My S5 screen has been flashing on and off for months and very often wake up in the mornings with a black screen, have asked for help from my supplier but they are rubbish, contract doesn't end till next March and i'm paying £30 a month for this rubbish.
My Galaxy S5 has black screen , for what reason I really do not know. After software updates I noticed that the phone is running too slow and sometimes hardly responsive, anyway it was working fine at night, woke up next day and my phone was black screen, nothing works at all I watched YouTube Videos and tried all possible ways ...... take off the battery ..... power button ..... power button and volume up ......volume down .......and home button together with power button and volume up and down ....all possible ways....but still nothing work...... if there is any suggestion..... will be much appreciated.
I have a Note 4 did the update a few days ago and ever since then my screen flickers if i have it set at a low brightness, it freezes every 30 minutes if not more. it restarts my phone randomly, and now my battery/phone is getting hot when it charges. Ive never had this problem and now im not even sure how to fix it. thanks samsung
I can't even use my phone. It freezes stays on samsung screen. Just stops working all of a sudden. Super annoyed and very frustrated. This is my old phone and I have 2 toddlers at home so rely on this if there ever was an emergency... Have lost a lot of faith in samsung in general now.
Anonymous, 06 Oct 2016I just did the newest update last Thursday after avoiding it for months. This morning, I was u... moreI literally have just ordered a new battery cause I thought it was that. Taking my battery in and out all the bloody time is doing my head in.
Why they send out "updates" if they aint working properly is beyond belief. My battery lasts less than half a day. It's ridiculous. It used to last ages it just drains now.band taking away greyscale is another nightmare. Sort it out Samsung fgs.
Ever since the new update my device flicker when at low brightness and is seriously annoying to look at whilst in bed.
CC user, 09 Sep 2016I updated my Galaxy S5 yesterday and experienced some of the same problems others have reporte... moreThank you so, so much. I was literally seconds away from doing a full factory reset (and I hadn't backed my phone up since early Jun) when i saw your suggestion. You were 100% correct, this fixed the connection issue immediately.
I just did the newest update last Thursday after avoiding it for months. This morning, I was using iheart app and when I went to stop the app, the screen stayed black. The power light and the 2 menu lights on the bottom next to the home button light up and it vibrates, but nothing on the screen. I have taken the battery out/put it back in, held down the power/home/volume button and nothing!! I have never had a problem with any updates before this.
GD, 25 Sep 2016Updated Samsung s5 software, and now my phone won't recognise my password. Has anyone received... moreMy phone stopped recognizing my password overnight last night. I turned the phone off and turned it back on and now it works.
I have never had any problems withe any updates of the s5. Mind you, I always back-up, and factory reset before and wipe the cache partition after any updates. I just today 14:30, Monday 3/10/16 installed 6.0.1 and again no problems whatsoever. My s5 is SPIFFING!!!
The same happening on my phone. Photos taken from phone and constant updates to add new apps that I don't want or need. So when not added, the phone adds the apps on its own. I bought the phone so I could place my own apps in it that I need or want. Or none at all. Just a phone for simplicity or what I want do, not for it to force things on my screen and in my applications. This will be my last Samsung.
Has totally reeked havoc with my tablet. Locks up for no apparent reason.
The last two updates have been a disaster. Loss of password access, couldn't send messages and the latest issue when we go to an area with no service the phone will not start picking up cellular service until we reboot and sometimes that does not work. This happens on BOTH my wife and my phone. Dah thinks its a software issue? Like many these are our only phone devices and this is un acceptable. I really don't want to go to Apple but what are our options. Need a phone that works.
victoria, 29 Sep 2016same thing. cant call out. cant send messages. all after the update early september. thinking ... moreI asolutely agree. I never got my S5 sorted after the last Samsung update. I sent it off to the shop for repair three times for a charging/ sudden battery drain that coincided with the firmware change but they couldn't fix it. Eventually I just gave up and just use my spare phone for my main handset now.
Anonymous, 17 Sep 2016My phone is completely unusable since the update. It can't connect to the server, I can't ema... moresame thing. cant call out. cant send messages. all after the update early september. thinking about an iphone too. cannot believe i am using this phone for simple things, i am not an advanced person, and i cant even call my mother. this is ridiculous and a huge toss of cash into the toilet. thrilled that the phone looked so cool and had sport features. i am so mad at samsung for making this crap. the updates that i dont need that are completely unessessary are ruining my ability to even make a simple call. done. i am just done. have a useless phone that has been useless for days even after reboot and all the supposed fixes i have tried from online forums. phone is GARBAGE.
Same for me today, forced the update despite me telling it not to.
All my quick toggle buttons are missing from the shutter, lost 20% battery in 5 mins, phone got hot, wallpapers and notification sounds were set back to default.
Thank god I had a custom recovery..... it might be a 6 month old recovery file with none of my most recent app installations, but boy o boy do I not care about that, at least the phone is working how it used to - for the time being anyway.
If this happens again, I'm most definitely going with a custom ROM.
The latest italian release of Marshmallow doesn't solve nothing. Wifi and Bluetooth still unstable, losing connection, switching off continuously!
I've spent more than 8Gb this month for this reason!
What the duck!?
Lawl, 23 Sep 2016Hey guys, after reading the comments I discovered i'm not the only unlucky guy here with th... moreThe same thing happened to me. All of my pictures not on sd card were lost. I lost game data and documents. My phone is running super slow. I am really disappointed with this update.