Tomek Kondrat · Jan 10, 2014 at 07:30 pm

Add the Jelly Bean Easter Egg to Your Favorite Gingerbread or ICS ROM

The Android dev team has a sense of humor, and has put several funny easter eggs into their code. Probably the best known easter egg is the “hidden” pseudo-game in the About Phone section. Tapping on the Android version several times launches a screen with Jelly Beans, KitKats, or other funny stuff. Now, you can port these little mini games to other Android versions.

XDA Recognized Contributor iamareebjamal wrote a guide for Gingerbread devices, and explained what needs to be done to swap the standard easter egg screen with the one from Jelly Bean. This can be done by using reverse engineering tools like APKTool and derivatives.

The process of adding in the easter egg is pretty straightforward. You need to add a few lines of Smali code to one of decompiled files, and then recompile the framework. The changed file can then be pushed back to your device, and you can enjoy Jelly Bean easter egg or use it to fool your friends. This mod should work on almost every device running Gingerbread or Ice Cream Sandwich.

More information about what needs to be done can be found in the original thread, so go there and give it a try. You can find tons of hilarious source code comments on Stack Overflow.


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Tomek Kondrat

eagleeyetom is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Tomek is the only Polish moderator on XDA Developers. He graduated from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn with a degree in journalism and public communication in 2013. He's a big fan of football (not hand egg), post rock and cooking. A total addict of mobile technology, especially Android. Currently flashes dozens of custom ROMs on his OPO. View eagleeyetom's posts and articles here.
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