Secret Codes

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Language
Java
Version
v2.0 (Apr 16, 2016)
Created
Sep 19, 2013
Updated
Feb 5, 2017 (Retired)
Owner
Simon Marquis (SimonMarquis)
Contributors
Simon Marquis (SimonMarquis)
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####Secret Codes is an Open Source application that allows you to browse through hidden codes of your Android phone.

This application will scan through all available secret codes on your device.
Then you will be able to executes these secret codes a discover hidden functionalities.


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What is a secret code?

In Android a secret code is defined by this pattern: *#*#<code>#*#*. If such a secret code is executed, the system Dialer app will trigger this code: (Source AOSP)

static private boolean handleSecretCode(Context context, String input) {
    int len = input.length();
    if (len > 8 && input.startsWith("*#*#") && input.endsWith("#*#*")) {
        Intent intent = new Intent(TelephonyIntents.SECRET_CODE_ACTION,
                Uri.parse("android_secret_code://" + input.substring(4, len - 4)));
        context.sendBroadcast(intent);
        return true;
    }

    return false;
}

How to execute a secret code?

There are two ways to execute a secret code:

Directly through the dialer application of your Android device.

Simply write the secret code like:


*#*#123456789#*#*.String secretCode ="123456789"; Intent intent =newIntent(Intent.ACTION_DIAL); intent.setData(Uri.parse("tel:*#*#"+ secretCode +"#*#*")); startActivity(intent);


String secretCode ="123456789";
String action ="android.provider.Telephony.SECRET_CODE";
Uri uri =Uri.parse("android_secret_code://"+ secretCode);
Intent intent =newIntent(action, uri);
sendBroadcast(intent);