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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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“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 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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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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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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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 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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“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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Developers Options Setting android 5.1

I have Qmobile with Android 5.1 (Rooted) the problem is that I have enabled Developers option from tapping 7 time the option which enables it , then there is suppose to be few options in the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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enabling developer mode in xiaomi redmi hm 1s

To enable the hidden Developer Options, I followed the following steps below : On your Redmi phone, find and launch the Settings app. Tap General settings. Tap About phone. Tap Android version for 7 ...
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How does an app know, if GPS is faked?

I have heard it is possible to simulate a GPS location with a developer option. However people get banned from Pokémon go, if they fake their location. Is this because an app knows, when it's a ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Cannot Re-enable developer settings after ROM re-install

For.... Various reasons, I had to remove /system and replace it, I.e. fresh install my ROM. Now, however, I cannot do the build number trick to open developer options, and going through the dev tool ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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?