Fix Galaxy S5 Neo Issues After Nougat Update

Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo was updated to the Android Nougat firmware recently. The update for this phone is just like a droplet of rain in the desert of Sahara. Because the original Galaxy S5, which has almost the same hardware, didn’t receive the Android Nougat update. However, the Galaxy S5 now enjoys the most recent version of Android. The update happened in a few regions only. Users all around the world can update their phone using Odin. We even published a guide back in the days when this phone started updating to Nougat.

Today, we are going to discuss all the issues that the Galaxy S5 Neo owners have been experiencing after updating their phone to the Android Nougat. Although the Android Nougat firmware is very fast, stable and secure firmware, no firmware in the world is absolutely perfect. Galaxy S5 Neo owners have come across various issues including random reboots, phone heating up, phone’s performance slowing down, battery not lasting long enough, phone showing no service or not registered on network issue, the phone refraining from updating to minor upgrades and the list goes on.

There may be some issues that you can easily fix on your own, but some of the aforementioned issues are going to be a real pain for you. For example, if your phone is heating up and applying your own fixes isn’t helping, what are you doing to do in such a case? Well, that’s what we are here for. Let’s break down all the issues of Galaxy S5 Neo running Android Nougat followed by the best possible fixes.

Fix Galaxy S5 Neo Issues After Nougat Update

There are multiple solutions to fix all the problems. At first, we have mentioned the problems and we have listed the some of the solutions at the end. The solutions that will particularly fix the problems are mentioned under the heading. The solutions that fix various issues are given at the end. You can check the solutions and find out which one sorts out your issue.

#1: Galaxy S5 Neo Heating Up After Android Nougat Update

Solutions: The very first thing that you can do with your phone is to try to clear cache. Clearing the cache is the easiest solution here.

If this doesn’t resolve the problem, you can boot your Galaxy S5 Neo in Safe Mode and check if an application is being the culprit here.

While telling you about clearing cache and identifying an application which may be the reason behind increased temperature of the phone, we are assuming that you have performed a clean installation of Android Nougat on your phone. In case the installation didn’t go clean at your end, you can first try performing a factory reset and then flash a new firmware on your phone using Odin.

#2: Galaxy S5 Neo Not Register On Network or No Service Issue After Nougat Update

Solutions: This is the most annoying issue that almost all Galaxy users come across every now and then. Follow these steps to fix this issue.

  1. On your phone, go to settings > About phone > RESET.
  2. In RESET > Reset Network Settings > RESET SETTINGS > Enter your Pin or Password to reset these settings.
  3. Restart your phone now and check if the problem is gone or not.

In case the above solution doesn’t work, follow these steps:

  1. Go to settings > Connections > Mobile Networks.
  2. In Mobile Networks > Network mode > auto connect.
  3. Now get back to Mobile Networks > Network operators > Select automatically.
  4. Reboot your phone now to check if the problem is gone.

While applying these issues, you would want to be sure that your SIM card is in a working state and the SIM is inserted correctly in your phone.

#3: Galaxy S5 Neo Random Reboot Issue After Nougat Update

Solutions: First of all, try clearing the cache of your phone. If clearing the cache doesn’t help, you can try performing a factory reset. Even if the factory reset doesn’t help, the last resort is to flash a new stock Android Nougat operating system using Odin.

#4: Galaxy S5 Neo’s Performance Slowed Down After Nougat Update

Solutions: The performance issue is what most of the users complain about whenever they update their phone to a new firmware. Again, the first thing you would do here is to clear the cache of your phone. After clearing the cache, you can do this to boost up the performance a little bit.

  1. Go to Settings > About phone > Software information > Tap the build number for 7 times to enable developer options.
  2. Now get back to Settings and go to > Developer options.
  3. Scroll down in the Developer options and find these options:
    1. Windows animation scale
    2. Transition animation scale
    3. Animator duration scale
  4. Turn off all these options and check the performance of your phone now.

Performing a factory reset and flashing new stock firmware should be your last options to go with.

#5: Galaxy S5 Neo Battery Life Issues After Nougat Update

Solutions: First of all, try charging your phone to 100%, let it come down to 0% and then charge it to 100% again. Complete 3 to 4 such cycles and then check the battery time of your phone. If it goes all well, you do not need to do anything else, but in case if it doesn’t then go ahead and clear the cache of your phone.

After clearing the cache, try booting your phone into the Safe Mode and check if the battery works well in Safe Mode. If disabling all the applications boosts up battery life, that means an application is consuming more battery. You need to check your recent installations and uninstall the battery-hogging application.

Although the given solutions should be good enough for you, in case those do not help then factory reset and installation of new firmware are always your options.

#6: Galaxy S5 Neo Slow Charging AFter Android Nougat Update

Solution: Slow charging issues are more of the hardware issues. You can check your charger, the data cable and also the electrical switch. If these are all in place, you can get the battery of your phone checked from a service centre.

How To Clear Cache Partition on Galaxy S5 Neo

  1. Power down your Galaxy S5 Neo.
  2. Now press and hold Volume Up + Home + Power Button to boot into recovery.
  3. As your phone boots up, leave the keys.
  4. Now that you are in recovery mode, use Volume Down key to highlight Clear cache partition option. Press power key to make a selection now.
  5. In the next screen, navigate to Yes and press power button.
  6. Reboot your phone now.
  7. Cache has been cleared.

How To Boot Galaxy S5 Neo Into Safe Mode

  1. Turn off your phone completely.
  2. Now press the power button to turn it on.
  3. Now right after pressing the power button, press and hold Volume Down key.
  4. Keep the key pressed until the phone boots up.
  5. Leave the key as it shows you the home-screen.
  6. Find the Safe Mode water-mark on the lower left corner of the screen.
  7. If the watermark is there, that means the phone is in Safe Mode and all the applications are disabled.
  8. You check the performance, battery life, and temperature of your phone in this mode. If it works absolutely well, it means some of the applications are pulling down your phone.

How To Factory Reset Galaxy S5 Neo

  1. Turn off your phone.
  2. Press and hold Volume Up + Home + Power key to boot it into recovery mode.
  3. Once your phone is in recovery, select “factory data reset” option.
  4. Perform a hard factory reset now and check the phone afterwards.

How To Re-Install Software On Galaxy S5 Neo

You can have a look at our guide here on How To Flash Stock Firmware On Samsung Galaxy With Odin.

That’s all for now. In case you need further help, shoot us your queries using the comment box below.

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