Android Secret Codes To Access Your Hidden Information

Android secret codes to access your hidden information
List of secret codes on Android
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Android secret codes to access your hidden information

The USSD codes on Android are not just secret codes that will help us, nerds, to play with our smartphones, even brick them sometimes. They can be useful for accessing information about your device, for development, or quick action.

The secret codes on Android, what is it?

USSD codes

We are often confused with secret codes on Android. First, USSD stands for  Unstructured Supplementary Service Data [1]. It is a protocol that can send information via GSM, 3G or 4G networks. The idea is to be able to trigger actions remotely, by sending a precise code for each.

The hidden face of USSD codes

This is less true now, but at one time some experts were sounding the alarm about the possibilities of exploits on Android. The protocol can be used for malicious purposes by applications or even sites.

At the end of 2012, for example, a scandal hit the Samsung flagship. They were vulnerable to a factory reset code, which could be launched directly from a web page. That said, I do not see what is the interest of the author of this hack, for once.

Android secret codes

They have a peculiarity, they always end with a sharp but usually start with an asterisk. Unlike the USSD codes, you do not need to be connected to the network to activate them: logical, they act directly from and on the Android system.

They are stored in system files and depend on the version installed on the smartphone. Many codes have become obsolete in the transition to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean [2]. The most interesting of them is by far the information menu on the phone.

Also, note that since the arrival of Lollipop some codes are deleted, others implemented. We update the list when we get info, regularly.

Note also that some manufacturers add their grain of salt with new codes on some of their terminals. We try to give you a list as complete as possible. It will sooner or later be updated when we find out new secret codes.

Warning:  These codes can cause some serious problems eg. lose your data or even make your smartphone unusable Apply the most basic rule in DIY: if you do not know exactly what you’re doing,  don’t do it.

List of secret codes on Android

Information codes:

* # 06 # – IMEI of the phone

* # 0 * # – Info Menu (does not work on all phones)

* # * # 4636 # * # * – Information Menu

* # * # 34971539 # * # * – Camera Information Menu

* # * # 1111 # * # * – FTA software version

* # 12580 * 369 # – Information about software and hardware

* # 7465625 # – Lock status of the device

* # * # 232338 # * # * – Shows the MAC address of the device

* # * # 2663 # * # * – Show the version of the touch screen

* # * # 3264 # * # * – Show the RAM version

* # * # 232337 # * # – Shows the Bluetooth address of the device

* # * # 8255 # * # * – Google Talk service status

* # * # 4986 * 2650468 # * # * – Show info on phone, hardware and PDA

* # * # 1234 # * # * – Show info on PDA and firmware

* # * # 2222 # * # * – Show info FTA

* # * # 44336 # * # * – Shows the firmware date and the list of changes

* # 0228 # – Battery status

* # 3282 * 727336 * # – State of use of the data

* # 03 # – Flash NAND serial number

* 2767 * 4387264636 # – Product Code Display

Backup codes:

* # * # 273282 * 255 * 663282 * # * # * – Backup all media files

* # 8736364 # – OTA update menu

Test codes:

* # * # 197328640 # * # * – Test mode

* # * # 232339 # * # * – Wifi test

* # * # 526 # * # * – Wifi Test

* # * # 0842 # * # * – Brightness / vibration test

* # * # 2664 # * # * – Touch screen test

* # * # 232331 # * # * – Bluetooth test

* # * # 7262626 # * # * – Field test

* # * # 1472365 # * # * – Fast GPS test

* # * # 1575 # * # * – Full GPS Test

* # * # 0283 # * # * – Loopback packet test

* # * # 0 * # * # * – LCD screen test

* # * # 0289 # * # * – Audio test

* # * # 0673 # * # * – Audio test

* # * # 0588 # * # * – Proximity sensor test

* # 0782 # – Clock test

* # 0589 # – Light sensor test

* # 7353 # – Quick test menu

Configuration codes:

* # 9090 # – Configuration Diagnosis

* # 301279 # – HSDPA / HSUPA Control Menu

* # 872564 # – USB logging control

* # 2263 # – Band Selection

* # 7284 # – USB 12C Mode Control

** 05 *** # – Unlocking the PUK code from the emergency call screen

Codes useful for development:

* # 9900 # – System dump mode

## 778 (+ call) – Show the EPST menu

* # 273283 * 255 * 3282 * # – Data Creation Menu

* # 746 # – debug dump menu

Manufacturer specific Android secret codes:

Motorola

## 7764726 – Hidden menu on Motorola Droid

HTC

* # * # 3424 # * # * – HTC test program

## 786 # – Reverse Logistics Support (info sent to the manufacturer)

## 3282 # – EPST Menu

* # * # 8255 # * # * – Google Talk Monitoring

## 3424 # – Diagnostic Mode

## 33284 # – Field Test

* # * # 4636 # * # * – Shows the HTC info menu

## 8626337 # – Launch the VOCODER

# * # 759 # * # * – Debug of the UI

Samsung

* # * # 197328640 # * # * – Service Mode Main Menu

* # 32489 # – Encryption information

* # 4238378 # – Configuration GCF

* # 3214789650 # – LBS test mode

* # 745 # – RIL Dump Menu

* # 7412365 # – Camera firmware menu

* # 528 # – Technical Wifi Mode

* # 07 # – Test History

# 272886 # – Selection of automatic responses

Other Android secret codes:

* # 7780 # – Factory Reset

* 2767 * 3855 # – Full Factory Reset

* # * # 7594 # * # * – Change the function of the power button

* # * # 8351 # * # * – Enables the dialing log mode

# * # 8350 # * # * – Disable dialing log mode

Codes not to use, risk of data loss or destruction of the smartphone.

* # * # 7780 # * # * – Reset the / data partition

* 2767 * 3855 # – Formatting the device

Do you think these codes are useful? If you notice that some do not work in some versions, do not hesitate to tell us about it!

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