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Quick fix on Samsung Galaxy S4 "Unfortunately App has stopped"error

By: Noy-Noy | Sunday, April 22, 2018

Quick fix on Samsung Galaxy S4 "Unfortunately App has stopped"error
One of the most common issues that we are always receiving for the past several months is app problem. In fact, there were lots of users complaining about it wherein according to some owners that the error message "Unfortunately App has stopped" keeps on showing up out of the blue once they have to open a certain app

So, in this post, we have to isolate that issue by considering all possibilities to know what the real problem is and fix it. Don't you worry, this is just a minor problem and you can easily fix it without bringing your Galaxy S4 to the tech. So to start with the troubleshooting, here are the procedures that we suggest you to do:

Step 1: Reset the App
In this method, we will bring back the app to it's factory default by deleting all caches and data stored in the app for it might be corrupted or outdated and caused the issue. But don't you worry, this step won't ruin your important files and data. Here's how:
  1. From Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Applications.
  4. Tap Manger applications.
  5. Tap the All tab.
  6. Choose the name of the app.
  7. Tap Clear Cache.
  8. Tap Clear Data.
  9. Tap OK.
After you reset your app, open again the app and see if the error message still appears. If it is, move to the next method.

Step 2: Delete the System Cache Partition
This method is similar to the first step you performed the only difference is, you are resetting the phone's cache directory or the files and data that the device are using. The purpose of doing this is to remove all caches in the directory to be sure that all files and data are new and compatible to the system. To do so, follow these steps:
  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the following three buttons the Home, Power and Volume Up buttons.
  3. When the phone vibrates, release the Power button but continue to press and hold the Home and Volume Up keys.
  4. When the Android System Recovery screen appears, release the Home and Volume Up buttons.
  5. Press the Volume Down button to highlight 'wipe cache partition.'
  6. Press the Power button to select it. The phone will automatically restart after the cache is wiped.
Step 3: Bring your phone back to its factory default
If the error message still shows up even after wiping the cache partition, then, your last option is to reset your phone. Through reset all software-related issues on your phone will be fixed. But the downside is, all your files and data will be lost, so, before you have to follow the steps we recommend you to create first a backup so that you can restore it easily after the reset and the issue is resolved.
  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the following three buttons, the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons.
  3. When the phone vibrates, release the Power button but continue to press and hold the Home and Volume Up buttons.
  4. When the Android System Recovery screen appears, release the Home and Volume Up buttons.
  5. Press the Volume Down button several times to highlight 'wipe data/ factory reset.'
  6. Press the Power button to select.
  7. Press the Volume Down key to select 'delete all user data.'
  8. Press the Power button to select and start the master reset.
  9. When the master reset is complete, Reboot System Now' is highlighted.
  10. Press the Power button to restart the device.

Quick fix on Samsung Galaxy S3 Camera Failed error

By: Noy-Noy | Saturday, April 21, 2018

Quick fix on Samsung Galaxy S3 Camera Failed error
Mostly, "Warning: Camera Failed" error is not just happening in Galaxy S3 but to other devices as well and there are number of factors that might causing this issue. But the good thing is, this is just a minor software issue and it can be fixed through simple procedures. It could be triggered by obsolete or outdated files and data or a culprit that creates conflict to the system that resulted the error message to appear on your phone's screen. So, this time, here are the steps that you should do:

Step 1:Reset your Camera App
As I've mentioned earlier, there is a chance that corrupted files and data caused the issue on your phone. So, in this instance, what we suggest you to do is reset your camera app's cache and data to eliminate the suspicion. Follow these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. From the options, tap Settings.
  3. Tap Applications manager.
  4. Swipe twice to left to choose All tab.
  5. Scroll to and tap Camera.
  6. Tap Force Close button.
  7. Tap Clear Cache button.
  8. Tap Clear Date button.
After you do the method, try rebooting your phone and use again your camera to see if the error message still showing up. If the issue persists, jump over to the next step.

Step 2: Wipe the System Cache Partition
This procedure is similar to the first step you performed the only difference is, you will have to delete the overall files and data of your phone that is responsible for the device to run smoothly and efficiently. It will delete all files and data stored in the directory and newer ones will be generated after the device reboots. So, here's how:
  1. Turn the phone off.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons at the same time until the phone vibrates.
  3. Let go of the Power button but continue to press and hold the Home and Volume Down buttons until Android System Recovery screen appears.
  4. Press the Volume Down button to choose 'wipe cache partition.'
  5. Press the Power key to select.
Step 3: Perform Factory Reset
Remember, doing a reset should be the last method that you can do if all procedures is not helping the issue. This will delete everything you stored on your phone including contacts, photos, music and videos once you follow the steps. So, before you start the reset be sure to create a backup so that you can restore easily once the error message is gone or fixed. 
  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu button.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Tap on Accounts tab and choose Backup and Reset.
  4. Tap Factory Data Reset.
  5. Tap Reset Device.
  6. Touch Delete All.

Quick fix on Samsung Galaxy Note 4 shuts down randomly after System Update

By: Noy-Noy | Friday, April 20, 2018

Quick fix on Samsung Galaxy Note 4 shuts down randomly after System Update

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is such a device that cost a lot when it was unveiled way back in 2014. Although it was considered as one of the Samsung most powerful devices but it's still not a guarantee that issues won't occur every now and then. In fact, for the past several months we received tons of complaints from Galaxy Note 4 users saying that their phone is experiencing issues after the update and the most common is, randomly shuts down without apparent reason.

