My 7970 seems to be stuck at "erasing network settings" am I going to brick it by resetting it? It's been on this screen for about 5 minutes now
Is not so easy to brick a cisco phone actually.
If when you turn it back on, doesn't go live, try the reset procedure: power off, press and hold # while powering on, wait for the leds to flash in sequence, release #, press 123456789*0#. The phone will reset and request term70.default.load from TFTP server, you must have this file plus all the individual firmware components available via TFTP.
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