Before we get started, you’ll need to make sure you have an app installed that will add the “activities” option to your shortcut creator.
- An Android phone. (I’ve only tested this on version 2.1 and higher)
- A custom homescreen launcher, I suggest Launcher Pro. (it’s free!)
ADW Launcher and others also work, but the steps below are shown using Launcher Pro.
Step 1Go to your homescreen (using a custom launcher) and Long-Press on an empty spot.
The “Add to Home screen” menu should appear; Tap Shortcuts.
This also works with ADW launcher, but the process is changed to Custom Shortcut > Pick your activity > Activities
Step 2From the next menu, Select Activities.* Now you should be at a black screen with a list of phone activities. Slide-down to whatever activity you can find with “hiddenmenu” in the name. (e.g. on my Samsung Galaxy S Epic 4G it was called com.android.hiddenmenu.)
Tap the hiddenmenu entry and then below you’ll see a list of all hidden menus on your phone. From here you can access any one of them.
*Note this may be called something else if you are using a launcher other than Launcher Pro.