How to soft reset?

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    How to soft reset?

    Is it merely taking out the battery? Or is there some sort of combo of bottons/actions?

    Thanks!

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    A soft reset is power cycling the device....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backnblack View Post
    A soft reset is power cycling the device....
    sorry, i hate to prove you wrong... but...
    "Those of you having issues should do a soft reset of your phone (press power, volume down and the trackball simultaneously)."
    - someone from Google
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    Quote Originally Posted by M_Woody View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Backnblack View Post
    A soft reset is power cycling the device....
    sorry, i hate to prove you wrong... but...
    "Those of you having issues with the touch screen should do a soft reset of your phone (press power, volume down and the trackball simultaneously)."
    - someone from Google
    Thanks but the OP said nothing about Touch Screen Issues and someone from google also said a power cycle is a soft reset.....

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    Thanks for the answer. I was having screen issues. It froze!

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    well, if a soft reset if just power cycling the phone, what does does power, volume down, and trackball do??

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    Sprain your fingers? :D

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    :rofl3: exactly...

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    Talking

    LOL. Yeah, the method that I said is the 'official' way to do it. The easier way too IMO.
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    A soft reset is a reset of the OS without any sort of data wipe. This would include both the key combination and power cycling.

    A hard reset would be an OS wipe.

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