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General Hard Reset?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by alexislost, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. alexislost

    alexislost Active Member
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    how do i perform a hard reset? i can't seem to find the answer to this question.

    thanks for the help, guys.
     

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  2. truelove79

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    1) Unlock the phone if it's locked
    2) Press and hold the red "hangup/power" button
    3) Press "Power off"
    4) Press "OK"
    5) Wait a few seconds
    6) Press the red "hangup/power" button to turn on the phone

    If you're looking for a way to do a windows type "restart" through a button or app or something, you can't as far as I know.
     
  3. jreed2560

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    nice try, but thats a soft reset. A basic reset that doesn't wipe any data, but can be useful if an app hangs or your phone is lagging. A hard reset wipes the phone completely, and resets everything to factory defaults. I can't remember where it was on 1.5(under security maybe), but if you are running the leaked 2.1 then its under privacy and is called a factory data reset.
     
  4. truelove79

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    Ahh yes, now I see. I described a reboot/restart. He's looking for a reset. Sorry about that.
     
  5. jreed2560

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    no big deal :D
     
  6. gruss

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    settings>Privacy>Factory data reset

    in 2.1 anyway dont know if the same is true for 1.5 anymore but should be close
     
  7. alexislost

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    my brother informed me. thanks for the help you guys!

    starting with the phone off, you press and hold volume down, and the green send button, then press the power button. it brings you to a "safe mode" of sorts and then you just press on the track ball to clear all the data when it prompts you to.
     
  8. pcn2009

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    Battery pull



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  9. jreed2560

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    still not a hard reset
     
  10. smacky

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    Yes, that's the way to do it. I dunno what the factory reset through the menu does. May be the same, but no one does it that way. Proper way is to have the phone off and then do it.
     
  11. jreed2560

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    I usually go thru the menu. it does the same thing
     

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