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    difference in rebooting methods

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    Hi,
    Sorry if this has been asked and answered, but I can't find the answer no matter how hard I search.
    Can someone explain the difference between the 3 methods of shutting/rebooting that I know about ?

    1) Using the shut button ( I believe this one is just a soft reboot )
    The main ones I am wondering about, are 2 and 3

    2) Alt-Cap-H

    3) Battery Pull.

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    Floyd
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    Re: difference in rebooting methods

    Not sure what you mena by the "shut button", but if you mean the button on the top right edge of the device - also the Mute button, that just puts the device in sleep mode.

    On my 8800, [Alt][Cap][H] brings up an information screen (help?) with info like Vendor ID, Platform and App version, etc.

    There is [Alt][Cap][Del], but I've never found it to be reliable (although it just worked perfectly - of course!).

    The Battery Pull is the only absolutely reliable full reboot that I'm aware of.
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    Re: difference in rebooting methods

    disconnect / red button will just power off the unit, kinda like hibernation in windows.

    alt-cap-h , ive never heard about

    Battery Pull: This will make the phone boot everything. As it never gets the possibility to save the current applications.

    I can recomend a program called Softreset if you want to have an application reboot for you.
    Have a look at this site if your interested: http://www.geekandproud.net/blackberry-software/
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    Re: difference in rebooting methods

    Thanks.
    You're right, I'm sorry, I meant Alt-Cap-Delete.
    Not really interested in a program to do it, just wanted to know the differences.

    On my 8820, it's the top left button ( not mute ). On my pearl it's the red key. So those just put it to sleep, same as putting it in a holster. OK.

    but I guess I still want to know whether alt-cap-del is the same as a battery pull. Because if it is, then I would use it in place of a battery pull, since it's easier and less intrusive to do than a battery pull.

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    Re: difference in rebooting methods

    lots of discussion about this recently...

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    Re: difference in rebooting methods

    Yea I've seen that thread. It really doesn't cover it the way I am wanting.

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