Manually flashing firmware updates to your Samsung device is the fastest way to get updates, even if the firmware is official and 100% safe, there is still a chance for ERROR!
Any error can lead your Samsung device to boot loop. which means the device will keep restarting without booting into the operating system, this happens when you flash wrong firmware version or using a corrupt file. Good News, we have a solution for that.
You can easily get out of a boot loop by just following the steps provided on the video below. Don't forget to check out our YouFirmware section, we provide 100% official Samsung Lollipop / Marshmallow firmwares.
If you own a Samsung Galaxy device, you probably have Battery life issues ? Right ? Most of the battery life problems is caused by Samsung's super AMOLED displays, as they are huge (5.0" - 6.0") with resolutions various from FHD to QHD which means more pixels to power and more brightness needed. The display consumes an average of 45% to 55% of your battery life. Don't worry we have a solution for you... Easy and Safe too!
To increase your battery life you will need to reduce the number of pixels on your screen by reducing the resolution of your screen. Placing black spots in a pattern over the screen will actually turn off the pixels in those locations (because in AMOLED tech black color is achieved by actually turning off the pixels on the display). So parts of your screen will be turned off. You'll do that using a simple App that does NOT require any Rooting at all.
Increase Battery Life by Following these Instructions:
1. Download Pixel Battery Saver
Download & Install the App from Google Play Store Here [FREE]
2. Choose level of effect
The app will apply a filter over your screen, placing black pixels in a pattern. You can choose the pattern's density as soon as you launch it.
3. Activating the filter
This is what happens when the app is doing its work. Note that the effect looks much less pronounced on the actual phone's screen.
4. Want battery saving only?
If you only wish to reduce your screen's sharpness when the battery is running low, tap on the "Booting" tab on the top right, then check "Start on specific battery level" and "And only then" (if you wish to not be able to turn the filter on manually), then use the slider below to set the battery threshold.
5. Permanent notification and quicktoggle
The app runs in persistent mode, so Android can't close it at random. Its notification will give you a quick on / off toggle, too, so that makes it useful
6. Toggle at will
And there you go - you are free to reduce the screen's sharpness at will and save some precious battery. Now combine this with Power Saving Mode for some extreme longevity!
Samsung's two latest Android flagships, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will be launching on many regions very soon (early April). The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge have a beautiful screen on their side, with lots of new customization options coming via ways of themes that change the icons, wallpapers, font, and the overall appearance of the phone. Which makes you want to share your beautiful home screen with everyone online... you probably wondering how to take screenshots on these two phones, here's the tutorial.
How do you take a screenshot on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge ?
It's all very simple: just simultaneously press the big round home key up front and the power/lock key on the side. You'll hear a short click, and then a zippy animation will show the screengrab flying off the display. The screenshot will then appear in your notification dropdown and it will be automatically saved into the gallery app where you can see it, edit it, and share it.
Li-ion Batteries are indeed the most crucial hardware components, every Smartphone has one, and it is always NOT enough for the user's needs. Taking a good care of your battery is a very important matter as its capacity wears by time which affects other parts of your device.
In this tutorial here, we will provide you this Technical Smart Tips to improve your Battery's lifetime and improves its performance along a normal day usage.
How to Care for your Smartphone's battery the correct way:
1. Several partial charges are better than a full one
Well, just like in real life, several sprint sessions are better than a marathon. Lithium-ion batteries appreciate partial charging, for example from 30% to 60% or from 45% to 79%, as this keeps the battery's cells close to their ideal state for longer. This means that you have no excuse not to charge your phone several times a day if you can do so.
2. Avoid complete discharges
Okay, extremities are bad for your battery's health. Leaving it at maximum voltage for a long period of time is bad, but draining it all the way down to 0% is even worse. While modern batteries can't fully discharge (whatever you do, there's still a small amount of electricity that will remain unavailable to your phone's hungriness), hitting the rock bottom of your juicer means that some of the battery's cells will no longer be able to hold charge. And this is pretty bad.
3. Your phone's battery feels best at ~40%
There's a reason why the batteries of most phones come pre-charged between 40% and 50% - this is the ideal state of a battery as the voltage is neither too high, nor too low. First of all, this exact charge level does not stress the battery's cells, yet it still allows it to slowly discharge itself while waiting for the impatient user to provide a steady flow of electrical current.
4. Avoid high temperatures
High temperatures are bad for your battery. Your battery can lose up to 80% of its overall capacity if you store it at temperatures of 140F (60C) in a year, though we doubt that anyone will do so. At 77F (or 25C), your phone will lose less than 20% of its maximum capacity for one year.
