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By gotgadget, Member on 19th December 2010, 08:56 AM
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So I was playing with my nexus s and the screen shut off with out the old TV animation and woke it back up and I see SAFE MODE in the bottom left.

I rebooted and was back to normal..... has anybody else had this problem and how did it happen? What caused it?

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19th December 2010, 09:11 AM |#2  
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I had the same thing happen to me last night as well. I'm not sure what caused it? Like you I rebooted my phone, and I was all good again.
19th December 2010, 03:35 PM |#3  
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Happened to me yesterday when booting the phone. Rebooted and everything went back to normal.
19th December 2010, 04:00 PM |#4  
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that happened to me when i had my HTC Hero CDMA
i never figured out what it was.
19th December 2010, 05:19 PM |#5  
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I had this same thing on my myTouch 3G. If you held down a button while starting up it put the
Phone in Safe Mode. It basically made all non-default applications not work. Did you guys try starting it up while holding a button?

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19th December 2010, 05:42 PM |#6  
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I had the same thing. I remember I was trying to boot into bootloader with the down volume key. That didn't work but I think that may have been the cause. Of course I now know it's the up button that does it all.

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19th December 2010, 10:37 PM |#7  
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Hi guys from what i have read the safe mode is in case you get app. that starts to act up my making your phone go nuts you can go in to safe mode by turn off your phone and while turning it on hold the menu button you go in to safe mode that way no third party app. are loaded so you can delete the app. that gave you the trouble that's what i have seen on the nexus s!!!!!!
20th December 2010, 12:06 AM |#8  
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good deal. I remember that I was wiping the screen off on my shirt while booting. Must have been what caused it. Useful info for the future for sure.
20th December 2010, 12:11 AM |#9  
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It happens when you turn on teh phone and half way through the boot process you hold the volume buttons
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