December 18th, 2012, 06:31 PM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Dimension Jumping
Device(s): HTC One (S-Off),
HTC Desire (retired)
Carrier: Orange UK
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Hi hibblewash, and welcome to AF
"Safe mode" is a boot mode in which user-installed apps are disabled.
I don't know the Merit, but this post
suggests how you activate it. Generally rebooting without that key combination should get you back into normal mode - if not that might imply some other problem. If so, perhaps the people in the ZTE Merit forum
here will be able to offer better advice.