If this type of issue occur after the update, then, there is a chance that corrupted files and data triggered it. So, in this post, we have to eliminate all possible causes to determine what is the real problem and fix it. That being said, here are the methods that you should perform:

Step 1: Delete the System Cache Partition
Occasionally, if the files and data stored in the directory become obsolete or corrupted after the update that would be the reason that your device shuts down randomly. So, in this method, we will have to delete all caches stored on your phone so that newer ones will be created. As a matter of fact, there were reports from other users saying that after wiping the cache partition the device back to its normal functionality. Here's how:
  1. Turn off the Galaxy Note 4.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up key, Home key and Power key at the same time.
  3. When the Note 4 vibrates, release both the Home key and Power key but continue to press and hold the Volume Up key.
  4. When the Android System Recovery screen appears, release the Volume Up key.
  5. Using the Volume Down key, highlight the option 'wipe cache partition' and press the Power key to select it.
  6. When the wiping the cache partition is finished, highlight 'Reboot system now' and hit the Power key.
After you do the step use again your device for several hours and observe closely if the issue will continue. If so, jump over to the next method.

Step 2: Backup all your files and reset your Galaxy Note 4
This method is more complicated because all files and data saved on your phone will be deleted when you do so. But the good thing is, if this is just a software-related issue, then, this step will surely fix it. So, before anything else, be sure to create first a backup by transferring all of it your SD card or Personal computer. 
  1. Turn off your Galaxy Note 4.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power keys at the same time.
  3. When the Note 4 vibrates, release both the Home and Power keys but continue to press and hold the Volume Up key.
  4. When the Android System Recovery shows on the screen, release the Volume Up key.
  5. Using the Volume Down key, highlight 'wipe data/factory reset' and press the Power key to select it.
  6. Now, highlight 'Yes-delete all user data' using the Volume Down key press the Power key to begin the reset.
  7. When the master reset is complete, highlight 'Reboot system now' and hit the Power key.
  8. The Note 4 will restart but it will be longer than usual. When it reaches the Home screen, then begin your setup.
I hope this helps.

Quick fix on Samsung Galaxy S5 Shutting Down after System Update

By: Noy-Noy | Thursday, April 19, 2018

Quick fix on Samsung Galaxy S5 Shutting Down after System Update
Hello readers! In this post, I'll discuss an issue sent to us by one of the Galaxy S5 users complaining about the device that keeps on shutting down after system update. More often than not, this problem is caused by outdated cache and data, third-party apps or the battery of the phone is defective that resulted the device to shuts down without apparent reason. But since, it's too early to create a conclusion the best thing that you should do is to figure it out all possibilities first by doing a step by step procedure on your device until you can resolve the issue. Here's how:

Step 1: Charge your Phone 
Sometimes, if the battery is faulty there is a big chance that your device would shut down due to shortage of power supplied to the hardware components. So, this time, all you need to do is to eliminate that suspicion by charging your phone for at least 20-30 minutes. When the time elapsed, try to use your device and see if the issue still persists. If so, move over to the next step.

Step 2: Boot in Safe Mode
In this mode, we have to disable all third-party apps and let the built-in apps run in the system to know if a culprit caused the issue. But take note, this method won't resolve the problem, instead, it will just give you hint if one of the apps you installed from Play Store triggered it.
  1. Turn the device off.
  2. Press and hold the Power key.
  3. When 'Samsung Galaxy S5' appears on the screen, release the Power key.
  4. Immediately after releasing the Power key, press and hold the Volume Down key.
  5. Continue to hold the Volume Down key until the device finishes restarting. 
  6. Safe mode will display in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  7. Release the Volume Down key when you see Safe mode.
But if your device continue to shuts down even in Safe mode, then, there may be other factors triggered it, proceed to the next method.

Step 3:Wipe the System Cache Partition
Since, the firmware has been updated there is a possibility that corrupted or outdated caches in the directory is one of the reasons that this issue is happening. In this instance, we suggest you to perform the so-called wiping the cache partition. Doing this, will reset the cache directory of the device and newer ones will be created after the method. Don't you worry, all your files and data will be intact after you perform this procedure. Here's how:
  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the following three buttons at the same time: Volume Up, Home and Power buttons.
  3. When the phone vibrates, release the Power key but continue to press and hold the Volume Up and Home buttons.
  4. When the Android System Recovery screen appears, release the Volume Up and Home buttons.
  5. Press the Volume Down key to highlight the 'wipe cache partition.'
  6. Press the Power buttons select it.
  7. When the wipe cache partition is complete, 'Reboot system now is highlighted.
  8. Press the Power key to restart the device.
Step 4: Master Reset
Remember, performing a reset should be the last method that you should do if all steps above is bot helping the issue. Compared to other methods, this one is more complicated because you need to create first a backup for all your files before you have to follow the steps because your files will be lost once you do so. But the good thing is, if this is just a software problem there is a big chance that the issue will be fixed through resetting.
  1. Turn off your Samsung Galaxy S5.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons.
  3. When the device powers on and displays 'Power on logo', release all buttons and the Android icon will appear on the screen.
  4. Wait until the Android Recovery Screen appears after about 30 seconds.
  5. Using the Volume down button, highlight the option, 'wipe data/ factory reset' and press the Power key select it.
  6. Press the Volume Down button again until the option 'Yes-delete all user data' is highlighted and then press the Power button to select it.
  7. After the reset is complete, highlight 'Reboot system now' and hit the Power key to restart the phone.
But after you do the reset and your phone still restarts, the last thing that you can do is to bring it to the nearest shop in your area to be check thoroughly by the tech for the firmware might be corrupted and it needs to be reflashed.

