Posted by B. Johnson
Previously, I’ve just showed you exactly how to create a quick data toggle to turn ON and OFF your internet data connection through a widget by using one useful app called “Secure Setting”.
So with this widget, now you don’t have to go through Setting > Data Usage all over again everytime you want to turn ON and OFF your internet connection.
Not only does this make it easier and quicker to toggle your internet data ON and OFF, but you can also minimize the use of internet data package because you can always turn OFF your internet connection whenever you don't need it.
Anyway, if that trick works out perfectly on your device, then you probably may want to try out my next trick which involves “Secure Setting” app again, but also combined with another useful app called “Floating Toucher”.
Well, as the name of this app suggest, Yes, Floating Toucher indeed is an app that you can float around the screen of your device. Basically, this app is a quick-navigation or assistive app which enables you to access all of your favorite apps right at your fingertips.
By using this app, you can add a lot of quick shortcuts of your favorite apps and all of these shortcuts will be placed inside this floating circle button which acts like a submenu navigation.
So everytime you want to access each of your favorite app, you can simply tap on that floating circle button and it will generate you all of the shortcuts of your favorite apps.
Okay, if you are still confused about what exactly I am talking here, here check this one out the screenshot of how Floating Toucher looks like on Android device.
And then, if you finish using it, you can simply press other area of the screen (or back button) in order to shrink down the app back into a small circle button which you can float around the screen.
Anyway, without further long introduction, below I’m about to share to you how exactly to create a quick internet data toggle by using Floating Toucher and Secure Setting. Hope you like it!
WARNING!! Do this at your own risk!! I will not be responsible for anything wrong that might happen on your device!
1. Root your device
The first thing you need to do is root your device. This is really important in order for this trick to work out perfectly because if your Android device hasn’t been rooted yet, the Secure Setting app won’t be able to gain root permission of your device in order to control of your internet data connection.
But if you have no clue regarding how to root your device, you can actually go to XDA-developers.com and find the specific thread/post about your device.
This forum has the most complete rooting guides of not only your specific device, but also many other Android devices in the market. So I believe you can find the dedicated rooting thread about your device in this forum.
But of course, you need to sign up first especially to get access to the download links which later are gonna be used to root your device.
Or you can also check out my article about "How to root your Android device?" where you can find some different rooting methods used on some Android devices.
2. Download Floating Toucher and Secure Setting on Google Play Store
Okay, now I assume that your device has been successfully rooted. If that's true, now go to Google Play Store and download 2 apps called “Secure Setting” and “Floating Toucher”. Both of these apps will be really important to use in this tutorial.
3. In the “Custom” tab, add a now shortcut by press the + icon
Okay, after installing Secure Setting and Floating Toucher on your device. Now open the Floating Toucher app and then in the “Custom” tab (in the middle), select the empty slot (+ icon) to add a new shortcut on this Floating Toucher app.
So later on, this new shortcut will appear on the same spot on the floating circle button of Floating Toucher app.
4. In the “Shortcut” tab, select “Secure Setting” in the list
After pressing the + icon, there will be a new dark screen prompted to you. There are 3 tabs here: “Actions”, “Apps” and “Shortcut”. Now select the “Shortcut” tab. And then, in the provided list, scroll down to the bottom and find the app called “Secure Setting” (which you’ve already installed earlier).
5. Choose “Action”
Now you will be given the list of all actions provided in Secure Setting app. Now select “Actions” in the list because we want to create a new shortcut to execute an action or task.
6. Choose “Run Command”
After selecting the “Actions”, there are some new options generated here. Now press “Run Command” in the list because we’re about to write a line of programming command which later will activate the internet connection of your device.
7. Type a line of programming command in the field
On the next prompted window, there is a text field on the top that says “Enter your executable command here..”. Now type this command into the field:
svc data enable
This line of programming command will be assigned to activate the internet connection of your device.
8. Tick off the small box “Use Root”
Below the first text field, there is a small box that says “Use Root”. Well, this small box is actually really important here because this app needs the root permission in order to gain control of the internet connection of your device.
