Airplane Mode Modifier

Airplane Mode Modifier


NO LONGER WORKS AS OF ANDROID 4.2+
Google decided to secure the setting this app modifies; only system apps can change it now.

Graphical interface to edit the AIRPLANE_MODE_RADIOS setting.

In theory, this would let you control exactly what gets turned off and what doesn't when you turn on airplane mode. Android defines cell, bluetooth, and wifi, and device manufacturers can probably use more if they want.

In practice, though, this setting is almost nothing like what the docs say. On the Motorola Droid 2, the only constant honored seems to be wifi. Bluetooth is always turned off, though I can manually turn it back on after airplane mode is engaged.

In general, you will just have to check and see what works. This tool is intended mainly for developer types who want to see how the value affects what their device does when switched to airplane mode. I can make no promises for how it will work from one device to another. (Just like with all of my apps.)

You have to go to the normal settings screen to actually toggle airplane mode. (Once I realized how little this value actually seems to control, it didn't seem worth it to build in actual airplane mode toggling.)

In general, I'll give the same disclaimer I usually do: Do not download this app, it probably won't work. Expect nothing and you won't be disappointed.
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About Airplane Mode Modifier
NO LONGER WORKS AS OF ANDROID 4.2+
Google decided to secure the setting this app modifies; only system apps can change it now.

Graphical interface to edit the AIRPLANE_MODE_RADIOS setting.

In theory, this would let you control exactly what gets turned off and what doesn't when you turn on airplane mode. Android defines cell, bluetooth, and wifi, and device manufacturers can probably use more if they want.

In practice, though, this setting is almost nothing like what the docs say. On the Motorola Droid 2, the only constant honored seems to be wifi. Bluetooth is always turned off, though I can manually turn it back on after airplane mode is engaged.

In general, you will just have to check and see what works. This tool is intended mainly for developer types who want to see how the value affects what their device does when switched to airplane mode. I can make no promises for how it will work from one device to another. (Just like with all of my apps.)

You have to go to the normal settings screen to actually toggle airplane mode. (Once I realized how little this value actually seems to control, it didn't seem worth it to build in actual airplane mode toggling.)

In general, I'll give the same disclaimer I usually do: Do not download this app, it probably won't work. Expect nothing and you won't be disappointed.

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A Google User
May 25, 2014
Works perfectly on my Xperia Active.Now i can use wifi while the cell phone is offline.
A Google User
May 9, 2014
Works a treat Using an old device on wifi only, this app does exactly what it said it does. No cell standby now and less whingeing notifications about missing sim card. Reboots work as well. Thanks!
A Google User
May 3, 2014
Perfect. I use my Droid X2 99% as WIFI device only, so i leave it in airplane mode and then re-enable Wifi. With this APP, i can toggle airplane mode essentially turning on/off Mobile Radio without touching the WIFI. (Leaving WIFI enabled). Absolutely Glorious!
A Google User
Dec 5, 2013
Problem in KitKat Settings cannot be saved in Android 4.4 (Google Nexus 5)
A Google User
Dec 4, 2013
Does not work on the tmobile mytouch