a forced reboot/shutdown by removing power (take out the battery, usually).

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What is hard reset and what is factory reset?

It is mentioned at XDA Developers that one should do Factory reset or hard reset. I'm a bit confused about what is hard reset? Factory reset I suppose is using the option in settings to reset phone ...
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Any way to hard reset a HDC A9100?

I need to hard reset my HDC A9100 any way I can. Please, does anyone know how? To clarify: I need to overcome a forgotten screen lock, and the documentation provides no helpful information (it's ...
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HTC ONE hung and can not restart the phone

I have a HTC ONE. While using the phone it got hung. And when i tried to use the power button the Display as well got switched off. Now When i try to hold the Power button for ten seconds and try to ...
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Samsung S3 Cannot Enter Recovery Mode, and Can't Boot Up Either

I'm trying to fix a Samsung S3 which has been stuck on the boot logo continously, and cannot boot up. The phone keeps displaying the logo (which says "Samsung" and the phone model) when the power ...
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HTC Cha Cha hard reset - stored phone numbers

My HTC Cha Cha won't turn on, so I want to hard reset it to factory settings. Is there a possibility of losing contacts stored on the phone? (They are very important to me).
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How to hard-reset samsung galaxy ace

I am trying to reset the phone, and when I reach the Android menu, I have a yellow alert at the bottom: can't access to /system/csr/PTR/system Any ideas what should I do? Thanks :)
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Craig CMP741e boot-looping

Craig CMP741e is stuck in boot loop on the Android logo. When I try to install or mount I get read only errors and I have tried almost everything to recover/reset the tablet. There are no key ...
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Droid Razr Maxx stuck in odd Groundhog-Day-esque loop - will not hard reset

I've encountered an extremely annoying problem where my phone will constantly have applications force closing unexpectedly starting with Google+ and then the android core processes and then other ...
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Operating System isn't working in Onda V812

I bought an Onda V812, a Chinese tablet. Since beginning, the operating system hasn't worked correctly. Now it simply doesn't boot. I'd like to reset the tablet and maybe install a new version of ...
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Factory Reset NYX mobile Android 4.0

I have a Nyx Ice Cream Sandwich tablet, running Android 4.0. I need to do a factory reset, but I'm still not able to do it. How do I do it? I'm able to get the little android man with the red ...