Tips and tricks for troubleshot SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 problems. This is 5 inches LCD screen smartphone from Samsung with name Samsung Galaxy A5, but like other Samsung product, this phone also have several code name which are indicate to network specification at several country. SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 also known as SM-A500F, A500F1, A500FQ, A500FU, A500H, A500HQ, A500K, A500L, A500M, A500S, A500X, A500XZ, A500Y, A500YZ. With this kind of spec, we have options to choose which type fit to our need. Super AMOLED LCD screen will give fantastic color when we use for watching movie or playing games or see images, for taking good photograph SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 already have 13 megapixel camera resolutions and selfie 5 megapixel front camera.

 

What is Advantage of SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 (A500F / A500FQ / A500FU / A500HQ / A500YZ) Specifications:

GSM 3G HSDPA
4G LTE
LCD 5 inches Super AMOLED touchscreen
Corning Gorilla Glass 4 LCD protection
Internal memory 16 GB
External memory microSD slot up to 64 GB
RAM 2 GB
Main Camera 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Front Camera 5 for video conference and selfie photography
Processor Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
Operating system Android OS, v4.4.4 (Kitkat) can be upgrade to Android Lollipop
Battery Li-Ion 2300 mAh

 

 

How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 (A500F / A500FQ / A500FU / A500HQ / A500YZ) hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

Samsung Galaxy A5 have 2 GB RAM and Quad Core Processor, this specifications can run many applications without problems. The advantage of buying Samsung phone that we will get some factory default interesting applications without need to install anything. Because of 16 GB internal memory, of course we still can get some other applications then we can download from Google Play Store like Facebook, Skype, Whatsapp, BBM, Line Messenger, Path, Instagram, WeChat and many more. But we have to very becareful while download applications from Google Play Store, because there are some bad applications which contain mall-ware or virus or kind of spam. If we already install that kind of apps, then our SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 (A500F / A500FQ / A500FU / A500HQ / A500YZ) will become trouble like hang or stuck or bricks or broken or frozen or blank. In some situation our SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 can not boot properly or boot logo loop and some of them also get LCD touch screen not responding at their Samsung Galaxy A5. If we get this problems, then we have to force soft reset or force shutdown or reboot to remove any temporary files and cache, and also restart  all applications to run from beginning again. If this problems still happen, then we have to do hard reset or master format. Please do not forget to backup any important data at our SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 (A500F / A500FQ / A500FU / A500HQ / A500YZ) because doing hard reset or reformat will remove any important data and installed applications.

 

How to Force Shutdown or Force Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 (A500F / A500FQ / A500FU / A500HQ / A500YZ) ?

SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 use non removable battery, in some other Samsung phone we can force shutdown by open the battery, but at SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 we can not do that. When our phone get trouble or freeze in the middle of running applications, then we have force shutdown Samsung Galaxy A5 by press and hold POWER button until this phone shutdown by it self. After SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 completely turn off, then we can press again POWER button to turn on. This soft reset or reboot process are safe to do anytime, because our data will be stay in memory and nothing will uninstall. We also can do soft reset or restart when our SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 still running normally, just to refresh all running applications. To do that, please press and hold POWER button until pop-up menu appear, after that please choose Turn Off / Shutdown / Reboot menu.

 

#Option 1, How to Hard Reset SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 (SM-A500F / A500F1 / A500FQ / A500FU / A500H / A500HQ / A500K / A500L / A500M / A500S / A500X / A500XZ / A500Y / A500YZ) with software menu:

  1. Turn on SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 (A500F / A500FQ / A500FU / A500HQ / A500YZ)
  2. Make sure SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 (A500F / A500FQ / A500FU / A500HQ / A500YZ) battery already charge properly
  3. Go to menu: Setting > General tab > Backup & Reset > Factory data reset > Reset device
  4. Choose Erase Everything
  5. SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 (A500F / A500FQ / A500FU / A500HQ / A500YZ) will do the process to Master Reset to Factory Default

 

 

#Option 2, How to Hard Reset SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 (SM-A500F / A500F1 / A500FQ / A500FU / A500H / A500HQ / A500K / A500L / A500M / A500S / A500X / A500XZ / A500Y / A500YZ) with Hardware key button:

  1. Make sure the battery of SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 (A500F / A500FQ / A500FU / A500HQ / A500YZ) charge properly
  2. Turn off SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 (A500F / A500FQ / A500FU / A500HQ / A500YZ)
  3. Press and hold together : Power Button + Volume Up + Home Button 
  4. If the button at number 3 not work, we can try with press and hold together Power Button + Volume Up Button
  5. If we see the menu at LCD screen, choose Wipe Data/Factory Reset with Volume Button to select and use Power Button to ok or enter.
  6. The SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 (A500F / A500FQ / A500FU / A500HQ / A500YZ) will doing the process of restoring to factory default.

