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Sunday, January 30, 2011

How to Revive A Dead SmartPhone - Emergency CPR Techniques

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What should you do when your smartphone decides to play dead? Resist the urge to throw it against the nearest wall and try one of these techniques instead

Soft Reset
All phones have a soft reset function, which is similar to restarting your computer. Beware that performing a soft reset will cause you to lose any data that isn’t saved, but you will retain information previously stored on your smartphone

T-Mobile G1
With the G1 powered off, hold the Home and End keys simultaneously. When you see a triangle with an exclamation point, press the Home and Back keys.

Android (Other).
All remaining Android models use a simple power cycle to perform a soft reset. Just turn the phone off and then back on again.

BlackBerry (QWERTY keyboard).
Press and hold the ALT-CAP-Del key combination. The display goes black for a second and yourBlackBerry resets.

BlackBerry (SureType keyboard).
Press the ALT-CAP and Right Shift-Del keys. When the screen goes blank, release the keys.

BlackBerry (touchscreen).
Turn the Black- Berry off and remove the battery for at least 30 seconds. Reinstall the battery and turn the device back on.

BlackBerry Storm, Storm2.
Soft resets usually involve pulling the battery, but you can also use the Soft Reset app that is available OTA (over the air). After you install the app, you must disable Compatibility Mode: Tap Options, Advanced Options, and Applications; then tap the BlackBerry Menu button and highlight Disable Compatibility Mode. Now, launch Soft Reset and tap the Reset button.

BlackBerry Torch.
Press and hold ALT-Right Shift-Del keys.

HTC FUZE, Touch Cruise, Touch Diamond.
Insert the tip of the phone’s stylus into the reset hole located on the bottom of the device.

HTC HD2, Touch Pro, Touch Pro2.
Use a small object, such as a toothpick or stylus, to press the reset button, which is located below the battery and SIM card slot.

iPhone (all models).
Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button on the top of the iPhone and the Home button. Continue to hold both buttons (approximately 10 seconds) until the display goes blank. You’ll see the white Apple logo as the iPhone reboots.

Nokia (all models).
Power your phone off and remove the battery for 30 seconds. Reinstall the battery and power the phone on. Alternately, you can enter the code *#7380# and select Yes.

Palm Pre Plus.
If the phone’s menus are still active, select Device Info, choose Reset Options, and select Soft Reset. If the phone is locked up or frozen, hold the power button and cycle the ringer button on and off three times. If that doesn’t work, press and hold the Orange, Sym, and R keys until the device reboots. Turn the phone off, remove the battery for 10 seconds, reinstall the battery, and power the phone up

Windows Phone 7.
Turn the phone off, and back on. Alternatively, you can remove the battery for 30 seconds, reinstall the battery, and turn the phone back on.

All other smartphones.
You can generally perform a soft reset by powering the phone off and then on or removing the battery and replacing it after 30 seconds.

Hard Reset
A hard reset is a last-ditch option that returns your phone to its factory settings, which means you will lose all data and any installed applications. Before performing a hard reset, you will want to remove the memory card from your phone; that way you can recover data from the card later.

Android (all models with functioning menu systems).
One of the following menu-based systems for performing a hard reset should work, depending on the phone and version of Android. Open the application menu. Tap Settings, SD Card & Phone Storage, and Factory Data Reset, and then follow the on-screen instruction

From the Home screen, tap Menu, Settings, Privacy, and Factory Data Reset, and then follow the on-screen instructions.

When the menu system isn’t functional, the following phone-specific options will be helpful for performing a hard reset.

T-Mobile G1.
With the G1 powered off, press and hold the Home-End keys until you see a trianglewith an exclamation point. Open the QWERTY keyboard and press ALT-W.

T-Mobile G2.
With the G2 powered off, press and hold the Volume Down button while you tap the Power button. After the Android logo appears, release the Volume Down button. Press the Volume Down button again, select Clear Storage, and press the Power button. Press Volume Up to start the factory reset.

Motorola Droid.
Turn the phone off. Press and hold the Power-X keys to force the phone into recovery mode. Next, press and hold the Volume Up- Camera key to display the recovery menu. Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset from the menu, and then select Reboot Phone.

BlackBerry (all models).
Remove the battery and wait for about 30 seconds. Reinstall the battery and turn the phone on.

With the device turned on, press and hold the Left and Right soft keys. While holding the keys, use the stylus to press and hold the Reset button on the bottom of the device near the USB port. Text on the display will ask you to confirm the reset.

With the device powered off, press and hold the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons. With the volume buttons depressed, press and release the End/Power button. When a warning message displays, release the volume buttons. Next, press the Volume Up button to perform the reset. Pressing any other button cancels the reset.

HTC Touch Pro, Touch Pro2, Touch Diamond.
With the device turned on, press and hold the Volume Down and Enter buttons. While holding the keys, use the stylus to press the Reset button, located under the battery cover. Continue to hold the Volume Down and Enter keys until a warning message displays. Release the Volume Down and Enter keys, and then press the Volume Up key to reset the phone. Pressing any other button cancels the reset.

iPhone (all models).
From the Home screen, tap Settings, General, Reset, and Reset All Settings. This action resets all preferences but retains applications and data. If that doesn’t work, go to the Home screen and tap Settings, General, Reset, Erase All Content, and Settings. This will delete all data and applications and return the iPhone to factory conditions.

Nokia (all models).
With your phone powered on or in standby mode, type *#7370# and select Yes when prompted. You may need your Lock Code for confirmation. The default lock code is 12345.

If your phone doesn’t turn on, try pressing the On/Off button, *, and 3 simultaneously

Palm Pre Plus.
Open Device Info, tap Reset Options, and tap the Full Erase button. And then tap the Full Erase button a second time.

Samsung Behold II.
From the Home screen, tap Quick List; and then tap Settings, Reset Settings, and Master Reset. Next, enter your password and tap Yes. If the phone is frozen or won’t turn on, turn the power off and remove the battery. Wait 30 seconds before you reinsert the battery. Press and hold the Volume Down, Send, and End buttons. Keep holding the buttons down until a graphic appears on the display, and then press the Menu key to start the reset.

Samsung Captivate, Epic 4G, Vibrant.
Power off your phone and remove the battery. Wait 30 seconds and reinsert the battery. Press and hold the Volume Down button while pressing and releasing the Power button. Press the Volume Down button to select Clear Storage, and then press the Power button. Confirm the reset by pressing the Volume Up button.

Windows Phone 7.
Slide left and tap the arrow icon. Next, Tap Settings and select About, scroll to the bottom of the display, and tap Reset Your Phone.

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