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

Know all the hidden Android secret codes for devices like Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Sony, LG and the rest of other devices. Here are those worthy ones.

These are the backdoors which essentially allows software developers with knowledge to get right into the system at a much deeper level than expected from an end-user. The mot popular practices amongst knowing about the ‘backdoors’ within the code aren’t always with a malicious intent; almost, they allow the OEM or programmer to get directly into the system for troubleshooting when other, usual modes of access have been blocked. These can be quite friendly and very helpful if you concern what you’re doing.

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Smartphones have a good share of these as well, where they’re generally known as secret codes. Most of the time, these numeric/symbolic sequences allow you to access hidden menus, diagnostic tests, areas that could change some of the most basic parameters of your device and whatnot. Secret codes, in this situation plays a big role, having not been exclusive to smartphones, but also have long been a part of the dumb-phones and then the feature-phones before most major OEMs joined the smart phone bandwagon. For those devices purely based on Android, certain codes are shared across the board, and obviously, can be used on a variety of devices.

For the unknown follows is a collection of actual secret codes common to the Android platform. All of these can be entered through the phone dialer (just punch in the sequence as shown). Since most hidden menus are manufacturer specific, there’s no guarantee that they’ll work across all smartphone running Android, but can try them out nevertheless on your Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Sony, LG and other devices, like Xiaomi, LeEco, Vivo, Gionee, Oppo, Asus, Intex, Micromax etc. Be advised, though, that some of these can cause serious changes to your device’s configuration, so don’t be involved with something that you don’t fully understand.

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*#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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You can find more of these spread across the internet, and they’re usually very handy to have, even if just to show off your geekiness to your social circle.

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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

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