[Galaxy i7500] Essentials


Codes

Note that you can assign shortcuts to most of these applications ran by these codes using Anycut. For example, *#*#4636#*#* -> Battery information can be accessed directly by creating an “Activity” Anycut shortcut to “Battery information”.

Reset

  • Factory format: Remove SIM and microSD cards, start the phone and enter *2767*3855# into the dialer. This deletes all files, including those on the 7GB internal storage, and reinstalls the firmware. This will not affect the camera firmware.
  • *#*#7780#*#* – Factory data reset (same as Settings -> SD card & phone storage -> Factory data reset)

Info and phone settings

*#*#INFO#*#*
  • Phone information (IMEI, Phone number, Current network etc.). Has toggles for ciphering and turning off radio (the latter doesn’t turn off the phone radio, however). Extra options are available after pressing Menu: Select radio band, View SIM address book, View fixed & service dialing numbers, Get PDP list.
  • Battery information (status, level, health, voltage, temperature, technology (Li-Ion), time since boot).

Somehow duplicates the Service Mode app.

Camera Firmware

*#*#34971539#*#*

Update camera firmware, get firmware version. Do NOT choose any of the “update” options unless you really know what you are doing, or you will brick the camera.

TSP Firmware

*#*#123580#*#*

Update TSP firmware. (don’t know – TouchScreenPanel, Telephony Service Provider ?)

Factory Tests

  • *#*#0283#*#* – Packet Loopback
  • *#*#0*#*#* – “LCD TEST”: red/green/blue screen, melody, vibration, dimming, megacam, sensor, touch, sleepmode
  • *#*#0673#*#* or *#*#0289#*#* – Melody test
  • *#*#0842#*#* – Vibration + BackLight test.
  • *#*#2663#*#* – Shows touch screen version.
  • *#*#2664#*#* – Touch screen test (different from test in LCD Test).
  • *#*#0588#*#* – Proximity sensor test.
  • *#*#3264#*#* – Show RAM version.

WLAN Test

*#*#232339#*#* or *#*#526#*#* or *#*#528#*#*

Run WLAN tests. Use the ‘Menu’ key to choose test.

*#*#232338#*#*

Show WiFi MAC address.

GPS

  • *#*#1472365#*#* – GPS test application.
  • *#*#1575#*#* – another GPS test application. Can show SV info and Position info once you get a GPS fix.

Bluetooth

  • *#*#232331#*#* – BlueTooth RF test mode (doesn’t seem to do anything)
  • *#*#232337#*#* – show Bluetooth Device Address

Service Mode Applications

*#*#197328640#*#*

Enters Service Mode. Use the ‘Menu’ key to go back, or exit this application.

For this mode there are a lot of shortcut codes:

   *#*#0011#*#* - show GSM info
   *#*#0228#*#* - show Antenna and ADC test. Press Menu then choose "Back" for more options: Basic, MM, RR, GPRS, SIM Information, GSM Neighbour Cell, Handover, Phone control
   *#*#32489#*#* - Cipher ?
   *#*#2580#*#* - Integrity ?
   *#*#0782#*#* - RTCTimeRead
   *#*#9090#*#* - UART Diag
   *#*#7284#*#* - UART Diag
   *#*#4238378#*#* - setting
   *#*#2263#*#* - Set GSM/UMTS band
   *#*#2264#*#* - WCDMA Settings 
   *#*#6984125*#*#* - auto answer
   *#*#2886#*#* - auto answer
   *#*#2767*2878#*#* - NV reset & rebuild (must reboot the phone)
   *#*#147852#*#* or *#*#369852#*#* or *#*#1478963#*#* - TestApnSettings
   *#*#02280#*#* - Battery Read
   *#*#03#*#* - show Nand Flash Unique Number
   *#*#0589#*#* - show light sensor information
   *#*#745#*#* -  Ril Log. You can view this log, or save to internal sdcard.
   *#*#9900#*#* - SysDump. You can run dumpstate/logcat, Copy kernel.log to external SD, Enable/Disable debug log.

ShutDown.App

*#*#7594#*#*

You can enable shutdown on End call long press. Normally, a long press on End Call/Power will display a menu with Silent Mode, Airplane mode, and Power off.

Versions

   *#*#4986*2650468#*#* - Versions: PDA, Phone, H/W, RFCallDate, and (in newer firmware, e.g. I7500XXIH8) CSC
   *#*#1234#*#* - Versions: PDA and Phone only
   *#*#1111#*#* - FTA SW Version
   *#*#2222#*#* - FTA HW Version
   *#*#44336#*#* - Hidden Version: PDA and Phone (same as above), CSC, Build Time (using Korean Standard Time), Changelist number

GTalk Service Monitor

I think this is common for all Android phones.

*#*#8255#*#*

File Copy

*#*#273283*255*663282*#*#*

Open a File Copy applications, offering you to backup your media files. (This does nothing on my Galaxy – Dandv 01:50, 21 September 2009 (UTC))

Key combinations

Most recent applications

Hold the Home key (located between Back and End Call/Power).

Power off / shutdown phone

Hold End Call / Power, then choose Power off. Once the phone is powered off, you get access to fastboot, recovery mode etc.

Fastboot

With the phone powered off, press and hold the Call and End Call/Power keys [1].

Download mode

With the phone powered off, press and hold Volume down, OK and End Call/Power [2]. This is used to install new firmware, e.g. when using Odin.

Recovery mode

With the phone powered off, press and hold Volume down, Call and End Call/Power [3].

Factory reset

In recovery mode, when the alert triangle appears, press the Menu key [4].

Recovery menu

In recovery mode, press Home and End Call/Power.

Exit recovery mode

Press Home + Back.