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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Rozzerdinho, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Rozzerdinho

    Rozzerdinho Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi there!

    First Post!...and not a very good one :(

    I have an HTC Desire and its an awesome phone and had no problems with it until today. It was in my pocket and i got completely soaked by the rain so naturally my Desire got soaked too.

    So i look at it, and there seems to be a pair of headphones in the notification bar and it says "safe mode" down at the bottom left. It also wont stop vibrating and every time i press the power button it turns itself off.

    What to do guys!? How do I turn off safe mode?? Ive tried the obvious such as battery out etc.




  2. 350Rocket

    350Rocket Well-Known Member

    The first thing i would do is remove the battery, sim, sd card. Leave the battery cover off and immerse the phone in a bag of rice. It will absorbe the moisture. Leave it there for several days to a week. Then try it. Might have to try a factory reset if its still messed up. I had an old samsung flip phone that went through the laundry and it was ok after drying for over a week and i didnt know the rice trick back then. good luck.
  3. Rozzerdinho

    Rozzerdinho Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Got it working again! I held the volume button and the power button and it came up a menu...something like reboot, safety and 2 others. I pressed reboot and waited a while and the safe mode was gone and phone working perfectly!

    Thanks for the reply rocket!
  4. 350Rocket

    350Rocket Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear it was okay. Take a ziplock bag with you to stick it in in case it rains from now on. That's what i did the other day on a long hike through the snow. The touchscreen still worked fine even in the bag lol.
  5. avenuePad

    avenuePad Member

    haha. I'm going to try that! Good tip! :D

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