Quick fix on Samsung Galaxy S4 WiFi and 4G icon appears after the update

By: Noy-Noy | Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Quick fix on Samsung Galaxy S4 WiFi and 4G icon appears after the update
Well, if you are experiencing this type of problem on your Galaxy S4 after system update, there is a big chance that the files and data of the phone had been updated that resulted these icons to show up without apparent reason. In addition, it could be the device has been bugged during the update or there might be third-party apps triggered the issue.

Don't you worry, this is just a minor problem and it could be fixed through simple procedures. So, if you're a Galaxy S4 user, then, we suggest to continue reading this post for this might help you if yo encounter the same problem in the future.

Step 1: Boot in Safe Mode
In this environment, we have to disable temporarily all third-party apps and letting the pre-installed ones run in the system. So, while in this mode, and the icons are not showing, then, there's a chance that one of your downloaded applications is causing the issue. In this instance, we suggest to find that one and uninstall it to resolve the issue. Follow these steps to boot in Safe Mode:

  1. Turn the device off completely.
  2. Press and hold the Power button.
  3. Once the Samsung Galaxy S4 logo appears on the screen, release the Power button.
  4. As soon as you release the Power button, press and hold the Volume Down button.
  5. Continue holding the Volume Down button until the phone has completed the completed the reboot process.
  6. If you can read 'Safe Mode' at the bottom left corner of the screen, release the Volume Down button. Otherwise, repeat the process until you can boot the phone to Safe Mode.
Step 2: Wipe the System Cache Partition
If the WiFi and 4G icons still appears on your screen even in Safe Mode, then, it could be the outdated or corrupted files and data causing it. So, this time, we have to reset the cache directory of your phone so that newer caches will be created and compatible to the new system once it is loaded.
  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the following three buttons at the same time: Volume Down, Home and Power buttons.
  3. When the phone vibrates, let go of the Power key but continue to press and hold the Volume Down and Home buttons.
  4. When the Android System Recovery appears, release the Volume Down and Home buttons.
  5. Press the Volume Down button to highlight 'wipe cache partition.'
  6. Press the Power button to select. The phone will automatically restart after the cache is wipe.
After wiping the system cache partition observe closely if the icon still appears. If so, proceed to the next step.

Step 3: Reset your Galaxy S4
Since, all procedures failed to fix the issue the last option that you should do is to do a reset. The downside is, all your files and data saved on your phone will be lost like: contacts, photos, music and videos. So, before you have to follow the steps be sure to transfer all your files to your SD card or Personal computer so that you can easily restore all of it once the issue is fixed.
  1. Switch your phone off.
  2. Hold the Power, Volume Up and Power buttons at the same time. Release the Power button if the Android logo appears on the screen. This will bring up the unlock/reset menu.
  3. To navigate through this menu, use the Volume up/down buttons to scroll up and down and the Power button to confirm selections.
  4. Scroll down and select Wipe data/ Factory Reset.
  5. Scroll down and select ' Yes-Delete All User Data.' 
  6. When prompted, scroll to and select Reboot System now. The phone will then reset to its Factory settings.

Quick fix on Samsung Galaxy S3 "Unfortunately Gallery has stopped" error

By: Noy-Noy | Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Quick fix on Samsung Galaxy S3 "Unfortunately Gallery has stopped" error
Mostly, this type of error message appears if the files and data of device had been corrupted or outdated that resulted the issue to occur. In this post, I'll discuss the same problem and walk you through in troubleshooting your device so that we can determine the issue and fix it. Don't you worry, this is just a minor problem and you can easily fix it without any help from the tech. Here are the methods that you should do:

Step 1: Reset your Gallery app
The reason that we have to do this method is to delete all app's files and data so that newer ones will be created. As a matter of fact, we received tons of reports from other users saying that after performing this procedure the error message is not anymore showing. Here's how you do it:

  1. From the Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap More.
  4. Tap Application manager.
  5. Swipe left and find ALL tab.
  6. Scroll to and tap Gallery.
  7. Tap Clear Cache.
  8. Tap Clear Data.
  9. Tap OK.
After resetting it open again your app and observe if the error message still appears. If so, proceed to the next method.

Step 2: Reset your phone
In this method, all bugs any culprit that creates conflict to the system and triggered the issue will be removed from the system. Meaning, the device will be back to its original form and all files and data in the internal storage will be deleted including your contacts, photos, videos and music. But the good thing is, if this is just a software-related issue there is a big chance that this will be resolved. 
  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu button.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Tap on Accounts tab and choose Backup and Reset.
  4. Tap Factory Data Reset.
  5. Tap Reset Device.
  6. Touch Delete All.

Quick fix on Samsung Galaxy Note 4 "device has stopped responding" error after the update

By: Noy-Noy | Sunday, April 15, 2018

Quick fix on Samsung Galaxy Note 4 "device has stopped responding" error after the update
There are plenty of reasons that "device has stopped responding" error appears on your screen without apparent reason. Mostly, this issue happen if the system has been updated and the files and data of the phone that had been using are not anymore compatible to the newly installed firmware. On the other hand, it could be a culprit as well that might preventing the device to function normally. But don't you worry, this is just a minor problem and this could be fixed without bringing your device to the tech.

