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  • List of secret codes for your android mobile

    List of secret codes for Android

    These codes are mostly universal and should work on Android devices, no matter the manufacturer. There might still be carrier restrictions on certain codes though, so they're not all guaranteed to work.

    Info codes

    CODEFUNCTION
    *#06# Show phone's IMEI
    *#0*# Info menu (doesn't work for all phones)
    *#*#4636#*#* Info menu
    *#*#34971539#*#* Camera info
    *#*#1111#*#* FTA software version
    *#*#1234#*#* PDA software version
    *#12580*369# Software and hardware info
    *#7465625# Device lock status
    *#*#232338#*#* MAC address
    *#*#2663#*#* Touchscreen version
    *#*#3264#*#* RAM version
    *#*#232337#*#  Bluetooth address
    *#*#2222#*#* Hardware version
    *#*#44336#*#* Software version and update info

    Backup codes

    CODEFUNCTION
    *#*#273282*255*663282*#*#* Backup all media

    Testing codes

    CODEFUNCTION
    *#*#197328640#*#* Test mode
    *#*#232339#*#* Wi-Fi test
    *#*#0842#*#* Brightness and vibration test
    *#*#2664#*#* Touchscreen test
    *#*#232331#*#* Bluetooth test
    *#*#7262626#*#* Field test
    *#*#1472365#*#* GPS quick test
    *#*#1575#*#* Full GPS test
    *#*#0283#*#* Packet loopback test
    *#*#0*#*#* LCD display test
    *#*#0289#*#* Audio test
    *#*#0588#*#* Proximity sensor test

    Configuration codes

    CODEFUNCTION
    *#9090# Diagnostics settings
    *#301279# HSDPA/HSUPA settings
    *#872564# USB logging settings

    Developer codes

    CODEFUNCTION
    *#9900# System dump mode
    ##778 (+green/call button) EPST menu

    Manufacturer-specific codes

    Motorola

    CODEFUNCTION
    ##7764726 Hidden Motorola Droid menu

    HTC

    CODEFUNCTION
    *#*#3424#*#* HTC test program
    ##786# (Caution!) Phone reset menu
    ##3282# EPST menu
    ##3424# Diagnostic mode
    ##33284# Field test
    ##8626337# Launch Vocoder
    *#*#4636#*#* HTC info menu

    Other codes

    CODEFUNCTION
    *#7780# (Caution!) Factory reset
    *2767*3855# (Caution!) Full factory reset
    *#*#7594#*#* Power off the phone
    *#*#8351#*#* Activate dialer log mode
    #*#8350#*#* Disactivate dialer log mode

    Stay away from these codes (Caution! Risk of data loss and rendering phone useless)

    CODEFUNCTION
    *#*#7780#*#* (Caution!) Factory data partition reset
    *2767*3855# (Caution!) Format device

    There's a good chance you'll never need to use these codes, but if you do then now you know where to find them.

    Are there any secret codes that you find yourself using all the time? Or are there any we haven't listed here that are really interesting? Let us know in the comments!

     

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  • The man 'whose faulty fridge started tower inferno': Neighbour reveals how Ethiopian taxi driver raised the alarm when deadly blaze started in his fourth-floor kitchen

    This is the mini-cab driver whose faulty fridge is alleged to have started the Grenfell Tower inferno.

    Behailu Kebede, a father of one, raised the alarm after flames took hold in his flat at number 16 on the fourth floor.

    Maryann Adam, 41, who lived at number 14, told how Mr Kebede banged on her front door in the early hours of Wednesday to tell her that there was a fire in his kitchen.

    She said: 'He knocked on the door, and he said there was a fire in his flat. It was exactly 12.50am because I was sleeping and it woke me up. 

    'The fire was small in the kitchen. I could see it because the flat door was open. There was no alarm.' 

     

    Mr Kebede friend Eshete Meried said the 44-year-old taxi driver originally from Ethiopia, escaped the building - but was still in shock.

    Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, Mr Meried said: 'Behailu did raise the alarm, that is what I am hearing.

    'He is fine but he is not in a position to talk about anything right now. I understand that he in a temporary shelter, staying with friends.' 

    Another friend said Mr Kebede had spoken to police who are investigating the fire.

    Maryam left her phone with her belongings in her flat and has been unable to check on other residents. She later attended the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital after feeling dizzy, but was given the all-clear. 

    Speaking today from emergency accommodation close to the scene of the disaster, Mr Kebede told of his distress at witnessing the very beginning of the inferno, which it is feared to claimed more than 100 lives.

    He told MailOnline: 'I am very upset'. Asked whether the fire started in his flat by MailOnline Mr Kebede replied: 'I'm busy, I'm busy. Goodbye.'

