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HP iPAQ rz1710 soft reset

Resetting the HP iPAQ

Performing a Soft (Normal) Reset

A soft reset does not erase any applications or saved data, but be sure to save any unsaved data before performing a soft reset since
any unsaved data will be lost.

Perform a soft reset when:

You want to stop all running applications.   After installing a new application. If your HP iPAQ stops responding.

To perform a soft reset:

1. Locate the Reset button.
2. Use the stylus to briefly press the Reset button. The HP iPAQ restarts and displays the Today screen.

HP iPAQ rz1710 hard reset soft reset

HP iPAQ rz1710 hard reset

Performing a Hard (Full) Reset

Perform a hard reset when you want to clear all settings, applications, and data from RAM (Random Access Memory,
where data and applications you have loaded are stored).
If the battery installed in your HP iPAQ discharges completely, your HP iPAQ will operate as if a hard reset had been performed
once the battery has been recharged.

CAUTION: If you perform a hard reset, your HP iPAQ returns to its default settings and loses all information (files, settings, etc.) that is not
recorded in ROM.

To perform a hard reset:

1. Press and hold buttons 1 and 4 on the front of the device 1 and, at the same time, with the stylus, briefly press the Reset
button 2 on the bottom of your HP iPAQ.

HP iPAQ rz1710 hard reset soft reset

Note: Verify the full reset by pressing the Power button. When the HP iPAQ has been fully reset, it does not power on until the
battery is reactivated.

2. A hard reset deactivates the battery. The Power button does not function until the battery is reactivated. To reactivate the
  • Connect the AC Adapter to the HP iPAQ to charge the device.
  • Briefly press the Reset button with the stylus

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.