1. netspeedz's Avatar
    I have an LG Optimus V that I can't get out of Safe Mode. I've tried removing battery, delete cache, etc in recovery mode, reset to factory defaults - None of these things work. If I could get a file manager application installed on it, I probably could flash to another custom recovery, however, in safe mode that is not an option.

    Any assistance wold be appreciated.
    04-03-2012 07:46 PM
  2. bjzapp's Avatar
    So it's basically still rooted correct?
    Then I would say try going into emergency mode. There is another thread posted on how to do this.
    instead of using the power volume down and home --I believe its power volume up and home.
    never actually went into that myself personally
    04-03-2012 07:50 PM
  3. kwknott's Avatar
    Try all your buttons and see if any of them are sticking
    04-03-2012 07:51 PM
  4. netspeedz's Avatar
    Buttons are all fine.
    04-03-2012 08:00 PM
  5. netspeedz's Avatar
    This particular phone is not rooted. What you describe is what I used when performing a factory reset.
    04-03-2012 08:01 PM
  6. bjzapp's Avatar
    Okay so that being said, I guess we will need some more information as far as what was done Before it got stuck in safe mode to give you some better information or advice
    04-03-2012 08:08 PM
  7. netspeedz's Avatar
    This was an eBay purchase. Haven't got a clue on what was done before it was sold.


    Okay so that being said, I guess we will need some more information as far as what was done Before it got stuck in safe mode to give you some better information or advice
    04-03-2012 08:10 PM
  8. cole2kb's Avatar
    In safe mode, can you mount USB storage? If so, you should be able to flash a custom recovery using terminal emulator or ADB through your PC as long as you can mount USB storage and enable USB debugging.

    If you can't download market apps, but can mount USB storage, you can copy the APKs for Gingerbreak, and Terminal Emulator, and use those to flash recovery. If you can't mount USB storage, can you e-mail the APKs to yourself and download them straight to the phone and install them that way?
    04-03-2012 10:44 PM
  9. netspeedz's Avatar
    Appreciate the reply.

    I have no idea how to do any of what you recommend. I would need some more detailed instruction before I could say the phone can mount USB storage.

    I did FTP gingerbreak.apk to a website I maintain and tried to download and install. The phone reports that it was installed, however, when looking at the application drawer, no gingerbreak app is visible.


    In safe mode, can you mount USB storage? If so, you should be able to flash a custom recovery using terminal emulator or ADB through your PC as long as you can mount USB storage and enable USB debugging.

    If you can't download market apps, but can mount USB storage, you can copy the APKs for Gingerbreak, and Terminal Emulator, and use those to flash recovery. If you can't mount USB storage, can you e-mail the APKs to yourself and download them straight to the phone and install them that way?
    04-03-2012 10:50 PM
  10. Moh Noer's Avatar
    i just had the same problem my LG SAFE MODE can't go away, but till i update Operation system i's gone !, so may be you reinstall fact, my setting all fine! enjoy!
    06-28-2013 05:12 AM
  11. anonymos1's Avatar
    hold your power button and volume up button down together for 10-15 secs. it causes cold boot and restarts the phone and safe mode shuts off.
    TrikkJames likes this.
    12-19-2013 09:25 PM
  12. leekers's Avatar
    anonymos1, thanks a bundle , I had been in safe mode for days, just followed your instructions and everything is back to normal and safe mode gone. Cheers.
    01-16-2014 03:33 AM
  13. TrikkJames's Avatar
    In safe mode, can you mount USB storage? If so, you should be able to flash a custom recovery using terminal emulator or ADB through your PC as long as you can mount USB storage and enable USB debugging.

    If you can't download market apps, but can mount USB storage, you can copy the APKs for Gingerbreak, and Terminal Emulator, and use those to flash recovery. If you can't mount USB storage, can you e-mail the APKs to yourself and download them straight to the phone and install them that way?
    This was a great list of options. Also, I've used another phone before as an SD card vessel.
    02-11-2014 05:50 PM
  14. mary deaton's Avatar
    I've tried to reset my lg optimus f3 multiple times to rid it of the safe mode, but no luck. Tried Master Resetting Using Through The Settings Menu and
    Master Resetting Using Hardware Buttons neither work. I did not download any new apps when it went into safe mode, was texting and it said " no sim card" and went into safe mode. Can you help?
    05-01-2014 07:16 PM
  15. AndyOpie150's Avatar
    Try reading this: http://radioshack.lithium.com/t5/Mob...720/m-p/142059

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-02-2014 06:00 AM
  16. Udaykiran Mudunuri's Avatar
    Great.. Thank you Ananymous1.. Now my mobile is out of Safe Mode.
    05-21-2014 11:56 PM
  17. aaceflapjack's Avatar
    how long is this suppose to take?
    08-06-2014 11:39 PM
  18. Denis Sakaj's Avatar
    I tried it and it works. what else can I do;;
    08-23-2014 12:48 PM
  19. Denis Sakaj's Avatar
    hold your power button and volume up button down together for 10-15 secs. it causes cold boot and restarts the phone and safe mode shuts off.
    It did not work, what can I do?
    08-23-2014 12:55 PM
  20. nieves robles's Avatar
    hold your power button and volume up button down together for 10-15 secs. it causes cold boot and restarts the phone and safe mode shuts off.
    Help please I have a lg-ls970 and aperently has a scam malware can anybody help
    12-20-2014 09:52 AM
  21. Dolly Renfro's Avatar
    I have a lg optimus pro and it's stuck in safe mode I tried restarting it and everything and nothing is working....my volume down button isn't working what do I do?
    05-29-2015 01:44 AM
  22. jo-mama11's Avatar
    I am in the SAME boat!! Volume down button is not working and I've tried EVERY suggestion to get it out of Safe Mode for 3 days now. This is annoying....I feel helpless. Please keep me posted if you get an answer.
    06-16-2015 04:49 PM
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