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Support Soft Reset / Battery Pull

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jake2488, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. jake2488

    jake2488 Active Member
    Thread Starter

    Feb 10, 2010
    Hey.. I searched and wasn't able to find this anywhere..

    Without a keyboard, is it possible to do a soft reset on the Droid X?!..

    Came from Droid where pressing Shift + Ctrl + Del would reset phone..


  2. Droid X user

    Droid X user New Member

    Aug 15, 2010
  3. Legato

    Legato Well-Known Member

    Jun 10, 2010
    Telecom Switch Tech
    Milford MA
    I don't think that is what they are talking about, as doing that you are gracefully powering down the device and starting it up normally. In the blackberry world you would pull the battery with the phone live, or use an app to do it for you (simulate a battery pull). If the phone is allowed to gracefully shut itself off it usually saves the state it was in, so any errors or issues you had may follow.

    Just pulling the battery/simulating a battery pull with an app, kills the phone then and there and starts a reboot, nothing is saved, you are loading fresh. Was a neccessity in a blackberry to do this a few times a week. Wish i could do it with my X, but closest i get is to actually pull the battery, which is annoying and takes time. An app to simulate it would be AWESOME! My phone gets buggy every few days and i have to reboot. This would save me time
  4. Brian_83

    Brian_83 Well-Known Member

    Mar 29, 2010
    I have to disagree with what you're saying. There are a couple differences here. On a Blackberry you can't totally power down the phone with the power button. It will simply shut off the cellular radio and put the phone to sleep. When you "turn it back on" it simply wakes up. You aren't rebooting the phone at all. That's why you have to do a battery pull or have an app do it for you.

    On an Android device you can totally power it off. You're going to get the same affect as if you were to pull the battery. A normal power down isn't going to "save" anything negative to your phone that wouldn't come up the next time you boot anyway. I will admit every once in a great while any phone might need a battery pull to fix an odd issue, but not usually.

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