How to access the secret menu of Xiaomi smartphones and a trick to access via hardware buttons on the latest Mi A2 and others

How to Enter the Secret Menu of Xiaomi Smartphones

The assistance centers before repairing a smartphone made all the initial tests to verify what actually is the problem and even Xiaomi smartphones have the classic hidden menu also called service menu that allows you to start a series of tests on all the phone hardware.

On Xiaomi devices there is a particular secret menu that is easily accessible both via software and hardware. Let’s see how it’s done.

What allows to make the secret menu of Xiaomi?

The menu allows you to access an incredible amount of sub-menus that allow you to test all the internal components of the device such as gyroscope calibrations, see if the GPS works and much more.

The menu is used by the service centers to do a test on the whole device going to test the display, GPS, wifi and all other equipment and isolate the problem.

How to access the Xiaomi secret menu [Phone Keypad]

To access the secret menu of Xiaomi devices is very easy. It is sufficient to write the following code including the * and # in the telephone keypad, the one where in practice write the telephone number to be dialed. Here is the code to write:

* # * # 6484 # * # *

Once you have written the code, press the green button to start the call and you’re done. In a few seconds the hidden menu of Xiaomi devices will be loaded.

How to access the secret menu of Xiaomi [Physical Buttons]

We also discovered how to access the secret menu on Xiaomi smartphones if the phone does not boot or goes into bootloop (continuous reboots) and to do so you have to follow the steps described below:

  1. Turn off the smartphone.
  2. Press the Power button on your Xiaomi smartphone.
  3. As soon as the MI logo appears press once, release and then re-press the two buttons Volume Up + Volume down Already to access the secret menu.
  4. To move around the menu and confirm, you can use the touch display.
  5. To exit the menu, hold down the power button for a long time (more than 20 seconds) or press Reboot in the menu below.

Here is the video that shows how to access this secret menu from the physical keys:

Obviously our advice is not to touch anything that you do not know so as to avoid problems with the smartphone even if in most cases those items are just for testing and nothing else, I say don’t ruin anything.



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