Step 1: Boot in Safe mode
As what I've mentioned, there is a chance that a culprit might preventing the device from functioning normally and triggered the error message to appears in the screen without apparent reason. In this instance, what we gonna do is to restart your phone in safe mode to eliminate that suspicion and resolve the problem. Once you boot it in this mode all third-party apps will be disabled temporarily and only the pre-installed ones will run in the system. So, while in this mode and the error message is not showing on your phone, then, obviously there's an app caused it and you need to find that one and uninstall it to get rid the issue. Follow these steps to boot in Safe mode:
  1. Turn the device off completely.
  2. Press and hold the Power key and the Volume Down key at the same time.
  3. When the phone starts to boot, release the Power key but continue holding the Volume Down key until the phone finishes restarting.
  4. Safe mode will be displayed at the lower left corner; you may release release the Volume Down key now. 
However, if the issue still happening even in Safe mode, proceed to the next step.

Step 2: Wipe the System Cache Partition
If the error message started to show up after the update there is a possibility that corrupted cache and data are causing the issue. Through wiping the cache partition, you are deleting all old files and data stored in the directory so that newer ones will be created by the device and could smoothly once it will be loaded to the firmware. Here's how:
  1. Turn off the Galaxy Note 4 completely.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power keys together.
  3. When the Note 4 vibrates, release both the Home and Power keys but continue to press and hold the Volume Up key.
  4. When the Android System Recovery appears on the screen, release the Volume Up key.
  5. Using the Volume Down key, highlight the option 'wipe cache partition' and press the Power key to select it.
  6. When the wiping the cache partition is finished, highlight 'Reboot system now' and press the Power key to select it,
Step 3: Perform Factory reset
However, if the problem persists after performing the previous procedures, then, your last option is to do a reset. In this method, your phone will be back to its original phase wherein all your files and data saved in the internal storage will be lost. In other words, before you have to follow the procedure be sure to create first a backup so that you can restore it easily once the issue is resolved.
  1. Turn off the device completely.
  2. Press and hold the Power, Home and Volume Up buttons at the same time.
  3. When the Note 4 vibrates, release the Power and Home buttons but continue to press and hold the Power key.
  4. When the Android System Recovery screen appears, release the Volume Up key.
  5. Using the Volume Down key, highlight 'wipe data/ factory reset' and press the Power key to select it.
  6. Now, highlight 'Yes-delete all user data' using the Volume Down key and press the Power key to begin the reset.
  7. When the master reset is complete, highlight 'Reboot system now' and hit the Power key.
  8. The Note 4 will restart but it will be longer than usual. When it reaches the Home screen, then begin your setup.

How to fix on Samsung Galaxy S5 stuck in boot loop

By: Noy-Noy | Saturday, April 14, 2018

How to fix on Samsung Galaxy S5 stuck in boot loop
More often than not, boot loop issue is caused by corrupted files and data wherein the device could no longer be loaded to the system that resulted the system to crash without apparent reason. In addition, if you installed an incompatible app and creates conflict in the firmware, that would be a factor as well that your phone stuck in boot loop.

In this post, I'll walk you through in troubleshooting your Galaxy S5 to figure it out what really the problem is until we can find a solution and fix the issue. So, if you're an owner of Galaxy S5 and having the same problem with your device, then, continue to read this article for it might be helpful to you.

Here are the methods you need to perform to fix the issue

Step 1: Try booting in Safe Mode
In booting your phone in this environment, all third-party apps will be disabled temporarily and only the pre-installed ones will run in the system. So, if a culprit caused that the device stuck in boot loop, then, through booting in this mode your phone will boot up normally. Follow these steps to boot in Safe Mode:
  1. Turn off the device completely.
  2. Press and hold the Power button.
  3. When Samsung Galaxy S5 appears on the screen, release the Power key.
  4. Immediately after releasing the Power key, press and hold the Volume Down key.
  5. Continue to hold the Volume Down key until the device finishes restarting.
  6. Safe mode will display in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  7. Release the Volume Down key you see Safe mode.
However, if safe mode won't do any good on your phone, move over to the next step.

Step 2: Wipe the System Cache Partition
Since, the device still stuck in boot loop even in Safe mode, the next thing that you should do is to delete all old files and data stored in the directly. So, if corrupted caches and data caused the issue, then, your phone go through after you do this method. Don't you worry, this step won't harm your phone nor the files saved in the internal storage.
  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the following three buttons the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons at the same time.
  3. When the phone vibrates, release the Power key but continue to press and hold the Volume Up and Home buttons.
  4. When the Android System Recovery screen appears, release the Volume Up and Home buttons.
  5. Press the Volume Down key to highlight 'wipe cache partition'.
  6. Press the Power key to select.
  7. When the wipe cache partition is complete, 'Reboot System now' is highlighted.
  8. Press the Power key to restart the device.
Step 3: Bring your phone back to its Factory default
Remember, this method should be performed on your phone if the 1st and 2nd procedure is not helping issue. This will delete all your saved files and data on your phone, meaning, the firmware will be back to its original form. But before you do so, be sure to create first a backup in all your files and data by transferring it to your SD card or Personal computer.
  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the following three buttons the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons.
  3. When the phone vibrates, release the Power key but continue to press and hold the Volume Up and Home buttons.
  4. When the Android System recovery screen appears, release the Volume Up and Home buttons.
  5. Press the Volume Down key several times to highlight 'wipe data/ factory reset.'
  6. Press Power button to select it.
  7. Press the Volume Down key to until 'Yes-delete all user data' is highlighted.
  8. Press Power button to select and start the master reset.
  9. When the master reset is complete, 'Reboot System now' is highlighted.
  10. Press the Power key to restart the device. 
I hope after you reset your phone the issue will be fixed because if it persists, then, you don't have a choice but to bring your device to the tech for further checking.

