T-Mobile Shadow hard reset

Restarting Your T-Mobile Shadow Phone - Soft reset


Restart your phone when a program is not performing properly or the
phone is not responding to any keypresses.


To restart the phone


1. Remove the battery.
2. Wait 3 seconds, then reinsert the battery and turn on your phone.
WARNING! Any unsaved work will be lost if you restart the phone while a
program is running.

T-Mobile Shadow hard reset

Resetting Your Phone


Resetting your phone will remove all the data from its memory and restore
the phone back to the factory default settings.


WARNING! All your data will be deleted, it is recommended that you back up your
data first before resetting your phone.

To reset your phone

1. Select Start > Accessories > Clear Storage.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions to reset the phone.
The phone will restart after it has been reset.


Note If Encrypt files placed on storage cards is or was enabled before, then back
up all files from the storage card before using Clear Storage, hard reset, or
updating the ROM system software. Otherwise you will no longer be able to
access the encrypted files on the storage card. Use ActiveSync® or Windows
Mobile® Device Center to transfer files between your storage card and
computer. After the procedure, copy your files back to the storage card.

T-Mobile Shadow hard reset with buttons

  1. With the T-Mobile Shadow turned off, hold down the two soft buttons, then POWER ON your device. (Press T-Mobile Shadow hard resetfor 3 seconds)

  2. Choose YES to restore factory default settings.

  3. Phone will reboot.

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.