Questions tagged [samsung-galaxy-s-5]

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How do I troubleshoot my IR Blaster (Samsung Galaxy Tab 4)

I've had my Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 for many years now and I have occasionally used the built-in "IR Blaster" with the Peel Remote app. Now I have a more pressing need to use this, I found that the Peel ...
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TWRP fails to flash stock ROM (invalid zip)

I have a sprint samsung galaxy s5 (g900P) I am a mac user without access to a PC (no odin). I have TWRP recovery installed. I am currently running lineage OS (nougat) I need to return to stock (the ...
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Galaxy S5 G900V startup failure with inconsistent symptoms making troubleshooting difficult

o/ My Samsung Galaxy S5 suddenly and quickly started deteriorating a few days ago. I did also install a software update from Verizon about a week ago, but what's odd is how the symptoms worsened ...
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Galaxy S5 SM-G900F programmed as SM-9006V

I have a Samsung S5. On the box, on the sticker inside the unit, checking the IMEI and using CPU-z they all said the unit is an SM-G900F and is using the Snapdragon core. My biggest problem with it ...
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Galaxy S5's screen only turns on after multiple presses, and the screen has these weird lines show up when turning off

and thanks for reading this. So I've had an S5 for just over a year now. As it has an AMOLED screen, when you turn the brightness all the way down, the screen will flicker a yellow-green. This ...
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Cannot use Gear VR app with error message “com.samsung.android.hmt.vrsvc is not installed”

I have Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Gear VR. I am trying to use CB Enabler for Gear VR, but I keep getting the message: com.samsung.android.hmt.vrsvc is not installed. How can I install com....
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How to (unhide WhatsApp contact / remove WhatsApp account) in Samsung Galaxy S5?

Please be patient for me to explain the situation. This seems to be an odd case to me, but it could happen to everyone using Android. I make this specific to Samsung Galaxy S5 because this problem ...
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Can you reset private mode on a Galaxy S5?

I set up private mode when I first got the phone, but now I can't seem to remember the password; it's none of my usual ones. Is it possible to reset (read: wipe) private mode and start over, without ...
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Forcing Rooted Samsung Galaxy S5 onto 2.4Ghz WiFi

I'm looking to force my Samsung to use the 2.4Ghz range of our Wifi as I need it to setup another device. The problem is the SSID for the 5Ghz and the 2.4Ghz is the same. Does anyone know of a way to ...
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S5 Not Getting Detected On Laptop

so I just got my phone today and had it unlocked. So- it got rooted. I don't think that's the problem though. Anyway I tried to connect it to my laptop and HAZZAH- Nothing happened. It didn't get ...
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Is it possible to root the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V) on Android 5.0 Lollipop?

I had root on 4.2 previously, but the update lost it, and with it my ability to use Sixaxis, AdFree, some features of NFC Tools and Tasker and Xposed modules. I have searched, but it does not appear ...
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How can I keep screen on ONLY while music is playing?

I drive typically 300+miles a day and my phone works both as my GPS and my media player through my work trucks AUX port. I drive to a lot of the same places so after awhile the GPS isn't kept on top ...
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Titanium Backup: Describe error: There is a problem parsing the package

I recently backed up all of my stuff to my Galaxy S5's SD card using Titanium Backup. I decided to test the backup using factory reset (I'm using the stock ROM) and trying to restore the backup ...
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Heimdall Error Protocol initialisation failed! on Ubuntu

I want to install CyanogenMod on my Samsung Galaxy S5. I'd downloaded the version and did the excact steps from the wiki. But when I try to flash with Heimdall I get this error: Ubuntu-Laptop:~/...
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How can I access my Samsung Galaxy S5's modem with QXDM?

I rooted my samsung sg-G900H. When I connect it to my PC and look for a COM port, there is no COM port, so I can't connect to it with Qualcomm eXtensible Diagnostic Manager (QXDM). How can I enable ...
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Galaxy S5 - Exchange email - How to sort by sender or by date ascending?

