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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BigCiX, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. BigCiX

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    Anyway to quick reset your phone other then power off then back on?
     

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    There is an app, Fast Reboot.

    It closes and restarts all the core processes.

    Please do not take this as a recommendation, I'm a big advocate of letting Android do it's own thing memory-wise unless you have a specific problem?

    Remember that in Android (and other "modern" OSs) that empty memory is wasted memory. You will not get a performance boost from having free RAM.
     
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    you can try press and hold power button and home button until it actually turns off.
    Don't let go when the power off message comes up or when it vibrates.
     
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    Unfortunately, to do a true fast reboot, shutting down the system and restarting it, requires root. The method Chukka gave you above works very well, but is not fast. It is a simulated battery pull.
     
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    Thanks everyone. Was looking for something simple like Samsung devices where you can reset without actually powering down the device.
     
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    Interesting...

    So basically you're looking for a software/services/processes execution and reload in RAM to have the same (or similar) status as after booting up, and/or possibly emulating (as it were) the overall shutdown then start-up process, instead of doing a full power down and boot cycle?

    As far as I know this isn't available in vanilla Android, so you would likely need to be running a modified version and/or app on a rooted device, or have a device that comes with this kind of functionality already built-in.

    That aside, I'm not sure why you would need this kind of functionality for general use, as newer Android devices (especially ones running vanilla Android) are largely able to maintain their performance and functionality without needing a restart.
     
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