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Secret codes for your Android phone


Thursday 02nd of September 2010 / talkandroid.com
Kind of like the hidden menu at In-N-Out (if you don’t know what that is, I’m sorry you’re so deprived), there are some nifty hidden codes that can be used to accomplish certain tasks on your Android phone. Some of them do fairly basic, practical things, while others can be used to perform complete alterations, such as factory resets. * You should be careful when using some of these codes, because once you do (again, factory reset), they can not be undone.*#*#4636#*#*This shows the following information about your phone and battery:Phone informationBattery informationBattery historyUsage statisticsRead More…Visit TalkAndroid for android news, android guides, and much more!Secret codes for your Android phone
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settings - How to view the android service menu (secret menu)?


Wednesday 19th of December 2012 / android.stackexchange.com
Most of the mobile manufacturers include a hidden service menu in their mobile handsets. These menus allow users (or developers) to access some technical information and service personnel to access service details etc. Is there a similar service menu for android devices and What can I do with that menu?
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Android browser's about:debug, what do those settings do?


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I have just found this hidden setting:Open Stock browser (Not Chrome on ICS. about:debug doesn't work in Chrome. Use remote debugging instead.)In the address bar, type about:debug, nothing should happen, there will be no confirmation screen or flashing green box telling you that you've done anything.However, there should now be a few new options in the browser's Settings page. (Click image to enlarge)In Menu > More > Settings:(Click image to enlarge)In Menu > More, there is also:(Click image to enlarge)probably there are other new menus showing up that I haven't noted and the menus are very likely to be version specific.While, I understand some of these settings, there are many of these settings that I don't understand, like where can I find the Javascript Console, what is being traced, what light touch and nav cache dump does, where do the dump files being saved to, what are the valid JS (Javascript?) flags, etc.I find it difficult to Google what these setting do. I'd like help from others to play/experiment/Google with about:debug and write up what these settings do. Any
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Tip: Developer Options Hidden in Android 4.2 – This is How to Access Them – Droid Life


Tuesday 13th of November 2012 / droid-life.com
There are probably a handful of legitimate reasons why, but we thought we should point out that Google decided it would hide the Developer options menu through Settings in Android 4.2. You could argue that the average consumer has no business being in this section or that it doesn’t even need to be present unless the owner of the device is looking to tinker. No matter what, it’s hidden and we want to make sure you know how to get it back. Check the video below. 
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found missing contacts after ICS Android 4.04 Update


Saturday 01st of September 2012 / droidforums.net
We've found some of my missing contacts after the recent Android ICS 4.04 Update to my Droid RAZR. Only after hours of agravation and online searching. First I'ld like to thank Derek of Verizon on Jefferson Rd in Rochester NY. He took my ranting and raving and actually helped me out. I'm still upset with Verizon for allowing Google to push this to our phones though. And I still have other issues.What we found is:1) Verizon Backup Assistent had no deleted contacts. It actually only contained one recent contact for me which I probably put their after the update. When you add a new contact you have to select where to back it up. Even if Bakup Assistent is not enabled in Settings Backups.2) Log into Gmail.3) Click on the Mail icon to bring up a drop down menu and select Contacts. (This is the trick as its not in the list under Mail). Typical Google user interface foobar. Obvious to no one that there is a hidden list on a button on a page.4) Go through each group and add the Contacts in that Group to your Contacts list. I can't look up how to do this as Derek and I just did this and there
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Android 4.2 hidden features: "BeanFlinger" and developer options menu


Thursday 15th of November 2012 / androidauthority.com
Android 4.2 is only officially available on a handful of Nexus devices for now, but it’s never too early to learn of its many new features, some of which are cleverly hidden by Google. Beyond the new Swype-like keyboard, Photo Sphere, and Daydream – here’s what we’ve uncovered.We’ll start with Daydream and its one hidden option.Daydream easter egg – BeanFlingerHonestly, there seems to be something missing from the world if the latest Android version doesn’t come with at least one surprise. Here’s one that you might find interesting, as discovered by XDA-developers member mrsifter.As described by Google, the Daydream feature lets your device “display useful and delightful information when idle or locked.” You can show off your holiday pictures, get the latest news from Google Currents and more.What if you want to fling some floating beans on Daydream instead? You can. All you have to do is use the same Android 4.1 trick of repeatedly tapping the device’s Android version number under “Settings” and “About…”. Play it once, and you’ll find th
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[GUIDE]What to do after 4G speeds are capped


Wednesday 30th of January 2013 / androidforums.com
Well as most of you know, after 500MBs being used on a 4G $40/m plan, you are capped to "3G" speedsOnly problem is that when I did a speed test of that speed, it is around 100kb/sThat's 2G (1x) speeds So we all know that the 4G is throttled heavily when you reach your cap. But did anyone know that if you are able to access the MetroPCS hidden menu, you can change to connect to the old CDMA EvDo 3G??I get 500kb/s with that on my Motion with only 1 bar. Running PRL 2032 at the moment as well.To access the hidden menu on the Motion:Dial ##626*Enter SPC code (go to http://whiterabbit.org/android and enter your IMEI number. The MSL # is the SPC code)Scroll downFeel free to post how to do this on other phones please I will add it to OP
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Android Forums - View Single Post - Support "Secret" Codes for Thrive


Wednesday 17th of August 2011 / androidforums.com
I think this is what you're looking for:1) Open up your phone's dialer 2) Type the following characters without pressing the call button: 3845#*506# 3) This will display a hidden menu.
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Menu key when in system recovery


Tuesday 26th of July 2011 / droidforums.net
Curious.I'm waiting for my replacement from VW to arrive since it seems the Verizon Mobile update messed everything up (to where a factory reset doesn't even work).Just now, I was in the system recovery mode trying to see if there are any hidden controls, and I hit the Menu key, and an image of a white box with a yellow arrow coming out of it to the green Android dude popped up. Doesn't seem to do anything else, just holds that image until I hit the menu key again. Any ideas what this is?
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Hidden “App Ops” Feature in Android 4.3 Lets You Selectively Disable Permissions From Apps – Droid Life


Friday 26th of July 2013 / feedproxy.google.com
Hidden not-so-deep inside of Android 4.3′s settings activities, you’ll find an interesting new addition called App Ops that appears to be a work-in-progress setting for letting users manage permissions of apps with more control. You can access App Ops using an app that allows for shortcut making of activities, or you can download a handy app called Permission Manager (link below) that was recently created to access this menu on the fly. So what exactly does App Ops do? Once accessed, you’ll find four columns of tabs for Location, Personal, Messaging, and Device. In each column, the OS has added apps that it feels meet the particular category, which is a nice attempt at organization. From category columns, you can tap on individual apps to access the area that’s most important – permission control.In each app listing, you’ll see the list of permissions for each that can be either toggled to On or Off. For example, if you don’t want Hangouts accessing your camera, you can turn it to off. If you don’t want Twitter knowing your location, y
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