Look at these images! Seems like Samsung is finally opting to focus on the phone part of the camera-phone rather than on the camera as we witnessed last year with Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. Samsung’s first attempt at launching a mix of camera and smartphone proved to be a complete failure as the device was bulky, heavy and did not have the looks or the feel of a current gen smartphone.
The Samsung Galaxy K (or Galaxy S5 Zoom)’s latest leaked images suggest that device will indeed look a modern, sleek, beautiful smartphone. Reducing on the thickness, these Samsung Galaxy K leaked images show a pebble-like shape for the camera smartphone.
ClockworkMod is a popular recovery tool that allows you to install custom firmware, mods on your Android device along with helping you to tweak the system settings, creating backups and more. The latest CWM Recovery 6 has now been released for Samsung Galaxy S5.
Here is how to install CWM Recovery 6 on Samsung Galaxy S5 T-Mobile variant, model number G900T powered by the Android 4.4.2 KitKat. This guide is not firmware dependent, hence it will help you work with future Android updates too!
Prerequisites install CWM Recovery 6 on Samsung Galaxy S5:
Wicked is a TouchWiz based Android 4.4.2 KitKat custom firmware. Wicked ROM retains all the Samsung features while adding more to improve the TouchWiz experience. Wicked Android 4.4.2 custom firmware is popular for better battery life, smoother UI and stability.
Getting your Android smartphone bricked is one of the worst things that could ever happen to you – or at least it feels so. Bricking technically means that your Android device turns into a non-functioning and unusable state. It is categorized in two types:
Hard Brick (dead screen, no reaction at the press of power button) and,
Soft Brick (Device unable to boot and is stuck on the Bootanimation. Screen is turned off but turns up when the power button or some specific key combination is pressed).
If you have got the very latest Android smartphone Samsung Galaxy S5, and also have managed to get it bricked, then take a deep breath. Done? Now read this tutorial to learn how to unbrick Samsung Galaxy S5 in just a few steps.
This could be a very bad or a very good news for you depending on the fact if you have already ordered / purchased Samsung Galaxy S5 or you are still awaiting to make this decision. The recent reports indicate that earlier rumors of Samsung launching a second version of Galaxy S5 titled as “Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime” might be accurate. This premium version of Galaxy S5 will sport a highly-awaited feature of 2K display screen along with some other improvements when compared to regular Samsung Galaxy S5.
Samsung Galaxy S5 is the latest flagship Android smartphones launched this year by the Korean mobile giant. We are sure there would be a number of you eyeing to buy this current Android beauty but are thinking about budget, price, and other such issues.
Often times we need to connect our Android device with your computer; similar to how we require drivers to configure any hardware we connect to Windows, we also need to download USB drivers for our particular Android OEM. While Mac and Linux based systems don’t require any drivers, Windows won’t accept your device until connected using USB drivers.
Here is the list of download links of Android USB drivers for Windows. While this list contains download links for various OEMs, it is not an exhaustive list. However, we have tried to include the very latest flagship smartphones to help you with connecting your Android powered devices with your computer.
Download Android USB drivers:
Here are the links to download Android USB drivers for your Android powered device to help you connect your devices in USB debugging mode:
Samsung’s latest Galaxy S5 was globally launched this month with a plenty of new features. Fingerprint sensor and water resistance were two definitely getting the most eyeballs. However, following the breaking news of hackers being able to get into Samsung Galaxy S5 with a faux fingerprint, here comes the reports of users finding the Galaxy S5 water resistance tech failing on them.
Samsung Galaxy S5 was released with an IP67 water resistance certification. According to the Korean giant, you can keep your latest flagship smartphone submerged into around 3.2 feet water for up to 30 minutes. Later, we also saw Galaxy S5 water resistance tests which proved the smartphone to be even sturdier than earlier thought as the SGS5 stayed in for a good hour with no damage.
However, the latest user reports claims that Samsung Galaxy S5 leaks water and is unable to sustain the 3.2 feet
Claimed Samsung Galaxy K camera samples have surfaced online. The allegedly Galaxy S4 Zoom successor, being called Galaxy K, is reportedly carrying a less protruding lens while keeping the 10x optical zoom abilities. The Galaxy K camera leaked images also show a less bulkier design as the compactness was much desired by the consumers. Also known as, Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom, Galaxy K camera samples are spotted on a Dutch website.
If Samsung would be able to fit in a decent camera inside the compact Galaxy S5 Zoom or not, it is yet to be seen. However, the alleged Galaxy K camera sample image looks good enough with a focus on the background.
