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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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Galaxy S7 Edge developer options not activating correctly

Version 8.0.0. The Developer Options menu is available under settings, but when I tap it, it says "Turn on Developer Options First". OK, I go to About Phone -> Software Information, and ...
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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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Tapping Build Number not working in Doogee X7 Pro

I have a Doogee X7 Pro with Android version 6 phone and I am trying to go into Developer Mode. Unfortunately tapping on the Build Number does not work. The USB Debugging was not enabled either. How ...
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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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Developer Option Not working

I am using Samsung J5 (SM-J500F). I am trying to enable the Developer option. I managed to show it. but when I touch it to open, it says "Unfortunately Setting gas stopped". I restored to factory ...
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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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Bluetooth MAC address on Poco F1

I have a Poco F1 running Miui 10. I try to use Bluetooth but it only shows the MAC addresses. I have looked in the developer settings and I have the setting turned off which would show only the ...
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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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Sticky Wi-Fi issues but “Aggressive Wi-Fi to Cellular handover” turns itself off?

My phone suffers from what is apparently called "sticky" wi-fi. In other words when I am of some proximity outside of my house the phone sees my access point and believes it's connected but it doesn't ...
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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 Android 8.1

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 ...
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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”

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?
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Android CPU usage: What do the red, green and purple bars and the numbers mean?

The Internet as a truckload of myths about this. Today, it is time to bust the myths. When the CPU usage bars that can be enabled in the developer options are being displayed, there is a list of ...
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How to stop my phone from annoying me with software updates?

I'm getting constant notifications that a new software-update is available for my phone. It's a motorola on android 7 and i do not want the software-update. I was getting notifications all day ...
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how to exit developer mode on android 4.0 ice cream sandwich

I have a Sony-Ericsson Xperia Arc S with android 4.0, the dev mode was activated by mistake by a non tech person. ( so now every touch/drag draws a line, and on the top it shows x,y coordinates ) I ...
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How to view internal AND SD card storage on my Moto e4 when I connect it to my computer?

Up until a couple of hours ago I have been able to view my internal storage and SD storage on my phone when I connect it to my computer via USB. I simply swipe down on my phone, click USB for file ...
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How to disable Developer options on Moto E4 without clearing settings storage data?

In order to speed up my Moto E4 (Android 7.1.1), I followed this advice: Settings > About phone > Build number (tapped about 3 times) which enabled Developer options. Then hit the back button > ...
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Developer Mode Dangers

I want to enter developer more, How do you see Memory usage in Android O?, but am wondering if there are any dangers in doing so. Obviously I could change things and mess up, but will I open security ...
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Greyscale on Miui

I have a Xiaomi MI6 with MIUI pro installed on it. I tried to set the screen to monochrome from the developer settings, but every time I lock the phone and unlock it, the screen returns in colors. It ...
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What is MIUI optimization?

In MIUI (an Android ROM) there is an option in developer settings called MIUI optimization, what is the use of this option.When this option is enabled an app can't be installed via USB (i.e. from ...
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Is there a way to make my tablet turn off when not charging?

I am planning to mount my android tablet to my car with a charging cable permanantly left in. The idea is as soon as I turn the car on, the tablet starts charging, and as soon as I turn the car off, ...
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Forced RTL Layout Option not showing up on my Huawei Phone

When I searched the option, it shows up. When I click on it, it leads me to the top of Developer Options. But nowhere on the list do I see the Force RTL option. This is very frustrating and I can't ...
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I cannot root or access developer options [duplicate]

My Samsung Galaxy Tab A (model number SM-P550 if you want to know the specs, Android version 6.0.1) will not allow me to "unhide" or "unlock" my developer options no matter how many times i tap the ...
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Enable “Install via USB” without creating MI Account

I am trying to create some apps on my xiaomi smartphone (MIUI 8), but when I try to run an app, the error INSTALLATION_CANCELED_BY_USER appears. I found that the problem is that I must enable the "...