08-12-2017 05:53 AM
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  1. VOKLST's Avatar
    I picked this up from another forum....just turn power off. Then push power button and volume 'up' button at the same time, until the phone starts up again.
    Safe mode is gone, and all your apps are back (at least this worked for me....hope it does for you, too).
    YES YES YES thank you Joan my this worked got everything back!
    I had NO WATER ISSUES. It did duplicate my pictures & had to resign into email boxes.
    Noticed I was upgraded to 4.4.2 version of Samsung Note 3.
    All cuz battery died.....
    yeah I go thru cords like crazy.
    Note 3 has weirdo 2 piece connected input or I can use regular micro jack.
    I have 3 Westies so cords are yanked on alot at phone or plug end...
    cords are cheap at Amazon & work great!
    Thanks again Joan!
    04-01-2015 07:47 AM
  2. Jason Newberry's Avatar
    for me it wouldnt work.. but i tried it while pressing down instead of up and it worked. sometimes my phone turns down by itself. i think that is what is causing it to go into safe mode.
    04-02-2015 02:20 AM
  3. Robert Horning's Avatar
    My volume rocker is jammed putting all reboots into safe mode.
    06-07-2015 03:57 AM
  4. cesneris's Avatar
    Hi, so i "seemed" to have the same issue as most of you. volume down didn't work sometimes randomly going off by itself then after i reset safe mode activated and i could not turn it off. Tried all the tricks many other forums and suggested pages all failed. So i decided to do what some of you have done. Open it up exam motherboard and possible faulty wiring etc... I noticed the antenna board had some mild residue on it I de-attached it before attempting anything else turned it on without the antenna plugged in. Turned it back on and it worked! Cleaned the antena board with some rubbing alcohol and and q-tips put it all back together and it DID NOT WORK! Confused i reopened it and thats when i realized the first time i also had unhooked the speaker/headphone piece that covers the antenna board. I removed the speaker/headphone piece and turned it on again. Worked perfect once again! I inspected the piece for several minutes until i had the thought possibly water got into the headphone jack itself and was corroded on the inside where i could not see. Finally! A few toothpicks/q-tips and some rubbing alcohol with some patience cleaning and drying it out (after i cleaned as well as i could i let it sit for 20 mins) put it back together turned it on and worked perfectly. Reset it 10 times to verify it was fixed and still no problems! I assume the entire problem was in the headphone jack but in case it was multiple issues i included all that i did. You could easily text the headphone jack theory without opening your phone any more then to remove the battery. I hope this was helpful and solved this incredibly frustrating issue for everyone else!
    Soleoe, you are the man! It was exactly the same situation with my chinese phone Doogee DG450. I droped it during the rainstorm for a ~2 minutes, until I found. At first it looked like it's working, but later this problem occured. My Volume Down button didn't work and after restart phone was turned into "Factory Mode" full of chinese text. And when I pressed Volume Up, it was started continuously going down through the list. I opened this part where antenna is and cleaned it with vodka (yea, I know, I didn't have anything better ). And now it works fine! Just one little problem... during the antenna "plate" opening process I accidentally broke wire which connects these both parts... So be careful. Once again, thanks a lot!
    06-17-2015 05:40 PM
  5. Phillip Ramsey's Avatar
    OK so this may have worked for me as well but im not sure i was haveing the same problem on tuesday i droped my phone is some nice hot frothy [remove] the S5 active i have was supposed the be resistant to water damage in up to 3 feet of water but we wont get into that i removed the phone for my toilet as fast as possible (breif pause when i relized what i was sticking my hand in) well i figured the acid in my urine was gonna be more hamefull than the liquid its self so i got a towel covered it in saki and proceeded to dry it off (saki is not the prefered method) well when i start up my phone its starts haveing a fit looks like the touch screen is seeing like 800 fingers on screen at once takeing screenshots like a mad man wrap it in a paper towel and stick it in a jar of rice (also probably not a great plan) 2 hours later i power it back up and the sreen and buttons are not going off but it is saing no sim and in safemode wensday i take it to atnt and they give me a new sim card but cant fix the safemode problem so then i start checking here and a few other sites try everything except takeing the phone apart (i may have trying to make my phone go on an asian diet but i know my limits) well i get fed up with out and throw the phone on the couch and go to bed next day it was dead so i put it on a charge but didn't power it up i get home from work start it up normal and no safemode well im super excited now not sure if it was me throwing the phone and maybe it landed on the couch the right way the make the down buttom stop makeing my life living hell or if it was the fact the o let the phone run out of charge completely but good luck to everyone
    07-09-2015 08:28 PM
  6. Waqas Mumtaz's Avatar
    Thanks Joan Mcarthur
    07-13-2015 03:15 AM
  7. marcelop87's Avatar
    Hey guys!!

    Just solved the stuck on Safe Mode and non working volume down. I have a Galaxy Note 2.
    My problem was exactly the volume down button. I hit it some times and a little bit harder until he started to work again. Restarted the phone and the Safe Mode is gone.
    Hope it can help any of you.

