Hidden Secret Easter Eggs and Daydreams in Google Android Devices

Recently we shared a secret trick to enable and activate hidden "Developer Options" menu in Google Android mobile phones and tablets:

[Tip] Enable Hidden "Developer Options" Menu in Google Android Devices

In the same topic one AskVG reader "Errol" shared some interesting information about an Easter egg present in almost all Google Android devices.

This Easter egg is quite similar to Developer Options trick and can be enjoyed in all Android versions.

You just need to follow these simple steps to reveal this hidden Easter egg in your Android device:

STEP 1. First of all open Settings page of your Android mobile phone or tablet.

STEP 2. Now you need to open "About Device" (or About Phone / About Tablet) section. In old Android versions, this section can be found at the bottom of Settings page. In newer Android versions such as Android 4.4 KitKat, the "About Device" section has been moved to a new tab "More" in Settings page.

STEP 3. Once you open "About Device" section, look for "Android version" option. In newer smartphones, the "Android Version" option might present under "Software Info" section.

Reveal_Easter_Egg_Android_Mobile.png

STEP 4. To enjoy the hidden Easter egg, you need to quickly tap on the "Android version" field 4-5 times. Tap as fast as you can and it'll launch the secret Easter egg.

Android_Mobile_Easter_Egg.png

The Easter egg will be different for different Android versions such as:

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread - A zombie painting
  • Android 3.0 Honeycomb - A honeybee with a word "REZZZZZZZ..." inspired by Tron: Legacy movie
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich - Nyandroid character inspired by Nyan Cat
  • Android 4.1 - 4.3 Jelly Bean - Red Jelly Bean game
  • Android 4.4 KitKat - A spinning K, then Android logo, then Windows Phone style page with small tiles
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop - Flappy Bird game
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow - Same Flappy Bird game with new graphics

STEP 5. Once the Easter egg appears, long press on the screen and it'll convert into a game or other stuff.

Easter_Egg_Game_Android_Mobile.png

Long pressing will do another task. It'll activate and enable a new hidden "Daydream" in newer Android versions. Daydream is kind of a Screensaver which is shown when the device is docked or charging. You can enable or change Daydream using Settings -> Display -> Daydream or Screensaver option.

Enable_Daydream_Android_Mobile.png

With the help of above mentioned Easter eggs, new Daydreams "BeanFlinger" and "Dessert Case" can be enabled in Android 4.2/4.3 Jelly Bean and Android 4.4 KitKat devices respectively.

New_Daydream_Added_Android_Mobile.png

NOTE: These Easter eggs will work in all mobile phone brands having Android OS such as Samsung Galaxy, Sony, HTC, Google Nexus, LG, Motorola, Micromax, etc.

NOTE: The interface of Settings page in your Android mobile phone or tablet might differ from the interface shown in above screenshots as above screenshots were taken using Google Android 4.2 ISO image running in virtual environment in Windows.

PS: Check out following video to see the whole process live in action:

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  • Thanks very much VG.

    Their is yet another neat little trick when you start to play with the Jellybeans this will work for Android 4.1 - 4.3 Jelly Bean. The trick is to continue to open and close and open the Jellybean game and eventually a Candy Stick will appear among the Jellybeans.
    Boy was I surprised when I saw it. I quickly ran to my wife and daughter and showed them the cool pink and white Candy stick. Their is even a Jellybean that will wink at you, I think its Mauve in colour, but you have to be really focused and alert to see it or you'll miss it.

  • Nice one. Thanks for sharing them.

  • Nice but many already know about this :p

  • not working in my Micromax p350 funbook talk.

  • @ Prabhjot Sohal; Yes its true many out there knows about this, but it's really nice when these things are posted because it still have many many people in different parts of the world out there don't know about these stuff.
    I myself did not know until I discovered these features a few months ago on youtube. So when Vishal Gupta posted "Enable Hidden Secret “Developer Options” Menu in Google Android Mobile Phones and Tablets" I thought what a wonderful thing. I'll post what I know and share it for other readers to discover hidden features.

  • Hey VG. I have tried the easter egg, the minimum times you have to quick tap is three times. The daydream I didn't know about it until you posted this article. Good job!

  • nice post but does it work on bluestacks?

  • @ Kyle; I've been using Bluestacks for quite sometime now and no this feature does not work.
    Bluestacks has its own OS based on the Android OS and does not have any option to show Developer or Easter eggs etc.
    However did you know you can resize Bluestacks "Root.fs" to 400 MB in size? And also create a virtual image to mimic an SD card up to 64 GB in size or any size you desire? Yes it can be done.

  • my phone came with this allready uppnocked must be somthing to do with the brand of it its a no name phone but damm its got guts

  • Android 4.4.3 update is now available for Google Nexus 5, yippie!!!!

  • Guys, (gals), I am using ZTE Concord which is Android V2.3 and am able to get my zombie Gingerbread to come up (love it), however, everything I have tried, and I follow(ed) direction really well, to get the Daydream option to appear has failed.I could sure use someone's expertise with this...I just can't let it go. (Damend ADHD!)

  • @Miki Cook some versions of android os do not support the daydream feature. Only newer versions do. Hope this helped

  • Does this work on lg? Ive already done all the steps for 4.2.2 and im stuck one the windows tap, what do i do now?

  • This thing (hidden secret easter egg) doesn't appear in xolo hive 8x1000
    Anyone knows how to access it in this phone?

  • Does it work for Android 4.1?

  • Does NOT work on HTC phones

  • Lollipop 5.0 has flappy bird game

  • is there any other way to make it work in HTC ??

  • Android 2.3 has a zombie art.

  • hi i found the game as advised but i dont know how to end it! so i can get the OS back

  • This is an amazing one for my phone. I love jelly beans!!!

  • Cool. Is this feature part of the Android kernel itself, or is it its own app, that just doesn't appear in the app launcher? If it is its own app, where can I find the APK file in the phone's directory structure? I like this Jellybean one a lot more. Looks a lot more interesting that the one on my phone which is running Kitkat android (version 4.4.4). I also have an android tablet that has the Jellybean one, and if I could find the APK file for it, I could copy the file over to my phone, and run it by tapping the app's icon after I had installed it from the APK file.

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