Results 1 to 5 of 5
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By GSDer
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default Gallery S3: won't leave safe mode

    My S3 booted into safe mode after shutting itself off, and the regular reboot to get out of it doesn't work. Also tried removing the battery for 1 minute and it still booted safe mode. Any other way to get out of it?
    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 02-27-2014 at 08:13 PM.
  2. #2  
    UJ95x's Avatar

    Posts
    5,459 Posts
    Global Posts
    5,538 Global Posts
    ROM
    Slim Kat 4.4.2 Build 3

    Default Re: s3 won't leave safe mode

    Quote Originally Posted by amcap View Post
    My S3 booted into safe mode after shutting itself off, and the regular reboot to get out of it doesn't work. Also tried removing the battery for 1 minute and it still booted safe mode. Any other way to get out of it?
    Welcome to Android Central
    1) Turn off the phone.
    2) Pull out the battery for around 10 seconds
    3) Put it back in, but when you turn it on, make sure you're not touching the menu button. That's what causes it to boot into safe mode

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    Everything in this post is 100% accurate...I think

    R.I.P. Motorola...and what could have been the best smartphone line ever
  3. #3  

    Default Re: s3 won't leave safe mode

    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    but when you turn it on, make sure you're not touching the menu button. That's what causes it to boot into safe mode
    Perhaps the Verizon version (SCH-I535) is different; holding the Volume Down rocker during boot is what causes Safe mode on my phone

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk Pro
    Thanked by:
    UJ95x 
  4. #4  

    Default Re: Gallery S3: won't leave safe mode

    Quote Originally Posted by amcap View Post
    Any other way to get out of it?
    If it keeps booting into Safe mode perhaps there's an app that you installed that's causing some bad behavior (which is what Safe mode is designed to prevent). You could try uninstalling the most recent apps to see if that corrects the problem.

    Otherwise, it sounds like a Factory Reset is in order.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk Pro
    Golfdriver97 likes this.
  5. #5  
    UJ95x's Avatar

    Posts
    5,459 Posts
    Global Posts
    5,538 Global Posts
    ROM
    Slim Kat 4.4.2 Build 3

    Default Re: s3 won't leave safe mode

    Quote Originally Posted by GSDer View Post
    Perhaps the Verizon version (SCH-I535) is different; holding the Volume Down rocker during boot is what causes Safe mode on my phone

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk Pro
    Hmm, I thought it was universal. Thanks

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    Everything in this post is 100% accurate...I think

    R.I.P. Motorola...and what could have been the best smartphone line ever

Similar Threads

  1. Recovery mode missing can't flash it
    By bfdfix in forum Android 4.1 / 4.2 / 4.3 Jelly Bean
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-27-2014, 06:27 PM
  2. Galaxy S3 screen freezing
    By Brandon Brown5 in forum Android 4.1 / 4.2 / 4.3 Jelly Bean
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-27-2014, 02:39 AM
  3. Galaxy S4 won't let me add my google account
    By Rosita Figueroa in forum T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-27-2014, 02:36 AM
  4. Trying to Root my Galaxy S3 getting error from superuser app
    By LycosOmega in forum AT&T Galaxy S3 Rooting, ROMs, and Hacks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-26-2014, 11:12 PM
  5. S3 I9300 noob rooting confirmation
    By The_Jelly in forum Software Development and Hacking
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-26-2014, 03:55 PM

Posting Permissions

B