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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by freebirds87, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. freebirds87

    freebirds87 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Does any one know of an Application for Android that will allow you to reset your device (like a battery pull would do) only with out having to physically pull the battery yourself. Also, I would like to know if there are any such apps, do any of them allow you to schedule the pulls?? (Good for letting your phone reset itself at times when your not using it)

    There's a similar Blackberry App (Quickpull, just google it)

    Thanks for the help and if there are no such apps, I wouldn't mind paying for a developer to make such an app. (Just PM me the details)


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  2. jnoone

    jnoone Member

    I came from a blackberry storm so I know what you are talking about. I have a droid and I can just hold the power button to cycle my phone... Hope this helps.
  3. sho95

    sho95 Android Enthusiast

    That's how you do it. Does not get easier that this, so no point in making an app.
  4. jahsh

    jahsh Newbie

    I've locked up my phone so bad that holding the power button didn't shut off the phone either. However, if it gets that bad, I don't see how any application is going to be able to be launched in order to simulate a battery pull.
  5. punkzanyj

    punkzanyj Android Expert

    on the g1 you can do this.

    It's two steps

    1. Press and hold "MENU" button.

    2. While pressing and holding menu, now press and hold BOTH the CALL and END keys at the same time. The phone will instantly reboot.

    It seems to work best if you start by holding the menu button, doesn't work as well if you try to press all 3 a the same time.

    This method has always worked for me without fail, even when the phone is lagging and having other major issues where I can't get it to respond normally.
    shotgunfool and bluenova like this.
  6. freebirds87

    freebirds87 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    The point of the app would be to schedule the resets during a time when you're not using the phone (middle of the night while you sleep) so that you don't have to. Daily reboots help your phone's performance but doing them daily can become a nuisance.

    I know the phone is easily reset but having this already done for you when you wake up can save some people time... depending on your schedule of course.
  7. dadoftsb

    dadoftsb Lurker

    I'm with you freebirds87, the whole purpose of an app is so that we don't have to turn the droid off and back on again. the app does that when i am alseep!

    quickpull does exactly that for the blackberry.
  8. bluenova

    bluenova OK Computer

    Great tip! It works on the Hero. I will try it next time I'm locked up for some reason.
  9. shotgunfool

    shotgunfool Well-Known Member

    Magic ;)

    Great to know if i ever need it ;)
  10. Szadzik

    Szadzik Extreme Android User

    There is an application called Power Off that allows you to schedule power off/ reboot times.

    The only thing is you need root for it to work.

    I really do not see the point of doing the reboots though. With BBs it was necessary as they had memory leaksthat ate RAM. With android there is no need to do the reboot.
  11. jev

    jev Well-Known Member

    Don't you guys use PINcodes on the SIM card? If I reboot the phone, I will have to manually enter the pincode for the SIM card and nothing else can be done. No data transfer either. So, powercycling requires user intervention anyway...
  12. Szadzik

    Szadzik Extreme Android User

    I do not use PIN, not for the past 4 years.
  13. bluenova

    bluenova OK Computer

    I also do not have the pin code activated. I don't see the point, especially as I go into airplane mode every night so putting in the pin every morning got a bit tedious. If someone steels my phone I would lock the phone down with Wavesecure and stop the SIM through my provider.
  14. TheBiles

    TheBiles Android Enthusiast

    There is really no point to reset the device when it is not in use. You almost had to this with BlackBerries due to memory issues, but Android has no issues with this. It's a hard thing to realize (I came from a BlackBerry Tour myself), but Android is much, much better at managing its memory.

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