Questions tagged [developer-options]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Why does my Nexus 6P's “Show CPU Usage” option only show com.android.systemui (and system apps)?

It only ever shows com.android.systemui and other system apps. Here I'm loading a complex page:
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How do I enable the Android 6 System UI Tuner?

I read here that there are some hidden settings in addition to the Developer Options on Android 6. These are also mentioned in various reviews and referred to on this site also. Apparently they can be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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What are the problems of rooting device?

I want to root my android device (Samsung Galaxy On7, 6.0 Marshmallow) to move my inbuilt apps to sd card to free up space. I'm doing this as per this site: http://techgage.com/article/...
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Problem in usb debugging

I wanted to move all inbuilt apps on my Samsung Galaxy On7 to the sd card to free up space. To do this, I followed this site. However, even after enabling USB debugging, the desktop is not being able ...
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CM12.1 Frozen at boot loader (developer option -> Simulate Secondary Display)?

I have problem in Samsung Galaxy S3 mini and the ROM I'm using is CM12.1 I was messing with the Developer Options and I select an option called "Simulate Secondary Display". it was None then I ...
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Debug phone wihtout USB cable

How can I debug phone without usb cable even after phone restarts on non-rooted phone? Right now I lose all developer options on reboot and have to reconnect otg cable.
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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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OEM driver not available for Galaxy S5?

I followed this document and it gave me this link to Samsung's website to download the OEM driver for my Samsung Galaxy S5. However, I couldn't find its model in the list. My phone's model is SM-...
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what is irq/464-14c2000 android

What's this process doing in android? irq/464-14c2000 I see it often - when cpu usage is turned on in developer options of my android device. Is it some kind of interrupt service routine? it has a ...