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How to Fix Galaxy Note 2 Stuck in Safe Mode

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has a fail-safe in case things don’t work the way they should after boot up–Safe Mode. When a third-party app has gone rogue and causing too much trouble affecting the normal operation, the phone reboots to Safe Mode. If the software develops some conflicts with the while running, the phone will do the same.

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There are, however, times when the phone gets stuck in the Safe Mode for some reason. When this happens to you, here are some things you could do:

Power-shock the phone

  1. While the Galaxy Note 2 is on, pop open the back panel and remove the battery.
  2. Leave it without a battery for a minute but at the same time, press and hold the Power button. This will discharge its electronic components of stored electricity.
  3. Place the battery back in.
  4. Boot normally.

If the phone still boots into Safe Mode, try the next procedure.

Remove third-party accessories

To rule out the possibility that a case might be in contact with any of the keys, remove any third-party accessories for now. After doing that, reboot the phone normally and see if boots up to normal mode. Otherwise, continue with the next procedure.

Wipe cache partition

  1. Turn the phone off.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons.
  3. When the Galaxy Note II screen appears, release the Power button but continue holding the other two.
  4. When the Android System Recovery appears, release both the Home button and Volume Up key.
  5. Using Volume keys, highlight ‘wipe cache partition’ option.
  6. Press the Power button to select it.
  7. Highlight ‘reboot system now’ and press the Power button.

Let the phone boot up to see if it can normally do so.

Factory Reset

  1. Boot your phone to Safe Mode.
  2. Backup all your important data.
  3. Turn the phone off.
  4. Press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons.
  5. When the Galaxy Note II screen appears, release the Power button but continue holding the other two.
  6. When the Android System Recovery appears, release both the Home button and Volume Up key.
  7. Using Volume keys, highlight ‘wipe data / factory reset’ option.
  8. Press the Power button to select it.
  9. Highlight ‘delete all user data’ and press the Power key.
  10. When the reset is done, choose ‘reboot system now.’

The boot up may take longer than usual and hopefully it will boot up normally this time.

Flash Firmware Using ODIN

There is this very popular flashing tool called ODIN. This is your resort but it’s kind of risky. If you know how to do it, then download the firmware that is currently installed in your phone and then download ODIN and install to your computer.

You can now flash the firmware to your phone. If ever you want to do this, contact me by email and I will provide a guide on how to do it. I just don’t to include the steps here to prevent other users from following it and put their phone at risked to be bricked.

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