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Why don't more phones have a hard restart button?

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  1. noahjk

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    It's pretty shitty when my ipod freezes and I can easily restart it but my dinc freezes and I need to pull the case, cover, and battery.

    Is there a way to set up a hard restart button on a rooted phone?
     

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    The iPod requires a button for this because you can't pull the battery.

    I'd be more curious as to why your phone is freezing often enough that this would be useful.
     
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    Hard reset on Android = pulling out the battery. At least that's what I do if the phone freezes up bad enough. Although I RARELY ever have to do this.
     
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    Why.....?
     
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    No I think he means a factory restore hard reset. Which needless to say, WOULD be VERY useful. All my old winmo phones had it. Along with physical wifi switches which I also miss.
     
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    No he means a hardware restart button (or button combo, I think a single button is a bad idea).
     
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    Umm.. ok that's wierd.
     

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