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Resetting Your Yakumo alpha

Caution: Resetting will cause unsaved data to be lost.

Resetting your Yakumo alpha is similar to restarting your desktop computer.
It restarts the operating system, but you will lose any unsaved data.
Occasionally, you may need to reset your Yakumo alpha; for example, you should reset:
  • After you restore data from your desktop computer.
  • When your Yakumo alpha stops responding; in other words, it appears to be frozen or locked up.
Follow this procedure to reset your Yakumo alpha:

1. Remove the SD/MMC card (if installed).
2. Use the stylus to press the soft reset switch (position 1, see figure).

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Remove the SD/MMC card (if installed).
In some cases, you may need to restore your Yakumo alpha to the factory default state by clearing the memory (RAM) from your Yakumo alpha. For example, you should clear the memory:
  • When your Yakumo alpha does not respond after being reset.
  • When you forget your password.
Clearing the memory means all data you have entered in RAM, including all files, system settings and additional programs you have installed, will be erased. (Programs installed to ROM at the factory are not affected.)

To ensure the integrity of your data should it be necessary to clear the memory, you are advised to regularly synchronize your data (via ActiveSync) with your desktop computer or back up (with a backup utility) to a storage card.
Do not slide the battery switch unless it is necessary.

Follow this procedure to clear the memory from your Yakumo alpha:
1. Backup your information if necessary.
2. Disconnect all cables, including the AC adapter, from your Yakumo alpha.
3. Stop all running programs by tapping Settings - System tab - Memory icon - Running Programs tab - Stop All.

4. Use the stylus to slide the battery switch to the left (OFF position).

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5. Wait for 1 minute and then slide the switch again to the right (ON position).

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6. Your Yakumo alpha will automatically turn on and prompt you to start the setup wizard.
7. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the setup wizard.
8. Reestablish a partnership with your desktop computer.
9. You may also want to restore data to your Yakumo alpha from your most recent backup file.
NOTE: If the battery completely runs out of power and is not charged in time, you will get
the same result as when you restore the factory default state.

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.