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Android Secret Codes – Access Your Devices’ Hidden Settings

There’s certainly no denying that Android is a pretty powerful operating system. Its dominance extends to not only its features and functionalities but also its large market share.

Perhaps, this is why it’s targeted the most by cybercriminals. Perhaps, this is why people install Android VPNs to protect their data and privacy.

Regardless, just like any other tool, Android also has a backdoor created by developers for various purposes. However, these secret passageways cannot be accessed via the usual means, i.e., the available user interface.

You can access the hidden settings through a list of different Android secret codes. If you are a techy and love to explore the unknown, check out the list and see what different codes do.

Caution: Some of the codes mentioned in the blog should be used with caution. Otherwise, it would result in either the loss of data or, worse, broken firmware. Moreover, some hidden settings may contain technical lingos. If you happen to come across any setting that you don’t understand what it does, don’t proceed. At all!

List of Android Secret Codes

There are literally over 800 codes to Android’s hidden hallways. However, we cannot discuss all those codes. For the sake of brevity, we have listed down only the cool codes and some that you need to be wary of.

Without further ado, let’s look a look at the codes:

General Codes

Dialer CodeWhat It Does
*#0228#Check battery status
**05***#Unlock PUK code (use it on the emergency dial)
*#03#The serial number of NAND
*#3282*727336*#Status of data usage
*#9090#Diagnostic configuration
*#*#4636#*#*Check info related to phone, batter and more
*#*#34971539#*#*Get camera information
*#*#273283*255*663282*#*#*For media files quick backup
*#*#232338#*#*Check MAC address of WiFi
*#*#2663#*#*Check touch-screen version
*#*#232337#*#Show Bluetooth device address
*#*#8255#*#*Google Talk service monitoring
*#*#1234#*#*Information on phone’s firmware
*#06#Check IMEI number
##778 (+call)For accessing EPST menu
*#7465625#Status of the device lock
*#*#7594#*#*Power off your device

 

Codes for Different Tests

Dialer CodeWhat It Does
*#*#232339#*#* OR *#*#526#*#*WLAN test
*#*#232331#*#*Bluetooth test
*#*#2664#*#*Touch-screen test
*#*#0*#*#*LCD display test
*#*#0588#*#*Proximity sensor test
*#*#1472365#*#*GPS test
*#*#0673#*#* OR *#*#0289#*#*Audio test
*#*#3264#*#*Ram version
*#*#0842#*#*Test for vibration and Backlight
*#*#197328640#*#*Service activity test mode enable
*#7353#Test menu
*#0*#General test
*#0782#Real-time clock test
*#0289#Test for Melody
*#9090#Diagnostic configuration

 

Codes for Checking Firmware Version Info

Dialer CodeWhat It Does
*#9900#System dump mode
*#*#2222#*#*-FTA Hardware Version.
*#7284#-USB 12C mode control.
*#746#-Debug dump menu.
*#3214789#tn-GCF mode status.
*#*#4986*2650468#*#*-Firmware Info PDA, Phone, H/W, RFCallDate.
*#745#-RIL dump menu.

 

Use Caution When Using THESE Android Secret Codes

Dialer CodeWhat It Does
*#*#7780#*#*Soft factory reset
*2767*3855#Full factory reset
*2767*3855#Format the device

 

Samsung Secret Codes

Dialer CodeWhat It Does
*#06#Display the IMEI number
*#*#1472365#*#*Display the GPS test settings
*#232331#Show Bluetooth Test Mode
*#232338#Wireless LAN MAC Address
*#872564#USB Logging Control
*#0782#Real Time Clock Test
*#0842#Vibration test
*#0*#General Test Mode
*#232339#WLAN Test Mode
*#232337#Display Bluetooth Address
*2767*4387264636#Show product code
#*#4636#*#*General settings mode
*#0588#Proximity Sensor Test Mode
*#44336#Software Version Information
*#34971539#Camera Firmware Update
*#273283*255*663282*#Data Create SD Card
*#0289#Melody Test Mode
*#7412365# and *#*#34971539#*#*Camera Firmware Menu
*#7465625#Check Phone Lock Status

 

Huawei Codes

Dialer CodeWhat It Does
*#*#2664#*#*Touch screen test
*#06#Show IMEI Number
*#*#0842#*#*Backlight Test
*#*#4636#*#*Status for Phone Information, Usage, and Battery
*#*#34971539#*#*Camera Information
*#9090#Diagnostic Configuration
*#*#1472365#*#* or *#*#1575#*#*GPS test
*#*#273282*255*663282*#*#*Backup All Media Files
*#*#232339#*#*Wireless LAN Test
*#0*#Enter Service Menu
*#*#2846579#*#*Project Menu
*#*#2664#*#*Touchscreen test
*#9900#System Dump Mode
*#7465625#Check Phone Lock Status
*#*#232331#*#*Bluetooth test

 

HTC Codes

Dialer CodeWhat It Does
#*#759#*#*Debug UI
*#*#1111#*#*Display Software version
*#*#7262626#*#*Field Test
*#*#2222#*#*Display hardware version
*#*#232337#*#Bluetooth Mac Address
#*#4636#*#*Device information program
*#*#0*#*#*Display test
*#*#2664#*#*Touch Screen Test
*#*#3424#*#*Function Test Program
*#*#232331#*#*Bluetooth test
*#*#2664#*#*Touch Screen Test
*#*#232338#*#*Wi-Fi Mac Address

There, you go. Keep in mind that if you continue with the listed codes, you will do it at your own risk. Therefore, proceed with caution.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do I Need to Know These Secret Codes?

Well, it depends. If you are techy, you would love to learn more about these tools. Surely, you would enjoy playing with the codes and exploring new things.

If you are an aspiring coder or developer, you would need these codes to get quick access to the hidden settings for various purposes such as testing, diagnosis, QC, etc.

Perhaps, you might be an average user who’s looking for some fun with the Android device.

Whatever you do, just make sure that you don’t continue with any secret code or hidden settings that you are not sure of.

How Do I Use the Secret Code on My Android Device?

Regardless of the type of the Android phone, you can access the hidden settings by typing the codes on your default call dialer. You would see that the codes contain asterisk and hash and some string of numbers that would go in between.

If you are using an Android tablet that doesn’t have the dialer, you can find apps on Google Play Store that look for secret codes on your tablet.

Why Isn’t the Android Secret Code Working on My Device?

It is imperative to understand that some codes are universal, i.e., the codes can be used on almost every Android device on the planet. However, some codes are specific to certain manufacturers or models.

So, if you come across any codes that aren’t working on your device, skip it and proceed to any other code that intrigues you.

How to Tell If the Code Worked?

As mentioned earlier, the guide might contain codes that may not work on certain devices. If you have entered the code and a hidden screen or pop up appears, it means that the code works. If nothing happens at all when you type the code, it means the code isn’t applicable.

An information security analyst in the making, a father of an adorable kid and a technology writer (Contributor). He can be found lurking around top network security blogs, looking for scoops on information security and privacy trends.

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