Solved Deleted default font on Galaxy S5 - Any restore options?

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  1. pbdroid

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    Happy Holidays Everyone!

    My contract was up, so I jumped the Verizon ship and sprung for a Sprint Galaxy S5. Needless to say I went crazy on the mods, I rooted with towel root, and downloaded Font Installer.

    In the process of installing fonts, I did not backup my stock fonts (don't judge). :) Looks like one of them overwrote the default font Samsung was using, and a lot of my stuff was missing letters. In attempting to resolve the issue I deleted the fonts I'd just installed from the fonts folder using Root Explorer (or whichever flavor I have).

    After doing that my keyboard stopped working and kept popping up with an error. I could barely use my phone. I was able to change to Swipe keyboard under the Language settings and that seems to have resolved the keyboard issue (although the stock keyboard is hosed). I also cannot access Display|Fonts|Font List. I keep getting a "Unfortunately, Settings has Stopped" message.

    Is there a way to reinstall the default fonts to resolve the stock keyboard and Font List issues (and make me feel better about any lessons learned here)?

    Please and thank you.

    Paul
     
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    Hey all,

    Solved my own issue, hope this helps others.

    I was able to find the stock S5 fonts on XDA by Googling Galaxy S5 stock fonts. Downloaded the ZIP and extracted them to a folder on my PC desktop, connected my phone and created a folder called Stock Fonts in my phones Download folder and copied them to my phone. Knowing which fonts I needed (Arial, Clocktopia, and Roboto-Regular helped). Using Root Browser I moved the fonts from my phone's Download folder to my phone's System|Fonts folder and changed permissions to match the others. Phone works like a champ again. Thanks for the views, I guess!! :)
     
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    Glad ya got it.. Thanks for sharing..

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    I had a similar issue happen on my S3 and had to flash my Nandroid backup to restore them. I remember it was a major pain....sorry I couldn't reply earlier but thanks for sharing your findings.
    (I don't bother with 3rd party fonts anymore)

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