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  Reply # 1369172 19-Aug-2015 10:54

Insanekiwi: Thank you very much for your instruction! Do I need to wipe the whole phone to be able to do it? I currently have AirWatch for work - and although I can get it installed easily, it's a pain.




Yes, you do. The full wipe is necessary to apply the local CSC (Regional customisation files) which are only loaded on a fresh boot after a reset. You can flash local software without wiping, but it won't apply the CSC and therefore will not be able to receive OTA updates.




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  Reply # 1370815 20-Aug-2015 11:32
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I am concerned about my S6. It feels a little unresponsive, laggy and struggling with some tasks. I FEEL like there is something wrong with it, based on my experience of owning flagship phones for almost 15 years. It feels about .5 second off the the pace I guess. It's also needing to be rebooting twice or three times a week because if not the bluetooth becomes flaky. 

Are there any hardware diags I can run? I am relunctant to flash it freshly and start again, and am concerned if I sent it back for diagnostic to Samsung they would say no fault found after days of being without it. 



 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1370821 20-Aug-2015 11:52
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networkn: I am concerned about my S6. It feels a little unresponsive, laggy and struggling with some tasks. I FEEL like there is something wrong with it, based on my experience of owning flagship phones for almost 15 years. It feels about .5 second off the the pace I guess. It's also needing to be rebooting twice or three times a week because if not the bluetooth becomes flaky. 

Are there any hardware diags I can run? I am relunctant to flash it freshly and start again, and am concerned if I sent it back for diagnostic to Samsung they would say no fault found after days of being without it. 




Have you updated to 5.1.1?  I know that this addresses (to some extent) the RAM management issues this device has.  Realize it's a PITA to do, but it might be worth doing a factory reset to see if this fixes it, assuming you haven't done it already.

If that fixes it, it's likely just software/OS.  Regarding the Bluetooth, is it flaky with all devices you connect to or just some?

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  Reply # 1370826 20-Aug-2015 12:05
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networkn: I am concerned about my S6. It feels a little unresponsive, laggy and struggling with some tasks. I FEEL like there is something wrong with it, based on my experience of owning flagship phones for almost 15 years. It feels about .5 second off the the pace I guess. It's also needing to be rebooting twice or three times a week because if not the bluetooth becomes flaky. 

Are there any hardware diags I can run? I am relunctant to flash it freshly and start again, and am concerned if I sent it back for diagnostic to Samsung they would say no fault found after days of being without it. 




Have you updated to 5.1.1?  I know that this addresses (to some extent) the RAM management issues this device has.  Realize it's a PITA to do, but it might be worth doing a factory reset to see if this fixes it, assuming you haven't done it already.

If that fixes it, it's likely just software/OS.  Regarding the Bluetooth, is it flaky with all devices you connect to or just some?


What's curious about the bluetooth problem is it only occurs after 4-5 days of the phone being on. Rebooting fixes it immediately.


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  Reply # 1370835 20-Aug-2015 12:19
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Stupid Courierpost ruining the joy of getting a new phone.

Was picked up yesterday at 3:50pm. Hasn't moved from "picked up"

God our courier services suck

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  Reply # 1370856 20-Aug-2015 12:52
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Just updated to 5.1.1 via Smart Switch For PC (required because of root). Pretty smooth really and allowed me to back up the phone first. Unfortunately it unrooted the phone in the process, which I was expecting. I will leave it so for a little while to see how it performs but I'm sure I'll get itchy fingers by the end of the month. Hopefully there will be a simple CF-autoroot available for 5.1.1 by then because some of the current methods look a little fraught.
When it boils down to it, if Google/Samsung gave me the ability to toggle airplane mode and mobile data with third party apps ( Tasker and lmt launcher) and get rid of the annoying volume and mobile data popups I probably wouldn't be in a hurry to root.

I know the volume warning is an EU legal requirement, but the ability to toggle it off in the local carrier firmware would be a useful local modification. Likewise I don't need to be reminded every time I toggle data off without WiFi being on that I will lose connectivity (if you can't work that out you shouldn't be operating a smartphone).

Incidentally, has anyone needed to restore their device using Smart Switch for PC?




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  Reply # 1371076 20-Aug-2015 19:48
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networkn: I am concerned about my S6. It feels a little unresponsive, laggy and struggling with some tasks. I FEEL like there is something wrong with it, based on my experience of owning flagship phones for almost 15 years. It feels about .5 second off the the pace I guess. It's also needing to be rebooting twice or three times a week because if not the bluetooth becomes flaky. 

Are there any hardware diags I can run? I am relunctant to flash it freshly and start again, and am concerned if I sent it back for diagnostic to Samsung they would say no fault found after days of being without it.  



 
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  Reply # 1371704 21-Aug-2015 16:11
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Well that was a scary first few hours with my new S6.

Acciedently installed 5.1.1 bootloader and Modem on a 5.0.2 base. Bricked. Found the recent 5.1.1 download, installed it wrong. Bootloop. Finally got it sorted...

