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Reboot System: Soft reset

When you reboot the device, all running programs will stop and you will lose all unsaved information. Please make sure that all information has been saved before performing system reboot.

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17 Reset Button:
Press the reset button to reboot your device.

1.Reset key is located on the bottom right side of your device.
2.Use the stylus to softly poke the reset key on the lower right side of the device to reboot your system.

System Reset: Hard reset

When executing system reset, you are performing a clean boot on the device. It will remove the programs you have installed on this device, and reset all settings and information back to factory defaults.

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1.Turn off the device.
2.Press the number key 7 and 9 at the same time, and press power key while still holding 7 and 9.
3.This device will restore to system defaults and reboot.

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.