Android Secret Codes You Don't Know About On Your Smartphone

Android Secret Codes You Don't Know About On Your Smartphone

Do you know about USSD codes and "Android secret codes”? These are characters to type on your phone to access information, do tests or access hidden menus. Let’s see what it is and how to use it. 

Let’s start by explaining what is USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data). It is a protocol that allows information to be sent across the network. It is for example possible to recharge your phone in call credit in certain countries. Thanks to this protocol, we buy a card, we scratch and we enter the code.
In the same way, there are some codes that we can use to access information, do tests or access hidden menus in our Android phones. Some codes will refuse to work on certain models or brands of smartphones, but you can try them carefully. You could lose data or damage your device. Do the manipulations only if you are absolutely sure of yourself.

*#*#4636#*#*Display information about Phone, Battery and Usage statistics
*#*#7780#*#*Resting your phone to factory state-Only deletes application data and applications
*2767*3855#It’s a complete wiping of your mobile also it reinstalls the phone’s firmware
*#*#34971539#*#*Shows complete information about the camera
*#*#7594#*#*Changing the power button behavior-Enables direct power off once the code enabled
*#*#273283*255*663282*#*#*For a quick backup to all your media files
*#*#197328640#*#*Enabling test mode for service activity
*#*#232339#*#* OR *#*#526#*#*Wireless Lan Tests

Displays Wi-Fi Mac-address

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*#*#1472365#*#*For a quick GPS test
*#*#1575#*#*A Different type GPS test
*#*#0283#*#*Packet Loopback test
*#*#0*#*#*LCD display test
*#*#0673#*#* OR *#*#0289#*#*Audio test
*#*#0842#*#*Vibration and Backlight test
*#*#2663#*#*Displays touch-screen version
*#*#2664#*#*Touch-Screen test
*#*#0588#*#*Proximity sensor test
*#*#3264#*#*Ram version
*#*#232331#*#*Bluetooth test
*#*#7262626#*#*Field test
*#*#232337#*#Displays Bluetooth device address
*#*#8255#*#*For Google Talk service monitoring
*#*#4986*2650468#*#*PDA, Phone, Hardware, RF Call Date firmware info
*#*#1234#*#*PDA and Phone firmware info
*#*#1111#*#*FTA Software version
*#*#2222#*#*FTA Hardware version
*#*#44336#*#*Displays Build time and change list number
*#06#Display IMEI number
*#*#8351#*#*Enables voice dialing logging mode
*#*#8350#*#*Disables voice dialing logging mode
##778 (+call)Brings up Epst menu

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Download Google Camera GCam Apk For All Supported Smartphones

Google Camera (also known as “GCam”) is a feature packed camera application on Android, developed by Google for its own Pixel Devices. The “GCam APK” has been reverse engineered and ported to many other Android phones because of its unmatched software processing capabilities. Here is a list of download links of compatible Google Camera app for supported Android phones.
Since the Android 10 update, Google Camera has been updated to GCam 7.3, GCam 7.2, GCam 7.1 and GCam 7.0. This list contains all versions of Google Camera or GCam APK available for a specific phone.
You can now GCam specifically for your phone. Just click on the link below and select your phone type and download the apk file. 

List Of Xiaomi Phones That Will Get The MIUI 12 Updates

Xiaomi is currently working on the MIUI12 updates and it will be released very soon. But not all devices might get this updates at its first release. 

We expect this update to come with global dark mode for many Xiaomi/Redmi phones. In addition, it also adds a new Graphical user interface along with some other features. As of now, there is no official release date for the MIUI 12 system. Nevertheless, we expect this update to arrive in mid-2020. This is because both MIUI 10 and MIUI 11 were launched around May.

Possible features of the Xiaomi MIUI 12 system

  • System-wide dark mode
  • New Graphical user interface (GUI)
  • Latest Android version (Android 11)
  • 16:9 ratio display better compatibility for application
  • Multiple clone app support
  • Dark mode support to all System application
List of Xiaomi phones to receive MIUI 12
No less than 40 Xiaomi/Redmi phones will get this update. However, the report says that there’s no need to panic if your device didn’t make the list, as almost all Xiaomi phones will eventually get the update. See the list below:

Xiaomi Digital series
Xiaomi MI 10 Pro
Xiaomi MI 10

Xiaomi MI 9

Xiaomi MI 9 SE

Xiaomi MI 9 Pro

Xiaomi MI 9 Lite

Xiaomi MI 8 Pro

Xiaomi MI 8

Xiaomi MI 8 Lite

Xiaomi CC series

Xiaomi CC9 Pro/ Mi Note 10
Xiaomi CC9

Xiaomi CC9E/ Mi A3

Xiaomi MIX / Max series
Mi Mix Alpha

Mi Mix 3

Mi Mix 2s

Mi Mix 2

Mi Max 2

POCO Series


Redmi Phones
Redmi K30

Redmi K20 Pro/ Mi 9T Pro

Redmi K20 / Mi 9T

Redmi Note 8 Pro

Redmi Note 8

Redmi 8T
Redmi Note 7 Pro
Redmi Note 7
Redmi Note 7S
Redmi 8
Redmi 8A
Redmi 7
Redmi 7A
Redmi Y1/ Redmi Note 5A/ Redmi Note 5A Prime
Redmi Y1 Lite

Redmi Y2/S2

Redmi Y3

Redmi Note 6 Pro/ Mi A2 Lite

Redmi Note 6

Redmi 6

Redmi Note 5 Pro

Redmi Note 5/ Redmi Note 5 Plus

Redmi 5/ 5A

Redmi Note 4/ 4X


Mi 5X

Mi Play

Note: This is not the official list.

