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    Soft resetting?

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    Anybody have any idea on how to do a soft reset on BB pearl? I tried the Alt+Cap and Menu key to no avail!

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    Isn't it just as easy to pull your battery and reinsert it.

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    Yeah. A 'soft reart' would mean a battery pull for 15 seconds and let it reboot.

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    Sounds easy enough! Thanks guys..

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    Try the ALT+CAP+Del That's what does it on the 8700. If you find what does it on the Pearl, Please post in this thread, so I can save it.

    Thanks for your help.
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    ^ this does button combo does nothing! Hope that helps.

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    kboosman00, Sorry for not welcoming you earlier. I missed checking your join date.

    Yes, it helps a lot. If I find out the answer, it will be posted in this thread. Thank you.

    Let us know if there is anything else we can do to help with this problem or your BB.

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    I don't think there is a similar keyboard shortcut on SureType for that Qwerty reset function. I've never found one, and that with nearly two years of BlackBerry and three devices and five unique OS builds.

    As for the soft-reset or hard-reset...that's just semantics!

    The only TRUE reset on a SureType BlackBerry is pulling the battery.

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    Thanks Lewis. I was beginning to wonder. As to the soft-reset/hard-reset, that's why I call them Hot Reboot and Cold Reboot. I'm really not sure either actually does a true reset. But again that's just semantics also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rcbjr View Post
    Thanks Lewis. I was beginning to wonder. As to the soft-reset/hard-reset, that's why I call them Hot Reboot and Cold Reboot. I'm really not sure either actually does a true reset. But again that's just semantics also.

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    For a hard reset, do this:
    1. Settings -> Security Options -> General Settings
    2. Click the Menu button
    3. Select "Wipe Handheld" from the menu pop up
    4. Type in blackberry to confirm your request
    this will wipe the pearl - but don't do this when a soft reset is enough


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    Actually a soft reset is indicative of the word "software", as in using the internal blackberry functions to perform a reset. A hard reset would be pulling the battery. Wiping the handheld is typically referred to as just that, wiping, or resetting the defaults, or other terms clearly meaning your intention to start over from scratch.

    All that aside, I personally dont like pulling the battery out every time I want to reset b/c im sure in time I will wear down the clip on the cover and it will either snap off, crack, or otherwise fail. I am comfortable enough with your typical soft-reset to get the blackberry back to running optimally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by javijavi View Post
    All that aside, I personally dont like pulling the battery out every time I want to reset b/c im sure in time I will wear down the clip on the cover and it will either snap off, crack, or otherwise fail. I am comfortable enough with your typical soft-reset to get the blackberry back to running optimally.
    Me Too, I second your Opinion not to remove my Battery to do a Hard Reset. I use the soft Reset software to do the trick. but i am not sure if both do the same thing. Any clarifications here would help.

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    Well using soft reset is like using the Reset option in Microsoft windows. You are TELLING the system to reboot, but does it always listen? However when you punch the reset button, you are actually tripping a circuit on the motherboard causing the power supply to phase and literally killing the power, then re-establishing it back on. Thats like pulling the battery in your phone. You are guaranteed a full reset if you pull the battery, whereas soft reset might not actually reboot the phone 100%.

    When in doubt, pull the battery out.

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