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Soft Reset Samsung Captivate


Soft Reset Samsung Captivate

Does anyone know how to soft reset the samsung captivate?

Mine keeps freezing and freaking out. I take out the battery at it seems to do nothing. I have a task killer, but that doesnt help with these problems..


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Re: Soft Reset Samsung Captivate

Resetting "Galaxy S" based phones

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The instructions above are for the hard reset. To soft reset this phone as per the manual, you just turn it off and on. But based on what you wrote I think the hard reset may be required

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My Samsung Captivate Freezes all the time.  It's quite annoying!  I am not sure if it is the Android software, the Samsung hardware, or AT&T's crappy service.  I have found that if hold the volume up key and the power key at the same time it will reboot your phone.  It takes a couple of seconds of holding.

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I complete reboot can usually be forced by holding down just the Power button for an extended period of time (if the device is frozen).


As to doing a "factory reset" - I'm not sure what the best way to do this on a stock phone is.  If you're rooted and running a custom ROM, doing a full wipe from Clockworkmod Recovery is easy - but phones don't come with CWM installed from the factory.


Unfortunately the filesystem (RFS) used in the stock firmware of Samsung phones is fairly awful.  It degrades over time in a manner similar to FAT.  That's why one of the first orders of business for custom ROM developers/kernel hackers for a new Samsung device is to port over Voodoo Lagfix (an automated conversion from RFS to ext4 - ext4 is the official standard filesystem for Android devices.)

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