August 26, 2009 at 3:33 PM #173884
Greg MyersParticipantPosts: 36
Have you ever found yourself in a position of having downloaded a corrupt application and killed your BlackBerry. Battery pull resets just throw it in the endless loop of boot cycle… and to top it all off you can’t get to a PC to reload or update your firmware ?
Try booting your BlackBerry in safe mode. (Works with most devices running OS 4.6 and above). The basic idea behind it is that much like Safe Mode on a PC, booting your device this way allows you to uninstall any “bad” applications by loading the bare essentials upon startup.You simply perform a battery pull and then hold the Back key until the Safe Mode dialog appears.August 26, 2009 at 3:33 PM #180180
I have tried this on my tour and can’t get it to work. I read that when you put your battery back in wait for the red led to go off then hold your back key. Well I held it for the whole restart and nothing happen. If any Tour owners have tried it. Please let me know how you got it to work. Thanks.
Wouldn't it be nice if when ever we messed up our live we could simply press ' Ctrl Alt Delete' and start all over??August 26, 2009 at 3:42 PM #180181
Doesn’t work on the Bold with 22.214.171.1247. Tried with a Battery Pull, QuickPull, and Alt+Shift+Del. Boots up normally, no safe mode.August 26, 2009 at 5:06 PM #180182
Ronen HalevyKeymasterPosts: 2,906
It works perfect on my 8900 Curve. I had to actaully use it twice to del a corrupted theme and app. But I never pulled out the battery. Just restart phone – and I just held down the BACK button until it boots up and I will see it says safe mode. I’m also running 126.96.36.199 OSAugust 26, 2009 at 5:19 PM #180183
I hold down the back button and it boots all the way up and if I continue holding it, I just get a black screen. As soon as I let go, I get the home screen and no safe mode.August 27, 2009 at 2:40 AM #180184
Not working on the Tour here, either.
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