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Where are the developer options in Android 4.2?

I wanted to access the developer options to enable adb access on Android 4.2 but cannot find it. How can I enable that? Once I've activated the menu, how can I hide it again?
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Possible to turn on Airplane mode with WiFi on only? [duplicate]

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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What exactly is backed up if I select app data in the sync options?

Here, app data, what exactly is backed up if I check this option? If I uninstall an app, and re-install it, will its data (like my progress/score of a game app) restored?
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Call live wallpaper settings from home screen in android 4+?

When using android 2.3.3 (SGS phone) I can call live wallpaper settings dialog by touching the screen and selecting Wallpapers/Configure. When using android 4.2.2 with the same LWP application I have ...
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How do enable “Haptic Feedback” on on my Samsung Galaxy Young GT-S5360T [duplicate]

I don't seem to be able to enable the haptic feedback vibrations on my Samsung Galaxy Y, can you please tell me how to do this or tell me a specific Application that can give me haptic feedback on my ...
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Is it possible to turn off radio without turning of wifi on Lenovo k900?

I am currently having a look at the power consumption of a lenovo k900 phone and on the hardware side it seems Radio and Screen is using most of the power. I am planning to use wifi but not the ...
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How can I get to my privacy settings on a older version (1.6.4) of the Facebook app?

Hi i am using an older version of facebook (1.6.4) on my Motorola Razor Droid, and i can't figure out how to get to my privacy settings. Can someone please help. I like the version and dont want to ...
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Increase Vibration beyond default range [duplicate]

On my Android Device (Samsung Note 2), I was wondering whether there is any way to increase the vibration intensity beyond the given range in settings. My device is rooted, so even if an app requires ...
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Texts automatically converted to MMSs

Information of my device samsung galaxy GT-S5830i android 2.3.6 baseband version S5830iXXMD1 kernel 2.6.35.7 gingerbread.xxmd1 my phone has recently started automatically converting SMSs to MMS, ...
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Cannot set up a yahoo email account with @yahoo.com.au address (.au not accepted)

The mail app on my Samsung note does not allow me to set up my email account with the full Yahoo address: it does not permit adding the .au at the end of the address. If set up the account like this, ...
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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 ...
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Opera mini v12 automatic clear cache history & cookies

Is there a way to get rid of all cache, history and cookies automatically. Preferably each time I shut down or start up the browser Opera mini. If this one doesn't anyone know another browser that ...
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How can I disable the notification sounds while playing music?

I don't like the notification sounds overlaying my music playback, but I can't find any setting to disable notification sounds while playing music. I also don't like the way the sound overlay works. ...
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Ringtone volume decreases after silenting and unsilenting my HTC Desire X

It's that clear as Title says. I can see that current Ringtone and Notification volume is at the highest level. I now put my phone in silence mode and deselected Silent (I selected it using ...
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Why is there no bass in the audio with the iBolt dock and my Samsung Galaxy S4?

I'm using my Samsung Galaxy S4 with the iBolt car dock. It comes with a USB cable that splits into USB (for charging) and a 3.5mm jack (for audio). When I use this setup in my car, the audio has no ...
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Where are the developer options? Android 2.3.6, SGH-T679

Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G SGH-T679 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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How can I merge WiFi passwords from a backup and from the current configuration?

I have an old backup of the WiFi passwords on my Nexus 7. I also have a new configuration which has some passwords that are newer and some that are older. How can I merge the configuration in 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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What does the voice privacy setting do?

In perusing the settings on my EVO today, I noticed that there is an option under call settings named "Voice Privacy". The description beneath the checkbox merely states "Enable enhanced privacy ...
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Different notification sounds for sms and email?

Is there a way to use different sounds for a sms text alert and an email alert? I can't find the setting. I'm on HTC Hero, Android 2.1
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Is there a standard place for the Owner Information on an Android phone?

I found an lost Android phone - is there a standard place on Android phones for owner information so I can contact the person who lost it?
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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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How to change text color of icons captions on home screen from light to dark?

My stock Samsung Galaxy S III mini phone uses light (white) text color for captions of apps icons (for app names) in home screen and application list. When using bright wallpaper, those captions / app ...
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Nexus 4 - How to change led configuration?

How to change led colors and configuration in the Android settings without lightflow in Nexus 4?
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Enable HDMI_device setting

I have a tablet running Android 4.2.2 which has an HDMI output. However no output and no HDMI item shown under "devices" tab in "settings". Will a "factory reset " re-install an HDMI device or is ...
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Turn On Both Wifi and Wifi Hotspot [duplicate]

Currently I am using HTC Desire A8181. Currently it is connected to some wifi for Internet. I need to use this device as a Wifi Hotspot to connect Multiple devices. Need Some one help to use Both Wifi ...
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How can I set Android Galaxy Ace to only use 3G network?

