We need to change out the battery all the time if we use the phone...They ask us to turn the phone off before we swap out the battery.
Is it me or is this a bit much...
TO TURN OFF PHONE...
1. Hold power switch on upper right
2. Select Soft switch
3. Select another soft switch to turn off/swap battery
4. Select final soft switch
And, after 1.3.5 my wonderful Pre hangs on start up and just reminds me that it was Palm that is causing my frustration. The Palm logo just sits there, I have waited up to 6 minutes before pulling the battery back out!
I don't understand why you would change the battery on a Pre. My reason for removing the battery would be to change it when it wears out in a couple of years. Are you using a spare battery to lengthen your useful life?
As Pre is running a version of Linux, it makes sense to shut down the OS in a structured fashion before removing the battery. If you pull the battery while a computer is still running, you will damage files. While it is physically feasible to just pull the battery on many smart-phones, it is inadvisable. As smart-phones have become much more like miniature laptops, the times for procedures like boot and shut-down will become more like those of a laptop.
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