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  1. AC Question's Avatar
    On Tuesday morning I woke up to my galaxy S5 demanding I download and install the latest software update, I had just woken up so obliged and began the install - it took about 20-30 minutes.

    The update has ruined my phone!
    1. The user interface and theme is now horrible. The way notifications and notifications widgets are displayed is noisy and obtrusive. The theme for all my default apps such as Phone calls, SMS, etc. is bright white - this is painful to look at and navigate through.
    2. The internet app has changed, the view and zoom level has increased and can't be fixed. The UI is also noisier and less user friendly.
    3. More bloatware! (e.g. Papergarden).

    I've searched heaps online but can't find anything regarding reverting to previous software versions, all the search results are about installing KitKat from Lollipop.

    Can someone please point me in the right direction to undo this software update and return to normal? I'm prepared to route my phone to resolve this.

    I know it may sound like I'm overreacting but I just hate my phone now, I've had 3 days to adjust and can't get over it >
    02-03-2016 06:40 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Did you update from Lollipop to Marshmallow? I thought the big change in the UI appearance was from KitKat to Lollipop, not Lollipop to Marshmallow.

    In any case, you could try installing the previous firmware using Odin: http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...interface.html
    02-03-2016 07:00 PM
  3. nahoku's Avatar
    It's unclear from your post exactly what OS you got updated from. I'm assuming you were updated to some version of Lollipop, but from what OS? I personally don't think you're overreacting as I also hate the "white blindness" and funky UI of Lollipop... that's why I locked my Note 4 and 10.1 to Kitkat.

    The sad part is that several carriers have incremented the bootloader in LP, and because of it, the OS cannot be downgraded. However, it all depends on what version of LP your phone is currently at. I have no experience with the S5, so even if you posted your OS version, I wouldn't be able to tell you straight off if you can still downgrade. We can search though!
    02-03-2016 07:13 PM
  4. nahoku's Avatar
    Lollipop to Marshmallow.
    Did this happen for the S5 already?
    B. Diddy likes this.
    02-03-2016 08:16 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Did this happen for the S5 already?
    D'oh! I had it in my mind that this was for the S6. You're right, it must've been KitKat to Lollipop.
    02-03-2016 08:49 PM
  6. nahoku's Avatar
    D'oh! I had it in my mind that this was for the S6. You're right, it must've been KitKat to Lollipop.
    I have no idea what the OS is. Guess we wait for the OP.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    02-03-2016 09:00 PM
  7. Parbattie12's Avatar
    How can i undo the new software frm my phone plz help me i dont like i....samsung s6 edge

    On Tuesday morning I woke up to my galaxy S5 demanding I download and install the latest software update, I had just woken up so obliged and began the install - it took about 20-30 minutes.

    The update has ruined my phone!
    1. The user interface and theme is now horrible. The way notifications and notifications widgets are displayed is noisy and obtrusive. The theme for all my default apps such as Phone calls, SMS, etc. is bright white - this is painful to look at and navigate through.
    2. The internet app has changed, the view and zoom level has increased and can't be fixed. The UI is also noisier and less user friendly.
    3. More bloatware! (e.g. Papergarden).

    I've searched heaps online but can't find anything regarding reverting to previous software versions, all the search results are about installing KitKat from Lollipop.

    Can someone please point me in the right direction to undo this software update and return to normal? I'm prepared to route my phone to resolve this.

    I know it may sound like I'm overreacting but I just hate my phone now, I've had 3 days to adjust and can't get over it >
    CieJay likes this.
    03-18-2016 08:06 PM
  8. Ruello's Avatar
    It's unclear from your post exactly what OS you got updated from. I'm assuming you were updated to some version of Lollipop, but from what OS? I personally don't think you're overreacting as I also hate the "white blindness" and funky UI of Lollipop... that's why I locked my Note 4 and 10.1 to Kitkat.

    The sad part is that several carriers have incremented the bootloader in LP, and because of it, the OS cannot be downgraded. However, it all depends on what version of LP your phone is currently at. I have no experience with the S5, so even if you posted your OS version, I wouldn't be able to tell you straight off if you can still downgrade. We can search though!
    I also despise the new update. And I also have the Note 4. I hate the look of it and the sounds thay changed that I can't change back. And the whole setup of the internet app sucks.

    Did you figure out a way to revert? Thanks for any help.

