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After flashing TWRP with Odin, nothing happens and the OEM recovery is still there

Before you flash the recovery, untick the Auto Reboot option in ODIN. Then flash the recovery. After flashing in done, reboot your device directly to recovery mode from download mode by pressing Vol ...
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After flashing TWRP with Odin, nothing happens and the OEM recovery is still there

Per this page, WARNING: Do not boot into Samsung's ROM without first applying our Root .zip. Samsung's OTA updates install /system/etc/install-recovery.sh and /system/recovery-from-boot.p, which ...
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Heimdall Error Protocol initialisation failed! on Ubuntu

I also had a similar problem. I added the udev rule as suggested in GitHub (link above), but the phone still wouldn't download. Then I found another simple solution on GitHub: Disconnect the USB ...
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Can I use Tasker to activate grayscale mode on my Galaxy S5 running Marshmallow?

Yes, if you have root access. Tasker does not have the developer options built-in as something it can manage. However, the developer options, like most preferences, are stored in a database behind ...
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Samsung S5 doesn't show USB icon

Type in your dialer *#0808# and choose MTP+ADB and save it.
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Contact avatar colors

Different colors on contact avatars are randomly generated from an array of colors. If you look at the Source Code of Contacts app, you will find something like this in a xml file. <array name="...
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Android phone animations have stop working

The animation scale options are turned off in developer options and by turning it on it works as expected..
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Importing the Telegram contacts into the phone book - Android

After exporting all the contacts with Export Telegram data, I created a Python script that extracted all the contacts from the generated website. The script, positioned directly inside the Telegram ...
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Can't boot into recovery mode after flashing TWRP on Samsung Galaxy S5

Preface I have found the solution to my particular problem now, but if someone else knows more about this feel free to improve my answer or post your own. Solution Annoyed with what I thought to be ...
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Is Galaxy S5 capable to receive IR signals

Maybe this is the answer to your question. I'm not sure but according to this link it can't. http://www.tamatalk.com/IB/topic/190144-a-way-to-get-galaxy-s5-to-send-files-via-ir/
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How can I disable the startup/boot sound on a rooted Samsung Galaxy S5?

With root access, simply rename, move, or delete the file: /system/media/audio/ui/PowerOn.ogg This solution may work for other Samsung Galaxy models, and perhaps other makes as well, provided the ...
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Can I make Android require Fingerprint + PIN to unlock the screen?

One solution is to use Tasker. Set up your phone to use a fingerprint as the standard unlock mechanism, with a strong password as the backup unlock (required if the fingerprint fails, or every time ...
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How to type fractions like ⅝ in keyboard?

For Gboard: Just enable longpress for symbols in Gboard settings. Than find textbox and in lower left corner of keyboard switch to symbols, than longpress on some numbers will give you fraction or ...
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Blocking notification based on content or sticky-ness

automation is preferred option, since OP is looking for context based actions . Many apps are available. I prefer using MacroDroid, since it is free (upto 5 macros) and easy to learn (app guides you ...
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Finding source of WiFi Connection Failures

OK, after lots of pulled hair and bitten nails, I think I have found a solution. Rather than closing this question it might be better if I share my findings on the off-chance that someone having this ...
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Virus or Malware

There's a contradiction in terms: a popup from Google would never speak of viruses on Android, as there are none (i.e. no Android viruses, though there's enough of Android malware). That looks more ...
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I have something called mdnsd draining my battery, but I don't have firefox, I just use the basic browser what other apps cause this issue?

Following the discussion here, mentioning mdnsd as a bug associated with firefox, it now tends its not firefox alone being attributed to this massive power drain through mdnsd. A more detailed ...
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How do I stop voice typing from muting/pausing other playing media?

As you know the voice typing feature works by listening to microphone of the device in use and any device where you use voice typing would behave same as if the device keeps playing the audio and also ...
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Heimdall Error Protocol initialisation failed! on Ubuntu

If none of the answers above worked, the answer might be as silly as it turned out to be for me. Two things you might need to try before bumping your head into your screen: Potential Fix 1: Reboot ...
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Heimdall Error Protocol initialisation failed! on Ubuntu

I had similar issues, it turned out thet it only worked with heimdall v1.4.2 on my linux mint 19 system THE SITUATION WITH HEIMDALL 1.4.0: OS:LinuxMint 19 (tara) Kernel 4.20.0-042000-generic ...
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Samsung S5 doesn't show USB icon

I was having the same issue so I attempted the Settings > Storage > Settings but there was no 2nd settings listed under Storage. Instead, I found the MTP someone mentioned by doing the following: ...
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Firewall software not working as expected on Samsung Galaxy S5 [G900H]

I finally solved this problem in the case of very strange and share my experience here; maybe useful for someone with same or similar problem: After a few days struggling with this, Using AFWall+ ...
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Ringtone volume automatic set to zero in Samsung Galaxy S5

My Problem is Solved by upgrading Android lollipop to marshmallow 6.0.1.
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Set Warranty Bit: Kernel

Short answer: you don't need to worry. Provided you pay your bills, your carrier does not care much, if at all, that you root/ flash Roms and such. No extra steps will have to be taken either; its ...
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How to put TWRP recovery on an S5? (heimdall fails with PIT transfer)

TLDR: It works with Heimdall 1.4.2 (which at least in my case i had to compile myself from source code). Unfortunatley i don't have the reputation i need to comment. But in my humble opinion... sbi ...
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How do I unlock my device for KIES?

Try this On your phone go to settings > developer options > USB configuration > and enable USB debugging To enable developer options, go to settings > about phone > and tap on the build number ...
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Is it possible to disable vibration for the notifications only (Android 6.0)?

Yes, but only on an individual application basis. Got to the application settings and turn this option on. Click image for larger version
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How to type fractions like ⅝ in keyboard?

With the SwiftKey keyboard navigate to your Numeric keys and long-press the number 5 to get ⅝ as an option. Go to numerical keys in bottom left and long press 1-3, 5 and 7. It will give you options if ...
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Download Mode. What does this mean?

download mode is related to recovery where your device is ready to accept a new system image from the computer. It is used to flash a new OS to the device. In download mode, you can inject and ...
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How can I prevent long hold backspace from deleting everything?

This is not possible without using a 3rd party keyboard, specifically SwiftKey .. If you continue to hold the backspace key it will speed up.When Gestures are enabled:As well as the same ...
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