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Jelly Bean Easter egg: Go to app drawer and open Settings, go to bottom and tap About phone Repeatedly tap Android Version 3 times: It should open a screen showing your current wallpaper and a red Jelly Bean (This step is optional) Tap the red Jelly Bean once and it will change to a smiling Jelly Bean android head, and the screen will show the text ...


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Starting with Android 4.2. developer options are hidden by default to clean up the options menu. They're nice for debugging but some overlay options may be very alienating for average users when they're accidentially enabled. On Android 4.2 and newer, Developer options is hidden by default. To make it available, go to Settings -> About phone and tap ...


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That has to do with the Multi-User feature enabled with JellyBean 4.2 (not 4.1). In order to handle separate accounts, parts of the directory structure had to be changed. /sdcard/legacy e.g. always points to the currently logged-in user's sd card directory. I currently cannot find the document where I read the details, so I cannot link any source. But with ...


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press the shift key and see the change in the icon for the smiley. It changes to the enter key.


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I what I will call a workaround for the present, as it is not a simple solution as allowing offensive words in voice typing, but it has the same final affect: Under Settings, choose Language & Input Choose Personal Dictionary Click the plus (+) button in the top right Enter the "offensive word" under the Phrase and Shortcut spaces Click the back button (...


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Yes there is. When the community discovered this feature in android 4.1 (the code was exist but has not been declared yet so Google did not open the feature in Settings), I remember playing with this in my Nexus 4. So, here are some commands that I remember for the android Terminal: Create new user: pm create-user User_Name To switch between users: am ...


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This community wiki will list all of the known and rumored dates for devices. If you have an update make sure to follow the format that's been established, and the following guidelines: Keep phones in alphabetical order listing the manufacturer and model Specify if the date is confirmed or rumored and link to the source If there is an unofficial release, ...


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This line will do it (found here): awk '{print $1}' < ~/.android/adbkey.pub | openssl base64 -A -d -a | openssl md5 -c


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Clearing the data on the "settings" app will get rid of the developer options on the Galaxy Nexus (at least on 4.1. Not sure about 4.2), but that may only work on that device. It doesn't do it on my Galaxy S3. Note: The above action clears the settings of the settings app, i.e. not actually importanty data per se. You should be fine doing this. The only ...


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I've had a little look at this now that Android 4.2 source is out. It turns out that HDR isn't done by the camera app itself, it's a scene mode that needs to be supported by the operating system implementation and/or drivers. The camera app will remove the HDR button if: You're not on API level 17 (Android 4.2) or above, or; Camera.Parameters....


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After probing the firewall logs, it appears that the grey/blue icon is triggered depending on whether or not your device has access to Google Play. In our case, I had to open tcp-udp port 5228 (as per http://support.google.com/googleplay/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2651367) and after turning wifi off and back on again, the icon became blue. I can't ...


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This issue has been plaguing Whatsapp since its inception. I have had long email conversations with their support team on multiple occasions. Even uploaded a detailed video explaining the bug: Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bldIuA-OjU This was their reply after about about 20 emails explaining the issue. I gave up after that. To ...


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You can't, this is a current permission problem (bugreport here) of Android 4.0+'s /sdcard folder if it's not using FAT32 (but FUSE). Reason: There's a transition away from FAT32 to unified user storage for both apps and media data (using ext4) on a single file system. We got tired of seeing OEMs include many GB of internal storage for music, while users ...


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That feature was removed in the 4.x versions of Android. I use UberSync for my contact syncing and it works great. Haven't had any problems with it and it also has a setting to import high res contact photos. I would recommend that. Set it up once and forget about it.


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I don't think there is a good way to do this - the issue isn't that the private number is being hidden by your phone, it's that the phone company isn't transmitting the caller id info to you at all. So there shouldn't be any way for you to get that data working strictly from your phone. Unless you know people who regularly block caller ID data, but don't ...


