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  1. flierman's Avatar
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    1. Are there 2 ways of resetting the 8S?
    2. How is the soft one made? Holding the powerbutton until phone goes black?

    I also wonder what format I have to make a film to make it play on the 8S? mp4?
    Last edited by flierman; 01-07-2013 at 11:44 AM.
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    Resetting the phone removes all data from the phone and restores the default settings.
    The soft reset is done by going to settings-> about phone.
    The other one is hard reset.(power button + volume button)
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    @shahidw
    This is not correct...
    A soft reset clears and shuts down all active programs. This can help when the device is running slower than normal or not performing properly
    You can do it on this way:
    Press and hold the Power key on the top of the device.
    Slide down the screen down to power off.
    Press and hold the Power key to turn on the phone.

    A hard reset will erase all downloaded content, including ringtones, images, videos, applications, and contacts stored in the devices internal memory.
    You can do it in two ways:
    1.From the Start screen, swipe left.
    Tap Settings.
    Tap about.
    Tap reset your phone.
    2.Turn off the phone.
    Press and hold the Volume Down key, the Power key, and the Camera key simultaneously.
    When the phone vibrates, release the Power key.
    Continue to hold the Volume key and Camera key for another five seconds and then release.
    The phone will automatically reset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mixa8x View Post
    @shahidw
    A soft reset clears and shuts down all active programs. This can help when the device is running slower than normal or not performing properly
    You can do it on this way:
    Press and hold the Power key on the top of the device.
    Slide down the screen down to power off.
    Press and hold the Power key to turn on the phone.
    This is called : powering down your phone and turning it back on. This is in no way a reset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by instantcoffe View Post
    This is called : powering down your phone and turning it back on. This is in no way a reset.

    Technically its called soft reset.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR on JB.
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    It's also possible to hold the power button for a long time and eventually the machine will power down without having to swipe down. In case of a severe hang.
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    A forced restart, when the touchscreen is not responding can be done by:

    Press and hold the Volume Down button
    Then press and hold the Power button
    Release the volume down button
    (the phone will vibrate once)
    The release the power button


    This will restart the phone.
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    I do forced reset by pressing both volume buttons and power button about 10 seconds.

    I had to do this several times when I started to use the 8S, when I was learning how to use it, and all forced resets worked fine.
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    Hi. I am doing the hard reset, but it is stuck in a white background with green-colored infos. What shall i do? :| its been a day now, i still cant get my phone to function well. Help.

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