Some Secret Codes for Android Phones that You Must Know

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It’s said that everybody has a secret and this is so true to our phones too. A secret is something that keeps us restless till it is not revealed to us. If you would like to know about some things that lay hidden under the surface of the phone you own, this post will might have of some importance to you. Our mobile phone manufacturers give us a certain level of accessibility that is proper for end-user. There are still some gateways to peep inside the system but they are not revealed to all, and it is for good.

If you remember, we revealed a lot of secret codes for Samsung Galaxy devices a few days back. Today, we have some common codes that can be used with most Android smartphones from major manufacturers like Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Motorola, etc. These secret or hidden codes are some times used by the developers to access system properties and even troubleshoot some technical issue. Below you will see a list of such secret codes that you can use if you need them.

Here is a screenshot from the Galaxy S3 with Service Menu open-

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Secret Codes for Android

*#06# – IMEI number

*#0*# – Service menu on newer phones

*#*#232339#*#* – Wireless LAN tests

*#*#0842#*#* – Backlight/vibration test

*#*#2664#*#* – Test the touchscreen

*#7465625# – View phone lock status

*#9900# – System dump mode

*#9090# – Diagnostic configuration

*#872564# – USB logging control

*#*#34971539#*#* – Detailed camera information

*#*#197328640#*#* – Enable test mode for service

*#12580*369# – Software and hardware info

*#301279# – HSDPA/HSUPA Control Menu

##7764726 – Hidden service menu (Motorola Droid)

*#*#7780#*#* – Reset the /data partition to factory state

*#*#4636#*#* – Phone information, usage statistics and battery

*#*#273282*255*663282*#*#* – Immediate backup of all media files

*2767*3855# – Format device to factory state (will format everything on phone)

*#*#1111#*#* – FTA software version (1234 in the same code will give PDA and firmware version)

We would like to advise you to use these codes carefully. Some of these codes might create problems for you, so do not use them unless you are sure what you are doing.

  • Drake The Smart And Intelligen

    Please sir help me,I want to update my twinmos twintab to 4.1.2 to 5.0.1 or 4.4.2.Please help me!

  • Boot the device into recovery mode and perform a data factory reset.

  • moqamar

    Hey, I got locked out of my Samsung Galaxy Nexus i9250 {too many pattern attempts}, and I cant get in by Google Account as the Wifi and and Data was off when it got locked. Do you have a solution?
    Thanks!

  • akshay

    to check SAR level *#07#

  • LOKESH.V.M.

    hello sir i have htc wildfire A3333 and thats current version is 2.2 and iwanted to upgrade to jingedbred….can u help me….

  • very nys sir