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mc_gusto    827

Install Good Lock. It brings some refreshing changes to the notifications and app manager drawer.

From the Galaxy app store? It says it's not compatible with my (s5) device.

 

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greenbastard    1,125

From the Galaxy app store? It says it's not compatible with my (s5) device.

 

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I downloaded the apk from a third party. It installed and then the phone reboot with the new notification drawer. It worked fine and it even got rid of the annoying Sprint name that was added on the upper left corner. :)

 

Let me know if you need me to upload the copy I used.

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mc_gusto    827

Linky?

 

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mmark27    874
mc_gusto    827

Good lock looks really interesting. It's not working on my s5 tho. I can't get apps to run just the notification shade ui works. None of the buttons work. No home screen. Just blank wallpaper. Might install on my s7 tho.

 

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mnjeepmale    115

How is the MM update on this phone? I have a Sprint S5 and thinking about running the update but don't want to run into the RF issues that I have with my Note 5 after the update.

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gr8nuguy    2,105

don't update

 

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DurhamHusker    22

don't update

 

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Why not?
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chamb    559

Why not?

I have two S-5's.  Updating to MM caused a very definite degradation in several ways. LTE drops totally at spots where it only got weak before and slowed down.  Once the LTE drops, it is slow to return even if you move to a strong area. Phone is just generally slower all around.   Occasionally it is almost impossible to answer an incoming 1X call. Phone just does not respond to an attempt to answer the call. I wish I had refused the update.  Sad how I had a perfectly working phone and they trashed it with the update.

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greenbastard    1,125

I have two S-5's. Updating to MM caused a very definite degradation in several ways. LTE drops totally at spots where it only got weak before and slowed down. Once the LTE drops, it is slow to return even if you move to a strong area. Phone is just generally slower all around. Occasionally it is almost impossible to answer an incoming 1X call. Phone just does not respond to an attempt to answer the call. I wish I had refused the update. Sad how I had a perfectly working phone and they trashed it with the update.

That's Samsung always ruining their phones with the last update. It happened to the S3, and now it looks like it is happening with the S5 now that it has reached the end of life support. It's almost as if Samsung is pushing consumers to buy a new phone...almost!

 

(P.S., the PCA marshmallow update actually made the phone very enjoyable. But from the looks of it, the latest one ruins the phone.)

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tommym65    1,704

don't update

 

 

I have two S-5's.  Updating to MM caused a very definite degradation in several ways. LTE drops totally at spots where it only got weak before and slowed down.  Once the LTE drops, it is slow to return even if you move to a strong area. Phone is just generally slower all around.   Occasionally it is almost impossible to answer an incoming 1X call. Phone just does not respond to an attempt to answer the call. I wish I had refused the update.  Sad how I had a perfectly working phone and they trashed it with the update.

 

That's Samsung always ruining their phones with the last update. It happened to the S3, and now it looks like it is happening with the S5 now that it has reached the end of life support. It's almost as if Samsung is pushing consumers to buy a new phone...almost!

 

(P.S., the PCA marshmallow update actually made the phone very enjoyable. But from the looks of it, the latest one ruins the phone.)

 

Has anyone had any more recent experience with the latest GS5 update?  My phone keeps threatening me with the update, but I have successfully fought it off so far. 

 

Should I update?  Should I not update?  Should I do like my daughter and get my GS5 stolen, so I won't need to worry about it?  (BTW, Sprint refuses to brick stolen phones. Bah!)

 

Thanks in advance.

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chamb    559

Has anyone had any more recent experience with the latest GS5 update?  My phone keeps threatening me with the update, but I have successfully fought it off so far. 

 

Should I update?  Should I not update?  Should I do like my daughter and get my GS5 stolen, so I won't need to worry about it?  (BTW, Sprint refuses to brick stolen phones. Bah!)

 

Thanks in advance.

The first update to MM degraded my S5 in several ways. I saw nothing positive at all.   Just two days ago, some other update was presented to me. I was not sure what it was, but my thoughts were that it might fix some of the issues the original MM update inserted.    I am STILL dropping LTE at weak spots that never dropped prior to the MM update.

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mmark27    874

Has anyone had any more recent experience with the latest GS5 update? My phone keeps threatening me with the update, but I have successfully fought it off so far.

 

Should I update? Should I not update? Should I do like my daughter and get my GS5 stolen, so I won't need to worry about it? (BTW, Sprint refuses to brick stolen phones. Bah!)

 

Thanks in advance.

Android Device Manager -> wipe the device remotely.

 

The S5 update corrupted my daughter's movie SD card immediately after update. So if you are going to update, maybe pull the SD card first. Might not be everyone's experience.

 

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