Xiaomi Tips #01

Tips and Tricks to enhance your XiaoMi Experience.
10 Xiaomi MIUI Secrets that’ll blow your mind
General Codes
Display’s IMEI number – *#06#
Factory Reset (will delete everything on a phone) – *2767*3855#
Display’s Phone information, usage statistics and battery Information – *#*#4636#*#*
Backup of all media files immediately – *#*#273282*255*663282*#*#*
Enables test mode for the service – *#*#197328640#*#*
FTA software version – *#*#1111#*#*
PDA and firmware version – *#*#1234#*#*
Wireless LAN tests – *#*#232339#*#*
For Backlight/vibration test – *#*#0842#*#*
Software and hardware info – *#12580*369#
Touch screen Testing – *#*#2664#*#*
System dump mode – *#9900#
Diagnostic configuration – *#9090#
Detailed Camera Information – *#*#34971539#*#*
USB logging control – *#872564#
HSDPA/HSUPA Control Menu – *#301279#
Display phone’s lock status – *#7465625#
Enter the service menu on phones like Galaxy S III – *#0*#
Reset the / data partition to factory state – *#*#7780#*#*
Factory restore this will remove Google account setting, System and application data and settings – *#*#7780#*#*
Factory format will remove all files and settings including the internal memory storage. And re installs the firmware – *2767*3855#
Information about your phone and battery – *#*#4636#*#*
Opens a File copy screen where you can backup your media files like Images, Sound and Video – *#*#273283*255*663282*#*#*
Enter into Service mode. Can run various tests and change settings in the service mode – *#*#197328640#*#*
Enables “End call / Power” button into direct power off button without asking for selecting any option – *#*#7594#*#*
Launch G Talk Service Monitor – *#*#8255#*#*
Camera information. Please avoid update camera firmware option – *#*#34971539#*#*
W-LAN, GPS and Bluetooth Test Codes:
W-LAN Test (Use “Menu” button to select various Tests) – *#*#232339#*#* OR *#*#526#*#* OR *#*#528#*#*
Wi-Fi MAC address – *#*#232338#*#*
GPS Test – *#*#1472365#*#*
GPS Test 2 – *#*#1575#*#*
Bluetooth Test – *#*#232331#*#*
Bluetooth Device Address – *#*#232337#*#
Codes to launch various Factory Tests:
Device Test (Vibration and Backlight Test) – *#*#0842#*#*
Proximity Sensor Test – *#*#0588#*#*
LCD Test – *#*#0*#*#*
Touch screen Test – *#*#2664#*#*
Touch screen version – *#*#2663#*#*
Packet Loopback – *#*#0283#*#*
Melody Test – *#*#0673#*#* OR *#*#0289#*#*
RAM version – *#*#3264#*#*
Code for firmware version information:
FTA SW Version – *#*#1111#*#*
FTA HW Version – *#*#2222#*#*
PDA, Phone, CSC, Build Time, Change list number – *#*#44336#*#* –
PDA, Phone, H/W, RFCallDate – *#*#4986*2650468#*#*
PDA and Phone – *#*#1234#*#*

How to remove Picasa from Android Gallery?

Picasa photos are automatically synchronised to your Android Gallery by default. I am going to show you how to remove Picasa totally from your gallery.

Goto Settings -> Accounts -> Google
Click on your email to access your account.

Google Account
Ensure that Sync Picasa Web Album is not checked. Click on the back button to exit as it will auto save.

You will need to clear the gallery cache to remove the Picasa.

Goto Settings -> Application Manager
Slide the tab to All and find gallery and click on it to enter.

Gallery App
Click on clear data to clear the cache.
You should have successfully remove Picasa from your gallery.

Tested on Galaxy Note 4 Android Version 5.1.1

Sandisk GTO for your smartphone

Always running out of space on your Android smartphone? No slot for external SD card? 
If the above two are affecting you, Sandisk GTO is the perfect solution for you. Once plug into your Android smartphone, it will be detected as a USB drive. You can copy files or retrieve data from it.

Sandisk GTO
Sandisk GTO 64GB is selling at S$30 at Challenger stores.

Drop us a comment if you want one deliver to your mail box.

Xiaomi Weather App

Xiaomi RedMi Note has an excellent built in Weather App for your needs. It allow you to know your local weather.

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You will get the current weather and the next 3 days of Outlook. It also features the temperature and type of weather at your current location.

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This weather app also provide you a trending of the temperatures.

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LG Nexus 5 Hard Reset

The hard reset function shall only be use if the device always freeze or becomes unresponsive. It can also be use when you want to sell your device to upgrade to a new smart phone. After the hard reset, the device will be a clean device just like it just got out from the factory.

Hard Reset of the LG Nexus 5 Steps by Steps Guide

  1. Turn off your device
  2. Press and hold the volume down key
  3. With the volume down key held down, press and hold the power button
  4. The boot loader will appear and u can release both button
  5. Use the volume down key to scroll and select the recovery mode
  6. Press the power key to enter
  7. Press the Volume up key, then press the Volume down key to scroll to wipe data/factory reset
  8. With wipe data/factory reset highlighted, press the Power key.
  9. Press the Volume down key to scroll to Yes — delete all user data.
  10. With Yes — delete all user data highlighted, press the Power key.
  11. Device will restart
  12. Once the wipe is complete, with reboot system now highlighted, press the Power key

The LG Nexus 5 is now reset and shall have to perform the settings again to setup as a new phone.