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  1. AC Question's Avatar
    my son was playing on his tablet when the word DEMO in big red letters popped onto his screen he doesnt know how or why how do i fix this??
    10-10-2014 10:03 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! What device is it? Did you buy it brand new, or was it used, or a floor model? Does the word Demo appear on all screens, or only in certain apps?

    The device is probably a floor model that was sold as is. You could try looking through all of the system settings to see if there is an option to turn off Demo Mode, or you could go to Settings>Apps>All and see if there is an app called "Demo." If there is, tap it and tap Disable.

    The other option is to do a factory reset, and see if that helps. All data will be wiped from the device, though, so backup or sync any personal data.
    10-10-2014 11:59 PM
  3. Cassie Cordova's Avatar
    There is no APP called DEMO. It is on EVERY ******* SCREEN. It just appeared out of ******* nowhere. I've disabled all things that say DEMO on it. Still is ******* there. This is pissing me off so bad...I didn't order a floor model from ******* Amazon.
    10-11-2014 12:24 PM
  4. Paul627g's Avatar
    There is no APP called DEMO. It is on EVERY ******* SCREEN. It just appeared out of ******* nowhere. I've disabled all things that say DEMO on it. Still is ******* there. This is pissing me off so bad...I didn't order a floor model from ******* Amazon.
    Hello, I understand your frustrated and would like to get this resolved. However we need to keep the un necessary language in check.

    Thanks,

    Paul
    Moderator Team Leader @ AC.
    10-11-2014 02:10 PM
  5. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Perhaps Settings>accessibility? A demo mode option may be in there?
    10-11-2014 02:15 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Did you buy the device brand new from Amazon itself, or from the Amazon Marketplace? The latter is comprised of independent sellers who may be more likely to sell you a refurbished or floor model without telling you.

    By the way, you haven't mentioned the brand and model of the device yet.

    Posted via Android Central App.
    Please excuse any typos or autocorrect derps.
    10-11-2014 03:32 PM
  7. Renee Cramp's Avatar
    I'm having same issue, done factory reset, check settings and demo mode isn't on. My tablet is core digital, model cd-920btw-201405. Please help
    10-11-2014 08:21 PM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I'll pose the same question to you--where did you buy your tablet? If it wasn't brand new from a well-established retailer, there's more chance that it's a used/refurbished unit, or possibly a floor model. Floor models might have a special demo ROM installed.
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    10-11-2014 11:19 PM
  9. Renee Cramp's Avatar
    Thru a nz based door sales group, myself and my 2 flatmates all got the box deal they offered and mine is only 1 that's done this. I only use it for playing games, emails and facebook, anbd I don't just install anything or update everything unless I need or know what is
    10-12-2014 01:26 AM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    What's a door sales group? You mean they go door-to-door trying to sell devices? I'd have to guess that your device was a demo floor model that was never meant to be sold to the public, but somehow got acquired by a company, who thought they could sell it easily.
    10-12-2014 02:04 AM
  11. Renee Cramp's Avatar
    Is there anything I can do to fix it or should I just contact them to fix or replace for me?
    10-12-2014 02:22 AM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    You mean the company that sold it to you? Yes, I'd contact them and see if they would replace it or refund you. In order to fix it, you'd probably have to root it and flash the stock ROM--the challenge would be finding the stock ROM somewhere, since your device isn't very common.
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    10-12-2014 02:54 AM
  13. Mary-Ann Nagel-Logan's Avatar
    I have same problem acer iconia a3 ...somehow it crashed and when recovered constant demo mode, it will also no longer chatge when inuse
    10-12-2014 05:34 AM
  14. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I have same problem acer iconia a3 ...somehow it crashed and when recovered constant demo mode, it will also no longer chatge when inuse
    Welcome to the forums.
    Have you trued the suggestions in the thread?

    Sent from an AOSP M8
    10-12-2014 10:09 AM
  15. KeepItReal's Avatar
    Some carriers have devices that automatically register with them, and are demo units. Demo software will automatically load. Or if you can access the settings, go to security, and look for & select Program Administrators (yours may say just Administrator, or close to it). Is there a Demo checked on? If there us, uncheck. Then go back to settings, Applications, see if you can find see a Demo app, or something close to that running...select it and chose uninstall? If not you should return the device.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    10-12-2014 12:18 PM
  16. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Good idea! It'd be under Settings>Security>Device Administrators​, if present.
    10-12-2014 12:53 PM
  17. hitchens1934's Avatar
    I had the same problem so I contacted the manufacturer and they suggested that I UPGRADE THE FIRMWARE. This SOLVED the problem. Good Luck
    B. Diddy, kct1975 and belodion like this.
    10-15-2014 07:49 AM
  18. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I had the same problem so I contacted the manufacturer and they suggested that I UPGRADE THE FIRMWARE. This SOLVED the problem. Good Luck
    That would make sense, since the demo mode was likely due to specific demo ROM that was installed for the store. The trick would be to upgrade the firmware for an off-brand device that had minimal support ...
    10-16-2014 12:31 AM
  19. Gamer010001's Avatar
    I too have experienced this ****ty problem how do I fix it I have done everything that has been suggested above but still no ******* fix no wander why Apple are making more money than you if you can't even fix your own products.
    02-13-2015 05:04 PM
  20. Jon Allen1's Avatar
    i had a app that was called du booster i disabled this and i no longer have demo on screen
    03-29-2015 09:04 PM
  21. Isha Woozworld's Avatar
    Hi I also have the same problem having the big red demo on my tablet, it started appearing on my tablet since 2 days after I bought the tablet, becuz of that I can't read anything . it appears in front of everything, i am having this problem since years , please kindly tell me the solution
    04-02-2015 09:02 AM
  22. Denis Grover's Avatar
    How do I get out of demo mode ?
    04-05-2015 04:11 PM
  23. xceeder's Avatar
    How do I get out of demo mode ?
    Go into settings and look for something among the lines of shop mode / display mode or something like that and disable it..

    Sent from my Nexus 7
    04-05-2015 04:22 PM
  24. Gene Vetter's Avatar
    Demo mode is part of the Daydream system in Android, which is like a screen saver. Settings/Display/Daydream. There's a slider there that will disable Daydream, or you can select some other option to display in Daydream mode. I think the only time Daydream will kick in, is when the device is actually plugged into a power source. Demo mode isn't there on my LG/G2, but it's an option on my RCA tablet.
    05-26-2015 02:45 PM
  25. monte reed's Avatar
    thanks
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    07-25-2015 01:23 PM
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