Reset Sharp Zaurus ZR-5000

Strong impacts, exposure to electrical fields, and other unusual conditions may render the unit inoperative (pressing keys and touching the display has no effect). If this occurs, you must press the RESET switch on the back using the touch pen or a similar object. Conditions that make the unit inoperative may also erase part or all of the data stored in memory.

Do not use sharp objects or objects with breakable tips to press the RESET switch.

Sharp Zaurus ZR-5000 All Reset Operation

If the unit still fails to function after being reset with the procedure above, or if you forget the password to be entered at start up, you must reset the unit using a more complicated procedure.

To perform a Sharp Zaurus ZR-5000 All Reset operation:

1. Hold down ON while pressing and releasing the RESET switch.

Sharp Zaurus zr5000 hard reset
A message appears.
2. Release ON.
Touch No. The built-in clock and any set daily alarms will be reset.
Do not touch Yes in step 3 (as this will delete all unit data). However, if you forget the password for the start-up display, to use the unit you must touch Yes and lose all your data.

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.