Quick fix on Samsung Galaxy S4 Messaging App keeps on crashing

By: Noy-Noy | Friday, April 13, 2018

Quick fix on Samsung Galaxy S4 Messaging App keeps on crashing

App crashing is common and it's not just happening in Samsung Galaxy S4 but to all variants of android devices. But the good thing is, this is just a minor issue and it can be fixed through simple procedures. So, don't you worry, if you are experiencing this problem on your phone, then, just read this post for it might help you fix the issue. Here's how:

Step 1: Reset your Messaging App
If your Messaging app keeps on crashing without apparent reason, then, there is a big chance that corrupted or outdated caches causing the issue. In this method, we have to bring back your app to its factory default so that newer files and data will be created.
  1. From the Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap More.
  4. Tap Application manager.
  5. Scroll to and tap your Messaging app.
  6. Tap Clear Data.
  7. Tap Clear Cache.
  8. Tap OK.
Step 2: Clear the System Cache Partition
But if the issue still happening after the first procedure, there's a chance that system files and data caused it. So, this time, like the first method we will have to delete the system cache and data in the directory. If you're not familiar with these caches, these are files and data used by the system to make the device run smoothly and efficiently. Here's how:
  1. Turn the phone off completely.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power keys together.
  3. Release the Power button when the phone vibrates but continue holding on to the Volume Up and Home buttons.
  4. When the Android System Recovery screen appears, release both the Home and Volume Up buttons.
  5. Using the Volume Down key, highlight 'wipe cache partition'.
  6. Press the Power button to select the option.
  7. The phone will automatically restart once cache and data are wiped out.
Step 3: Create a backup and Factory reset your Galaxy S4
However, clearing the system cache partition is not helping the issue, then, your last option is to perform factory reset on your phone. This will bring your device back to its factory default by deleting all files and data saved in the internal storage. So, before you follow the steps be sure to create first a backup in all your files. 
  1. Turn the phone off completely.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons.
  3. Release the Power button when the phone vibrates but continue holding on to the Volume Up and Home buttons.
  4. When the Android System Recovery screen appears, release both the Volume Up and Home buttons.
  5. Using the Volume Down key, highlight 'wipe data/factory reset'.
  6. Press the Power button to select it.
  7. Using the Volume Down button again, highlight 'delete all user data'.
  8. Press the Power key to select it.
  9. Once the reset is complete, choose Reboot system now.
  10. Press the Power button to restart the device.
I hope this post helps.

Quick fix on Samsung Galaxy S3 red LED flashing constantly

By: Noy-Noy | Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Quick fix on Samsung Galaxy S3 red LED flashing constantly

LED indicators is one of the features that Samsung devices has to make it easier for a user to determine if the device received a text message (SMS) or has a missed call, battery is low and if it is connected to the charger. But sometimes, due to some corrupted files and data, incompatible apps and serious firmware problem the device could no longer function normally.

In this article, I'll tackle one of the issues that reported to us by one of our readers complaining about the red LED light that keeps on flashing even though the device is not connected to the charger. So, this time, the best thing that we want you to do is to determine first what the real problem is through performing the basic troubleshooting procedures on your phone. Here are the methods that you should do:

Step 1: Restart your phone
In restarting your Galaxy S3, we can eliminate the suspicion that a glitch in the system is causing it. Just remove the battery from the device for a minute and press the Power key for 10 seconds to free all hardware components from stored electricity. After you do so, place it back the battery and power on your phone to see if the issue still occur. If so, follow the next step.

Step 2: Boot in Safe mode
As what I've said earlier, issues like this is sometimes caused by incompatible apps in the system that creates conflict in the system and preventing the device from functioning normally. So, by booting it in this environment all third-party apps will be disabled temporarily and only the pre-installed ones will be running in the system. While in this mode and the red LED light is not anymore flashing, then, obviously there's a culprit you need to uninstall to resolve the issue. This is how you boot in Safe Mode:

  • Turn the phone off completely.
  • Press and hold the Power button.
  • When the Galaxy S3 screen appears, release the Power button.
  • Immediately, after releasing the Power key, press and hold the Volume Down key until the phone finished restarting.
  • "Safe Mode" will be displayed on the lower left corner of the screen.
If booting in Safe Mode is not helping the problem, move over to the next step.

Step 3: Create a backup and reset your phone
Unlike to other methods, this step will bring your device back to its factory default and all files and data you saved on your phone will be deleted. So, before you follow and perform the steps on your phone, we suggest you to transfer all your important files to Personal computer or SD card to make it easier for you to restore if the issue is fix. Here's how:
  • Turn the phone off completely.
  • Press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons at the same time.
  • When the phone vibrates, release the Power key but continue to press and hold the Volume Up and Home buttons until Android System Recovery screen appears.
  • Use the Volume Down key to highlight 'wipe cache partition' and press the Power key to select it.
  • When finished, use the Volume Down key to highlight 'wipe data / factory reset' and press the Power key to select it.
  • Still use the Volume Down key to highlight 'delete all user data' and press the Power key to select the option.
  • Once the master reset is finished, highlight 'Reboot System Now' and hit the Power key one more time.

