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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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Warning bar in “Settings - Data usage” is gone! A bug?

First, I'm currently using Android 6.0 on a Nexus 5, although this issue was already present when I was using Android 5.0. Now I'll explain what I mean by "not seeing the warning bar". Regularly, the ...
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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.
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What is the Enable lock screen notification in my Micromax a064

I have a Micromax Bolt A064 smartphone running on android 4.4.2. I know that KitKat have the option to enable lock screen widget in security. My phone doesn't support it. But that's not the problem. ...
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Tasker - USB Tethering Context and/or Task

I want to be able to use USB Tethering as either a context or a Task in Tasker. How would I do this. Android Version: 2.3.6 (Gingerbread) Tasker Version: 1.6u2 Other Important Stuff: I have the ...
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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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USB device exceeds power limits

OK, the android studio really drive me crazy. At first, AVD cannot launch and I have post my issue here to http://stackoverflow.com/questions/33417842/avd-not-running and failed to create new ...
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Sony Xperia Z1 compact w/ Android 5.1.1: how to change locale setting?

A few days ago I realized that something / someone partially changed localization settings on my (non-rooted) Xperia Z1c. Default language and locale is German / Germany ("de"), and to the day ...
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Not able to edit or remove hotspots created by ES File Explorer

I am using Lenovo A6000 Plus with Android KitKat. I created hotspot using ES File Explorer. (Click image to enlarge) Now I'm not able to remove that hotspot because I can't enter hotspot's edit ...
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How to connect ADB over 3G/4G?

I keep seeing warning signs about enabling ADB over Network when you aren't connected to a WiFi network, but what if I want to connect ADB over 3G/4G ? Whenever I try to do it with any of the ...
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Is there a way to switch my sent messages to the left and my received messages to right?

is there a way for that green message or my message to be on the left and john's message or received messages to the right?
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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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Why is my new OnePlus One lack of options?

I already have a OnePlus One phone and I'm trying to configure a new one for a friend. Both of the devices are updated to the version cm-12.1-yog4pas2ql-bacon and also have root. But for some reason ...
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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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Firefox for Android mysterious connections after turning everything off in settings

I created a user.js that incorporates support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-stop-firefox-making-automatic-connections and other tweaks, yet Firefox for Android still attempts to connect to several ...
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How to reset phone (DROID TURBO) system settings without factory reboot? System UI has stopped working

So, a little bit of background. The worst part about this is that I'm pretty confident I know how to fix it, but I don't know how to go about doing the thing I need to do to fix it. Bear with me a ...
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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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How do I enable a keyboard if I can't open Settings?

Apologies for the long story, feel free to skip. :) So I goofed up pretty amusingly the other day. I bought a $10 LG Optimus Exceed, rooted it with Towelroot, then downloaded the jumobile System ...
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Resetting SMSC for Lollipop 5 SMS bug

Ok, so I tried to do this tutorial to fix the SMS bug that was keeping me from texting my buddy in Switzerland (I'm in the US using AT&T on a Samsung Galaxy s6 Edge with Lollipop v5.0.2); I ...
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Settings shortcut widget in Galaxy Tab running Android 5.0.2?

I'm using Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 with Nova launcher. On widgets section, I don't have settings shortcut. Below is the screenshot. What I want is notifications log from that shortcut.
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Can't remove default app for an action in any way

The title is my problem. When I clicked on a song download link on the internet (mp3 file), it asked me whether to download or to play it. I clicked on "play" and "remember", which was the biggest ...
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How can I get the first boot Android welcome screen again without doing a factory reset?

Is it possible to get the welcome screen again after going through it without having to wipe the device? I mean the screen where you pick language, configure your Wi-Fi, log into a Google account, ...
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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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No options to disable animations in Developer Options [duplicate]

I'm trying to disable animations in my android device. Its running on Android 4.4.2. I know how to disable animations from Settings > Developer Options. But unfortunately there is no option to turn ...
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Configure apps to store data on external SD?

I have a S5 with Cyanogenmod v12. I've gone through every setting screen I could find but was unable to locate where to tell the default Camera app to store pics/vids on SD instead of internal ...
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Settings - Accessibility warning: “Downloaded accessibility application is required to activate” — What should I do?

If I choose the 'Settings - Accessibility' option on my Samsung Galaxy S, the following text is displayed: 'Downloaded accessibility application is required to activate'. I searched the Droid Market ...
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Why are my call settings disabled (and which settings require operator support and which settings are normally included in service plans)? [closed]

As shown in the screenshot below, on my Samsung Galaxy SIII, when I go to Phone -> Call Settings, almost everything is disabled/grayed out. I have a SIM card inside my phone but have not topped up ...
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Change hardware name

I'm using official Android Emulator. When I run this I get: adb shell getprop | grep hardware I get [ro.boot.hardware]: [goldfish] [ro.hardware]: [goldfish] [ro.kernel.androidboot.hardware]: ...