Hidden List Of Android Secret Codes For Samsung, HTC, Sony, Motorola, LG And Other Devices

Well! Every smartphone or tablet based on Google’s open-source or iOS or Windows Phone operating system, they all got some secret codes, hidden inside the devices. One of the most popular practices amongst developers is to leave ‘backdoors’ within the code, which eventually allows anyone with knowledge to get right into the system at a much deeper level than you’d expect from an end-user. They allow the OEM and programer to get into the system for troubleshooting when other, usual modes of access have been blocked. Backdoors aren’t the way always with a malicious intent, though. For example; to check the phone warranty, or manufacturer, virtual home screen or et al.

Smartphones in this situation have a good share of such, and in general known as secret codes. Most of the time, these numeric/symbolic sequences allow any Android user to access hidden menus, diagnostic tests, and on. Although, these secret codes have not been exclusive to smartphones and for those devices that run Android, certain codes are shared across the board, and which can be used on a veriety of devices.

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Here are the collection of common secret codes on Android platform. All of these hidden codes are entered through the phone dailer (punch in the sequence as shown). Whatnot? Still there’s is no garuntee that almost all will work across all Android smartphones, because, most hidden menus are manufacturer specific, but you can try them out nevertheless on your Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Sony and other phones.

Note: Trying these hidden secret codes can cause serious changes to your device’s configuration, so, it’s advised to not to play with something that you don’t fully understand.

*#06# – IMEI number

*#0*# – Enter the service menu on newer phones like Galaxy S III

*#*#4636#*#* – Phone information, usage statistics and battery

*#*#34971539#*#* – Detailed camera information

*#*#273282*255*663282*#*#* – Immediate backup of all media files

*#*#197328640#*#* – Enable test mode for service

*#*#232339#*#* – Wireless LAN tests

*#*#0842#*#* – Backlight/vibration test

*#*#2664#*#* – Test the touchscreen

*#*#1111#*#* – FTA software version (1234 in the same code will give PDA and firmware version)

*#12580*369# – Software and hardware info

*#9090# – Diagnostic configuration

*#872564# – USB logging control

*#9900# – System dump mode

*#301279# – HSDPA/HSUPA Control Menu

*#7465625# – View phone lock status

*#*#7780#*#* – Reset the /data partition to factory state

*2767*3855# – Format device to factory state (will delete everything on phone)

##7764726 – Hidden service menu for Motorola Droid

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*#*#7594#*#* – Enable direct powering down of device once this code is entered

*#*#273283*255*663282*#*#* – Make a quick backup of all the media files on your Android device

*#*#232338#*#* – Shows Wi-Fi MAC address

*#*#1472365#*#* – Perform a quick GPS test

*#*#1575#*#* – For a more advanced GPS test

*#*#0283#*#* – Perform a packet loopback test

*#*#0*#*#* – Run an LCD display test

*#*#0289#*#* – Run Audio test

*#*#2663#*#* – Show device’s touch-screen version

*#*#0588#*#* – Perform a proximity sensor test

*#*#3264#*#* – Show RAM version

*#*#232331#*#* – Run Bluetooth test

*#*#232337#*# – Show device’s Bluetooth address

*#*#7262626#*#* – Perform a field test

*#*#8255#*#* – Monitor Google Talk service

*#*#4986*2650468#*#* – Show Phone, Hardware, PDA, RF Call Date firmware info

*#*#1234#*#* – Show PDA and Phone firmware info

*#*#2222#*#* – Show FTA Hardware version

*#*#44336#*#* – Show Build time and change list number

*#*#8351#*#* – Enable voice dialing log mode, dial *#*#8350#*#* to disable it

##778 (+call) – Show EPST menu

These codes are specific to HTC devices only:

*#*#3424#*#* – Run HTC function test program

*#*#4636#*#* – Show HTC info menu

##8626337# – Run VOCODER

##33284# – Perform field test

*#*#8255#*#* – Launch Google Talk service monitor

##3424# – Run diagnostic mode

##3282# – Show EPST menu

##786# – Reverse Logistics Support

Stay tuned to Grabi.org to grab more info on some other best secret codes for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch in our next article.