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Android 4.4: How to get the Easter Egg and unlock the Dessert Case daydream?

Similar to Android 4.2/4.3 easter eggs, does 4.4 KitKat have similar or other ones?
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What does Internal Storage Free on the Settings|Apps screen mean?

On the Settings|Apps screen at the bottom there is a graph showing Internal Storage and then a gigabyte number. When the screen is first loaded a smaller number is given then after a few seconds a ...
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my S3 won't connect to my home wifi

I first go into settings then I go into and turn on Wi-Fi but every time I try to connect to my Wi-Fi it say "connecting, authenticating, disabled " and all my other devices connect perfectly
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Turning off cell broadcast messages in HTC One X Plus

I have been receiving about 50 flash sms a day, with my service provider name TIM RS 51, from the number 50. As I read here, it might be a issue with activating and deactivating cell broadcast on the ...
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How do I turn off the cellular radio without disabling bluetooth?

I have an old Motorola Droid that is no longer subscribed on any Verizon service. I still use it for things like web browsing, ebooks, and along with some wireless stereo headphones, music. I've ...
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How can I change the data usage cycle day for Wi-Fi?

Changing the starting day for Mobile data was already non-obvious as shown in this answer. Now, how can I change the day of month for Wi-Fi usage as well? Currently, I have the following cycles ...
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i want my phone to use the sd card i put instead of the phone memory [duplicate]

Im using a Samsung galaxy s3 mini and my problem is that my phone uses the memory when I have got a sd card which still has got space
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How do I set a system-wide default browser?

I seem to have the opposite problem from this question: I'd like to set a single browser (probably the default one) to open every website. What happens at the moment is that every single link pops up ...
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How to adjust S Pen pressure sensitivity on a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1?

A little background on me: I'm a professional cartoonist and have been working digital for about 20 years. I've had numerous Wacom devices & currently enjoy a Cintiq 21UX (older model). I also ...
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How to set 3x4 keypad with predictive text function

I am unable to set 3x4 keypad on my Samsung grand neo model GT-I9060MKDINS. The option is not showing up in settings. I have factory installed android 4.2 jelly bean.
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GMail Contacts Synced To Messaging App

On the LG Optimus L90, for some reason all my GMail contacts are synced to my messaging app. If I type a name into the SMS contact bar, emails show up as well. I didn't want those so I went into the ...
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How can I update the “multiwindow” setting in Tasker?

My GS3 just received an OTA update that gave me a multiwindow setting. Cool! Except, I want to turn it off automatically when I'm using apps that take up the full screen (like some games). I can't ...
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Can one make shortcuts (launchers) to Settings actions?

I have a Samsung tablet with Kitkat and I'd like to be able to access some of the setting fast. For example I'd like to unmount the SD card or change the screen lock from "None" to "Password" using a ...
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Cannot find packet data in Samsung Galaxy S

Where can I can find 'packet data' on my phone, and how can I use internet when I'm on the road?
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Notification Access in KitKat

Can someone tell me where the Notification Access is placed in KitKat. In JellyBean it used to be under Settings -> Security.
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What will happen if I “Clear data” for the “Settings” app? (com.android.settings)

I'm on a stable (Installer) build of Cyanogenmod 11 on a Galaxy Nexus, and for a while I've not been able to access 'Settings' at all - tapping on it to try to open it, gives me a "Unfortunately, ...
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How can I programmatically backup Android phone's settings?

I was wondering if I could programmatically backup my Android phone's settings. The "PHONE"'s settings and not application settings.
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Are there any downsides or risks to limiting background processes?

I enabled developer options on my Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos and then changed "Limit background process" option from Standard limit to No background process. After that my phone is working fine, with ...
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Silencing a Whatsapp group

I would like to stop receiving new message notifications from a certain Whatsapp group. Is it possible? Clarifications: I don't want to leave the group. I don't want to turn off all Whatsapp ...
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Location Consent & undo Remeber This Setting

Like many, I found the Location Consent prompts to be annoying. I was excited when Google finally extended the option to 'remember this setting' in the latest update, but dismayed when I could only ...
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How do I turn off auto-complete when texting?

Does anyone know how to turn off the auto-complete feature when texting? Sometimes I just want to text and not have my device try and tell me what I'm thinking. Other times this is OK, but I just ...
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Where can I find SIM settings in Huawei Ideos X5?

I want to unlock my SIM card password. I was looking around Android settings, but I couldn't find SIM settings to unlock password.
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disable autocomplete on galaxy s4

I have the Galaxy S4. Is there a way to turn off the Autocomplete on the dialpad so that the numbers that I dont have saved in my phone won't pop up?
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Persist Background Process Limit setting

Is it possible to persist the Background Process Limit setting? It's lost upon reboot and reverts to Standard Limit. Settings \ Developer Options \ Background process limit Android 4.0.3
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Backup Notification Led (Pulse Light) Configuration

I recently switched from CyanogenMod to Paranoid Android on my Nexus. I knew I would lose most of my settings, but I felt rather stupid when I realised I had lost all of my carefully defined Pulse ...
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my phone is stuck at i lit screen but wont boot all the way?

my zte z992 wont boot into recovery or go past a lit screen. I have tried booting into recovery and download mode neither works.
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No option for “mobile network” on Dell Venue 8

My friend has bought new "Dell Venue 8 3830" tablet with Android JellyBean 4.3. Now we want to connect a 3g dongle (D-Link) via a micro-usb cable which came with it. When i connect the dongle to the ...
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Cannot move app to SD card using Android Assistant in KitKat

I used Android ICS before, and the apps could be moved to SD card (or as it is called 'Phone storage') using Android Assistant. I bought a new phone with KitKat yesterday, but I cannot find the 'Move ...
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Recover Android profile?

