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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?
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How to mute on Galaxy s2 on android 4.1.2

Have just updated software to android 4.1.2 and whereas before one went to settings - sound - and had options mute vibrate so you could mute the phone this new version does not offer that. How do I ...
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Voice command when switching pages on home screen

On the main home screen when I slide between the different pages, a voice says "page 1 of 2" "page 2 of 2" etc. This also happens when my phone is on silent mode and out of driving mode. How can I get ...
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Why is my phone vibrating incessantly during calls?

Yesterday, my phone started vibrating once every 15 seconds or so during phone calls. I'm running cyanogenmd 7 on HTC thunderbolt. I looked in settings and there is only option to vibrate every 45 ...
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Wrong Phone Number under Status [duplicate]

Please tell me how do i change my phone number under Status in my phone, it says my old number not my new number, so when i send text, pictures and audio it says received from old number on receivers ...
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How could I set the number of Android original desktops?

Android has 5 original desktop on my phone, I couldn't delete one of them. How could I set the number of desktop?
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Setting alarm on with a single click

I'm looking for a way to set an alarm on my android 4.0 phone with Nova Launcher with a single click. An ideal solution for me would be: I install an alarm clock app (if necessary), create alarms in ...
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How can I configure Android to login to an ISA proxy server?

I see that if I did a long touch over a Wifi network, I can specify some proxy settings. In my company we use a Isa Proxy server, and each user has to login through domain server. Is there any way to ...
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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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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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Settings Keep Changing back

The settings keep going back to factory settings either when the battery is low OR I turn off the phone. For example, calendar sync turns off and I have to turn it back on each time I want the ...
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“accounts and sync” has dissappeared, how can I fix this?

A few days ago I had a system update. Now under accounts my option "accounts and sync" have disappeared. Can't sync calenders. How can I fix this?
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Can apps update without Google account?

Scenario: - No Google account is attached to the phone - No apps have been installed beside ones that where already on the phone (even after a factory reset) Questions: - Is it possible to let the ...
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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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Nexus 4 won't turn Bluetooth on

My LG Nexus 4 runs stock Android 4.2.2. I use Bluetooth for phone calls with a one-ear headset (Plantronics M100). Sometimes I notice in the power toggles menu that Bluetooth has turned OFF and when ...
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How do I connect my Galaxy Y GT-S5360 via USB to my Mac?

I cannot connect my Galaxy Y phone to my MacBook for mass storage using a USB cable. I have installed Android File Transfer software but it does not detect my phone when I connect it. I believe I have ...
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How to set active APN on ICS

Android 4: Under Mobile Network Settings I have Access Point Names menu, which lists 4 APNs, first one's got a radio button selected next to it. I'm trying to select one of the other APNs - which ...
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Help On Changing Settings

I updated my voicemail and with out thinking I allowed apps that are not from google play to access my phones features causing some things to disappear, on my phone How do i change my settings back ...
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Turning off cell broadcast messages in HTC One X Plus

I have been receiving about 50 flash sms a day, with my service provider name TIM RS 51, from the number 50. As I read here, it might be a issue with activating and deactivating cell broadcast on the ...
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Android 2.3: Expected behavior for setting time automatically with Wifi only

I want to understand how Android 2.3 sets the time when the Date & Time settings are configured to "Automatic" but no SIM card is present. I am setting up LG E400 Optimus L3 devices as WiFi-only ...
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What do the “Sync Internet” and “Sync Instant Upload” options do in Jelly Bean settings?

What do the "Sync Internet" and "Sync Instant Upload" options do in Jelly Bean settings?
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Press android version thrice took me to another screen which shows big Jellybean logo!

When i pressed settings> About phone >Android version thrice quickly, it took me to another screen which displays Android version with Red Logo. I wonder this behavior is common in all Android ...
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What's a quick way to turn on the torch?

