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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 ...
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Phone / Skype Dialing Option

I have a Samsung Galaxy SII.GT-I9100 Android Version 4.1.2 Recently I installed their latest upgrade. I still have the option to choose between Phone & Skype when I am dialing, which is great, but ...
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Add entry to option menu

On my phone I have a Custom ROM with root access. Now I want to add a feature (like "silent hours" from CyanogenMod) to this ROM. I want to add a new entry in the option menu. I know that I have to ...
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Every time I reboot the system, it will return the default display sleep time to 15 seconds, how to fix this?

I'm on Android 4.1.2, in a Motorola Razr D3, and every time the mobile power off, or I reboot it, the default display sleep time will get back to 15 seconds, and I have to set it to 1 minute again, as ...
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Starting an activity listed under “Settings” from terminal (or adb shell)

I would like to start this activity from terminal. com.android.settings.Settings$PowerUsageSummaryActivity I tried am start -S com.android.settings/.Settings$PowerUsageSummaryActivity and this is ...
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Phone lists saved WiFi network that I do not recognize

I know my phone will not store WiFi hotspots unless I connect to them, but I've noticed one on my phone that I have no recollection of ever connecting or saving. It's out of range yet saved on the ...
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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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Toggle “Unknown Sources” with Tasker

Is it possible to toggle the Unknown Source setting with Tasker? I couldn't find such a setting. I also tried the Secure Settings Plugin there is also no action for this. What I want to achieve is to ...
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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 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?