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2005-05-24

[Mobiles] Palm, not-a-hard reset tip

'Day Zero' of the PalmSource Developer's Conference revealed this interesting tip for PalmOS users:
If your device locks up with just the PalmOS logo after a reset, you may not have to do a hard reset. Before you get that desperate, try the following: Hold down the "Scroll Up" button and hit the reset button. It will reboot, but not send launch codes to applications. Then do a soft reset to reload everything properly (after removing the offending application if the problem was caused by a new app just loaded.)

So, now we have another kind of reset to add to the myriad of other resets. I'll have to write a PalmApp which shows the difference, so if one Palm fails, you can haul out your emergency backup Palm....