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wipe motorola mc50

Adan-Handuleh
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hi,

i would like to wipe motorola mc50 device, any ideas how i do that

thanks
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- Performing a Clean Boot
A clean boot resets the EDA to the factory default settings. All data is the Application folder is retained. You must
download the Clean Boot Package file from the Support Central and install on the EDA.
NOTE When the EDA powers up after inserting a battery for the first time, the device boots and powers on
automatically.
CAUTION A clean boot should only be performed by an authorized system administrator. You must connect the EDA
to AC power during a clean boot.
Removing AC power from the EDA during a clean boot may render the EDA inoperable.
A clean boot resets the EDA to the factory default settings. All data is the Application folder is retained. You must
download the Clean Boot Package file from the Support Central and install on the EDA.


- To perform a clean boot:
1. Download the Clean Boot Package from the Support Central web site.

download link:

http://alturl.com/j3ea


2. Next page, Scroll to bottom of page to "Downloads"
   and select MC70 Cleaners 010100.zip
3. Browse to save to Desktop
4. Right click on file to extract all (to desktop) 7. Connect Symbol Handheld to ActiveSync and select
   Explore
5. On Handheld, Open Storage Card
6. Open extracted Cleanboot file and drag (or right
   click and copy) each folder from the Clean Boot
   folder (5 folders) NOTE: The file "Instruction"
does
   not need to be copied to the storage card. Click on

   "Instruction" to open and print instructions to
   perform a Update Loader Boot on the Symbol.

Note: In the event Program Files can not be accessed from the Symbol, an alternate method to load the Update Loader is to simultaneously hold (on Symbol) 1-9-Power. As soon as the handheld begins to load, hold the yellow trigger button (upper right side of
Symbol) for a few moments. Within a few minutes the update loader (reset to factory defaults) should begin.

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Commented:
i want to wipe it totally, so it doesnt retain any data

Commented:
According to the owners manual  warm and cold reboot will only restart the device not clear it out:

http://www.mc4.army.mil/help/techdocs/mc70UserGuide.pdf

A clean reboot will reset it to factory settings but you will need to delete items from your application folder.