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Samsung Galaxy S 5 Active scrolling process on top?

Screenshot of problem (https://i.stack.imgur.com/zISZD.png) My Samsung Galaxy S 5 Active started constantly scrolling what looks like processes that should be in the background on top of everything. ...
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Trying to locate my stolen S5

My S5 was recently stolen and I'm using the "find my phone" app on a different phone to try and find it. I've hit the "enable-secure and erase while trying to search for it. It's coming up with "can'...
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Failed to mount /cache (Invalid argument)

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 G900H. It had the stock ROM, and is quite old and slow, so I was asked to put something newer on it, and I got LineageOS. As my previous experiences with Samsung phones, ...
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Auto texting in airplane mode

I do a lot of hiking and find myself out of cell service range. I would like to have an auto text going out when someone tries texting me when I'm out of cell coverage. Is there such an app for this
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FLAC files getting corrupted on microSD card

Whenever I put a FLAC album on my phone, after a few days some of the tracks get corrupted. They show errors when I bring them onto my PC and use the command line function flac -t *.flac. While most ...
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What do these screen mean black background yellow or blue with date and time?

Some times my phone gets stuck at this screen. I can take a screen shot but it is otherwise unresponsive. What does this screen mean. It's usually yellow or blue with the time. I want to think if I ...
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Getting rid of Samsung's Gallery app notifications? (or even the entire app)

I'm currently using a Galaxy S5 mini with Android 5.1.1 and one thing that I find particularly irritating is Samsung's Gallery app that keeps giving notifications. For some reason I can't seem to turn ...
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How can I access the contents of the main disk on my Android device, for data recovery purposes?

I'm trying my best to determine a method of recovering some deleted data on my Samsung S5. I've used tools such as Recuva in the past to recover files on flash drives and devices of that nature. ...
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Lock touchscreen without turning screen off

I have a galaxy s5 that is suffering from some kind of screen flickering which occurred after I dropped my phone. When it gets hot the screen cannot turn on - I press the power button - I get a glance ...
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How to run TWRP recovery headless?

I have samsung s5 having damaged screen. Its screen is blank and touch is not working. I have checked USB debugging by connecting to tv via hdmi to enable adb and flashed twrp ecovery twrp-3.2.1-0-...
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Why Can't sign in to Samsung account after factory reset?

I forgot my password and chose factory reset by turning my phone and holding volume up key, home button and power button together. It resulted in my phone being locked. But after reboot, it asks for ...
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Samsung Android email app vs gmail caching

I've noticed the Samsung Android email client seems to cache all emails taking up lots of space with email accounts with large attachments. Can anyone recommend if gmail or others are better a ...
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Bookmarks missing SJ5

I am trying to retrieve missing bookmarks from my Samsung J5 we're stored on Samsung Internet . How do I recover them some are important
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Samsung Galaxy S5 not updating past 4.4.4

I just got a brand new S5, right out the box with no rooting & i can't update it through the phone & Smart Switch insists it's on the latest update, when the S5 can update as far as 6.0.1? Any ...
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How do I stop voice typing from muting/pausing other playing media?

I sometimes want voice typing to transcribe voice audio that is playing on my device. However, whenever voice typing is started, it stops all audio coming from my phone. I have the xposed module app ...
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Why did I get the voice recording feature on Kik?

Hello everyone, the image above is the proof of what I'm saying. I've been using the texting app Kik for nearly 2 years now and it didn't have the voice recording feature, until now. All I remember ...
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Android phone animations have stop working

As title suggests it is a very strange problem I am facing. My phone has stopped showing usual animations instead it just gives jerk effects, or freezes, 1) for example the traditional google play ...
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Some apps (SD card ones?) not restored after factory reset of S5. What have I lost? Help!

After a factory reset of my Galaxy S5(same accounts and sim etc), some apps did not restore. I suspect it was the large ones I had moved to the SD card a while back for space reasons (I took my SD ...
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Contact avatar colors

What do the different color contact avatars mean? My Samsung automatically generates avatars for new contacts. I'm wondering what the different colors mean. I can't figure out the pattern.
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How do I turn off the calendar screen that comes on when I put my Galaxy S5 in the charging cradle?

When I charge my Samsung Galaxy S5 (Androind 6.0.1, stock ROM) by plugging a USB cable directly into the device, the screen simply stays off. However, when I place the S5 in the charging cradle, the ...
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Galaxy S5 charging slowly despite 'AC' and 2A charger

I have replaced the battery in my Galaxy S5 with a genuine Samsung (or at least, a very, very good fake!). It's now becoming quite noticeable how slow it charges - when plugged into a Nexus 7 2A ...
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Pictures disappear (only black or grey in viewers, error message cannot load, no access via mtp)

On my Galaxy S5 LineageOS 14 I noticed that quite a bunch of pictures (camera, screenshots, ...) seem to be lost. In the Gallery (verified in QuickPic and system default) they show up as grey or black ...
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Electronic image stabilization (EIS) on a rooted phone

My phone (Samsung Galaxy S5 neo) does not support EIS. It is rooted however. Is there a way I can make Electronic image stabilization work on this phone?
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What is this symbol on top of my service bar? [duplicate]

On my Galaxy s5 There's my Cell signal (2 bars), there's my Mobile Data (4G LTE). But what is that strange symbol on top of the bars, I've never seen it before (I don't see it on my other phone or ...
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Root Lost after getting Lineage 15 on SM 900F

I installed Lineage 15 on SM 900F. Now after typing su it does not show error like other devices which are unrooted. Rather, it remains stuck in there and I cannot type any more command. When I ...
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HDR camera and stabilized video on Galaxy S5 neo

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S5 neo (SM-G903F). The phone runs original Android 5.1 (only rooted). The camera app does support neither HDR photos nor stabilized video recording. Is there a way how ...
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Samsung S5 Graphics Error under Lineage [duplicate]

I just got a refurbished S5 and installed the latest Lineage OS (lineage-14.1-20171123-nightly-klte-signed on it. Most of the time everything works normal. Sometimes, however, the graphics gets really ...
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How can I open my phone(samsung s5) after encryption

Hi i am using samsung s5. I have encrypted my phone and after the process cant open my phone even after entering the correct password. What should i do???
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Will flashing a custom rom relock me with sim carrier?

