Android :: Enable/Disable Auto Sync And Background Data

Apr 20, 2009

I want to develop an application that disable the Background Data (new feature in Android 1.5) and Auto Sync and then enable GPRS/EDGE connection and vice versa.

I figured out how to enable/disable GPRS/EDGE by changing the APN settings. (weird solution. However; Android developers couldn't think a user may want to disable GPRS/EDGE) But, I couldn't find a way to enable/disable Auto Sync and Background data.

I investigated the Android code and as I understood, the Sync operation is an intend. So, I wanted to reach with putExtra to the intend and trigger the enabling/disabling. But; I couldn't find the correct keyword.



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General :: Auto Restrict Background Data And Disable Auto-sync When Mobile Data Enabled

Aug 24, 2013

I'm trying to limit my mobile data usage with out jumping through hoops.

I'm looking for a widget, that with one click of a button, it can restrict background data, disable auto-sync and enable mobile data, and when pressed again, enable WiFi, disable background restriction and enable auto-sync.

This function, no matter how trivial, would save time and effort.

Is there anything like this out there? Would something like this require root?

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May 7, 2010

I have a Motorola Milestone running Android 2.1.Is there a widget which turns "background data" ("Settings -> account & sync -> background data") on/off? I know there are several widgets which turn auto sync on off (e.g. the power control widget) and disable data connections altogether (apndroid, quick settings, etc), but that's not what I need. I searched the market, google and this forum but couldn't find anything.The only workaround I found was to create a shortcut to "account & sync" using "any cut". Not a widget, but close enough.Is there a widget, or a better way to do this?

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Jun 14, 2010

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May 20, 2010

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Apr 16, 2009

The service providers in my country are charging for the MBs I downloaded in my GPRS/EDGE connection. So, whenever I want to disable the GPRS, I just change my default APN to something wrong and then correct it when I want to enable it again. I couldn't find another way to enable/disable. I think,Android team assumed that only 3G users with a good data plan only would use this phone. Anyway, I just want to develop an application which can do that automatically for me. However; I couldn't find how to change the APN settings in the docs. but I couldn't find how to use it. Could you please help me? Any alternative ways and/or suggestions are welcome.

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Jun 5, 2010

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Jul 30, 2010

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With this in mind, I attempted to find another application that would enable me to use Push email for my Gmail account, without having to "Sync" with Gmail's server. After messing around for a bit, I found that I could manually input my Gmail account info (Incoming Server, Outgoing Server, Username, Pass, Etc.) into the stock "Email" app that comes with the X. Once this was done, I was able to enable "Data Push" in the "Email" app's Settings menu (as well turning off any Polling intervals). By doing this, I was able to receive new Gmail notifications through the "E-mail" app, even when Auto Sync had been turned off. As a bonus, I received them around 15 seconds faster than I did with the "Gmail" app's version of Push.....

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This would also happen with the Gmail app. So I turned off auto-sync a couple weeks ago, and every time I go into Gmail, I just go to Menu, Refresh. But it's a pain when I get a call saying, "Hey, did you get my email?". So I'm thinking of using IMAP for Gmail now, but I'd rather find out if anyone else is having this issue, or if there's a workaround.

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Dec 10, 2009

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Apr 4, 2010

Is there a way to tell Android to do the following when setting the background image for a TextView?

1. Scale the image so that it's just large enough to fill the the entire viewing area without any black borders, while still maintaining its aspect ratio. This might require clipping once the image is actually displayed, but that's OK (read on).

2. Then, center the image in the viewing area, both horizontally and vertically.

3. Finally, clip the image to the size of the viewing area, without any further rescaling.

I'm guessing that this kind of image processing is not automatically done via any of Android's facilities, and that I'll have to do it myself. If this is a correct assumption, could someone point me to some documentation or some examples which could explain how I can accomplish this? I'm guessing that I'll have to subclass my TextView and implement my own onDraw() method, but could someone confirm or deny that assumption?