    Don't know why they keep trying to fix something that ain't broke.
    CieJay and no-one knows like this.
    04-23-2016 07:03 AM
  9. annette45's Avatar
    I also installed it and now I can't access any of my contacts...it just doesn't open! Plz help!
    no-one knows likes this.
    06-17-2016 08:45 AM
  10. lm Gmail's Avatar
    This has been my worst experience with an update yet! I let it install automatically overnight on the 17th and on the 18th my phone would power off for no reason. 68% battery. I could not make calls or anything! Verizon couldn't fix it without doing a factory reset. I just got another phone. I need my passwords! I can't log into ANYTHING! My passwords are in the cloud and too stubborn to comedown like my pictures. Then I was told, while trying to stop the update to my new cheap little Samsung phone, that your phone has to have 20% of its storage and 100% charge to take the update. Whaaaat??? I needed to know that beforehand! Such stupidity! I love my Samsung Note 4 but I am hating Samsung right now!
    no-one knows and CieJay like this.
    01-03-2017 09:37 AM
  11. mdjonesiii's Avatar
    please click on the link below, I'm trying to get enough of us to protest against Samsung until they offer the U.S. the same as they have done for South Korea. They have offered them an automatic upgrade to the note 8 if they trade the note 7 in now. I contacted Samsung America and they confirmed this information.

    https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-ga...rrive-in-2017/

    Above is the link of the offer to South Korea which I feel U.S. Customers should be entitled to. Please pass link on to all your note users and friends
    CieJay likes this.
    01-09-2017 03:08 PM
  12. ironass's Avatar
    please click on the link below, I'm trying to get enough of us to protest against Samsung until they offer the U.S. the same as they have done for South Korea. They have offered them an automatic upgrade to the note 8 if they trade the note 7 in now. I contacted Samsung America and they confirmed this information.

    https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-ga...rrive-in-2017/

    Above is the link of the offer to South Korea which I feel U.S. Customers should be entitled to. Please pass link on to all your note users and friends
    Hello and welcome to Android Central mdjonesiii!

    You might want to think about posting on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 forum as, by-and-large, Galaxy S5 users are not your target audience.
    Shuck Ducky likes this.
    01-09-2017 03:22 PM
  13. Frank Gadman's Avatar
    This new update completely sucks it happened to my phone as well who did this was it Sprint or Samsung they need to fix this I hate my phone now everything is white and blinding no fun at all
    CieJay likes this.
    02-25-2017 09:13 AM
  14. ironass's Avatar
    This new update completely sucks it happened to my phone as well who did this was it Sprint or Samsung they need to fix this I hate my phone now everything is white and blinding no fun at all
    You have a carrier branded minority variant of the Galaxy S5 as per #1.5 of 42 Galaxy S5 models - Dummies Guide . To downgrade you will need to download and flash the previous firmware for your model of phone, CSC and Product codes, as per #1.11 of the aforementioned link.
    CieJay likes this.
    02-25-2017 12:27 PM
  15. Seison626's Avatar
    On Tuesday morning I woke up to my galaxy S5 demanding I download and install the latest software update, I had just woken up so obliged and began the install - it took about 20-30 minutes.

    The update has ruined my phone!
    1. The user interface and theme is now horrible. The way notifications and notifications widgets are displayed is noisy and obtrusive. The theme for all my default apps such as Phone calls, SMS, etc. is bright white - this is painful to look at and navigate through.
    2. The internet app has changed, the view and zoom level has increased and can't be fixed. The UI is also noisier and less user friendly.
    3. More bloatware! (e.g. Papergarden).

    I've searched heaps online but can't find anything regarding reverting to previous software versions, all the search results are about installing KitKat from Lollipop.

    Can someone please point me in the right direction to undo this software update and return to normal? I'm prepared to route my phone to resolve this.

    I know it may sound like I'm overreacting but I just hate my phone now, I've had 3 days to adjust and can't get over it >
    I also HATE the update so I am following this thread!!
    03-06-2017 05:55 PM
  16. Seison626's Avatar
    Horrible, horrible, horrible update!!!! I have a Galaxy S7 Edge and am hoping to see someone post "undo" directions. I LOVED my phone until now!
    SleepBaby17 and catt66 like this.
    03-06-2017 05:57 PM
  17. aahammel's Avatar
    I agree. This latest update has ruined a lot of my previous phone settings. For one, the theme I'm using, a TouchWiz, dark version, which I thought was still Samsung related, in-house stuff, is now not properly applied to all aspects of the phone. The messages top screen is unreadable. Other areas of the phone are also unreadable. Also, the calendar app I'm using, Simple Calendar, something like that, had a few of its settings changed upon updating the phone. The font text changed (I resized back to my liking), and the widget layout has become center justified, for which I cannot find a solution other than choosing a default layout (not the one I want). I'm sure there are even more problems I just haven't found yet. And the pluses to this update, I don't really see any. I should not have updated! What a mess!
    no-one knows likes this.
    03-10-2017 11:22 PM
  18. catt66's Avatar
    My S7 edge is horrible now after the new update! Hate it want to go back to lollipop
    Xiao-Me likes this.
    03-14-2017 01:53 AM
  19. Kazudo's Avatar
    My S7 edge is horrible now after the new update! Hate it want to go back to lollipop
    I registered to this website just to reply you oh my god I agree My S7 edge is HORRIBLE now I want to go back too please after the latest update
    04-09-2017 09:40 PM
  20. Siggy_1963's Avatar
    I registered to this website just to reply you oh my god I agree My S7 edge is HORRIBLE now I want to go back too please after the latest update
    Me too!!! I allowed my phone to install the update overnight and now so many things have changed that I absolutely hate this update. Why is there no option to rollback an update? Grrrr.
    I had folders set up a certain way and they were changed with tiny little icons. All the color is gone from the Edge people buttons which helped me quickly distinguish between contacts. Everything is white, the font is changed as well, to a harsh looking bold black on blinding white background. I actually had to turn down my phone's brightness because it was hurting my eyes.