I got an S5 SM-G900P running stock android 6.0.1 as it comes it's a CDMA phone but I go it unlocked at a phone repair shop to use GSM and has been working fine but it only goes up to 3G. The question ...
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How to unbrick a samsung galaxy S5 (Softbricked no hardware keys)?

So the phone is a S5 SM-G900P, it is stuck in the Sprint logo when booting and the volume keys are broken (power and home keys work). Developer mode and adb weren't activated in the phone previously ...
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Samsung galaxy S5 display and touch not working

my samsung galaxy S5 android 6.0.1 not starting. only task manager touch key light keeps always on. but touch not working. and display not working. can anyone suggest me a solution for this issue. ...
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Galaxy S5 SM-G900F soft-bricked & stuck on Samsung logo screen

Hi may can someone to help here. Today i restart my phone don know why will stuck on SAMSUNG screen like the picture. I see a lot tutorial say have to factory reset. Is that anyway I can make backup ...
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S5 Detected by ADB, Not by Fastboot

I'm trying to install TWRP on my S5 (SM-GM900W8) via Windows 7 I've been using 15 Sec ADB/Fastboot (https://forum.xda-developers.com/sho....php?t=2588979), installed in administrator mode and in both ...
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Restore messages from old whatsapp file

i need to restore old messages from a year and a half ago that i have the files of but everytime i load it onto the phone it does not load those messages, can anyone help me? it is also no longer the ...
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Encrypted SD card failed after S5 restart

As I can't get my Samsung S5 connected to my Debian 9.1 with KDE machine over MTP I had to use KDE Connect to copy over files. I then had to move the files from my internal storage to the SD card. I ...
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Unwanted outgoing phone calls

Occasionally, when I flip the lid of my phone and put it on the table, the phone calls the primary number of the contact with which I communicated last (by phone or text message). I suspect that some ...
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Give app resource priority?

I have a couple apps I use regularly that take a lot of resources, the biggest hog is Vainglory which being essentially a desktop-class game uses most of the ram, CPU power and network bandwidth my ...
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How do I assign an action to long pressing the home button?

I want to fix it so the home button long press kills a particular app. I can't see the option for home long press in Tasker or Macrodroid. Galaxy S5, rooted, CM Marshmallow, Xposed installed.
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Unlock Samsung S5(SM-G900W8) bootloader without rooting

I am performing some tests on android devices, to properly do this I need to first unlock the device bootloader and run my tests on the device after which I then root the device and perform the tests ...
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I have something called mdnsd draining my battery, but I don't have firefox, I just use the basic browser what other apps cause this issue?

My battery has been getting drained lately, when I look, something called mdnsd is draining a good chunk of power, about 10% of the power draw second only to the screen in power draw. I've looked ...
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How to force sleep after a timeout regardless of app?

I'm letting my little kid use an old Android phone (Galaxy S5) as a camera. I've got the camera app pinned so he can't do anything except take pics. He hits Home to wake it up and then can tap the ...
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galaxy s5 recovery

I have a galaxy S5, which yesterday (cracked screen) decided to go black. I can still get it to call, take pictures in the blind. What things can I try to recover the data on here...I figured out ...
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Does putting an unlocked phone on a no-contract plan lock the phone in any way?

I bought a factory unlocked Samsung Galaxy S5 from eBay recently, and signed up with Ting. (Was on Virgin Mobile with a different phone, switched carriers and phones at the same time) When you're ...
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How to debug bootloop? [closed]

I built custom Cyanogenmod 13.0 for Galaxy S5 Exynos (G900H), however after I flash my ROM, the phone is stuck on bootloop with the Samsung logo turning off and on in a loop. since CM and LineageOS ...
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Broken screen Galaxy s5, cannot unlock pattern

My s5 has a screen damaged such that it displays properly, but does not respond to touch. How do I release the pattern lock to transfer my data to something else?
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How to download everything off broken Samsung when screen won't turn on?

Last week I dropped and broke my Samsung galaxy s5. The screen won't turn on, but it vibrates/rings whenever I get a call or message, so I know the phone still works. All I want is to download my ...
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Galaxy S5 won't connect to laptop (tried everything I could find)

Alright so I'm sure this is something that people ask a lot, but mine seems to be some sort of super weird case of "heck you I don't wanna mate with your laptop." My Galaxy just will not connect to ...
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I'm with Virgin Mobile; should I buy Unlocked or Sprint-locked?

I'm looking around at buying a Samsung Galaxy S5, and learning quite a bit about what GSM and CDMA are while I'm at it. In that respect though, I have no idea what Virgin Mobile is, though I know ...
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Can't find a way to root a Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V), possibly because of recent update

I've used and followed ever YouTube video to root it but nothing works. All online ones fail and when I tried Odin the phone would not be recognized on recovery booting mode (POWER + VOL + HOME) while ...
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Using ADB, what command can I use to break/permanently destroy a Galaxy S5?

I really need to know how to completely fry an S5 (don't ask why) using ADB while attached to a USB to my computer. Someone had posted the instructions for an S4 but the command only turned it off and ...