O2 XDA Atom soft reset

Resetting your Xda Atom

Your Xda Atom can be reset in the following two ways: a soft reset or a hard reset. Executing soft reset allows you to reboot your Xda Atom; only some data in opened programs may be lost. Your Xda Atom returns to the same status as the last time you used it. However, a hard reset turns the battery off, returns the device to its default
settings, and deletes all programs, files, contacts and other information you have saved to the device. It is therefore extremely
important to back up data to a storage card or your computer on a regular basis in case a hard reset has to be performed.

To perform a soft reset

If your Xda Atom responds slowly, stops responding, or freezes, you can soft reset it. A soft reset causes the Xda Atom to restart
and re-adjust memory allocation. Unsaved data in any opened applications may be lost. Use the stylus to press and hold the Reset
button, as shown below.
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O2 XDA Atom hard reset

To perform a hard reset

A hard reset clears memory, deletes all data (such as owner information under Setup Wizard and AutoConfigurator) and restores the Xda Atom to its default settings. The action will erase all data that you have created and programs you have installed, but will keep all the preinstalled programs that were in the phone when your Xda Atom was first delivered to you.

Press and hold the power button, and then use the stylus to press the soft reset button at the same time. Be sure you have backed up all your data in an mini SD card or on your PC before performing a hard reset.
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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.