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Aug 31, 2010

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Jul 29, 2009

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Sep 27, 2010

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Mar 9, 2010

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Android :: Enable/Disable Networking In Emulator

Sep 22, 2009

According to the emulator docs, you should be able to enable/disable networking with the F8 key. I doesn't work for me and I'm trying to determine why.

I'm developing on OSX Leopard. I've also tried in a virtual Windows instance (Windows 2008 server running in Parallels). No luck in either case.

I've tried the obvious stuff like fn + F8, etc.

Should there be any sort of visual cue that networking has gone online or offline when F8 is pressed?

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Android :: Enable/disable GPS And Wifi Providers?

May 29, 2009

How do I enable/disable GPS and Wifi providers? I check to see if they are enabled by using this code:

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If both are false, I'd like to turn enable the GPS provider and/or the Network provider so that the above checks would return true. Is this possible? If so, what permissions does it require?

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Sep 21, 2010

Is there a way to enable / disable orientation changes at runtime?

i know you can force a screen orientation in your manifest using android:screenOrientation="portrait" or ="landscape"

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Nov 21, 2010

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But on the Nokia E75 it's very different... The wlan is switched off by default, so whenever an application on the E75 needs a data connection (internet), it will quickly enable wlan and check to see if there are any networks nearby it can access, and then disable it again if it doesn't find any. (If no wlan access point is detected, it will go online using the mobile data connection automatically instead)

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Jun 22, 2009

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Aug 20, 2010

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Android :: Enable / Disable PatternLock Screen From Code

Feb 3, 2010

I try to find a way to disable the PatternLock screen temporary. I don't want the lock to be disabled completely, but the user should not need to re-enter his pattern all the time.

My idea is to write a service which disables the pattern after some user activity and re-enables it after a while. (and even more)

There are apps on the market that do something like that (i.e. AutoLock or TogglePattern), so there must be a solution ;)

I know that I can prevent a lock completely by using:
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But that is not what I'm after.

I saw the class "com.android.internal.widget.LockPatternUtils" in the android sources which is used by the settings activity, but this class is not (at least as far as I know) accessible for a "normal" application.

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Dec 25, 2009

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Sep 23, 2009

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I have to enable the widget on some intent, so that, the framework automatically adds the widget to the home screen, by calculating the empty position available on the home screen, and the many option re-appears in order to add the widget further.

Please let me know if this can be possible..

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Is there an app that lets me automatically turn on wifi when I try to connect to the Internet and after a while not using it to disable it? I really need that because I hate toggling wifi and sometimes my sister doesn't disable it and my battery is drained

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Jul 22, 2010

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Dec 11, 2009

Is there a general guideline for application developers about when to disable haptic responses? I know there are ways to enable/disable long-press haptics, but if an application was created to use haptic feedback for other events are there guidelines that application developers should follow? For example, if the user was to go into Settings->Sound & display -> Haptic and set that to OFF, should all applications refer to this setting as a rule of thumb?

From and end user point of view, I would like to have global control of haptic feedback especially if I find it to be annoying. I have seen several postings in the android forums looking for a "global override" to haptic responses. Ultimately, I think it is a question of should each application provide a menu to enable/disable haptic support, or should this be more of a global Setting for the device.

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Aug 27, 2009

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HTC Eris :: Enable Or Disable JIT On ROM?

Jul 30, 2010

For those of you looking to either Enable JIT or Disable JIT on a ROM that has JIT built in (or you've manually flashed it) and decided you wanted to remove it. I had a little trouble searching so I figured I'd post it with a simple logical subject line for future searching.

In the /System Directory you need to fine the file called:
build.prop
then edit the line:
dalvik.vm.execution-mode=int:jit
to say:
dalvik.vm.execution-mode=int:fast
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You can do this a few ways.
1. Use a file explorer on your phone (such as ES File Explorer) or Root Explorer find the direcotry /system make sure the drive is R/W (read/write). Open the file, build.prop, then scroll down to the bottom of the file and it should be within the bottom 5 lines and do as stated above.

2. Use adb commands, connect phone via USB.
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On your PC find this in your c:"androidsdkdirecotryhere"
ools and edit with your favorite text editor.
then save the file, and go back to your cmd window and type
adb remount
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