If you don’t check off this box, the new shortcut you’re about to create on Floating Toucher app will not work.
Now check off this small box and if this is your first time using this Secure Setting app, there will be a new window prompted on the screen that basically asks you to grant the root permission of your device.
If that happens, select “Allow” or "Grant" to let this new app gain the root permission permanently. So you don’t have to see this prompted window over and over again on the screen everytime you want to activate your internet connection.
9. Press the “Command Name” field
The next text field “Command Name” on the bottom is actually not important to fill out because when this new shortcut is created on Floating Toucher, the name of this shortcut will not appear on the floating circle button.
So now press the text field and let the system generate the name of the command automatically. But you can also rename it with other simple catchy name like "EnableData" (without space).
10. Save the first setting
Next you want to save your current setting in order to proceed to the second setting, which is to select the icon for this new shortcut. Now press the "diskette icon" on the top to save this first setting of he new shortcut.
11. Choose the icon
Now you’re headed to the second setting, which as mentioned above is to choose the specific icon that will be assigned as the icon of this new shortcut.
This is really important so try to pick the one that really represents the icon to activate the internet connection of your device. If you ask me, I would definitely pick this icon. But it’s up to you here.
12. Save the last setting
Well, you almost finish creating the shortcut on Floating Toucher. Now press again the diskette icon on the top to save the last setting.
13. You just created the first quick toggle to activate internet connection
Congratulations! You’ve just successfully created the new shortcut on Floating Toucher that you can use to activate the internet connection of your device.
If you want to check whether this trick works or not, now tap on the floating circle button and press the icon you just created earlier on Floating Toucher app. If the signal bar of the internet connection is activated, then it means this trick works perfectly on your device.
Usually, if this is your first time using Secure Setting and Floating Toucher, the new window will be prompted on the screen asking the root permission of your device. If that's what happens here, select "Allow" or "Grant".
14. Create the second shortcut to disable internet connection
Okay, after finish creating the first shortcut to activate the internet data connection, next you may want to create another shortcut to deactivate the internet connection.
Now open again Floating Toucher app and in the “Custom” tab, press the other empty slot with (+ icon) to create another shortcut to disable the data connection of your device.
15. Open again Floating Toucher app
If you want to create another shortcut to disable your internet connection, you can actually repeat the same steps I’ve already showed to you above.
So in the “Shortcut” tab, scroll down to the bottom and select “Secure Setting” > choose “Actions” > select “Run Command”.
16. Type a new line of command in the field
This step is actually similar just like the one mentioned above. So in the first text field on the top, type this command below:
svc data disable
And then check off the small box that says “Use Root”.
After that, press the second text field on the bottom andlet the system generate the name of this new command automatically. You don’t need to rename it with anything here as this name will not appear on Floating Toucher app.
Finally save this new shortcut by pressing the diskette icon on the top.
17. Pick the icon
The second setting will appear next and on this window, you can choose which icon that you’d like to use as the icon for this new shortcut.
And given that this new shortcut will be assigned to disable or deactivate the internet connection of your device, I suggest you to pick one icon that totally represents the icon to turn OFF or deactivate the internet connection.
If you ask me, I would probably pick this icon because you can easily understand that this icon is usually assigned to deactivate or turn OFF television on TV remote.
Now save this last setting by tapping again the diskette icon on the top.
18. Test out the new internet data toggle
Congrats, now you have finally created internet toggle on Floating Toucher. If you want to activate the internet connection of your device, you can simply tap on the first shortcut on Floating Toucher that you just created at the beginning of this tutorial.
On the other hand, if you want to deactivate the internet data, you can press the second icon which you just created on Floating Toucher.
Well, that’s all for now guys. I actually still have one other useful trick to enable internet data toggle on your Lollipop-based device.
But it’s using another app called “Power Toggles”. So be sure to check out my other tutorial if you're interested to find out more about that!
Anyway, what do you think about this trick? Does this trick work perfectly on your device?
Well, if you have any problem with this tutorial, don't hesitate to shoot me your question here on the comment section below.