So, my Centura won't disconnect from my home WiFi. I'm miles away from home, and the phone thinks it is still connected to our router. The problem is that it won't switch to 3G if it thinks there's a WiFi connection.
Anyway, several people posted on other places on the net, that a "factory reset" or "hard reset" might resolve this problem. I'm assuming they mean "Menu" -> "System settings" -> "Backup & reset" -> "Factory data reset" from the home screen.
I'm willing to give this a shot, but I don't quite understand what this does to my phone especially with respect to Tracfone.
What happens after? Does the Google back-up thing restore my apps? Will my phone remember its own number? Do I dial the *228 thing?
Presumably, since the balance is stored on the system rather than the phone, Tracfone/Verizon still knows how many minutes/texts/MB I have left.
My first Android experience, so thanks in advance.
Take out the battery while the phone is on. Kind of like a kill switch for nonsense. The phone is made to handle battery pulls, won't hurt anything unless you are in the middle of composing a text, etc. like on a computer. A normal shutdown can result in the saving of the nonsense.