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Where are the developer options in Android 2.3.x?

I have Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G SGH-T679 running Android 2.3.6. I do not see the developer tools anywhere in the Settings menu. Is there something special needed to get it to show up?
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“Unable to Load Photo” when setting image as wallpaper via Google Photos

Trying to change my wallpaper from the android Settings app, I tap 'From Gallery' on the film strip at the bottom which launches Google Photos. From there I select the photo I want, and it returns to ...
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Is there a more efficient way to turn mobile hotspot on / off? [duplicate]

I'd like to reduce the number of steps needed to turn mobile hotspot on or off. Currently it's unlock, then five taps. Galaxy Note 4, Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. I did find this question, but it's from ...
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Screen stuck in 3D

My screen is stuck in 3D mode and I can't get it off? What can I do? I have tried different settings and reboot. I tried changing brightness but it's still 3D.
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Enable Landscape rotation quick settings toggle on unrootable Moto G (maybe using ADB?)

Pretty much what the title says. Apparently the Moto G only has Auto-Rotate and Portrait rotation locking allowed, and I was wondering if there was a way to enable Landscape rotation. I know that ...
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Andtech Touchtab 10.1 will not boot past the Allwinner logo

I own an Andtech Touchtab 10.1 inch running Android 4.4.2. Ever since the first day I got it the tablet started crashing with apps such as the default stock browser and Angry Birds. Then it started ...
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Options in Settings not persisting in Stock Android 5.1.1

I've Yu Yunique which comes with stock Android 5.1.1 installed. Some options in settings though being enabled in UI View aren't actually enabled. For instance, take Blacklist option. When I switch it ...
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Stop Android from displaying “Install blocked” prompt

I am continually getting prompts for installing apps, such as Clean Master and or 9 apps on my Android phone. I turned off the option "Install apps from unknown sources" in security settings but ...
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Stock android camera app. How to prevent default settings from taking over

I'm on Android 5 KitKat but I've seen this in Android 4.x as well. The stock camera app has the settings for contrast sharpness brightness etc. I always want the sharpness to be maximum along with ...
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How do you get to the hidden phone settings on Android 5.0

I have a Galaxy S4 running lollipop and the old way to get to this menu was *#*#4636#*#*. How do you do it in other lollipop devices?
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voicenotifier app has altered my phone ||

I have Motorola 2nd gen E mobile. Apps Hola launcher and Go SMS are my preferred apps. I wanted to have a separate notifier for email (Gmail) on my mobile other than SMS text notifier. Reading ...
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Is there a way to fine tune locale settings?

I have had this question for quite a long time and I hope that it can actually be done. I live in Greece, but I mainly use my Android (Lollipop 5.0.2) mobile phone in English (US). The reason is that ...
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Need to reset/reformat the Mikona MHTMID-B718DC8-B tablet

I need to reset my Mikona tablet to factory settings, except unlike in the advice I've found in and around, this tablet doesn't have volume keys, so that rules that out. It also doesn't have an ...
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How to avoid apps pausing when I switch to another app (Nexus 5; Android 5.0.1)

I want to use google navigate and my podcast app (Doggcatcher) at the same time. Until recently, I could start google navigate, then go to the home screen, start Doggcatcher, and begin playing a ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab cannot switch apps, close browser, or boot in recovery mode

my samsung galaxy tab 10.1 (wifi) appears to boot normally, but then goes to a browser page saying "Web Page Not Available" then a link to http://orderprocessingengine.com/... a very long URL, which ...
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How to edit hidden settings from Developer options?

I have a chinese tablet with very specific Android 4.4.2 ROM - it's Developer options menu has only USB debugging available, and all other settings are hidden. The problem is that i switched off the ...
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Calendar basic want to disable [closed]

I keep getting calendar notifications that there are no events, no matter what I try I cannot disable the calendar. Tried settings a number of times no luck!!
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My Mobile data switch is missing from my main Settings screen. How do I get it back?

I used to have 4 toggle switches right on my main Settings screen: Airplane mode, WiFi, Bluetooth, and Mobile data. Now the Mobile data switch is gone, and I don't know where it went. It's been ...
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Can I get a non-blinking caret?

I'm looking for a configuration setting for turning off caret (text cursor) blinking. I've got a Galaxy Tab A with Android 5.0.2. If there's no UI setting, is there a config file I can edit? I'll ...
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How do I reset my “home” location in my Google maps/ system?

I would like to reset my home location in my maps/nav system to a more accurate GPS position. How do I do that?
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Android keeps loosing Launch Defaults, app settings and installed updates and installed apps after every reboot

After every reboot Android keeps loosing Launch Defaults, some app settings and even some of installed updates and installed apps. I re-flashed the stock firmware, then applied all the OTA updates. ...
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Samsung Galaxy s6 Music Player Track Sort

Okay, I have tried google and here and cannot find the answer to this. When I transferred all of my music from my s4 to the s6, it worked correctly but all of the tracks are in reverse alphabetical ...
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How do I sever the connection between an account and my phone?

