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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, etc....
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Hide developer settings from menu [duplicate]

Most of us will know that tapping "build number" a few times in "about device" gives us access to developer settings. Is there a way to reverse this, and hide developer settings from the menu without ...
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What is a WTF Condition?

If you go to the developer tools menu in Settings, then tap Launch Tools and open Bad Behavior, there's an option to "Report a WTF Condition". What is a WTF Condition? Why would an app report one?
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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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samsung grand duos 9082 doesn't see that my SD card is encrypted on it and there is no option to decrypt

I encrypted my samsung grand duos 9082 and then my SD card, using the settings for encryption. But then, to unlock screen, I decrypted my handset and I unlocked it by my samsung account. Then, the ...
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Change Phone name on Nexus 4

When I look into the logs of my router, I have trouble identifying my own phone. How can I change the name of my phone, on my nexus 4 running latest Android OS, without rooting it? Is it even ...
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No option for “mobile network” on Dell Venue 8

My friend has bought new "Dell Venue 8 3830" tablet with Android JellyBean 4.3. Now we want to connect a 3g dongle (D-Link) via a micro-usb cable which came with it. When i connect the dongle to the ...
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Spontaneous reset with complete loss of all personal data and settings

Yesterday my LG G2, running Android 4.2.2, spontaneously rebooted, and it showed the welcome wizard applications that you use when activating your phone for the first time. After skipping most of the ...
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How to setup K9 Mail properly for free email services offering multiple aliases for same email box?

Tried Googling for a lot of results but did not find any that can show how to setup email accounts that offer using multiple email aliases to users on same email. I am talking mainly about Outlook.com ...
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What caches can be cleared, when wanting to keep settings?

I do not know enough about the original purpose of the different caches. If I do a cleanup in a few months and clear many app cache items, is it safe for me to assume that most programs will not lose ...
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How can I disable mobile data completely?

I have a pre-paid plan and don't want to use my mobile data except for two days in the year. However, since there's the quick option button mobile data, I fear I might press the wrong button when I'm ...
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Xperia U ST25i (Android 2.3.7 - Gingerbread) - Where is Developer Options?

There is some way to active developer options in 2.3.7? When I bought my Xperia U, they came with developer options and 2.3.7 android. How it works? I tried press 7 times on build number and those ...
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I can't connect to server via PAW server app? Why not?

I have installed PAW server, and it says to open the provided IP address in a web browser and port number to configure the server (from device itself). I try it, and the page loads for a minute or so ...
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How to configure internet access in Virtual Device

My development machine is behind a proxy and Eclipse can access internet with no problem (the SDK Manager is downloading / installing packages and my proxy is configured in Eclipse). When I start a ...
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Disable Touch Input Tracking Bubble on 4.4.2 CM 11

About a week ago my Samsung Note II started tracking all touch input with a bubble. It acts sort of like mouse trails, although there is only one bubble. I don't remember turning this feature on, and ...
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How to figure out which app changes pulse notification light in system settings?

The nexus 5 has this "pulse notification light" that blinks when the device is sleeping and you receive an email, sms or something like that. I don't like it, so I turned it off in Settings > Display ...
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How to disable auto hide navigation bar in cyanogenmod 11?

The navigation bar is automatically hidden in Cyanogenmod 11. Maybe it's a good idea but my tablet case does not let me swipe from bottom to show it. Is there a way to prevent a navigation bar from ...
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APN doesn't save in Tablet AOC Breeze

I have a tablet AOC Breeze model MW0712 with Android 4.1.1. When I want to save an APN I do: Settings -> Mobile networks -> Access Point Names -> New APN But after editing the APN settings, there ...
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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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Secure Galaxy Star GT-S5282 using simcard change alert

How can I secure my Samsung Galaxy Star GT-S5282 using the simcard change alert option. In other words, when a simcard is inserted in my phone a notification SMS is sent to other phones.
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Settings screen appears all of a sudden

Sometimes I'm not even touching my phone, sometimes I'm using it. It just goes to the settings screen without me telling it to do it. I'm on a Galaxy Note 3
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install from source not possible

Generally in Linux we install applications from source with ./configure make make install I am supposed to run these steps in Android to install few source tars. How can I get required libraries ...
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Xposed module for home key configuration while phone is locked [closed]

Is there an Xposed module for configuring the home key behavior (and maybe other hw keys) while the phone is locked or in sleep state, and will it also affect the home button default unlocked ...
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Are there any downsides or risks to limiting background processes?

I enabled developer options on my Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos and then changed "Limit background process" option from Standard limit to No background process. After that my phone is working fine, with ...
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Settings related to reading QR codes

I wanted to use the Google Authenticator app to set up two factor authentication. However when I click on the button to scan a QR code, it opens up a camera with 'NAB Banking' at the top (my internet ...
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Change Margins on Kobo App

I've recently installed the Kobo App for Android on a Galaxy Mega running Android 4.2.2. The default margin width is way too big for my liking. Is there are way to change the margin setting? I can ...
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Is there any way to tell my tablet to ignore pixel density?

