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My screen got broken, how to see on the computer what I'm doing in my device?

My Android device screen got broken and I can't see what I'm doing. That's the only wrong thing with my device, the rest is apparently working OK. Is there any way to send my device screen to my ...
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Is there an easy way to invert colors?

iOS has a nice option in the accessibility menu that allows you to invert the screen colors. Does Android have anything like this?
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Android Software or Device to present Application on Screen

Well this is something that came to my mind, Does anyone know if there is a Device or a cable that i can plug to a DataShow so it is possible to present an Android Application live and fullscreen, ...
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Can I manually rotate my phone while auto-rotation is disabled?

Android has a nifty feature to disable auto-rotation... Is there some sort of gesture or key combination to rotate your screen? (Say I am in a browser and want to rotate). The idea is to be on auto-...
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How to add screen filter with tasker?

After hours of searching in the internet I decided to ask this question here. How can I add a screen filter using tasker. Apps like Screen Filter, etc. creates an overlay black filter on screen which ...
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Disable Display Standby when in Developer Mode missing in Android 2.3

I'm a little bit confused about the missing Option to deactivate the Display Standby in Developer Mode. In 2.2 there was a switch in Application --> Development. But in 2.3.3 this switch is vanished ...
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Disable automatic screen turn-off during call

I use Gingerbread. My Android phone has feature, that turns off display during call when I put the phone to my ear. However, the sensor is probably over-sensitive in my device, so it often turns off ...
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How do I keep my Android 4.0.3 phone awake when USB connected?

On my old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) phone there was an option to keep my phone awake when the USB cable was connected. But on my Samsung Galaxy S II, (4.0.3) I can not find it. Does the option still ...
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SGS2 screen gets more and more dark blue, possibly after overheated charging

My phone screen is gradually becoming dark blue and then black--see photo. Started with a single light blueish edge, and growing during the last hours to what can be seen on photo. The only serious ...
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Do bright wallpapers spend more battery than dark ones?

I started wondering about this when I realized most websites I visit have white backgrounds, and I know that the screen is usually responsible for most of the battery usage. Since I can't change the ...
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Where is “Stay Awake” option in Ice Cream Sandwich on the Galaxy S3?

I just upgraded to the Samsung Galaxy S III (Ice Cream Sandwich) from the Motorola Droid Bionic (Gingerbread). On my Bionic, there was a "Stay Awake" check box that made it so my "Screen will never ...
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How to change Android default-natural orientation?

I have my device running android Jellybean 4.2.2 with Landscape as the default/natural orientation. How can I change the default/natural orientation of the same to portrait? Here is what I have ...
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Turn screen off without Android sleeping

Is there any way to quickly toggle the screen off without making Android sleep? For example, I sometimes like to use the Calm app when I sleep. But it keeps the screen on all the time. When I just ...
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Is there an App or Widget that can replace my Screen On and Off Button on my Moto Droid?

The button is broken and I'm waiting for my replacement phone. I can turn it on by sliding open the keyboard but I have to wait for it to sleep to turn the screen off. Is there an app or a shortcut ...
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What is the length and breadth of ONLY the screen in the Nexus 7?

I'm not asking the diagonal values, but the length and breadth ones of the Nexus 7. And only of the LCD screen, not the entire hardware.
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Cannot turn Nexus 7 on after locking the screen

My Nexus 7 had been performing without any issues, however, I locked the screen by pressing the power button as usual and then tried to turn it on several hours later but it was unresponsive. How can ...
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How can I enable USB Debugging on an LG G2 (vs980) with a broken screen? [duplicate]

I have an LG G2 (vs980 - Verizon). The digitizer and screen is broken - I can view it, but not submit input. The device has fastboot and TWRP capabilities, and I can get to ADB from TWRP. The device ...
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Securely wiping a phone with a broken screen [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with a broken screen. The screen does not respond to any touch and does not display anything at all, it is black at all times. CyanogenMod 11 is installed on the device. I ...
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Why can the Nexus 7 display so much more content on-screen than the Galaxy Nexus?

The Galaxy Nexus is 1280x720, and the Nexus 7 tablet is 1280x800. I realize that the tablet is physically larger, but it's screen resolution, not display size, that determines screen real-estate. ...
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How to make screen stay turned off when plugging charger?

When I plug charger into my phone with screen off, it always turns the screen back on. This is slightly annoying at night. Is it possible to configure android so that the screen stays off and charging ...
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How can I adjust my screen's color temperature?

Redshift is a Linux application similar to Windows' F.lux, which gives the screen a red tinge automatically at night. Supposedly, it reduces eye strain and helps prevent sleep problems. Is there any ...
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Is it possible to connect a Android phone display to a TV or PC Monitor? [duplicate]

Is it possible to make the display on a Android phone to a TV or a PC Monitor? What are the methods that I can connect the Android phone to a TV (e.g. plasma TV) or a PC Monitor and then modify some ...
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How to turn off android overlays if I can't touch the screen?

My cell phone is a Samsung's SM-G110B/DS Kit Kat, and I found the developer options and "by mistake" I selected one of the overlays. The problem is that the overlay has a bigger resolution than what ...
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Disable screen turn-off during phone call [duplicate]

I know this might be a possible duplicate question but I haven't found an answer yet. phone>call settings>proximity sensor is not available in my version of android. Is there another way to disable ...
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Prevent Samsung S4 Screen From Turning on Every SMS

How do you prevent the Samsung S4 screen from coming on with every SMS message that is received?
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screen keeps jerking and there are automatic touches

First of Tablet info : Model number : Micromax P275 Android version : 4.0.4 Baseband version : v3.0 Kernal version : 3.0.8+ linda@SKYWORTHSERVER3 #52 Fri Sep 21 14:00:53 CST 2012 Build number : ...
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Unable to turn on screen during calls

Both of my Galaxy S3s have a problem with their proximity sensors. I make a call, put the phone to my ear, but then if I want to hang up the screen is dead and won't wake up. I cannot disconnect the ...
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How do I detect if I have a Super AMOLED or LCD Screen on my Nexus S?

