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Why is my phone different?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by blair radford, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. blair radford

    blair radford Lurker
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    Two of my friends have galaxy s5's, and their lock screen is different than mine when they receive a text notification.

    The first picture is mine phone, the second two are their phones. Why is mine different?
    I did in fact have that when I first got my phone. It started having problems and screwing up and not acting right, and that went away.

    Why don't I have Screenshot_2014-11-30-19-52-30.png Screenshot_2014-11-30-20-00-29.jpg Screenshot_2014-11-30-19-53-08.jpg Screenshot_2014-11-30-19-52-30.png Screenshot_2014-11-30-20-00-29.jpg Screenshot_2014-11-30-19-53-08.jpg

  2. blair radford

    blair radford Lurker
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    Look at where the text notification is. Theirs has a little orange square to the left of it. Mine does not.

    It's the little button to send a text in the message app.
  3. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    Hello and welcome to Android Forums blair radford! :)

    You may be on a different firmware version than your friends. Install Phone Info, free from the Play Store, and check what your PDA Version is compared to your friends, as you all seem to have the the AT&T variant, SM-G900A, of the S5.
  4. blair radford

    blair radford Lurker
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    See, the weird thing is, I DID have that at one point, but now I no longer do.
  5. blair radford

    blair radford Lurker
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    Why would mine be different?
  6. blair radford

    blair radford Lurker
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    I got it from AT&T.
    but I did have the thing when I first got the phone. why would it disappear? I haven't done anything to my phone.

    my settings/versions are the same as theirs, by the way.
  7. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    Until you can give the PDA version of your phone and your friends, as mentioned in post #4, any thoughts on the subject are pure speculative and conjecture. So, why not eliminate the obvious, first.
    #7 ironass, Dec 4, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2014
  8. blair radford

    blair radford Lurker
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    Alright. Where on the app that was posted is that? I got it and couldn't find it. Thought it should've been pretty clear on there but it was not.
  9. philayl

    philayl Android Expert

    No need to install an app, just go to "Settings", "About device", and look for "Baseband version", it should be something like G900FXXU1ANG2. Phil

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