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  1. harveys4mini's Avatar
    HI, i am asking how to get my s4 mini out of "safe mode", the phone was dropped on its side it has dented the volume button. I have rebooted it and taken out the battery a few times but only the stansard APPS are working.It has removed my personal APPS
    Please Help Or refer me, many thanks in advance.
    12-07-2013 12:12 PM
  2. UJ95x's Avatar
    HI, i am asking how to get my s4 mini out of "safe mode", the phone was dropped on its side it has dented the volume button. I have rebooted it and taken out the battery a few times but only the stansard APPS are working.It has removed my personal APPS
    Please Help Or refer me, many thanks in advance.
    Welcome to Android Central Harvey
    To get it out of safe mode turn off the phone, take out the battery, wait 10 seconds and put it back in. Then turn it on
    12-07-2013 12:23 PM
  3. harveys4mini's Avatar
    Sorry but it didn't work, any other ideas would be helpful? Cheers
    12-07-2013 12:36 PM
  4. UJ95x's Avatar
    Hmm, when you turn it on are you sure you don't have your finger on the menu key? Left of the home button...
    That's how you boot into safe mode so that might be it
    12-07-2013 12:47 PM
  5. harveys4mini's Avatar
    No I'm just turning it on using the power button
    12-07-2013 12:59 PM
  6. UJ95x's Avatar
    No I'm just turning it on using the power button
    Hmm. Strange, the battery thing always works for my phone. I'll see what else I can find

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    12-07-2013 01:18 PM
  7. pantumi's Avatar
    It happend same thing to my s4 mini!did you find a solution?also my volume button is broken,I can use only to make bigger volume.how you took out safe mode?thanks in advance
    12-18-2013 03:46 PM
  8. Nancy Cramblit's Avatar
    I've had the same problem beginning Wednesday, January 8,2013. The first S4mini was deemed DOA and I got a new one Saturday, 1/11/2013. All was well until I turned it on this morning! It came on in SAFE MODE-ground hog day! The tech support cleared it up like this:1. Power it OFF
    2. Press at the same time: UP VOLUME/HOME KEY/and POWER BUTTON.
    3.Watch the top left corner of the screen for the tiny bright blue message about
    REBOOTING when this appears, LET GO OF THE THREE BUTTONS.
    4. Use the Volume button to scroll to the 4th item(some kind of reboot-I can't
    remember the exact title)
    5. Use the POWER button to SELECT it.
    You'll see the little android robot falling down, getting up with a spinning tummy and at the end of his act the phone will be off.
    Power it back on and hopefully you'll be off of SAFE MODE.
    The tech told me to definitely call back(Verizon) if it comes on in SAFE MODE again tomorrow. I always power down at night and charge up.

    I had two phones in less than 7 days do this-something is up.
    miriah wright likes this.
    01-12-2014 11:33 AM
  9. mdawdy's Avatar
    HI, i am asking how to get my s4 mini out of "safe mode", the phone was dropped on its side it has dented the volume button. ...
    It happend same thing to my s4 mini!did you find a solution?also my volume button is broken,...
    Both phones have a broken volume button. The volume button is involved in the process of booting into Safe Mode, as in this video tutorial ...

    How to Boot Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini into Safe Mode - Galaxy S4 Mini Archive - Custom ROMs, Tips and Tricks

