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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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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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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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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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“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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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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Enabling developer mode in reliance lyf?

How to enable developer mode on reliance lyf mobile phones??I looked for all options in settings but haven't found anything to enable developer mode!!!Is developer mode option available on it or not??...
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How to change deafult charging only to MTP? [duplicate]

I have a galaxy J5 2015 with android 6.0.1. My problem is that its default configuration is set such that when I connect it to PC it is in 'Charging Only' mode. I need to go to Setting --> Developer ...
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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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Developer mode goes away after a short time

On my Mi 9, developer mode seems to last a short time and then disappears from the menu. It is easy to reenable it, but on other phones I've had it's never done this. What gives?
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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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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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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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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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How to prepare for the worst? (Access to broken device)

Now being the owner of a tablet with a broken screen (touchscreen & LCD both cracked; LCD incomprehensible) I'm wishing I had thought ahead to prepare the device for the condition its now in. ...
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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 “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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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?
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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how to make any app debuggable

I am working on some project where I need to debug existing apps on android android market. I know by modifying androidmanifest.xml we can do so but for that I need to have source code. So is there ...
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Developer Options not showing Up in LineAge OS new build

Some weeks back I installed latest version of LineAge OS : 14.1-20170209-UNOFFICIAL-onyx on my one plus X phone. So after playing around with it, there were lot of issues in the new build. So I ...
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ANZ goMoney AU not alllowing developer options to be enabled

I have recently purchased a Nexus 6, to install Kali NetHunter. After installing ANZ goMoney AU, It opens, and prompts me with: We noticed that you have some Developer Options turned on under your ...
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Developer options in Android 6.0 and 7.0

The developer options of Android Nougat are the same of Android Marshmallow? Or are there new options?
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take bug report for specific application

I am starting android development, and I am looking for a way to get a bug report from a user's phone. I know about the settings / developer options / take bug report system, but from what I have ...