HP iPAQ 914 Soft reset

If pressing a button on the device or tapping on the screen does not evolve a response on your HP iPAQ 900 Business Messenger series, reset the device.
NOTE:     The device doesn't have a hard drive that can be formatted. To format the device and restore the factory settings, perform a factory reset.
A hard or a factory reset clears all user-defined settings, programs, and data to restore the device to its default settings. However, the data in the iPAQ File Store folder is untouched. Therefore, before performing a hard or a factory reset, save all your important data in the iPAQ File Store folder.

Performing a soft reset
A soft reset stops all the applications, but does not erase any programs or saved data. It also resets all hardware registers.
Save any data within a application before performing a soft reset.
Follow these steps to perform a soft reset.

Locate the recessed Reset button at the top of the device.
Use the stylus to lightly press the Reset button.
Release the Reset button. The device resets and turns on.

Performing a HP iPAQ 914 hard reset

Follow these steps to perform a hard reset.

Turn off the device.
Press the ok button located on the right side of the device and the Voice Commander button located on the left side of the device.
Use the stylus to lightly press the Reset button, keeping the ok and the Voice Commander buttons pressed.

HP iPAQ 914 Buttons combination for hard reset



Release the Reset button.
Release the ok button and the Voice Commander button when the Clean Boot message is displayed on the screen. The device restarts and turns on automatically.

Performing a factory reset
Follow these steps to perform a factory reset.

Tap Start > Settings > System > Factory Recovery . The Factory Recovery screen is displayed.
Type 1234 in the text box.
Tap YES . The Clean Boot message is displayed on the screen and the device restarts and turns on automatically.

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.