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Need the Galaxy S5 TextNow Rom

I tried fixing my sprint connection problems and gps not working without wifi problem with wipe data/factory reset.. The first time I did that it seemed to fix the GPS and It was able to fix on my location without Wifi. But, then a day or two later I noticed it didn't work, so tried resetting.... a few times.. and it no longer worked.. sprint connection never improved for my location.

So, I decided to do a full backup using adb thinking, it won't hurt to give it a try. After reinstalling the backup the phone only boots to Galaxy S5 and not into the TextNow rom.

Instead of messing with resets or trying to restore the probably corrupted backup. Would it be possible to get the TextNow Rom for the GalaxyS5 so that I can try to reinstall that? Maybe that would improve my Sprint signal and GPS fixing on my location problem without having to be near WIFI to tell me that I am at home or church.

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Hi, Elmer:

That's no problem! I've sent the flashing instructions and links to the email we have for you on file.

Kevin TextNow Support 0 votes
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Thank you very much Kevin... I got it downloaded by not installed yet..

I may not get to it until Sunday, though. Will let you know when I do.
Again... THANK YOU!

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Glad to hear it Elmer!

Keep us posted on the results and we'll go the distance to get this sorted for you.

You can email us directly at orders@TextNow.com for a speedy reply.

Until then- take care!

Cheers,
Eric

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Kevin,

I FINALLY got the rom installed on Tuesday night.. Between my work schedule.. working 6 days per week, including our July 4th holiday, the rom not wanting to install, and me not wanting to deal with it... it just took a while to get installed or flashed. Unfortunately, though, the gps is still not working. I installed GPS Test last night. At this moment GPS Test shows that I have 23 satellites in view...(it ranges from 12-23 in view) but still no GPS.

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Hi Elmer,

Thanks for reaching out with an update. In which application is the GPS not working? Is it Google maps or the Samsung GPS? Could we get another GPS test app and cross reference the results.

Also, can we make sure the location services are turned on and have no restrictions on them.

Let us know and we will make sure to assist as best we can.

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The GPS will not fix on location in GPS only mode in any app...

I have tried:
Google Maps
Handy GPS
GPS Status
Navmii
GPS Test

Turning on location services with no restrictions does not resolve the fact that GPS only does not work.. it just hides the fact that GPS only does not work.

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Just to clarify.. when I say gps will not fix on location.. I mean that it does not give me any location for where I am.. In google maps, no location is given. Tapping the gps button, nothing happens. The button is greyed.. In Navmii, it does not show any location.

GPS does not show as operating in any of the apps I have tried.
What do you mean by Samsung GPS? A Samsung App or the phone's hardware?

I am not a phone technician... so I don't know for sure, but, I would think that if GPS Test is showing that 20 satellites are within view, that the GPS antenna must be working.

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Hey Elmer,

In order to best assist you I have gone ahead and sent you an email to the one we have on file.

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Kevin,

I responded to your email 2 or 3 days ago. I tried factory reset.. still, gps only is not working.
Reinstalled the textnow rom, again... and gps only still not working.

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Hi, Elmer:

Sorry to hear you're still having issues! I'm going to have one of my agents contact you today directly and we can go over some troubleshooting to get everything up and running properly.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Kevin, I emailed you about 30 minutes ago.. Regarding the RMA exchange.. basically is it too late in the day to get it out if I get to UPS by 5pm?

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Hi, Elmer:

I'm afraid it is just a little too late at the moment to get the phone out to you today, but if it ships out tomorrow you'll have it by Friday.

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What is the latest you send out??? What time does UPS pickup?

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Also, did TextNow send out an update... I just factory reset and now on startup Android is updating at about 100 of 295 apps... Hope it is not Marshmallow... I want to stay with 5.0, not 6.0. Hope the replacement is still 5.0

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Hi, again:

Not to worry, our Samsungs are all on Lollipop. When you factory reset your phone, all of the apps revert back to the factory installed version, which is why they're all updating now.

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Oh, and to answer your previous question: Our UPS shipments go out between 3-4pm Eastern Standard Time.

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Good. But, as many times as I have tried resetting to get the GPS work or better sprint connection... this is the first I have seen it do that in a few weeks.. at least for that many apps (295).. I have seen may 12-20.

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Wow.. guess I am a bit late for today for UPS... Will get it to UPS and scanned this evening to make sure the replacement goes out tomorrow.

Thank you, Kevin for all your patience and your help. Seems like I have been a real pain in asking so many questions regarding this phone.. But, You have always been there with answers and willing to help.

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It's no problem at all, Elmer! That's what we're here for. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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I didn't get to UPS tonight.. thought they closed at 9pm.. but they close at 7pm.

Plan on getting there shortly after 9am in the morning.

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Okay... During my lunch break from work I Just dropped off the RMA package with the phone at the UPS Store at 10:43am

I Hope is soon enough to have the replacement sent out today..
Thank You!

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Thanks, Elmer! I've made sure your replacement is going out in today's shipments, and you'll be getting it no later than Friday.

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Wow.. the phone has arrived already.. 25 hours from the time the order was processed until it was just delivered.. Not bad for end of 2nd business day service... 24 hours early.
Thank you Kevin, and everyone at TextNow.

The Sprint service in my area may not be that great but TextNow customer service is fantastic. You guys rock! Thank you all so much for your help.

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Hi, Elmer!

Great to hear! I'm very glad we could get this resolved, and of course let us know if we can be of any other help.

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