04-02-2014 08:52 PM
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  1. Mainak47's Avatar
    Which process is best for hard reset ? The reset option in settings or using volume keys after restarting ?
    04-01-2014 04:34 AM
  2. DennisvdG's Avatar
    Which process is best for hard reset ? The reset option in settings or using volume keys after restarting ?
    I don't think there is a difference, I used the one in the settings three times and it ended up fine so yeah just go for it :P

    If it's gonna brick now it would have bricked next month too so there is no reason to wait, why exactly do you want to hard reset?
    Last edited by DennisvdG; 04-01-2014 at 09:05 AM.
    04-01-2014 04:42 AM
  3. unnatixlr8's Avatar
    Go with the hardware way (volume down+power+camera). I had a bad experience with the software method. It went straight to Cog loop. Only a button reset fixed it.
    04-01-2014 04:43 AM
  4. Mainak47's Avatar
    Will hard reset delete my Lumia black ??
    04-01-2014 04:51 AM
  5. Mainak47's Avatar
    Go with the hardware way (volume down+power+camera). I had a bad experience with the software method. It went straight to Cog loop. Only a button reset fixed it.
    Can you please explain the hardware way !!
    04-01-2014 05:03 AM
  6. unnatixlr8's Avatar
    Will hard reset delete my Lumia black ??
    No, It will not delete Lumia Black or Windows Phone 8 update 3. It will only delete apps and data.

    Don't worry, go with the hardware way and it will get done. Even the software method would work fine. It was my bad luck that day.
    Even then, It was during Amber days, now they might just have fixed it.
    04-01-2014 05:15 AM
  7. Mainak47's Avatar
    The data on the SD card will also be deleted ?
    04-01-2014 05:27 AM
  8. unnatixlr8's Avatar
    The data on the SD card will also be deleted ?
    Not sure, but just remove it before doing the reset.
    04-01-2014 06:24 AM
  9. Mainak47's Avatar
    U said that the hardware reset ia to hold the volume,power and camera key. But in a website it is given that only power and volume down buttons is to be hold. Which is correct ?
    04-01-2014 07:06 AM
  10. shmsnh's Avatar
    Use the software reset. I've used that several times on a variety of phones without any problems. The hardware key combo exists for instances when your phone does not start up.
    04-01-2014 08:26 AM
  11. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    U said that the hardware reset ia to hold the volume,power and camera key. But in a website it is given that only power and volume down buttons is to be hold. Which is correct ?
    The first is correct. The latter is for a soft reset...basically a more thorough version of rebooting to clear some things from memory.
    04-01-2014 08:30 AM
  12. DennisvdG's Avatar
    Go with the hardware way (volume down+power+camera). I had a bad experience with the software method. It went straight to Cog loop. Only a button reset fixed it.
    "it went straight to cog loop" how do you know this? There is no way of knowing when it's bricked because it looks exactly the same as when it isn't bricked... My first time hard resetting took almost 24 hours, at first I was sure it had bricked but no it just took really really long
    04-01-2014 09:08 AM
  13. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    "it went straight to cog loop" how do you know this? There is no way of knowing when it's bricked because it looks exactly the same as when it isn't bricked... My first time hard resetting took almost 24 hours, at first I was sure it had bricked but no it just took really really long
    ...and it shouldn't take that long. That's why it's called the cog loop. A hard reset shouldn't take longer than 10-15 minutes, half hour tops.
    I would also assume they knew this since it is their phone and they were actively watching it do the cog loop.
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    04-01-2014 09:15 AM
  14. DennisvdG's Avatar
    ...and it shouldn't take that long. That's why it's called the cog loop. A hard reset shouldn't take longer than 10-15 minutes, half hour tops.
    I would also assume they knew this since it is their phone and they were actively watching it do the cog loop.
    so you are saying that my phone was bricked but it resurrected itself? That makes no sense.... Also the other 2 times that I did a hard reset it took atleast 45 minutes

    And it is not called a loop when it has an ending you know :P
    04-01-2014 09:26 AM
  15. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    No. In fact the only person (until now) to use the word bricked is you.

    Also if you think all loops are infinite then to be honest I'm not sure what I could post that you would understand...

    Edit - Actually I found a concise definition that gives the meaning in relation to computers and electronics.

    a series of instructions (as for a computer) that is repeated until a terminating condition is reached

    After 30ish hours awake I was having a hard time thinking of an easy way to word this...but I think the good old dictionary works well. :)

    Also a truly bricked phone by definition shouldn't even power on.
    Last edited by Morpheus Phreak; 04-01-2014 at 09:46 AM.
    04-01-2014 09:34 AM
  16. DennisvdG's Avatar
    No. In fact the only person (until now) to use the word bricked is you.

    Also if you think all loops are infinite then to be honest I'm not sure what I could post that you would understand...

    Edit - Actually I found a concise definition that gives the meaning in relation to computers and electronics.

    a series of instructions (as for a computer) that is repeated until a terminating condition is reached

    After 30ish hours awake I was having a hard time thinking of an easy way to word this...but I think the good old dictionary works well. :)

    Also a truly bricked phone by definition shouldn't even power on.
    Aargh I am defeated!
    *crumbles into a pile of dust*

    No seriously the only point I was trying to make is that you can't determine if your device is in an infinite loop within an hour and I'm the proof of that because mine took almost 24 hours to complete
    04-01-2014 09:52 AM
  17. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    No one argued that point...

    I was saying it is called the cog loop because when something goes wrong there's no way to know if/when it will complete.
    04-01-2014 10:07 AM
  18. DennisvdG's Avatar
    No one argued that point...

    I was saying it is called the cog loop because when something goes wrong there's no way to know if/when it will complete.
    *the remaining dust vanishes in the wind*
    04-01-2014 10:15 AM
  19. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    Everytime you do that I keep thinking of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ;)
    04-01-2014 10:27 AM
  20. DennisvdG's Avatar
    Lol :)
    04-01-2014 10:40 AM
  21. Tien Nguyen4's Avatar
    you should hard reset whith ( volume down + power) =>volume up =>volume down=>power=>volume down
    Last edited by Tien Nguyen4; 04-05-2014 at 08:30 AM.
    04-01-2014 10:44 AM
  22. DaT Franchise's Avatar
    What exactly does the soft reset do? Hard reset obviously puts the phone back to out of the box state, but what would I lose doing a soft set?
    04-01-2014 10:51 AM
  23. ccaballero's Avatar
    What exactly does the soft reset do? Hard reset obviously puts the phone back to out of the box state, but what would I lose doing a soft set?
    Soft reset is often called also "Battery pull". It does the same as if you pull the battery off of the device. It's designed for devices with sealed batteries.
    DaT Franchise likes this.
    04-01-2014 10:55 AM
  24. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    Soft reset is often called also "Battery pull". It does the same as if you pull the battery off of the device. It's designed for devices with sealed batteries.
    Bingo! :)
    04-01-2014 10:57 AM
  25. DaT Franchise's Avatar
    Thanks guys
    04-01-2014 11:13 AM
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