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    Default Galaxy Note 10.1: How to exit Factory Mode into UserMode

    Through an unfortunate sequence of volume/power key manipulations, my Galaxy Note 10.1 entered "Factory Mode" and won't come out. This is evidenced by a semitransparent panel superimposed upon the "home" screen with a list of hardware information and by a message I saw only briefly during one restart that stated in red, something like "...in Factory Mode... change to user mode before verification". I've done done a "factory reset", goodbye custom settings, but to no avail. Does anyone know how to exit "Factory Mode" on this device?

    So far, I have followed some reasonably clear directions to root the device. I think I was successful, I've verified that /system/xbin/su is rwsr-sr-x root:root. I read in another forum that if I rooted the machine and edited /efs/FactoryApp/factorymode from OFF to ON, it would correct the problem. If I enter su -root "echo -n ON > /efs/FactoryApp/factorymode" I get permission denied. It is perhaps of note that when I su, my prompt remains "$" although I see a message that the shell has been granted superuser privilege.

    This "aint my first rodeo". But, it is my first android. Perhaps, I'm not starting a shell with su?

    Any help or advice gratefully accepted.
    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 03-07-2014 at 12:55 AM.
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    Default Re: How to exit Factory Mode into UserMode

    See you had this on another forum. Try XDA those are the real experts.
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    Default Re: How to exit Factory Mode into UserMode

    I tried on XDA. They made some helpful suggestions but, "NO JOY". Maybe someone here has some ideas. I've loaded a new ROM, 4.1.2 but I'm still stuck in factory mode. Maybe someone knows how I might contact the factory to find how put it back into user mode.
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    Here is the exact solution for this problem which i have recently had!

    You have to root your phone and install Terminal Emulator from Google Play.

    Open terminal emulator and type as ;

    su
    rm /efs/FactoryApp/keystr
    rm /efs/FactoryApp/factorymode
    echo -n ON >> /efs/FactoryApp/keystr
    echo -n ON >> /efs/FactoryApp/factorymode
    chown 1000.1000 /efs/FactoryApp/keystr
    chown 1000.1000 /efs/FactoryApp/factorymode
    chmod 0744 /efs/FactoryApp/keystr
    chmod 0744 /efs/FactoryApp/factorymode
    reboot

    You now should not see the that message anymore. Its because of an EFS corruption. ( Thanks to yesilcin*com) for exact solution.
    Hope it helps!!!
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    Default Re: How to exit Factory Mode into UserMode

    Quote Originally Posted by inflock View Post
    Here is the exact solution for this problem which i have recently had!

    You have to root your phone and install Terminal Emulator from Google Play.

    Open terminal emulator and type as ;

    su
    rm /efs/FactoryApp/keystr
    rm /efs/FactoryApp/factorymode
    echo -n ON >> /efs/FactoryApp/keystr
    echo -n ON >> /efs/FactoryApp/factorymode
    chown 1000.1000 /efs/FactoryApp/keystr
    chown 1000.1000 /efs/FactoryApp/factorymode
    chmod 0744 /efs/FactoryApp/keystr
    chmod 0744 /efs/FactoryApp/factorymode
    reboot

    You now should not see the that message anymore. Its because of an EFS corruption. ( Thanks to yesilcin*com) for exact solution.
    Hope it helps!!!
    Thanks Worked for me. Also brought back my lock screen and my power button options, i do think a rom messed about with my efs file. Thank you again "inflock"
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    when I wrote this : rm /efs/FactoryApp/keystr........
    I saw this : root@android:/ # rm /efs/FactoryApp/keystr
    rm failed for /efs/FactoryApp/keystr, No such file or directory
    255|root@android:/ #
    What can I do?
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    Default Re: How to exit Factory Mode into UserMode

    YES!!! WOOOO Thank you, thank you, thank you omg i was having this same problem on my SGS4 AT&T. Worked perfect to clear that factory mode, phones fully operational again!!
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    Hi and thank you so much, it worked perfectly well although i had to try twice and the second time was good; the second time, before the procedure, i went to settings-applications-running and stopped factory test (two services under the same name) and then this worked, i got back lock screen etc...

    while I am at this, i had problems with failed to mount efs, boot loop, factory mode on and imei 049...not registered in network and i had no backups whatsoever -

    if anyone faces these problems, don't be discouraged because i fixed mine: first i used odin 1.85 to flash stock frimwere again - nothing changed (i was already on stock but boot loop due to bad efs!!) -
    boot loop problem - done in mobile service shop (my choice was not samsung, a simple one) with ns pro box - 2 minutes work no payment for me but 10 euros normally -

    factory mode on - this fix here, which is great, and

    imei 049...not registered on network - again ns pro box, 5 minutes work, all my friend with ns pro box did was rewrite the correct ime and flash it with the box (correct imei under the battery).

    that's all, my lovely note 2 is back in business;

    backing up everything is always good but even if you made a mistake, it's not the end for your note 2, at least not in my kind of situation :-)
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    Default Re: How to exit Factory Mode into UserMode

    " inflock " thank you sooooooooooooooooo much buddy u saved my phone
    thanks again
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    great....
    factory mode does not appear again...
    this work with my s6810
    thank you
    Last edited by duyax; 08-19-2013 at 05:18 AM.
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    thanks for the help
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    Thanks...
    your ides worked for my galaxy s3
    keep up the great work
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    Default Re: How to exit Factory Mode into UserMode

    i tried to kill the services before executing the adb commands, but i'm still not able to get my lockscreen and power menu back any suggestions?
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    Works like Magically....Great work..Awesome...Finally problem has gone
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    THANKS A LOT FOR YOUR PROCEDURE. MY SAMSUNG S3 WORK NOW !!!

    Your are a Super Man ; )
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    Default Re: How to exit Factory Mode into UserMode

    como lo hciciste yo tengo el mismo celular pero nose como hacerlo ayudamee
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    Default Re: How to exit Factory Mode into UserMode

    this does not help me. everything I type says no such file or directory.

    suggestions? this is on a sprint S3 L710.
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    Default Re: How to exit Factory Mode into UserMode

    After restoring my efs file from a copy i had, this worked great (no more yellow text)

    I still dont have network, i'm going to look into ns pro box which someone has suggested

    Thanks
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    @nerys
    If you have a copy of the efs file somewhere, restore it (i had to copy one file over at a time) using root explorer. The files need to be in the correct place for the instructions to work correctly.
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    Default Re: How to exit Factory Mode into UserMode

    Hi,

    I am having exactly the same issue with my Galaxy Note GT-N8000. However, in order to implement the solution given by inflock, the tablet needs to be rooted first. Since I am a complete newbie, can anyone please guide me to a reliable guide for rooting my tablet (Google throws up too many options!) or is there any way to complete this bypassing a root?

    Thanks & Happy Holidays!
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    Default Re: How to exit Factory Mode into UserMode

    I'm rooted, running adb as SU, and getting "Read-Only file system"
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    THANKS A LOT dude !!! It worked for my S3 !
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    when i put: rm /efs/FactoryApp/keystr
    this appears: rm failed for /efs/FactoryApp/keystr, permission denied
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    Default Re: How to exit Factory Mode into UserMode

    Absolutely did the trick. One thing that should be emphasized though is to use SU you have to have root...elementary but the ROM I was using didn't have it and I got access denied when typing the commands
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    this worked like charm on my s3. thanks

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