G1 keyboard and button shortcuts

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Needs cleaning up and more info. Also see boot modifiers for key combos that affect bootup.

  • Hold down Talk : Voice dialing
  • Hold down Home : Application switcher
  • Hold down End Call : Menu to choose Power Off or Silent Mode
  • [a-z]* - open Contacts, show names starting with letter(s)
  • Search + b : Browser
  • Search + c : Contacts
  • Search + e : Email
  • Search + g : Gmail
  • Search + i : IM
  • Search + l : Calendar
  • Search + m : Maps
  • Search + p : Music
  • Search + s : Messaging
  • Search + y : YouTube

From off state:


  • Power + Home : Recovery console
    • Alt + l : Show recovery console logs
    • Alt + s : Apply an update stored in update.zip on the top-level of the SD card
    • Alt + w : Wipe data/factory reset (often should be done after updating)
    • Alt + b : If you have a modified firmware, this creates a backup of your flash on your sdcard using nandroid script
  • Power + Camera : Bootloader (Engineering console requires a developer unit)
    • If you have a file on sdcard named DREAIMG.nbh, it asks if you want to use it to reflash
    • Backspace : Fastboot
    • Talk + Menu + End : Reboot
  • Power + Menu : Safe mode

Redundant information is at Boot Modifiers

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