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Bluetooth Mouse Pointer Click Size

i hope to find an answer to something that bothers me a lot. playing a mobile game Orna (GPS based RPG) so i bought a bluetooth mouse for my tablet (Galaxy Tab A7) My problem is the app itself doenst ...
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How to kill an app in LineageOS 18 (Android 11) by holding the back button

How can I kill an app by holding the back button in Lineage OS 18? One of the first things I've always done when installing a new Android was to enable developer options, then scroll down to the very ...
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enabling usb/adb functions android

I am having a helluva time guys(&girls) & some insight & shared wisdom would be beyond appreciated. What I am needing to do is send adb commands to a few Samsung phones that have a few ...
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Unable to activate Developer Options on Samsung

A quote from here: I have tried everything and am unable to activate the developer options on my Sasmung Galaxy S7 Edge with Android 8.0. Whenever I tap the build number repeatedly, it says that the ...
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how do i make phone default to transfer files when plugged in to computer usb?

i have developer options set to transfer files but every time i plug it in it only charges. i have a motorola e5 play running OS 8.
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strange Bluetooth behaviour across different Android devices

one Sony bluetooth headset ( and that's not the only one there are some other branded ones as well with the same behaviour ) will perfectly connect to a mobile phone ( AT &T ) with both profiles (...
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How to let 2 split screen apps run at top performance?

I noticed that on my Xiaomi 11i with the Snapdragon 888 processor, it is supposed to be one of the current top Android phones, with 8 cores and that only the Apple A14 Bionic has slightly higher ...
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Can't verify SHA256 fingerprint using apksigner

Just wondering if anyone can help me with the apksigner command line tool. I have just installed 'android-sdk-build-tools r30.0.3-4' on my linux machine and have subsequently tried to run the command '...
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Running services in developer options is missing

I want to check the apps that are running in the background to stop them. Android 10 MIUI 12 redmi note 7s (NOT ROOTED) i tried a lot of apps from playstore they doesn't seem to work properly (Doesn't ...
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Can I use apps like LADB WiFi ADB or Wi-Fi Debugging without needing a USB cable ever during the process?

I have an old Android tablet that had been rooted but my phone hasn't been rooted....yet. What I need to understand is if there's a way to use my tablet to perform edits on my phone without EVER ...
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How to restore screen to normal size after turning off the MIUI optimization?

My phone is Xiaomi Redmi Note 9, how can I restore the screen size of my phone after turning off the MIUI optimization even if I turned it back on? Before i have small screen size and small fonts 'coz ...
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I have an overlay #1 1280x720 213 screen taking over my whole android smartwatch It won't let me touch any thing on the screen

So I have an android smartwatch works exactly like a android phone with batteries. And on the settings I accidentally added a developers overlay screen. Now it won't allow me to touch the screen, I ...
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Android - Simulate display with cutout

The new 'Simulate display with cutout' feature is very useful for android development for making sure an app will work on all devices, however there are some types of cutouts I would like to try for ...
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My notification panel and home button not working. It's saying developer options not available for this use when i checked the developer options

My android device(Asus max pro m2) is running on havoc(3.2) suddenly rebooted and I cannot use my notification panel, home button, or literally anything else. This issue will be solved if I delete the ...
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How can I get rid of the “Restart now to finish the update” popup?

I have a Pixel 2 XL that I MUST keep on Android 10 for various reasons. (Yes, I am aware of the implications of doing this. This is a device that I use for development tasks, I don't go to random ...
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unlock developer options for new user?

is it possible to enable/unlock developer options for a second user Android-version: 7.1 nougat does it reqire root access to enable it
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Disabling “Notification Bubbles” in Dev Options is Irreversible

I have a Samsung Galaxy S20FE, running Android 10 and One UI 2.5. After enabling "Notification Bubbles" in the developer settings I decided that it wasn't to my taste and toggled it back off....
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Changes made in developer options revert back to default after turning off developer options

I am trying to enable Force GPU rendering option in the developer options. But after enabling it and then turning off the developer options, the developer settings revert back to default. How do I ...
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Programmatically Set Minimum Width in Developer Options

How do I programmatically set the Minimum Width in Android's Developer Options from Llamalab's Automate app? I use Your Phone on Windows 10 to view my phone's screen. I maximize the window to get the ...
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Background process limit in developer options doesn't work on Samsung Galaxy S10

I'm using debloated Samsung Galaxy S10. When I set the background limit to any number or none, it doesnt work. I checked the cached process in running services, there are more than 5 apps. Oh these ...
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Will changing app shapes be affected by themes?

I have just desovered 'developer mode' and there is an option to change the app shape. But I have a theme installed on my phone and I don't know if me having a theme will not let the shape change or ...
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How to disable the developer option in Chrome for Android?

I have enabled developer options accidentally by clicking on Settings > About Chrome > Application Version 7 times. I didn't find any option to disable this developer options. How to disable ...
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Is it possible to enable USB Debugging (Install via USB) on Redmi phone without signing into Xiaomi account? [duplicate]

I am trying to debug an android app using my Redmi S2 phone (android 8.1) but there is a problem. Even though I can enable USB Debugging in developer options, I am unable to enable "Install via ...
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How to enable “Disable HW overlays” at startup?

