I got a Lenovo K3 Note with Android Lollipop 5.1, my problem with this phone is the hugely modified Android system. For example, there's no Settings > Applications or Settings > More menu in the Settings app.

How to restore the default Android settings manager so I can unlock these settings features?

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    I'm afraid you can't, because that's the only Android settings that's available on your device, with current ROM. You might be interested in using custom AOSP ROM (e.g. CyanogenMod) though. – Andrew T. Mar 23 '16 at 17:50

To expand on Andrew's comment, Settings is a core system app that is tightly integrated into the ROM. There is no way to replace it without flashing a custom ROM, and modifications like enabling or adding features would require building the Android source for your device.

If you are rooted or can use ADB, etc., there are a number of other ways to manage applications and settings — for example, uninstalling apps. Feel free to search the site and ask another question if you want to do something specific that hasn't already been covered.

  • I don't think that the settings app I have is from android, I think that lenovo have modified it, because I see that settings app is different from device to device while using the same version of android – ERROPiX Mar 25 '16 at 2:52
  • @ERROPiX Yes they have modified it, but it is likely still the same package -- com.android.settings. You should be able to verify this by watching logcat when you launch it. – Matthew Read Mar 25 '16 at 3:37
  • I have flashed the official rom and the problem is fixed, so I think the DX shop modify the rom to put some ads etc – ERROPiX Mar 26 '16 at 17:46

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