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Cingular 8525 soft reset

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Strap Attachment
Attach a strap for carrying your device.
Infrared Port
Exchange file(s) or data with other devices wirelessly (maximum of 8 inches or 20 cm, at an angle of 30 degrees or less).
Battery Cover Latch
Slide this latch to release the battery cover.
Sync Connector/Stereo Headset
Use this connector to synchronize data by connecting the provided USB Sync cable or to recharge the battery via the provided AC adapter.

You can also connect the provided USB stereo headset for hands-free conversation or for listening to media.
Reset Button
With the stylus, press the RESET button to soft-reset your device.
Speak into the microphone when receiving or making a phone call or creating a voice recording.

System tab

Hard reset Soft resetClear Storage Removes all your data and files from the memory and resets your device to factory default settings.


Resetting Your Pocket PC Phone
Occasionally, you may need to reset your device. A normal (or soft) reset of your device clears all active program memory and shuts down all active programs.

This can be useful when your device is running slower than normal, or a program is not performing properly.

A soft reset is also necessary after the installation of some programs. If a soft reset is performed when programs are running, unsaved work will be lost.
You can also perform a hard reset (also known as a full reset). A hard reset should be performed only if a normal reset does not solve a system problem.

After a hard reset, the device is restored to its default settings — the way it was when you first purchased it and turned it on.

Any programs you installed, data you entered, and settings you customized on your device will be lost. Only Windows Mobile software and other pre-installed programs will remain.

To perform a soft reset

Use the stylus to lightly press and hold the Reset button on the bottom of your device. Your device restarts and displays the Today screen.

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To perform a hard reset

Press and hold the Left Soft Key and the Right Soft Key, and at the same time, use the stylus to press the Reset button at the bottom of your device.

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Warning! Your device will be set back to factory default settings.

Please ensure any additional installed programs and/or user data have been backed up before a hard reset is performed.

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.