5. Low temperatures are a no-no as well
If you need to store a battery (due to reasons unknown), make sure that you don't subject it to extremely low temperatures, as freezing deteriorates cells' ability to hold charge, similar to the way heat affects them.
6. Leaving your battery depleted for a long time will render it useless
Normally, your lithium-ion battery will be depleted if the voltage level falls down to roughly 3.0V/cell. If, however, the voltage inside the battery falls below 2.7V/cell, the battery's protective circuits will put into the so-called "sleep" mode, making it nonchargeable naturally, that's the worst case scenario. That's why it's advisable to always make sure that the battery is charged to some extent ideally,that'd be around 40%, as we already mentioned.
7. Lithium-ion batteries have a shelf life
Simply put, you shouldn't stock up on lithium-ion batteries regardless whether you use them or not, they slowly degrade over time and their maximum capacity deteriorate. Instead, buy a new battery immediately before you put it inside your device.
If you want to get the latest firmware updates on your Samsung Android device, you'll have to Flash the ROM manually. The best way to do this is using Odin 3 tool and in this Tutorial we will show you the safest way on How to flash a firmware update to your Samsung's Android device.
BEFORE YOU START!
- Fully recharge your Samsung device battery before engaging into flashing process.
- Prepare a Windows base OS computer or laptop, Odin flasher tool will not run on Mac and other OSX systems.
- Use the supplied USB data cable, a bad USB data cable caused a flashing errors. Believe me, I've faced it several times, if you get failed errors in Odin then you did not read this.
- Remove the external micro SD card if you have one, to avoid any failures and error during the flashing process. (Recommended for beginners, some rouge 3rd-party apps stored on SD card may also caused some problem)
- Closed any other running programs in your computer, this include Samsung's Kies too which basically blocks you from using Odin.
- Download Odin v3.10 from HERE
- Download Latest Samsung KIES + USB Drivers from HERE
- Download Samsung USB Drivers ONLY from HERE
- Download Official Firmware for your device from YouFirmware
STEP 1: Run and configure Odin3 v3.10
Hover your mouse to these three Odin check-boxes options, by default the "Auto Reboot" and "F. Reset Time" check-boxes are marked Checked. Just ensure the "Re-Partition" remains NOT-Checked.
Step 2: Boot your Device into Download Mode
Turn your Samsung device off, then Press the [Volume Down+Home+Power] buttons all together at the same time, HOLD them, then let them go until a warning screen prompted you to choose continue or cancel. Then Press the [Volume Up] button to continue and you will see a download mode screen on your device like in the photo above.
Step 3: Connect your Samsung device to the computer via the USB data cable
Once you connect your Samsung device with the USB cable you can see that Odin's ID:COM triangular bar turned to blueish color and shows you the USB port number of your Samsung device is using for connecting with your computer. The COM number will depend on which USB port assigned with your phones, it usually connects from 01 to 07. There is also a word that says "Added" in the log-cat box. If you ain't see any response, try to recheck the USB cable and re-install the USB Drivers.
Step 4: Load the Firmware into Odin
Click the Odin "AP button" then browse and select the firmwares file. Just make sure you already unzipped it and then browse to the folder where you downloaded your firmware, it should end with file description as "tar.md5".
For Example, if you are about to flash a Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F, the firmware should look something like this "G900FXXU1ANE2_G900FOXA1ANE2_HOME.tar.md5". Note that Firmware packages comes in different build version numbers and basically shows the device model number such "N900F" or "N925A" and so on.
After that, wait 1-10 seconds while it reads the MD5 checksum.
Step 5: Install the Firmware into your Device
Simply hit the "Start Button" Once both AP and CSC files filled with the right files, simply click that Odin's "START" button to begin flashing. Wait and watch the progress bar as it will show you the exact time how it completes the flashing and it takes a couple of minutes before the flashing finishes, you have a time to relax for a while.
Step 6: Wait until the Restoration Process completes!
When original firmware installation successfully completed, you'll noticed that Odin displays a word "PASS" in Green. This means the operation was a success. Then reboot your phone and you are done. Check the Notes below if you have any problems.
• If you flashed a firmware and faced issues with your Wi-Fi connection, Make sure that "auto reboot" option in Odin3 is NOT checked (Step1) and wait until Odin says "PASS" (green text at the bottom right) then disconnect your device.
• Samsung KIES installation is required to get the Samsung USB driver, In case you don't want to install KIES OR you already have it but facing many issues with it on your syste... just install the Samsung USB drivers only from the links above.