Safe Mode is a special modus Android devices can be booted into. In Safe Mode, no user apps will be started on boot completion, thus allowing the user to uninstall a misbehaving app otherwise being caught in a force-close loop. Follow the 'info' link below for more details.

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lots of apps stopped working after my phone got stuck is safe mode

After "Nexus 5 volume-down button stuck, cannot boot non-safe mode", I've noticed that a whole lot of apps stopped working, e.g., when trying to launch the app like Meetup or GasBuddy, they just crash,...
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Nexus 5 volume-down button stuck, cannot boot non-safe mode

I got a bit of liquid onto my phone, and now the volume-down button on my Nexus 5 doesn't seem to work. The button itself doesn't bother me much, but every time I reboot the phone, it goes into ...
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Determine malicious app

I have a Google Nexus 5. Recently i had a problem about WI-FI, it just could not be turned on. I've found many suggestions how to fix that. None of them but turning on in safe mode solved the ...
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A different kind of Safe-mode?

I was playing with some Xposed modules on Galaxy S4 Mini phone and then after applying some changes, it stopped booting and stuck on boot logo screen. So, i tried to boot it up again in safe mode by ...
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Entering safe mode from adb shell

My question is similar to this one, but I don't necessarily have a powered off device. How can I enter Android' safe mode (or make it boot into safe mode the next time) from within my recovery image? ...
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How can I get out of safe mode on my Galaxy S6 Edge?

I droped my new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and I thought it was alright until my phone rebooted and stuck in Safe mode. Now I realized that my VolumeDown button is stuck and getting pressed.
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volume down button stuck on android phone

Yesterday i dropped my HTC one M8 pretty badly and it fell straight on it's side. Specifically straight on the volume down button, denting the metal in that area causing the volume down button to be ...
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Samsung S3 only boots into safe mode. Also plays a female voice reading everything on homescreen

Recently, my Samsung S3 GT-19300 somehow went off and immediately restarted itself into safe mode. I assume in safe mode there are limited thing that will function on the phone? But in my case nothing ...
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Nexus S unable to access Safe Mode after rebooting from emergency mode

Nexus S cant reboot to safe mode from emergency mode, instead it just reboots into emergency mode with a number of apps showing in the notification bar. Also a message received icon appears in the bar ...
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Ultra STAMINA mode bug on Sony Xperia Z3?

I had a long night yesterday, and at 5am my Xperia had like 10% of battery left, so I put it in Ultra STAMINA mode and fell asleep. This morning, the phone wouldn't turn on as the battery was ...
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4.0 ICS: Access safe mode without volume buttons

My dad has a GEM7008 tablet running 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and has managed to acquire the Cheshire Police virus. Bear in mind that he's in his 60s and before getting this tablet, he'd never used a PC/...
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How to identify the cause of entering Safe Mode?

I have a Motorola Xoom 3G tablet running Android 4.04 (latest system release) that has been stuck in 'safe mode' for some time now no matter how many times I restart the device. I have been through ...
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How to Install App as System App [duplicate]

My S3 has a damaged motherboard (says Samsung Tech Center), only boots into safe mode. If I am to keep using the device I have to make the apps into system apps, so they run in safe mode. One way is ...
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Disable booting into Safe Mode on damaged S3

I have a rooted i9300 (Samsung S3) that is damaged, and only boots into safe mode. You can read about some people with the same problem HERE and HERE. Took the device to Samsung Tech Center, they ...
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How to boot an HTC Cha into Safe Mode

On my HTC ChaCha I've been having problems with the bottom menu keys being periodically flakey and non responsive for which I wanted to try booting into Safe Mode to see if that fixes things. Does ...
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Run any user apps in safemode?

Some Background My Note 2 has strange slow down after hours of use. After hours of usage system_server and maybe kworker use a lot of CPU, mostly during apps open and switch, it lags badly. I also ...
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Nexus 7 tablet (original model) stuck in Safe mode; no way out?

I own a Nexus 7 tablet (the first Wi-Fi + 3G model - only front-facing camera, no support for phone calls). Yesterday, I wanted to take a screenshot on my tablet and tried various key combinations; i....
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S4 in safe mode, Odin on restart

Last night my phone was running slow so I restarted it, when it went to turn back on however it came to a screen with a warning about loading a custom OS and I had the option to either continue by ...
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How to enter safe mode on an HTC Desire w/CyanogenMod stuck in boot loop?

I have an HTC Desire with CyanogenMod 7 installed. After ignoring the low storage warning for a couple of months, it finally crashed and since then is stuck in the dreaded boot loop. I am able to ...
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how do i get out of safe mode on htc desire s?

Just put music on SD card, started up phone after re-inserting SD card, but it came on in 'safe mode'. Any ideas on how to switch safe mode off?
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Netbook with Android 4.1 freezes on load screen

I'm using a brand new Craig 10-inch netbook. It came with Android 4.1 jelly bean by default. I've made no changes at all but on boot, the initial splash screen appears, the jelly beans seem to appear ...
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How do I enter the Safe Mode on a HTC Desire?

This is for those of you who need to enter what is known as "safe mode" on HTC Desire. There may be several reasons why one needs to enter this mode. It is usually because the phone is not working ...
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Can adb be used to recover SMS messages while in permanent “Safe Mode”?

I have a non-rooted Droid X2 that is in permanent "Safe mode", but I want to recover SMS messages. SMS Backup and Restore will NOT work because safe mode only allows system apps to run. adb shell ...
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Broken screen, need to boot to original firmware

This is kind of an odd question, but I have a Razr with a broken screen which has safestrap 2.x (maybe .10) installed and CM10 currently booted up, using VNC/ADB/LOTS of patience, I managed to backup ...
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Is it possible to Boot into Safe Mode on an Android Device as a Precautionary Measure If Required?

Is it possible to Boot into Safe Mode on an Android Device, similar to booting up into safe mode on a Windows PC ? An example being In Windows if you were infected with a virus you may want to ...
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Galaxy S3 randomly booted into safe mode. Strange behavior

I was using my phone (Galaxy S3 SGH-T999), not doing anything intensive, just web browsing on Chrome, then all of a sudden my phone restarts into Safe Mode. I opened the app drawer and noticed most (...
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Disabling safe mode or removing apps from safe mode

I use a Droid 3 which has not yet been rooted. I need to remove access to the Browser or the Play Store. I already have an app called "program encrypting" which disables access to selected apps unless ...
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Safe mode on LG Optimus 2X

I accidentally added a task to Tasker which reboots the phone on startup. How do I boot into safe mode on LG Optimus 2X to disable it?
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What is safe mode?

My USC "Desire" locked up the other day. I have Android 2.2 installed. It just kept rebooting to the splash screen over and over and over again. Being an old Mac user I thought some "key command" ...