Samsung Galaxy smartphones have a long list of hidden options and with case of both Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S4; it is only a matter of enabling them to take advantage which brings the super user out in you. Know the 31 Hidden Options secretly stored inside your Galaxy S4 or Galaxy Note 2.
Hidden Options on Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 2
Source: Play Store
SamMobile revealed that the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 2 feature "Hidden Settings" which can be accessed secretly if the device has root access. A new application called "Note 2 Hidden Settings" allows a user to access many secret system settings and toggle them by simply hitting a button.
This applications works perfectly on both Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 2 which will let you do things such as adding an exit button to the browser or adding an option to select user agent - desktop or android, enabling enter key on the keyboard for creating new line, enable infinite scrolling in the default launcher and application drawer, toggle a shutter sound menu inside the camera app, remove the "Software Update" menu in the settings and more.
The primary requirement of the application is Android 4.1 Jelly Bean which means you need to upgrade your device. It is not 100 per cent guaranteed working on all variants of both devices but since there is an automatic backup available, feel free to try it out.
Source: Play Store
Hidden Option Features
There 31 possible hidden options you can play with using the application on your Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 2 provided that they have root access. Here are the categories which you can access using the app:
- System Preferences
- App Drawer
How to Access "Hidden Features"
1. Root your Samsung Galaxy S4 or Galaxy Note 2.
2. Visit the Google Play Store.
3. Download and install the Note 2 Hidden Settings app on your device.
4. Launch the application.
Be reminded that some hidden features can affect the system performance and stability which means enough knowledge is necessary on categories you're not familiar with. Making any changes especially to system settings can dangerously damage your device and could hard brick it.
So before changing anything, use the in-app automatic backup so you can restore and reverse changes if something goes out of control. In case your device suffered an error, send feedback directly to the application's page on Google Play Store.
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