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joeTaco
Posts: 20
Registered: ‎2012-02-03
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How to boot Xperia Ray in safe mode?

I've seen that on some other Xperia phones, you hold down the menu button as the phone boots, but the Ray doesn't have a hard menu button soooo.... I tried holding the home button, then the volume buttons, and neither worked.  Is there a way to boot the Ray into safe mode?  Might come in handy some day.

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gwhispererz
Posts: 7,428
Registered: ‎2010-10-29

Re: How to boot Xperia Ray in safe mode?

Hi, to boot  phone in safe mode, power off and on phone, press (touch) and hold Menu button when the text Sony Ericsson appears. You should see the 'Safe mode' at the bottom of the screen.

Anonymous(anon)
Posts: 0

Re: How to boot Xperia Ray in safe mode?

Thanks, but it doesn't work.  I'm touching the menu button from the moment "Sony Ericsson appears" until the phone is booted.  Here is the boot sequence:

-little vibrate

-"Sony Ericsson"

-little sony animation, then "sony ericsson"

-"Telus" (my carrier)

I've tried starting at the first sony ericsson, starting at the second one, stopping at telus, stopping when my launcher comes up, nothing seems to work.  Is it another button?  Am I seriously doing this wrong?  Can carriers disable safe mode?

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gwhispererz
Posts: 7,428
Registered: ‎2010-10-29

Re: How to boot Xperia Ray in safe mode?

See if the Back button works.

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joeTaco
Posts: 20
Registered: ‎2012-02-03

Re: How to boot Xperia Ray in safe mode?

Unfortunately no.  I tried back, menu, home, volume up, volume down, and power.  AKA every button.  Can a Sony employee shed some light on this plz?

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slimshaddy
Posts: 6,623
Registered: ‎2011-06-28

Re: How to boot Xperia Ray in safe mode?

press the power button twice when restarting the phone..

first press the power button , then long press the power button..

theres a user who wants to get out of the safe mode :smileylaugh:

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gwhispererz
Posts: 7,428
Registered: ‎2010-10-29

Re: How to boot Xperia Ray in safe mode?

Ok, try this again .... Power off and on phone, when you see the Sony Ericsson text, tap the Menu button repeatedly until it boot up.

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joeTaco
Posts: 20
Registered: ‎2012-02-03

Re: How to boot Xperia Ray in safe mode?

Yes!  It works!  Thank you very much!

:smileyhappy:

edit: Aaaagh.  It's so finicky.  After turning off and trying again, I can't get into safe mode any more!  So frustrating.  Tapping the menu button repeatedly definitely worked once though.

Anonymous(anon)
Posts: 0

Re: How to boot Xperia Ray in safe mode?

but why I can not boot at all to go when I've followed your way and I can not xperia ray in the root. please help me ??

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slimshaddy
Posts: 6,623
Registered: ‎2011-06-28

Re: How to boot Xperia Ray in safe mode?

try the "correct answer"