I am having a little bit of a hard time with my new android phone for the reason that it doesnt always connect to certain services (such as Angry Words, or Whatsapp). Sometimes I get the message ...
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Restore settings path after sd card reinsertion

Today I decided to copy my data from old SD card to my phone. After turn the phone off I took the new card off and inserted the old one. Then I turn the phone on and copy old data to internal card. ...
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Cannot change screen lock setting

I'm using Android 4.3, and a few days ago I added a new root certificate to my phone (Via Settings > Security > Credential Storage / Install from storage). This required me to choose a screen lock ...
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How do I script my phone?

What I mostly want to do, is quickly alter settings, add alarms etc. It is perhaps called something else? This is from a Windows PC. Language is not important, but I know Python and UNIX scripting. ...
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How can I re-enable my keyguard?

When I first got my Droid Bionic, if I pressed the power button on the top it would lock the screen; pressing it again would display the keyguard, requiring me to slide to unlock. I had it configured ...
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What needs to be set up in an Android device from another region for a Russian user in Russia, and how?

We've got a Samsung Galaxy S from another region (China or Korea). What needs to be set up in it for a Russian user in Russia?
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Hide Taskbar During XBMC Playback

I have the Justop K9 device. Functionally, everything works as expected. During video playback on XBMC, however, the Android taskbar remains visible at the bottom of the screen throughout. Is it ...
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How to enable haptic feedback in Samsung Galaxy Y?

Actually I had the haptic feedback option enabled by default when I bought the Samsung Galaxy Y mobile. But it seems that somebody has changed the Settings. So I would like to know how to enable ...
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HTC Incredible 2 clearing “App Associations” on reboot - why?

My Friend has an HTC Incredible 2 that is clearing all app associations whenever the phone reboots. Does anyone know what is causing this? I couldn't find anything on google, or my phone (an HTC ...
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How to use DATA connection in Accessing facebook App. in Gingerbread 2.3.4?

I have my DATA connection activated. Although I can access Browser with Mobile data, I cannot access Facebook app. without WIFI in Gingerbread 2.3.4. Could anyone help me how would I use Mobile data ...
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How do I decrypt files on my SD card that I encrypted using the Settings?

I have files that I used to copy from my SD card to my PC using the USB Mass Storage option under the "USB connection" pop-up. I checked the flag under Settings->Location & Security->Data ...
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How to reset usage tips

My wife requested that I set up her new phone for her, then explain to her how to use it. Well, my phone is a Windows phone, and I've never used an Android before. (You may begin your jeering.) ...
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Help! Google is downloading books to me without my permission or involvement

I noticed I had updates the other day, and was surprised to see that my phone (Droid X, Gingerbread) was downloading Alice in Wonderland. I did not ask for this book, and I don't want it on my phone ...
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How to fix setting Android display brightness to 0%

I have a Windows Mobile phone(HTC Tilt 2) and put Android on it(on the SD card only). When I was messing around with some stuff I accidentally set the display brightness of Android to 0%. So now ...
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Developer options for a second user on Android 4.3

I have a Nexus 7 (2013) edition with Jelly Bean and set up several user accounts. I have enabled developer options on one account (clicking Settings::About tablet::Build number 7 times) and everything ...
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Increase Wi-Fi Roaming Aggressiveness on Samsung Dart?

I have a T-Mobile Samsung Dart (which IIUC is a re-branded Samsung Galaxy Mini) and a Wi-Fi network in my apartment with two access points. When I make Wi-Fi calls while walking from one end of my ...
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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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VPN install enforces screen lock

I was trying to install a VPN on my phone and somehow I added a screen lock. I cannot turn it off now. When I go to lock screen, select screen lock, enter my pin and next it takes me to the screen ...
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recent apps button setting on htc one gone?

I got a new HTC One S / Android 4.03 / Sense 4.0! via warranty and wanted to set it up. I wanted to change the setting for recent apps button in settings > display but it's not there anymore. Why? ...
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How do I change call recorder file destination?

By default my call recordings are saved on the internal phone memory, in the Sounds directory. How can I change this, e.g. to the external SD card? (Android 4.1.2, Omega ROM v49, inbuilt recording ...
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Are settings and accounts (like email) removed when changing the SIM card?

My android phone was stolen. The SIM-cards PIN must be entered on start and I also had a PIN set for unlocking it. My question now is if the SIM card is changed, will all the settings be reset or ...
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Galaxy S3 missing “Accounts and Sync”

I have Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 version 4.1.2 and I lost the "Accounts and Sync" under settings. I added the "Auto sync data" under Data usage and it still does not sync automatically with my calendar. My ...
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printing solution on android which prints to a dotmatrix POS printer through **USB**

am newbie for android. I was looking for a printing solution on android which prints to a dotmatrix POS printer through USB. I'm able to print some non readable symbols from android tablet (through ...
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Reducing the list of language options

I would like to see an option that allows the list of available languages reduced to those I actually need. When I use Voice Search, switching between English and Spanish is a pain: way too many ...