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Well just as the title says, if you have a phone without a removable battery (HTC One X) and it freezes while modding it, how do you cut the power if you can't pop out the battery?

I could see non removable batteries being a huge issue to phone modders like me.

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HTC's solution to this issue is to "Press and hold the Power button for at least 10 seconds, and then release it. HTC One X will be shutdown and then boot again."

This is the only solution I would be able to see. If you require something more, then as a phone modder I would recommend you take apart the phone and manually disconnect the battery. This is rather risky unless you are confident in what you are doing. You may be able to refer to this page: for a tutorial on how to disassemble the unibody of the HTC one x.

The last safe option you have is to simply wait a day or so (since it is stuck on) until the battery drains completely. From there of course charge it up again and continue with whatever software modding you were doing.

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Asus do this, too, for their tablets. Hold down the power button for 10-15 seconds and it does a hard-reboot. – staticsan May 21 '12 at 4:53
Same for Samsung phones & tablets. – onik May 21 '12 at 11:11

It greatly depends on what conditions made your phone to freeze, but generally a long press (10 sec) on the power button might get your phone to reset itself. YMMV, though.

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On RAZR, it's hold the volume down button and the power for 10 seconds.

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Yes. I can power down my frozen Galaxy Tab (with an unremoveable battery) by holding down the power button for more than 10 seconds. Before I found that out, I used to wait for the battery to drain overnight when the tablet had frozen.

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