How To Access Samsung Galaxy Note Secret Menu Using Codes

Now back to the topic on Samsung Galaxy Note phones, do you know that there is a secret menu to most Samsung devices? Not just Samsung devices alone, some devices from other brands have got secret menus for performing extra functions. The Samsung Galaxy Note SHV-E160S is no exception.

The secret menu, just as the name ‘secret‘ implies, it’s a menu which ordinarily cannot be seen on the phone. In most cases, it requires some certain functionality to access it. And in some cases, it requires the use of certain codes. The use of certain codes is the case of the Samsung Galaxy Note SHV-E160s. Some MTK phones does have these secret codes as well.

Just like I had initially talked about on a previous post regarding the galaxy note, the SHV-E160s is a Korean version of the Samsung galaxy note. It’s got basically almost all functionality of the original UK version except for the fact that most stock apps are in Korean language and there are some certain limitations like the total allowed words in an SMS (although a way to fix this has been provided on this blog).

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Without wasting much of your time, I am just going to show you how to access the hidden or secret menu on the korean version of the Samsung galaxy note. Hence, let’s get started!

Access Samsung Galaxy Note SHV-E160s Secret Menu

  •  Launch the Phone Call Menu on your phone,
  •  Dial 319712358. You will see automatically see a prompt to enter ‘Password. Enter 996412 and the secret menu options should be opened to you.

Related: Easily Fix/Repair Samsung Galaxy Note SHV-E160s firmware

There are pretty good functions to set from the secret menu. And one of the basic functionality, is to easily change network mode from GSM (EDGE) to 3G and vice versa. Although, there’s a way to change network mode on the Korean Galaxy Note without accessing the hidden menu, it’s not as easy as being able to do that from the secret menu options. Therefore, you should give the secret menu option a go. It will definitely improve the experience of using your Samsung galaxy Note phone.

Bare in mind though. This secret menu code may not be valid on just the Note series. It may work on some other Samsung devices. Hence, if you happen to use one, feel free to try. It’d be nice to also hear your feedback using the comment session.

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Samuel Adeniyi

Samuel is a Tech Enthusiast who loves to explore everything that concerns Tech. Most of his explorations and guides, he shares via this platform. He studied Computer Science and prefers being simply called Sammy! 😉


  • My phone icon are in Korean so when I tap on them, words are shown in Korean can I change them into English

  • Hi all, just inform.

    If u want to fix sms character limit (80 char). You can using thrid party application, i am using hangouts app from google for texting with sms.


  • samuel ! by using these codes i have fixed that network issue sucessfully , but when i go to sms setting it shows options like domestic and foreign and both of them contains ps and cs now the problem is i dont know which one to choose?? do you remember anything bro ??

    • To be honest Ali, i don’t think i remember any apart from the few i already wrote about on this post. I used the device for barely a month and it’s over 6 months now since i lost it. But i can recall it was easy for me to toggle between 2G / 3G however, i can’t remember how. So sorry about that but i just have to be honest with you.

  • bor how we can change network mode from GSM (EDGE) to 3G and vice versa. using these codes will you please help me i tried these codes but further i dont know which option to choose..

  • bro how we can switch to GSM directly?? also if we enter these codes and we want to fix sms limit problem how can we do this??

      • bro how we can change network mode from GSM (EDGE) to 3G and vice versa. by using these codes i tried but i dont know what to select further….. i need your help to fix sms issue and also to switch network settings please help me bro..
        p.s is there any direct method of doing so ??

        • Hello Ali, so sorry but am not sure I’d be able to get a proper answer to your question because i have lost my Samsung Galaxy Note SHV-E160s hence, it would be difficult giving a random solution. Hope you understand? Thank you.

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