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How To Use Developer Options On Samsung Galaxy Note 2
How To Use Developer Options On Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Use the Developer options to set options for application development on Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

Note: These features are used for development purposes only.

  • From the Home screen, press Menu key and then tap Settings > Developer options.
  • The following options are available:
    • Desktop backup password: Allows you to protect your desktop with a backup password ID.
    • Stay away: with the Stay away option enabled, your screen will never sleep while you are charging the device.
    • Protect SD card: Requires apps to ask your permission before accessing data on your SD card.
    • USB debugging: Allows debugging when the device is attached to a PC by a USB cable.
    • Allow mock locations: Used by developers when developing location-based applications.
    • Select app to be debugged: Allows developers to select a specific app to debug.
    • Wait for debugger: Specified apps must have debugger attached before executing.
    • Show touches: Displays touch interactions on the screen.
    • Show pointer location: Highlights the data that was touched on the screen.
    • Show layout boundaries: Displays clip bounds, margins, etc.
    • Show GPU view updates: Flashes views inside windows when drawn with GPU.
    • Show screen updates: Forces areas of the screen to flash as it is updated.
    • Window animation scale: Configure the scale for animation (ranges from off to 10x).
    • Transition animation scale: Configure the scale for transitioning when using animation (ranges from off to 10x).
    • Animator duration scale: Configure the scale for duration when using animation (ranges from off to 10x).
    • Disable hardware overlays: Assigns the work of rendering to the GPU.
    • Force GPU rendering: Uses a 2D acceleration in applications.
    • Strict mode: Makes the screen flash when applications perform long operations on the main thread.
    • Show CPU usage: Screen highlights the current CPU usage.
    • GPU rendering profile: Allows you to set the adb shell to measure rendering.
    • Enable traces: Enables/disables on-screen tracing based on an available parameter.
    • Do not keep activities: Destroys every activity as soon as the application is closed.
    • Limit background processes: Sets the number of processes that can run in the background.
    • Show all ANRs: Displays a prompt when applications running in the background are not responding.

USB Debugging on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

  • When enabled, allows debugging when the device is attached to a PC by a USB cable.
  • From the Home screen, press Menu key and then tap Settings > Developer options.
  • Verify the Developer options are active.
  • Tap USB debugging to enable or disable the setting. When enabled, a check mark appears in the check box.

How to allow Mock Locations on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Note: This feature is used for development purposes only.

  • If you are a developer who is testing a GPS applications using this device, you can tell the device that the phone is at different GPS locations. In other words, the phone is allowed to "mock the coordinates.
  • From the Home screen, press Menu key and then tap Settings > Developer options.
  • Verify the Developer options are active.
  • Tap Allow mock locations to enable or disable the setting. When enabled, a check mark appears in the check box.

Desktop Backup Password on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

  • Protect the desktop with a backup password ID.
  • From the Home screen, press Menu key and then tap Settings > Developer options.
  • Verify the Developer options are active.
  • Tap Desktop backup password.
  • In the Settings screen, enter the current full backup password, the new password for full backups, and then enter the new password again.
  • Tap Set backup password to save the password change.

Application Options on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

  • From the Home screen, press Menu key and then tap Settings > Developer options.
  • Verify the Developer options are active.
  • Tap Do not keep activities to destroy every activity as soon as the application is closed.
  • Tap Limit background processes to set the number of processes that can run in the background. Options are: Standard limit, No background processes, and 1 to 4 processes at most.
  • Tap Show all ANRs to display a prompt when applications running in the background are not responding.