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Pixel 8 'OEM unlock' greyed out

The phone is a brand new phone that was provided by my carrier in Canada (Telus). The phone is carrier unlocked. I verified this by putting a non Telus sim into it and making a call. Once the "...
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How to enable component in Android Settings app using ADB shell

Here is what I am trying to achieve, I'm trying to derive an adb shell command that allows me to toggle these switches inside the settings app programmatically. I've used dumpsys to figure out these ...
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How to enable USB debugging mode when it has been disabled?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra running Android 14, which I am almost certain has malware/a rootkit on it. I'd like to take a forensic image of the device. In developer mode, the 'USB debugging' ...
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Can I set "Smallest Width" Per app?

I use my device with a different Smallest Width setting (600 instead of default 400 something). it makes everything better for me EXCEPT it totally ruins the scaling of one or two apps. Is there any ...
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Is there a way to PERMANENTLY disable colour in my phone?

The phone in question is Samsung s21 Fe. I find I am much more productive when my phone is monochrome however I always find myself turning monochrome off without realising and productivity suffers ...
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Reinstall apps/services via phone directly?

I uninstalled certain apps/services via adb, then disabled the USB Debugging option. After restart the phone's settings option is not working. Please suggest how to enable developer options, usb ...
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Hide Status of Developer Options

Is it possible to hide the status (if dev options are on/off) of my developer options to certain apps? There are some apps which force you to turn dev options off, and I don't want to turn them off ...
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Bought a used Samsung Galaxy A03, cannot bypass FRP, cannot enable Developer Options [closed]

I bought a used Samsung Galaxy A03. I'm pretty tech savvy but I didn't know about FRP protections and making sure he was signed out of his Google account and all, until I factory reset it and got ...
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Can I enable USB debugging on Fig Flip II (Kosher OS)?

I have Fig Flip II running on Kosher OS (Android 11) on which Developer Options is blocked, so when I press the build number 7 times, nothing happens. I can't install apps on the phone. When I try ...
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How to list all SSIDs on which ADB Wireless is allowed?

When connecting a phone to ADB wirelessly, the user must allow Wireless Debugging on the current wifi network, with an option to remember the preference. Is there a way to programmatically read the ...
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What URL does a homescreen shortcut contain?

I want to make shortcuts to OneNote notes on android in a certain folder (not app launcher folders, but folders visible in a file manager app). To do so I want to create a .url file containig the link ...
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FastHub for GitHub

I've used the FastHub for GitHub Android app in the past, but can no longer find it on the Google Play store. Has it been replaced by the GitHub app for Android? What are the differences, or any ...
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Can't turn on dev mode

Have gone to about device and do 7 taps on the build number but didn't work couldn't even get close to doing it. did tons of research as a noob on these stuff, by the way this is my device: TB X606F ...
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How to ensure android device is always connected to wifi regardless of its state?

Is there any developer setting option or adb command that forces android devices to always maintain their wifi connection even if the device is idle or locked? Sometimes my devices don't respond to ...
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Cannot turn on developer mode on TCL 20 Pro after factory reset

I have an issue with a TCL 20 Pro not allowing me to activate the Developer mode. I've tried to use the normal method of going to 'About Phone and tapping the build button x7' but it does not work. I ...
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Disable location indicator on network access permanently on LineageOS/Android 12

The status bar location indicator on Android 12 also gets shown for network and connectivity access. This results in it being visible every few seconds on my phone. For me, that defeats the purpose ...
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Android head unit stuck due to enabling "simulate secondary display"

Got an Android head unit with no physical buttons (has 1 tiny reset hole only). I was playing around with developer settings and enabled Simulate Secondary Displays with 4K option. Unfortunately this ...
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Samsung Galaxy A13 developer mode breaks flashlight

I was using my Samsung Galaxy A13 phone like normal. I could take pictures, run apps, etc. I turned on developer mode on my Samsung A13 unlocked phone and I noticed that, while running my phone in ...
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Default usb configuration is reset after tablet reboot

I'm working with Lenovo M10 table model number TB-X5605LC. Android version 9 From Developer options, I am setting up the default USB configuration to be USB tethering but after every time the tablet ...
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Check if developer options were active before?

Is there a reliable way to figure out when developer options were turned on the first time or ever? It'd be fine to use adb for that task, if I could see if developer options were active previously. ...
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I turned on developer options and disabled my incoming calls, how do i turn back on?