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  • 5 Ethiopian Multi-Millionaires You Should Know

    A few Ethiopians have built multi-million and billion dollar empires in industries as diverse as agriculture, food, construction, energy and distribution and earned multi-million dollar fortunes to boot. Their names don’t ring with the African public, and you’ve probably never heard about them before, but they are very successful — and very wealthy. Meet 5 Ethiopian entrepreneurs, who own businesses with annual revenues of $50 million or more.

    Belayneh Kindie

    Source: Agricultural Commodities

    Belayneh Kindie Import And Export (BKIEA), the eponymous company Belayneh founded and runs, is the largest agricultural commodities trading company in Ethiopia. He founded the company in 2005 to primarily export oil seeds and subsequently expanded into other commodities such as sesame seeds and nuts. Its commodities trading business has revenues of a little over $60 million in 2016. The company also has a thriving transportation business that boasts a fleet of more than 100 dry & fuel cargo trucks. BKIEA also owns hotels in Ethiopia and a port handling service company.

     

    Tewodros Ashenafi

    Source: Oil

    Ashenafi is the chairman and co-owner of Ambo Mineral Water, Ethiopia’s bestselling naturally-carbonated bottled mineral water, along with beverage giant SABMiller. He is also the founder and CEO of oil exploration firm SouthWest Energy, one the largest oil and gas acreage holders in East Africa. SouthWest has a leading acreage position in the Jijiga Basin, Ethiopia’s largest proven hydrocarbon-bearing sedimentary basin, covering an area of approximately 350,000 km2 and in the eastern region of Ethiopia bordering Somaliland.

    Buzuayehu T. Bizenu

    Source: Diversified

    Bizenu is the chairman and controlling shareholder of East African Holding, a leading industrial conglomerate in Ethiopia that operates in a variety of sectors such as manufacturing of Fast Moving Consumer Goods, tea processing, printing and packaging, transport, real estate, cement production and coal mining.

    Ato Ketema Kebede

    Source: Diversified

    Kebede is the founder of KK PLC, an Ethiopian company that manufactures blankets primarily to export across Africa and North America. The company also owns an acrylic yarn dyeing plant, and is also engaged in the import and distribution of heavy-duty machineries and equipment for mining, construction, road making and quarrying. The company is also one of the largest exporters of Ethiopian coffee, cereals and spices.

     

    Akiko Seyoum Ambaye

    Source: Construction

    Akiko Ambaye, one of Ethiopia’s most prominent female business leaders, is the founder of Orchid Business Group(OBG), an Ethiopian construction company engaged in road construction, the supply of construction materials, rental services of construction machinery and haulage.

     

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  • Do You Have Lower Back Dimples? Then You Should Find Out What They Really Mean

    Men have always been allowed to set the standard of what’s hot and what’s not when it comes to a woman’s sex appeal. These lower back dimples, two concave marks located directly above the buttocks, aren’t found on everyone. But when you see them, here’s what it means.

    1. Michelangelo 

    You must be wondering what Michelangelo has to do with all this. Well, he was the first to have been heard quoting, about the lower back dimples.

    2. Christened

    Michelangelo christened them dimples of ‘Venus’ when he spotted them on women.

    3. The Two Holes

    The two holes at the lower back that can be seen with the naked eyes pretend to be like circles, that’s why they are called holes. This can be seen in both men and women. In women, they are called Venus holes and in men, they are called Apollo holes.

    4. Is it Good?

    They are thought to be aesthetically pleasing, but they are also rumored to have some benefits in other ways too.

    5. Medically

    According to official medical experts, they are ‘created by a short ligament stretching between the spine and the skin.’

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  • Easy ways to dramatically reduce your mobile data usage on Android

     

    1. Restrict background data

    The easiest way to save data is to tell your apps (or the Android system itself) to restrict background data. Background data is all that internet traffic that goes on when you're not actually using an app: email syncing, feeds updating, weather widgets and so on.

    2. Ditch the Facebook app

    It's pretty well known among Android aficionados that the Facebook app is one of the biggest consumers of data, not to mention its high resource use and battery drain. So why not replace it with something less demanding?

     

     

    3. Disable auto-updating apps

    Another huge drain of your data allowance comes from the occasional bout of Google Play app updating. If you have the Play Store set to auto-update apps, even over a data connection, this could be chewing its way through your allowance every month without you even knowing.

    4. Use Opera's video compression

    The Opera for Android browser now has a very useful video compression option, which can save you a load of data if you're frequently watching videos on the go. To use it, simply download the Opera browser, go to Settings > Data savings and tick the box that says Video compression. This setting not only saves you data, but also means that videos are more likely to load faster

     

     

    5. Compress Chrome pages

    If you use Chrome for all your web traffic, this tip alone can save you 30-35 percent of yif our mobile browser data consumption. The Data Saver option compresses web pages before loading them in your browser.

    Using Data Saver does slow things down a tiny bit, but you quickly get used to it and a moment's delay is worth it when your data lasts so much longer. Just launch Chrome, tap the three dots in the top right-hand corner, go down to Settings and then to Data Saver. Keep an eye on the graph to see your data saving

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