There’s no doubt that soft resets are common with our devices. It may be due to installing new software, editing the registry or simply refreshing the device. With this in mind, many new Touch Pro2 users feel disappointed to see that HTC and/or their carrier have decided not to provide direct access to the soft reset button, which we’ve seen as standard on previous devices. Of course, T-Mobile TP2 users don’t have this issue because they already have hardware access to this button.
With the amount of memory available and the different methods of resetting devices through software, the tiny soft reset hole isn’t needed as much as it used to be in the past. However, it would still be nice to have it there when our phones lockup. Some would even argue that it would be their primary method of soft resetting under any circumstance, if given the access.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way. We’ve seen Touch HD owners figure a way around this before, but it never gets old hearing about people drilling holes into their phones. This time, a user on PPCGeeks has decided to redesign his Sprint Touch Pro2 (Verizon TP2 too) by drilling a tiny hole into the back cover, giving him direct access to soft resets. Not too shabby and look, it even matches the orange holes on Sprint’s custom cover. Now, what about a mod to access the storage card?
T-Mobile Touch Pro2 users, would you have preferred a concealed soft reset button? Similarly, if your device’s soft reset button is hidden, would you have preferred easy hardware access?