Aug 172013

In this post I will explain about some Android Secret Codes which are helpful to know about android device hardware and software configurations.

Now a days everyone using Smartphones that is Known Fact. And in India Most of the people are using Android Mobiles and Tablets. According to statistics Samsung alone sold almost 2 crores galaxy mobiles in India. And recently Micromax announced that it sold 1 million canvas mobiles phones and these statistics are increasing day by day.

So it’s good know about these secret codes.

Android Secret Codes:



If your are an android geek or developer you might know these secret codes(or at least some of them).These codes are used by developers and Companies to change some system configurations .

Go through the following list

  1. For IMEI Number: *#06#  
  2. For RAM Memory version: *#*#3264#*#*
  3. For FTA SW version: *#*#1111#*#*
  4. For FTA HW version: *#*#2222#*#*
  5. For Touchscreen version: *#*#2663#*#*
  6. To test Bluetooth: *#*#232331#*#*
  7. To display Bluetooth Physic Address: #*#232337#*#
  8. To test secret GPS: *#*#1472365#*#*
  9. To test other GPS:  *#*#1575#*#*
  10. To test WiFi/Wireless LAN of phone: *#*#232339#*#* or *#*#528#*#* or *#*#526#*#*
  11. To display Wi-Fi MAC Address: *#*#232338#*#*
  12. To test Vibration and Back-light of device: *#*#0842#*#*
  13. To test Proximity/Distance Sensor: *#*#0588#*#*
  14. To test Touchscreen: *#*#2663#*#*
  15. For Audio Test: *#*#0289#*#* or *#*#0673#*#*
  16. To launch Service Mode: *#*#197328640#*#*
  17. Hidden Service Menu (Motorola Droid): ##7764726
  18. Field Test: *#*#7262626#*#*
  19. To format the phone: *2767*3855#
  20. To Restore Factory Settings: *#*#7780#*#*
  21. To create Immediate backup of your multimedia files: *#*#273282*255*663282*#*#*
  22. To display Phone Information: *#*#4636#*#*
  23. To get detailed Camera Information: *#*#34971539#*#*
  24. For Software & Hardware Information: *#12580*369#
  25. To display HSDPA/HSUPA Control Menu: *#301279#
  26. To start GTalk Monitoring: *#*#8255#*#*
  27. To get PDA, Phone, H/W and RF Call Date: *#*#4986*2650468#*#*
  28. Displays Build Time and Change List number: *#*#44336#*#*
  29. Packet Loopback Test: *#*#0283#*#*
  30. LCD  Display Test: *#*#0*#*#*
  31. Enter Service Menu (on New Phones): *#0*#
  32. Diagnostic Configuration: *#9090#
  33. USB Logging Control: *#872564#
  34. System Dump Mode: *#9900#
  35. View Phone Lock Status: *#7465625#
  36. Executes Emergency Dial Screen to unlock PUK Code: **05**#
  37. Enables Voice Dialing Logging Mode: *#*#8351#*#*
  38. Disables Voice Dialing Logging Mode: *#*#8350#*#*
  39. Change behavior of Power button: *#*#7594#*#*

Bonus Tip :  Has he or she read my email yet? are they Ignoring You Find your email has been read by the recipient! No More Guessing

How to remember Android Secret Codes?

No need to remember all these secret codes they are one finger tap away from you.Just install Android Secret Codes app from Google Store Enjoy and Have Fun.

Here are the some screenshots of this app


Android Secret Code application


Android Secret Code application

IMPORTANT! Some manufacturers not allow the use of these codes and they may not work on your device. By using secret codes you can change some of your device settings. Use at your own risk!

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Apr 012013

Have you ever imagined you could search Google by Smell..? 
Or you are ordering a pizza or anything but before ordering if you can able to Smell those things? Imagine how it will be?

Google announced their new search feature Google Nose.You can search by Smell also.Confused? See the below video

Still Not believing?
Then you are intelligent.

There is no such feature available. It’s practical joke played played by Google on the occasion of FOOL’S DAY APRIL 1st.


