Your Android device contains a large amount of information about your hardware and system that an average user may find difficult to access. But if you know Android’s secret codes, you can reset the device to the factory, find out the hidden information of the camera, make an instant backup of your data and much more.
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Secret codes of the Android system
Some “secret” codes are Android system codes, and usually start with an asterisk or a hash symbol/tag. These do not require that you are connected to a network to use them, since they are only for the Android system of your device. These codes are updated regularly as new versions of the Android software are released, and some manufacturers have their own additional special codes.
The code entry procedure is very simple and only requires the keypad to appear and enter the appropriate number sequence. It is important to keep in mind that some codes are specific to the provider, so they will not work on all devices. So, if your phone does not respond to a code, do not worry, just go ahead and find another one.
Warning! These codes should be used with caution. They can make your phone lose data or make it useless. There is a lot of incomprehensible technological jargon that appears in the menus after entering some of these codes, which means that if you are not 100% sure of what you are doing, do not do it.
List of secret codes for Android
These codes are mostly universal, and should work on Android devices, regardless of the manufacturer. However, it is possible that operator restrictions still exist in certain codes, so they are not guaranteed to work.
* # 06 #
Show phone IMEI
* # 0 * #
Information menu (does not work for all phones)
* # * # 4636 # * # *
* # * # 34971539 # * # *
* # * # 1111 # * # *
FTA software version
* # * # 1234 # * # *
PDA software version
* # 12580 * 369 #
Software and hardware information
* # 7465625 #
Lock state of the device
* # * # 232338 # * # *
* # * # 2663 # * # *
Touch screen version
* # * # 3264 # * # *
* # * # 232337 # * #
* # * # 2222 # * # *
* # * # 44336 # * # *
Software version and update information
* # * # 273282 * 255 * 663282 * # * # *
Support all means
* # * # 197328640 # * # *
* # * # 232339 # * # *
* # * # 0842 # * # *
Brightness and vibration test
* # * # 2664 # * # *
Touch screen test
* # * # 232331 # * # *
* # * # 7262626 # * # *
* # * # 1472365 # * # *
GPS quick test
* # * # 1575 # * # *
Complete GPS test
* # * # 0283 # * # *
* # * # 0 * # * # *
LCD screen test
* # * # 0289 # * # *
* # * # 0588 # * # *
Proximity sensor test
* # 9090 #
* # 301279 #
HSDPA / HSUPA configurations
* # 872564 #
USB registration configurations
* # 9900 #
System dump mode
## 778 (+ green button / call)
The hidden menu Motorola Droid
* # * # 3424 # * # *
HTC test program
## 786 #
(Caution!) Phone reset menu
## 3282 #
## 3424 #
## 33284 #
## 8626337 #
* # * # 4636 # * # *
HTC information menu
* # 7780 #
(Caution!) Factory reset
* 2767 * 3855 #
(Beware!) Full factory reset
* # * # 7594 # * # *
Turn off your phone
* # * # 8351 # * # *
Activate marker registration mode
# * # 8350 # * # *
Deactivate bookmark registration mode
Stay away from these codes!
* # * # 7780 # * # *
(Caution! Risk of data loss and the phone becoming useless!) Factory data partition reset
* 2767 * 3855 #
(Caution! Risk of data loss and the phone becoming useless!) Format the device
There is a good chance that you will never need to use most of these codes, but if you do, now you know where to find them. Is there some secret code that you find yourself using all the time? Or is there one that we have not listed here that is really interesting? Tell us about them in the comments.
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