Performing a Hardware Reset

You may have to perform a reset if the device freezes (i.e., device no longer responds to the buttons on
the screen).
Performing a Warm Boot
A warm boot 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. Tap Start → Programs → Utilities → Boot Mode:

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The BootMode screen opens.
2. Tap Warm Boot. The system is reset and you will
lose all unsaved data.
Alternatively, to perform a warm boot, lightly press
the tip of the stylus to the reset button located on the
rear of the PA982.

Unitech PA982 hard reset

Unitech PA982 hard reset

 

Performing a Cold Boot

A cold boot cuts off power to your device, erasing all records and entries, deleting all programs you
have added, and restoring the device to default factory settings.
Never perform a cold boot unless a soft reset 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.
You can perform a cold boot using the Boot Mode utility in the operating system, or by pressing the
Cold Boot hardware reset button in the PCMCIA bay.
Performing a Cold Boot using the Boot Mode Utility
1. Tap Start → Programs → Utilities → Boot Mode.

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The BootMode screen opens.
2. Tap Cold Boot. The system is reset and you will lose all
data including all files in the RAM memory.
NOTE: When you perform a hard reset, the date and time
settings are not be retained. Formats, preferences,
and other settings are restored to their default factory
settings.

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Performing a Cold Boot using the Hardware Reset Button

The hardware reset button enables you to reset the PA982 in the even that the operating system does
not work or boot up.

Unitech PA982 hard 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.