Software reset switch - allows you to soft or hard reset the ASUS P505
Resetting the ASUS P505
CAUTION! You lose all unsaved data when you soft reset the device. Similarly, you lose all personal information management (PIM) data (contacts, tasks, etc.) and added applications when you hard reset the device.
You can reset the device in case it malfunctions, or when an application hangs. You can either perform a soft or hard reset. To soft reset the ASUS P505, use the tip of the stylus to press the software reset switch on the left side of the device.
Asus P505 hard reset using buttons
To hard reset ASUS P505, press the power button and the software reset switch simultaneously. A hard reset restores the original configuration of your device and erases all data.
NOTE * The Flash Disk is the 64 MB Read-Only Memory (ROM) chip that stores the operating system. The flash disk has more or less 10 MB of free space that you can use to save or back up data from your device. Data saved on the flash disk are permanently stored even after you hard reset the device.
General advice: Before you buy a new cell phone or new tablet, please try the following procedure to repair your device in a software way. First charge your battery, backup your important data if possible and in most cases take out SIM and SD card before doing factory reset. It is impossible to recover your data after doing a hard reset, so online backup is always important. For all of your data, a backup should be done on an external device, hard drive, raid system or media. With or without insurance, if your cell phone lost, damaged or stolen at least your invaluable data is backed up in a safe place. If you are about to sell your phone and you want to wipe your personal data, or if your phone affected with virus you have to do a hard reset. In some cases, you can delete the forgotten password or lock pattern from your device as well. All information is for devices with stock based ROMs. If you are using rooted device, always back up your EFS folder first, containing your IMEI info, etc.! Please also note, that a hard reset operation will not unlock your mobile phone's SIM lock or network lock, but it will remove the unlock pattern, remove the user password or PIN password (NOT the SIM card's 4 digit PIN code). Also note that the firmware version will not be affected in any way, it will not be downgraded, it will remain the same you are using and if you have rooted your device, root privileges remain also unaffected.
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