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How to format the phone memory ?

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megashock
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How to format the phone memory ?

I have some big files that are almost all of my phones memory and i canwt locate them.

 

Is there a way that i can format the phones memory and restore it to the initial stage, like the one that it was in the box ? 

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Mobile Overlord
cjlim
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Re: How to format the phone memory ?

What phone do you have?

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megashock
Posts: 13

Re: How to format the phone memory ?

Sorry.

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Mobile Overlord
cjlim
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Re: How to format the phone memory ?

With the E66 you could use the *#7370# reset to reformat the phone memory. You could also use the "3 finger deep reset" which will basically nuke the phone.

 

Always remember to backup your phone before performing resets as your data may be lost.

Then try the "3 finger deep reset". With the phone powered off, depress and hold these three keys simultaneously "*" "3" "green phone" and then power on phone using the on/off button whilst keeping the three keys depressed until you hear start-up tone.

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megashock
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Re: How to format the phone memory ?

Thank you.
 
What is the difference between 
Hard reset - *#7370#
Soft reset - *#7380#
And "3 finger deep reset" ?
 
With one of them will restore my phone to the "box" status ? 
What did you mean by "nuke the phone" ? 
what the 3 finger reset will do that the other reset options will not ?
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Mobile Overlord
cjlim
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Re: How to format the phone memory ?

It is difficult to pin point how each reset is different. All I can say in brief terms is the soft reset, returns all the settings to default values. The *#7370# is the reformat while the deep reset returns the phone to the out of the box state. To complete the transformation, you should also reformat the mass storage or memory card if there is one in the phone.

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megashock
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Re: How to format the phone memory ?

So just to be sure, you are suggesting to do *#7370# that will return the phone to the out of the box state ?
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Mobile Overlord
cjlim
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Re: How to format the phone memory ?

I am suggesting that try the deep reset if you want the phone to be returned to the out of the box state.

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Advisor
megashock
Posts: 13

Re: How to format the phone memory ?

Do you know if the 7370 reset will keep the internet connection settings of the cell operator that came with the phone ? 
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Mobile Overlord
cjlim
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Re: How to format the phone memory ?

The *#7370# may but I could not tell you for definite. Anyway, those settings are usually on the sim card or you could easily get the network to sms them over to you again. I thought you wanted out of the box. :smileywink:

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Advisor
megashock
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Re: How to format the phone memory ?

 

1) After the reset process, will the applications that are in my memory card still work, or that the phone memory stores data that is necessary for the function of the memory card apps ?

 

2) If i do a backup, will it restore all the settings before the reset, including the cell operator settings ?

 

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Advisor
megashock
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Re: How to format the phone memory ?

Thank's

Working perfectly, restored to the point that I've got phone from the cell company.

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Pikun007
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Re: How to format the phone memory ?

Can i remove games installed in my nokia N72 phone memory
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classic_sis
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Re: How to format the phone memory ?

@Pikun007

I think it can. Had you tried it? My Nokia (Symbian 3rd edition) can do that.
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