Android 2.3 Gingerbread Easter Egg


Untitled-1Just because Android 2.3 Gingerbread was released around Christmas does not mean it won’t have anything to do with Easter – or at least with Easter eggs. The very mention of an Easter egg is enough to grab the attention of every single geek on the face of this planet, as well as that of many hipsters and even non-geeks. Continue reading after the break to find out more about this Gingerbread flavored Easter egg, its activation method and even a spoiler image!

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Easter eggs are pretty cool. What started as a tradition of celebrating Easter and giving your loved ones as gifts later evolved into the practice of hiding easter eggs filled with goodies like candy for the kids on the easter morning, which are then discovered by the kids as they go on their easter egg hunt. Eventually, this practice got adopted by software developers to include a hidden bonus feature inside a program that isn’t a productive part of the program itself. The history of these easter eggs dates decades back, all the way to the early days of computer programming. There are even websites out there that list catalogues of all software easter eggs founds till date. Google itself has had a history with Easter Eggs and as expected, Android is no exception to this trend.

This easter egg has been independently discovered by several users – something we confirmed after we ran into it ourselves. It works on any Android device running any Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM, including custom ROMs. To activate it, go to ‘Settings’, tap ‘About phone’, scroll down to the end of the list and tap ‘Android Version’ twice and see for yourself. (If tapping it twice doesn’t work, give it a few more taps in quick succession. We assure you that it won’t break anything, unless you’re tapping hard with a hard object. Use of hammers or similar objects is not recommended for taping on phone screens.) For those without access to a device running Gingerbread, we are including a spoiler. View at your own risk!

Gingerbread Easter Egg Spoiler

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