A soft reset basically resets the memory structure in the handheld. This recovers the device from memory conflicts, corrupted system service chains (mainly due to attempting hacks), memory leaks, and system lockups due to the “Fatal Exception” program errors.
A Soft Reset is performed by:
1. Power the device OFF.
2. Remove the battery cover and then the battery for 10 seconds.
3. Re-insert the battery and power the device on.