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My OS update keeps failing, why?

If I go to System Updates in the Settings menu it will start downloading the latest software update. However it invariably fails, and when it does it just says it was unable to download the update but ...
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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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Galaxy S5 Battery Drain

Galaxy S5 (unrooted) My battery drain isn't dreadful yet, but it isn't getting better. I can't narrow down what is causing it. I have tried keeping my sync turned off, keeping google location ...
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Samsung Galaxy S5 quick message responses limited to 160 characters

My Samsung Galaxy S5's messaging app has a quick-response feature that will cause a new message to pop up on the screen, regardless of lock status, a lot like the app 'Glowfly' used to before 4.4 ...
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Extract drivers from ROM directly?

My girlfriend recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S5 which, after paying over 500 bucks for it, turned out to be a counterfeit s5. Obviously the scammer didn't get back to us and as much as this is a ...
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Decrypting wpa_supplicant.conf on Samsung Galaxy mobiles

When I do cat on wpa_supplicant.conf file on Samsung mobiles, I see that the passwords are encrypted. But when I open the same file on LG mobiles, I can see the passwords in plain text. This is what ...
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How to root my Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A) (kernel version: July 22, 2014)?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A). I am aware of towelroot, however it only works for "phones < jun 3 2014" for and my kernel version is dated July 22, 2014: How to root it, if possible ...
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How to access app menu without app button?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 and my app menu button is broken. (I accidentally destroyed it while replacing the screen.) Is there any other way to access the app menu or view a list of running apps, ...
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Setting a shortcut icon to switch to another home screen in Nova Launcher Prime

In Nova Launcher Prime, is there any way to set a shortcut icon to switch to another home screen? When going to the left or right home screen, I would prefer to tap on some icon rather than having to ...
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How do I unlearn words?

I just got the new Samsung Galaxy S5 and I was texting and I accidentally held down one of the words that pops up when I start texting and this box popped up saying that whatever word will be removed ...
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Clicking instead of dragging to expand the notification bar

Is there anyway to configure the notification bar so that it gets expanded when I click on it (i.e. no need to drag it)? I use a Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900A with Android 4.4.2.
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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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Renaming the “OK Google” voice command

I have several Android devices: I would like to have a different voice command for each device to turn on the voice search. Is there any way to rename the voice command “OK Google”? I use Android 4.4....
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Display connection bars in the notification bar iff the signal strenth is below some threshold

Is there any way to display the connection bars in the notification bar if and only if the signal strength is below some threshold (e.g. 50%)? The connection bar I am talking about is shown below: I ...
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Removing the home screen number to have one more row of app shortcuts

Is there any way to remove the home screen "numbers", i.e. (red rectangle): and instead have one more row of app shortcuts? I am using a Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900A with Android 4.4.2.
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Adding more than 3 fingerprints in Galaxy S5 by swiping different fingers when adding a new fingerprint

On the Samsung Galaxy S5 one can bypass the 3 fingerprint limit by swiping different fingers when adding a new fingerprint. Can this cause any security issue?
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Sending mulitple pics via email

How do I send multiple pics via email on my Android Samsung S5? It says only 10 pics can be sent... when they are attached and emailed... recieve error 'failed' as a result in the outbox. Is there a ...
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Adjust SMS length limit?

I just bought my new Samsung Galaxy S5. When texting, when I exceed 160 characters it automatically converts to MMS. I have researched the remedy,gone to settings and clicked the MMS Alert to 'on' ...
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Galaxy S5 answers calls automatically

I'm not sure if there is a setting or if this is a bug, but my Verizon Galaxy S5 has auto answered incoming calls on at least three occasions. The phone is usually on my desk when it happens and no ...
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Is there a way to “mute” an alert tone that's already in the process of playing?

I've got a Samsung Galaxy S5 and have it set to play a fairly loud 15 second alert if I get a text message in the middle of the night (I'm frequently on-call). I usually wake up within the first 5 ...
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active no SIM Card

I tried rooting my device with towelroot only to find out it didn't work. I went to bed before doing this, and when I woke up my phone said no SIM card, please insert in the notification bar. I got ...
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Is it normal for my Galaxy S5 to always bring up a prompt to “check battery cover” when powering up/rebooting?

I recently got a Galaxy S5 and I'm new to the android platform so apologies in advance if this is an obvious question. I've noticed that my phone brings up a prompt during startup (after a full ...
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Nexus Stock Experience on Galaxy S5

Is it possible to get a Nexus Stock experience of Android 5.0 (5.0.1) on the Samsung Galaxy S5? I realise this doesn't exist officially/I would have to use a custom ROM or build it myself. So does ...
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External SD card keeps unmounting

Everytime my sd card unmount itself automatically and mount again and sometime... it won't mount. Restarting and/or shutting down the phone won't do anything. I'm using Samsung Galaxy S5 with ...
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On the Samsung Galaxy S5, how do I change the default USB connection type?

