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Battery Pull w/o removing case?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid' started by Magdroid, Jan 3, 2010.

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    Is there a way to restart my droid (like a battery pull restart) w/o removing the case? Does the "Power Off" feature mimic a battery pull restart? I am just interested in seeing if it will speed up the droid, but I don't want to decrease the life of my case (it's sturdy right now, and I want it to stay that way). I know a hard reset will wipe the phone, and I am not looking for that. I am just interested in a good / fresh restart.

    (I am a former BB user, if you couldn't tell. And I know how much a Battery Pull helped the BB. Was wondering if it did the same for the :motdroidhoriz:).
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    Mag, I've not found a way to do this, not to mention you also have to remove the cover and battery to access the SD Card. This requires that I remove my Hard Cover each time.
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    Welcome to the Droid - this is not a Blackberry - you won't need a program like QuickPull anymore. Since mid-November when I went from my Storm to my Moto Droid, I have pulled the battery because of lock up's twice and the only other couple of times was to remove the SD card. This is not necessary anymore :icon_ banana:, and you need to de-program yourself :)
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    To reboot the phone without doing a battery pull:

    1. Open the sliding keyboard
    2. Press the Shift, Alt & Del keys simultaneously.

    It takes a few seconds, but the phone will reboot.
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    Wow, that's totally awesome! I didn't know this was possible. Any other neat little tricks like this? :)
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    I've pulled the battery at least a dozen times. Droid is no iPhone
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    Awesome Tip.. Thanks for this!!
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    Thats correct. No need to reboot a device that isnt capable of multi-tasking. The Droid is indeed not an iPhone.
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    Thankfully it's not an iPhone
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    Well...yeah, if you needed to do a battery pull on the iPhone you'd be totally screwed...
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    LOL that's true and one of the talking points when I worked at the VZW call center. Non-removable battery on the iPhone. Then we were to talk them into an LG phone instead :)
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    Yeh we know its not the iPhone if was the iPhone it wouldn't run multiple applications at once. Also did you own a gen 1 iPhone LOL doubtful because it sucked when it first came out.

    UPDATES UPDATES UPDATES its gonna be a while. Atleast it isnt the storm with a useful update taking almost a year!
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    I had the Storm until Droid came out.... what update was useful? :icon_ devil: 5.0 = EPIC FAIL
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    Technically, this is an inaccurate statement. The the Android is a mutli-tasking OS. What our Droid's are not capable of is a phone call and browsing over 3g at the same time. That's a Verizon network limitation, not an Android limitation.
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    You must be confused because your preaching to the choir here. Maybe you better read it again...
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    ugh..I just don't get why everyone insists on comparing every phone, let alone the Droid, to the iphone. How tiring.

    The only thing that's similar about these to phones is the capacitive touch screen...and even that is different! sheesh!
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    Nope, no confusion here. I think the confusion is over the definition of multitasking. Android is multitasking all the time whether you are aware of it our not. It always has a number of services running in parallel at any given time. The question is whether apps can multitask is the point of confusion and when designed to do so, yes they can multitask as well.

    I want get into the technical issues of how multitasking is accomplished (e.g. multi-threaded vs time-slicing). But the fact is, stating Android does not multitask is an inaccurate statement.
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    He was not implying that Android does not multi-task, but rather that the iphone does not. The wording may be a bit ambiguous, but that's how I read it.
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    Ah, my bad. In that case, I was in fact confused. Please accept my apology.
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    Thank you. My 'statement' in question was a retort to the Guy that says he never has to reboot his iPhone. I then turned his words around stating why he doesn't have to reboot his iPhone as often as the Droid.

    @specmac, NP. :)
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2010
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