POSTS TAGGED: Samsung Galaxy S 5

OTA Brings 47 MB of Added Bloat to the AT&T Galaxy S5

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Uh oh—what’s this? An OTA update that brings even more bloatware to an already bloated device? As we’ve seen several times in the past, US carriers have the tendency to not only preload their devices with bucketfulls of bloatware, but also even add more bloatware through OTA updates.

Today’s victim is the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5. As initially discovered by XDA Senior Member abraxo, the AT&T S5 received a 47 MB OTA this morning to firmware version G900AUCU2AND3.

So what could be so special as to require an update straight from America’s second largest carrier? Could it be an update to the much rumored Android 4.4.3? Nope. What about new features? Nope. . . READ ON »

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Here’s What You Can Do with Your New Samsung Galaxy S5!

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Well folks, today is  day and Samsung’s “Next Big Thing” is officially here. And although certain South Korean carriers decided to jump the gun and sell the device a bit early, today marks the device’s official worldwide launch date.

So now that you’ve either gotten your grubby little paws on an S5 or you’re eagerly awaiting delivery from your friendly postal courier, you may be wondering what to do with the device. Well, since you’re reading this, there is absolutely no doubt that you’re going to want to root it and get started with a few (or several) mods. But with so many variants, it’s sometimes hard to find exactly what you need for exact. . . READ ON »

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Int’l Galaxy S5 Rooted! AT&T Galaxy Note 3 Gets KitKat, Open Source Files Released for Xperia Z2 – XDA Developer TV

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Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is rolling out! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is the announcement of Sony has made some Open Source archives available for the Sony Xperia Z2 and Z2 tablet and how Chainfire rooted the Samsung Galaxy S 5 ahead of it’s release! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!

Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday video for Gesture Control. He then showed you how to root the Samsung Galaxy Gear. Finally, he gave us an Android A. . . READ ON »

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Chainfire Roots the Samsung Galaxy S 5 SM-G900F Ahead of Release!

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The  isn’t even officially available yet, but that hasn’t stopped development for the device. Earlier, we talked about how a system dump appeared, enabling users to begin work porting Samsung’s latest proprietary applications to older devices.

Now, the International SM-G900F variant of the device has been rooted, courtesy of none other than XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire. Root comes in the form of Chainfire’s popular CF-Auto-Root, which is essentially the easiest entry point to root access for those looking to stay close to stock firmware.

Using CF-Auto-Root is easy. Simply flash the CF-Auto-Root package as “PDA” in ODIN wh. . . READ ON »

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Galaxy S 5 Firmware Dump for Your Porting Pleasure

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While the iterative  didn’t exactly set the world on fire with its hardware upgrades over last year’s already great Galaxy S 4, many were quick to express their regard for the new device’s software features. And while the vast majority of users will never use all of the goodies baked into Samsung’s TouchWiz and related apps without actively going out of their way to do so, the point is that these features are there.

Rather than wait for the S5’s release and upgrade to a whole new device, wouldn’t it be nice to bring some of its software features to older devices? The fine folks over at Sammobile recently got their hands on a firmware package for the S5. The . . . READ ON »

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US Carrier Forums Added for the Galaxy S 5 and LG G2

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There comes a time in every popular flagship device’s life when it grows up, finds an attractive carrier, and it makes many carrier-branded babies… Oh wait, I’m sorry. This is XDA-Developers, not Animal Planet. In any case, the story’s essentially the same, but with a few minor modifications.

Samsung recently unveiled its next generation flagship at Unpacked 5 in Barcelona just under one month ago. And even though the Samsung Galaxy S 5 has thus far seen mixed sentiment from consumers, the as yet unreleased device earned a well deserved place in our forums.

The LG G2, on the other hand, was released unto the world in the middle of last year. The powerhouse of a device featur. . . READ ON »

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Meet the Next Big Thing: Samsung’s Galaxy S 5

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SM-G900F_charcoal BLACK_01The Samsung Galaxy S 5 has just been officially announced at Samsung’s Unpacked 5 event in Barcelona. And as expected from the latest iteration of Samsung’s flagship, it packs quite a healthy dose of high end specifications and mobile “firsts.” Is Samsung’s “Next Big Thing” for you? Read past the break to learn more.. . . READ ON »

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Watch Live as Samsung Unveils its Latest Flagship, the Galaxy S 5

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We’ve all known that this was coming for quite some time, and now it’s finally here. The latest iteration of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S, the Galaxy S 5, is about to be officially announced at Samsung’s Unpacked 5 event in Barcelona. Now thanks to the joys of the Internet, you can watch live from the comfort of your home as Samsung unveils its “Next Big Thing.” Head past the break for the live stream.. . . READ ON »

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Samsung to Unveil Galaxy S 5 on Monday at Unpacked in Barcelona, Forums Created

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It’s so close, you can almost smell it. “TheNextGALAXY” is set to be announced on Monday at Samsung’s Unpacked 5 event in Barcelona. And while the “next Galaxy” could come as an entirely new Galaxy-branded line, we think that it’s fairly safe to assume that this is for the Samsung Galaxy S 5.. . . READ ON »

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