Quick fix on Samsung Galaxy Note 4 went dead and Unable to Power On

By: Noy-Noy | Monday, April 9, 2018

Quick fix on Samsung Galaxy Note 4 went dead and Unable to Power On

Hello readers! In this post, I'll discuss one of the performance-related issues that android users were always complaining for the past several years. Unable to power on problem is not new to android owners and it is happening to all android variants and there are tons of reasons you need to consider why it occurs on your phone. So, this time, if your an owner of Galaxy Note 4 and experiencing this issue, the best thing that you should is to read this article for it might help you. We will have to determine what really the problem is through performing the necessary troubleshooting methods so that we can create a solution and resolve the problem. Here's how:

Step 1: Do the Battery-pull procedure
This is a very basic method and the main purpose of doing this is to isolate that a glitch in the system is not causing the issue. Just remove the battery of the device and press the Power key for 7 seconds to release the electricity stored in the hardware components. After you do so, place it back the battery and turn it on. But if the method is not helping the issue, move over to the next method.

Step 2: Charge your phone for several minutes
In this step, we have to make sure that the battery is not empty, because if it is, that would be the reason that your phone refused to turn on. While it is connected to the charger, let it charge for at least 15-20 minutes. However, after the time elapse and your phone still unresponsive and unable to power on, then, your phone may be experiencing serious software issue. You can follow the next procedure for further troubleshooting.

Step 3: Boot your device in Recovery Mode
Assuming that the device still unresponsive after performing all those methods, then, the last option that you should do is to boot it in Recovery Mode. In this environment, we have to verify if your phone doesn't have any defective hardware components that might causing the issue. So, if all the components are fine, then, surely the device will boot in this mode. Here's how you boot in Recovery mode:

  1. Turn off the Galaxy Note 4 completely.
  2. Press and hold the following buttons at the same time: Volume Up key, Home key and Power key.
  3. When the Note 4 vibrates, release both the Home and Power keys but continue to press and hold the Volume Up key.
  4. When the Android System Recovery Screen appears, release the Volume Up key.
At this point, if the device still unable to power on, then, all you need to do is to send it for repair for a hardware issue might causing the problem.

Quick fix on Galaxy S4 front camera is getting dark

By: Noy-Noy | Friday, April 6, 2018

Quick fix on Galaxy S4 front camera is getting dark 

Hello readers! In this article, I'll tackle one the issues that Galaxy S4 users were complaining about saying that their front camera is functioning abnormally. For several months, we received number of complaints about this issue coming from the users asking for help on how to resolve the issue that they are experiencing. This time, we have to isolate first the problem through performing the basic troubleshooting procedures and consider all possibilities until we can formulate a solution and resolve the issue. Here are the methods that we want you to do:

Step 1: Perform battery-procedure
Doing this method will eliminate the suspicion that a glitch in the system is causing the issue. Through forced reboot phone's memory will be refreshed and closes all applications left running in the system. Just remove the battery and press the Power key for 10 seconds and wait until the device reboots. After you do so, open your camera app and see if the problem continues. If so, then move to the next procedure.

Step 2: Boot your phone in Safe mode
This will disable all third-party apps and only the pre-installed ones will be running in the system. So, while in this mode and your camera function normally, then, a culprit is causing the issue. Uninstall all your third-party apps starting from the recent one you installed until the issue is fixed.

  1. Turn off your Galaxy S4.
  2. Press and hold the Power button.
  3. Once the Samsung Galaxy S4 logo appears, release the Power button.
  4. After you release the Power button, press and hold the Volume Down key.
  5. Continue holding the Volume Down key until the phone has completed the reboot process.
  6. If safe mode appears, at the left corner of the screen, release the Volume Down key. Otherwise, repeat the process the until you can boot the phone in safe mode.
Step 3: Wipe the Cache Partition
After booting in safe mode and the issue still happening, then, we suggest you to wipe the cache partition. We will have to delete all old caches in the directory so that new ones will be replaced. Follow these steps:
  1. Turn the phone off completely.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up key, Home key and Power key at the same time.
  3. Release the Power button when the phone vibrates but continue holding on to the Volume Up and Home keys.
  4. Using the Volume Down key, highlight 'wipe cache partition.'
  5. Press the Power button to select the option.
  6. The phone will automatically restart once the cache and data are wiped out.
If this procedure can't resolve the problem, follow the last step.

Step 4: Master reset
This method is more complicated compare to other procedures because you may lose all your files and data once you follow the steps. The good thing is, if your device was bugged and preventing your phone from functioning normally, then, this step might fix it. But before you do so, we recommend you to create first a backup for all your files and data.
  1. Turn off the phone completely.
  2. Press and hold the Power, Home and Volume Up keys at the same time.
  3. Release the Power button when the phone vibrates, but continue holding on to the Volume Up and Home keys.
  4. When the Android System Screen appears, release both Volume Up and Home keys.
  5. Using the Volume Down key, highlight 'wipe data/ factory reset.'
  6. Press the Power button to select it.
  7. Using the Volume Down button again, highlight 'delete all user data.'
  8. Press the Power key to select it.
  9. Once the reset is complete, choose 'Reboot System Now.'
  10. Press the Power button to restart the device.

Quick fix on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S5 unable to send a text message

By: Noy-Noy | Thursday, April 5, 2018

Quick fix on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S5 unable to send a text message 

Short Message Service (SMS) or text messaging issue is one of the most common complaints that we've been receiving for the past several years. As a matter of fact, until now lots of android users reported to us about this problem and asking for remedies on how to resolve this certain issue. Occasionally, unable to send an SMS problem is triggered by corrupted files and data or a network issue.

