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How to Reboot a Frozen Huawei Ascend P6 Android Phone Tips, Tricks and Tutorials 15 JUL 2014

Annoyingly, my Huawei Ascend P6 android phone (a really good phone just by the way), froze the other night whilst browsing digg.com, remaining in its locked, unresponsive state for far longer than what I was comfortable to wait.

Of course, this smart phone has a built in battery, so unlike what I used to do with the Samsung Galaxy Ace, I couldn’t just pop off the back cover and remove the battery in order to force a reboot, meaning that I needed to locate the appropriate soft reset option for my Huawei device.

huawei-ascend-p6-take-screenshotAs it turns out, the same key press combination used to take a screenshot on the phone, as well as force a hard reset/factory reboot of the device, is also employed if you need to do a simple device reboot: To summarize, in order to reset your frozen Huawei Ascend P6 android phone, simply press and hold both the power and volume down buttons simulataneously, for about ten seconds, until the screen goes black, the phone rumbles, and then reboots (you can let go of the buttons when the screen goes black).

Note that key combination will work regardless of whether or not the phone is frozen – if it is frozen, then the phone will reboot, if the phone isn’t frozen, it will first take and save a screenshot, before eventually triggering the reboot operation (don’t let go of the key combination during the screenshot process).

(As a bonus, if you do actually want to do a full wipe, in other words factory reset of your device, first turn off the phone, and then simultaneously press the power and volume down rocker. This will power up the device and allow you to select the factory reset option from a boot menu.)

Problem solved.

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How to take screenshots on the Huawei Ascend P6? Tips, Tricks and Tutorials 23 MAY 2014

I’ve had my Huawei Ascend P6 (on a well priced Vodacom contract) for more than just a couple of months now, and I have to say, this definitely was one of my better choices when it came to selecting a follow up phone for my aging Samsung Galaxy Ace towards the end of last year.

huawei-ascend-p6-take-screenshotEssentially the Chinese-made Huawei Ascend P6 can best be described as a well priced, upper tier mid-range Android smartphone. It features a gorgeous full metallic body that is ultra thin and ultra light, and features 1.5 GHz quad core processor supported by the Huawei K3V2 chipset as its internal guts. It is powered by Android Jellybean 4.2.2 and has 2 GB RAM, 8 GB of storage capacity (internal), with microSD card memory expansion of up to 32 GB.

All the generally expected connectivity options are there, and like I said, this gorgeous, generously proportioned smartphone is genuinely a pleasure to use.

Anyway, the point of this quick note to myself is how to take screenshots on the P6 – seeing as I need to generate a presentation based on Touchwork’s newly developed app which obviously could do with some pretty pictures.

As it turns out, the method of taking a screenshot remains a pretty stock affair. Simply place a finger on the down volume rocker and another on the power button. Press and hold simultaneously for about 3 seconds, after which you’ll hear the shutter sound and a preview of the captured screenshot will appear. This quickly disappears, leaving you back in the application sandbox, as if you had never left it in the first place.

The screenshot images are saved in the internal memory, under /Pictures/Screenshots, so use them as you will.

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Easy as that.