Android secret codes

Android Secret Codes

We are all familiar with Android phones. Or, we think we are until a day comes when the phone acts weird. Unless you are an experienced software engineer, there is no way you are going to deconstruct all the binaries of the weirdness at hand and that is frustrating for an Android fan. Luckily, the engineers who work on all the zeros and ones of the Android platform leave behind accessible commands one might use by pressing certain combinations of keys on their phone to get a lot of important information on how to tackle the weirdness within the phone. But that is not all these combinations are worth for. From quickly displaying your Wi-Fi Mac-address to performing all sorts of hardware tests, these secret codes can do it all while saving you valuable time.

You do need the default dialer app on your phone to run these codes. On opening the dialer app, run these characters on the dialer in the given order and you just might get to know your phone a little bit better.

Android secret codes
Code Description
*#*#4636#*#* View info on phone, battery and usage statistics
*#*#7780#*#* Phone is reset to factory settings – removes applications and their data
*2767*3855# The phone firmware is reinstalled along with a total wipe of the device
*#*#34971539#*#* Camera info is displayed
*#*#7594#*#* Changes the power button function to direct power off
*#*#273283*255*663282*#*#* Quickly backs up all the media files
*#*#197328640#*#* Test mode for service activity is enabled
*#*#232339#*#* or *#*#526#*#* Tests on Wireless LAN
*#*#232338#*#* Shows the Wi-Fi mac-address
*#*#1472365#*#* Runs a GPS test
*#*#1575#*#* Runs another type of GPS test
*#*#0283#*#* Runs a packet loopback test
*#*#0*#*#* Used to test LCD display
*#*#0673#*#* or *#*#0289#*#* Tests the audio of the device
*#*#0842#*#* Checks backlight and tests vibration
*#*#2663#*#* Views the version of touchscreen
*#*#2664#*#* Tests for errors in the touchscreen
*#*#0588#*#* Diagnoses issues with the proximity sensor
*#*#3264#*#* Identifies RAM version
*#*#232331#*#* Tests the Bluetooth of the device
*#*#7262626#*#* Launches a field test
*#*#232337#*#* Views the Bluetooth device address
*#*#8255#*#* Shows monitoring of the Google Talk service
*#*#4986*2650468#*#* Exposes the phone, hardware, PDA, RF Call Date firmware info
*#*#1234#*#* Lets you know the PDA and phone firmware info
*#*#1111#*#* Displays the FTA software version
*#*#2222#*#* Displays the FTA hardware version
*#*#44336#*#* Gives the build time and change list figures
*#06# Shows the IMEI number
*#*#8351#*#* Turns on the voice dialing logging mode
*#*#8350#*#* Turns off the voice dialing logging mode
##778(+call) Pulls up the Epst menu

The most important secret code people like to use is the *#*#4636#*#* code because it shows enough information to test all the basics of a given Android phone. That said, all the other codes become useful once you get the hang of them.

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