I'm curious if keypad commands like those listed below come from the Android OS or if they're added by manufacturers. On my N1, I know of these two commands:

*#*#checkin#*#* - Phones home to check for updates.

*#*#info#*#* - Enters a detailed phone information menu.


There are many that seem to be "standard", but they can also be added by individual applications (e.g. provider-installed).

Check out http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=540483 for a method to extract telephony codes from your installed apps.

  • Very nice. Thank you! So the real answer is the codes come from APKs, which will vary by device.
    – Josh
    Sep 29 '10 at 14:21
  • Yup, you got it!
    – Farray
    Sep 29 '10 at 19:39

I entered ##info## on my Captivate and got to the same menu.

So, in the interest of adding to the list

*#*#1472365#*#* gets you to the GPS configuration menu (not sure what word that works out to)

  • No, *#*#1472365#*#* doesn't work on the Nexus One Sep 20 '10 at 21:13
  • So that leads me to think the commands come from the manufacturer? HTC has different commands than Samsung?
    – Josh
    Sep 20 '10 at 21:25

It's android based, I tried same commands on Moto Droid and HTC myTouch, both worked exactly the same.

  • Did you try the #*#1472365#*# command that Dr.Dredel mentioned?
    – Josh
    Sep 27 '10 at 14:45
  • Yup, doesn't work on myTouch. I don't have the Moto Droid on me so I can't try it. I guess that's not android default?? Sep 28 '10 at 7:51

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