Android Secret Codes

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The most common Android codes that I could find are:

FACTORY RESET

Open your dialer and type in the following *#*#7780#*#*. Another way is to open up settings and click on Restore > Factory Reset.

REINSTALL FIRMWARE

You can reinstall your device’s firmware with ease by typing in *2767*3855#. Ultimately, you can also use a third party software on your computer to connect your phone and install new firmware modules.

ENABLE TESTING SERVICES MODE

This is commonly used for testers and android programmers. Activate your Testing Services Mode by typing *#*#*#*#197328640 into your dialer. Once you’ve done this, open the settings page to find the new Testing Menu.

CAMERA INFORMATION

Like most programmers, I often want to see the type of camera on the phone. Type in *#*#34971539#*#*.

BACKING UP MEDIA FILES

Believe it or not, you can create backups of your media files by using the phone’s dialer. Simply type *#*#*273 283 255* 663 282*#*#*.

GOOGLE TALK MONITORING SERVICE

“Spy onto them, as they spy onto us” – line from the 90’s movie “Hackers.” Yes, Google is spying on you. So, let’s open up that monitoring service by typing in *#*#8255#*#*. From there you’ll soon find out what data Google really has on you.

BATTERY STATUS

While the top-right part of your screen displays the battery status, you can also see more information by typing in *#0228#.

ENCRYPTION INFORMATION

What type of encryption is your phone carrier using to protect you? You can see the encryption type your phone is using by entering *#32489#.

DATA USAGE STATS

Everyone who owns a mobile device is often curious as to how much data they really have used. Most times, it seems the phone bill comes in saying you used X amount of data, and you’re sure you didn’t. Put the phone company to the test: simply type in *# 3282 * 727 336*#.

3D TESTING

This may not work on all devices, but you can test out your 3D settings by typing in 3845 #*920#. This will show you if your devices are capable of rendering 3D modules.

WLAN TESTING

You can easily check the status of your Wireless Lan network settings by typing in 526#*#*#*#* or 528#*#*#*#*.

GPS TEST

You can perform a full GPS test to see how accurate your GPS settings are. GPS isn’t always 100% dead on target. Just run the test *#*#1575#*#* to see how well your GPS is actually working for you.

BLUETOOTH TESTING

Ever wondered why your Bluetooth settings are dropping connections? Maybe you can’t connect as quickly as you once could? Test out your Bluetooth for potential issues, and to see what type of Bluetooth hardware you’re using. Simply type *#*#232331#*#* into the dialer pad.

CHECKING FTA SW (SOFTWARE)

If you wanted to look at your device’s firmware to see the type of software used, type *#*#1111#*#*.

CHECKING FTA HW (HARDWARE)

Now that you have your software information, find out what it’s running on. Type in *#*#2222#*#*.

DIAGNOSTICS SETTINGS

View the settings configurations of your diagnostic testing by typing in *#9090#.

Mobile Phones Collector In China

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Mobile crazy: Meet the man who may have the biggest phone collection in China
50-year-old Li Qinglin has spent 20 years collecting nearly 3000 mobile phones in Changchun, Northeast China’s Jilin Province
Since 1998, Li got his first mobile phone, a Motorola 8800. Since then, he has not been able to stop himself from buying the latest models of as many brands as he can find.
Li owns nearly all of the mobiles sold in China since the 1980s. Some handsets in his collection can fetch a high price among other mobile phone aficionados.
Li said “I hope someday I can have a museum to show these mobile phones to people. These mobile phones witnessed the development of personal communication in China and the change in mobile technology from the first analogue generation to 3G and 4G.”

Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 960 Is Ready To Take On Qualcomm and Samsung

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The other week, Huawei’s HiSilicon lifted the lid on the details about its new high performance Kirin 960 mobile application processor, and it looks like it’s squarely aimed at taking on Qualcomm and Samsung in the high-end SoC market this time around. So, let’s take a closer look at the finer details that the Kirin 960 is bringing to the table, which goes above and beyond just improved performance.

To re-cover the basics, the Kirin 960 is an octa-core big.LITTLE CPU design, based on four high-performance ARM Cortex A73 cores clocked at 2.4GHz alongside four low-power Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz. The chip is also the first SoC to make use of ARM’s latest Mali-G71GPU and is built on a 16nm manufacturing process, which will feel familiar from this year’s Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 8890.

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Honor 8: Dual Antenna Explained 

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This is the era of highly competitive smartphones with advanced technology. But still many are facing signal interference, which is an extremely serious problem. To solve this problem Honor 8 comes with the double antenna design that intelligently switches between antennae in a microsecond depending on which is providing the strongest signal strength. Now you can experience endless communication with Honor 8 double antenna, which helps you to connect to your loved ones with the strong signal.


Intelligent communication with double antenna

Honor 8 has a pair of antenna which delivers stable calls even when the signal is weak. Sometimes you may notice very weak signal strength in underground garages. In such situations, the dual antenna on Honor 8 will switch between antennae to receive the strongest signal to improve communication performance.


