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Six ways to get your webOS phone working again

by Derek Kessler Sun, 25 Jul 2010 10:09 am EDT

Palm Pre Is your phone all seized up? Again? Palm’s got some tips to get things back into working order, and it’s the stuff of legends. Well, it’s more the stuff that tech support would tell you to try first, so you can get this out of the way before placing that always-frustrating call. Here’s what Palm suggests, with our own commentary interspersed. The 6Ts:

  • Throw all open applications off the top of the screen - this will dump your running programs and help clear your RAM of hogs.
  • Turn your phone completely off and on - reset your network connection by doing this and help clear up any snafus.
  • Triple-toggle restart - toggle the ringer switch back-and-forth three times while holding down the power switch to force a restart.
  • Top off the battery - just let it juice up.
  • Take out the battery - the ultimate forceable restart: pull the plug.
  • Tether your phone to your computer and reinstall webOS - as a last resort, reinstall the OS and start over. The nuclear option, if you will.

Of course, those aren’t the only options, but they’re the Palm-supported ones. For more sub-nuclear options, be sure to check out our own How To: Restore a seriously ill Pre guide.

Source: Palm Support, thanks to HardBeatZ for the heads up.