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I often set Settings -> Sound & Display -> Screen timeout to never timeout. When I turn off the device the settings is 1 minute again.

Do you know how to make the settings durable? My version is 2.2 (Froyo)

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What device do you have? – Al E. Sep 23 '11 at 12:43
my device is Archos 7 – xralf Sep 23 '11 at 13:26
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Try this if you added apps and somehow changed some obscure setting. Nothing to do with firmware, whoops.

Setting > About device > Repair and formatting tools - Delete device configuration and installed applications

Failing that or if you're using it for reading & something similar. You should try one of those apps like "Tasker" where you can prevent screen dimming events during other apps of your choice. There's dozens (possibly hundreds) of apps that will keep your screen active.

  • Screen On Toggler
  • KeepScreen
  • Setting Profiles
  • Profile Scheduler
  • FastBright (if you're having trouble with it routinely waking up and using power, once you've got it working right that is)

If you haven't already, go here to Customer Service & contact the professionals that are paid to provide you with support. Perhaps this is a defective tablet.

Good luck.

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Yes, if you post the right answer, you should get the bounty. And considering that xralf, that asked the question, wrote a comment a few minutes ago, I think it would be safe to say that he hasn't solved it yet – kyrias Oct 21 '11 at 8:23

There is a thread on about the precise issue you're having:

I did a complete restore it started saving the screen timeout setting.

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What is complete restore? If it's pushing the needle to the little hole, this didn't help. – xralf Oct 21 '11 at 8:12
@xralf: I wouldn't pretend that I am 100% sure what he meant, but my best guess is Factory Reset (Settings > Privacy > Factory data reset). – Lie Ryan Oct 21 '11 at 15:54
I accepted the other answer because I can't do complete restore now, but I believe that this could help too. Thank you – xralf Oct 23 '11 at 9:44

A Verizon Customer Care person had me power down, power up in safe mode, then power down, power up normally. Now the timeout works as expected: 2 minutes is 2 minutes.

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