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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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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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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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“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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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 a WTF Condition?

If you go to the developer tools menu in Settings, then tap Launch Tools and open Bad Behavior, there's an option to "Report a WTF Condition". What is a WTF Condition? Why would an app report one?
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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 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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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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unlock developer options for new user?

is it possible to enable/unlock developer options for a second user Android-version: 7.1 nougat does it reqire root access to enable 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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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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“Show CPU Usage” not an option

Nexus 5X, running build number NMF26F, rooted. "Show CPU Usage" is not an option available in Developer options.
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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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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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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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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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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 Huawei Mediapad M2 10.0

Self explanatory. Normally Android 5.1.1 allows to tap 7 times on "Build number" field in Settings->Tablet info. Unfortunately the "Build number" field is absent in my Settings application. What ...
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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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I can't find the developer options in my tablet running Android 4.0.3

I am starting to learn Android develpment and I bought a very cheap Chinese Android Tablet. It came with 4.0.3 and I can't find the developer option under settings! I think maybe it's the custom ROM ...
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My notification panel and home button not working. It's saying developer options not available for this use when i checked the developer options

My android device(Asus max pro m2) is running on havoc(3.2) suddenly rebooted and I cannot use my notification panel, home button, or literally anything else. This issue will be solved if I delete the ...
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Meaning of fields in “Enable Wi-Fi verbose logging” [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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How can I get rid of the “Restart now to finish the update” popup?

I have a Pixel 2 XL that I MUST keep on Android 10 for various reasons. (Yes, I am aware of the implications of doing this. This is a device that I use for development tasks, I don't go to random ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...