Many sources are citing that the Nexus S is shipping with 2 different types of screen due to Super AMOLED shortages. As I am in the UK it is likely I will have the Super LCD, which I read somewhere is ...
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Android Screen In virtualbox Rotate 90 CCW?

I install Android 4.4 x86 on virtualbox in windows 8.1 That was Ok But when I install my first app pheed on it . now when I run pheed app my screen rotate 90 ccw like as image . I try some ...
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How to reduce number of screens on HTC Sense android phones?

I was wondering, is there a way to reduce the number of screens available with HTC sense phones to say 5? Just I find that 7 screens is excessive for my needs, and I heard I can get a decent ...
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How to turn off screen without affecting anything else?

When I press power button, it not just turns off the screen, but also locks the screen. I use WidgetLocker Lockscreen which is somewhat heavy. So, many apps stop working. For example, an in-app ...
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avoid both screen lock and pattern lock

When the screen times out, a screen lock activates that needs to be swiped down. After 5 minutes, a phone lock pattern is activated. Now when I turn on the display I need to both swipe down and enter ...
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Display On when plugged in

Is there a way to keep the display "ON" whilst the device is plugged in? I am running Android 2.2 Froyo on Samsung Galaxy S.
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Android “fake having a locked phone” - Galaxy SII

I have a work-mandatory email-app on my phone that won't work unless it detects that you have a passcode locked phone. I have a rooted Galaxy S2 Android phone (Cyanogenmod 10) and am wondering if ...
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keep screen from dimming down when running certain app?

My 2.3.5 Android phone is set up to dim down the brightness after 30 seconds of inactivity, and shut off and lock the screen after another 30 seconds. After that, I need to unlock the screen to regain ...
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When calling my screen goes black on LG P880

After updating in Android 4.1.2 my screen goes black. Screen works again only when the call is finished. I know about the feature when you put the phone on ear it goes black and the second you remove ...
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Is there a way to make my HTC-Incredible phone use the optical joystick button to wake up?

I'm still adjusting from going from my iPod to an HTC Incredible phone. One thing that is very non-intuitive for me is to press the power button when I want to "wake up the phone" after it has ...
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Screen brightness too high on auto mode when in the dark room

An Android-based HTC Desire S is set to "auto brightness" display mode. The brightness is adjusted okay unless the device in a completely dark room. In a dark room then display is very bright - ...
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Display timout resets to 15 seconds occasionally

Hi on my SGT the display timout resets to 15 seconds occasionally. I can't reproduce this behavior but it seems that this reset happens at every reboot at least and sometimes when connecting/...
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HDMI output mirroring in Portrait mode

I have an app that works fine in both Landscape and Portrait mode, but it demos best in Portrait mode. I'd like to show this app on a phone with HDMI output (either from MHL, Slimport, or micro-hdmi) ...
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Screen turns off during call with Tecno F7

Why does my screen go off during a call? It doesn't turn on even when I press the power button. It only comes back after the call.
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Resize screen to display only on working part of semi-functional touchscreen

I have a oneplus android phone. The touch screen recently started malfunctioning so that the bottom centimetre of the screen does not work, but the rest of the screen works perfectly well. ...
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Broken screen/glass, turned off, pc-controll? HELP? [duplicate]

I was wondering if there is any ways for me to controll my phone (Sony Xperia V) with my computer? Half of the glass/screen is broken, so i cant write anything on the lower part of the screen! The ...
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Where I can find factory home screen layout file?

Where I can find factory home screen layout file? I would like modify default layout which will persist after I will make a hard reset. Best Edit device: Lenovo A6000, kitkat 4.4.4 rom: orignal ...
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Change android device physical resolution

I have downloaded an app that, when it starts, check the device resolution and displays a message indicating that my resolution should be at least be 800x600. I have changed my screen density using ...
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Nexus 7 blank screen

After watching a bit of 4oD last night on my Nexus 7, I turned it off. When I tried to start it up this morning, I was greeted with a blank screen whilst being plugged into the charger. I held down ...
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How can I get “Always on when USB connected” back on Samsung Vibrant (Android Froyo 2.2)?

How can I get "Always on when USB connected" display feature on Samsung Vibrant running Android Froyo 2.2? I used to love it on 2.1 Eclair but when I upgraded to 2.2 it is gone. Any trick to get it ...
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Can I connect my Android mini PC to my Laptop as a monitor ? How?

I am buying a new Android Mini PC : http://uae.souq.com/ae-en/mk802-iv-rk3188-quad-core-cortex-a9-android-wifi-mini-pc-4995376/i/ How can I connect my Android Mini PC to my Laptop ? My Laptop only ...
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screen not working properly on my tablet

I have a brand new 10.1 inch tablet, made in china. The screen doesn't respond to touch as much as it should, a few other little things and I can't work out some of the onscreen operating icon/button ...
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Change the screen size and dpi

Is there a way to make Android think it has a different screen size and dpi than what was programmed in its factory settings? I'm asking because we bought a 7-inch tablet recently, and its interface ...