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Know Android Hidden Secret Codes

android secret hidden codesRecently I got a Android based smart phone “Samsung Galaxy S“. I’m loving playing with it, Downloading games, software’s and also being a fan of android technology,   I started exploring “What inside this ??  ”

WOW !! I found some interesting secret codes which can enable/disable lots of hidden settings in the mobile phone. Few codes can also show many useful information about the phone status.

So in this post, you’ll get several hidden secret codes which can be used in any Android mobile phone’s to access things which are not accessible by default.

Q : How to use it ?????? 

Yes, input them on the phone dialer!

 

Code 1 : *#*#4636#*#*

This code can be used to get some interesting information about your phone and battery. It shows following 4 menus on screen:

  • Phone information
  • Battery information
  • Battery history
  • Usage statistics

 

Code 2 : *#*#7780#*#*

PS: Once you give this code, you get a prompt screen asking you to click on “Reset phone” button. So you get a chance to cancel your operation.

This code can be used for a factory data reset. It’ll remove following things:

  • Google account settings stored in your phone
  • System and application data and settings
  • Downloaded applications

It’ll NOT remove:

  • Current system software and bundled applications
  • SD card files e.g. photos, music files, etc.

 

Code 3 : *2767*3855#

Think before you give this code. This code is used for factory format. It’ll remove all files and settings including the internal memory storage. It’ll also reinstall the phone firmware.

PS: Once you give this code, there is no way to cancel the operation unless you remove the battery from the phone. So think twice before giving this code.

 

Code 4 : *#*#34971539#*#*

This code is used to get information about >phone camera. It shows following 4 menus:

  • Update camera firmware in image (Don’t try this option, see: Warning listed below)
  • Update camera firmware in SD card
  • Get camera firmware version
  • Get firmware update count

WARNING: Never use the first option otherwise your phone camera will stop working and you’ll need to take your phone to service center to reinstall camera firmware.

 

Code 5 : *#*#7594#*#*

This one is my favorite one :-D . This code can be used to change the “End Call / Power” button action in your phone. Be default, if you long press the button, it shows a screen asking you to select any option from Silent mode, Airplane mode and Power off.

You can change this action using this code. You can enable direct power off on this button so you don’t need to waste your time in selecting the option.

 

Code 6 : *#*#273283*255*663282*#*#*

This code opens a File copy screen where you can backup your media files e.g. Images, Sound, Video and Voice memo.

 

Code 7 : *#*#197328640#*#*

This code can be used to enter into Service mode. You can run various tests and change settings in the service mode.

 

Code 8 : WLAN, GPS and Bluetooth Test Codes:

*#*#232339#*#* OR *#*#526#*#* OR *#*#528#*#* – WLAN test (Use “Menu” button to start various tests)

*#*#232338#*#* – Shows WiFi MAC address

*#*#1472365#*#* – GPS test

*#*#1575#*#* – Another GPS test

*#*#232331#*#* – Bluetooth test

*#*#232337#*# – Shows Bluetooth device address

 

Code 9: *#*#8255#*#*

This code can be used to launch GTalk Service Monitor.

 

Code 10: To get Firmware version information:

*#*#4986*2650468#*#* – PDA, Phone, H/W, RFCallDate

*#*#1234#*#* – PDA and Phone

*#*#1111#*#* – FTA SW Version

*#*#2222#*#* – FTA HW Version

*#*#44336#*#* – PDA, Phone, CSC, Build Time, Changelist number

 

Code 11 : To launch various Factory Tests:

*#*#0283#*#* – Packet Loopback

*#*#0*#*#* – LCD test

*#*#0673#*#* OR *#*#0289#*#* – Melody test

*#*#0842#*#* – Device test (Vibration test and BackLight test)

*#*#2663#*#* – Touch screen version

*#*#2664#*#* – Touch screen test

*#*#0588#*#* – Proximity sensor test

*#*#3264#*#* – RAM version

 

Note : I have personally tested these codes in my device, but never change the settings which appears by using this code. This information is intended for experienced users. It is not intended for basic users, hackers, or mobile thieves. Please do not try any of following methods if you are not familiar with mobile phones. We’ll not be responsible for the use or misuse of this information, including loss of data or hardware damage. So use it at your own risk, Play Safe.

 

Yes ! now try it for yourself but don’t try to change the settings unless you are familiar with what you are playing with :) feel i miss something? feel free to add them in comment section.

3 thoughts on “Know Android Hidden Secret Codes

  1. i don’t understand how to use it i’m dutch and my english isn’t very well so xd can you explain it a little bit better for me :$

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