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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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No Media profile in Bluetooth connection

When I connect my Galaxy S5 (Android 5.0 build G900FXXU1BOC7) to the car (a Hyundai Accent), the Bluetooth connection doesn't show the media profile, only the phone profile. Which is strange, since my ...
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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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How to stop android using roaming data when it's disabled?

There is a well documented phenomena of Android users getting charged for data roaming abroad when data roaming is explicitly disabled on their phone. `So-called ghost-roaming (Geister-Roaming). In ...
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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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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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Data is being used with Mobile Data off

I recently bought a new Galaxy S5 (SM-G900T), updated it to Marshmallow, and have service through Pure TalkUSA on a barebones plan that only comes with 50MB of data. Because of that, I only ever turn ...
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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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Downloads not possible after root

I rooted my Samsung Galaxy S5 (Android 5.0, SM G900F) recently with Odin. While I rooted it, I had Kingroot installed. Since Kingroot took over the root management, I'm not able to download files with ...
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Better Readability with epub Books

I'm seeking a method to re-format epubs to be more readable on an Android phone (specifically the SGS5). Epubs are awesome, however there are some issues I've come across with a huge majority of them:...
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Using Android phones with two antennas to programmatically transmit wifi and bluetooth at the same time

I'm trying to see if there are any phones that have separate wifi and bluetooth antennas. I know that certain phones such as the galaxy S5 have two antennas for use in MIMO (2x2MIMO), which helps them ...
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Samsung Galaxy S5 missing Sinhala fonts after Lollipop update

I have upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S5 to Lollipop recently. Now I am unable to see any Sinhala fonts. Any fix for this?
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Sinhala fonts in Andriod 5.0 (lollipop)

I have upgraded my Samsung S5 to lollipop recently. Now I am unable to see any Sinhala fonts. Any fix for this ? Thanks !
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Android picture naming convention

I am using Samsung Galaxy S5 from T-Mobile. I noticed that pictures are named as YYYMMDD_ABCDEF.jpg where the first part represents date and the last purt I suspect represents time in military ...
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Enlarge icons on Status Bar for Galaxy S5 Active

Is there a way to enlarge the icons in the status bar on the Galaxy S5 Active (e.g., voicemail notification, battery charge status, e-mail notification, etc.)?
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Put vanilla android on Samsung s5

Is it currently possible to put the default android on a Samsung S5 (Similar to the Google Play Edition of the S4)?
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Is it possible to take slow-mo video in high resolution on Galaxy S5?

Just discovered that I can take slow-mo videos (8x slowdown) on my Galaxy S5. It is wonderful. However resolution is, softly speaking, bad. Guess because it wants to save memory. But I have 128gb ...
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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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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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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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Unable to get past odin mode

I have a Galaxy S5 that had Cyanogenmod + CWM for about a year. The other day it started randomly shutting down and getting stuck in the bootloader screen ("SELINUX ENFORCING" + Samsung logo). No ...
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Failed to map file - TWRP on KLTE

I am trying to update my su binary. I previously used SuperSU, but switched to CWM SuperUser and now it is telling me to update my su binary. It tells me to reboot to recovery mode which works and ...
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VERIZON rom on non VERIZON phone

I own a galaxy s5 out of the USA, I want to install the new Galaxy S5 VERIZON Lineage 14.1 ROM on my phone, i am not sure what dows the VERIZON part means and if i can install the ROM on my phone, ...
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How do I stop my Galaxy S5 phone from waking in my pocket?

I had this problem when I had an HTC One M8 and now I have it with my Samsung Galaxy S5: I will get a notification and my screen will wake-up in my pocket and cause all sorts of bothers (skipping ...
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Lollipop - Google Play Services is murdering my battery when roaming

I'm on vacation in America, and ever since I got here, my Samsung Galaxy S5 running stock Lollipop (no updates pending) has been burning through its battery at about 1% per minute (with the screen off)...
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Disable volume changing when holding volume button?

I still want the volume to change when I tap it, but I don't want it to go all the way up/all the way down if I hold them. Is there a way to disable it? I'm on CM12.1 rooted and I can use xposed if ...
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How can I find my Samsung Galaxy S5 without internet, or access to Android Device Manager?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 that just recently went missing. However, I do not know what email address I made for the Google Account on my phone. I was told I could use Android Device Manager if my ...
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Drive for Samsung Galaxy S5 doesn't show in any laptop

Samsung Galaxy S5, Model - G900P doesn't shows it drive in laptops. I tried this on 7-8 laptops with 7-8 USB cables (both full sized and small ones.) The ADB option gave following results but still ...
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Do I need to unroot my phone to encrypt it?