Jan 192013
Compress pictures and email

Now days I am busy with some other activities so I could not concentrate on my blog.I hope you enjoyed the new year celebrations This is my first blog post in this year 2013.Happy new year to all of you.

This post will explain how to compress pictures without losing their quality.

Recently I visited many tourist places around Bangalore,took many pictures and uploaded into Facebook and sent emails to my family members as they don’t have Facebook accounts.

But the problem here is you know that modern digital cameras  take pictures that are extremely large sometimes 5 to 10 mega pixels and more.Emailing those kind of pictures is very difficult,even uploading those high resolutions photos into Facebook will take lot of time.And if your Internet speed is slow then gone case only.

We can zip those photos but that will not compress photos as expected.I heard about some softwares those will compress pictures without loosing quality. I tried many softwares finally I end up with nice tip,no need to install any softwares If you have Microsoft Office in your system.Yes Microsoft Office that’s enough.I will explain how to compress pictures without loosing quality.

Also Read Bonus Tip : Forgot important link what you have searched Long back Don’t worry we have A search engine for what we have seen before

First copy pictures into laptop or system from your digital cam,before compressing it’s better to maintain back up of high resolutions.

  • Open Folder and select any one picture,right click and open with Microsoft Picture Manager.
  • Click on edit pictures and then select thumbnail view (small icon on left side of the picture manager) refer below picture.
  • Compress pictures and email


  • Then select all pictures (press ctrl+A).In the Edit pictures Panel select Compress pictures.

Compress Pictures                                                                       Compress pictures for emails

  •  Select documents as shown in the above pic on the bottom side you will see the compressed details as Original:1.52GB Compressed 207MB. Here I selected 519 files.Press OK. Wait for a while and then press Ctrl+S to save all pictures.
  • It may take sometime depending on number of files selected usually it’s less than a minute.

Upload these compressed pictures into Facebook rather than high resolution pics.You can save lot of time.And quality wise there is no much difference.

Instead of Emailing pictures you can use Google Drive to share pictures.Go to  Google Drive, Log in with your Gmail account and upload picture folder.

  • Select that folder , and click on More and select Share
  • Google will provide one link to those pictures  and we can share that link to facebook,twitter,Google plus instantly.
  • And enter email of your loved ones,share with them. 
  • Google providing 5gb free space to every gmail account we can upload files pictures into cloud and access them from anywhere.
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Dec 152012

As a human everyone is curious to know about what other people doing in their daily life that’s why Facebook is very famous! Am I correct?

2012 is going to end within few days,Do you know what happened in the past one year in Internet world or Google? Want know trending topics around the world? And especially what other people are Googling in the internet? this is very interesting right?

Google introduced Google Zeitgeist 2012 to know How the world searched in the past year,this includes 1.2 trillion queries in 146 languages from 55 countries.

What is Google Zeitgiest?

Even I am also confused what is Zeitgiest? German word ,It means spirit of the age or spirit of the time. i.e., which influences the world over the period of time.Now your clear right why Google took this name.Google started this service in 2001.

But this time with more features and also with Maps and Images.And filtered according to countries,languages.

Gangam Style second most trending topic all around the world.I loved this song.Whitney Houston is number One.

These are the some trending topics around the world in 2012 I found from Google Zeitgeist You can download entire list from here.Ipad  is the only keyword which holding it name in TOP10 from 2010.

Google Zeitgeist 2012 In India:

This time I was shocked with the results Sunny Leone is the third most keyword searched in India.While IBPS and Gate Exam are first two.Salman khan’s Ek tha tiger fourth.

Aakash tablet and Jabong(.)com are in the Top 10.

When coming to people no doubt in that right again Sunny leone.Two more bollywood stars are in the TOP 10 Poonam Pandey(3rd place And in 2011 4th place she is the only one holding her name in TOP10 when compared to last year 2011) and Sherlyn Chopra(6).

Anna hazare and Sachin lost their place from TOP10.

And also Teenager Alia Bhatt(Student of the year) daughter of Mahesh Bhatt is in 4th Place.

See The Past 10 year trends:

I tried to gather Past 10 year trends, You can see these Google Zeitgeist lists from 2001 onwards from here

How Google Zeitgeist gather data?

