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aff
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Posted: 2005-11-05 06:12
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What is a sof or hard restet? and what does it do?
lotus-odc
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Posted: 2005-11-07 00:24
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as far as im aware, a soft reset is using the power button to turn off the phone. and a hard reset is by removing the battery to turn the phone off


EDIT: softreset usually just turns the phone off, settings r saved etc, were as a hard reset u risk damaging files and losing settings, etc etc
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aff
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Posted: 2005-11-10 21:46
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So why is it considered so dangerous for your phone if its just like turning off your computer at home but by the power plug?
i thought it completely wipes the whole phone!
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Posted: 2005-11-10 22:33
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Hmm... I'm not sure which phone or context you're referring to, but i'll tell you what it refers to on my palm and symbian phone. A soft reset is usually done when your device hangs and the power button doesn't seem to work. No data is lost. A hard reset restores the device to factory settings completely.

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aff
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Posted: 2005-11-13 06:52
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thanks a heap, sure wont be using hard reset!
hotcha
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Posted: 2005-11-14 01:30
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I learned the hard way! Should have read this thread first...
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Posted: 2005-11-22 10:10
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Heh... That's why it's always important to keep a backup of everything you have on your phone. On symbian phones, i think it's a good practice to do a hard reset occasionally to clean up any junk or remains of deleted apps. Glad to have been of help.
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Posted: 2005-12-30 16:35
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nice, thanks for usefull tips
max_wedge
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Posted: 2005-12-31 16:32
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by hard reset they probably mean MASTER RESET, which is an option in the phones menu that resets the phone to factory settings and clears all user data.

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