Argonaut added a topic in Samsung Galaxy S5Not charging via USB - PC leadS5 model SM-G900F running 5.0
While it charges OK from AC adapter … when I connect it via a USB lead to a PC I have issues.
The phone status shows:
Yet continues to discharge … for example watching phone now… its plugged into PC at this point at it has dropped form 51% to 49% since plugging into the PC.
Putting phone into flight mode while slowing down discharge rate, still does not allow it to charge.
The PC port & cable are known to be good as they charge my S4 with no problem.
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Argonaut added a topic in Samsung Galaxy S 4GS4 vs GS5 UII have a GS4 running 4.4.2
This week took delivery of a GS5 also running 4.4.2
The look & feel is totally different ...
I appreciate the GS5 will have superior processor better camera, fingerprint reader etc, ...
However can I get the GS4 UI to look and behave like the GS5 ? .... the new phone has so many things that works differently ... I would like to have same way of working on both phones.
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Argonaut added a topic in Samsung Galaxy S5SIM insertionToday Galaxy S5 arrived ...
On my previous S, S2 & S4 the SIM would slide into place and then a little push to 'click' it into located position.
To remove ... press again and it would click back out .. and you could then grip the protruding SIM and remove.
On the S5 it slid into place but without any click ... and to remove it was very difficult to slide out ...
Is this correct ?
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Argonaut added a topic in Samsung Galaxy S 4S4 and Video adpater not chargingOccasionally I want to watch streamed from phone onto TV.
Advised not to just use HDMI lead as HDMI output & charging socket are same and you need to keep power to phone during playback.
On advice I bought genuine Samsung Video adapter EPL-3FHUBEGSTD this has a socket for charger ...
The video/Audio plays fine to TV so that side of things great, but the whole purpose of adapter is not working ... it does not charge phone (or even power from adapter) during use .....
Is there any firmware code or similar needed to allow this ?
Charger is genuine Samsung one and works fine
Phone is S4 GT I950S running 4.4.2 no hacking or rooting carried out - standard phone.
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Argonaut added a topic in Samsung Galaxy S 4Calendar QHad S1 & S2, now got myself an S4.
Think I have messed up Calendar, previously used Touchdown, but not using it on this phone.
I installed 'S planner' and it gives views & functionality needed.
The problem is it has syncd with all my Facebook contacts, so have hundreds of birthdays imported.
How can I clear these ... they wont delete.
I thought a workaround would be to use another Calendar app .. tried Goggle Calendar ....but it has copied all the entries.
Under device general settings > accounts it did have "Sync Apps with Facebook" enabled which I assume is the cause ...
I have set to to 'sync disabled'
Still won't allow me to delete any of the Facebook 'birthday' reminders it has filled my calendar with.
Is there a way to reset (empty) the calendar ?
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Argonaut added a topic in Samsung Galaxy S 4Can't connect S4 to PCPreviously used KIES with S2 and always connected OK .... now bought S4.
Plug in Galaxy S4 ... not detected by Windows ... but phone does 'bing' that it is charging.
Start KIES .. plug in S4 ... same ...
nothing appears in 'my computer'
Try from KIES - "Troubleshoot connection error"
remove cable then press 'start'
States "reinstalling KIES device driver" ....
after a while see the sys tray - "installing Device Driver Software"
then that changes to
"Device driver software was not successfully installed "no driver found"
Reinstalled KIES - same results
Then tried manual approach downloaded driver from Samsung .. v1.5.33
It commences install, then the same as above ... starts installing .... then error that its not successful.
That is even just on driver install, no phone attached
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Argonaut added a topic in Samsung Galaxy S 4Upgrade - items missing (perhaps ?)OK .. been on an S2 until 2 days ago, bought a new S4 I950S (UK on Vodafone)
Impressed that initially on boot up, once I gave it my android account name it loaded all my apps ... big improvement to previous upgrade experience.
It has been downloading and installing upgrade packs over past few days ... last night it went to 4.2.2
After reboot it seemed to hang for ages (>20mins) .... eventually it did boot up had error messages that file did not complete .. and found most of my home page icons missing. Plus kept complaining that DRIVE was not synchronized.
Rebooted again ...... then had another msg it was upgrading Android system.
I manually Recreated most of my home page icons ..... but can't find the 'blue' teardrop one that is used for GPS directions ? (part of Google nav)
It does not appear in apps or widgets ........ should it still be there ? ... if not where do I now get GPS directions from ?
As something went wrong with KitKat upgrade, can I force a 're-upgrade' or roll back and do again ?
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Argonaut added a topic in Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S 2) - S2.MoDaCo.comCan't access Playstore or sign in to GoogleOnly happened recently ... on my Samsung SG2 mobile phone. GT-I9100 running 4.1.2 no customization
When I go to Playstore I can't get any updates or new Apps it tells me my Google account is not logged in.
I go to accounts ... and my Google accounts says sync error against my @Googlemail account but the @gmail account is sync'ing fine.
(Neither are used for email)
When I go the Google App it has 'Sign in' button at top right ... when I click on it, the Login window showing gmail account opens but as soon as I click on password field it closes widow and goes back to main Google screen.
Same is I slect Sign in from left hand menu
Error seemed to coincide with the time I changed pwd on my youtube account.
Where do I need to go to update password?
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Argonaut added a topic in Samsung Galaxy S - S.MoDaCo.comText input problems S2 - SWYPEI have S2 ... open handset, standard build on Vodafone
ver CSC LS5 (XEU) 4.1.2
Prior to last Samsung f/ware update did not have the issue.
Now when I enter text (swype) in email, messaging, photoshop app etc.... all is fine. Automatically puts in a space after each word.
However for all web pages ... i.e. forms and any forums, etc. it does not put the space in.
Is there a setting (or fix) for this.
Just to add Swype ver is 188.8.131.525
using default browser.
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Argonaut added a topic in Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S 2) - S2.MoDaCo.comWhy does my phone not trigger upgradeI have been reading for many weeks that there is f/w update for my Galaxy S2 GT-I9100
This is unlocked phone in the UK, and that I should be able to get 4.2.2
Yet if I connect to KIES it tells me "This is the latest firmware"
It is CSC LPA (XEU) ver 4.0.4
KIES is also set for auto-download of latest firmware,
I don't want to run anything non standard, (i.e. root or hack) is there somewhere else have to go to get official rel ?
On phone ..
settings > about > software update
all boxes are ticked, and if I do a manual 'check for update' it comes back 'No update available'
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Argonaut added a topic in Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S 2) - S2.MoDaCo.comBattery fails to keep up with current drainMy SGS2 works fine as a phone .. and battery works OK ... charges OK.
However if in the car and I use it as SatNav ... even though plugged in and charging teh current drain exceeds the charging so on a long drive .. phone drains to point it warns of low battery.
I installed battery monitor app to charge .. and when I plug in USB lead ..it does show AC Charging ... and as it is a 1.5A USB charger it should charge to Max it can take (i.e. as for AC adapter)
However it goes flat ...... I have no doubt just combination of screen being on and GPS ....
Is there any way round this, or just have to accept phone can't actually keep up with power loss when used as SatNav.
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