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Where are the developer options in Android 4.2?

I wanted to access the developer options to enable adb access on Android 4.2 but cannot find it. How can I enable that? Once I've activated the menu, how can I hide it again?
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Stop Media Playback through adb

I'm testing some settings on a phone, and unfortunately the only control I have is through adb right now. My issue is that while I can start playback of a music file through the following command, I ...
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Enable software menu without virtual keys

I have a broken touch screen at the bottom of my Jiayu G45 (Android 4.2.2) phone. Thus the capacitive buttons are not available any more. I've found a program (Soft Buttons) which enables software ...
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Is there any shortcut to turn on flashlight in Android?

I have tried the most popular applications but no default shortcuts. For instance pressing the button long time could be one. I am using Samsung Galaxy 4 and Android 5.0.1. Is there any shortcut for ...
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How to create nested folders on home screen in Lollipop?

Example: Assume that a folder F1 has ABC app icons (shortcuts) in it. Another folder F2 has XYZ app icons in it. The default launcher in COS12 doesn't allow inclusion of more than 16 icons in a ...
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Turn on flashlight when volume button is held

I have Nexus 4 on Android 5.0 Lollipop, and I'm using Tasker. Is there any way to get the Flashlight to turn on when screen is off and the volume up or down button is held for 2-3 seconds? Then turn ...
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2 votes
1 answer
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Unlock different Apps from lock screen

I just got the Galaxy S6 and am new to Android. Is there any way to have the phone open a different app/program, depending on how I swipe open the lock screen? I.e. if I go up, right, up - open ...
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Is there any way to disable/enable the back button?

The back button annoys me in some apps so I want to disable it in certain time and will enable it later. Is there any way to do it ? p/s : I use Galaxy Note 2 N7100 with Android 4.1.2, rooted.
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open multiple URIs with one click (similar to desktop Firefox "open all in tabs")

I want to open a folder of about 20 bookmarks in a web browser with one click. So far I have not found any browser or any addon that will do this, but maybe I am overlooking something obvious. An ...
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How to shutdown or reboot HP Pro Slate 12 tablet without power button?

Is there any way to shutdown or reboot HP Pro Slate 12 tablet without using the power button? I'm afraid the button will wear out quickly, so I'm looking for a workaround solution. Yes, I know that ...
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Using command-line to boot into primary and secondary ROM of MultiROM

I've a OnePlus One with unlocked bootloader, modified TWRP v2.8.6, unofficial MultiROM v32k, MultiROM Manager v1.186, Cyanogen OS 12 as primary and several Android 5.1 secondary ROMs. I don't have any ...
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Page Down and Page Up Don't Work

So I have an external keyboard plugged into my android device that has Page Down and Page Up keys but they don't work in anything but I think the Chrome web browser. Is there a fix for this? This is ...
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Can I use Tasker to simulate Page Up / Page Down without root access?

I've read people doing it using adb without root access. I've also read that people can do it using Tasker and several other methods, but with root access. Is it possible to do the same with Tasker (...
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Turn bluetooth on when screen off and volume key is pressed

I would like to be able to toggle bluetooth on when phone screen is off (locked) and I press the volume up button, ideally twice (two quick presses). What options do I have to accomplish this on a ...
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Any way to scroll browser or page w/ volume buttons? [duplicate]

I"m using Oreo on a Nexus 6p, and read online a lot. Is there any way without rooting that a web browser can scroll or page with the volume buttons?
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