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When do I need to enter my password once I encrypted my phone?

I intend to fully encrypt my phone do I need to enter the password at start-up or when unlocking the screen-lock? If the latter is the case I can't enter my password each time I'd like to unlock my ...
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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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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 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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Transfer apps and settings to new smartphone

Moto G android 5.1 I have bought an Samsung S5 neo, running on android 6 Marzshmallow. To have all my current apps (in Moto G android 5.1) with their settings in S5 neo, it is actually as simple as to ...
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Disable calling and texting but not WiFi or NFC

I'm going overseas soon and bringing my "usual" personal phone, a Samsung Galaxy S5, with me. I mostly just want to use it for Internet access. But one of the reasons I'm bringing my own phone instead ...
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Ringtone volume automatic set to zero in Samsung Galaxy S5

I am using Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G00H Android 5.0. It's ringing volume set to zero after restarting it. Does anyone have solution for this issue?
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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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Samsung galaxy s5 battery Drainig fast

My device is the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-9000H. Its battery drains very fast, even when the screen is off. It drains 70% overnight. The battery level becomes only 10% in the next morning, although the ...
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Is Galaxy S5 capable to receive IR signals

I'm thinking to buy a Galaxy S5, I have a question. The Galaxy S4 can transmit IR signals, but not receive them. I want to make my own remotes. Does Galaxy S5 (NOT mini) have an IR blaster (receiver,...
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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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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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Slow USB charging

I'm using Samsung Galaxy S5 and usually charge through USB port of Dell Inspiron 14z laptop. I know that USB charging is slower than wall charging. But USB charging becomes much slower than usual ...
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How do I activate Screen Mirroring on a Samsung Galaxy S5 running Marshmallow?

I have an Amazon Fire TV stick, and I'd like to mirror my Samsung Galaxy S5's display to it. It works fine with my old Galaxy S4 (just tried it right now), but I cannot get it to work with my Galaxy ...
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How to Root Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A) running Lollipop 5.1.1?

Background: I currently am in the process of trying to root an Android smartphone with the following device info: Device Model: Samsung-SAMSUNG-SM-G900A Android Version: 5.1.1 Build Number: ...
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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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Stop MS Office ads on Samsung S5 (Neo)

Today, my Samsung S5 suggested that I might want to try MS Excel: A few days ago, it did the same with MS Word. Back then, I just dismissed the message and thought that I'd be done with it, but now ...
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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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Will i lose device storage if i get a new screen

Last night I dropped my phone on the bathroom floor, there is a tiny crack in the top left corner, but now my screen wont work. Phone rings, home button lights up but screen is dead. If I take the ...
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How can I disable the startup/boot sound on a rooted Samsung Galaxy S5?

I do not want any sound to play while the phone boots. A sound is being played while "Samsung" is displayed with an animation. There is an app called "Silent Boot" in the Play store that mutes the ...
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Is rooting the Samsung Galaxy S5 G900V impossible?

I've been trying to root my Verizon S5 (SM G900V) for a while now, but to no avail. It has Android 5.0 lollipop on it right now. I was able to easily root my S4, but nothing seems to work for the S5. ...
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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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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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Galaxy S5 isn't getting any notifications but WhatsApp messages

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 Device running Android Lollipop 5.0. Recently I've noticed that I'm no longer getting any notifications, but WhatsApp messages, which causes me to miss important emails ...
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Firewall software not working as expected on Samsung Galaxy S5 [G900H]

I bought a Samsung Galaxy S5 [G900H] and I installed custom rom from here to get rid of most unwanted applications and having a pure and de-bloated android on my smartphone. After installing this rom ...
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After flashing TWRP with Odin, nothing happens and the OEM recovery is still there

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S5, and after flashing the TWRP with Odin 3.07 and 3.10 I'm finding that my recovery is still the default. I'm using these instructions exactly. Android system Recovery &...
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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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Galaxy S5 Freezes Constantly

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 from Verizon, bought a little over one year ago. As soon as the one year warranty was over the device started acting up. Right now it is in an unreliable working state. ...
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Does the Samsung Galaxy 5 support Band 12 LTE?

Does the Samsung Galaxy 5 support Band 12 with AOSP/CM13?
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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 (Cyanogenmod 13) Bootloop on Decryption

My Samsung Galaxy S5 has Cyanogenmod 13 installed on it; one of the recent nightlies, March 14th 2016 I think. I attempted to encrypt the device. It took a few minutes before rebooting. Now my phone ...
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Can I make Android require Fingerprint + PIN to unlock the screen?

I have a Galaxy S5 with a fingerprint reader. I'd like to be able to unlock my phone with a PIN or pattern unlock, but I also want to protect myself from shoulder-surfing. Is there a way to require ...
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Will a firmware update erase my personal data?

A friend of mine has a Samsung Galaxy S5. It is actually prompting to update the firmware. But the updatetext (its actually in german) reads ambiguous. Translated it says something along the lines ...
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Backup (export, merge) all contacts form Samsung Galaxy S5

I have tried to backup all the Contacts from Samsung Galaxy S5 to PC using Smart Switch, but it did not backup any contacts since they are all linked to either GOOGLE or EXCHANGE accounts. What is ...
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How to access SysDump menu on Samsung Galaxy S5, Android 5.0

My Samsung Galaxy S5 tells me I have insufficient storage to update apps. Looking at the storage menu, I have enough space, and it will work if I clear the cache through the storage menu. This is ...
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What does my Samsung Galaxy 5 consider an App?

After a recent phone update (which took too long due to "too many apps") I saw the total apps updated was over 700. I only have 69 apps on my phone. Why the discrepancy? What does my android phone ...
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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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Galaxy S5 mini - Locked and I don't know the alternate password

For some reason my Galaxy S5 mini (SM-G800) is locked and asking for the alternate password instead of my fingerprint. I already restarted it, took of the battery, but it always goes to the same ...
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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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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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Why did the panorama option disappear?

When I got my phone, I could take panorama pictures. Then the option disappeared. What gives? If I remember correctly, there was simply an option on this tool tray: (click screenshot for larger ...
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How can I get notifications from two Android phones to one Android Wear watch?

I have a Nexus 5 as my personal phone, a Samsung Galaxy S5 as my work phone, and an LG Urbane watch. Currently my watch is linked to the Nexus 5 and due to Android Wear limitations it seems I can't ...
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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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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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How do I fix Samsung Galaxy S5 FREEZING after updating to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop?

How do I fix the Samsung Galaxy S5 FREEZING AFTER UPDATING TO ANDROID 5.1.1 Lollipop? Ever since I installed 5.1.1 my phone locks up. It's like Samsung engineers purposefully sabotaged this update to ...
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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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Helium (carbon) won't recognize backup files

Backed up to an sd card using Helium before factory resetting my galaxy s5 Helium could find my backups and gave the option to "restore" before factory reset - after, it's not. I've tried this ...
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Unbrick Galaxy S5

I tried to install a CWM recovery on my G900F with Odin Mobile (using these instructions). But when the phone restarts, it just shows this: It says Recovery is not seandroid inforcing, Set Warranty ...
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Unlock screen lock on my Samsung Galaxy S5 - PIN code doesn't work

First I pressed the button on Google Settings that says remotely ring, lock & erase then I pressed the power button. After this my screen with locked (pin code) cones up. It doesn't open with my ...
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My screen got colorless and internet doesn't work properly

All is explained in the title. I'm an Android noobie using Samsung S5 and this problem is at hand for around an hour. Should I factory reset?