I have a Note 4, and recently I signed into a certain account so I could do something, nothing important, so I'd rather not say. Then, I removed it by going to Settings> Accounts> (Accountname, or ...
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Advanced camera settings on Nexus 5

I have a nexus 5, with android 4.4.4. How can i change advanced camera settings? (iso, shutter speed etc...)
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Durable settings of Screen timeout

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 ...
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Modify settings parameters through database

I have been able to successfully modify and update the settings in the Android phone using ADB commands such as these.. Enable GPRS data: adb shell sqlite3 -batch /data/data/com.android.providers....
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Disabling “Show notifications” isn't always working

This scenario happens specifically on an unrooted/original SGS4 4.3 with the Glovebox app. See screenshots. I haven't encountered such a problem up until now. Any idea why the notification is show ...
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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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Re-install settings application.

I have compiled Android Source codes and get settings.apk now I wonder can I install that application on my phone ? When I try to do that my phone say "CAnnot install application" what can I do to ...
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How can I disable or delete a 4 digit VPN password I accidentally set in my ZTE SPEEDS N9130 phones settings after tapping on VPN?

I did this 2 days ago not realizing what I was doing. It has caused a "numeric keypad like" to be present on my phones screen everytime I go to do anything at all with the phone. It won't allow me to ...
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What file system does the format option in settings > storage use?

I was wondering what file system Android will use when I format my (external) SD Card. Can someone enlighten me? Is it the one already used or exFAT or FAT32 or manufacturer dependent?
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In my Samsung Galaxy S under Settings - Status - Phone number is says 'unknown': Why?

Title says it all ( I think ), if I look under the 'Settings - Status - Phone number' on my Samsung Galaxy S mobile phone, it says 'unknown'. What does that mean ? Do I have to enter the number some ...
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Dialer not working

i hve been using yureka with lollypop android version. whenever i receive call dialer does not appear and i cant pick the phone. when i tap the dialer icon it shows the menu to return the call. then ...
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Turn off pin without pin

I've just got a new Android phone with fingerprint recognition. I set a fingerprint to unlock and a pin. For some reason I've forgotten the pin. I can unlock the phone fine with the finger print, ...
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Why is “Force GPU rendering” disabled by default Developer options?

Why is this feature disabled? When I turn it on, many apps and become snappy and awesome with smooth graphics. Seems like it'd be nice if it was enabled by default. The linked article in this ...
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How to set personal interval to check data usage?

On my Nexus 4 with stock Lollipop, I can check the usage data month by month, but my subscription is every 30 days (around the 15th). New contracts last 28 days, so there is more difference between ...
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Need some clarification on Developer Settings

We have a bespoke app that uses a WebView to play some locally stored CSS animations. I'd like to get full clarification on whether the following Developer options can have any impact on the ...
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Possible to turn on Airplane mode with WiFi on only?

I know the definition of Airplane mode is all communications and radio signals are blocked. But is it possible to turn off the "calling/receiving" part of the phone so your phone is not connecting to ...
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XPrivacy - explanation of restriction settings

Maybe it's me but I don't understand XPrivacy's per-permission-settings. The legend sais first check box: restrict category or function second check box: restrict on demand first check box is ...
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Media Device (MTP) problem

I have USB Debugging on, whenever i set the USB Computer connection to MTP it just disappear in the Devices list, I set to PTP and it appears in the Devices list, help please.
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where can i find settings for wifi internal scan period

I have already found some guide related to this. But my experience is that if wifi.supplicant_scan_interval = 15 my device scans for wifi with 60s period so I dont think that this is the right ...
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How to add S/MIME certificate to samsungs native email app on galaxy s3

In my Android 4.3 Samsung Galaxy S3 there is a builtin Email App. If i open the account configuration there is an option to sign outgoing emails. Configure Email Account > Security Options > Sign ...
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How to disable a specific screen animation on cm 10.1.2?

On cm 10.0.0 I disabled the annoying "display off" "like old CRT" effect, but upgrading to 10.1.2 re-enabled it and I can't find anymore the display animation settings. Can't find in the settings, ...
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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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Can I easily redownload all my apps if I get a new phone?

I am considering buying a new phone. Is there a way to easily redownload all of my apps onto the new phone without having to search for each one individually?
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How can I prevent my screen from turning off while on a phone call?

When I'm on a call my screen turns off after X seconds. Half the time I can't get it to turn back on without pushing the on/off button, which I have set to terminate a phone call (because half the ...
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Note 4 screen locked

I had finger scanner on my Samsung Galaxy Note 4, but somehow it stopped working. Then with Android Device Manager, I was able unlock the screen with new password, and also registered with new finger ...
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Sim Card Manager Cannot Open

The sim card manger on my settings cannot be open then my sim , contacts , messages cant detect on my cp .. Even In connecting mobile data , it cant connect . its says "Insert Sim card" but my sim ...
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Apps store settings/cache (the Android directory) on SD card even though it's not where they reside?

Phone: Galaxy Note 4, Android 5.1.1 I would expect apps to store their settings/cache in a place where they reside, i.e. if app is on MMC the settings should be on MMC and if it's SD they should be ...
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Android tablet, user profiles, change owner?

How can I change which user profile is the "owner" profile? Possible? Running 4.4.2.