How do I start Samsung Galaxy S2 in Safe mode?

This week I’ve been having some issues with my Galaxy s2, primarily its because the settings menu refuses to open – and this is a completely vanilla setup.

Looking around I found a few great suggestions to load into safe mode, but for some reason lots of sites have a different method for loading into safe mode than the official Samsung site! So, to be clear, I have an international Galaxy s2 and mine is on a network called O2, although this may work with other models on different networks.

First of all, switch off your mobile. No need to remove the battery, unless its completely frozen 🙂

Next, hold down the power button to switch the device back on, as soon as it flickers into life let go of the power button and hold down the volume down button on the left hand side of the device. Keep holding this until you reach the initial lock screen and you should hopefully see the words “Safe Mode” in the bottom left of the screen. This will now let you debug your system without all the custom apps and services running.

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Jelly Bean Lands in the UK

So after a long old wait, last month Android Jelly Bean finally landed onto my Samsung Galaxy S2 from my carrier, O2. To top it off, I also had the choice of installing via Samsungs Klies software (backup and update suite) or OTA, which is a first for my Samsung updates!

I’ve been running it for a few weeks now and I have to say, its much more stable with problems like;

– Rapid battery draining

– Wireless locking up when trying to switch on in some conditions

– Random crashes

All seem to have either gone, or been massively improved.

Overall the phone is still running fairly fast and they even managed an email client update which is actually a major leap forwards against the last version.

So really, if it hasn’t landed for you yet then keep holding on, it will soon! Otherwise, go and download it now – hopefully you won’t regret it!

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