All the searches Google studied are anonymous. No personal information was used.Google gathered these data from multiple sources including Google Trends. Trending topics are “the searches that had the highest amount of traffic over a period in 2012 as compared to 2011.” While The “most searched” queries are the most popular terms for 2012—ranked in order of the queries with the largest volume of searches.

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Nov 292012

Gmail will allows us to print one mail or message at a time.We cannot print multiple mails at a time that are saved in a folder or Label.We have to open each mail at a time and in order to print them.

Here is the simple solution to print all Gmail emails in one label at a time.

Also Read :  Has he or she read my email yet? are they Ignoring You Find your email has been read by the recipient! No More Guessing

Gmail Print All for Chrome is a nice Google Chrome Extension that will export all mails in a label to a Google Doc that we can Print or Save it as PDF. Organize you emails according to labels or folders.

  • Install Gmail Print All for Chrome From Chrome Web Store.
  • Open Gmail Print All for Chrome Icon in Google Chrome App Screen.
  • GmailPrintAllForChromeGrantAccess
  • Authenticate by clicking Click to Authentic.
  • Read term and conditions ,Grant access.
  • GmailPrintAllAccess
  • Select you label and print it to Google Doc.
  • That will create one Google Document,Each conversation thread gets a page of its own with the subject and number of messages in the thread, messages organized by the date.
  • And this also creates a document in Google Drive containing the contents from messages.

You might also like : The Effective way of using Google Image search Find whatever you want with Google Image search

And also Share memories with your loved once easily the effective way of compressing pictures and email 

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Oct 152012

Are you researching a topic on the internet?

Want to find webpages similar to the page you are currently looking but not able to come up with the right search query on Google?

Google launched new extension for Chrome to find related webpages called “Google similar pages beta”.You can preview and explore other pages with one click.Install the extension from here .

After installing go to any webpage and click on similar button,It will displays a pop up with similar pages(up to four pages) as shown below.


As mentioned earlier it’s a beta version,it has some limitation like


Oct 142012

Today My Google Chrome crashed and I installed it again from official Google chrome page.There is a link on the bottom of the page “Read an Awesome Book” as shown below.

Read an awesome book


I thought it’s a guide to use Google Chrome,But It was about a dad, named Dallas Clayton, and a little book he wrote for his son about dreaming big, fantastic dreams – called An Awesome Book!.

He wrote this book for his son,after that he wanted to share it with others,but faced many problems getting it published. Instead of giving up,he put a version of the book online for free,and self-published some copies.People started sharing the book, and he sold thousands of copies via word of mouth.

Why this is special? Why Google given this much important to his little book?

After seeing this video  in Youtube I saw one comment by an anonymous guy “I mean this was awesome and all but had almost nothing to do with chrome.” .Correct right,it’s nothing to do with Chrome.But why it’s in official Google Chrome download page?

I spent some time on this and finally I found the answer from Chrome Official Blog.

Tom Oliveri, from Chrome Marketing said “Four years ago, the Chrome team kicked off a mission to make a better web for everyone. For us, helping kids – of all ages – use the web to read and dream is a pretty cool way to bring this mission to life. In that spirit, we wanted to harness the power of the web to get the book into the hands of as many people as possible.”

Chrome launched a new application for reading it online.You can install this from Google Chrome Web Store. This is an online version of the book,which you can read in any one of 17 languages.You can click on the text to hear Dallas with some awesome sound effects.

Google has a way to always make their advertisements really fascinating. After    reading(listening) from Web Store,he seems like an inspirational father like my DAD.

After that he wrote three more books

An awesome book of thanks
An awesome book of love
Magic magic do Good.

In Dallas’ own words, he wrote this book to be shared. “If you enjoy it, please feel free to share it with anyone and everyone you know and maybe that way we can all dream big together!”

Oct 122012

For some time forgot about Internet,Web,Google,go back to 50 years.

Imagine you are in 1950’s You want to plan a vacation for week end? What will you do?

