PPCGeeks Forums HTC Arrive HTC HD2 HTC Thunderbolt HTC Touch Pro 2 HTC Evo 4G HTC Evo 3D Samsung Galaxy S II Motorola Droid X Apple iPhone Blackberry
Go Back   PPCGeeks > Windows Mobile > WM HTC Devices > HTC Titan

Notices



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-23-2008, 05:41 PM
djheir's Avatar
PPCGeeks Regular
Offline
Pocket PC: 6700
Carrier: Sprint
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 162
Reputation: 111
djheir is keeping up the good workdjheir is keeping up the good work
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Question Any way to change the "hard reset" keypress sequence?

So I'm getting ready to purchase Sprite Terminator and I love the product but I got to thinking, "What if a real life ppcgeek were to find my lost phone and has the sense to do a hard reset before I have a chance to remotely lock or track it?" Obviously, if they hard reset before I can send, I'm out of luck and my efforts will be futile. So I was hoping that there'd be a way (maybe a reg edit) to modify the keypress requirements for a hard reset.

It's not a big deal and I'm probably being too cautious but you never know, right?
__________________
Are you a good person? Take the test here
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-23-2008, 06:04 PM
akijikan's Avatar
Regular 'Geeker
Offline
Pocket PC: HTC Touch Pro
Carrier: Sprint
Location: Chattanooga, TN
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 280
Reputation: 240
akijikan is keeping up the good workakijikan is keeping up the good workakijikan is keeping up the good work
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: Any way to change the "hard reset" keypress sequence?

I think it's hard-coded into the "BIOS" (whatever the phone equivalent is) because you can do it even with the phone off.
__________________
Clear Flip Clocks are for tools.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-23-2008, 06:35 PM
rstoyguy's Avatar
SuperNoob
Offline
Pocket PC: iPhone 5s
Carrier: TMobile
Location: Wichita, KS
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 6,309
Reputation: 23264
rstoyguy can't get a higher reputation levelrstoyguy can't get a higher reputation levelrstoyguy can't get a higher reputation levelrstoyguy can't get a higher reputation levelrstoyguy can't get a higher reputation levelrstoyguy can't get a higher reputation levelrstoyguy can't get a higher reputation levelrstoyguy can't get a higher reputation levelrstoyguy can't get a higher reputation levelrstoyguy can't get a higher reputation levelrstoyguy can't get a higher reputation level
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: Any way to change the "hard reset" keypress sequence?

Since most of the thiefs valuable data-to-be would be lost, I doubt if a geek would hard reset and destroy all the good personal information. The average thief just wanting a phone, I think this is more of their target consumer.
But who knows, their backup software has the ability to overwrite programs in rom when restoring. I bet that whereever they 'hook' into messaging at, they overwrite a file in rom, so it will still work after a hard reset.
Anyone want to hard reset to verify this?

The hard-reset info is burned in and can't be changed...
__________________
If this post was helpfull, let me know by clicking Thanks!

Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-23-2008, 07:51 PM
Synned's Avatar
PPCGeeks Regular
Offline
Pocket PC: Touch Pro
Carrier: Sprint
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 162
Reputation: 0
Synned is a n00b
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: Any way to change the "hard reset" keypress sequence?

I think one of those anti-theft programs has an option to deal with hard resets, it actually won't let you hard reset without a password.
I forget what its called, but I'm sure someone will come up with the name.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-23-2008, 08:15 PM
tiermann's Avatar
VIP Member
Offline
Pocket PC: XV6800 Titan (on Sprint) / PPC6700 (Sprint) Apache / Sprint Touch
Carrier: Sprint
Location: PA, USA
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 815
Reputation: 3165
tiermann is still contributing even after becoming a VIPtiermann is still contributing even after becoming a VIPtiermann is still contributing even after becoming a VIPtiermann is still contributing even after becoming a VIPtiermann is still contributing even after becoming a VIPtiermann is still contributing even after becoming a VIPtiermann is still contributing even after becoming a VIPtiermann is still contributing even after becoming a VIPtiermann is still contributing even after becoming a VIPtiermann is still contributing even after becoming a VIPtiermann is still contributing even after becoming a VIP
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Send a message via AIM to tiermann Send a message via Yahoo to tiermann
Re: Any way to change the "hard reset" keypress sequence?

Just build your own ROM with your Owner Info in it.
Hard reset, info is back. OEMizer will build the OEM for you.
They'd have to reflash it to get the info off, which they could do anyway regardless of the hard-reset keypresses.

Hardresets and flashes also don't remove the ability to track or have it shut off by reporting it stolen.
For that they'd have to go a little further.

Last edited by tiermann; 04-23-2008 at 08:20 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

  PPCGeeks > Windows Mobile > WM HTC Devices > HTC Titan

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
©2012 - PPCGeeks.com