July 28, 2009 at 7:10 PM #173685
Safe mode is a new feature that RIM introduced with OS 4.6 that has been present in later builds too. All it does is stop third party applications from loading automatically on boot. This lets you remove troublesome applications before they start running. This is not exactly new but a friend of mine needed this fix yesterday so I thought I would remind everybody about it. Keep in mind safe mode is only available on OS 4.6+ devices and I did find that it did not work on one OS 4.6 build so no promises.
To startup in safe mode (via Knowledge Base):
- Remove the BlackBerry battery and reinsert it
- Hold down the Escape key after the red LED goes out and keep holding it (The escape key is the one that looks like a sideways “U” shaped arrow by the trackball on the Bold commonly called the “back key/arrow”)
- You will then see this dialog box to the right and click ok
- To exit safe mode just remove the battery and reinsert again
Let me know if you have any issues!July 28, 2009 at 7:10 PM #179240
I also have an 8900 with 126.96.36.199. os. I have the 552 error message up and i’m trying to start it in safe mode but holding the escape key isnt working. Any ideas? Thank you in advance.July 28, 2009 at 7:43 PM #179241
I also have an 8900 with 188.8.131.52. os. I have the 552 error message up and i’m trying to start it in safe mode but holding the escape key isnt working. Any ideas? Thank you in advance.August 3, 2009 at 12:21 PM #179242
Does not seem to work on the Tour with 184.108.40.206. Tried twice and it booted like normal and 3rd party launch apps (YouMail, ILBB, etc) were running.
Verizon Bold 9930 work
Verizon Droid Bionic playAugust 26, 2009 at 3:36 PM #179243
Not working on the Bold running 220.127.116.117. Tried with QuickPull and Battery Pull.
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