In my accessibility settings on my Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus (GT-S7500), there is an "Assistive light" option that "Turn[s] on torch to see better". It activates the light on the back of the device. ...
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How to stop this type of service in Sony Xperia MT27i? [duplicate]

I have an Android 4.0.4 device Sony Xperia MT27i. When this device connects in Mac then it looks like this. (click image to enlarge) Some services are started and also it displays an unwanted ...
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Where are Android settings stored?

I have to set up 50+ plus phones for my company, and I am allowed to root the phones. Each phone needs to have the exact same WIFI SSID's / passwords, account / privacy settings, brightness, input ...
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My S3 doesn't have Auto screen off/on option

Hi I'm trying to look for Auto screen off/on during calls but I could not locate it. It's not on my Call Settings. Help please.
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How to change language from chinese [duplicate]

I have one problem and i will be very grateful if anybody can help me. I bought htc desire v about half year ago and i bought it in serbia. But on it is only 3 languages english(china), ant 2 ...
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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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Change to and from 4g using Tasker

I downloaded Tasker for Android and I'm trying to do the following: Condition1: On Chrome browser startup, go to "mobile network connections" and change from 3g to 4g. Condition2: On ...
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Why do some applications have `Move to SD card` button disabled? [duplicate]

I've just downloaded an app, and I want to move it to SD card. At the application setting, the app has data like this: Total ... 10.05MB Application ... 9.97MB Data ... 80.00KB Next ...
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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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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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After upgrade to 4.2.1 how to get “settings” and “screen lock” back in pull down menu?

After upgrading my Nexus 7 to 4.2.1, which was an adventure in itself, I noticed that in the pull down menu at the top of the screen (notification bar), where you get to see notifications about ...
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I can't get call options such as Viber or Skype

I've chosen 'direct call' as my default calling option by accident. When I'm calling someone I want to be asked which application I want to choose (Dialer/Viber/Skype). When I go to ...
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Are there USB settings in CyanogenMod 10? If so, where?

When I shut off USB Debugging in the developer settings I get a USB Mass Storage prompt upon connecting the device to my computer. However, for the life of me I can't find a place to shut off this ...
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Hide Developer Options in Android 4.2

I know how to show the developer options menu. How do I hide it again?
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how to turn off camera sound besides lowering the volume on i9220? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable the ‘click’ sound on the camera app? How do I turn off the shutter sound for the Android camera? We have a Samsung i9220. How to turn off camera ...
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Clearing a SIM Card

After doing a factory reset on my phone, I reinserted the SIM card into the phone and I got a message suggesting that I import settings, messages, and contacts from my SIM card to my phone. I know ...
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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 can I set some handy settings on the main screen?

I want to be able to set Wifi, bluetooth, GPS on and off quite easily but I can't find where I should do this.
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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 can I programmatically backup Android phone's settings?

I was wondering if I could programmatically backup my Android phone's settings. The "PHONE"'s settings and not application settings.
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I have to triple tap everything on Galaxy Tab 10.1

I don't know how the settings were changed; my young daughter may have done it. Also, I just got the new update this morning. I have to touch, then double tap every time. Also, there is a yellow line ...
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Why are there two settings apps, Settings and Settings Storage

On my Galaxy Nexus running 4.2.1, I see two Settings apps in Settings > Apps. One is name Settings (28KB) and the other is Settings Storage (520KB). Both have the version 4.2.1-533553. Is the storage ...
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Haptic feedback settings in Android 4.1.1?

Just got a Samsung Galaxy S3 mini with Android 4.1.1 factory installed. The phone is not locked to any carrier. My problem is that I can not for the life of me find the setting to turn on the haptic ...
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There is no Cell Broadcast option in HTC Desire C

I get annoying messages, like every 2 minutes, saying my location. I can't turn it off. I searched all settings and options, but CB option is nowhere to find. Is something wrong with my Android ...
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Is there way to switch between proxy settings on ICS?

I have an Xperia S running 4.0.4. I often need to switch to a proxy for accessing a test server. I can do this fine by modifying my Wifi connection, selecting to show advanced options and then ...