Questions tagged [safe-mode]

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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How can a third party app run in safe mode?

I had a problem with my phone restarting at random, and it all started when I asked a third party app, FX File Explorer, to carry out a task (searching for duplicate files). So I duly rebooted the ...
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Limit Access to Safe Mode, Android 8.0+

I'm a parent, using an accountability app (MMGuardian) to limit access to certain games and apps on a Nexus 5X. The child phone is running Android 8.1.0. MMGuardian can't stop a child from rebooting ...
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How can I backup apps while in Safe Mode?

My phone is stuck on boot problem and I was recommended to wipe it all. However I still manage to get into Safe Mode. My question: how can I backup my apps while in safe mode? No need to backup all ...
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How to prevent the use of the safe mode with Android?

My 13 years old son found how to start his smartphone in safe mode to disable parental control. Is there a way to prevent this ? For example, "protect" the safe mode with a password ? Thanks !
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Restrict access to safe mode in the Android 6.0+ devices without rooting

I locked down my device (running Android 6.0+) so that only my application can run on it. I have to give these devices to the employees in my firm. Now I have implemented an Enterprise Mobility ...
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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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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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A515F Global version in Bootloop

Anyone, please help, I charge the phone overnight at normal, wake up in the morning the phone is in bootloop Forever! (It's Samsung A51 Global version, A515F with the 5/18 firmware stock ROM, NO ...
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Wifi works only on safe mode on pixel 3XL

I'm an happy owner of the Google Pixel 3XL. It's been working like a charm for ages, but since a few weeks, the WiFi & Bluetooth started to fail after a few hours for system uptime. I first ...
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Cannot disable safe mode by restarting, how to disable safe mode?

My Android 10, Nokia 7.1 phone ended up in safe mode. How do I disable this? Tried restarting and turning off/on as per instructions I've found online but it always starts up in safe mode.
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What could be the cause of my phone going into safe mode?

I have a Huawei phone and I have been using it for several years but recently it sometimes ( very rarely) goes into safe mode. The android version is 6. I do not have any external cover so no buttons ...
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How does safe mode work?

I know what safe mode does: it disables all user installed apps while it's activated. However, I wish to know more about its internal mechanism and how and when in the boot process it is implemented.
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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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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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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 to remove or bypass surelock kiosk without enabled adb or any passwords?

I got into a coaching institute. They provided me with a tablet, which I had to pay for in full. The provided tab is good, but it is in surelock kiosk mode, and the updates are pushed by surelock mdm. ...
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How to exit and disable safe mode?

I have a Note 2 running a custom Android 6 ROM and it's stuck in safe mode. It got stuck in safe mode once before, but I don't recall what I did to fix it. I did have a sticky power button then, so ...
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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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Find a 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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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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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 ...