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  Reply # 1371709 21-Aug-2015 16:16
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Kopkiwi: Well that was a scary first few hours with my new S6.

Acciedently installed 5.1.1 bootloader and Modem on a 5.0.2 base. Bricked. Found the recent 5.1.1 download, installed it wrong. Bootloop. Finally got it sorted...


Yup, flashing bootloaders/recoveries is the only thing that gives me the willies these days - get that wrong, and you're potentially looking at an expensive paperweight.

Did you manage to get the Gold 64Gb model?

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  Reply # 1371710 21-Aug-2015 16:18
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Kopkiwi: Well that was a scary first few hours with my new S6.

Acciedently installed 5.1.1 bootloader and Modem on a 5.0.2 base. Bricked. Found the recent 5.1.1 download, installed it wrong. Bootloop. Finally got it sorted...


Yup, flashing bootloaders/recoveries is the only thing that gives me the willies these days - get that wrong, and you're potentially looking at an expensive paperweight.

Did you manage to get the Gold 64Gb model?


I got a Gold Platinum. Bit too bling for me, took it back to Noel Leeming (I purchased new off TM, was only a couple days old) They were happy to exchange but insisted that sort of Gold was the only gold available, I couldn't be bothered arguing so got the white :-S

Beautiful phone. So nice in the hand. Only problem is my Note 4 Sim doesn't fit lol.

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  Reply # 1371812 21-Aug-2015 20:41
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I use nova launcher and am having a real pain of a time getting the swipe down gesture to work for the notification bar. I got to accessibility to turn it on and it tells me that universal switch doesn't support this language. I go to enable and it just crashes my settings and does nothing.

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  Reply # 1376332 30-Aug-2015 10:08
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It is the end of the month and I have decided I need to root my S6 again. Research shows that the best method at the moment seems to be to install unikernel v6 via Odin. The OP of the XDA thread says it is for all versions (except Sprint) of the SM-G920. As I have previously stated I am a bit of a noob when it comes to Samsung devices. So have any GZers successfully rooted their NZ version 5.1.1 S6 using Unikernel?
If you have you may be able to help.
Can you just flash Unikernel via Odin and then have a rooted stock rom? Or do you then have to reload a stock rom over top of it?
Do you retain the fingerprint scanner after installing unikernel with stock 5.1.1 rom? This is one of the best features of the S6 IMO and I wouldn't want to compromise it.

Edit: Corrected spelling.




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  Reply # 1376859 31-Aug-2015 09:00
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Further to above. I went ahead and installed unibase kernel rather than unikernel. It is just the stock kernel but with SuperSU added. I wasn't after performance enhancements and by all reports unibase offers better battery life and that is of more importance to me. Flashing via Odin was straight forward and painless.
So now it is only a matter of time before I install a custom recovery and possibly Xposed now that it is working on 64 bit (ARM8?) architecture. So the next questions are, CWM or TWRP, and has anyone used an app called Flashify to install a recovery on the S6 rather than via Odin? I would like the comfort of a Nandroid backup before venturing too much further onto the wild side.




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  Reply # 1376994 31-Aug-2015 11:57
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Hi everyone,

I live in Tauranga and I have my Galaxy s6 on Spark network.  There has been some issues with my Galaxy s6 and I would want to share my experience.

I bought my Galaxy s6 through Spark business hub in Tauranga in May.  Early on I had a quite number of missed calls.  And when I tried to call 'Not registered network' message showed up on many incidents.  Without looking closely on the signal bar on S6, I contacted Spark which sent me a new sim card.  

The new sim card did not help.  Then, I was just trying to figure out why this was happening when I noticed that the number of signal bar quite fluctuated in my home office which is positioned by the main road.  On some parts of my desk would show no bar.  A place by the window in the home office would show full 4 bars.  Other places in my home office would show 1 to 3 bars.  

I tried to put my phone on the desk or desk drawer where signal is better.  Now I got slightly better connection, but I got some number of dropped calls and less but still getting missed calls and the error message.  (Later I found out that the mobile signal bar quite fluctuated even on an exact same spot!)

I contacted Spark a number of times for this issue, but there was no immediate solution for this.  Spark told me that this not a Spark network issue and suggested me like restarting my phone, network setting on s6 and factory reset.  Nothing helped.

Last week, I visited Spark Tauranga shop and sent s6 to Samsung as it looked like a hardware issue.  3 days later (that was quick!), I got my s6 back from the shop, but was advised that Samsung could not replicate the issue.

The problem is still there, but not sure what caused and how to solve it.  I, now, have to place s6 on a meeting desk by the window where s6 gets average 3 bars and I have to receive and call by the window just not to drop calls.  By the way, my wife's Note 3 on Spark network gets 3 or 4 bars all area inside of my house.

Cheers and have a good day.


John



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  Reply # 1377802 1-Sep-2015 15:46
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[Update]

I have a mobile signal repeater (or booster) installed which is working well for now.  I got full bars on my s6 in my home office.

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