I was just banned from android-forums, thought I would let people know why they wont be seeing me posting over there any more.
These are the hidden codes I found that can be entered into the indulges phone keypad. I marked the one in red that cause factory data reset meaning if you enter the codes listed in red all data will be deleted from the phone and restored to factory state.
*#0002*28346# – Unknown
*#0011# – Service Mode
*#0228# – Status
*#02280# – Unknown
*#0283# – Packet LoopBack
*#0289# – Molody Test
*#03# – Unique Number
*#0588# – Proximity Sensor Test
*#0589# – Unknown
*#0599# – Unknown
*#06# – MEID
*#0673# – Melody Test
*#07# – Factory Omission Avoidance
*#0782# – RTCTimeRead
*#0842# – Device Test
*#1111# – Unknown
*#1234# – Version
*#135802 – Tool Launcher
*#1472365# – Unknown (service Mode app crash)
*#1546792# – Unknown
*#1575# – Service Mode
*#197328640# – Service Mode
*#2222# – Unknown
*#2263# – Unknown
*#22745927 – Enable/Disable Hidden Menu
*#232331# – Bluetooth Test
*#232332# – Unknown
*#232337# – Bluetooth Test
*#232338# – WlanMacAddress
*#232339# – Wlan Test
*#2424# – Unknown
*#2454# – Unknown (phone Reboot)
*#2580# – Service Mode
*#2663# – Touch Screen Version/firmware update
*#2664# – some sort of touch screen test
*#2665# – Unknown
*#273283*255*3282*# – unknown
*#273283*255*663282*# – unknown
*#2767*2878# – Service Mode
*#28346# – unknown
*#32489# – Service Mode
*#3282*2362# – Unknown
*#3282*727336*# – unknown
*#34762# – unknown
*#34971539# – Camera Firmware
*#363743629 – Check SPC
*#367# – unknown
*#3695147# – unknown
*#369852# – unknown
*#3844228# – unknown
*#4238378# – Service Mode
*#44336# – Version Info
*#4636*1111# – unknown
*#46744674# – unknwon
*#4986*2650468# – Version Info
*#526# – WlanTest
*#528# – WlanTest
*#583266# – LTE Developer Menu
*#6854123# – unknown
*#7284# – Service Mode
*#7298# – unknown
*#7412365# – Camera Firmware
*#742690# – unknown
*#745# – Sec_Ril_Dump
*#7450# – Disable phone dump mode
*#7451# – Enable phone dump mode
*#7465625# – Personalization (app crash)
*#7594# – Enable shutdown on End Call Long Press.
*#767*3855# – @@@@@Factory Format- no warning@@@@@
*#7780# – @@@@@Factory Reset – With Warning@@@@@@
*#80# – unknown test/info
*#865625# – unknown
*#9090# – unknown
*#9900# – SysDump
*#9998*3288# – unknown (displays message “2″)
**3282738 – Enable/Disable data connection
**33284 – Data menu(SPC check)
**367738 – Enable/Disable DNS
**492743 – Data Mode selection
**5647 – Various logs
**583385## – Enable/Disable LTE or CDMA only Modes
**7738 – Force Mode (SPC check)
**7838 – LTE Test (SPC check)
**87284 – Phone Ulil
*2767*2878# – unknown
*2767*3855# – @@@@@Factory Format – No Warning@@@@@
*2767*4387264636# – unknown
*2767*738767633# – unknown
*2767*73876766# – unknown
*2767*7387677763# – unknown
*2767*7387678378# – unknown
*7465625*27*# – Network Lock
*7465625*638*# – Network Lock
*7465625*77*# – Network Lock
*7465625*782*# – Network Lock
While looking at the source code for the Samsung Galaxy Indulge I came across a file with the following comments.
/*This is a temporary piece of crappy code that I was forced to write as I did not figure
out how to properly use the SPI driver in the system. Please resist the temptation of ever using
this code in a good Samsung phone. I will remove this code as soon as I figure out the correct
way of using the SPI driver*/
//This lines tells how desperate I am right now .. ha ha..
spi0_regbase = ioremap_nocache(DRV_SPI0_BASE, 4096);
Doesn’t look like the guys over at Samsung know what their doing. It also sounded like this was just meant to be temporary code that would be fixed/removed yet here we are 1 year from the listed creation date and the code was not change and the comments about the poor coding has been left in tact.
So when they say don’t use this in a good phone do they mean that the indulge (one of their own products) is not a good phone?
OK, I just updated the app.
If you already have it downloaded, please download it again to get the new version.
New Version Change Log:
Changed Lebel to read Selected State instead of Current State.
Added app version info
App now remembers the last state you selected so you dont have to keep selecting a state.
Added ability for app to let you know when news versions are available.
Added download of new app version by clicking button in app.
Fixed a bug where some states like New York could report outages but not report when network is back up.