So, in this article, I'll tackle the factors that might causing this problem and consider all possibilities through performing the basic troubleshooting procedures. Here's how:

Step 1: Check your Network coverage
One of the reasons that you're having this type of issue if your signal strength is weak. In other words, you should need to have at least 3 bars of signal strength on your phone so that you can successfully sent your SMS or text message. If you have a weak signal on your phone look for place that has a strong signal and try sending an SMS. However, if you have a good signal but your still unable to successfully sent a message, then, there might be another factor triggered the problem. Proceed to the next procedure.

Step 2: Try Wiping the System Cache Partition
In this method, we have to delete the old files and data stored in the directory so that newer caches will be generated by the device. Doing this will eliminate the suspicion that corrupted or outdated files and data caused the issue. Don't you worry, this step won't harm or erase your important files, instead, it will  just have to clean up the cache directory of the phone so that newer ones will be replaced. This is how you do it:

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the following three buttons at the same time: Volume Up key, Home key and Power key.
  3. When the phone vibrates, let go of the Power key but continue to press and hold the Volume Up key and Home key.
  4. When the Android System Recovery Screen appears, release the Volume Up key and Home key.
  5. Press the Volume Down key to highlight 'wipe cache partition.'
  6. Press the Power key to select.
  7. When the wipe cache partition is complete, 'Reboot System Now' is highlighted.
  8. Press the Power key to restart the device.
After wiping the cache partition try to send again an SMS to see if the issue still happening. If so, proceed to the next step.

Step 3: Reset your Galaxy S5
Since, we don't have a clue what really caused the issue on your phone, the best thing that you should do is to do a reset. This will removed all bugs in the system that might preventing the device from functioning normally, so, if your phone was bugged, then, resetting it might resolve the issue. But before you will do so, try to create first a backup by transferring all files to your Personal computer or SD card. Here's how to reset your phone:
  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the following three buttons at the same time: Volume Up key, Home key and Power key.
  3. When the phone vibrates, release the Power key but continue to press and hold the Volume key and Home key.
  4. When the Android System Recovery Screen appears, release the Volume Up key and Home key.
  5. Press the Volume Down key several times to highlight 'wipe data/ factory reset.'
  6. Press the Power button to select.
  7. Press the Volume Down key until 'Yes - delete all user data' is highlighted.
  8. Press the Power button to select and start the master reset.
  9. When the master reset is complete, Reboot System Now' is highlighted.
  10. Press the Power key to restart the device.
After you do the reset and your phone still unable to sent an SMS, then, the last thing that you can do is to call Straight Talk Customer service. You can tell the representative that you all already performed all the basic troubleshooting procedure but still no avail. So, if the issue is in their end, then, it can be fixed easily by the representative. 

Quick fix on Samsung Galaxy S3 Message notification keeps on popping-up

By: Noy-Noy | Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Quick fix on Samsung Galaxy S3 Message notification keeps on popping-up

Messaging issue in Samsung Galaxy S3 is not new and there are tons of reports we've been receiving for the past several years. As a matter of fact, we already resolved this issue before but for the benefits of other users who experienced this problem just recently, then, we will discuss again this subject to help them resolved the problem. There are number of factors to consider why this is happening, it could be caused by a glitch in the system, third-party app or the firmware itself does have a problem that resulted that the message notification pops-up frequently without apparent reason. That being said, here are the procedures that you need to do.

Step 1: Wipe the System Cache Partition
Through deleting the system cache partition we have to eliminate the suspicion that corrupted caches triggered the issue. We will try to reset the directory by deleting all files and data stored in it so that the device can fresher ones. Here's how:

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the following three buttons at the same time: Volume Up key, Home key and Power key.
  3. When the phone vibrates, let go of the Power key but continue to press and hold the Volume Up key and Home key.
  4. When the Android System Recovery appears, release the Volume Up key and Home key.
  5. Press the Volume Down key to highlight 'wipe cache partition.'
  6. Press the Power key to select and wipe the cache.
  7. With 'Reboot system now' is highlighted, press the Power key to restart the device.
After wiping the system cache partition observe closely and see if the message notification still appears. If, however, the issue still persists, follow the next procedure.

Step 2: Reset your Galaxy S3
Since, the issue persist after the method the last thing that you can do is to reset your Galaxy S3. The purpose of doing the reset is to bring back the firmware to its factory default. But the downside is, once you do the method all files and data saved in the internal storage, so, before you do the reset make sure to create first a backup. Here's how:
  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the following three buttons at the same time: Volume Up key, Home key and Power key.
  3. When the phone vibrates, release the Power key but continue to press and hold the Volume Up key and Home key.
  4. When the Android System Recovery screen appears, release the Volume Up key and Home key.
  5. Press the Down Volume key to highlight the 'wipe data/ factory reset.'
  6. Press the Power button to select.
  7. Press the Volume Down key to highlight 'delete all user data.'
  8. Press Power button to select and start the master reset. When the master reset is complete, Reboot System now' is highlighted.
  9. Press the Power key to restart the device.

