Received a "Software Update" from Samsung ( 19.95 MB I think ) for my S4 mini just now.
Pressed upgrade before I read this thread.
kernel 3.4.0-4470408 date: Thu Apr 23 2015
kernel 3.4.0-4470408 date: Fri Jan 13 2017
So, what changed?
Do not do the update ! My galaxy s5 worked fine until I did it. Now media doesn't work, phone doesn't ring, the list goes on and on. VERY FRUSTRATED!
updated this morning, now (same day) my s5 is draining power...not charging at all. I have spent 2 hours trying to fix diy by 1. turning off and rebooting several times 2. removing the battery 3. cleaning the port 4. trying different usb chords 5. toothpick to adjust the position of the port to make better connection 6. then spent an hour with my phone providers Tech (in store which took an hour to wait for my turn) for him to say " I have no f***ing idea, we will have to send it away" 7. Now as I try to download all of my precious info onto my pc, because the usb port is not working, i will have to say goodbye to my data very reluctantly.
My S5 is on struggle street. It can't stop over-processing - easily noticeable with the drain on the battery life and the overheating. It really struggles with any sort of location services - google maps take minutes to load, I have to wait 15mins for Uber to load properly... any other app with a location service (whatsapp, facebook) 'hangs' intermittently... so frustrating
Funny how all these issues coincided with the release of the S8...
My navigation is all messed up, and when I send a text, the recipient receives it 3 times...very annoying!!! Update stinks!
Why can't they just leave my phone alone.
I had the latest update (in the UK) on my S5 last week and it caused playback issues in all media players. I'd get random 'pause' in everything. It's an essential thing for me.
I made sure I'd set up full sync with Google (Some people don't like this but I'd do anything for my device to be working again). I used the Samsung 'Smart Switch' software on my PC to make a backup.
I did factory reset on the phone, which took ages, and then connected wi-fi again, and set-up my google account, and then left it for few hours. Just about all my apps were reinstalled ok. I then used 'Smart Switch' and that recovered only what was missing - which is good - and had to set up all my accounts and passwords again. Somewhere in this procedure I needed to set up my Samsung account again - for some reason, but it was important.
It was a lot of work - permissions for everything need to be granted again, but I'm pleased to say the device is now functioning as it was/should. This procedure worked for me, and I hope it helps others.
I do hope it doesn't happen again though!
oldtechie, 22 Mar 2017OS update issues with the S5 have hit the USA. First my phone started acting weird and it spi... moreI got the same problem, after 3 days the phone started to work nicely, what i did was, reset factory settings, clear cache and mount system pressing up vol + home button + power button, several times... good luck!
Same problem here too after the update my phone is just stalled with SAMSUNG flashing and the phone buzzing. Can,t get out of this loop.
The new is update SUCKS! I hate how the favorites and contact list are different. It is neither easier or simpler to navigate the contacts, so what was the point of the change?!? Disappointed!
OS update issues with the S5 have hit the USA. First my phone started acting weird and it spiked my SD memory card. I also found that it had change my security settings. About a week later I noticed my phone was doing an update. I picked it up after it was done only to find that my phone was dead ... sort of. The screen was black, but when I rebooted it I would get a discolored Samsung logo, then nothing. Tech support had me try to do a factory reset, but it wouldn't do that either. It was like part of the OS was running, but the command functions were dead. Luckily I have insurance on the phone and they replaced it.
Abl, 15 Feb 2017Auto typing no longer functioning. I have to manually capiralize at start of sentences, doubl... moreThis is happening to me as well. It keeps changing my words as well to things like ke grr i dont know how to fix it
Anonymous, 14 Mar 2017My Galaxy S5 is having weird audio issues in all of my different player apps (Amazon Music, Pl... moreMy sound is doing the wavering thing, too!! I'm so upset as I use my phone to listen to music constantly.
Same here. Received the update on my S4 yesterday, and phone is a mess today. Among others it keeps telling me to restart because it can't find a SIMcard. Hmmm it's still in the same spot as yesterday... Now what do I do?
My Galaxy S5 is having weird audio issues in all of my different player apps (Amazon Music, Player FM, etc). It'll start off normally, then it will do things like pause and start again every few seconds, or the volume will waiver up and down continuously. It's impossible to use my phone as a listening device, which sucks a lot because that's what I use it for several hours a day while I'm working.
Van, 06 Feb 2017On 3/2/17, when updating the operating system, my tablet (Samsung TabS/Model: SM-T700) is stuc... morehey, I had the same problem with my s5 mini phone. I removed the battery, waited a while and put it back in. after several more minutes of the samsung logo it continued doing some update-stuff. I am now waiting and hoping for it to return to normal but at least it's doing something.