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  1. L

    Root [SOLVED] How do I root my phone?

    Okay so here's what happened. I was running Android version 6.0.1 and I wanted to root it so I went through a bunch of forums to find out what I needed to do and it turns out you can't root Android 6.0.1. Currently I'm running Android version 5 because I got a full image restore .zip file and...
  2. L

    Help [FINISHED] Unlock bootloader failure.... What should I do now??

    I tried to unlock bootloader on my Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 using this (linked) guide online. However, when I installed a .zip using Safestrap recovery mode, and rebooted my phone, my phone said it could not start because there was a kernel error. I saw that the developers had been talking...
  3. Android News

    Verizon’s Old Galaxy S5, Note 4, Note Edge All Pick-Up KRACK Blueborne patches

    Verizon and Samsung pushed out updates to the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4, and Galaxy Note Edge. Each phone is receiving both KRACK and Blueborne patches, along with the August Android security patch.
  4. Android News

    Samsung Made a Bitcoin Mining Rig Out of 40 Old Galaxy S5s

    Samsung took 40 Galaxy S5 devices and created a bitcoin mining rig out of it.
  5. Android News

    Samsung pushes a new update to the Galaxy S5 but doesn't include the September security patch

    Samsung has released a new update for the Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) in the Netherlands. The update, which has a file size of 69MB, has been rolled out through OTA.
  6. Android News

    Verizon Galaxy S5 gets August security patch

    Samsung has started rolling out the August security patch for the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5. The August 2017 security patch features fixes for 12 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures.
  7. Android News

    Samsung Galaxy S5 gets August security patch

    Samsung has rolled out the August security update for the Galaxy S5 in Europe. As well as the usual slew of bug fixes, the upgrade brings patches for 50 vulnerabilities in the Android OS and 12 in Samsung's own software.
  8. Android News

    Watch this Galaxy S5 fall 1,000 feet to the ground and keep working

    One pilot found his Samsung Galaxy S5 after it was sucked out of his airplane, and fell 1,000 feet to the ground. Luckily, there was no damage done to the device.
  9. Android News

    You can enroll in Verizon's Total Mobile Protection for select devices right now

    Verizon is now allowing enrollment into their Total Mobile Protection service which can help you if you own one of their supported devices. The service costs $11 per month and offers a number of advantages including screen repair for the following devices. . . Samsung Galaxy S5, S6, S7 and S7...
  10. Android News

    Report says the Galaxy S5 is the most popular Samsung device in the US

    Most reviewers consider the Galaxy S5 to be the worst flagship the company has ever produced. However, a new report from Kantar World Panel says it leads the pack in the United States with 15.6% of active Samsung smartphones within the country.
  11. Android News

    Galaxy S5 February security patch being rolled out in Europe

    The February security patch update is now rolling out for the Galaxy S5 in Europe.
  12. Android News

    Verizon announces a new equipment protection plan that comes with same-day screen repairs

    Verizon is getting into the screen repair market with a new device protection plan that will cost you $11 per month for a phone and $9 for a tablet. However the same-day screen repair is only valid for the following devices. . . - Apple iPhone SE, 5c, 5s, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, and 6s Plus - Samsung...
  13. Android News

    The European Samsung Galaxy S5 has started receiving the January Android security patch

    The European variant of the Galaxy S5 has started to receive January's Android security update. This update is 30MB and will arrive via OTA to your device.
  14. Android News

    January security update for Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S5, Note 4, Note Edge, and LG G4 released

    Verizon has opened the floodgates, releasing the January security update for the Samsung Galaxy S5, Note 4, Note Edge, and LG G4. Since the four updates we released at once, it looks like it will take some time for the update to make its way to all devices.
  15. A

    Help Play video on video player

    when I'm on my internet app or chrome on my Samsung galaxy s5, the video I play doesn't play in my video player it opens in like openload
  16. Android News

    Someone's Galaxy S5 caught fire while he was sleeping

    It's being reported that a Galaxy S5 has caught fire while a person was sleeping at night. Samsung is currently investigating the issue, but will need him to send the phone to them so they can analyze it.
  17. Purple Crow

    Help Notifications alerts during calls

    When I'm trying to make calls I still get notifications tones/vibrations and it's quite distracting. I have "Notify during calls" turned off but I am still getting them. Are there more options somewhere?
  18. J

    G900V CID 11 Running CyanogenMod 14 - Unable to make phone calls/Use sms

    Hi, in an attempt to unlock Wifi Tethering capability on my phone, I installed [G900F]CyanogenMod 14.0-20161020-UNOFFICIAL-klte, and now I'm unable to make phone calls or use SMS/MMS. Is there anything I can try to get service back? I've tried installing a new modem with no success, using...
  19. T

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Issue.

    So, my phone Samsung Galaxy S5 had problems before but not like last week. For example, I had to put the charger cord in a certain direction in order for it to charge, or the phone would die before reaching 0, which it would die at 28 at the most. Now last week, I charged it and I heard this...
  20. J

    Weak charge

    Got my phone used & recently I started sporadically seeing the Samsung cross icon appear. So I got a new battery, but still seeing it occassioanlly. So the issue is an app? I have no idea how to find out which one it may be. Thanks.
  21. J

    Card icon frustration!

    I'm fed up with trying & my local Boostmobile store is useless. I need a "hack" pro to help with a workaround. Why do I keep seeing this icon & How do I get rid of it?? I already installed a brand new card (got the phone used) but I'm still seeing it. Thanks for any help.
  22. Android News

    Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 owners begin receiving the December Android security update

    A few owners of the Samsung Galaxy S5 on Sprint have started to receive the Android Security Patch for December.
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    Help How to stop hourly chime

    I've had my Galaxy S5 for a couple of years now without any issues, but just in the last month something very annoying has been occurring regularly. At the top of every hour the phone automatically makes a chime noise and I don't know what is causing it to do so. I've gone into Application...
  24. Palmsandpines

    How to set specific alert or notification sound

    I have an S5 and want to be able to set a specific alert sound for specific apps. Meaning, I want my notification for Twitter to sound different than a text and even more importantly, I want a siren notification for my security system if it is tripped. Can this be done? I have looked in...
  25. G

    Calendar wakes up screen and kills battery

    Hi All, What are the required settings to prevent calendar notifications from 'permanently' turning on the screen? A calendar reminder popped up while the phone was in the belt-clip pouch and permanently turned on the screen. Read here 'permanently' as in 'turned on and did not turn off after...