Galaxy S5 - Exchange email - How to sort by sender or by date ascending? The sort option is removed. The filter option does not allow options for sender. I want email oldest on top, newest on bottom ...
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Galaxy S5 … change motherboard … how to load/transfer software

If I replace the motherboard on a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 with a larger RAM [from 16 to 32Gb] how do I transfer/reload the software from the original MB?
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Extract full system image from a Samsung Galaxy S5 with no screen

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 phone with a broken screen. I'm trying to get a full system image that I can then flash into a brand new Samsung Galaxy S5. I know that it is possible to clone one phone's ...
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TWRP can not find partitions

I had installed CWM recovery and used it to restore previous rom once and now I installed TWRP recovery (and I hope it replaced CWM because I used Odin3 to install both of them). Now I need to create ...
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Where do I find the Samsung S5 private folder in adb?

So my dear old Samsung S5 has died in a bootloop. But before I either wipe it or trash it I wanted to recover my old photos. I've managed to pull most of them by going into their folders and then pull ...
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Can't boot into recovery mode after flashing TWRP on Samsung Galaxy S5

Problem I can not boot my Samsung Galaxy S5 into recovery mode after flashing TWRP. Background I am trying to install LineageOS on my Samsung Galaxy S5. What I tried I followed the install ...
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My photos disappeared from my Samsung S5 sd card. Trying to recover photos or find hidden files

My photos disappeared from my Samsung S5 sd card. I know sd cards get corrupted but there were a couple of weird things that happened in conjunction with the disappearance. I saw a message on my ...
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Why wifi file transfer does not work in my S5?

I got my S5 yesterday. I have tried to use Wifi transfer pro and dooblou wifi file explorer to transfer file to my S5 external SD card, but they don't work. What I see is that my external SD does not ...
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Get 850MHz 3G working on Samsung S5 Active

I have Samsung S5 Active. It seems that it never get the 3G signal, only 2G. After some research I found that 850Mhz is disabled in my phone, I tried to enabled it with the code: *#197328640# but no ...
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Microphone extremly quiet

For some time my microphone is extremely quiet when doing things like making voice messages on whatsapp or when calling someone. I searched the internet for a solution but couldn't find anything ...
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Samsung Galaxy S5 not connecting PC

I've been unable to connect my samsung galaxy s5 to pc despite having tried for a couple of hours. I was able to connect to the same pc with a different s5 a few days ago and have tried connecting it ...
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Unrooted Samsung Galaxy S5 running Lollipop 5.0 randomly reboots

Since I installed Lollipop on my Galaxy S5, my phone is trying to reboot itself randomly approximately once a week. But it gets stuck on the boot-up logo screen then, only showing the word SAMSUNG ...
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Allowing alarms to sound during calling states ( phone / skype / Discord )

How can I allow alarms to sound off while my phone is in a calling state? When I'm not in a call alarms sound as you'd expect them to. When I am in a ( Skype, Discord, Phone ) call the phone simply ...
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Unable to modify file permissions.xml, get error Read-only file system

I have a rooted Galaxy S5 SM-G900V, lineage_klte, ARMv7 Processor rev 1 (v71), Kernel: 3.4.113-lineageos #1 SMP, Oreo 8.1 that a friend asked me to modify. I need to modify the platform.xml file to ...
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30-40% battery drain at night

I am using unlocked Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F model for 1 year. It working fine. But for 3-4 months I cannot keep my phone on overnight. It drains battery to 30%-40%. I have tried all possible solution ...
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Best way to transfer photos from Android 4.4.4 to Windows 7

I just upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy s5 running android 4.4.4. On my old phone running gingerbread, I was able to use the USB Mass Storage Device (MSD) feature to browse, delete, and copy photos (to a ...
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Connected Android samsung S5 How to download from phone to PCto PC windows 10 icon may or may not show & doesn't recognize files inc. pics

