Have you ever wanted to peek ahead to those locked worlds in Angry Birds that are unavailable before fully completing the previous ones? A bug (or an Easter egg) in the Android version of the game lets you do just that, a reddit user braaaiins found. I tried it just a few minutes ago with 100% success.

Of course, many would argue that you should be going in order and playing the way Rovio meant for you to play, and I'd agree with them. However, there will always be people who would also find this unlock useful (lost game progress, new phone, angrybirdyism, etc), so I'll just put this here, and you can quietly walk away. We never met.

Here is what you can expect:

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  1. Load up Angry Birds and go to the world select screen.
  2. Centre a locked world on the screen.
  3. Push back button all the way out of Angry Birds.
  4. Load Angry Birds back up and when the "Play" button appears tap the sh-t out of that motherf---er.
  5. Great success! You should be inside the locked worlds stage select screen.
  6. To keep it unlocked just pass the first world level of each world.


p.s. To the devs of Angry Birds... THANK YOU

Credit: Mr braaaiins on reddit, thanks Brian

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • http://briancrook.ca/android Brian

    "Load Angry Birds back up and when the "Play" button appears tap the shit out of that motherfucker."

    Fantastic explanation.

    • Agent33

      Hey it wont work for my nook color and i have angry birds seasons, it wont centre the worlds.... any suggestions?

  • http://twitter.com/sumyunguy sumyunguy

    You mean you haven't beaten the game yet?

    One note. There are several special items throughout the game that you need to smash for some special levels at the end.
    There is a Beach Ball, Rocket Ship toy, Treasure Chest, Golden Egg, and then you also get a couple special levels for getting 3 stars on all levels within a section.

  • kimberly

    My life now is worth living. Now im off to tap the shit out of that muther lumper ... can u actually quantify this? Inquiring minds, well you know... long. Live ANDROID POPO! And uh,power to the people.

  • kimberly

    Update. Do the process twice to unlock both worlds and don't hit the arrow to back out of the last screen. Like directions say, back out alll the way. AND im bummed I didn't have to tap the livin sh*t out of it I only tapped like 4 times and voila! Also does anyone have an explanation for the egg level? It says I've cleared it, but how many times do I have to clear it to unlock all the other goodies? ? Anyone have any tips? Can't find info on it anywhere. Thanks again!!!

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Each level in the Golden Eggs section needs to be unlocked individually by finding a certain item. For example, if you find a golden egg, it'll unlock just that one level behind a golden egg. So yeah, you don't unlock other Golden Egg levels by passing them.

      • kimberly

        Thank u Artem, but do I need to complete more levels in order to find more golden eggs? Is there any tip or trick or hack!!! :) thx again.

        • Shinsen

          In the Golden Egg screen, if you tap on eggs you haven't collected, they give you a hint as to how to unlock them. May these be your guide.

          Tip: (which I wish I had known when starting out) you can tap on things in-level to find Golden Eggs. Some require actual interaction with birds in the stage though. Look for golden objects, they generally hold eggs.

  • свой

    Артём, а можно по-русски, а то на ангельском чёт не оч догоняю

    • marinaka

      Грузишь игру, нажимаешь кнопку Play, передвигаешь на середину экрана заблокированный мир, после чего нажимаешь и удерживаешь кнопку "назад" на экране, а сам в этот момент выходишь из игрушки (кнопками телефона). После чего грузишь опять игру и когда появляется кнопка "Play" долбишь по ней раза 4 подряд и таким образом попадаешь на ранее заблокированный уровень.

  • Josh

    Tap the shit out of that motherfucker. I swear, I feel a "thats what he/she said" moment coming on

  • Jewels

    So how are you supposed to do it for real? I got 3 stars in each level of the first world and nothing unlocked.