  • First thing Place(where you want to go Decide then plan)
  • Date and Time (When you want to Go)
  • Is there are any books available about that place
  • Searching for news in Daily news papers
  • Any pictures?
  • Find that place in ATLAS
  • Route map to that place.
  • Send telegrams to your friend about your plan and ask them to join.
Difficult to do all these things right? but now we have Google to find all this things,We will use Calender (to plan),Google images,gmail,news,google maps to do all these things.But the problem is First we have to search images,next in other tabs we search for news,Google maps etc.
Imagine all these features at one place! your life will become simpler,Am I correct?  For this reason

Google come with new searching feature What do you love by Google?

Find your interests and get more details about it from different Google products at one place.

Google Products includes

  • google maps:-Search your interest in Google Maps
  • youtube:-Search Videos in youtube
  • Sketch:-Explore your interests in 3d with Google Sketch
  • Calender:-Plan your events
  • Blog Search:-Find blogs with your interests
  • Patents:-Find patents related
  • Books:-Find Books about your interests
  • Alerts:-Set alerts
  • News:-Find news
  • Google Translates

And more Google products at one place.

Go to

Enter your interests and explore them in different areas (like mentioned above)

I searched for Ice creams(I personally don’t like ice creams but my Best friend likes them a lot) and I came to know more details about ice cream at one place like below.

ice cream

Now I know Ice cream in different languages (IJs – (Dutch),Lody – (Polish),Hufen Iâ – (Welsh),Dondurmalar – (Turkey) and in many languages).Blogs about Ice creams and many details in one page.

Find your interests,And Explore.

Happy Searching..


Sep 292012
Seen before
Most of the people are good at remembering contents of a webpage. But not good at remembering how they find that page.
After several months,if we search for those pages we will get millions of pages and Page1 will contain fresh and popular pages right now.What we looked before may not be the popular.
We can bookmarks those pages but the problem is we may not think it was important for us to bookmark it.How to find previously viewed pages?
And the solution is


Seen Before:
A search engine for what you have seen before. Previously viewed webpages appear alongside your normal Google results.
It works across the multiple machines and Stores what ever we saw before based on keywords we searched.
No need to remember all the pages. And Filters are provided ,we can search for it by time of day or hour or etc.
And also we will get automated weekly email, detailing most common visited websites.
And 40% of the online users are simply looking for what they read before. Seen Before finds what we saw and saves time.


How it works:
You need to register on to use this extension.
That’s is it.That plug in will take care of remaining things.And it’s completely different from browsing history.
Seen before stores information securely in the cloud from our work or home computer.
So no matter where you read,you can still search for it based on our account.
It integrated with Google search so on every search, we can see how many results are within SeenBefore.
And another great thing is as it stores cached information we can read those page even if the page get changed or deleted.
We can see our results from anywhere.Just we need to install Chrome extension in that machine login to your account it will display the results as shown below.You can see Seen Before Options on the left side of the Search page When we click on    seen before it will shown the results based on time. It will not save private information like online banking,emails,shopping cart,https mode pages
How to install:
Currently it has more than 2000 users around the world.
Unfortunately it’s stopped new registrations,because they exceeded their expectations.
Luckily i have an account,simply superb extension.
But you can give a try by installing extension from Chrome web store click here
They are working and relaunching it very soon.
To get early access register on their website or you can clikc here.
currently it supports for Chrome only.But in the coming version it supports both Mozilla and Safari.
Register yourself as soon as possible and enjoy the searching.


Sep 222012
Google Advanced search
This post is continuation to my Old posts 
Finding Chat Logs  and 
Watch live webcams with simple Google Trick
We have so many searching operators like 
Search for an exact word or phrase : “search query”
Exclude a word : -query
Include similar words : ~query
Search within a site or domain : site: query
Include a “fill in the blank” : query * query
Search for either word : query OR query
Search for a number range : number..number 

No need to remember all these operators from now on wards we can use Google advanced search page for finding exact information .
Google advanced search option includes all these operators at one page. 
Click here to go to advanced search page.

Here is the screen shots for Google advanced search page.

Google Advanced search
Google Advanced search
I don’t know why Google is not providing this option in Google Home Page.
Instead of I am feeling lucky button it’s better to have this Google Advanced Search option.

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