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My sidekick 2008 screen is frozen and wont do anything

I had to restart my sidekick 2008 because i changed the language and when i turned it back on it was frozen and it wont do anything the light wont even turn off on the screen.. Can someone please help me please... My sidekick 2008 got frozen and wont do anthing and it was all because i changed the language HELP!!! what do i do?

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You have to press 1+@+0 at the same time and then hold down R until the four symbols come up..

i DId the same exact thing yestrday and i was worried. i started crying mattter of fact. my phone is my life.. hope you have luck

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