    Good luck!
    07-27-2015 02:01 PM
  8. Telis Pahigiannakis's Avatar
    As you corect said the volume buttom - was the cause of the damage
    it was wet ,rusted and it was on all the time and it has as result to be on saf mode all the time....
    07-28-2015 10:03 AM
  9. Ventsislav Petrov's Avatar
    Originally Posted by Soleoe
    Hi, so i "seemed" to have the same issue as most of you. volume down didn't work sometimes randomly going off by itself then after i reset safe mode activated and i could not turn it off. Tried all the tricks many other forums and suggested pages all failed. So i decided to do what some of you have done. Open it up exam motherboard and possible faulty wiring etc... I noticed the antenna board had some mild residue on it I de-attached it before attempting anything else turned it on without the antenna plugged in. Turned it back on and it worked! Cleaned the antena board with some rubbing alcohol and and q-tips put it all back together and it DID NOT WORK! Confused i reopened it and thats when i realized the first time i also had unhooked the speaker/headphone piece that covers the antenna board. I removed the speaker/headphone piece and turned it on again. Worked perfect once again! I inspected the piece for several minutes until i had the thought possibly water got into the headphone jack itself and was corroded on the inside where i could not see. Finally! A few toothpicks/q-tips and some rubbing alcohol with some patience cleaning and drying it out (after i cleaned as well as i could i let it sit for 20 mins) put it back together turned it on and worked perfectly. Reset it 10 times to verify it was fixed and still no problems! I assume the entire problem was in the headphone jack but in case it was multiple issues i included all that i did. You could easily text the headphone jack theory without opening your phone any more then to remove the battery. I hope this was helpful and solved this incredibly frustrating issue for everyone else!

    Hey Man,
    It really works
    I had the same problem

    I would like to buy you a drink, but do not know how to do it
    08-08-2015 07:08 AM
  10. Johnny Kock's Avatar
    I pressed the volume down with a piece of hard plastic on it not to hard and then the volume down started to work and after I turned the phone off and started againg and safe mode was gone. You don't have to knock it on the corner of a table, just press hard on it wit the back of a pencil it would do.
    08-12-2015 10:26 PM
  11. Adam Chornesky's Avatar
    Thank you so much for your tip about getting Samsung Galaxy S3 out of safe mode! Instead of stressing for three days like the other respondent, I got your answer in minutes and solved the problem!
    08-29-2015 10:57 AM
  12. Adam Chornesky's Avatar
    If you have a protective case, try removing it first. In my instance, I moved the case around on the phone until the volume rocker was free to move. That might work also.
    08-29-2015 10:59 AM
  13. Fennison Mills's Avatar
    today morning i switch on my phone and there is Safe Mode.
    I restart phone several time and take off battery and restore my factory settings but nothing still Safe Mode
    any help??????
    09-06-2015 03:52 PM
  14. Paula Lowney's Avatar
    THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!!! Did work for me I 've tried everything and nothing so I think if the volume down doesn't work you have to bang the thing out until works and power on and off. the volume still a bit crazy but I am moving the button up and down to clean a bit. I am very happy
    11-27-2015 03:09 AM
  15. maskitheclown's Avatar
    That's so simple and it really worked, thanks Johnny!
    12-06-2015 02:39 AM
  16. Tracy Mac's Avatar
    That worked for me. Took a couple of times but I am patient and like to learn new things. Since it was a new(ish) phone for my son, he won't have to deal with sage mode being on. Thanks. It was very helpful.
    01-04-2016 03:27 PM
  17. kirti viradiya's Avatar
    just switch off or restart your mobile,
    while switch on process start then continuously press back button(right side button),
    01-20-2016 12:39 AM
  18. madison grant's Avatar
    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! Your way worked!!!!! I tried everything that other forums said but nothing worked. But when I did it your way it worked!!!!
    01-22-2016 02:12 PM
  19. Rachel Gaiser's Avatar
    Not sure if this has been said but after trying every suggestion it hit me like a ton of bricks. After restarting 50 plus time and still booting in safe mode I tried to boot it in the OS screen noticed it wouldn't select up or down and there it was my problem, my volume down button was pushed down. Pried it out enough to make sure it still worked and bam no more safe mode. Thanks for all the suggestions and hope I can help someone else.
    01-23-2016 11:25 PM
  20. pmlofft's Avatar
    Great! It worked for me.
    02-26-2016 01:42 PM
  21. Jamie E's Avatar
    what do I do if the safe mode is on
    03-19-2016 03:25 PM
  22. FlyingFoxy's Avatar
    My phone stuck in safe mode, and I can get out of it. I try everything, I mean really everything what I found on the internet to repair it, but it's still in it. Also, my volume button is stuck. Before few weeks volume was just going up and down, and now it's stuck. Please can anybody give me a solution...
    08-29-2016 01:32 PM
  23. Pat800's Avatar
    I tried every suggestion on this forum as well as others. Nothing has worked so it's like using an old Nokia until my contract runs out. I hate technology- it's an added stress!
    06-17-2017 06:59 AM
  24. harpyija's Avatar
    i dont know enough about phones to try half the things suggested, i hit the volume down button with a hammer and it works now
    08-12-2017 05:53 AM
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