Question is simple, is there an easy way to enable developer options on startup from a command line script or 3rd party app? I want to set the flag for 'Disable HW overlays' on startup because it gets ...
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Android : Can't access developer option after enable the developer mode [duplicate]

I tried to open developer option but when i tap the menu it said Turn on developer options first so i try to enable developer mode again by taping build number but is reply No need, developer mode has ...
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USB disconnects on Samsung Galaxy A51

I have Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM A515F) running latest official Android 10 and macOS 10.15 development machine. ADB authorization is given, but sometimes (~ once per 30 minutes) it disconnects and shows ...
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Samsung S7 - Developer options not showing after build number pressed 7 times [duplicate]

Developer options not showing after build number pressed 7 times. It even says that the developer is turned on already, but when I search for it under "about phone" on the setting app, it doesn't show ...
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How to access my android phones data with only fastboot mode access and no developer options enabled and no access to recovery options?

I have an Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 device. Few hours back, it shutdown suddenly and i cannot reboot it. What all i tried are: 1) When i try to Restart, it shuts down after showing asus logo. 2) When i ...
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Can't enable Developer Mode on Nexus 7 2013 with tapping the Build Number

I am trying to root Nexus 7 2013 and for the purpuse I need to enable USB debugging. As instructed from multiple resources, to enable developer mode one needs to tap the build number 7 times. Did that,...
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List of Android OS services/system apps with dependencies?

Is there a list of Android OS services/system apps including dependencies, similar to what can be displayed and configured in Windows using msconfig.exe? Researching every single one individually is ...
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Samsung's device care app and running services option in developers settings show two different values for the amount of RAM free on my device

As shown by Samsung:- https://m.imgur.com/gallery/yoiOnlS As shown by developer options by Android:- https://m.imgur.com/gallery/OzNwRMO Why is it happening? Why is Samsung lying?
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how can i get the http sends requests from chrome just like from the network tab?

just like that . pls do not mention network monitoring tools like wireshark
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Can't turn on developer mode on Galaxy Tab S5e

Trying to turn developer mode on on this tablet of a client. I'm not familiar with it, I went here: Settings -> About tablet -> Software Information -> Build Number Tapping the build number does ...
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Strange status bar icon on Samsung devices after using Developer Options

I have a Samsung Galaxy S8 phone running Android 8. I have enabled Developer Options today and after I finished with it, I disabled it again. The problem is that a strange icon has left on the ...
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How to enable USB debugging in LineageOS 14 on Moto G2014?

I want to build LineageOS 15 from source following the titan image build guide which requires the transfer of vendor specific files and thus an adb connection after enabling USB debugging. I didn't ...
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Developer Options screen opens for a second, then closes

I'm using an LG4c Android v5.0.2. I have enabled Developer Options - it is in the menu where I can tap it to open it. When I tap it, it opens for a split second - long to enough to see that it is on (...
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Is there a way to set the maximum total cache size?

The cache on my device (Samsung Galaxy S5, unrooted!) grows very quickly. Is there a way to just set the maximum allowed system-wide cache size? My device always restarts (and takes a while ...
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Problems in Local Terminal in Android's Developer Menu

I am currently having a problem in my Android 9's local terminal from the developer menu, where keys such as $ are turned into their counterpart in the QWERTY keyboard without pressing shift (for ...
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Enable Developer options in Kindle Fire Second Generation

I have a kindle fire second generation with 10.5.1 OS installed. I'm trying to enable developer options but tapping the serial number seven times does nothing. What should I do?
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Phone wasn't used in 6 months. Is there a way to unlock it?

Unlock pattern forgotten. Developer mode on off. It asks for pattern to shutdown. Laptop recognizes it but thats all. Drivers up to date. ADB doesnt recognize it as device.
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You are already a developer/but no developer options

I have a Huawei nova 3i and I remember unlocking developer options when I first got the phone a few months back. Problem is now I have noticed that the developer options are gone so I went to build ...
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Is it possible to make developer options inaccessible via tapping build number 7 times?

I want the developer options can only be accessed through a shell, please explain how to do it
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How to hide developer option from setting except with clear data or factory reset on android 8.1.0?

I'm using clear data but the developer options is still there, the phone is vivo y81
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Network Selection disabled by WiFi Manager & Wi-Fi keeps disconnecting

Android 7.1.2 drops WiFi connection. Wi-Fi verbose log says: (network_selection_permamently_disabled) network_selection_disabled_by_wifi_manager
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Re-enabling Developer Options

So, I am trying to reset my security questions on my Huawei Nova 3i phone by reseting the settings app, only to find out that I also disabled/hid the developer options. Tapping the build number again ...
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Can't enable “Developer options” on Redmi devices

The official guide says: On Android 4.1 and lower, the Developer options screen is available by default. On Android 4.2 and higher, you must enable this screen as follows: Open the Settings app. (...
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Developer Options disappeared? [duplicate]

Recently I had to factory reset my LG Stylo 3 running Android 7. Now the section in my settings that was "Developer Options" is no longer there. How can I get it back?
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Get N on screen when trying to access developer options

Cannot access Developer Options on Asus Zenphone 3 (Android 7.1.1): Settings About Tap 6 times on Android Version All I get is an 'N' on the screen:
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Meaning of fields in “Enable Wi-Fi verbose logging” [duplicate]

Does anyone have a link to clear docs on the meaning of all the fields for Wi-Fi networks when I Enable Wi-Fi verbose logging in the developer options? I can guess a few and worst case I can read the ...
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What does Smallest width in Developer settings mean?

I was stumbling upon the "Smallest width" settings. It seems increasing this value will make everything show up smaller on the screen and vice versa. What does it mean and what's its function?