Safe mode: Blackberry Curve 8520

Learn how to use safe mode on the Blackberry Curve 8520 through the hardware keys.





Turn on and use safe mode


Safe mode allows you to turn on the device with third-party apps disabled. Then you can easily remove all apps that may be causing a conflict or software problem.


To turn on safe mode and use it to fix app problems, follow these steps:


Turn on safe mode

  1. Remove and reinsert the BlackBerry smartphone battery.
  2. Once the red LED turns off, press and hold the Back Arrow until the device has fully booted.
  3. When the BlackBerry smartphone boots up the Safe Mode disclaimer listed below appears, click OK to dismiss the disclaimer.


Uninstall third party applications

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select Settings.
  3. Select Options.
  4. Depending on the software version, you may have to select Advanced Options.
  5. Scroll to and select Applications.
  6. Scroll to the desired application.
  7. Press the Menu key.
  8. Select Delete.



Turn off safe mode


To turn off safe mode, follow these steps:


  1. Remove and reinsert the BlackBerry smartphone battery.
  2. Do not hold the Back Arrow while the device is turning on.