SECRET CODES TO TEST HARDWARE IN ANDROID SMARTPHONE

Do you know you can use hidden secret codes to run the hardware test in an Android smartphone? These sets of codes are used to diagnose and test both hardware and software of your android smartphones. So, what actually is the secret codes? How do they look like? Who can use such secret codes? And How to use such codes to run the test on your android devices? Let’s Discuss.

What is the “secret code” for “hardware test” in Android?

Secret Code is the sets of special commands or the instruction that is executed to perform a specific task within your android devices. These codes are used during the hardware and software test on Android. Secret Codes also helps us to enable and disable lots of hidden setting. With the help of such code, you can easily check the phone’s hardware and software. Similarly, you can get information about the phone, details of the apps you have been using, battery information and much more. The main purpose of using such code is to check if the devices are functioning well or not.

How does hardware test secret code look like?

Secret codes are a combination of different special characters, numbers, and alphabets. As a result, They are numeric or symbolic. Some of the examples of secret codes are *#*#4636#*#*, *#*#0*#*#* etc.

Secret Codes are the hidden features in Android devices so everyone is not familiar with such codes. Such codes are especially used by the experienced user. One can use such codes if they are strong technically. Misuse of such information can lead to loss of data or hardware damage. Hence, it is recommended to use if you are technically good.

Don’t need a separate app to run the hardware test with secret code

You don’t need any application to run the hardware test in the Android smartphone. Just pull up the call dialer and press the correct instruction. The phone will automatically show the information as soon as the user finishes typing the secret code.

List of secret codes that are used for testing hardware on your android devices.

  1. *#*#4636#*#*   Information about Smartphone, Battery and also Usage Stats.
  2. *#*#7780#*#*   Factory Reset of your Smartphone.
  3. *2767*3855#      Hard Reset and reinstall the phone firmware.
  4. *#*#34971539#*#* Complete Information about the camera.
  5. *#*#7594#*#*    Change power button behaviour.
  6. *#*#273283*255*663282*#*#* Backup all media files.
  7. *#*#197328640#*#* Enter into service mode.
  8. *#*#232339#*#* OR *#*#526#*#* Testing Wireless Lan.
  9. *#*#232338#*#*   Display Mac-address of Wi-Fi.
  10. *#*#1472365#*#* Enables Quick GPS test.
  11. *#*#0*#*#*             Test your smartphone LCD Display.
  12. *#*#0673#*#* OR *#*#0289#*#* Enable audio test in your smartphone.
  13. *#*#0842#*#*         Used for the test of Vibration and Backlight.
  14. *#*#2663#*#*         Display Information about the version of the touchscreen.
  15. *#*#2664#*#*         Used for Touch Screen Test.
  16. *#*#3264#*#*         Display Information about the version of RAM.
  17. *#*#1111#*#*           Display Software Version
  18. *#*#2222#*#*         Display your smartphone Hardware Version
  19. *#06#                          Display your smartphone IMEI number.
  20. *#*#8255#*#*         Google Talk Service Monitoring.
  21. *#*#232331#*#*     Test Bluetooth of your smart device.
  22. *#*#232337#*#       Show Bluetooth device address.
  23. *#*#44336#*#*       Display Build time.
  24. *#*#1234#*#*          PDA and Phone firmware info.
  25. *#*#0588#*#*         Proximity sensor test.

Here is the screenshot from the hardware test of Android smartphones. The code used for testing hardware is *#*#4636#*#*. The screenshots below show information about the battery, usage of the phone’s application and information about the phone.

Hardware Test: Showing Battery Info using secret code
Hardware Test: Showing Battery Info using secret code *#*#4636#*#*

hardware test showing Phone Infohardware test in android using secret code

Note: The Secret Codes may not work in some cases because it may differ according to smartphones. Hence, in such case, one should try specific secret codes for the particular smart devices from the above secret code list. Also, If you are familiar with other secret codes please feel free to share such codes in the comment below.

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