Shortcut Master is an amazing tool that allows you to create, capture, and search for shortcuts. It will reveal hidden codes and shortcuts in your device.
You can create shortcuts to hidden functions or secret codes such as App Ops and *#*#4636 #*#*, (Testing menu), etc.
These are the steps to create a shortcut:
1) Use one of these tools (under the menu) to find the target.
– Secret Code Explorer
– App Explorer
– Capture Shortcut
2) Open the target (Launch button) to test it.
3) Add the shortcut to the list (Favorite butt) or on your Home screen. Some custom launchers may not allow you to use the shortcut on your Home screen.
4) Or, import the shortcut list to your app. These are some examples of shortcut lists that you might find useful:
– Android Hidden Shortcuts (4.3): http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2872474&d=1406473157
– Samsung Hidden Shortcuts (Note 3): http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2872475&d=1406473157
* SECRET CODE EXPLORER:
This page will provide a listing of all secret codes that are available on your device.
Filter the list using All apps, System apps or User (downloaded).
The first line of a list contains the code, while the second is the name of the app. The last line is the name of the broadcast receiver.
You can launch the code by tapping on the item.
There are four options for launching the code: Methods 0 and 1, which broadcast the intent, and Methods 2 and 3, which simulate the dialing on a dial-pad. Method 2 dials *#*#code #*#*, and method 3 dials *#code#. However, you can modify these formats in the Settings. Method 1 does not require root permission.
After you have tested the code, you will be able to add the shortcut to your favorite list. There are four options for creating the shortcut. You cannot create a shortcut from the secret code’s homescreen.
NOTICE: Samsung devices without HiddenMenu can still be used to launch secret codes.
* APP EXPLORER
This will display a list all installed apps on your device. Filter the list by All apps or System apps.
The app name is in the first line. The package name is in the second.
Tap on the app to open the list of components and activities. Tapping on an item will launch it. A context menu will allow you to add the shortcut to your favorite list or home screen.
You can use full-text search to find the target. Simply enter any text in the search box, and click the button to start searching. Searches will take place in the target class, app, and package names.
Filter the search results by All apps, System app, or User (downloaded).
* CAPTURE SHORTCUT
The shortcut can be captured manually or automatically.
To manually capture, navigate the app you wish to capture shortcut to, pull down the system notification bars, and tap the ‘Capture Shortcut’ icon.
You can also capture automatically by following the steps above and waiting for the predetermined period. The app will then capture the image automatically.
Export the favorites list to the file on your sd card. You can either import the file later or copy it to another device.
ROOT permission may be required for certain system functions to be launched.
– System functions cannot be made as shortcuts on the Home screen.
It is due to the devise policy which varies from one device to another.
Supporting thread on XDA: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2800117
– The ability to create shortcuts from the Home screen
– Unlimited number and variety of shortcuts to the favourite list