Questions tagged [samsung-galaxy-s-5]

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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 ...
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unwanted text message when unable to answer a call

When I am unable to answer the phone, sometimes it will tell the person I am busy or at the movies. How do I stop this from happening?
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Get rid of toast message when Spotify Track changes

I am trying to figure out how to get rid of a toast message that pops up whenever a family member changes tracks in her Spotify app on her Galaxy S5 (Android 5.0). It seems that most of the time when ...
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Can you reset private mode on a Galaxy S5?

I set up private mode when I first got the phone, but now I can't seem to remember the password; it's none of my usual ones. Is it possible to reset (read: wipe) private mode and start over, without ...
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Line spacing issue when writing an e-mail draft in the Gmail app

When writing an e-mail draft in the Gmail app, 2 line breaks (e.g. between two paragraphs) get transform into 1 line break with large line spacing when I edit the draft using Gmail web interface on my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can i configure one app to run over a VPN

I have an app that I want to run over a VPN but the rest of the apps/system to run over the normal network. Is this possible? and if so how? Thanks
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Changing default menu color for the Galaxy s5

I want to change the color of the menu(this greenish blue color) the color in the settings menu. I already rooted my device. Anything will help. Thanks
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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 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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Galaxy S5 Neo shuts down when MobileGo Backup to PC started

Galaxy S5 Neo shuts down when MobileGo Backup to PC started. Made USB link and commenced One-Touch Backup. Wondershare MobileGo finds files but when I hit 'Backup' the (Busy) twirly things keep going ...
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Can't press “install” on apk files

My phone got broken so I had to use my brother's old phone. His phone/the phone I'm using right now is a Samsung Galaxy S5 with Android 6.0.1. I don't know what happened to this phone and although I'm ...
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Recently booted up an old Galaxy S5 and it's tripping balls

as I'm getting more into programming & electronics, I want to mess around with a non-valuable android. I dug out my old Galaxy S5, charged it to 100%, and turned it on only to find that the home ...
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Trying to root SM-G900V using heimdall to install TWRP, LineageOS

I'd like to install LineageOS on a CID 15 SM-G900V. I'm pretty new to all of this. I read about installing Lineage (using the instructions at https://wiki.lineageos.org/devices/klte/install) and found ...
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Galaxy S5 … change motherboard … how to load/transfer software

If I replace the motherboard on a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 with a larger RAM [from 16 to 32Gb] how do I transfer/reload the software from the original MB?
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Where do I find the Samsung S5 private folder in adb?

So my dear old Samsung S5 has died in a bootloop. But before I either wipe it or trash it I wanted to recover my old photos. I've managed to pull most of them by going into their folders and then pull ...
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Samsung Galaxy S5 not connecting PC

I've been unable to connect my samsung galaxy s5 to pc despite having tried for a couple of hours. I was able to connect to the same pc with a different s5 a few days ago and have tried connecting it ...
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Connected Android samsung S5 How to download from phone to PCto PC windows 10 icon may or may not show & doesn't recognize files inc. pics

Connected Android Samsung S5 to PC windows 10.How to download from phone to PC windows 10 when icon may or may not show & doesn't recognize files inc. pics on phone?
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My Hotmail sync is not only occurring multiple times, but it's pushing to my other hotmail account

My hotmail account is loading the same email multiple times. I delete them and still they sync. Also, I have 2 email accounts; they're syncing with BOTH accounts.
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Acidentally uninstalled Google app on Android phone

I accidentally joined the beta program for the Google search app on android, in ordered to leave the program I had to uninstall the app and re-install it. When I did this, everything seemed to be ...
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Is there any e-ink display compatible with android?

This Oaxis inkcase looks good, but it's a little pricey at $97, and also is discontinued. Oaxis currently sells e-ink cases for iphones, but do they pair with android and display correctly? I'm aware ...
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How to run TWRP recovery headless?

I have samsung s5 having damaged screen. Its screen is blank and touch is not working. I have checked USB debugging by connecting to tv via hdmi to enable adb and flashed twrp ecovery twrp-3.2.1-0-...
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Galaxy S5 charging slowly despite 'AC' and 2A charger

I have replaced the battery in my Galaxy S5 with a genuine Samsung (or at least, a very, very good fake!). It's now becoming quite noticeable how slow it charges - when plugged into a Nexus 7 2A ...
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Will flashing a custom rom relock me with sim carrier?

I got an S5 SM-G900P running stock android 6.0.1 as it comes it's a CDMA phone but I go it unlocked at a phone repair shop to use GSM and has been working fine but it only goes up to 3G. The question ...
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Galaxy S5 SM-G900F soft-bricked & stuck on Samsung logo screen

Hi may can someone to help here. Today i restart my phone don know why will stuck on SAMSUNG screen like the picture. I see a lot tutorial say have to factory reset. Is that anyway I can make backup ...
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Restore messages from old whatsapp file

i need to restore old messages from a year and a half ago that i have the files of but everytime i load it onto the phone it does not load those messages, can anyone help me? it is also no longer the ...
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Encrypted SD card failed after S5 restart

As I can't get my Samsung S5 connected to my Debian 9.1 with KDE machine over MTP I had to use KDE Connect to copy over files. I then had to move the files from my internal storage to the SD card. I ...
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Give app resource priority?

I have a couple apps I use regularly that take a lot of resources, the biggest hog is Vainglory which being essentially a desktop-class game uses most of the ram, CPU power and network bandwidth my ...
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How do I assign an action to long pressing the home button?

I want to fix it so the home button long press kills a particular app. I can't see the option for home long press in Tasker or Macrodroid. Galaxy S5, rooted, CM Marshmallow, Xposed installed.
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galaxy s5 recovery

I have a galaxy S5, which yesterday (cracked screen) decided to go black. I can still get it to call, take pictures in the blind. What things can I try to recover the data on here...I figured out ...
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How to download everything off broken Samsung when screen won't turn on?

Last week I dropped and broke my Samsung galaxy s5. The screen won't turn on, but it vibrates/rings whenever I get a call or message, so I know the phone still works. All I want is to download my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...