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I have a pre-paid plan and don't want to use my mobile data except for two days in the year. However, since there's the quick option button mobile data, I fear I might press the wrong button when I'm dizzy.

So is it possible to deactivate mobile data completely, such that a press on the "mobile data" quick button won't activate it anymore? Or a little bit more drastic: how can I remove that feature from my phone?

If the solution is device specific, I'm looking for an answer for a Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100, running stock 4.1.2), but I would like a general solution.

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Why not create a dummy APN and select that as default. With this, even if you enable data accidentally via toggles, it would still not connect. –  k1chy Mar 6 '14 at 8:04
    
@k1chy That's a good solution. Post it. ;) –  geffchang Mar 6 '14 at 8:47
    
@k1chy: I concur with geffchang, tried it and worked pretty well. –  Zeta Mar 6 '14 at 9:31

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Create a dummy APN and select that as default.

With this, even if you enable data accidentally via toggles, it would still not connect.

PS: Added as an answer as suggested by OP

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If you are rooted try to use droidwall and deny all apps accessing wlan and 3g

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If Zeta is rooted, Zeta is doomed. It should suffice if the device is rooted, maybe? #D –  Izzy Mar 25 at 16:09

The best and sureshot way to stop mobile data is to delete the APN's (Access point names).

Long press on mobile data icon on your Android. This opens up Mobile Netwoks settings screen. Check which APN's are there. You can not delete them right away. Just enter anything junk in all the fields. In MNC, put 000. Also put 00 in everywhere else where it needs numeric. Now this APN should disappear.

Done ! You are now foolproof !!

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That makes using the mobile data during the two mentioned days kind of hard, right? "I [...] want to use my mobile data [...] for two days in the year." –  Zeta Jul 23 at 11:08

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