Tips and stuff you won’t find in the manual, collected from the xda-developers forum, personal experimentation and other sources. Please use only tips you understand – if you don’t know what a factory reset means, you do not want to find out :)
“Pinch” means using 2 fingers to zoom in our out (Google this if you don’t know the word :)
The buttons are depicted here:
- Use two fingers to scroll until fingers are released.
- Use three fingers to scroll fast until top/bottom.
Phone wake up: Via home or power.
Hold menu: Quick access Android search.
Dobule click home: Quick access voice commands.
Screenshot: Press home and power simultaneously. Screenshots are saved in/sdcard/ScreenCapture/
Multiple home screens: Touch the dots to switch directly to a screen or hold and drag left/right to scroll very fast.
Changing shortcuts at the bottom: Click „Applications“ (bottom right), then menu, click „Edit“: Now change the three (left) icons via drag & drop. Afterwards click menu and choose „Save..“.
Quick brightness change: Hold the notification bar (on the top) and drag left/right to modify brightness (if not set to auto).
Pinch home screen to view all home screens and add/delete them.
Pinch application screen to view all application screens and reoder them.
Set background image for lock screen: When changing your desktop background image, there are two buttons, choose the right one (smaller area) and save. Now you‘ll be asked to use this image for the lockscreen too.
E-Mail: Pinch in the overview list to fold/unfold by date.
E-Mail: Click longer on a date (either the sent date or a date in the email text): Create a new calendar event for this date.
Contacts: Drag left over a contact to send SMS, drag right to call
Keypad: Use the letters on number keys to type a name, the triangle on the right shows how many matching contacts are found, clicking on it reveals them.
Camera: Change shortcut buttons by clicking menu, “Edit”, then modify shortcut buttons via drag&drop.
Camera: Pinch to zoom in/out.
Browser: Pinch to view all tabs/windows.
Browser: Go to “about:debug” via address bar. Now you have additional options when pressing the menu (at the bottom)
Browser: Go to “about:useragent” via address bar. Now you can modify the user agent string.
Video player: Drag left/right to Fast forward/Rewind
Video player: Power locks/unlocks the screen
Calendar: Pinch in month view to get an overview, swipe left/right to change the year.
Easter egg from Google: Go to preferences, about phone, click some times on “Android Version” (try multiple times)
Turn phone off, press and hold: Volume Up + Home + Power. Use volume keys to navigate up/down, home key to execute.
Via dialer: Enter *2767*3855#
Menu: Settings > Privacy > Factory data reset.
Codes (enter via Keypad, the ones below work for me)
*#0*# LCD Screen test *#06# Show IMEI Number *#2222# HW Version *#1234# Phone info *#34971539# Camera Firmware *#9900# Sysdump (Logfiles etc.) *#0228# Battery diagnostics *#7284# Phone utility *#7353# Function testing *#9090# Service Mode *#*#197328640#*#* Service Mode Menu *2767*3855# Factory Reset (not tested.. :)