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Change device settings using adb

How I can change my device settings such as "Wi-fi region code" using adb?
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How can I adjust my screen's color temperature?

Redshift is a Linux application similar to Windows' F.lux, which gives the screen a red tinge automatically at night. Supposedly, it reduces eye strain and helps prevent sleep problems. Is there any ...
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E-mail usage for your device?

I have a "serious" e-mail address that I use for human (to write and receive email from people that I really know) and another one as a nickname that I use in forums, registrations and so on when I ...
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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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“Android OS” uses a lot of data in background, how to turn off it?

I have already read this and this but can't stop the automatic blackground update. I currently use Samsung grand 2 dual (SM-G7102) android 4.3 and cellular mode. I'm setting-->usage “Restrict ...
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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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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 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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Removing gap in settings

Recently I have updated my nexus5 to android to 5.0. Is there any way to remove excess space in settings (empty space between rows) to display more on screen. Reducing the font doesn't help. Same ...
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How to turn off the camera shutter sound on LG G2 mini?

Where is located the camera shutter sound file on LG G2 mini (Android 4.4.2)? Or how else to turn that annoying sound off? None of the solutions recommended in similar questions here does work. The ...
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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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Are there any lollipop lock screen settings?

On Lollipop it seems that the default "swipe" lock screen has changed a bit for my N5. For years I have been trained to swipe horizontally to unlock the device. Now with the lollipop update swiping ...
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Skype contacts on S4 contact list

I had the S2 and when I wanted to call one of my contacts I would dial the number and it would give me the option to call via Skype or my handset. I cannot do this on my S4 and really want the option ...
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Silent mode cancelled automatically

My LG2 has recently started to change the sound level from silent to not silent at 6:00 AM every day. I cannot find a setting doing this. Maybe one of my app's is responsible, but which one? Do you ...
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Andorid 5.0 (Lollipop) music equalizer?

first of all, I'm rooted. So since I have Android 5.0 on my Nexus 5 I wonder if there still exists the option to change the music equalizer... In KitKat it was like: I wans't able to find any ...
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Any solutions for disabling the new WhatsApp feature that shows when the message was read?

The last seen status can be disabled on WhatsApp at the chat settings. Any way I can disable the two blue ticks that appear on the other person's app that shows the read time of the message?
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Sim change alert - Unforunately, Settings has stopped

I'm trying to disable the SIM change alert in my phone, but both "Remote Controls" and "SIM change alert" options in my Settings app are crashing it with the message "Unfortunately, Settings has ...
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How to change various settings of wireless connection in Android

Short story: I upgraded my phone to Kitkat and can't get to the Internet using wifi. After a few check I detected Android had wrong setting: my wifi router use AES, not TKIP (WPA2,802.11n mode) I ...
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Settings in my across smartpad mx-8052-1 does not open

My tablet once turned off. When I had it charged, it rebooted and all apps crashed down. Settings can no longer be opened.
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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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Unfortunately, com.android.settings has stopped, after factory reset

so i've been getting this error message everytime i tried to open my settings app, "unfortunately, com.android.settings has stopped" for a couple weeks now, so I tried to do a factory reset hoping it ...
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Change a system setting missing from the UI directly?

I have a Lenovo S939 (Android 4.2.2, rooted) and the setting to change the default notification sound is missing. Is there a good app that can be used to browse all system settings and make changes ...
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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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WiFi proxy config not working

PREAMBLE: I had a weird proxy server config issue that I have now resolved but the answer to which does not seem to be covered anywhere as far as I can tell - so I'm describing the issue then will ...
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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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how can i set different notifications sounds for different watsapp groups

How can i set different notification sounds for different watsapp groups. I can set different notification sounds for different contacts individually. I want to know whether i can set different ...
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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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WiFi “Network Notification” greyed out

I have a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact running Android 4.4.4 KitKat. I am unable to un-check "Network Notification" under Settings -> Wi-Fi -> Advanced as its greyed out. Is there a way of un-checking that ...
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Configuring GMail to use system email accounts

Version 5 of GMail just arrived on my phone, and I was excited that now I'm able to use all my email addresses with it. But it seems like I have to add them all manually, although they are shown under ...
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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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How do I turn off auto-complete when texting?

Does anyone know how to turn off the auto-complete feature when texting? Sometimes I just want to text and not have my device try and tell me what I'm thinking. Other times this is OK, but I just ...
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Where are LAN settings on Cyanogenmod 10.2.1?

I'm trying to use a usb-to-lan device. Where are the ethernet settings? I have a Google Nexus 7 (tilapia).
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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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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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Galaxy S4 Mini: How do I get my call log to stop listing my text messages

The call log on my Galaxy S4 Mini includes my text messages. I have to sort through dozens of text messages for every call that it lists. How can I set it to display only the calls?
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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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Is It Possible To Change the Read-Only File System In Android With Out Root?

I have a ZTE Savvy, and if you didn't know by now its the most impossible phone to root, I tried all type of programs,then stumbled on a program called cydia's Impactor. Everything was going fine and ...
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How do I configure Android without using the touch screen?

I have an old Android phone around whose display broke after a fall. The touch screen has stopped working but I am reluctant to accept the device merely as a paper weight. I do have some use cases ...
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LGL34C Android hacked cant disable Bluetooth it's always hidden binder service running

http://app.handsetdetection.com/devices/examine showed this for my phone: Device HTTP Headers HTTP_ACCEPT text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,image/webp,/;q=0.8 HTTP_USER_AGENT ...
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Change default Android sound recorder file format?

I have a tablet running Android 4.0, which I'm using in a project to gather audio from the field. We're using a simple web app to gather the audio, which uses an input tag like the following to launch ...
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How can I prevent my screen from turning off while on a phone call?

When I'm on a call my screen turns off after X seconds. Half the time I can't get it to turn back on without pushing the on/off button, which I have set to terminate a phone call (because half the ...
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How to change default homepage

My GSM provider hijacked my default homepage and I want to change it. There is no option in android ( nice open system right ? ). So does anyone know how to change it ? Device is rooted.
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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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cell phone make screechy noises while on call

I'm using Sony Xperia J , Why does my cell phone make screechy noises while on call? sounds like a dial up modem also , my cellphone is not rooted
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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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Android tether/hotspot - redirecting all requests to a webserver after IP is allocated, how?

I've set my phone (Kitkat 4.4.2 (18.3.C.0.37)) to set up a wifi-hotspot using the stock software. There's a simple http webserver on the phone @ 192.168.43.1:80 I can connect to the webserver from ...
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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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Where are IP addresses stored on Android?

Where are IP addresses stored on and Android device? In what location on disk, or otherwise; how are they stored?
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Keyboard symbols popping up when using a blue tooth keyboard

I just wondered how to turn these off. They are really annoying and come up all the time when I am using my blue tooth mouse. I can't type the next word until I pick a vowel with a symbol which is ...
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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 ...