Android wifi issues work around

After updating my phone to the recent Android Lollipop 5.0.1, I have had WIFI issues. After testing multiple settings on my phone and multiple routers, I have found that turning off mobile data in the phones settings allows me to use my WIFI flawless. Kind of really annoying but I’m glad I have a working solution to cut down on my data usage through my phone carrier.

-Update-
I can actually leave Mobile Data on, just turn off/uncheck the 4GLTE option and WIFI will still work.

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GTA V Launcher fix/work around

The launch of Grand Theft Auto V didn’t go 100% smooth, some were left with the launcher crashing. A little work around that seems to work on PCs/Laptops with both integrated and video cards is to go into your computers ‘Device Manager’ > ‘Display adapters’ and disable the non-integrated one (Nvidia/AMD). Launch the game and then quickly re-enable the graphics card and it should work. It is a little annoying but at least we can still play with our best graphics card. I also saw that some were having issues due to their Antivirus apps. Try adding the game folder to the ‘Exclude list’ in your Antivirus app or just turn it off to see if it helps. Good luck to you all and see you in the game. :)

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Android 5.0.1 Performance fix

After updating my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 from Android 4.4.4 to the new 5.0.1 OTA, I ran into some performance issues.

After 5.0 update

I was able to fix performance issues after turning off my Note 4 by holding the power button and the telling the phone to turn off. Once completely off, hold down the Power button + Volume up + Home button. Once I was in the recovery screen, I used Volume Down to select ‘Wipe Cache Partition‘,then press Power button to proceed. After that completes, I selected ‘Reboot system now‘ and let the device reboot.

Here are my results after:
After Wipe Cache Partition

After wipe cache partition 2

So far I have seen better performance without having to do a factory restore and starting all over again. I haven’t come across anything wrong with doing this method, everything works as before if not better than before.

I ran one more test on battery after writing this post and I have gotten the best results yet since getting my Note 4 about a month ago.

My Best Benchmark Results

My Best Benchmark Results 2

My Best Benchmark Results 3