MINI GUIDE: How To Quickly Restart Your Desire
I just came accross this little shortcut and thought it’s worth sharing
To restart your Desire in case it stops responding just do the following:
Press down the Power Button + Volume Down Key + Press the Trackpad. Within a couple of seconds your Desire will restart.
Saves you having to take out the battery, put it back in and turn the phone on.
That’s it. Short and sweet.
UPDATE: Bear in mind that you shouldn’t use this to restart your phone on a regular basis. This method doesn’t shut your phone down properly so you could lose unsaved data. It’s like hitting the reset button on your computer when it crashes. You should only use it if your phone crashes or becomes unresponsive or any other situation where you’d normally pull out your battery.
I did mention this briefly in the article intro, but saw that some people were still confused in the comments – hope this clarifies it.
Additionally, this will not perform a factory reset or wipe your entire phone, it just performs a power cycle: off then back on.