How can I get "Always on when USB connected" display feature on Samsung Vibrant running Android Froyo 2.2? I used to love it on 2.1 Eclair but when I upgraded to 2.2 it is gone. Any trick to get it back?


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After some research I found some app on Market that sets this global setting ('StayAwake'). Missing setting looks like Samsung or TMO customization. I'm running official TMO 2.2 update (T959UVKA6) installed via miniKies

  • What app did you find? Feb 18, 2011 at 23:38
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    @AlexMSU: If you associate your AndroidSE and Stack Overflow accounts, you should recover ownership of this question.
    – ale
    Feb 19, 2011 at 15:50
  • @Al Everett: thanks @Matthew Read: 'StayAwake' but I think that should be part of standard settings. Is this Samsung or TMO customization?
    – AlexMSU
    Feb 19, 2011 at 16:51
  • @AlexMSU: Please update your answer with that information and, when you can, accept it as the answer.
    – ale
    Feb 19, 2011 at 22:12
  • Link to the StayAwake application: market.android.com/… . Seems to work on my Galaxy S
    – Edelcom
    Apr 10, 2011 at 5:26

If it is not in that menu it is probably no longer supported by default. You could likely achieve the same effect with either Tasker or Android scripting environment though.


Somewhat related to developing, though...

Homescreen>Menu button>Settings>Applications>Development>Stay awake

That's what it is like for AOSP phones, not sure about the vibrant.

  • Under 'Development' I see only 'USB debugging' and 'Allow mock locations'
    – AlexMSU
    Feb 18, 2011 at 19:40
  • I have this option on my 2.2 Vibrant. Are you running a custom ROM? Feb 18, 2011 at 19:52
  • @Matthew Read, are you using T959UVKA6 or something else?
    – somehume
    Apr 15, 2011 at 4:37
  • @somehume Modded KB1 (Bionix). Pretty sure it's been the same on all the 2.2 builds I've had though. Apr 15, 2011 at 12:46

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