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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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Where to change country information at Samsung App Store?

How can i change the country of Samsung App Store? i can't download any apps, because they said that "its not available for my country"? Shows the following error I have searched the internet for ...
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How to customize the quick settings drop-down menu in android 4.2?

As of title, is there any way to customize the quick settings grid available in Android 4.2 ? This feature has potential, but in most cases it does not take advantage of the screen size.
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How to change Gmail settings to automatically unhide pictures in messages

Among the settings of recent versions of Gmail there is the following entry: Hide pictures in messages Until you allow by sender, pictures won’t display automatically Tapping the entry ...
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how to password protect settings dialog (wifi but specifically accounts part)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Restrict access to device settings I would like to disable the settings page so that users of our android devices cannot factory reset through settings and cannot use ...
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Lock down 'receive text messages' setting

I recently got a shock on my phone bill when it showed over a hundred texts received by the standard text messaging app. I had been receiving these solely through Google Voice, specifically to avoid ...
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Specs/Stats displaying on Homescreen on Galaxy S II 4.0.4

Having the following showing up on all home screens in the background. Any ideas why?
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change system wide the connect timeout

Is it possible to change the android equivalent of sun.net.client.defaultconnecttimeout? Many applications are not working correctly over an high latency edge connection, but work with H+ or WiFi. So ...
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Disable open Google Search by sliding up from the home button “feature”?

Galaxy Nexus running Android version 4.1.1. After a recent update, it seems google has added a feature where you can place your finger on the bottom home buttons, and slide up, to open google search. ...
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Android 4.0 - cannot set preferred network type

I want to change the preferred network type from the current setting of 'unknown'. I go into the tablet using the *#....access and it lets me see all the various info sections. When i go into Tablet ...
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More notification sounds not available?

I have a ONE X and have just reset it to factory default as it was starting to get laggy, I have had 8 Android phones in the last 18 mths ( I have a phone fetish) and all have been HTC except my ...
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App to modify settings by application

Is there an app available that would let me modify my phone settings by application? To be specific, there are certain apps where I don't want the default screen timeout to occur. I'm on Gingerbread.
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Pressing MENU button pops up voice search

I am using LG-P509 with Android 2.2.2.. from last week on pressing the MENU button, I get the "Voice search" app opened up. Be it in home page or in any application. This gives trouble as I couldn't ...
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Hide / Add / Replace dock icons on home screen

I have Samsung galaxy Y and I do have 2 questions about dock settings on home screen. Is it possible to Hide / Modify dock on home screen? Is it possible to make it toggle on touch the home screen? ...
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Is there an application / ROM that allows me to set the phone to “Guest” mode which I can configure?

I would like to be able to set my phone into Guest mode so people using it will not be able to "abuse" it while I give it to them. Example of usage: Child mode - prevent editing settings, making ...
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HTC One S vibration keeps getting turned on for normal profile

I have a HTC One S with stock ROM (latest update) and stock launcher, no root or anything. Android is 4.0.4 ICS. HTC Sense 4.1. In sound settings, for the normal sound profile, I turn vibration for ...
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HTC One X switches to silent on its own?

My HTC One X constantly is switching from vibrate to silent on its own. I put it on vibrate, put it down, and next time I look at my phone, it is on silent. This is extremely annoying because I am ...
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Changing settings values in an Android ROM

I have just started to cook my own Android custom ROMs, and I am wondering how I can change the settings values in the "About" screen in the default Settings app. I have taken Cyanogenmod 7.2 and I ...
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How do you remove words from Swype's dictionary?

I know how to remove words from Swype's user dictionary. I want to know how to remove words from Swype's built-in dictionary. I get very frustrated with all these random words that I know I'll never ...
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Can I change some Android settings from the command line?

I would like to activate "USB tethering" from within a bash script, so is there any possibility to run a command line with adb shell to change some Android settings ? Edit1: The following command ...
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Restart in safe mode on Galaxy Nexus

I have an unrooted Verizon Galaxy Nexus, just recently upgraded to Jelly Bean. One of the touted features of Jelly Bean was the addition of the "Restart in safe mode" option from the power menu. ...
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Why doesnt my Phone vibrate for messages

Currently, when I put my phone into vibrate mode, it only vibrates for calls. It does nothing for texts or emails, however, so I don't know when I've received one. Does anyone know a way to enable ...
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How to activate Android debugging mode

I've recently upgraded my Samsung Galaxy 5 from Android 2.1 to 2.2 and I can't find Android debugging mode in the settings. I need to root my phone.
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Can I reset the contacts app in ICS?

For some reason, whenever I try to edit a detail of any contact, after selecting the detail to type, my cursor gets jumped to the "First Name". Is there a way I can reset all the settings for the ...
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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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ICS disable sound/vibrate when keys pressed

I want to disable the sound/vibrate effect when typing a message in Ice Cream Sandwich. I have disabled it in Settings > Sound Now there is no touch sound when I am typing a phone number or ...
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How do I reset the fade effect on ICS?