I need help please this is a serious trouble. My Tablet is bad designed, it has too low RAM for the CPU power (1GB RAM, 1.5GHz Dual Core CPU), so eventually the Tablet freezes and I need to shut down ...
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What is “Android Night Mode”, what triggers it, and what are the consequences?

I've just been reading in the tasker UserGuide on variables: Night Mode %NIGHT The current Android Night Mode. One of on, off or auto. If auto, Android will decide whether it should be in ...
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Galaxy S4 Mini: How do I get my call log to stop listing my text messages

The call log on my Galaxy S4 Mini includes my text messages. I have to sort through dozens of text messages for every call that it lists. How can I set it to display only the calls?
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KitKat - How to identify the REAL size of apps (app + datas + …) to be able to install other ones

I had an iPhone for 4 years and I now have a Samsung Galaxy S5 running KitKat 4.4.2. I've started the migration from the one to the other downloading my prefered apps. I've just downloaded 40 little ...
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Where to change country information at Samsung App Store?

How can i change the country of Samsung App Store? i can't download any apps, because they said that "its not available for my country"? Shows the following error I have searched the internet for ...
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How do I change the name of my Android device?

My Android device is the Nexus One. But this should apply to all current Android devices. How do I change the name of my Android device? When I connect to my wireless router's client tables, my ...
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ringtone with increasing loudness

In KitKat I cannot find an option to set the ringlone to an increasing loudness. Where can I find this option in Android 4.4? Do I have to create a ringtome myself, that has an increasing level?
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How to restore screen reader prompt in accessibilty settings?

I was configuring my new 4.2 tablet via the "Settings" app, examining available options from top to bottom. When I tapped on "Accessibility", the device presented me with a prompt asking "do you need ...
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Pending Notifications icons are black and white (no color)

I have a Nexus 5. All of the sudden I've noticed that the pending notifications icons at the top left of the my phone are black and white instead of some of them being colored. I don't know what ...
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HDMI output from tablet

My generic tablet (EZPad) has android v. 4.2.2; kernel 3.4.39+; build wing_k70-eng 4.2.2 JDQ 39. The tablet has a HDMI port, but no apparent way of sending output. Settings, Display shows no TVout ...
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Bug report and Settings crash on Nexus 4

My Nexus 4 is rooted with stock ROM (version 4.4.4) and custom recovery TWRP. Recently it automatically generated some bug report: one is a png image (just a blank screen in black) and another text ...
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Wifi direct transfer path

Is it possible to receive files on memory card during wifi direct transfer ? Is it possible to change wifi direct send/receive settings ? Case is like I need a file from another android phone to my ...
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How to make the phone stop launching preset applications when the phone is locked

On the back of LG G2 mini (Android 4.4.2), there are stupidly placed buttons, which keep being pushed in my pocket. Unfortunately, there are applications mapped (manufacturer setting!) to the up and ...
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Does encrypting an Android device add any real security benefit over a key-lock?

Would encrypting my Android device make my data any safer in case of theft? It seems to me that since the encryption key necessarily is identical to the PIN code or password used for the key-lock, ...
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How do I configure Android without using the touch screen?

I have an old Android phone around whose display broke after a fall. The touch screen has stopped working but I am reluctant to accept the device merely as a paper weight. I do have some use cases ...
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Getting unwanted message “There are trespassing signs. Check it in Observer Settings screen.”

"There are trespassing signs. Check it in Observer Settings screen." This is the above message that I am getting whenever I open a new app on my Android 4.1.2 Samsung Galaxy Grand DUOS. This has ...
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How do I connect my Galaxy Y GT-S5360 via USB to my Mac?

I cannot connect my Galaxy Y phone to my MacBook for mass storage using a USB cable. I have installed Android File Transfer software but it does not detect my phone when I connect it. I believe I have ...
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Can't find Wifi Direct option in settings

I have Sony Live with Walkman mobile phone, Android version 4.0.4. I can't find WiFi direct option in settings. There are only mobile networks, tethering/portable hotspot and two more useless options ...
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Is there a way to set the default stream in the TuneIn Radio app?

I love TuneIn Radio, especially when using the 32kbps AAC audio stream. But, every time I turn the app off and back on again it defaults to the mp3 stream. Does anyone know if it's possible to ...
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How to turn off the camera shutter sound on LG G2 mini?

Where is located the camera shutter sound file on LG G2 mini (Android 4.4.2)? Or how else turn that annoying sound off? None of the solutions recommended in similar questions here does work. The ...
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How to stop an application using the mobile network

The kindle app on my android phone does not allow me to disable download over mobile (i.e. set it to only download over wifi). Is there any way I can do this externally? i.e. via another app or ...
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Simple way to toggle between 2G and 3G connection

TL;DR Usually, I have my device locked to "2G only" for multiple reasons: saving battery-life no need for "high-speed" to simply be informed about new mail or doing the little contacts/calendar ...