- by Hard Reset
(HTC Wallaby, Qtek 1010, Qtek 1020, Dopod 686, O2 XDA, T-Mobile MDA)
Reset the Pocket PC Phone and Clear Memory
You can perform a soft reset or a full reset a soft reset restarts your device and a full reset switches the battery off. The result of a soft reset is that some data may be lost in programs that are open, however, the result of cutting power is to wipe all the data and new programs you have added, and return the device to factory setting i.e. it will only have the software that was present when you bought it. On this basis, it is important not to think about a full reset as you would restarting, shutting down or even switching off improperly your desktop, but rather like a complete crash requiring you having to wipe your OS. The importance of backing up data to a SD card or your computer cannot be stressed enough - in the event you have to perform a full reset your data will not be lost.
To perform a soft reset:
If your Pocket PC Phone responds slowly stops responding or freezes, try soft resetting it. A soft reset causes the Pocket PC Phone to restart and re-adjust memory allocation. Unsaved data in open windows may be lost.
Use the stylus to press and hold the Reset button.
1. Soft Reset. Press into the hole with the end of your stylus to reset your device
To perform a full reset - hard reset:
A full device reset clears memory, deletes all data and restores the Pocket PC Phone to its default settings. Programs installed at the factory remain, while data you have created and programs you have installed are erased.
1. Unscrew the stylus and use the smaller point of the top-half.
2. Press the battery switch once to turn it off, and then once more to turn it back on.