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I'm a little bit confused about the missing Option to deactivate the Display Standby in Developer Mode.

In 2.2 there was a switch in Application --> Development. But in 2.3.3 this switch is vanished and it is really annoying if the Phone gets black every 10 minutes.

So my Question, how can I override the Display Timeout in Developer Mode, is the switch at another Place or is it outpatched?

Phone is a Samsung Galaxy I9000.

Thanks.

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  • Ok, i'm trough every Menu on the Phone and i definitltly don't find the Option :(
    – Chris
    Commented Aug 30, 2011 at 11:35
  • It seems, that this is a special Problem with the Galaxy S, because on my other Nexus S with Version 2.3.4 there is the Option available.
    – Chris
    Commented Aug 30, 2011 at 13:42

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Try this app: StayAwake, worked for my stock I9000 (now running a custom rom, still works most of the time but a bit buggy).

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  • Thanks, this solve the Problem. Why has Google outpatched this feature??
    – Chris
    Commented Aug 30, 2011 at 13:35
  • @Chris: It was probably Samsung that removed it. The only phones I've heard of that lack the "Stay Awake" option are Samsung phones, but every non-Samsung phone I've seen has it. I've read theories (example) that it was to prevent burn-in on the SAMOLED screen, but I don't know if that's true or not. Commented Aug 30, 2011 at 13:40
  • @eldarerathis: Burn-in Issues in SAmoled? I never heard about this, but it makes sense then. Thanks for this Info.
    – Chris
    Commented Aug 30, 2011 at 13:47
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    Yep, I have a minor burn-in of the notification bar but it can only be seen in test mode with the blue screen (or similar). Not visible normally, even though I've kept the screen on about 60hrs/week Commented Aug 30, 2011 at 18:04
  • @onik That StayAwake app is so buggy that it ruined my screen backlight/locking completely, even after I uninstalled it! I think it should be renamed StayAway... :/
    – ateiob
    Commented Oct 18, 2011 at 19:56
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If StayAwake is too buggy, try Tasker. I created a task which activates when usb is plugged in to keep the screen awake.

Seriously, with a rooted phone the following create a nirvana environment:

Titanium Backup
DroidWall
LBE Privacy
Tasker

You get pretty much total control over everything except the stupid 100% battery beep (you need a special ROM for that).

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Although it doesn't answer the actual question, but may be helpful for few of the users who are looking for the answer.

For android 4.2 and above, I created an app for this purpose (Keep Awake for Debugging). It will keep your phone unlocked and screen awake only when you have USB/wireless debugging enabled.

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    The Android version in question is 2.3 but your app doesn't appear to support it. Any reason for not mentioning that important point?
    – Firelord
    Commented Jan 9, 2016 at 11:01
  • Apologies, updated now. Commented Jan 9, 2016 at 11:10

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