Questions tagged [samsung-galaxy-s-5]

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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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Can't change vibration strength on Lineage OS

I just installed Lineage OS 14.1 on my Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus. However, the vibration strength for - for example - pressing the "Recent Apps" or "Back" button and typing was pretty much the maximum. ...
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Why do the system sounds keep turning on?

Whenever I record with the voice recorder app on my Galaxy S5, the "system" sounds turn on— that is, the bloop sound whenever I click on something, the typewriter sounds when I type, the lock-click ...
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How do I turn on notifications while it's lost?

Well, it isn't really lost my sibling stole it and she won't give it back. I'm assuming I left it on mute because I can't hear it when I'm calling it. Is there any way I could turn the notification on?...
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How can I do USB tethering with my Samsung Galaxy S5 with the wifi still turned on?

How can I do USB tethering with my Samsung Galaxy S5 with the wifi still turned on? Hello, So I have checked with my old phone (Samsung Galaxy Ace) and it can do USB tethering just fine with wifi ...
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SD Card not working after partition

I was falling short of memory on my Samsung Galaxy S5 16 GB running on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 rooted and TWRP recovery so I bought a new 32 GB Micro SD Card and made partition with this Command a ...
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Virus or Malware

Surfing net and pop-up said "Galaxy -Your system heavily damaged by four virus!" Address on top said, "us-philospohizing693lo.win/..." Says if I don't remove now will cause severe damage to Sim card....
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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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Android's screen is rotated by 90 degrees

So I saw this command: adb shell wm size 1080x1920 and I wanted to try it, so I did but my screen is now flipped, and I can't even take a screen shot because it says "Prevented by security policy". ...
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How can I prevent long hold backspace from deleting everything?

If I am holding down backspace to delete several words, if I hold it down for more than about a second, it will delete everything until the beginning of the line. I would rather it just keep deleting ...
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Download Mode. What does this mean? [closed]

RP SWREV B:3 K:0 S1 Searching online, I haven't found any clear information.
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Paid Messages: Don't ask again

HOW DO I FIX IT? When I was texting my local radio station (which had a less than 7 digit number) my phone said this may add charges to your account (aka may cost money). And my being quick pressed "...
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Switching carrier firmware

Can you flash different carrier firmware on the exact same model phone For example can I take a Straight Talk Galaxy S5 and Flash u.s. Cellular Galaxy S5 firmware to it and make it work Reason why ...
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Finding source of WiFi Connection Failures

A while ago I got a used S5. I rooted it and put CM 13.0 on it, and was very happy with it until it started to fail to connect to any WiFi, on the WiFi setup page stating "WiFi Connection Failure". ...
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Galaxy S5 screen won't turn on, how to factory reset with Odin?

So, my mom has had a Galaxy S5 phone for awhile, but I went into her room today and found her old Galaxy S5. She claims it's not working properly, so I offered to try and fix it. I spent a few minutes ...
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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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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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Blocking notification based on content or sticky-ness

I have a messaging app (TextNow) that sometimes likes to put a sticky notification up (to notify me that I have used up my data and am being throttled), which I do not want and cannot be disabled in ...
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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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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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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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A faint instagram-shaped beige overlay, always

I got a Galaxy S5 (second hand you may note, however it's in great condition) very recently. I've noticed that there is a very faint beige-yellow tint on the screen at all times in the shape of the ...
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Microphone extremely 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 I couldn't find anything ...
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S5 shows charge icon but is not charging the battery. Tried three different batteries

In the last couple of days, my S5 stopped charging the battery normally, even though the charge icon is displayed as charging in the top right. When plugged into a wall outlet with the wider USB 3....
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Can't login to any Google apps, error pops ups each time attempted

I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy s5 and am unable to login to any google apps. I've tried signing in through all google related apps (play, youtube, gmail) and have tried 3-4 different accounts but ...
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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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Is this a phishing or hacking attempt using a survey? How do I get rid of this popup?

For the last few days I have been getting a really annoying popup. Every half an hour or so my web browser randomly opens up when I unlock my phone (Samsung Galaxy S5, running Android 6.0.1) and opens ...
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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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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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Is it possible to disable vibration for the notifications only (Android 6.0)?

I would like to have vibration for calls and touch events. Is it possible to do this in Android 6.0? (It was possible using Android 5.0.) Phone is SM-G900F, OS: CM-13.
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Soft-Bricked Samsung Galaxy S5 - “Set Warranty Bit: Kernel”

I recently did some stuff to my Samsung Galaxy S5 UK (SM-G900F) on Three and Marshmallow 6.0.1: (In order) Successfully install TWRP using Odin Successfully root using Chainfire's Systemless Root The ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do I find out what my google email address is that I set my phone up with, without having my phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 that recently went missing. However I can't remember what email address I made for my Google Account on the phone. How can I find out what email address I registered for my ...
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samsung galaxy s5 screen blink problem

I am using Samsung Galaxy S5 android 6.0.1, after marshmallow update i am facing screen blinking problem. when i unlock screen it started blinking. and when i open hayday Game, it stopped blinking. so ...
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Samsung build number and rooting SM-G900P

I would like to root my Boost Mobile Samsung S5. I've read up enough to know that I need to be 100% about the model and software build version before proceeding with the root. My provider: Boost/...
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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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How to put TWRP recovery on an S5? (heimdall fails with PIT transfer)

This is an SM GT900F. I tried to install TWRP per these instructions. However, when issuing heimdall flash --RECOVERY recovery.img --no-reboot I got this (some clutter removed): Initialising ...
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what is this directory in android 5.0

Using SD Maid, I was looking around with file explorer and came across this directory in the efs folder, and I have no clue what it is, if its malicious or not. Its the only directory in the efs ...
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What browser is used on old Samsung Galaxy?

What browser is used on the Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S2? I am testing my website on those models using BrowserStack but am experiencing problems. I think one of the HTC ...
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Can I use Tasker to activate grayscale mode on my Galaxy S5 running Marshmallow?

The Marshmallow upgrade for the S5 removed grayscale rendering from the Power Saving mode. It can be manually enabled in the developer options as described in this answer. I would like to use Tasker ...
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Samsung S5 compatible with tracfone and Verizon Wireless

I currently have Verizon wireless. I want to switch to tracfone and change my cell phone at the same time. I'm thinking about getting a Samsung S5. My question is, can I get a Samsung S5 to use with ...
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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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Apps got weird names and icons -> virus?

So, for instance one of apps renamed itself to "Content on this profile might be inappropriate for those under a certain age" and displays that message (and "Stopped.") in a MessageBox when started. ...
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Set Warranty Bit: Kernel

So whenever I boot up my device or restart it I see a little yellow message in the top left corner of the screen that reads "Set Warranty Bit: Kernel." I have researched this issue and learned that I ...
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S5 G901f 4G+ on Android 6 is slow to switch tower

My recently purchased Samsung GS5 G901f 4G+ on Android 6 loses network for ~10s in many locations. I have used the "Open Signal" app to get an understanding of the problem. It seems to me like the S5 ...