Right now when I plug my S5 into a computer, the USB connection defaults to 'installer'. I then have to pull down the notifications menu and switch it to 'MTP'. I'd like it to default to MTP, so I ...
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Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F / klte) Date/Time Issue

I've recently upgraded from a Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300) to a Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F / klte). The device seemed to be working as desired so I decided to go ahead, root, and install a custom ROM ...
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Ultra slow speed while transfer files between PC and Samsung S5

I just got my new Samsung Galaxy S5, original ROM with version 4.4.2. It uses a new Toshiba 64GB speed U3 micro SD card. When I transfer my WhatsApp folder from PC to GS5, it took me more than 24 ...
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How do I sync S Planner in Galaxy S5 with Galaxy Note 10.1?

I am trying to sync the data from S Planner in my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to my new Galaxy S5. Sync Settings (Settings > Accounts > Sync) on both devices show that I have ticked all the boxes ...
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How Do I navigate using Waze using a voice assistant app (Google Now/AI Assistant)?

Samsung S5, fully up to date. All defaults have been cleared for Google Search, Waze, and Google Maps. However if you speak "Ok Google", "Take me home" then tap to navigate, it will ONLY open Google ...
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Micro USB MHL To HDMI Adapter HDTV - not working on my Galaxy S5

I have bought a Micro USB MHL To HDMI Adapter HDTV Cable For Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 Note2 N7100 from eBay, and just assumed backward compability (yes I know...) So know I have this thing, and a ...
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How can i make samsung S5 to be shown as a drive when i connect it to my PC? [duplicate]

when i connect the phone via USB it shows as Portable device; but i want it to be as a drive so i can review my files on the labtop. note: i have S3 and S5 with the same issue.
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Disable Proximity Sensor in T-Mobile S5

My new T-Mobile S5 has this "feature" that turns the screen off when anything (including your hand) gets near the screen. I'm pulling my hair out and I'm going to be returning the phone to T-Mobile ...
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Stop text messages from going into my Exchange account's Inbox

When a text message comes in, the stock email app throws a copy into my Exchange email accounts that are on the phone. I want to turn this feature off but cannot find a setting for it anywhere. I have ...
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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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How to delete Home and Work address from My Places?

I was messing around on my phone and found "My Places" in the settings (Settings> Location> My Places). I set up a home and a work location thinking that I would be able to delete it afterwards. ...
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Samsung Galaxy S5 died suddenly and without reason

Less than a month old my Samsung Galaxy S5 has completely died. I was listening to music on my Galaxy S5 (<1 month old) when it cut out. The phone had 50% charge, but had suddenly turned itself ...
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Root Samsung Galaxy S5

I have rooted my Samsung Galaxy S5 using Odin to first download (Philz Touch) Recovery, then downloaded Custom Rom 'Omega'. My first question is if I unrooted it, would I get my Warranty back? ...
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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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Remove 160 char limit on S5

Is there a way to remove the 160 char limit when replying to a text through the 'toast' method on the galaxy s5 without root
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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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S5 Phone and SD Card Encryption: Do I need to enter in password twice?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5. If I encrypt the phone and the SD card, presumably with the same PIN/password, do I need to enter in the PIN two times to access the SD card? I see that encrypting the ...
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Cannot root Verizon Galaxy S5 with towelroot

I have downloaded towelroot tr.apk for my Galaxy S5 from Verizon which I purchased recently. I have heard of people having success with towelroot on their S5 devices bit for some reason I have been ...
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Samsung S5 screen turning on and off when plugged in to charge

I have a Samsung S5 & when I plug the phone in to charge every few seconds my screen lights up then turns off. If I have my sound on it play a notification every-time the screen turns on and off. ...
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Editing contacts on Galaxy S5

How do I edit a contact on my Galaxy S5? When I click on the pencil icon for an individual contact it has everything grayed out, so I can't enter anything.
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Cannot enable Ad Block plus for Galaxy S5

I am trying to use Ad Block Plus for my Samsung Galaxy S5. I recently upgraded from a Galaxy S3 on which ABP worked flawlessly. To install and configure it on my Galaxy S3 I used this guide https://...
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Why is hotspot requiring me to go to the settings menu?

I I just click the hotspot app it says checking my subscription status and flashes 'turning hotspot on' but then comes back and does NOT turn the hotspot on. However If I go to Settings -> More ...
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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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Can I mark sms as read in the notification menu?

When get an incoming sms and view it in the notification menu (swiping down from the top of the screen) I can sometimes read the entire message there and I don't need to reply to it. Is it possible to ...
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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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Samsung Glaxy S5 Wifi Not in Range

I have Samsung Glaxy S5 device with some other devices. The Wifi is working every device except in Glaxy S5 device. But when I go to Wifi settings I see 2 connections 1) MyWifi 2) NVRAM Warning: Err = ...