I'd like to fully encrypt my rooted Samsung Galaxy S5 with Android 5.0 and its SD card. This guide says that one needs to unroot ones phone before encrypting it. Is that really needed for my device? ...
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How can I restore the Gallery system app to my Samsung Galaxy S5?

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S5 (mini, if that makes a difference) rooted through Odin I made a back-up of the Gallery app & data with Titanium Backup I deleted the Gallery app I want the ...
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How do I delete an incorrectly auto-completed word with backspace?

I use Samsung's default keyboard for typing. Specifically, I use the Swype-like part of it, SwiftKey Flow. I recently updated my Samsung Galaxy S5 to Android Marshmallow, and I noticed that a ...
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Encryption on a rooted Canadian S5 (SM 900W8)

I am trying to encrypt my Canadian S5 and have high and low online for the multiple answers given to me on Google and XDA. I can't seem to do it either way. What happens is when I run the encryption ...
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Custom ROM on a stock S5 with custom kernel?

A couple months back, I have installed a custom kernel on my Samsung S5 with stock Touchwiz. Now I want to flash a custom ROM on this phone and was wondering if I can do it while my kernel is not the ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S5 has stopped working completely

My Samsung S5 was showing no glitches at all. It was close to having a flat battery. I turned it off to replace sim but it wouldn't turn back on. Thinking the battery was flat I've connected to a ...
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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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Bought a new Galaxy S5 New Edition 11 of January 2016,Evening February 05, put in silent mode to sleep,morning of Feb. 6 , phone dead

Bought a new Galaxy S5 New Edition( G903M/DS ) 11 of January 2016,Evening February 05, put in silent mode to sleep,morning of Feb. 6 , phone dead, will not start for Beans, removed Battery several ...
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Send contact information via Hangouts on Samsung Galaxy S5

I have a difficulty when trying to send contact information on Samsung Galaxy S5 mini. Setup: I have Google Hangouts as default SMS app. Android: 4.4.2 (KitKat) Steps: Go to Contacts, long tap on ...
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Restore galaxy s5 stuck on setup wizard due to abnormal factory reset

I bought a used Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 online that the previous owner did a hard (factory) reset on. Now it is stuck on the setup wizard due to abnormal factory reset, that is linked to previous ...
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Change default direction of rotation

I'm using Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T with Android 5.0. When I run a game which runs on landscape mode, the default rotation is the top of the screen goes left and the bottom is right. If I rotate ...
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Prevent apps from closing when phone is locked

On my Samsung Galaxy S5 (Running CyanogenMod 12.1), when the phone locks apps that are running (both foreground and background) stops, for ex: when I'm downloading a file on UC browser, it ...
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How can I lock my phone with a swipe lockscreen along with a fingerprint/PIN?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 running Android 5.0 on Verizon and would like to have my phone lock for 2-5 minutes with a swipe lockscreen after I sign in with my fingerprint or PIN. After the 2-5 minutes,...
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Prevent the predictive text from learning a set of words

Is there anyway to prevent the predictive text from learning a set of specified words? I use a a Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A) with Android 4.4.2
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How to control other apps using air gestures in s5

I have a Galaxy S5 and I love using air gestures with samsung apps but I wanted to know if they can be made to work for google apps as well
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Audio applications (spotify etc) continue playing when bluetooth calls come in

When I'm in my car and listening to the ESPN Radio app, the Spotify app, or the Soundcloud app, and I receive a call either on my bluetooth or the d/c phone itself, the audio application keeps playing ...
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Why aren't all my tabs listed when trying to close all?

I'm running Android 5.0 on a Samsung Galaxy S5. One thing I've noticed when trying to clean up program tabs is that there seems to be a limit on the number of tabs displayed any time I press the Tab (...
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How can I change the default due date for emails I flag for follow-up?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 running Lollipop. In the stock "Email" app, I have the ability to flag messages for follow-up but for some reason when I press the flag icon, it sets the due date for the ...
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Wireless Emergency Alerts not working on identical Galaxy S5

My wife and I have identical Galaxy S5 phones (SM-G900A) on an AT&T family plan. She has received numerous WEAs (weather alerts, amber alerts) in the year we've had them, but I have not received a ...
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Small plastic ring obstructing the front facing camera on Samsung Galaxy s5

there. I am hoping to take apart a Samsung Galaxy s5. The trouble is that there is small black ring that has displaced and it is partially covering the front facing camera. I am not completely sure ...
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Android 5 lockscreen does NOT timeout

When I receive notifications, plug in power, or manually turn on my phone display, the lock screen stays on forever (until battery runs out). My display timeout setting is set to 15 seconds (the ...
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Can I root my Samsung Galaxy s5 900V running lollipop?

I'm running lollipop on my Samsung Galaxy s5 900V Verizon model. I can't find a way to root. Anyone have any ideas? Also, I'm running a mac so any instructions there would be great. Thanks! Also, Im ...