Secret Android Codes to Unlock Hidden Features
Secret Android Codes to Unlock Hidden Features

Your Android smartphone includes a lot of information about its framework and hardware that a regular user may find hard to access. However, if you know some secret Android codes, you can unlock all the hidden features your device holds. With these codes, you can find out your handset’s hidden camera info, reset your device’s lock screen password and PIN, immediately back up your valuable data, and much more.

Smartphone producers have a tendency to keep the technical stuff away from common users. They don’t want to mystify or overburden an average user with a bucket loaded with options. Luckily, both smartphone producers and Android OS developers tend to keep hidden features accessible via dialer codes. So, it’s essential to have the full knowledge about such codes if you want to explore your device more. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of secret Android codes to explore every nook and cranny of your beloved smartphone. Let’s have a look:

Android USSD Codes

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Although these codes for Android aren’t the secret ones, these are not well known either. Unstructured Supplementary Service Data or USSD codes connect to a phone’s network once dialed to perform certain functions such as how much credit you’ve left with on your prepaid number. The codes often change and vary from carrier to carrier.  Here’s a list of Android USSD codes you can try:

AT&T

Dial *3282# to check your data and SMS usage.

T-Mobile

Dial #932# to check your data usage on T-Mobile.

Verizon

Dial #3282 to check your data and SMS usage on Verizon smartphone.

Secret Android Codes

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These secret codes are known as Android system codes, and generally, start with a pound symbol/hashtag or an asterisk. To use these codes, you don’t need to connect to a network as these are only for the Android system on your device.

With the introduction of new Android versions, the codes are updated regularly as some manufacturers have their own special codes which are not compatible with the new Android operating systems.

Using these Android hidden codes is very simple. It only requires you to bring up your dialer keypad and type the appropriate sequence of numbers. It is worth noting that some codes are carrier-specific, so they won’t work well on all devices. So if your phone doesn’t respond to a code given below, don’t dwell on it, just move on and find another one that suits your device.

Warning: Secret codes for Android should be used with caution. They can cause mobile data loss or leave it unusable. There’s a bunch of unintelligible tech jargons which pop up in the menus after using some of these codes. So if you’re not 100% sure what you’re doing, don’t do it at all.

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In this post, we’ve categorized these codes into different sections.  Now without further ado, let’s take a sneak peak at the list of secret Android codes along with their functions:

Info Codes

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  • Display a smartphone’s IMEI number – *#06#
  • Software and hardware info – *#12580*369#
  • Camera info – *#*#34971539#*#*
  • Info menu – *#*#4636#*#*
  • FTA software version – *#*#1111#*#*
  • PDA software version – *#*#1234#*#*
  • Touchscreen version – *#*#2663#*#*
  • Device lock status – *#7465625#
  • Show MAC address – *#*#232338#*#*
  • RAM version – *#*#3264#*#*
  • Hardware version – *#*#2222#*#*
  • Software version and update info – *#*#44336#*#*
  • Info menu (doesn’t work for all phones) – *#0*#
  • Bluetooth Address – *#*#232337#*#

Developer Codes

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  • System Dump Code – *#9900#
  • EPST (Electronic Performance Support Tool) menu – ##778 + Green/Call Button

Configuration Codes

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  • HSDPA/HSUPA settings – *#301279#
  • Diagnostics settings – *#9090#
  • USB logging settings – *#872564#

Testing Codes

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  • Wi-Fi test – *#*#232339#*#*
  • Bluetooth test – *#*#232331#*#*
  • Full GPS test – *#*#1575#*#*
  • GPS quick test – *#*#1472365#*#*
  • LCD display test- *#*#0*#*#*
  • Test mode – *#*#197328640#*#*
  • Audio test – *#*#0289#*#*
  • Field test – *#*#7262626#*#*
  • Brightness and vibration test – *#*#0842#*#*
  • Packet loopback test – *#*#0283#*#*
  • Touchscreen test – *#*#2664#*#*
  • Proximity sensor test – *#*#0588#*#*

Manufacturer-Specific Codes

1. Motorola

  • Hidden Motorola Droid Menu – ##7764726

2. HTC

  • EPST Menu – ##3282#
  • HTC Test Program – *#*#3424#*#*
  • Phone Reset Menu (Caution)##786#
  • Diagnostic Mode – ##3424#
  • Launch Vocoder – ##8626337#
  • Field Test – ##33284#
  • HTC Info Menu – *#*#4636#*#*

Other Codes

  • (Caution!) Full factory reset – *2767*3855#
  • (Caution!) Factory reset – *#7780#
  • Activate dialer log mode – *#*#8351#*#*
  • De-activate dialer log mode – #*#8350#*#*
  • Power off the phone – *#*#7594#*#*

Stay Away from these Secret Android Codes

  • (Caution!) Format Device – *2767*3855#
  • (Caution!)Factory Data Partition Reset – *#*#7780#*#*

There’s a decent shot that you’ll never need to use these secret Android codes, however, if you do so, now you know what code should be used for eliminating their effects.

If you’ve any important secret Android codes that we’ve not listed here, you can share them with us in the comments below.

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