"A Smart phone is only smart if it saves you time, pain, and money.  If it does that, it makes you Smarter." -Skip Farrow

My dad knew a few things about saving land surveyors time and money, but the pain part, as he saw it, had to be worked out socially.  He was an advocate for crowdsourcing support before many used the term and took time and money saving quite seriously. That's why so many of you out there loved him- that and he had thousands of jokes you've never heard.  The mobile revolution excited him and as I built this community for him, we evolved the site as best we could to meet the daily support needs of a land surveyor- whoever he or she may be and where ever they happen to be working, so that you always remember that he (we) saved you time and money.  Your mobile device can do this if you know how to use it as well as your total station.  For a surveyor, it can also be a life saving device.

These days, chances are you're either an Apple or Android user. In the field, our phones are becoming more and more integrated into our surveying work. If you are an Android user, you may have seen our Android Apps for surveyors posts and updates in Part Two, but this post is something entirely different.

Secret Codes for Surveyors on the Go

If you learn to master these codes, you can have complete control over your phone. The following codes should come in handy when in a bind, so you might consider bookmarking the page on your mobile phone (mobile rover version of this post here).



*2767*3855# = Reinstalls The Phones Firmware & Format Your Phone


*#*#232339#*#* OR *#*#526#*#* = WireIess Lan Test

*#*# 1575#*#* = Different GPS Test

*#*#4636#*#*‘ = Complete Information About your Phone

*#*#2663#*#* = Touch Screen Version

*#*#232337#*# = Displays bluetooth Device Address

*#*#4986*2650468#*#* = PDA, Phone. Hardware, RF Call Date

*#*#44336#*#* = Displays Build Time

*#*#23233I#‘*#* = Bluetooth Test

*#*# 1234#’#’ = PDA and Phone Firmware Info

*#*#0*#*#*= LCD Display Test

*#*#0588#*#* = Proximity Sensor Test

*#*#232338#*#* = Wi-Fi Mac Address

*#*#7262626#*#*= Field Test

*#*#34971539#*#* = Camera Update

*#*#19732840#*#* = Enable Test Mode

*#*#0842#*#* Vibration and Backlight Test

*#06# = Displays IMEI Number

*#*#8255#*#* = Google Talk Service Monitoring

*#*#I I I I#*#* | *‘#*#2222#*#* = FTA Software Version FTA | Hardware \/ersion

*#*#3264#*#* = Rom version

Full disclosure: I have not tested all of the codes myself as they have been compiled from several other places.   Keep a copy somewhere if you like.  You may thank me later

Do you have any secrets from the field that you'd like to share?  An iphone guide perhaps... feel free to share below..

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Sweet!   Was looking for that format code the other day...  i compiled the codes into this image too if anyone would like to download it for quick find..

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