How often does your phone go into "safe mode"?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by IBradMac, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    Since I have jailbroken my phone has went into safe mode more times that I care for it too. For those of you that have had this happen how many times has it happened to you? Please include how long your phone has been jailbroken.
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    My phone has always been jailbroken, and it only goes into safe mode like once a week or less.
     
  3. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Mine only does it when I plug into an unsupported dock I use and try to start the device. A simple push of a button is all it takes for me to correct the problem.

    What are you doing with the device when it goes into safe mode?:confused:
     
  4. alphajerk macrumors member

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    I actually jailbroke my phone for the first time today. As I added apps and messed around with it, it went into safe mode four times. Kind of freaked me out, I think I'm going to unjailbreak it tomorrow. Winterboard is cool, but a novelty to me and I can live without it.
     
  5. scirica macrumors 68020

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    When I first jb'd my 3GS, about 3 weeks ago, it was going into safe mode constantly whenever it was plugged into a power source. If not plugged in, it never happened. Strangely enough, it has not gone into safe mode for several days now, and I think it coincided with a mobile substrate update from Saurik.

    Mine was going into safe mode 10 or 20 times a day...now...never...knock on wood!
     
  6. anitrajw macrumors regular

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    Mine has gone into safe mode twice since I jailbroke 3 days ago, both times it happened I was moving around my icons
     
  7. IBradMac thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I think some themes weren't interacting well together, and I also I think i run "too low" on memory. Imo, the iphone 3G doesn't have the available memory to multi task and use apps like backgrounder like the 3GS does.

    I recently backed everything up and deleted a few things and I'm going to see how that goes.


    It has happened to me probably 7 or 8 times in two weeks. It freaks me out. Everytime it happens I think its bricked or something. :eek:
     
  8. tag macrumors 6502a

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    Had mine jailbroken and unlocked since I got it about a month ago and it has only gone into safe mode once ever, and that was a result of my own stupidity in downloading an add-on from Cydia was not 3.0 compatible. My 3GS has been rock solid despite extreme modding and add-ons, I really can't complain.
     
  9. equlizer macrumors regular

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    3G maybe 3 times over the year
    3GS once so far the day i jailbroke it
     
  10. IBradMac thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Question?

    When the phone goes into safe mode what exactly does this indicate?

    low memory I presume?
     
  11. fuzion11 macrumors 65816

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    what the heck does safe mode mean?

    I've had both the 3g and 3gs jb'ed since day 1 and can't recall it ever going into said mode.

    Why would it do this and how can you tell when it happens?
     
  12. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    Mine went into safe mode for the first time today, 2 days after I jailbroke (3GS). It actually happenend when a text message arrived so I'm guessing irealquicksms was the culprit.
     
  13. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000

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    It's funny, my phone was going into safemode at least once a day. Then a few weeks ago I uninstalled intelliscreen, not for that reason, but because I wanted to do my own customization with Lockinfo. My iPhone hadn't gone into safe mode since :) so I guess I found the culprit. That's a shame because I paid for intelliscreen.
     
  14. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Only once this year, when I used AptBackup to restore a Jailbreak state.
     
  15. lavrishevo macrumors 68000

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    Never, but I am only using well know reliable cydia app's.
     
  16. Blueline29 macrumors 68020

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    I've only been jailbroken a few days now, but mine has (knock wood) never gone into safe mode, at least not yet.
     
  17. virx macrumors member

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    Never went into safe mode on my 3G, have it JB for 2 months.
     
  18. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    My old 3G? Never. My new 3GS? Never. I don't put much on it tho, MobileSubstrate, BossPrefs, Winterboard, command line tools, etc. :)
     
  19. Reclaim3r macrumors regular

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    Jailbroke my phone july 31st, hasn't gone into Safe mode once since
     
  20. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    Of the three iPhones I've owned (since the 2G), I've only entered safe mode once.
     
  21. jason221 macrumors 6502

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    My jailbroken 3G on 2.2.1 used to do it every now and then, but since I've been on 3.0, I haven't entered safe mode once. Also, haven't entered safe mode at all on my jailbroken 3GS.
     
  22. loskickking23 macrumors 6502a

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    The only time mine does it is when a blocked number calls......really weird!!!
     
  23. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Twice since I jailbroke my 3GS about a month ago. Both times were due to an app or MS plugin I had just installed.
     
  24. fizzbitt macrumors newbie

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    Im with you.. How do you know if your phone is in safe mode?

    Reason i ask is because i installed cydia a couple of days back and its crashed a couple of times after installing apps (The well tested ones i might add) where it just froze when going back out to the main screen. I had to force the phone to shutdown using the locka nd home key and reboot.
     
  25. foob macrumors 6502

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    Safe mode is pretty obvious. Springboard restarts and all your themes are turned off, it's just a black background. A big pop-up message which takes up most of the screen says it's in safe mode and gives you a power menu to restart/reboot etc.

    Mine never goes to safe mode anymore. The only time it has is after installing a buggy app.
     

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