    I have the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge with Android version 7.0 and the latest Software version is G925P.02 I have no clue what that is, I can't find anything about Marshmallows or Lollipops.

    It already took me a long time to adjust to the Samsung phone after switching carriers and having to give up my beloved LG Lucid. I loved the version of Accuweather with it's colorful fun animations. Unfortunately that version was not available for the Galaxy phone and I'm stuck with a boring white on blue version. Just when I thought I've gotten used to the Galaxy S6 Edge and customized it to the way I like it, they go and do a stupid update to ruin it. Ugh!
    Why?
    2106 and SleepBaby17 like this.
    04-23-2017 11:22 AM
  21. SleepBaby17's Avatar
    On Tuesday morning I woke up to my galaxy S5 demanding I download and install the latest software update, I had just woken up so obliged and began the install - it took about 20-30 minutes.

    The update has ruined my phone!
    1. The user interface and theme is now horrible. The way notifications and notifications widgets are displayed is noisy and obtrusive. The theme for all my default apps such as Phone calls, SMS, etc. is bright white - this is painful to look at and navigate through.
    2. The internet app has changed, the view and zoom level has increased and can't be fixed. The UI is also noisier and less user friendly.
    3. More bloatware! (e.g. Papergarden).

    I've searched heaps online but can't find anything regarding reverting to previous software versions, all the search results are about installing KitKat from Lollipop.

    Can someone please point me in the right direction to undo this software update and return to normal? I'm prepared to route my phone to resolve this.

    I know it may sound like I'm overreacting but I just hate my phone now, I've had 3 days to adjust and can't get over it >


    OOOMMMGG!!! I am going through the SAME thing! I cannot STAND this update! It literally feels ruined! It feels like an entirely different phone now. It's completely drained of any type of color, and my color alerts for my Favorites is gone as well. It was one of the cool features I loved about this phone that I could leave my phone flipped over and I could see who was texting me because it was their color coming up.

    I tried looking up ways to remove it too! I can't take it. Now you are not overreacting at all. Everything just feels very off about this update, and I just want it to go back to the way it was...
    2106, Xiao-Me and Squirt70 like this.
    04-24-2017 01:20 PM
  22. SleepBaby17's Avatar
    Okay this CANNOT be a coincidence! I already kept my screen brightness on the lowest possible setting and this update is making it hard to see things too, and it's hurting my eyes as well!
    2106 and Squirt70 like this.
    04-24-2017 01:22 PM
  23. 2106's Avatar
    On Tuesday morning I woke up to my galaxy S5 demanding I download and install the latest software update, I had just woken up so obliged and began the install - it took about 20-30 minutes.

    The update has ruined my phone!
    1. The user interface and theme is now horrible. The way notifications and notifications widgets are displayed is noisy and obtrusive. The theme for all my default apps such as Phone calls, SMS, etc. is bright white - this is painful to look at and navigate through.
    2. The internet app has changed, the view and zoom level has increased and can't be fixed. The UI is also noisier and less user friendly.
    3. More bloatware! (e.g. Papergarden).

    I've searched heaps online but can't find anything regarding reverting to previous software versions, all the search results are about installing KitKat from Lollipop.

    Can someone please point me in the right direction to undo this software update and return to normal? I'm prepared to route my phone to resolve this.

    I know it may sound like I'm overreacting but I just hate my phone now, I've had 3 days to adjust and can't get over it >
    I too signed up to voice my concern. I just updated the newest version and am VERY disappointed! The speech-help keeps deleting words and putting their own in...Like "How" to "Got"...so I have to manually press the word "How" when it appears in the word category.....Please, provide updates and leave fonts, colors, etc. alone
    04-27-2017 02:28 PM
  24. suzinmia's Avatar
    Can the update be reversed?
    04-27-2017 04:22 PM
  25. Jbasmom's Avatar
    I also signed up just to complain about how this is the worst upgrade!! I have an S6 edge it upgraded last night and it's awful!! The WHITE boxes on everything gotta go!! The font, the keyboard, the drop down, texting, all messed up!! Need a way to get rid of ASAP!!
    CieJay, Xiao-Me and Squirt70 like this.
    04-27-2017 05:35 PM
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