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Old 04-09-2008, 05:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just came to the sad realization that SoftReset does not work with OS 4.5. I loaded the much discussed 4.5.0.18 and tried to SoftReset from GeekandProud with no luck...all it would do is throw an uncaught exception. Anyone else with this behavior or is it just me?
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Old 04-09-2008, 05:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The "fix" will probably come out along with the official release
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The "fix" will probably come out along with the official release
I am sure you are correct but thought I would let those that are huge fans of the little app that it won't work before they get frustrated.
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All,

I thought I would post my pathetic work around for the SoftReset not working.

Set up:
1. Set SoftReset Download page as bookmark (this is so you can reload SoftReset easily, also note you can do this with any app but SoftReset is nice and small)
2. Install SoftReset

When you need to reboot without battery pull follow these steps:
1. Open SoftReset - It must be open for this to work
2. Press Call End (Red Phone used to Hang Up on a Call) - do not press cancel as that will close the app not put it in the background)
3. Go to Options - Advanced Options - Applications
4. Find SoftReset and Select "Delete"
5. After deleting the BB will offer to Reboot to complete the deletion
6. Click "Yes" or "Reboot" or whatever is necessary to reboot

After it reboots, I reinstall SoftReset and start the process over so I can use this method even if I am out of coverage areas.

If you did not know, this is essentially how SoftReset works in the first place. It installs a small prog to your BB that has parameters to require reboot upon deletion. Then SoftReset sends a command to delete the prog and you get a nice message (presumably caught by SoftReset and reworded for user friendliness) asking you if you want to Reboot Now or Reboot Later. After the Reboot you don't even know that this prog was ever installed, nor do you care!!!

Happy Resetting!!!

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Even though I am the only one that seems to care here I thought I would post an update. Apps working correctly is my pet peev (some may say I have OCD). Anyhow, I found a way to let SoftReset work.

Background:
I noticed when I would use it to Reset it would ask if I trusted "aa_DeletetoReset" which from my previous post is a small module that SoftReset installs and deletes to force the reboot.

Troubleshooting and my realization:
Anyhow based on this Application Permission question about "trust" I thought maybe this is a default permission setting. Well low and behold, I set all of my default app settings to "Allow" and requested a reset from SoftReset and it worked. So go to Options - Security Options - Application Permissions. Click the Menu button and Select Edit Default Permissions. I selected "Allow" to everything but you may want to test to find the right combination to keep your system more secure (See note below).

Note:
Using this method may open up your device to security issues because the Default Permissions are set to protect the average user and ensure certain functions are prevented that could be used for malicious purposes. Please use this fix at your own risk and I am not responsible for any/all issues that you may encounter as a result of changing any Default Permissions.

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Old 04-10-2008, 12:14 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Also, devices on BES may not be able to set these permissions as you describe. Good work and thanks for the update on this!
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I don't personally use this app

but very good work


FYI colorpearl doesnt work with 4.5 either
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A lot of these applications will probably come once 4.5 becomes available officially.
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is anyone haveing problem 4.5 random reboots
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A lot of these applications will probably come once 4.5 becomes available officially.
Hopefully so. The guy who made the app says on his web site that he knows it doesn't work with 4.5, but he doesn't have the time to work on it.
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i hope more than apps working is fixedin 4.5
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I don't personally use this app

but very good work


FYI colorpearl doesnt work with 4.5 either
but "SharpiePearl" does.
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but "SharpiePearl" does.

LOL SHARPIE
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is anyone haveing problem 4.5 random reboots
Yes it was a real orblem. Had to go back to 4.2
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is anyone haveing problem 4.5 random reboots
I fixed my problem. Removed all extra apps. Then upgraded and reformatted the media card. Added some apps back one at a time to see what happens. Didn't reinstall color pearl or softreset. Telenav seems to work OK. Haven't put LexSpell back yet.
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Even though I am the only one that seems to care here I thought I would post an update. Apps working correctly is my pet peev (some may say I have OCD). Anyhow, I found a way to let SoftReset work.

Background:
I noticed when I would use it to Reset it would ask if I trusted "aa_DeletetoReset" which from my previous post is a small module that SoftReset installs and deletes to force the reboot.

Troubleshooting and my realization:
Anyhow based on this Application Permission question about "trust" I thought maybe this is a default permission setting. Well low and behold, I set all of my default app settings to "Allow" and requested a reset from SoftReset and it worked. So go to Options - Security Options - Application Permissions. Click the Menu button and Select Edit Default Permissions. I selected "Allow" to everything but you may want to test to find the right combination to keep your system more secure (See note below).

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SIB
I too like this app but this seems a little cumbersome when a battery pull does the same thing!!
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*shrugs* SoftRest works just fine on my 8100 with 4.5

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Look at the date on this thread...

When this originally started, the 4.5 version is different than what we have now. Mine is also good now using the soft reboot with the .81 and worked with .69 and .55...

Now, if we can just get all our carriers to publish the newer 4.5 version - that's what I am waiting on....

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I'm on 4.5.0.66 and SoftReset works for me... Been using it for a while now...
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