How to fix Galaxy Note 4 that keeps on lagging after 2 software updates

By: Noy-Noy | Monday, April 2, 2018

How to fix Galaxy Note 4 that keeps on lagging after 2 software updates

Lagging issue in android devices is not new and there are lots of users were complaining about this problem for the past several years. If we have to look it on the symptom there are number of factors to consider that might causing this issue. It could be a culprit affects the system, corrupted files and data or the device itself has hardware problem. But since, we are not certain what really triggered the problem the best thing that you should do first is to isolate the issue by doing the so-called basic troubleshooting procedures.

Don't you worry, these procedures won't harm or damage your device, instead, it will provides user an idea on what caused the issue and fixed it without bringing the phone to the tech. So, now, here are the methods that we should do on your Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

Step 1: Perform Soft reset and remove your SD card.
Through this method, we will try to refresh phone's memory and close all unwanted apps running in the system and might causing the issue. Remove first the back cover and battery of the device and press the Power key for 7 seconds to discharge all electricity stored in the hardware components. After you do so, remove your SD card and place it back the battery and turn on your phone. However, after performing the step and the issue continues, proceed to the next step.

Step 2: Wipe the System Cache Partition
The purpose of doing this procedure is to delete all system files and data in the directory so that fresher ones will be replaced and could run smoothly once it is loaded to the firmware. Unlike on reset this method is safe and won't delete your stored important files in the device. Follow these steps:

  1. Turn off your Galaxy Note 4.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up, Power and Home keys at the same time.
  3. When the Note 4 vibrates, release the Power and Home keys but continue to press and hold the Volume Up key.
  4. When the Android Recovery Screen appears, release the Volume Up key.
  5. Using the Volume Down key, highlight the option 'wipe cache partition' and press the Power key to select it.
  6. When the wiping the cache partition is finished, highlight 'Reboot System Now' and hit the Power key.
After you do the method, use again your Galaxy Note 4 and observe if the performance is still the same. If the issue is fixed after the step, then, obviously an obsolete files and data triggered the problem. However, if the problem still continues after the wiping the cache partition, jump over to the next method.

Step 3: Create a Backup and reset your Note 4
This solution is usually performed if all previous that you did is not helping the issue on your phone. This will bring your device back to its factory default and will delete all saved files and data in the internal storage of your phone. So, before you have to follow the steps make sure that you transferred all your files to your SD card or Personal computer.
  1. Turn off the Galaxy Note 4 completely.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up and Home and Power keys at the same time.
  3. When the Note 4 vibrates, release the Power and Home keys but continue to press and hold the Volume Up key.
  4. When the Android System Recovery Screen appears, release the Volume Up key.
  5. Using the Down Volume key, highlight the option 'wipe data/ factory reset' and press the Power key to select it.
  6. Now, highlight 'Yes-delete all user data' using the Volume Down key and press the Power key to begin the reset.
  7. When the Master reset is complete, highlight 'Reboot System Now' and hit the Power key.
  8. The Note 4 will restart but it will be longer than usual. When it reaches the Home screen, then begin your setup.

Quick fix on Samsung Galaxy S4 that keeps on shutting down

By: Noy-Noy | Sunday, April 1, 2018

Quick fix on Samsung Galaxy S4 that keeps on shutting down

Shutting down frequently issue is a very common problem not just in Galaxy S4 but to all variants that runs with android operating system. Usually, this type of issue is happening if the files and data become outdated, incompatible third-party apps installed in the system or the battery of the device is faulty. As what I've said, there are three factors that might causing this issue on your phone and these are the possibilities we need to isolate before we jump to the conclusion and fix the issue. Here's how:

Step 1: Check if the battery is faulty
As I mentioned earlier, one of the reasons that the device shuts down without a reason if the battery is faulty. In this instance, the first thing that you should do is to remove first the battery and check it if it is swollen or not. After removing it, place the battery to a flat surface and try to flick it, if it spin, then, obviously your battery is swollen and we suggest you to replace it with newer one so that the issue will be fixed. 

However, if the battery is not swollen and the problem still persists, then, your phone might have a serious firmware issue. Follow the next step.

Step 2: Try to Wipe the System Cache Partition via Recovery Mode
Since, the battery is fine and the issue still happening the best thing that we want you to do on your phone is to wipe its system cache partition. Through wiping the cache partition all files and data in the directory will be erased so that brand new ones will be created and could run perfectly once it is loaded to the system. This is how you do so:
  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the following three buttons at the same time: Volume Up, Home and Power keys.
  3. When the phone vibrates, let go of the Power key but continue to press and hold the Volume Up key and the Home key.
  4. When the Android system recovery screen appears, release the Volume and Home keys.
  5. Press the Volume Down key to highlight 'Wipe Cache Partition.'
  6. Press the Power key to select. The phone will automatically restart after the cache is wiped.
Step 3: Reset your phone
But after all those procedures and your Galaxy S4 still reboots, then your last resort is to do a reset. In this method, all your saved files and data saved in the internal storage will be erased including contacts, music, photos and videos. So, before you do the step make sure to transfer all of it to your SD card or personal computer to be more easier for you to restore all of it once the issue is fixed. Here are the steps to do the reset:
  1. Switch your phone Off.
  2. Hold the Volume Down, Power and Home keys at the same time for 10 seconds. Release them when the Android logo appears on the screen. This will bring up the unlock/reset menu.
  3. To navigate through this menu, use the Volume up/down buttons to scroll up and down and the Power button to confirm selections.
  4. Scroll down and Select Wipe data/Factory reset.
  5. Scroll down and select Yes-Delete All User Data.
  6. When prompted, scroll to and select Reboot System Now. The Phone will then reboot to its factory default.
 

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