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10th July 2014, 08:00 AM   |  #1  
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Hi all !

i've recently purchased a a new S5 and am keen to get into the nitty gritty of it all. i've been trawling through this forum for 3 days now resolving problem after problem that i've encountered which has been quite fun as im learning alot about my phone but i have hit a brick wall that is stopping me from activating service mode none of the codes i've found will work, after much searching and a hint here and there i suspect i need to enable the secret menus on my phone so i installed Root Browser to find the efs/carrier folder but there is no "Carrier" folder in the efs folder and i cant find any thing that could explain why please help me i feel im sooo close but my goal is just out of reach.
11th July 2014, 04:55 AM   |  #2  
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i have hit a brick wall that is stopping me from activating service mode none of the codes i've found will work


Can't offer you any specific codes since you didn't tell us which firmware version you have.. but you can find the answer in this thread (or a dozen similar ones).

If you still can't find a working dialer code for some reason, then install a terminal emulator app on your rooted S5 and type the following commands to open the service menu:

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am broadcast -a android.provider.Telephony.SECRET_CODE -d android_secret_code://27663368378






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11th July 2014, 05:36 AM   |  #3  
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OP - what's your goal? Why are you trying to open that?
It does sound like you're new to Android, so why go to that trouble?
11th July 2014, 06:21 AM   |  #4  
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Because it's there? To see what is possible?
The OP's position makes perfect sense to me.
11th July 2014, 09:38 AM   |  #5  
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Thank you very much every one for your responses.

fffft ill try that link and try to work my way through similar links i can find if that one doesnt work.

And if that doesn't work i'll try the terminal program (the thrill of the hunt lol ).

The reason i want to is i'm a tinkerer i like to explore all options and menus and see what i can do with it, previously i owned an Iphone and hated the fact that apple were so controlling of a device i paid many 100's of dollars for hence i decided to go for the Samsung yes im new to android but not new to tinkering with technology it's the challenge i think i hate to be beaten by a non sentient object lol

firmware version is i believe 4.4.2 (android version) if i'm looking at the right thing. Build number KOT49H.G900IDVU1ANE1

(i had to use this file to fix it after i softbricked it trying to root it the first time) G900IDVU1ANE1_G900IOPS1ANE1_G900IDVU1ANE1_HOME.tar .MD5

And yes fffft if this works i'll buy you a whole case of beer !!!
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11th July 2014, 10:24 AM   |  #6  
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If you like to tinker you would be better learning to mod as there is not much very exciting in those menus

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11th July 2014, 10:28 AM   |  #7  
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@Frustrated Aussie

Try the steps in post #50 of the referenced thread.
(Or even easier, install a terminal emulator app)

i.e.

*#0011#

press menu > back
press menu > key input > Q
press menu > key input > 0000

Then wait ten seconds for the screen to refresh to the service menu page

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11th July 2014, 10:32 AM   |  #8  
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If you like to tinker you would be better learning to mod as there is not much very exciting in those menus

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i'll get there

but i gotta start somewhere and first i need to learn how not to screw this phone up first lol
next step will be the elusive engineer mode
11th July 2014, 10:37 AM   |  #9  
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@Frustrated Aussie

Try the steps in post #50 of the referenced thread.
(Or even easier, install a terminal emulator app)

i.e.

*#0011#

press menu > back
press menu > key input > Q
press menu > key input > 0000

Then wait ten seconds for the screen to refresh to the service menu page

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That was alot easier than the terminal command though i worked out i can add the terminal command to the "initial Command" in the menu and every time i open a new window it brings up the service mode screen both work well
11th July 2014, 11:04 AM   |  #10  
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there is not much very exciting in those menus


Really? I've always found a plethora of interesting items in service menus. And the S5 menu is no different. It had essential information to calibrate the handset and complete several projects. The NV dump dialog is immensely useful for firmware research and modding. And there are people actively looking for new dialer codes and an updated SIM unlock method based on those menus to name but a few examples.

I also thought that the related string that E:V:A found in the S4 firmware worth exploring in the S5 -
mFeatureList.put("emergency_for_cyber_terror", boolean2)

I wonder what features are enabled or blocked in that mode? The thread that I referenced earlier, and it is only one of many on the subject of service menus, has 56,000 views. But yeah, there are other approaches to modding too. If the OP hasn't lost interest already, have a look at this thread which talks about decompling system apps to find out more about the service menu and related firmware features.

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That was alot easier than the terminal command though i worked out i can add the terminal command to the "initial Command" in the menu and every time i open a new window it brings up the service mode screen both work well

Great. That Cooper's Extra strong that you guys make is pretty good.

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