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  1. Fulltime Traveler

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    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.

    Sigh...
     

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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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    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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    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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    I need another hand :(
     
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    Nice.. i did not know this.

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

    Good job!
     
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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.
     
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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.
    Peter
     
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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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    I actually want my eris to go into a boot loop... so i can try this lol

    I'm gonna start flashing things :D...
     
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    Scary stuff:eek:
     
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    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.
    Peter
     
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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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