Hidden Android Secret Codes & Their Usage

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Android is one of the best and most widely used mobile OSes on cell phones today. Founded by Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sears and Chris White in Palo Alto, California; it has come a long way in development. They originally wanted to develop software for cameras, but after realizing that cameras do not have a very large market, they went on secretly developing “Android” – an OS that would rival Symbian and Windows Mobile. “We wanted smarter mobile devices that are more aware of its owner’s location and preferences,” Andy Rubin said, when he came up with the idea of Android.

On August 17th 2005, Google acquired Android Inc., and from then on it was all “uphill” for Rubin, Miner & White. Back then, no one knew whether or not Google was going to enter the mobile market with this move. Since 2008, Android has seen numerous updates (Alpha 1.0, Beta 1.1, Cupcake 1.5, Donut 1.6, Éclair 2.0 – 2.1, Froyo 2.2 – 2.2.3, Gingerbread 2.3 – 2.3.7, Honeycomb 3.0 – 3.2.6, Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 – 4.3.1, Jelly Bean 4.1 – 4.3.1, Kitkat 4.4 – 4.4.4, Lollipop 5.0 – 5.0.2) and with these updates, they have embedded some commands that experienced Android users or people with basic technical Android knowledge can tweak and play around with. Below is the list of codes (NOTE: they are general codes and they should work with most Android phones, however, they may NOT work with Android’s latest update, Lollipop):

DISCLAIMER: 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. AnonHQ and the author Anon.Dos are not be held responsible for the use or misuse of this information, including loss of data or hardware damage. So use it at your own risk.

 

  • *#*#778O#*#* = Factory Data Reset
  • *#*#I472365#*#* = Starts a Quick GPS Test
  • *#*#0673#*#* OR *#*#0289#*#* = Starts Audio Test
  • *#*#2664#*#* = Starts Touch Screen Test
  • #’#273283*255*663282*#*#* = Backup Media Files
  • *#*#0283#*#* = Starts Packet Loopback Test
  • *2767*3855# = Reinstalls The Phones Firmware & Format Your Phone
  • *#*#232339#*#* OR *#*#526#*#* = Starts Wireless LAN Test
  • *#*# 1575#*#* = Starts Different GPS Tests
  • *#*#4636#*#*‘ = Shows Complete Information About Your Phone
  • *#*#2663#*#* = Shows Touch Screen Version
  • *#*#232337#*# = Displays Bluetooth Device Address
  • *#*#4986*2650468#*#* = Shows PDA, Phone Hardware, RF& Call Date
  • *#*#44336#*#* = Displays Build Time
  • *#06# = Displays IMEI Number
  • *#*#8255#*#* = Google Talk Service Monitoring
  • *#*#I II I#*#* | *‘#*#2222#*#* = Shows FTA Software Version & FTA Hardware Version
  • *#*#3264#*#* = Shows ROMVersion
  • *#*#23233I#‘*#* = Starts Bluetooth Test
  • *#*# 1234#’#’ = Shows PDA & Phone Firmware Information
  • *#*#0*#*#*= Starts LCD Display Test
  • *#*#0842#*#* Starts Vibration & Backlight Test
  • *#*#0588#*#* = Shows Proximity Sensor Test
  • *#*#232338#*#* = Shows Wi-Fi Mac Address
  • *#*#7262626#*#*= Shows Field Test
  • *#*#34971539#*#* = Shows Camera Update
  • *#*#19732840#*#* = Enables Test Mode
  • *#06# – Shows IMEI number
  • *#0*# – Shows Service Menu (Galaxy S III + )
  • *#*#4636#*#* – Shows Phone Information,Usage Statistics &Battery Information
  • *#*#34971539#*#* – Shows Detailed Camera Information
  • *#*#273282*255*663282*#*#* – Immediate Backup of AllMedia Files
  • *#*#197328640#*#* – EnablesTest Mode For Service
  • *#*#232339#*#* – Wireless LAN Tests
  • *#*#0842#*#* – Backlight & Vibration Test
  • *#*#2664#*#* – Touch Screen Test
  • *#*#1111#*#* – FTA Software Version (if 1111 does not work try 1234)
  • *#12580*369# – Software &Hardware Information
  • *#9090# – Diagnostic Configuration
  • *#872564# – USB Logging Control
  • *#9900# – System Dump Mode
  • *#301279# – HSDPA/HSUPA Control Menu
  • *#7465625# – ViewsPhone Lock Status
  • *#*#7780#*#* – Resets The Data Partition To Factory State
  • *2767*3855# – FormatsDevice to Factory State (will delete everything on phone)
  • ##7764726 – Hidden Service Menu (forsome Motorola Droid series)
  • *#*#7594#*#* – EnablesDirect Powering Down of Device (once this code is entered)
  • *#*#273283*255*663282*#*#* –Quick Backup of All The Media Files On Your Android Device
  • *#*#232338#*#* – Shows Wi-Fi MAC Address
  • *#*#1472365#*#* – Performs a Quick GPS Test
  • *#*#1575#*#* – For a More Advanced GPS Test
  • *#*#0283#*#* – Performs a Packet Loopback Test
  • *#*#0*#*#* – Runs a LCD Display Test
  • *#*#0289#*#* – Runsan Audio Test
  • *#*#2663#*#* – ShowsDevice’s Touch Screen Version
  • *#*#0588#*#* – Performs a Proximity Sensor Test
  • *#*#3264#*#* – Shows RAM Version
  • *#*#232331#*#* – Runs Bluetooth Test
  • *#*#232337#*# – Shows device’s Bluetooth Address
  • *#*#7262626#*#* – Performs a Field Test
  • *#*#8255#*#* – Monitors Google Talk Service
  • *#*#4986*2650468#*#* – Shows Phone, Hardware, PDA, RF Call Date & Firmware Information
  • *#*#1234#*#* – Shows PDA & Phone Firmware Information
  • *#*#2222#*#* – Shows FTA Hardware Version
  • *#*#44336#*#* – Shows Build Time &Change List Number
  • *#*#8351#*#* – Enables Voice Dialing Log Mode
  • *#*#8350#*#* – Disables Voice Dialing Log Mode
  • ##778 (+call) – Shows EPST Menu
  • *#*#7594#*#* – EnablesDirect Powering Down of device once this code is entered
  • *#*#232338#*#* – Shows Wi-Fi MAC Address

Specific Codes for HTC devices:-

  • *#*#3424#*#* – Runs HTC Function Test Program
  • ##786# – Reverse Logistics Support
  • ##3282# – Shows EPST Menu
  • ##3424# – RunsDiagnostic Mode
  • *#*#8255#*#* – Launches Google Talk Service Monitor
  • ##33284# – PerformsField Test
  • ##8626337# – Runs VOCODER
  • *#*#4636#*#* – Shows HTC Info Menu

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56 COMMENTS

  1. How do I disable cameras and microphones from remote access as well as disabling apps from gaining access too my phone. Thus restricting the apps permissions ie. Facebook app. I’m not a fan of being monitored but I don’t want to give up owning an android or using my apps. I know basics of writing software but this is over my head. If a programmer could contact me and give me some guidelines that would wonderful.

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