How to ruin a perfectly good S5 (hint - Lollipop)

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  1. TisMyDroid

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    @thetastelingers, I also get the same notification when using other charges but they do still work, just not as fast as the one Samsung provided (but close enough).

    You may have to do a factory data reset to get your phone back to "normal." But before you do that, because it involves erasing everything on your phone, try clearing your partition cache. Everything will still remain the same except it gets rid of all the background/incompatible junk.

    To clear the partition cache, power your phone down. Go into recovery mode by holding volume up, power and home button until it turns on with the recovery menu. Use your volume buttons to select "clear partition cache" or "wipe partition cache." Make sure you don't select factory data reset. Once clear or wipe is selected, use the power button to activate.

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    Thanks for all the information. I remember doing that when the first round of updates came out. :)


    So yesterday I turn off smart stay and today the phone is acting like it did before the latest update. Not sure if that had anything to do with it, but worth a mention.
     
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    Thanks @thetastelingers for the update! Definitely worth a mention. It may also be helpful to someone with similar problems.

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    Here's a great option for your text backups. I have been using "Handcent" for many years now and I love it. You can backup all your texts MS and SMS and the settings you have. When you get a new phone or FDR your phone you can install the app, sign in and download. it will look as if you never got a new phone or reset one
     
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    Yeah Lollipop ruined my s5 as well. It is slower, screen freezes all the time, and tons of storage problems.

    You can try wiping your device and factory restoring but didn't work for me. Even a totally clean install of Lollipop on a completely wiped phone doesn't work properly.

    You should also note that google backup didn't backup any of my new contacts that were added recently so I lost contacts in the process of doing this.
     
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    cr6 can you point me in the direction of how you put kitkat 4.4.4 back on your phone? I've been wanting to do this for a while and I have 2 S5's so I can get by if i jack it up. Verizon tells me you can't go back to kitkat but I called them on their BS and said I'll figure it out ans screw you.
     
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    I didn't put KitKat back on my S5. I rooted it while on KitKat and have left it there. Unfortunately there is no way to return to 4.4 without bricking your device. You may find instructions online, but I can't comfortably point you to one because more people have bricked their device than have had success. Especially if you're on a Verizon S5 with anything over 5.0.
    Sorry!

    S5 tap'n
     
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    im in some trouble. I upgraded a few days ago. all the sudden some app and stuff were acting all weird and slow. i decided to do a FDR.. now phone is stuck on the verizon logo and im stuck searching for a way to get it working again. im thinking if i had the firmware... ive searched every where... im lost.


    ive done it before... and now i have to do it again. i should have saved the files.
     
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    You can get the firmware from Sammobile but we're going to need a little more information first. What model S5 do you have? Carrier? Stock/rooted? Is it running KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow? What was the name of the app that started giving you problems?

    S5 tap'n
     
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