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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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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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; ...
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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 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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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 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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Titanium Backup Pro in Safe Mode

I have a S3 i9300 with a damaged motherboard that only boots in safe mode. I tried to put TB with pro key from the Play Store, and moved the main app (not the key) to /system/app using ADB. But now ...
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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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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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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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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 revert from safe mode with android

My phone recently decided that it should shutdown and then restart in Safe mode. It wasn't clear why it decided to do this. I restarted and then restarted again - to restore things. It did say all ...
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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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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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Prevent Android application install in safe mode

I am using a Samsumg Galaxy Tab2. Is it possible to prevent booting the tablet into safe mode or prevent application install in safe mode. Please help. Thanks.
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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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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" ...
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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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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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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 ...