AutoTools Possible solution to the error "Can't change setting on this device"

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  1. ericardo

    ericardo New Member

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    I know there's a thread here about this same error, but apparently it was something exclusive to Samsung devices. So, to avoid mixing possibly unrelated issues, here is what I could find out regarding a possible solution:

    I was trying to use AutoTools to change my device's locale (Oneplus 3T) through Tasker but I kept getting the same error:
    And here is the task:
    The device is rooted and running Android 7.0 (OxygenOS v.4.0.3 stock). AutoTools was granted the WRITE_SETTINGS permission via adb.
    Eventually I found out an app that could successfully change the locale via adb shell (ADB Change Language) and required the CHANGE_CONFIGURATION permission. I tried to grant the same permission to AutoTools but got this:
    So if you change AutoTools to request the CHANGE_CONFIGURATION permission the locale change (and maybe other settings too) will probably work.
     
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    Just tested this version (1.0.8b.bf) and unfortunately the error persists with exactly the same error message.
     
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    Ok, thanks. Oh well, it was worth a try! Thanks for your suggestion! Were you able to grant it the new permission through ADB though?
     
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    Yes, the CHANGE_CONFIGURATION permission was successfully granted through ADB. Maybe the secret is really on that stackoverflow thread I linked above.
     
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    joaomgcd Administrator Staff Member

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    Can you specify which of the answers in the stackoverflow thread you mean? :) Thanks!
     
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    I don't know, I just asked the developer of ADB Change Language (ohtonen.juuso@gmail.com) how he did it and he directed me to that thread.
     
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    joaomgcd Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi there. I just added this to AutoTools beta :) Hope this helps!
     
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    I can confirm it works on my Oneplus 3T running Android 7.1.1, thank you!
     
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    Awesome! :D
     
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