Regional update for Samsung Galaxy S4 titled XXUFNC6 Android 4.4.2 KitKat has been released. Since it’s a regional update and not everyone would get it, here is how you can install XXUFNC6 Android 4.4.2 on Galaxy S4 i9505 LTE.
Echoe Custom ROM is released for Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F and it is based on Official Samsung Galaxy S5 (G900F) firmware XXU1ANCE. What I like the most in Echoe Custom ROM that it gives you full customization with access to the Echoe Kitchen for OTA mods, tweaks, apps and themes.
It is full of different features like control of Phone’s DPI, 1 % Battery MOD, and much more. Please have a look at the features of Echoe Custom ROM and then we will move forward to “How to Flash Echoe Custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F”
LG G3′s latest leaked packaging images suggest that the company is speeding its process of releasing the next gen LG G flagship smartphone. Against earlier rumors, it is being reported now that the LG G3 might be launched as early as this summer in a matter of a month or two!
These leaked LG G3 images confirm the name of LG’s next flagship and hints that the device will be available in the gold too. The source of these images is being reported to be a trusted one, so take this as one strong news piece of an early LG G3, if you are planning to buy it.
The leaked LG G3 packaging images confirm that the smartphone will be called LG G3 and its availability in Gold. G3′s predecessor LG G2 was also available in gold, however in limited edition. The primary focus of LG G2 was on black and white variants. With these leaked LG G3 packaging images, seems like LG is planning to launch G3 primarily in the the Golden shade.
Deja vu, anyone? Very much following the footsteps set in the mud by Apple’s current flagship handset, the iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy S5′s fingerprint sensor too has been hacked. Congratulations, everyone! Sarcasm aside, this is quite sad taking in consideration that Samsung was expected to up the game of biometric readers after seeing how Apple’s Touch ID went.
While the fingerprint reader add an extra layer of security, they also make it more vulnerable and pose more security flaws if not implemented well. As seen with iPhone 5s Touch ID, it was possible to hack the fingerprint using a lifted fingerprint. In the similar fashion, SRLabs have been able to show how a faker fingerprint can be used to gain unauthorized access on Samsung’s latest Galaxy S5.
What is more troubling though is that Galaxy S5 is seems to be even more vulnerable than the iPhone 5s since there is no requirement of a passcode after a fingerprint entry. Apple iPhone 5s Touch ID requires a password the first time you boot a device, Samsung has set no such security restriction making it easier to hack into the SGS5 fingerprint sensor. Even after a reboot, Samsung requires no password and a simple swipe of a finger will unlock all of your phone to someone else.
You should be more alarmed about this pretty easy hack if you had intended to use Samsung Galaxy S5 to make PayPal transactions as no password is required to access PayPal and make payments through the app. If you happen to lose your Galaxy S5, or it gets stolen, it is strongly recommended that you use Android Device Manager to wipe your Android handset remotely in order to be safe from any more financial losses.
However, PayPal reaffirms its confidence in a statement to BGR:
While we take the findings from Security Research Labs very seriously, we are still confident that fingerprint authentication offers an easier and more secure way to pay on mobile devices than passwords or credit cards. PayPal never stores or even has access to your actual fingerprint with authentication on the Galaxy S5. The scan unlocks a secure cryptographic key that serves as a password replacement for the phone. We can simply deactivate the key from a lost or stolen device, and you can create a new one. PayPal also uses sophisticated fraud and risk management tools to try to prevent fraud before it happens. However, in the rare instances that it does, you are covered by our purchase protection policy.
Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor hacked video:
It is yet to be seen if Samsung could bring some software update to Galaxy S5 in order to address this hack by requiring a password or adding any additional security.
Samsung Galaxy S5 teardown shows that Galaxy S5 costs Samsung around $256 a piece. The Galaxy S5 teardown conducted by Chipworks shows the parts of this mega flagship while a leading market research firm, IHS, has analyzed the cost of all the components fitted in Samsung Galaxy S5. IHS had conduced a similar analysis for Galaxy’s main rival, iPhone 5s last year which, it estimated, costs around $199 to produce.- Relevant read: Samsung Galaxy S5 Deals being Offered by Carriers and Retailers
Samsung Galaxy S5 teardown:
Samsung is selling its current flagship smartphone for $650 carrier-free. The flagship comes at around $200 with a contract of two years. The leading research firm IHS estimates that the hardware components of Samsung Galaxy S5 cost about $256 to the company.
The analysis breaks down the cost tag for most of the components of Galaxy S5. According to IHS break down, Galaxy S5′s Super AMOLED display module is the most expensive component of the smartphone, coming at