1. tnmok's Avatar
    My unused ( and unrooted) note 3 SM-N900W8 is stuck in flight mode!

    When I first turned it on I initially thought that the phone needed to be unlocked or was having sim card issues but I have ruled that out after troubleshooting; sim card changes, battery pulls, factory resets, firmware re-intallment, my IMEI and baseband are intact - 4.3 through kies). There is a 'no signal' icon on the top of the screen, and I can't connect or even access any mobile networks as it prompts me to insert a sim card.

    I then discovered discovered that my phone was on flight mode. Even when disabling flight mode from my settings (it appears off as there is no check mark beside "Flight mode"), when I go into my taskbar the flight mode icon is on (lit green) but it is greyed out.

    Any help on how to solve this would be appreciated

    PS I don't have the option of returning to manufacturer as it was a gift
    02-05-2014 02:28 PM
  2. Jimmy Grzybek's Avatar
    did u try turning it off and on again?
    02-05-2014 03:35 PM
  3. tnmok's Avatar
    That was the very first thing I did. Like I said I did battery pulls, factory resets from recovery and from the settings.
    02-05-2014 03:38 PM
  4. tnmok's Avatar
    An illustration of my flight mode issue below:

    Stuck in flight / airplane mode-no-signal.jpg
    Pic 1: No Signal as indicated by the icon (between battery percentage and wifi icons)

    Stuck in flight / airplane mode-flight-mode-off.jpg
    Pic 2: Power button press shows flight mode is off

    Stuck in flight / airplane mode-flight-mode-.jpg


    Stuck in flight / airplane mode-notification-panel.jpg
    Pic 3 & 4: Notification panel tells a different story; flight mode is lit green indicating it is 'on' but it is greyed out - meaning I cannot toggle it

    Stuck in flight / airplane mode-making-call.jpg

    Stuck in flight / airplane mode-trying-disable-flight-mode.jpg
    Pic 5 & 6: When I attempt to make a call this pops up. I click Ok and it attempts to disable flight mode but just keeps going in a loop.

    Stuck in flight / airplane mode-flight-mode-settings.jpg
    Pic 7: Yet in my settings, flight mode appears off
    02-05-2014 03:45 PM
  5. Jovius ZacHs's Avatar
    i have exactly the same problem but mine device was a Sony T2 ultra..
    try restart my device, sim card change, safe mode, clear cache, factory setting, reinstall OS..... the problem still exist...
    and it is so annoyed.
    07-03-2014 09:18 AM
  6. wudien's Avatar
    I have this same problem on ATT Note 3. wipe, reflash and still the problem persists.
    01-16-2015 12:28 PM
  7. isaacprem's Avatar
    have you managed to resolve this?
    04-01-2015 08:45 AM
  8. Ekant Tamboli's Avatar
    I have also got the same problem with 'Forme Discovery P9'. Please let me know if anyone found the solution to this annoying problem.
    05-18-2015 10:15 AM
  9. reigneallysonkaiser's Avatar
    I also have the same problem, stuck in flight mode and can't make outgoing calls. was there a solution for this?
    10-05-2015 10:04 AM

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