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What are some secret codes for Samsung Android devices?

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Some secrets codes for Samsung Android devices include *#*#34971539#*#*, *#06# *#*#232339#*#*, *#*#1575#*#* and *#*#4986*2650468#*#*. Code *#*#34971539#*#* displays all camera information and code *#06# displays the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number that enables users to block a phone from accessing their network when it has been stolen. Code *#*#232339#*#* allows a wireless LAN test, code *#*#1575#*#* allows a GPS check, and code *#*#4986*2650468#*#* shows crucial phone information such as PDA, hardware and firmware.

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Users may enter the codes to a phone by selecting the dialer keypad and entering a desired number sequence. Some codes do not work on all devices since they are carrier-specific. Software developers tend to leave “back doors” within codes that allow access to anyone with more complex knowledge than the average end user. However, back doors are not always created with malicious intent because when normal modes of getting into the system are not working, programmers can use them to get into the system.

Smartphones also use codes in their systems. The codes typically allow users to access hidden menus, diagnosis tests and interfaces that could alter some of the most fundamental parameters of a phone. Before OEMs joined the smartphone trend, the secret codes were part of the "dumb phones" and feature phones. All Android devices have certain codes that work on all brands from different manufacturers.

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