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Qiestion about phones without a removable battery.

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by hal1, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. hal1

    hal1 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I've always had android phones with removable batteries, Droid, Incredible, Thunderbolt, S3. At one time or another they have all frozen/locked/wouldn't boot, and the only thing that fixed it was a battery pull. There are some phones I'm considering (not iPhone) that do not have a removable battery. Don't those occasionally freeze, and if so how do you get it started again?
     



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  2. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    Generally these devices have simulated battery yanks by holding the power button for approximately 15-20 seconds.
     
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  3. LilBit

    LilBit Extreme Android User

    Some have a small hole in the back with a reset button inside. Use a paperclip or something to push it.:)
     
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  4. Harry2

    Harry2 Extreme Android User

    Yes, my HTC One X works this way ... :)

    Harry
     
  5. hal1

    hal1 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    This isn't a hard reset that looses everything, is it?
     
  6. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    No, that would be a factory reset. A hard reset would just immediately shut down the device terminating everything without saving, just as if you had pulled the battery from a device that has a removable one.
     
  7. LilBit

    LilBit Extreme Android User

    Same thing with the reset button, basically a shutdown and reboot.:)
     
  8. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    This method of holding power works on nearly all phones, regardless of whether the battery is removeable
     
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  9. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Extreme Android User

    Yeah I used to just hold down the power button as my phone started losing the date and time if I pulled the battery then forgot the battery was even charged.
     
  10. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    But make sure you know what the hole is for - don't go poking a paperclip into a noise cancellation mic by mistake! ;)
     
  11. LilBit

    LilBit Extreme Android User

    Good Point!! :p
    Pun intended:rolleyes:
     
  12. hal1

    hal1 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    thanks all
     
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