Unitech PA500 Soft reset

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Resetting the Device

There are three kinds of reset that you can perform on your device when the device’s operating system stops responding or the system becomes corrupted. Depending on the situation, a warm boot, clean boot, or cold boot can be performed.

Warm Boot

You may have to perform a warm boot if the device freezes (i.e., device no longer responds to the tapping on the screen).

To perform a warm boot:


A warm boot or soft reset allows your device to get a fresh start, similar to rebooting a computer. This
will restart your device and adjust memory allocation. All records and entries are retained after a warm
boot. Unsaved data in open programs may in some cases be lost.

1. Remove the stylus from its holder.
2. Lightly press the tip of the stylus to the Reset button located on the rear of the device.
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1. Pull out the stylus.
2. Use the stylus to press the RESET button located at the opening of the stylus compartment. Your device restarts and displays the Home screen.

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Clean Boot

A clean boot allows your device will do a registry cleanup and reset all the system to the factory default.

To perform a clean boot:

1. Hold down the right and left scanner trigger buttons.
2. While holding down the scanner trigger buttons, gently press the tip of the stylus to the reset button located on the rear of the device.


Cold Boot

A cold boot will cut off power to your device. This will erase all records and entries, delete all programs you have added, and restore the device default factory settings. Never perform a cold boot unless a
warm or clean boot does not correct your problem. When you perform your next ActiveSync operation, you can restore any data that you previously synchronized to your computer or you can restore data
that you backed up to a storage card.

NOTE: When you perform a cold boot, the date and time settings are not retained. Formats, preferences, and other settings are restored to their default factory settings.

To perform a cold boot:

1. Hold down the power button.
2. While holding down the power button, gently press the tip of the stylus to the reset button located on the rear of the device.

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.