You can start your Samsung Galaxy Note 1 in Safe Mode to boot into Android with a default set of software. This mode is used in the event when an app has been loaded onto the phone that causes it to no longer start or function correctly. Booting in Safe Mode allows you access to start the device properly and remove the app or fix the setting that caused the problem.
1. Power the Galaxy Note off.
2. Press and hold the Power button to turn the device on.
3. Once you see the animation on the screen, continuously tap the Menu button. (Button with 3 lines below the screen)
Once the device loads the Android OS, you should see the words “Safe Mode” appear in the lower-left corner of the home screen. You may have to unlock the screen to see these words. If you don’t see them, turn the Galaxy Note off and try again.
When you are finished with Safe Mode, you can press and hold the Power button, then tap Power off. You can then power on the device as normal.