I just went on my phone to turn off my WiFi and noticed I have a small box in the lower left corner of my screen that says "Safe mode". I've never seen this before and am wondering where it came from and how do I get rid of it?
There is an article here on this, according to the article you just need to reboot your phone.
Yes, I got mine with 2.3.3 already installed on the phone. I traded my Sensation to go back to the G2X since there was an update. The G2X is new and it doesn't show any updates have been installed so I assume this was one of the newer releases by LG.
I shut off my phone twice and the second time around the "safe mode" went away but I'm still wondering what that meant and why it was on my screen. I took a screen shot before I shut it off just in case.
Unfortunately, my phone wasn't doing what the article described but shutting it off and turning it back on twice removed it.
Force Close Loop
The term is generally used to describe when an app is involuntary closed by the system, then it’s automatically launched again, and then closed, and this goes on and on. Since you can’t access any of Android’s menus while your phone is in a force close loop, there’s no obvious way to kill it
On Android devices when an application becomes unstable, Android initiates ‘force close loop’ and it goes on and on until it kills the application process successfully. On some occasions, even rebooting your device fails to solve the issue. If you get stuck in such a situation, make use of Android’s ‘Safe Mode’.
Your first step would be to turn off your device. If the force close loop doesn’t allow you to switch off your device then just remove the battery.
Put the battery back, hold the hardware Menu button and switch on your device. (Remember not to release the hold button until your Android device has fully started).
You’ll notice that your device will have started in ‘Safe Mode’. You should see ‘Safe Mode’ in the lower-left corner of your screen.
When an Android device starts in Safe Mode, it doesn’t allow any of the third party applications to load. Go to Settings > Applications > Manage applications and uninstall the app that is causing the problem.
How do I do this on my samsung galaxy S? I can't get it to work. The menu key wont stay illuminated like I'm holding it and I cant access safe mode. Any suggestions? I'm stuck in a force close loop right away.
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