1. AACJ's Avatar
    I am having a TON of issues with Samsung, not just my phone. My washer is part of the recall, and they are being cheap at the "fixing" of it by sending a Dish Network person out to lock down the top of the washer. I will also be losing 2 of the 8 settings I purchased with the washer. My Samsung fridge also has issues. The water valve that controls the water flow to the dispenser and to the ice maker stopped. Fixing it myself was $138.00, since the warranty had just ended 4 months prior.

    Now to my phone. Samsung S5. With each continual upgrade to the phone, my battery life gets shorter and shorter. I even purchased new batteries and still am having the same issue with battery drain. Since I do not trust Samsung any longer, I personally believe that at each update, they are manipulating the code to drain the battery early to frustrate the consumer, thereby frustrating the consumer, who, in turn will buy another phone. Probably a Samsung. Now if Samsung can send a code to the S7's that were part of THAT recall, to disable the charging capability of the phone, I am sure they can do the same with power consumption.

    Thoughts?

    Art
    02-11-2017 11:28 AM
  2. ironass's Avatar
    Which of the 42 models of Samsung Galaxy S5 do you own?
    02-11-2017 12:24 PM
  3. AACJ's Avatar
    SM-G900V

    Which of the 42 models of Samsung Galaxy S5 do you own?
    02-11-2017 01:28 PM
  4. ironass's Avatar
    SM-G900V
    You have, as per #1.6 of the previous link, a carrier branded, hybrid model that has over 1.5GB of extra bloatware, among other things, added to it since release, by Verizon. This, in most part, explains your post #1, in that this extra bloatware is not of Samsung's making or indeed, released by them and slows the phone down and drains battery in some cases.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    02-11-2017 03:15 PM
  5. AACJ's Avatar
    So how can I get rid of the bloatware? I deactivate everything I don't use.
    02-12-2017 07:41 AM
  6. ironass's Avatar
    So how can I get rid of the bloatware? I deactivate everything I don't use.
    Root your phone to gain superuser access and you can disable/remove carrier bloatware. It will, however, not give you any more space on your phone as the /system, pre-installed, apps are in their own pre-defined /system partition. To save space you would need to install a debloated custom ROM, such as Lineage, that come sans bloatware and are considerably smaller.

    This is for experienced and competent users!
    02-12-2017 08:14 AM

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