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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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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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Force RTL layout not working

Even though I checked the box of Force RTL layout it seems it don't work properly and due to this many other problems are occurring in my HTC Desire 826 dual SIM, like , my screen is 1080 but YouTube ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Enabling developer mode in Reliance LYF

I have a Reliance LYF mobile phone and want to enable the developer mode. I looked for all options in the settings but haven't found anything to enable developer mode. Is the developer mode option ...
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“Always allow WiFi roam scans ” - is it of any help to end user?

Screenshot ( at bottom ) shows the option in Developer Options. It reads Is it of any use for end users to activate it? Description leads me to guess it might be useful when you are on the edge of ...
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How to switch to Developer mode in Android 4.2.* [duplicate]

If you get the Android 4.2.* version phone, you will notice that there is no Developer mode any more. How can you switch to Development mode?
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Developer Options not showing up in LineageOS new build

Some weeks back I installed the latest version of LineageO S: 14.1-20170209-UNOFFICIAL-onyx on my One Plus X phone. After playing around with it, there were a lot of issues in the new build. So I ...
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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 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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How to enable developer mode to install apps via ADB for this cheap Android Watch?

I just bought one of these: It was fairly cheap so, unsurprisingly, in "Settings" I don't see any way to select "developer mode". How can I go about enabling developer mode (USB debugging) to ...
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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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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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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 "...
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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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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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Is there an “Inspect Element” option on any browser on Android?

I often find myself missing the option of "Inspect element" in Android version of the popular web browsers. Do you happen to know any alternatives or workarounds that you could implement to have ...
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Developer options only show USB debugging on QMobile devices

I have QMobile with Android 5.1 (rooted). I have enabled Developers option by tapping 7 times the option which enables it, and there are supposed to be a few options in the Developer options. However, ...
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What are the “Window animation scale”, “Transition animation scale” and “Animator duration scale” settings in android developer settings?

I have seen many posts suggesting to turn them off, i have them turned off and notice quicker transitions, no animations, etc. But in some places it is weird to see no animation. I googled the terms ...
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Security risks in case of activation of developer options

Is there is any security risks if I enabled developer options in android phone (by clicking 7 times on build number)? Are there any risks when this option is showed in menu but switched off by toggle ...
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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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Why animation related settings in Coloros changes automatically after some time?

In Coloros 6 'Window Animation Zoom' & 'Transition Animation Scale' (these settings are under developer option) resets to default 1x settings some time after changing. That means I cannot disable ...
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How do I increase the size of logcat buffers?

How do I increase the size of /dev/log/main by a factor of 10? My understanding is the log has a fixed size (16K?) and rolls over when that limit is reached. I'd like to find out what the log size is ...
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Can anyone explain all these Developer Options?

Can anyone explain these developer options? Force GPU rendering Disable non-rectangular clip ops Force 4X MSAA Disable HW overlays What are the possible effects that can be seen in my device by ...
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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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Can USB Debugging and Developer Options be used to spy on me?

Can developer options and Bug Reports be used to spy on a person's phone use? For example by a spouse or parent?
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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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Nexus 6P - cannot turn off Developer Options

On any other device, I was able to go to Settings, scroll to Developers Options and toggle it On/Off. On Nexus 6P, this toggle does nothing. If I turn it off, next time I look at it, it shows as on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?