    So you two need to get the volume button fixed.
    01-12-2014 06:07 PM
  10. Darianshareva's Avatar
    i have the same problem have you found out the solution yet?
    01-18-2014 02:45 AM
  11. craigmellor90's Avatar
    i set a pasword on my phone then i forgot it and now after trying to reset it the phone is stuck in encryption mode i cant manually reset it or hard reset it no matter what i do it goes back to the same screen can anyone help ?
    01-18-2014 03:28 PM
  12. oliviarebecca's Avatar
    i have recently had the same problem yet no one can help me all i have been told is that i need to wipe the whole phone and if that does not work they will have a look at it it seems like a very common problem so they must have a solution
    02-23-2014 08:45 AM
  13. Shelter7's Avatar
    Sorry but it didn't work, any other ideas would be helpful? Cheers
    Take it to the store where you bought it. Although the warranty might be affected by the accident, maybe the guys there will find a solution. I did the trick with the battery do and it worked, probably it`s something more severe than that
    02-23-2014 03:34 PM
  14. Tracy Lupejkis's Avatar
    It's happened to me twice. I called at&T and Samsung. They were useless and Samsung wanted me to mail my phone in and wait NO way. My volume button is dented a little too, the down volume part.
    I had to pull it out a little with a nail file. Be careful! Gently. Power the phone down. Now power it on. Quickly---- Before you see reboot in blue, on the black screen right before, push the volume button as if you were lowering the volume (if it is pushed in too much, use your thumbnail) and the HOME key at the same time. You should see the samsung logo- not the white S4 one, the one in a circle that appears on power up. My volume button is still pushed in a little on the bottom, but this has worked twice now. I don't remember dropping the phone, and this time it happened because I let the battery drain. Samsung told me to keep it no lower than 20% charged. I hope this works for you. If that doesn't work, let it go to the boot menu, select reboot now with the power key and then push in the lower part of the volume button and the home key.
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    02-25-2014 03:54 PM
  15. Shelter7's Avatar
    The part with the nail file seems the most delicate one. I can`t imagine what would happens if somebody`s hand would tremble
    02-26-2014 04:07 AM
  16. jala's Avatar
    From power off, pressing Volume UP and Power at the same time worked for me (maybe because the volume button was stuck in Volume Down)
    03-09-2014 04:49 AM
  17. jbrintrup's Avatar
    .. this doesn't have a software fix that i know of.

    - Take apart de phone ( )
    - Remove the volumen button
    - Straighten it with a set a pliers.
    - Replace, re-assemble

    Done.
    04-15-2014 06:51 PM
  18. Manveer Marwaha's Avatar
    HI, i am asking how to get my s4 mini out of "safe mode", the phone was dropped on its side it has dented the volume button. I have rebooted it and taken out the battery a few times but only the stansard APPS are working.It has removed my personal APPS
    Please Help Or refer me, many thanks in advance.
    05-16-2014 07:22 PM
  19. Manveer Marwaha's Avatar
    This is what I did I kept my phone on while the back of my phone was off then I quickly removed the battery with the charger in it and quickly put the battery back in I dont know if this works but give it a go its worked twice for me but if it does work DO NOT SWITCH YOUR PHONE OFF AGAIN or it will go back into safe mode
    05-16-2014 07:26 PM
  20. charbeltawil's Avatar
    Go into download mode and press volume up . Worked for me
    05-19-2014 04:03 PM
  21. breezo mac's Avatar
    i got an samsung galaxy s4 mini (sprint), i droped my phone now my lower volume button dont work but my top one do and i beeen safe mode for a while now missing all my personal APPS can someone tell me or help me get off safe mode..tryed ever possible method already please help
    06-10-2014 09:51 AM
  22. Louise Mills's Avatar
    hi there

    please help me turn off the safe mode off my Samsung galaxy s3 mini.

    any help would be appreciated.

    cheers

    lou
    07-05-2014 05:05 PM
  23. androidpiper's Avatar
    I think you just restart it, with the s4 mini it comes in when you start it while holding the volume down button. And I think it turns out when you restart.

    Sent from my SPH-L520 using Tapatalk
    07-07-2014 08:55 AM
  24. Christine Wade's Avatar
    that worked for me. thanks
    07-12-2014 08:21 PM
  25. kaseynetter's Avatar
    I'm having the same problem, my s4 mini is stuck in safe mode. My sound button on the bottom is dented and doesn't work, but my upper one is still working. I have been stuck in safe mode for a while and I haven't yet found a solution. I have also tried a lot of options people gave me. I called samsung and they told me to restore my whole device and sync my data to kies 3. But my computer wont recognize my s4 mini. Anyone have a new solution?
    09-02-2014 10:12 AM
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