Questions tagged [developer-options]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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 ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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“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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unable to locate USB debugging option [duplicate]

I have reset my samsung galaxy note 3 to the factory! Currently, the android is 5.0 and I am not able to locate developer options to enable the USB debugging information. Any idea? Model Number: SM-...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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