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Stuck in "Setup accounts" - Home key issues
Short version: Stuck in "Setup accounts" and "Done adding accounts" just restarts the app. No hardkeys work.
So I found a fairly neat app for my daughter called "Kid Mode" that has a wide variety of games, etc... It also claims to "lock" kids in the app by somehow disabling the home key. I am not sure what my daughter did but by the time I got my phone back I was stuck in the "Setup accounts" screen and my home key is not doing anything.
I can press "Done adding accounts" and the screens goes away, but comes right back. It is like it is my new home screen or something. Now, I have SBF'd before and I am running Apex Alpha 1 and I know I can reflash Apex on the phone and start fresh. But I have not taken a Tit. backup lately and don't want to start over.
- 06-10-2011, 01:10 PM #2
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So your daughter locked you out of the device with the app intending to lock her out.... Priceless
Couldn't resist... Here is two possible solutions..
1. Boot into Safe Mode and uninstall app..
- Power off phone
- Press and HOLD the Menu button
- Power up phone - continue to HOLD Menu button
takes about 1-2 mins, but will eventually come up and say SAFE MODE in lower left corner. Test for a while. But avoid starting APPS you don't really need. If the problem is gone, you likely have a rogue APP or Widget causing your issue.
To get out of SAFE MODE, just power off/on as usual.
2. Go to Settings / Applications / Manage Applications/ Kid Mode / Remove Default and Clear Cache
Time to feel the POWER...
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Issue RESOLVED. The safe mode trick worked. The problem was that I couldn't get in my settings to remove the defaults for this program. Getting in via safe mode was what I needed. I am surprised I never heard of safe mode on Android before. Kind of funny since that is what I was thinking..."if only there was like a windows safe mode for Android".
- 06-11-2011, 02:23 AM #4