Android Secret Codes

Your Android smartphone saves more details about hardware and software than you can see with the naked eye. Access to this hidden information, such as IMEI or Google Play Services debugging, is not always easy for the average user. We explain how to access it; it can be very useful.

USSD codes

USSD stands for “Unstructured Supplementary Service Data,” which means complimentary service for unstructured data. It is a protocol that sends information through GSM, 3G, or 4G. It is used to trigger actions remotely by sending a specific code.

To enter these codes, we only need the keypad and the calling application. Normally, USSD codes begin and end with a pad. Your operator can provide you with the list for your phone, although some commands have been standardized and are available globally.

It’s important to note that these codes do not trigger actions on your phone; they simply provide information. An example can be #123#, which gives us information about our balance with Orange.

Android Secret Codes

To access Android Secret codes, we do not need to be connected to the network, something that is necessary for USSD codes. This is because it involves codes with information about the Android operating system. Therefore, they are stored in file systems, although many of them may be different depending on the version of Android you have on your smartphone.

It should also be noted that many manufacturers are adding new Android Secret codes in their terminals. Therefore, here is a more or less complete list of the most interesting ones. Of course, we will update the list.

WARNING:  Many of Android Secret codes trigger actions and can cause data to be erased or damage the smartphone. Most of the menus are in English and include words that can escape our knowledge; therefore, it is advisable to be cautious.

Android Secret Code List

Information Codes

CODE FUNCTION
* # 06 # Show phone IMEI
* # 0 * # Information menu (not for all devices?
* # * # 4636 # * # * General Information Menu
* # * # 34971539 # * # * Camera information
* # * # 1111 # * # * TLC software version
* # * # 1234 # * # * PDA software version
* # 12580 * 369 # Software and hardware information
* # 7465625 # Show device lock status
* # * # 232338 # * # * Show the MAC address of the device
* # * # 2663 # * # * Show the touch screen version
* # * # 3264 # * # * Show the RAM version
* # * # 232337 # * # Show the phone’s Bluetooth address
* # * # 8255 # * # * Show Google Talk status
* # * # 4986 * 2650468 # * # * Display PDA and hardware information
* # * # 2222 # * # * Show FTA information
* # * # 44336 # * # * Display Firmware and Changelog information

Backup codes

CODE FUNCTION
* # * # 273282 * 255 * 663282 * # * # * Make a backup copy of the media folders

Test codes

CODE FUNCTION
* # * # 197328640 # * # * Trial mode
* # * # 232339 # * # * Wi-Fi test
* # * # 0842 # * # * Brightness and vibration test
* # * # 2664 # * # * Touch screen test
* # * # 232331 # * # * Bluetooth test
* # * # 7262626 # * # * Field test
* # * # 1472365 # * # * GPS quick test
* # * # 1575 # * # * GPS complete test
* # * # 0283 # * # * Loopback test
* # * # 0 * # * # * LCD test
* # * # 0289 # * # * Audio test
* # * # 0588 # * # * Approach sensor test

Configuration codes

CODE FUNCTION
* # 9090 # Diagnostic settings
* # 301279 # HSDPA and HSUPA settings
* # 872564 #  USB input settings

Developer Codes

CODE FUNCTION
* # 9900 # System Dump
## 778 (and green call button) Show EPST menu

Manufacturer Specific Codes

Samsung

Code Function
* # 0808 # USB services
* # 9090 # Activate service mode
* # 0228 # Check battery status
* # 34971539 # Verify camera firmware functions
* # 1234 # Check the software version used
* # 7284 # Check the FactoryKeystring menu
* # 12580 * 369 # Information about hardware and software
* # 0011 # Access to the service menu

Sony

Code Function
* # * # 7378423 # * # * Information about OS, operator and analysis options
* # * # 4636 # * # * Access to battery information
* 2767 * 3855 # Factory reset
* # * # 273283 * 255 * 663282 * # * # * For fast backup of media files
* # * # 0673 # * # * ou * # * # 0289 # * # * To test the audio of the Xperia line
* # * # 232337 # * # * Show the address of the Bluetooth devices around

Huawei

CODE FUNCTION
## 258741 Hard reset
## 147852 Test mode
# 8746846549 Nam Setting
# 8746846549 RUIM card (personal user info)
## 5674165485 Hardware Test
## 1857448368 Smartphone version

Motorola

CODE FUNCTION
## 7764726 Hidden Android Menu

HTC

CODE FUNCTION
* # * # 3424 # * # * HTC testing program
## 786 # Menu to reset the phone
## 3282 # EPST menu
## 3424 # Diagnostic mode
* # * # 8255 # * # * Google Talk monitoring
## 33284 # Field test
## 8626337 # Start the Vocoder
* # * # 4636 # * # * HTC Information Menu
## 7738 # Protocol review

Other Android codes

CODE FUNCTION
* # 7780 # Reset job settings
* 2767 * 3855 # Clear data and reset
* # * # 7594 # * # * End call
* # * # 8351 # * # * Show dialed phone numbers
# * # 8350 # * # * Turn off dial registration mode

Forbidden Android codes: Do not use them!

CODE FUNCTION
* # * # 7780 # * # * Delete the data partition
* 2767 * 3855 # Format the Flash-ROM

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