I recently installed ICS on my Samsung Galaxy Ace and I have accidentally enabled the fade effect throughout the phone, but now I cannot find the setting that I changed. I don't want to perform a ...
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Increase vibrate strength

The vibrate strength of my Galaxy Nexus is incredibly weak. When I have the phone in my pocket I simply don’t feel the vibrate for incoming calls at all, which defeats its purpose. I’ve missed more ...
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Play Store showing wrong HTC phone type

This was previously addressed for another device, but I have the HTC Inspire and my google account sees it as HTC Desire and won't allow me to download some apps. how can I correct it?
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Where can I confirm that my HTC One XL is evita model?

I want to double check that my HTC One XL is evita model. I am almost sure I saw it in a menu somewhere but I cannot find it anymore. Could somebody guide me where I can find such info?
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How to copy wireless networks list from one android device to another?

I got a very long list of free hotspots and friends/family networks on my phone. Recently I bought a tablet and I'm trying to find a way to copy the wireless manager list to this new device. Any idea ...
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Unregister device in Google Play [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove device(s) from My Market Account? I've two devices showing in my Google Play Account, probably because of some old ROM. I want to remove the old entry. I ...
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How to toggle wi-fi, gps etc quickly in HTC Sense? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can anyone recognize this app (toggles WiFi, GPS, Sync, BT, etc.) in the notification bar? I am used to from cyanogen mod to be able to toggle on/off wi-fi, gps, data, ...
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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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How to show password while typing?

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 (there is no such tag, and I have too little reputation here to create it). On LG L5 when I type password I can see in the edit box the last character I typed. Better something ...
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Certain Wi-Fi network not available on Motorola Milestone with Cyanogenmod

I have a Motorola Milestone with Cyanogenmod 7.2.0. Phone is working without any problems. I was using this phone with my own Wi-Fi network. Something happened, and after that I'm not able to ...
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Haptic Feedback with Gingerbread on Samsung Galaxy mini 2

How can I turn off vibrations when I long press on start screen (to add a widget, etc.) or in Opera mini when long press on a link?
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How can Iget different sounds for different notifications? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Different notification sounds for sms and email? I have a Samsung galaxy s2 with Android 4.0.4 Is there any way to set different tones for different notifications? For ...
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Ringtones and alarms changes randomly [closed]

3 weeks ago my HTC EVO 3d (rooted, S-OFF and with LEEDroid latest ROM) started to randomly change ringtones and alarm tones (mainly at reboot, but occasionally during normal use). If I restore the ...
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Android 2.3.5 unlock screen activated unexpectedly

My Android HTC Sense 3.5 running Android 2.3.5 suddenly and out of the blue activates the unlock screen without pressing the power button. That's a problem because it gets unlocked by itself sometimes ...
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Is there an easy way to switch render effects?

I find myself changing render effects a lot on my Nexus One. During the day brightness is ok, but to read on bed it's extremely bright even on the lowest setting. I find that going to options, ...
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Disable 'end call' tone?

I would like to disable the "beep" that is played when I hang up. My Android 2.3.4 phone has no option to do that in the settings. What can I do? Do I need to upgrade my Android version, or what?
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Can I monitor my phones temperature?

Recently in the UK we've had an unexpected bout of nice weather which means wherever I leave my phone it tends to get quite warm. I know the operating range of my phone (Sony Ericsson Arc) however is ...
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Reset battery history after unplugging charger?

As far as I can tell, the stats on the Battery page of Settings records the time from when the battery is booted up onwards. What I'd rather want it to do, is to reset that counter whenever I ...
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Back button does not light-up when I press home button

I bought a Samsung Galaxy Y phone yesterday. I was wondering why the Back button does not light up when I press Home button on the device. On my Samsung Galaxy Ace the Back button and Menu button ...
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Where is “Stay Awake” option in Ice Cream Sandwich on the Galaxy S3?

I just upgraded to the Samsung Galaxy S III (Ice Cream Sandwich) from the Motorola Droid Bionic (Gingerbread). On my Bionic, there was a "Stay Awake" check box that made it so my "Screen will never ...
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How to connect ADB over 3G/4G? Or how can an ADB listener over network vulnerability be leveraged over GSM?

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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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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Why sometimes does my lower menu (ADWLauncher - Dockbar) disappears?

I have the following Android Desktop, using Cyanogenmod: Sometimes, I don't remember how or why, it becomes like this: As you can see, the lower menu (dockbar) just disappears, and only ...
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Reset texting settings

I have Google Voice on my Android and originally I didn't have texting, so I checked the box that has it send text from Google Voice all the time. But recently my phone company just randomly gave me ...