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Questions tagged [samsung-galaxy-s-5]

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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?
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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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How to remove an app that is a persistent device administrator

I received a Samsung GS5 as part of a program from Samsung in exchange for their recording device statistics through an app I installed. The program is over, and I have been notified that the app can ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to delete my @gmail account from GMail client while leaving on Email client?

I'm have a Samsung S5 which has two (preinstalled, I suppose) email clients, GMail and Email. GMail client has a white envelope with thick red edges icon, while Email has a white envelope with monkey ...
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Connect NFC to Galaxy S5

I have a Galaxy S5 and 6 NFC chips: I want to write text to those NFC chips. I've already tried 2 apps: NFC Tools and Trigger. None of these apps hadn't recognized those NFC chips. How can I read ...
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Does Dropbox use local phone storage when set to display photos in the gallery?

As the title suggests, I would like to know if syncing my Android Gallery to Dropbox and changing the Cloud Dropbox setting to "Pictures - View pictures from Dropbox in Gallery" will use local storage ...
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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 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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Fast charging a Samsung S4/S5 with an Apple charger

Does anyone know if it's possible to achieve fast charging (1300mA+) a S4/S5/S6 with an iPhone (5/6) charger? The data pins have a circuit, but I believe Apple uses a different voltage divider to ...
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Where to download android for galaxy S5 (G900FZHU1ANE3)?

I have problem with my android. Even if I do factory reset. I decide to install another copy of android. My phone is samsung galaxy S5. Even though finding android for US models is easy (link), my ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy s5 receiving MMS as group messages?

I have a new Samsung Galaxy s5 which I like however when a single contact decides to message me an MMS (picture/video) my messages start a whole new message thread as a 'Group message'. I just want ...
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How can I change the function of the volume key in messenges?

I have a Galaxy S5, android version 5.0 When I have the default messenges app open, if I press the volume key it increases or decreases the size of the font rather than the volume. Is there a way to ...
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Android Device Manager Ringing Wrong Device

I have both a Samsung S5 phone and a Samsung Galaxy tablet. When I log into Android Device Manager both these devices are listed however when I try to ring my phone it rings the tablet. If I ring the ...
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How do I remove a Google Account from my phone?

My gal pal used my Galaxy S5 to sign into her Gmail. She Added "another account' to my g-mail but could not find a way to sign out when done. Now, all of her mail and calendar stuff is showing up on ...
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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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USB memory stick undetected by Samsung Galaxy G5 Mini

According to this video on YouTube, I should be able to connect a USB memory stick directly to my Samsung G5 Mini, and the phone should automatically detect it. But if I try this with a USB 2 memory ...
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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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S5 “Recommended Apps” & “Toolbox” crashed when selected

I just got my new S5 and I restored system data from Titanium Backup from my old S3 which crashed the "Recommended apps" and "Toolbox" functions when selected in Settings. When either of these two ...
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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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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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How to root the SM-G900F Android 5.0 without tripping KNOX?

I know the Galaxy S5 can be rooted without tripping knox on Android 4.4. but that "bug" has been fixed by Samsung, and the developer of TowelRoot won't fix it because he works by Google now. So ...
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Why I should I care about “knox” warranty can I still root my S5?

I have been using my Samsung Galaxy S5 phone for over a year as the manufacturer intends, NOT rooted. Its a great phone IMO because it has capable enough hardware, but not being root on my phone that ...
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Recovering broken ecryptfs on SD-card with lollipop

This morning my phone froze and I had to hard reset it. Now when I boot and I insert my SD card, I get the following two messages: Preparing SD card/checking for errors. A dialog offering to encrypt ...
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How to transfer both SIM and phone contacts to a new phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace2 and a new Samsung S5 Mini. I have completed the smart switch but it has only transferred contacts from the phone not the sim. Can you please suggest me a solution to ...
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Samsung S5 doesn't show USB icon

Whenever I plug a USB cable into my Samsung Galaxy S5 device, it won't show the USB icon, I don't see anything happening on my computer either, all that shows is that it's charging. I tried plugging ...
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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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Battery Drain from Android OS and Android System

I've got a Galaxy S5 and recently, Android OS and Android system just seem to be draining my battery. Not done anything extraordinary regarding rooting or anything, it's all stock. I can only manage ...
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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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Are there options to modify the task manager for Android's new update Lollipop?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5, and for the past few months I have held back on getting the Lollipop update. One of the big reasons why was because of this- not being able to go to the home screen through ...
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Connect my lollipop device via USB in mass storage mode

I have Samsung S5 dual sim variant which runs on android v5.0 stock based custom rom, and having some trouble with MTP mode such as very slow copying speed and can't play media directy (I have to copy ...
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Will I lose root access if I upgrade my S5 from KitKat to Lollipop?

Will I lose root access if I upgrade my S5 from KitKat to Lollipop? If so, why?
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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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Region Lock Workaround

I purchased a Samsung Galaxy S5, Note 3 Neo and Galaxy Grand 2 here in Saudi Arabia. I intend to give the latter two as gifts (the Galaxy S5 is mine) to family in the Philippines. I read online that ...
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Recycle Bin for Lollipop?

I have an Samsung S5 running Lollipop v5. Does Lollipop have a concept of a "Recycling Bin" where deleted files go? Or is a file/picture really deleted when I delete it?
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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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How to Delete a Contact's “Mark as Default” selection

In the stock Contacts app one can Mark as default one of the contact's numbers. I don't want to select another number as default, I don't want any of the contact's numbers to be default. How can I ...
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Easy way to rename an app?

A non-technical friend has asked me to solve a problem for him. He has bought an Android phone (Galaxy S5) for his daughter, but he's very nervous about giving her such unfettered access to the ...
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2-Step Verification code not automatically detected on Android

I just got a new Samsung Galaxy S5 and had it activated on my carrier. I opened the Play Store and entered my gmail and password. Next it says: 2-Step Verification Verifying your phone ...
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S5 unable to add additional homescreen

I'm trying to learn how to add an additional homescreen. According to docs I should be able to slide over to the right most screen, long press, and a 'ghost' homescreen with a big + sign would appear-...
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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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How can I toggle mobile data on/off on my Samsung Galaxy S5

How can I toggle mobile data on/off on my Samsung Galaxy S5 (running Lollipop) without having to unlock the device?
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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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Will I get OTA updates if I reflash official rom after modifying a Samsung device?

I have a S5 duos on custom rom, Now if I reflaah the official firmware from samfirmware and flash it and then select Check for updates will I be able to receive updates of will it show 'Your device ...
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I moved some apps to SD, why haven't int/ext storage changed? [duplicate]

The apps were all user-downloaded. Transfer size should have created generous internal storage "breathing room." Details: Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Via Android App Manager(AAM) reported ...