Samsung Wave s8500/s8530: Hidden Secret Codes in Bada Phones

Here are some codes for Samsung Wave s8500 and Samsung Wave II s8530 phones. These codes provide many interesting information to users and also unlock some hidden functions aimed only for technically professional persons. We can call them as “Samsung Wave Secret Codes” or “Samsung Wave Hacks”.

Disclaimer: Use these codes at your own risk as they are only aimed for techpro people. Do not use these codes if you are novice user or hacker. Any data loss or hardware damage will be the sole responsibility of the user. We will not be responsible for any form of result.

Launch Factory Tests using these codes:

[1] LCD test: *#0*#

LCD Test

LCD Test with RGB colors

[2] Melody test: *#0673# OR *#0289#

Melody test

1KHz Melody Test

  • Speaker MMC On
  • Speaker Phone On
  • Receiver MMC On
  • Receiver Phone On
  • Off

Tap on confirm to exit the Melody Test

[3] Vibration test: *#0842#

Vibration Test

  • motor ON
  • motor always ON
  • motor OFF

[4] TM Command: *#2663#OR*#2664#

TM Command

Enter TM command or click on Confirm to exit.

Get Firmware version information using these codes:

[5] *#4986*2650468# – SW Version, HW Version, MP, RF Cal Date, CSC Version, CSC Model Spec, FFS Version, RC2 Version

software and hardware versions

[6] *#1234# – SW Version and CSC Version

software-csc version

[7] *#1111# – FTA SW Version

FTA-SW version

[8] *#2222# – FTA HW Version


[9] Phone battery Information: *#0228#

This code shows you phone battery information in detail with various parameters.

battery information

[10] Sim and Network Lock: *#7465625#

sim and network lock

Shows Sim and Network Lock status including:

  • Network Lock
  • Subset Lock
  • SP Lock
  • CP Lock

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Test Codes:

[11] Wi-Fi Manual MFG Test Mode: *#526#

Wi-Fi Manual MFG Test Mode

[12] BT RF Test Mode: *#232337#

BT-RF Test mode

[13] Service Mode : *#197328640#

This code can be used to enter into Service mode. You can run various tests and change settings in the service mode.

Service modes:

service mode

  • Debug Screen

    debug screen

    • Idle mode Information
    • UE Capability Information
    • Access Stratum Information
    • NAS information
    • NeighborCell Information
    • Reselection Information
    • Phone Control
    • SIM Information
  • Version Information

    Version Information

    • IMEI number and Software Version
    • Hardware Version and Rf_cal_date
    • Bluetooth version information
  • RF Test

    RF test

    • NV Backup
    • NV Remove
    • Rf Information
    • Rfnv retrieve flag
  • Device

    Device Test

    • Vibration Test
    • Backlight Test
    • FrontLcd Test
    • KeyLed Test
    • Battery, Power on information, Charging Temperature
    • IPC Speed Test
    • Sensor Test
    • Performance
    • Control
  • Audio

    Audio Test

    • CP Config
    • AP Volume Config
    • AP Codec Gain Config
    • Add Configuration
    • AP Solution Config
    • CP Solution Config
    • Add Configuration
  • It will also show current version of Audio Codec.

  • Video

    Video Test

    • CamFlashLed Test
    • Camera Turning
    • Camera Firmware
    • Internal Camera Capture
    • Display Settings
  • Connectivity

    Connectivity test

    • Bluetooth Test
    • Dvbh TestMode
    • Wi-Fi Manual MFG test
    • Wi-Fi SW Test
  • Common

    Common test

    • FTM Mode Info
    • Recent Task History
    • Recent Semaphore History
    • Version Info
    • USB Switch Info
    • Dummy menu
    • Service Configuration
    • DVFS Configuration

[14] FACTORY FORMAT: *2767*3855# (DANGER)


This is code for factory reset or factory format. Read carefully what it will do with your phone.

Factory Format or Factory Reset

  • It will delete all settings and all files from your internal memory. (For safety of your data please also remove your external memory card from the phone)
  • It will reinstall firmware of your phone. All firmware updates will be lost
  • Think many times before you use this code. Because there is no way to cancel this process. Even if you remove battery from the phone, there are no chances of cancellation of this process. When you put up the battery again, your phone will power up and you phone software will be as fresh as newly bought!!

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