Microsoft Windows 10 Surpasses 1 Billion User Mark

Microsoft Windows 10 Surpasses 1 Billion User Mark

Last September, Microsoft announced that it had reached 900 million users worldwide. It took only 5 months to reach a decisive milestone. And the announcement is official, since it comes from the Italian site of Microsoft. Windows 10 is today installed on a billion devices.

It is therefore through its Italian site that Microsoft sends a “billion thanks” to its users. When Windows 10 was released in 2015, we remember the announcement of Microsoft which envisaged reaching the billion machines “within 2 to 3 years”. Despite the success of the operating system, the Redmond giant had to quickly lower its claims and in 2017, there were “only” 500 million users.

It is now a reality: the billion is reached. In this figure and if we rely on Microsoft’s statements of 2015, the company includes both PCs and tablets like the Surface, but also the Xbox One game console and its different versions (Xbox One S and Xbox One X). Because the console is also running Windows 10. Originally, Microsoft even took into account smartphones running Windows 10 Mobile, but the number of users who still use this type of smartphone is in free fall, we imagine that ‘it doesn’t weigh very much in the balance.

The recent abandonment of Windows 7 on the part of Microsoft has also probably helped to cross this milestone. Especially since it is still possible to migrate for free from Windows 7 to Windows 10. In short, Microsoft has done everything to accelerate the adoption of its operating system. See you in a few years for the 2 billion, who knows? It is very possible.

Whatsapp Will Stop Working On Thousands Of Smartphones

WhatsApp will no longer work on thousands of smartphones from 1 February.

Android and iPhone smartphones which only support outdated operating systems will no longer be able to use Whatsapp.
WhatsApp said the move was necessary in order to protect the security of its users.

Smartphones using Android 2.3.7 and older, and iPhone iOS 8 or older, are those affected by the update.
The operating systems that WhatsApp is dropping support for are legacy operating systems, which are no longer updated or installed on new devices.

Most users have to just update their operating systems in order to continue using the messaging service

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However, certain devices, such as the iPhone 4, which only supports iOS 7, will no longer be compatible with the app.

"WhatsApp clearly had no option but to ensure its service remains secure, however it faces the difficult side-effect that the app is no longer compatible with older smartphones," said CCS Insight analyst Ben Wood.

"This is likely to disproportionally impact the long-tail of its users, particularly in growth markets where there is a high proportion of older devices."

WhatsApp, which was one of the most-downloaded apps of the decade , first warned users that these changes would happen back in 2017.

"This was a tough decision for us to make, but the right one in order to give people better ways to keep in touch with friends, family, and loved ones using WhatsApp," said a spokesperson for the company.

It is the latest in a series of moves after the messaging app withdrew support for numerous devices in 2016, and then from all Windows phones on 31 December, 2019

Huawei Plans To Release A Smartphone With 3 Movable Cameras

Another patent documenting educates us concerning the plans envisioned by Huawei. Here, we can see a smartphone with three camera sensors that can move from the back to the front of the smartphone.
This patent describes a smartphone that is equipped with a configuration with three camera sensors. With a small twist of course, these are integrated into a rotating part of the phone. Which would most likely be motorized.

The concept is reminiscent of the Asus Zenfone 6 of 2019. The latter had rightly seduced us for its ability to offer shots with the same quality at the front as at the rear.
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Thanks to its motorized sensor. A fairly similar solution had also been adopted by Samsung with its Galaxy A80

As always, however, this is only a patent that does not determine whether a smartphone will use a design like this or not. Huawei’s advantage is that this concept could be used by the brand as well as by Honor, which tends to take a little more risk than its parent company. It is however possible that this design is simply that of the new Huawei P Smart Z for 2020. But we will obviously have to wait to determine it. What do you think about this design? let us know in the comment box below.

Jumia Closes Down it's Services in Rwanda.

According to Nairametrics, Africa’s e-commerce giant, Jumia, has continued to shut down its operations across Africa, with the latest being Rwanda.

The company recently sent a message to its Rwandan customers saying that We regret to inform you that Jumia will suspend our on-demand delivery operations in Rwanda on January 9th, 2020”. The company has been operating in the country over the past six years.

According to Financial Times, Jumia Rwanda will stop taking and processing customers’ orders starting from January 9th, 2020. For its prime subscribers, a separate arrangement will be made regarding their refunds.
Reason for the shutdown: The e-commerce company has recently been struggling to maintain profitability in its various markets, including Rwanda.

Managing Director of the Rwandan operation, Albert Munyabugingo, confirmed this. According to him, the financial struggle had informed the decision to shut down the Rwandan restaurant delivery service, as well as other operations across Africa.
 Last month, the company shut down its Cameroonian operation. One week afterwards, it shocked many more people by announcing that it had also decided to shut down its Tanzanian operation. Altogether, the company has completely shut down operations in about six African markets including Gabon and Congo.

Also bear it in mind that,  the company recently divested from its Jumia Travel arm in Nigeria, selling it to Travelstart. Employees affected by this development will reportedly be offered placements in Travelstart, Jumia Food, and Jumia Mall.
We hope this shutdown effect doesn't reaches Nigeria.


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