[Q] Accessing the RTN menu for Note 3 [Check if phone is new or Refurb)

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By jsan133, Junior Member on 27th August 2014, 11:59 PM
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Ok guys

I have searched for quite a bit and I think I'm close, but I need some help getting it done.

I just got a Galaxy Note 3 from Telus and I would like to know if the phone is new or Refurbished. People used to be able to type in ##786# into the dialer and it would take them to the RTN menu.

This code doesn't work on Note 3.

So I rooted my phone, installed SU and FX file explorer with Root access.

I also Installed Terminal Emulator from the Play Store.
Entered the following commands:

echo -n ON > /efs/carrier/HiddenMenu
After I did that, it told me that the file does not exit.

so I typed in echo -n ON > /system/app/hiddenmenu

After I did that I didn't get any response, it just went to the next line, so I assumed it worked.

I also navigated to this location and clicked on the hiddenmenu and opened it via text editor. It said ON

I also copied the hiddenmenu file and went to /efs and created a new folder named Carrier and pasted the hiddenmenu file.

I also went to build.prop and added a line at the bottom sys.hiddenmenu.enable=1

After doing all that, I entered ##786# into the dialer and I get the same message as before.

"USSD Code Running"
Then it says Connection problem or Invalid MMI code Press OK

I also came accross a few posts that were mentioning the app "Shortcut Master" I installed it and went into Secrete code explorer but I don't know which one to click on to get the refurb status.
28th August 2014, 02:12 AM |#2  
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I installed the app "Phone Info" to get the refurbishment status

Here's the link : Phone Info on Playstore
28th August 2014, 02:41 AM |#3  
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Originally Posted by Tornade69

I installed the app "Phone Info" to get the refurbishment status

Where exactly do you find the status?

Edit: It was in the menu. "Check Refurb status"
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