. As long as the RAM clears and the phone reboots, that's sufficient enough for me.
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Maybe it will remove the need for battery pulls except for extreme circumstances.
I actually want my eris to go into a boot loop... so i can try this lol

I'm gonna start flashing things ...
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Well lets hope a battery pull is the real thing! That would be pretty freaky if the phone stayed on by itself.
Scary stuff
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Well lets hope a battery pull is the real thing! That would be pretty freaky if the phone stayed on by itself. I don't why you would need to discharge the capacitors though. As long as the RAM clears and the phone reboots, that's sufficient enough for me.
I am pretty sure that when you power down the phone with the button press there is a good chance that some parts of the phone is still maybe powered.
As far the RAM discharging: depending on the electronics, it might take some time (upto tens of seconds) while the RAM clears.
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thank you for that! I had been wondering and the only other combination of buttons I found on some website was not right.. this is a little more convenient than push and hold, select power off, then push power again.
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