A while back I enabled developer options and at the time managed to disable my incoming calls. Now I want to enable it again and for the life of me cannot figure out how I did it. Help please!!
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Smartwatch: forcing a factory reset without USB debugging?

I recently made a mistake on my watch "h1-c-aladeng"(watch model) or "Lanix Ilium LT510"(the model in "Find My Device"). I now can look at the smartwatch and can't do ...
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New method for enabling Developer Options in Android 13?

I'm on a Pixel 6a with an OTA release of Android 13 stable. I had Developer Options with 13a beta 4 before I upgraded to a stable release, but now the menu option is no longer visible. I tried tapping ...
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How can I fix the phone bricked?

My phone has just bricked after I do something using ADB and now I can't do anything to it. I can't hard reset, The volume part is broken off and does not respond only power button, The touch screen ...
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How can I disable "Simulate Secondary Display" when the simulated secondary display prevents me from reaching the button?

My Question will get more information over time. I got a smartwatch (h1-c-aladeng) on my birthday, I very love it but I make a serious problem that I can't fix. Its specification: Screen resolution ...
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scrcpy access problem with Linux

I have 2 Android devices: a tablet from Denver and a cell phone from Xiaomi (Redmi 9C), I installed scrcpy on my MX Linux pc, I have no problem to access tablet through scrcpy, but when I tried with ...
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Developer options suddenly disappeared

At the same time, the developer options suddenly disappeared on all the android devices that I used to test. I didn't do a reset or anything. Not even turning off all these devices. Why did it happen? ...
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Is there a way I can make squircle the permanent icon shape?

Android on my Nokia 6 sets circle as the default app icon shape. I discovered some time ago how to enable developer mode and switch to squircle, which gives a larger icon surface with more ...
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How to change aspect ratio of screen

I am trying to change the aspect ratio of my phone's screen, presumably by changing the resolution, to achieve the result shown in the image. I am not trying to just change the resolution without ...
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How to turn off debugging in Android 10. Menu is missing developer options?

I have a bank application that won't run because it says something about Android Bridge and debugging over USB or something like that. I would love to share the exact message but it flips on and off ...
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How to Enable Developer Mode (USB Debugging) for a Gabb Phone Z2?

I've been looking around the internet trying to find a way to enable USB Debugging. Looks like there was a way until Gabb patched it. I've tried all of these ways Searching for the autofill on the ...
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Can Sensors Off (developer options) be controlled via ADB?

Can Sensors Off (developer options) introduced in Android 10 be controlled via ADB? Haven't got it from AOSP sources yet: Sensors Off | Android Open Source Project
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Redmi Note 9 Pro Stuck in boot loop

about 2 days ago my phone completely died (battery) so i plugged it in overnight. when i tried powering it on in the morning it was getting stuck on the MIUI animation, just after the powered by ...
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Is there anyway I can prevent an application from knowing that my developer option in on?

I use one application that doesn't run while developer option is turned on. Is there any way that I can disguise the application the developer option is turned off? (I know there is a way in rooted ...
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Bluetooth codec settings resetting on re-connection

I've got a Surface Duo 2 running Android 11 (build 2021.827.34) paired with some Sony MDR-1000X bluetooth headphones. The Sonys support LDAC and so does the phone (hurrah!), unfortunately when running ...
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how to use Wi-Fi Coverage Extend Feature in Android 6.0 [duplicate]

I have Android 6.0 phone and i don't have Wi-Fi Coverage Extend Feature on developer options ,So i want to know if i can use this feature in my Android 6.0 phone. Thank you
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How to set developer option after reboot?

My phone reboots upon BT connection if I don't set the BT codec to SBC. I've been messing w/ Tasker to automate this upon reboot, but I have root access, is there any way to set this programmatically ...
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Enabling developer options does not work

I have a Samsung J3 (2016) which I would like to root. To do so, I want to enable the developers options. I tried the method which always works (tap 7 times on build number). This method does not work ...
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What is causing these elements/artifacts to be rendered as shown?

My wife changed my minimum width recently, but this hasn't broken browser rendering before in any of our previous devices. Any ideas?
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Keep Awake Not Actually Working

By enabling the Stay Awake toggle under Developer Options, which are enabled, my previous phone kept the display on when it was connected via USB. This no longer works on my current phone, which runs ...
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No USB debugging on Lenovo Tab 7 Essential

My Lenovo Tab 7 Essential (TB-73041, Android 7) doesn't have the USB debugging option. Can anyone help me?
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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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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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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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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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