1. bunjy's Avatar
    I'm new to Android and am wondering how to re-boot or restart the OS (similar to a battery pull in BlackBerry). Thanks!
    08-02-2010 10:31 PM
  2. terpitude71's Avatar
    which phone do you have? some phones have a soft boot ability, but the most basic way is to power off and then power back on
    08-03-2010 12:03 AM
  3. bunjy's Avatar
    I have a Droid Incredible.
    08-03-2010 01:22 PM
  4. terpitude71's Avatar
    power off, power on then
    08-03-2010 04:44 PM
  5. bunjy's Avatar
    I thought that was it, but it seemed so simple!
    08-03-2010 10:12 PM
  6. PFNikolai's Avatar
    A little more detail on how to power off since it is not as simple as pressing the power button which actually just puts it to "sleep" or in "standby" by turning off the screen and some other stuff.

    Powering off means just that, turning the device all the way off. To do this you press and hold the power button until a menu is presented. The contents of this menu vary by device, but they all include a "Power off" option (or the equivalent). Some also have a restart option to power off and power back on.

    Powering off literally shuts the device down and turns all the electronics off. Nothing will wake it up until you do. Rebooting from this state takes quite a while. In desktop computer "lingo" this is called a "cold boot."

    Cold booting can solve problems with something that's "gone wrong" in RAM and can solve many problems so consider doing this when you're getting inexplicable Force Close type errors.
    04-25-2011 03:15 PM
  7. baseballfanz's Avatar
    Use Quickboot, free from market
    04-25-2011 05:15 PM
  8. qa fourever's Avatar
    thanks for the tip, a cold reboot resolved the issue with no sound on any app or gestures . Ainol 9 Spark
    05-05-2013 08:47 AM
  9. James Thigpen's Avatar
    How to reboot my phone

    What do i do when reboot sigh pops up
    06-17-2013 04:47 PM
  10. Xperia_4ever's Avatar
    Use Quickboot, free from market
    your device have to root before using it. just power off, then power on
    05-08-2014 04:03 AM