Tips and Tricks for Xperia X10-Reveal the Secret Menu

Xperia X10 might not get the Android Froyo in near future because of it’s UXP Overlay on top of the Stock Android. But it’s sure to receive Android 2.1, Eclair in Q4 this year which would bring some real value to the Xperia X10. 🙂 The Upgrade is supposed to bring HD Recording to Xperia X10, and that would really be a huge plus for Xperia X10, when it would be lagging behind due to the Android Froyo or Even Android GingerBoard.

But for now, i would like to mention some cool Tips and Tricks for your Xperia X10. I’ve covered some of the tips and tricks for your Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 PART One, in this post. So, consider this as the part two of the Tips and Tricks for the Xperia X10. 🙂
And if you find a question related to any of these( or anything even anything else related to Xperia X10! ), please feel free to ask in the comments section, will love to help you out.

– How to Unlock the Secret Service Menu in Xperia X10?
If you are familiar with sony ericssion phones, you would be familiar with this secret menu! Sony Ericsson did not keep their Flagship Phone Xperia X10, away form this Secret Menu.
Heres the Code to Unlock the Menu :
In the Lock Screen ( the one with the Swype animation! ) Press the buttons below, simultaneously and in succession,
Menu, Back, Back, Menu, Back, Menu, Menu, Back

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– How to Lock my SMS Messages on Xperia X10?
Android does not provide locking of single apps and hence your privacy is not full-proof! But the android developers came up with a cool Application Locking App in Android. It provides Complete Privacy with your SMS Messages, Emails, Google Talk, etc. 🙂
The application is “ Protector “! Find a complete Review and Details about it here. I shot a video with the app as well, don’t forget to check out the video to get an idea of how it works on the Xperia X10. 🙂

– How to BackUP “Everything” on your Xperia X10?
Before you upgrade your Xperia X10 to the Latest firmware, you would like to take a backup of all your data,sms,apps,etc on your Xperia X10. To Get the best Backing Up Solution for your Xperia X10, check the Review of best BackUp Apps for your Xperia X10. 🙂

– How to get Smart Dialing in Xperia X10?
We, all know that the Smart Dialing feature is missing from the Xperia X10. And it’s really important feature to many of out there. So, to find the Best Smart Dialing Apps for Xperia X10, check here. 🙂

– How to Take Screenshots from your Xperia X10?
Taking screenshots on Xperia X10 doesn’t need any rooting now. Follow this simple guide to take screenshots of the Xperia X10! Taking Screenshots on your Xperia X10 can’t get simpler unless it gets rooted. 🙂

– How to View Videos in FullScreen Mode in Mediascape?
You would have noticed that it’s very hard to find a good video convertor that converts all the formats to the one thats applicable for Xperia X10 and also matches the screen resolution of it, 854×480. Which results in the videos not getting to full screen in the Mediascape, but Sony Ericsson solved this problem quite nicely.
Just Double tap the Video while it’s playing and it stretches to the full screen without affecting the pixel ratio. 😀
The only pre-requisite to it is, that the video must be in the Ratio of 16:9 and not 4:3.

– How to Enter Safe Mode in Xperia X10?
To enter into Safe mode in Xperia X10, Reboot the Phone, and when the Phone Vibrates, press the Volume Down Key.

– Where do i find the Best Apps and Games with Review for Xperia X10?
Of, course it’s at Gadgets | Technology Simplified Blog by Manish Kumar! 🙂
Heres the List of Top 20 Free Apps for your Android Xperia X10!

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99 thoughts on “Tips and Tricks for Xperia X10-Reveal the Secret Menu

  1. Hello Manish
    Your comments have been really helpful, I just want to know one more thing, the code to the secret menu is not working, even I changed the menu key with home key but all in vain. can you please tell me some other way to access these settings or some way to improve the in call volume ?

    Thanking in advance
    Junaid.

  2. i wanted to ask about the facebook app,when i post a status will it be like the iphone and the blackberry “via iphone”or “via blackberry”……….will it be like “via x10” or “via android”

  3. i copy some videos to my xperia x10 mini through USB cable after that i disconnect from pc in my mobile where these will store.i copy videos in phonnecard videos folder.if again connect to the sys its showing videos in video folder

  4. hi there,would you by any chance be able to help me,my xperia x10 is having problems with reception,i had ok reception until i won free data on optus win and now i have almost no reception for internet,facebook and youtube but is fine with calls and texting,thanks

  5. The combination Menu+Back and so on only works for Android 1.6! I have Android 2.3.3 on my Sony Ericsson Xperia X10i and there is a different code.

    It is: *#*#7378423#*#* REMEMBER! This Combination only works for Android 2.1 or 2.3.3 At least as far as I know!

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