Benefits of Double antenna

·        You can experience endless connectivity.

·        Call drop will be less

·        Better call quality even in weak signals.


Get your hands with Honor 8 and always get connected. 


Source: http://www.club.hihonor.in

Honor 8: FinFET Technology Explained

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Huawei has introduced a wide variety of high-end Smartphone in the world market. To showcase high performance, improved battery life and to reduce the heating issue of Smartphone, the Huawei has introduced their new high-end octa-core mobile chipset- Kirin 950on Honor’s latest product Honor 8.


Key Specifications of Kirin 950

·        It is integrated with the octa-core processor.

·        CPU- 4x ARM Cortex-A72 cores (2.3GHz) + 4x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (1.8 GHz)

·        Fabrication process- 16nm FinFET plus process technology

·        Graphics Processor- ARM Mali-T880 GPU


Importance of 16nm FinFET Plus process technology in Kirin 950 SoC

Kirin 950 is in-house with TSMC’s 16nm (16 nm or 16 nanometers is the size of the transistor fin used in the chipset) FinFET plus process technology, an enhanced version of FinFET technology.

The efficiency and battery life of the device can be improved by reducing the size of the transistor in the chipset. When the size of the transistor reduced in the chip, it is possible to fix more transistor fins in the same space. The tightly packed transistor fin increases the flow of current, thus improves the energy efficiency.

Compared to 28nm/ 22nm SoC, the size of the transistor fin in the 16nm SoC is smaller and the transistors are tightly packed. The slimmer 16nm SoC consumes less power than other processors and it bring performance benefits and prolong battery life. When compared with the 28nm process which is used in Snapdragon 616 processor, the 16nm FinFET plus process technology improves the performance by 65% and reduces power consumption by 70%. Thus the Kirin 950 makes new breakthroughs in devices with prolonging battery life.


Benefits of 16nm FinFET plus process technology

·        Showcase high performance

·        It improves the speed and the

·        Reduces the heating issue

·        Improves battery life

Honor 8: Design – State Of The Art

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No doubt, first thing that makes you palm Honor’s latest flagship Honor 8 is its killer body! The dual glass panel—all glass front and back panel– design makes it a class apart. All we can say isGlass is Class!



What strikes is the material transition. From tried-and-trusted aluminum that sits boldly on chamfers to the exquisite glass panel that covers the body! How glass curves down graciously to marry with aluminum is the beauty of this device. Plus, the 3D grating effect through 15-layer light-refracting glass finish ensures it shines no less than the solitaire that flatters your ring finger!


Now, if we come to size. It has got a decent 5.2 inch display which certainly gives it an edge over the current generation smartphones which are so huge that neither fit your hand, nor your trouser pocket. You can peacefully hold and operate this with one hand while your other hand is busy stirring the morning cuppa. The genius engineers juxtaposed glass and aluminum so that just when you think it is going to slip from your hand, aluminum provides the much-needed grip. The curves on the device only help it nestle into your palm comfortably.


The 2.5D effect adds to the ergonomics. You can see how the display is slightly raised in Honor 8. That’s technically 2.5D glass. The ultra-narrow bezels— that are on both the sides– are a puller. The placements of buttons and ports are logical too. The power and volume rocker is on the right edge. The fine indented texture on the power button actually stands testimony to the fine engineering that has gone into making this premium device. SIM tray/micro SD card slot is on the left. USB Type-C input, headphone jack and speaker grille appear at the bottom. Chin looks clean without physical capacitive keys. The crown houses an IR blaster and mic. The front shooter and proximity sensor are placed at the forehead. The notification alert light is strategically placed on the right side of the speaker to save space and make it look less cluttered.


On the back, above the centre you will find fingerprint scanner. A circular recess. It is not covered by glass yet the built is so that it doesn’t look like the odd man out. It is easy to access too. The twin cameras at the top look like a cute owl’s rounded eyes. Absence of camera hump makes it sit flat on plain surface which further adds to the beauty of the piece. Laser sensor and flash are placed right next to the rear cameras. 


By and large, there is not a single thing that you can crib about its design. It’s FLAWLESS!

Honor 8: Multi User Explained 

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Yup… most of the time we need to act as perfect in front of our parents, relatives and loved ones.



There are many situations where your cousins, brothers or relatives peeping into your device or checking your personal photos, apps and more. In such situations, you may be a little uncomfortable and feel to hide all personal details. Now no more worries!!! All you need to know about is “Users” on Honor 8. With this unique feature, you can create 5 different accounts on your device.

Now with this feature, you can share your Honor 8 with other people by creating additional users (accounts). Each user has their own space, which they can customize with apps, wallpapers and more.


Do you know how to set it up? It’s very easy!

1.     Go to Settings

2.     Then tap on Users

3.     To create a guest account touch Add guest

4.     To add an account touch Add (+)


Once you have done with this you can switch to different users. Try it out and leave your comments!