To date, the Android operating system is adapted to the needs of the modern user as much as possible. A wide range of settings and functions will satisfy almost any request. And yet, sometimes it seems that it is not enough, and you want to extend the functionality of the gadget. The engineering mode gives you this opportunity. In this article, you will learn how to access engineering mode in Android and what it is.
Engineering mode is a special program that allows the user to make adjustments to the work of the gadget, conduct technical testing and evaluate the work of the sensors.
There are several options of how to access the engineering mode in Android. Some of these options:
If you did not manage to access the engineering mode using special codes or you have a Tablet, which does not support dialing, you can download special applications.
Here they are:
Not all Android devices give you access to the engineering mode, or as it is also called the “Developer mode”. This feature is only available on the gadgets the central processors of which are produced by MediaTek. As for all other models, it makes no sense to run the developer menu, because it was removed by the manufacturer. Even if you found an appropriate application, it just will not operate efficiently, because the engineering mode simply does not exist.
In addition, configuration menu is not available on the modified operating systems, such as CyanogenMod. Initially, these systems were developed for devices based on Qualcomm processor, and they do not support the engineering menu in Android.
Many users are wondering — how to customize the engineering mode in Android? The configuration of features allows you to use the device to the fullest and gives you the opportunity to solve several crucial tasks.
Quite often, in case of long-term usage of the gadget, some bugs may appear, significantly affecting the user experience. Not only Chinese fakes but also good quality gadgets may be affected. In order for a device to work correctly again, it is often recommended to reset it to the factory settings or to update the firmware.
After you try to reset your smartphone or Tablet, your gadget sometimes ceases to find the network. In such cases, you should check the IMEI code of your device. This feature is only available in the engineering mode.
If you want to find out how to repair IMEI via the engineering menu, you can read our article Backup and IMEI.
You should reset the engineering mode in Android very carefully because incorrect settings can result in incorrect operation of the device. Before changing something, it is recommended to write down the original values in order to protect yourself in case something goes wrong, and the new settings lead to malfunctions of the device.
If you did not record the initial settings, you can reset your device to the factory settings. This option is available on any MediaTek processor. You need to have root-rights to use this option.
If you want to find out how to get root rights, read our article How to get ROOT rights in Android, finding your smartphone model in the list.
To reset your gadget you need to:
And there you will find all the changed settings of the engineering mode. Sections can be removed selectively. If you are not satisfied with how, for example, Audio operates, then delete the folder Audio. Then be sure to restart the device. After you restart the device, the system will automatically create the deleted files with standard options, which are incorporated in the processor. If you want to completely reset the device, delete the folder aprdcl. After you restart the device, the folder will recover, and the phone will have factory values of the engineering mode.
I hope you learned how to access the Engineering mode or reset settings on Android. Don’t hesitate to ask any questions that you have about the engineering mode in the comments below. We will be glad to help you.