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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jskadhd, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. jskadhd

    jskadhd Lurker
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    After my Samsung A5 Duos fell in the water for 2-3 secs, I dried it with paper towels and put it in a bag with a silica gel pack and rice overnight. Then I charged my phone, it was back to normal for around 10 secs and switched to Safe Mode. There was also a warning screen about downloading a custom OS that appeared a few times. My phone was also powering off and restarting on its own. What should I do?

  2. lvt

    lvt Android Expert

    An automatic restart is normal after an important software upgrade. I'm not sure if the restart is linked to your water issue.

    If the phone restarts more than once, it could be a problem.
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  3. jskadhd

    jskadhd Lurker
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    This phone is quite old and there have been other problems before so I'm gonna buy a new phone! I just want to know if it's possible to get my files stored on the phone.
  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    what files? photos?
  5. jskadhd

    jskadhd Lurker
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    Yes, mostly photos. I pushed the volume down button at the custom OS warning screen to restart my phone but it switched to ODIN mode to download a custom OS.
  6. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Maybe overnight wasn't enough to dry it completely. Try a week, to try and ensure that all moisture is out of everything. Assuming something is not already shorted and fried.
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  7. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    going forward i would recommend that you use google photos. it automatically stores them on the cloud and when you get a new device or factory reset your device and sign in they will be there once everything is synced up. i never ever have to worry about my photos again.

    not sure what you can do at this point. like mikedt said i would power it off, but it back in a plastic bag with rice and leave it there for a bit longer. if that does not work then maybe it is time to upgrade.
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The Samsung Galaxy A5 release date was December 2014. Features and Specs include a 5.0" inch screen, 13MP camera, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon 410 processor, and 2300mAh battery.

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