Galaxy S5 *FAQ and useful links** -UPDATED Feb. 20th, 2015General

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    Samsung Galaxy S5 FAQ

    **Updated February 20th, 2015**

    This thread will be updated as the forum grows to include links on common issues and FAQ's for the Samsung S5. If you have anything you think should be added please feel free post here: Private chat with staff In addition, If you have any of your own FAQ's, tips, tricks, or suggestions please feel free to post them below. We are looking to expand this FAQ and with your help; turn it into one of the most comprehensive guides at Android Forums.

    Useful links:

    Operation of the S5 Camera- Guide

    Questions regarding wireless charging options?

    Water resistance discussion

    Everything S5

    S5 Teardown Guide

    Galaxy S5, Fake Clone or Genuine - Dummies Guide

    35 Galaxy S5 models - know yours???

    Verizon downgrade to KitKat - Dummies Guide

    S5 Lollipop Update Problems - Dummies Guide

    FAQ Section:

    Looking to complete a basic hardware test on your S5? Open the dialer and press *#0*#

    General Galaxy S5 Forum FAQ:

    1. General Android phone FAQ's?
    2. What is my model?/Which Galaxy S5 do I have?
    3. How can I improve my battery life?
    4. Are there any Samsung S5 Tips & Tricks?
    5. What are the known problems with the Samsung S5 ?
    6. Forum related questions.
    7. What is root?/What does being rooted mean?

    Q: General Android phone FAQ's?
    A: Here is a thread on general Android Phone FAQ's

    Q: What is my model?/Which Galaxy S5 do I have?
    A: There are literally dozens of S5 variants released in various markets worldwide. This comprehensive guide by @ironass will help you though the confusion.

    Q: How can I improve my battery life?
    A: Smartphones operate on a sort of spectrum. On one end you could put battery life, on the other end all those options like wifi/3g/4g sync (among other things). If you want great battery life you can't have those on all the time. If you want those on all the time, you won't get great battery life. It is best to find the compromise that works best for you and what you want most out of your phone. Here are a couple of things that you could consider - adjust the screen brightness, do not use live wallpapers, switch off networks when not in use (WIFI, Bluetooth, GPS), adjust update intervals for widgets (do you really need twitter/facebook notifications every half hour?). You could also consider downloading a battery monitoring app such as JuiceDefender.

    Q: Are there any Samsung S5 Tips & Tricks?
    A: For any tips, if you use the "filter by" and select "Tips" in the sub-forum, you will get many useful tips and tricks.

    Q: What are some of the problems people have with their Samsung S5 ?
    A: For any problems and their solutions, if you use the "filter by" and select "Support" in the sub-forum for useful information.

    Q: I have a question about how to do something around the forums.
    A: Here is a FAQ devoted entirely to that: Android Forums FAQ

    Q: What is root?/What does being rooted mean?
    A: Here is a post explaining that: What is rooted/does being rooted mean?
    Here is a link to the devices "All Things Root Guide" sticky:S5 - All Things Root - Android Forums

    Additional links:

    Samsung Galaxy S5 specs

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  3. volimte21

    volimte21 Developer (theme) Developer

    I know this thread I open yesterday is not useful but , I wish everyone who has an S5 would post a screenshot of their homescreen , am very busy with my work a on G+ , still I took time to open this thread .

    My wish is that the S5 section becomes more active , better and entertaining for all of us

    Thank you , if this is the wrong place to post this ,feel free to delete

    It really doesn't matter what your homescreens looks like as long as you're comfortable like with your home
  4. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven -.. --- - / -.. .- ... .... Moderator

    Thanks, my friend DS added this and your wallpaper thread to the OP.
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  5. volimte21

    volimte21 Developer (theme) Developer

    Thank you both:)
  6. Joanie

    Joanie Member

    I can't keep my wallpaper from changing on me...when I do that I will post my home paper. It is the first picture I ever took with my new s5 camera.
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