Connected Android Samsung S5 to PC windows 10.How to download from phone to PC windows 10 when icon may or may not show & doesn't recognize files inc. pics on phone?
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My Hotmail sync is not only occurring multiple times, but it's pushing to my other hotmail account

My hotmail account is loading the same email multiple times. I delete them and still they sync. Also, I have 2 email accounts; they're syncing with BOTH accounts.
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Acidentally uninstalled Google app on Android phone

I accidentally joined the beta program for the Google search app on android, in ordered to leave the program I had to uninstall the app and re-install it. When I did this, everything seemed to be ...
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Flashlight on lockscreen on Galaxy S5

I am soon going on a field trip and would like to give my friends the ability to use the flash light from the phone without giving them the pattern to unlock the phone. Is that possible to add the ...
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Is there any e-ink display compatible with android?

This Oaxis inkcase looks good, but it's a little pricey at $97, and also is discontinued. Oaxis currently sells e-ink cases for iphones, but do they pair with android and display correctly? I'm aware ...
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Longer disk-encryption passwords on Samsung Galaxy S5?

I'm trying to encrypt my Samsung Galaxy S5 (AT&T) and it only allows me to use a 16-character passphrase for my encryption key. Is there a way to bypass this or change the encryption key to ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T with Lollipop

I have Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T with Android 5.0 Lollipop upgraded. Is there any way to root this phone? PS. How do I root my Android device? This question is different. I heard that rooting ...
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how to clear phone number and user from about device status - galaxy S5

Getting my Sprint Galaxy S5 ready to sell. I've tried factory reset. Even went into android recovery menu and wiped cache and factory wipe reset. Yet when I go into settings -> about device -> ...
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Is the Samsung S5 Mini Duos klte compatible?

The Samsung S5 Mini is available with different processors. The most common is the Samsung Exynos 3 Quad 3470, used in (at least) the G800F/M/Y variants, while my G800H (Galaxy S5 Mini Duos) is based ...
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Specify the Samsung Galaxy S5's 3g frequency band

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S5-G900I (the Asia-Pacific version) bought in Taiwan to access the Wind network in Italy. The phone can use the 3g network in Taiwan, but in Italy it can't establish a ...
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Langrisser App Opens up to Black Screen with White Border

I just downloaded the new Langrisser mobile app, but when I try to open it, I am given a black screen with a white border. I have tried force stopping the app and restarting my phone, but both have ...
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Galaxy S5, sPlanner notifications

So I was getting sick of having every notification for events twice (once from google, once from sPlanner). I took away sPlanner's access to my calendars, and wiped all of sPlanner's data. Now it ...
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Importing the Telegram contacts into the phone book - Android

I have a fairly serious problem. I lost all the numbers in the phone book, breaking the SIM card, but luckily I saw that most of them are stored on telegram. I tried with telegram desktop to export ...
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How to type fractions like ⅝ in keyboard?

My boss had accidentally wrote it down but doesn't know how he did that. It would be pretty helpful to find out.
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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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TMO Galaxy S5 Touchscreen hyper sensistivity

The touch input is hypersensitive: menu popup without being invoked. Waving a finger (without touching) over the 'back' key can trigger. I have tried a factory reset and it did not improve. This ...
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Install Lineage OS on Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5, heimdall problems

I'm trying to install Lineage OS onto my Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5, following the instructions on https://wiki.lineageos.org/devices/jfltexx/install I've successfully installed Lineage to an S4 before,...
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How do I unlock my device for KIES?

I've got the latest version of KIES installed for a Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon). Currently on the June patch level for Android 6.0.1 (and want to use KIES to update to the September patch level). ...
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Recovering samsung G5 after firmware flash?

So, I purchased two Samsung Galaxy S5 phones from Amazon a while back. I have been playing around with the first after reflashing to a different firmware version - no issues arose. However, when I ...