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Currently I can only find customization options through mods or other updates to the ROM. For example: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1999125 It would really be great if stock Android 4.2 would provide functionality to add tiles, re-order tiles or change the function of long/short taps on tiles. This issue has some of those feature ...


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Set up a child account on the device, this is pretty simple, there's an overview of that process here. You don't to sign the child in using a Google account, it lets you skip these steps. Assuming you want your kids to be able to download any apps you've already paid for, or want to be able to download any apps you buy them, sign into the Play Store on the ...


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After a lot of trial and error, I discovered that the Android/obb folder is automatically shared among users. It's not ideal, but it's better than a cloud storage option for large files.


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adbcontrol can do this. It opens a window containing the phone screen on your computer, so you can use it when the phone screen is broken, and you can click and type in the window to control the phone. To install adbcontrol do: wget http://marian.schedenig.name/wp-content/uploads/adbcontrol.zip unzip adbcontrol.zip Now edit config.properties and change: ...


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There are likely two calendar apps on your system. Stock Android includes an app and Google provides one as well, which might be preinstalled on your device, or you may have downloaded it without realizing it. They both look very similar (which is probably why you thought they were the same when you held on them for the App Info screen). Check in your app ...


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Turns out you can forward all traffic over the network by entering 0.0.0.0/0 You can then check by doing a google search for your IP and it should now be the public IP of your VPN's gateway


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You can find the official Factory Images from Google's Factory Images for Nexus Devices page, and the download contains all that you need to downgrade. Unfortunately, this means you'll lose all data on the device, so be sure to make backups beforehand. Basically, you'll have to download and extract the package, install drivers if necessary, boot your device ...


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I have a Nexus 4 from T-Mobile, the Google one, with Android 4.2.2. I've been noticing this same problem, and the fix I found was to go to Settings -> Language and Input -> Then press the settings icon next to the Google Keyboard (English, U.S.) option -> then deselect Block offensive words. I can now swype swear words, although often times it is not the ...


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Killing all running apps didn't solve the problem, nor did disabling the automatic sync for Google account items like videos/photos (which I heard suggested for a similar battery issue). What did work was simply rebooting the device by holding the power button and picking shut down. After rebooting Mediaserver no longer appears to use much of my battery in ...


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In terminal emulator; Become root $ su List users to get their ID. It's the first number listed, usually 11 for the first user. 0 is owner. Ie 11:user:10 & 0:owner:13 # pm list users Stop the users execution instance (logoff) # am stop-user <id> Usually 'am stop-user 11' You can't logoff the device owner, ID 0.


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Go into the People or Contacts app. At the top of the list is a heading Me with a special item to Set up my profile. Click that item and it takes you to the "New contact" screen. On this screen, to the right of the "name" field, there's a little grey "contact icon" box. If you click that you can replace the photo with a picture from the Gallery or by taking ...


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I was testing ways to toggle the on-screen keyboard. In Android 4.2.2 on a Nexus 7 I had to go through the following steps to toggle the on-screen keyboard from the tablet while a Bluetooth keyboard is connected: To activate the "Choose Input Method" notification you need to have multiple keyboards available. On a stock Nexus 7 you can go into Settings then ...


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Do you really want to do that? That might lead to you no more being able to see your images in the gallery. But if you want to try: open a file manager of your choice and navigate to the DCIM folder delete the .thumbnails directory create a file named .thumbnails open the file's properties, and set it "read only" Now, as there cannot be two objects with ...


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Go to Settings -> Display -> Daydream and select your desired daydream. After this, tap When to daydream and select when you want it to work. Now, when you charge/dock the device, leave the screen on and after a while, the daydream will start. For me, this required me not to lock the screen manually by pressing the power button, and disabling Stay ...


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I have the same issue, N7 with 4.2 with an Exchange Corporate Account that forces a password/pin. You are correct that it has to do with corporate account. I removed my corporate account and was able to add widgets, even with the security still set to "password to unlock". I also changed to Pin and Slide to unlock and all of them worked as well. I then ...


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