Toshiba Portégé G500 soft reset

Restarting your Toshiba phone

1. Remove the battery.
2. Re-insert the battery and turn your Toshiba phone on.

IMPORTANT: If you restart your Toshiba phone while a program is running, data that you have not saved will be lost

Toshiba g500 hard reset

Toshiba Portégé G500 hard reset

Hard resetting your Toshiba phone

You should only use this procedure as a last resort.
If you are experiencing a problem with an application, it is most likely ta result of a conflict
between installed programs. We recommend uninstalling the most recently added program first.
Also verify that the program is designed to be run on your Toshiba phone by comparing the requirements
to the information provided with your phone - select Start > Settings > More... > About to view this information.

NOTE: Hard resetting your phone will delete all your applications. You will also lose all
personal data such as music, ringtones and pictures. You are advised to back up all your
data before hard resetting your phone.

To hard reset your phone:
1. Select Start > Settings > More... > Format User Partition.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions to reset your phone.
3. Your phone will restart after it has been reset.

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.