How to Identify fake Samsung Phones

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Published on Oct 20, 2016 by esetube

How to identify fake Samsung Phones; Since Android is an open source operating system, the source code of the OS is open to all interested parties under open source licenses. Some phone manufacturers take advantage of this by creating knock-offs of more popular devices.

These companies have done quite a good job to lure consumers into buying their fake phones at a very low price. You can identify original Samsung galaxy phones using different methods. Below you will find codes that can enable you to identify a genuine Samsung phone:

Use Samsung Codes to Know a Real Galaxy Phone

Input the codes listed below in your dialer app and your phone should respond to it. If the phone does not show any response, then the Galaxy device you are holding is an imitation. These are the most common Samsung codes:

*#06# [Displays device IMEI number]
*#1234# [Displays device current firmware]
*#*#1472365#*#* [GPS test settings]
*#*#197328640#*#* [Service mode main menu]
*#*#4636#*#* [Diagnostic and general settings mode]
*#0*# [General Test Mode]
*#0228# [ADC Reading]
*#0283# [Audio Loopback Control]
*#0289# [Melody Test Mode]
*#03# [NAND Flash S/N]
*#0588# [Proximity Sensor Test Mode]
*#0589# [Light Sensor Test Mode]
*#0673# [Audio Test Mode]
*#07# [Test History]
*#0782# [Real Time Clock Test]
*#0842# [Vibra Motor Test Mode]
*#12580*369# [SW & HW Info]
*#1575# [GPS Control Menu]
*#2263# [RF Band Selection]
*#232331# [Bluetooth Test Mode]
*#232337# [Bluetooth Address]
*#232338# [WLAN MAC Address]
*#232339# [WLAN Test Mode]
*#2663# [TSP / TSK firmware update]

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