Resetting Your Samsung SPH-i700 Handheld

Under normal circumstances, you will not have to use the reset button. On rare occasions, however your handheld may
no longer respond to buttons or the screen. In this case, you need to perform a reset to get your handheld running again.

Performing a Samsung SPH-i700 Soft Reset

A soft reset interrupts the processing on your handheld. All records and entries stored in your handheld computer are
retained with a soft reset. After a soft reset, the main phone screen is displayed.

Un-screw the stylus, or use the tip of an unfolded paper clip (or similar object without a sharp tip), to gently press
the reset button inside the hole on the back lower right corner of your phone.

Perform a Samsung SPH-i700 Hard Reset


A hard reset erases all records and entries stored in your handheld. Never perform a hard reset unless a soft reset
does not solve the problem. To restore your data after a hard reset, you must perform an ActiveSync operation.

You can restore any data previously synchronized with your computer during the next ActiveSync operation.

With a hard reset, the current date and time are retained. Formats, Preferences, and other settings are restored to
their original factory default settings.

To perform a hard reset, press and hold the Handheld Power button , then press the reset button. Remove
the stylus or paperclip from the reset hole, then release the handheld power button.

Data saved in Safestore memory does not get deleted, even if a hard reset is performed

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.