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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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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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How can I change the data usage cycle for Mobile data?

The mobile data cycle (Settings -> Data usage) looks quite arbitrary. Since I have changed my data plan, now the new cycle should start at the first day of the month instead of the 6th. How can I ...
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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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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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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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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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Where is the factory reset button on Android 4.0.3?

I would like to do a factory reset of my Android phone. All guides on the internet I read show a factory reset button under the Privacy tab in Settings. However I don't have this button. Where is it ...
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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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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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Install adb enabled setting from zip

Is it possible to make a zip file, similar to the one that installs GApps, that stores ADB debug mode as a system setting? Maybe somehow modify a system bootup script to change the ADB debug mode ...
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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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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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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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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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Screen turns black during call after adding SD card

I have a Colours X120Q (Shine II) running Android 4.2.1. Phone calls worked fine before I added a SD card in the device, after which the screen started turning black (shutting off) during calls. This ...
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Nexus 4 (Android 4.3) doesn't have “Advanced Settings”

The majority of tweaks I see people mentioning online are in the "Advanced" settings panel, which my Nexus 4 lacks. Also missing are "Lock Screen" settings. Why are they missing from my Settings app, ...
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How to configure phone number in LG l7 (P-708)

i can't setup the phone number in: Settings -> About phone -> Status -> My phone number How i can change it in the LG L7 P-708? It has installed Android 4.0.3
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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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Location of Chrome user data (Specifically session data)

I have suffered a good deal of OS crashes seemingly as a result of Chrome 29.0.1547.59 (Interface locks up, mainly when switching back to Chrome after doing something else, and having the tabs ...
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Change Screen Dim TimeOut

When the phone is idle, the screen turns off after the configured time. For ex: if time is set to 30 sec, first the screen will dim after approximately 25 seconds and then after 5 seconds it will turn ...
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How to get to notifications in settings?

The title sounds misleading... There exists a shortcut under the settings shortcut widget that points to notifications. In this I can see all the notifications that my phone had (even after clearing ...
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Switch to developer mode in Android 4.2.* [duplicate]

If you get the Android 4.2.* version phone, you will notice that there is no Developer mode any more. How can you switch to development mode?
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copy my exchange server settings password

The password field under "exchange server settings" is blocked out. I want to add my business email to another phone. Is there any way to reveal the password? Thanks.
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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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Can you Disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth from Google Apps or a MDM Server?

This page claims: Wifi configuration from Admin console - Enter Wifi network settings in the Admin console, and they’ll automatically be pushed out to all managed Android devices. Does this ...
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Reset only the settings for HTC One

I have an HTC One (4.2.2) & I need to reset my settings ONLY, just the settings. Is there any way not to lose my data, without making a backup? I mean I want a factory settings for the settings ...
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Set Google Chrome default font

As of this morning, Google Chrome Beta has suddenly begun using a silly font (HYTravel) as the default in web pages. (See screenshot below.) Setting the Android default application font (a feature ...
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Can I use two different messaging applications?

When you have a new phone, before setting preferences, actions that have more than one application capable to fulfil that request, present you a popup with those applications for you to choose; for ...
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Can apps modify the system-level “Display->Auto-rotation” setting?

I've noticed in the last couple weeks that my Nexus 4 (stock rooted, with franco.Kernel) will seemingly at random lose the ability to auto-rotate the display. If I go into the Display settings and ...
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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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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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Cyanogenmod: How to prevent the “Add to blacklist” popup when the End call button is long-pressed?

I'm using CyanogenMod-7.2.0-passion on my Nexus One, and there's a feature in CM7 that's bothering me. During a call, if the large red-colored "End call" button is long-pressed, it gives a popup ...
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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 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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How to configure android settings from Windows/Linux

Let say i need to enforce some configuration into 100 same android devices, speaking: enable wifi with some config, disable NFC, Allow NonGoogle Play apps and few more. How it can be done? (there are ...
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Android phone dialer home location

I remember from my HTC HD2 running Cyanogenmod 10.1 a "home location" indicator. It shows the area name of the caller's landline if somebody is calling. The default phone dialer app on my Newman N2 ...
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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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How can I quickly remove all of my data from my device and then get it back again?

Soon, I'll have to give my phone (a non-rooted LG Nexus 4) to another person for some time. As the phone contains very sensitive information, I do not want this person to be able to access any of it. ...
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how to turn on/off automatic date/time settings

I would like to be able to turn the automatic date time settings on and off from tasker. I don't see a way to do this directly but I can use tasker to issue a shell command. I know I can just use ...
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How to change calendar settings to month view?

My calendar is stuck on viewing the agenda when I open it. I would like to view the month page when I open it. How can I configure it to work like this?
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Stuck with draconian security restrictions after adding and removing corporate e-mail account

After adding a corporate e-mail account to my phone, my device asked to encrypt itself as well as the attached SD card, and change the lock to password. I immediately removed the account, but the ...
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What does “loudness compensation” in the volume settings mean?

In my CyanogenMod 10 sound volume settings/equalizer (at least, for headset), there is "loudness compensation" (with values from "disabled" to "strongest"). What is its effect? (I'm using a Samsung ...
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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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Why doesn't my screen turn off after 30 seconds?

Two days back I had to do a factory reset on my android (v2.3.6). After that, I noticed that my phone display won't turn off after 30 secs idle time, even though the settings has been done ...
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Nexus 7 can't connect to PC

When choosing MTP or PTP, the box is checked, then when I exit the screen and go back to the USB Device Settings screen, my previous choice is not seen, and both boxes are unchecked. It's like the ...
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Where did the SIP settings go to on my LG Optimus 4X?

About 3 months ago I bought my LG Optimus 4X HD (aka P-880), which shipped with Android 4.0.3. I searched the settings up and down, and was quite surprised there were no SIP settings available. I'm ...
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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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Set different languages for different users

I'd like to set different languages per user in my nexus 7 (Android 4.2), but the only option I've found for changing the language is system-wide, and applies to all the users. Is there any way I can ...