Since getting my Samasung Galaxy Indulge I have experienced data service outages almost on a daily basis. When contacting MetroPCS about it they rarely even know whats going on. I can check online and see many people having the same issues durring the same times all over the US. MetroPCS reps at local stores are not even notified of outages or scheduled maintenance and try to diagnose phones as being defective when that is not the case.
I have decided to take this issue into my own hands and create a simple app that people can load on their phone to to let everyone know what the current networks status is for each state in the USA.
Please not that when your phone is connected via WiFi, only service outages can be reported.
To view status info and also report outages from your PC, you can visit the following URL: http://androidinvasion.us/MetroPCS/status.php
Today I learned that MetroPCS plans to remove the unlimited YouTube access that current customers get with the $40 4G service plans. They also plan to change the warranty policy to include rooting as a reason for voiding warranty. I would have figure that this would already be the case but maybe since until now they have not had any android devices or 4G service they didn’t have the need for listing this specifically in the policy. One think that I don’t like to see is that they will be requesting for employee’s to check phones for rooted phones and apps like WiFi Tether. If a rooted phone is brought in or if a tethering app is found, a notation will be added to the persons account.
• Corporate recently added an additional reason for an Android handset to be considered as Out-Of-Warranty.
• Android handsets that have been subject to “rooting”, “jailbreaking” or “hacking” are no longer covered under warranty and may be grounds for termination or modification of service.
• Rooting is a process that modifies a handsets software allowing access to services not supported or tested by the Carrier or OEM.
• While there are more applications out there that allow subscribers to gain root access, a specific example seen on a Samsung Galaxy Indulge is shown below.
• If you see this application on the handset, please explain that the handset is out of warranty and be certain to access the customer’s account and add a memo that the handset has been rooted.
The picture they posted of is super user and some other ones.
Also they highlited the “thetering app” so i guess thats where “may be grounds for termination or modification of service.”come from , lol not sure what they would do
Please keep in mind that this info is from one reported MetroPCS employee. Other MetroPCS employee’s could not confirm the same.
This morning at around 6:30AM Eastern I noticed that there was no data connection available from MetroPCS on my cellphone. I rebooted the phone and still no connection. Check another MetroPCS phone and discovered it too had no connection. I know this was an issue on Metro’s side and not the phones so I called 611 for more info. After about 15 minutes I finally got to talk to someone and they said that they sent an update signal to my phone and that I should wait an and see if it fix’s the issue. If the issue was not fixed within an hour they advised me to call back. An hour cam and went so I called back and this time they said that there was indeed a network outage in my area. They said again that I should wait another hour and call back.
At about 10:30AM the phone got a 2G data connection and 5 minutes later the 4G network icon came back up on my phone. I tried to pull up a website from the phone but was unable to do so over the 4G netwrok The icon indicated that my phone was sending info but not receiving anything back. I then tried turning 4G off and forcing the phone into 2G (samsung by the way did not give this option on the Galaxy Indulge, It is somewhat of a hack to be able to do this). Metro’s 2G network was working and I was able to connect to the net.
Both Metro and Samsung say they dont see any need for an option to toggle 4G on/off. Yet by doing this I was able to get my data connection back an hour before all other Galaxy Indulge owner.
Thanks to Ciper on the androidforums.com forums for pointing out a version of the wifi tether app that works with rooted indulge. I have tested this to be working and it works great. I’m getting really great speeds from it as well.
right now I’m in the middle of testing how it effects battery life and will post my results when done.
So far normal web browsing from my ipad tetherd to the phone for 30 minutes has brought the phone from 86% battery life to 63%.
@@@@ UPDATE @@@@
New version of app released with Galaxy Indulge support built in.
In the Wifi Tether apps settings change the following:
Change Device-Profile to: Samsung Galaxy Indulge
Change Setup-Method to: Auto
This will now make the hotspot run in infrastructure mode and also give you the ability to use WPA2 Encryption.
OK, I have been working with some of the guys over at Android Creative Syndicate an have merged my bloatware removal script with there new 1 click root script. This new script will root the phone, remove the bloatware and install a working SuperUser.apk. This means the phone is now protected by the superuser app and not left open to grant access to all apps.
The new download can be found at: http://androidinvasion.us/downloads/Root_And_Bloatware_Removal.zip
Make sure you have drivers for the phone installed beforehand.
http://androidinvasion.us/downloads/SAMSUNG USB Drivers for Mobile Phones (x86).exe
http://androidinvasion.us/downloads/SAMSUNG USB Drivers for Mobile Phones (x64).exe
Unzip the files to a location on your computer and then run the run.bat
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This is a great app for analyzing WiFi signals around you. I use this app to easily visualize what hotspots are out there and what channels there using. It allows me to setup my access points with the least amount of interference possible.
The best part is that its free. If you setup WiFi hotspots or even just search for them this is a must have app.