 

How to Restore and Reinstall Clean Android Operating system / firmware at SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 (A500F / A500FQ / A500FU / A500HQ / A500YZ) (Reformat) ?

When is the best idea to do reformat or reinstall the operating system? The answer is depend on what happen at our Samsung Galaxy A5, because if everything fine, we do not need to reformat or reinstall the operating systems. But some users maybe get trouble after installing bad applications or doing wrong setting, this situations can make the operating system damage or corrupt or broken, our phone will become trouble or hang or not responsive. This is the right time to reinstall or restore with factory default Android operating system. We have to know, then the clean factory default Android operating system already saved safely inside SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 (A500F / A500FQ / A500FU / A500HQ / A500YZ) ROM, therefore when our phone get trouble and need to reinstall, we can do it easily without need to connect or copy anything from other gadgets. Please follow the steps to hard reset or master format above, then our SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 (A500F / A500FQ / A500FU / A500HQ / A500YZ) clean factory default operating system will be reinstall automatically. Please note, all data will be wipe from this Samsung Galaxy A5, please backup all data first.

 

How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 (A500F / A500FQ / A500FU / A500HQ / A500YZ) forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

We always suggest all SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 to protect our important data, although we know our data are not confidential, but it will be risky if our pictures or family pictures or movie distribute with bad content, especially when our Samsung Galaxy A5 away from us or missing or stolen. We recommended to use screen lock pattern security, or some users also like to use password pin protections. The problems comes when we forget the answer of security protections. But do not worry, because we can bypass or unlock forgot security protections using Google account. Please try to give several time wrong answer continuously until our Samsung Galaxy A5 become freeze or locked about 30 seconds. At this time we will find Forgot Password / Pattern button at LCD screen. Press this button then we can give our Gmail username and password that we have already signed in before. If we can not access our Gmail account, then we have to do hard reset or master format using hardware button above.

 

How to Improve Performance SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 (A500F / A500FQ / A500FU / A500HQ / A500YZ) to make run more faster?

 

The specification of SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 have quad core processor and 2 GB RAM are good enough to run many applications without problems. But some users still get trouble like slowly response while doing something. Usually this problems happen because there are too many applications run in SAMSUNG GALAXY A5, either background or foreground. Not all users aware that installing some applications from Google Play Store will make them keep run in the background to wait for data update or wait some command. If there are too many applications like this, then the RAM and processor resources of SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 will be insufficient and can make this phone become slowly. Please uninstall some not use applications, if we want to make our SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 (A500F / A500FQ / A500FU / A500HQ / A500YZ) performance run faster again like new, then we have to consider doing hard reset or master format.

 

Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 (A500F / A500FQ / A500FU / A500HQ / A500YZ) ?

We can try to use secret code for doing hard reset SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 (A500F / A500FQ / A500FU / A500HQ / A500YZ) is *2767*3855#. But please remember to always be careful typing that code, because the SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 (A500F / A500FQ / A500FU / A500HQ / A500YZ) will doing hard reset and remove all data and installed applications.

 

How to Upgrade SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 (A500F / A500FQ / A500FU / A500HQ / A500YZ) to Android Lollipop Official Update ?

Although SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 have good specifications and can run Android Lollipop without problems, but Samsung still not give any specific time to release official Android Lollipop for SAMSUNG GALAXY A5. Please wait for official update from notification bar, and then we can follow that information to update using OTA (over the air) process.

 

How to Improve Battery Life Longer of SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 (A500F / A500FQ / A500FU / A500HQ / A500YZ) For Solving Battery Drain Faster Problem (Battery Saving / Extent Battery Life)?

The battery of SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 is only 2300mAh, this is not too strong enough if we are heavy user.  However we can try to do some adjustment to make battery life stronger for daily activity. Please try to turn off some not use connection like Bluetooth / Wifi / GPS. We also recommended to set manually the LCD brightness as low as possible. Some applications which always update data also will make battery drain, that is why we should use only important applications although our phone processor and RAM still have more capacity, but this can help to reduce battery usage.

 

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[Q] my camera was not comming so i folowed the instruction that the web site shows then from half hour my phone is stuck like that only
[A] Hi, for not working camera you can try to download alternative 3th party camera free applications from Google Play Store like Open Camera or something like that, then test again to use your Samsung GAlaxy A5 camera hardware to take pictures. However, about hard reset, normally your Samsung Galaxy A5 operating system will be reinstall or reformat after finish hard reset, you can use first options if your phone still can boot properly or use second options to do hard reset using hardware button combination key. If your Samsung Galaxy A5 camera still not work although you have done hard reset, then you have to get further check at Samsung authorize service center.
 

[Q] Hi,, My phone samsung galaxy s3 got stuck when factory reset . What can I do to switch on the phone normal?
[A] Hi, please try again to hard reset using hardware button combination key at your Samsung Galaxy phone to reformat to factory default operating system. But please make sure your battery is already full before doing hard reset.