The pixel density of my tablet is 166.66666... (infinite 6) ppi. It has a pixel density much higher than my PC and should read perfectly, but reading is a pain because the pixels that are set by ...
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MTS N790 APN setting for GSM Network

I have MTS N790, it is a dual sim mobile one is CDMA and other is GSM .Now I have one mts CDMA sim and one Aircel GSM sim .Here I can not set access point setting for GSM sim. I can add new apn for ...
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Can I route a call via SIP based on a phone number using native SIP android?

My Android 4.x phone supports SIP. However, the options when to use the "Internet calling" are very limited: "For all calls", "Only for Internet calls", "Ask for each call". I would like to use ...
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Is there an app for quickly toggling between different settings presets / profiles?

I am aware of apps such as Power Toggles, Extended Controls etc.. All of there however allow you to toggle each setting as a separate entity. I was wondering if there is an app which allows you to ...
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Changing email smtp settings for existing account

When setting up a new email account it is easy to enter the various smtp settings. But I can't seem to find how to change existing settings on my existing email account. There seems to be no "change"...
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In Samsung Galaxy S3 mini TalkBack is always speaking when switching home screens

From one day to the next, TalkBack started to tell me on which home screen I am. It is always using the Google voice, even if I set it to Samsung TTS. Texts: Page 2 of 5. (German pronunciation) Der ...
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Google Play Language Setting

I am currently using Samsung Galaxy S2. Recently I found that there are a lot of different language application in the Google play store. I can understand both English and Chinese but It seem like I ...
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How to setup an Android tablet for use by an older person

I consider myself fairly competent with tech, but I am more of an Apple guy so I had very limited exposure to Android, so far, and my problem is that I want to set up an Android tablet (Acer Iconia ...
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Complete action using

When I click on a doc file it directly opens with OfficeSuitePro. I don’t anymore have the choice between OfficeSuitePro and QuickOffice because once I have replied Always to the message: Complete ...
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How to enable developer settings Nexus 7 4.4.2 kit kat

I have the old Nexus 7 with stock 4.4.2, and I want to enable developer settings. I have found many references to Settings -> About (Tablet) -> And click 7 times on build number - but that simply ...
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How to disable AEC (audio echo cancellation) on Android 4.2?

For some of my experiments, I need AEC to be disabled. Are there audio modes (loudspeaker, headset, bluetooth) when AEC is definitely disabled? Are there any platform-specific options for MTK65xx ...
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External storage media setting

I have a samsung Galaxy S4 with an external 64Gb class 10 micro SD card. How can I set the settings to have all media (photos, movies, music) stored automatically in the external card when a pic is ...
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Google Nexus 7: I can't manage my device administrators

Can someone please help me? I've installed the McAfee protection on my tablet and later changed it to Kaspersky. When trying to deactivate McAfee as device administrator it didn't work. Therefore now ...
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Change system font on 4.2.2

On my GT-I9105P with 4.1.2 there was a section in the Settings where I could change the system font. But now I've done the 4.2.2 upgrade and the Settings have been redesigned I can't find any option ...
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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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Getting unwanted message “There are trespassing signs. Check it in Observer Settings screen.”

"There are trespassing signs. Check it in Observer Settings screen." This is the above message that I am getting whenever I open a new app on my Android 4.1.2 Samsung Galaxy Grand DUOS. This has ...
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What exactly is backed up if I select app data in the sync options?

Here, app data, what exactly is backed up if I check this option? If I uninstall an app, and re-install it, will its data (like my progress/score of a game app) restored?
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How does the new “Brightness adjustment” setting work on CM11?

Cyanogenmod 11 has a new settings for Automatic brightness. Screenshot (click to enlarge) I am curious how exactly "Brightness adjustment" and "Adjustment sensitivity" work. I tried to find the ...
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Is it possible to turn off radio without turning of wifi on Lenovo k900? [duplicate]

I am currently having a look at the power consumption of a lenovo k900 phone and on the hardware side it seems Radio and Screen is using most of the power. I am planning to use wifi but not the radio....
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How can I get to my privacy settings on a older version (1.6.4) of the Facebook app?

Hi i am using an older version of facebook (1.6.4) on my Motorola Razor Droid, and i can't figure out how to get to my privacy settings. Can someone please help. I like the version and dont want to ...
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Keyboard punctuation

I just updated my phone (Galaxy S3) and I don't like the new way auto prediction works, it keeps trying to predict the next word instead of giving me quick access to the punctuation. Does any one know ...
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Does encrypting an Android device add any real security benefit over a key-lock?

Would encrypting my Android device make my data any safer in case of theft? It seems to me that since the encryption key necessarily is identical to the PIN code or password used for the key-lock, ...
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disable autocomplete on galaxy s4

I have the Galaxy S4. Is there a way to turn off the Autocomplete on the dialpad so that the numbers that I dont have saved in my phone won't pop up?
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Unknown error code during application install: “920” while installing Google Keyboard

Unknown error code during application install: "920" while installing Google Keyboard on Android ver. 4.0.4