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How to download stock Samsung Galaxy S5 system files

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is a capable device and it’s very affordable in the current market. If you’ve accidently deleted your stock Galaxy S5 sounds, we’re here to help.

It’s not that difficult to get the sounds back on your device, but you might have to factory reset your phone. We’ll take you through a couple of methods in this article.

If you want to customize it, here’s a list with 17 interesting ways you can personalize your S5.

Method 1: Downloading and Installing the Missing Files

A user on the XDA-Forums has collected and posted a massive ZIP file containing an incredible 1518 stock sound files for Android devices. They include;

1518 files total:

  • 153 alarm sounds
  • 1 alert sound
  • 1 boot sound
  • 25 camera sounds
  • 381 notification sounds
  • 826 ringtones
  • 112 UI sounds
  • 6 LG Electronics base sounds
  • Optimus 2X power toggle sound
  • 5 indicator sounds (Verizon Extended Roaming Indicator)
  • 1 MIDI (DLS)
  • 5 test mode sounds
  • CM and MIUI specific sounds

If you’re looking for a stock S5 sound, it’s likely to be somewhere among the hundreds on offer, and if not, there’s a whole host of potential replacements for you to choose from.

The download file comes in at 245.79 MB. (1518 sound files do end up taking a lot of space.)

Here’s how to install the missing sounds onto your device;

(You’ll need 7-Zip or a similar program to extract the files to your SD card.)

Download the file/s that you need and extract them to the root folder in your SD card. The folder path should be /sdcard/media

Click here to Download The Sound Files

Alternatively, you can place the sounds in their respective folders on your device.

Reboot your S5, and it should now recognize the files.

You can now choose the sound files individually from your device. (For example, to change to the default notification sound, open your Messaging app and open the Menu. Tap Settings, and tap Notifications. Open Notification sound, and you should be able to select the default option.)

Galaxy Choose Sounds

Method 2: Factory Reset

It makes sense that a factory reset would restore the stock sounds to your device, but it will also delete your personal data along the way, including saved passwords and contacts.

It’s always advised to make a backup of any personal data before factory resetting your device. You can use Google and your computer to back up your contacts, images and videos. (Samsung Kies is also a good option.)

To factory reset your device;

Pull down the notification tab and tap the gear icon to bring up your Settings menu.

Tap Backup and Reset to open a new menu on your S5.

At the bottom of the screen, there’s an option called Factory data reset.

Tapping it will open a new menu that will tell you which files will be deleted from your device.

Tap the Reset Device box found at the bottom of the screen. Tap Delete all when prompted at the next screen. Your phone will new reset, and when it reboots it’ll have all of the stock sounds that it first arrived with. (But none of your passwords or contacts.)

It’s a drastic method, but it’ll always work as long as it’s only a software issue.
If you want to see a factory reset in action before you commit, here’s a video that takes you through the steps discussed above.

Conclusion

Your stock sounds don’t have to be gone forever. Thanks to the hard work of people on the internet, there’s a good chance that the file you’ve deleted is recoverable, and if not, there are so many to choose from in the ZIP file. (Or there’s always the option of a factory reset to clear out the cobwebs.)

We have a large number of guides for the S5, from updating to the best wallet cases. If you’re looking for another guide, we might have what you’re looking for.

If we’ve missed another easy way to get your stock sounds back, or you have questions about one of the steps in this article, let us know in the comments below, or send us a message on Facebook or Twitter.

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6 Comments

    1. Hi Akunin,
      Thank you for letting us know about the broken link. We will definitely look into it and repair it. Thanks for commenting. =-)

    1. Most of the download links around the web are being removed or suspended to the volume of traffic. We are looking.

  1. Link still not working. I’ll be mighty grateful if you point us to any other place we can can get them.

    Thanks

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