How to Unlock hidden features with Android secret codes

Android Hidden Codes

Your Android smartphone stores more details about hardware and software than you can see with the naked eye. Access to this hidden information, such as IMEI or Google Play Services debugging, is not always easy for the average user. We explain how to access it, it can be very useful.

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USSD codes

USSD stands for “Unstructured Supplementary Service Data”, which means supplementary service for unstructured data. It is a protocol that sends information through GSM, 3G, or 4G. Used to remotely trigger actions by sending specific code.

To enter these codes we only need the keyboard and the calling application. Typically, USSD codes begin and end with a hash mark. Your operator can provide the list for your phone, although some commands have been standardized and are available globally.

It is important to note that these codes do not trigger actions on your phone, they simply provide information. An example may be # 123 #, which provides us with information about our balance with Orange.

Android secret codes

To access these codes we do not need to be connected to the network, something that is necessary in USSD codes. This is so because they are codes with information about the Android operating system. Therefore, they are stored in file systems, although many of them may be different depending on the version of Android you have on your smartphone.

It should also be noted that many manufacturers are adding new codes to their terminals. For this reason, below we show you a more or less complete list with the most interesting ones. Of course, we will update the list.

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WARNING:  Many of these codes trigger actions and can cause data to be erased or damage your smartphone. Most of the menus are in English and include words that may escape our knowledge, therefore, it is advisable to be cautious.

Android secret codes list

Information codes

CODE FUNCTION
* # 06 # Show phone IMEI
* # 0 * # Information menu (not for all devices?
* # * # 4636 # * # * General information menu
* # * # 34971539 # * # * Camera information
* # * # 1111 # * # * TLC software version
* # * # 1234 # * # * PDA software version
* # 12580 * 369 # Software and hardware information
* # 7465625 # Show device lock status
* # * # 232338 # * # * Displays the MAC address of the device
* # * # 2663 # * # * Show touch screen version
* # * # 3264 # * # * Show RAM version
* # * # 232337 # * # Show the phone’s Bluetooth address
* # * # 8255 # * # * Show Google Talk status
* # * # 4986 * 2650468 # * # * Show PDA and hardware information
* # * # 2222 # * # * Displays FTA information
* # * # 44336 # * # * Shows Firmware and Changelog information

Backup codes

CODE FUNCTION
* # * # 273282 * 255 * 663282 * # * # * Make a backup of media folders

Test codes

CODE FUNCTION
* # * # 197328640 # * # * Trial mode
* # * # 232339 # * # * Wi-Fi test
* # * # 0842 # * # * Brightness and vibration test
* # * # 2664 # * # * Touch screen test
* # * # 232331 # * # * Bluetooth test
* # * # 7262626 # * # * Field test
* # * # 1472365 # * # * Quick GPS test
* # * # 1575 # * # * Complete GPS test
* # * # 0283 # * # * Loopback test
* # * # 0 * # * # * LCD test
* # * # 0289 # * # * Audio test
* # * # 0588 # * # * Approach sensor test

Configuration codes

CODE FUNCTION
* # 9090 # Diagnostic settings
* # 301279 # HSDPA and HSUPA settings
* # 872564 #  USB input settings

Developer codes

CODE FUNCTION
* # 9900 # System Dump
## 778 (and green call button) Show EPST menu

Manufacturers specific codes

Samsung

Code Function
* # 0808 # USB services
* # 9090 # Activate service mode
* # 0228 # Check battery status
* # 34971539 # Verify Camera Firmware Features
* # 1234 # Check the version of software used
* # 7284 # Check FactoryKeystring Menu
* # 12580 * 369 # Information about hardware and software
* # 0011 # Access to the service menu

Sony

Code Function
* # * # 7378423 # * # * Information about OS, carrier and analysis options
* # * # 4636 # * # * Access to battery information
* 2767 * 3855 # Factory reset
* # * # 273283 * 255 * 663282 * # * # * For fast backup of media files
* # * # 0673 # * # * ou * # * # 0289 # * # * To test the audio of the Xperia line
* # * # 232337 # * # * Shows the direction of the surrounding Bluetooth devices

Huawei

CODE FUNCTION
## 258741 Hard reset
## 147852 Test Mode
# 8746846549 Nam Setting
# 8746846549 RUIM card (user’s personal info)
## 5674165485 Hardware Test
## 1857448368 Smartphone version

Motorola

CODE FUNCTION
## 7764726 Hidden Droid Menu

HTC

CODE FUNCTION
* # * # 3424 # * # * HTC testing program
## 786 # Menu to reset the phone
## 3282 # EPST menu
## 3424 # Diagnostic mode
* # * # 8255 # * # * Google Talk monitoring
## 33284 # Field test
## 8626337 # Start the Vocoder
* # * # 4636 # * # * HTC information menu
## 7738 # Protocol review

Other Android Codes

CODE FUNCTION
* # 7780 # Reset job settings
* 2767 * 3855 # Clear data and reset
* # * # 7594 # * # * End call
* # * # 8351 # * # * Shows dialed phone numbers
# * # 8350 # * # * Disable dial registration mode

Forbidden Android codes: Don’t use them!

CODE FUNCTION
* # * # 7780 # * # * Erase the data partition
* 2767 * 3855 # Format the Flash-ROM

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