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tdMA Models: 2160, 61xx, and others

Phone version: *#837# or *#VER# (doesn't work on all models)
Software version: *#9999# or *#6120# (doesn't work on all models)
ESN: *#92772689# or *#WARRANTY#. There are 6 sub-menus including: 1. Serial Number; 2. Manufacture date; 3. Programming Date; 4. Repair Date; 5. Transfer user data; and 6. Life Timer. (Power off to get out of this menu)
NAM selection and field test mode: *3001#12345#. Once inside programming mode scroll to the bottom of the menu list and select either Enabled or Enabled+lights. Turn off the phone and turn it back on again to see the test mode screens. To turn off test mode repeat the above and select Disabled and then turn off the phone.
Changing the Banner: Enter the NAM selection mode by entering *3001#12345#. Then select in the following order: NAM1, PSID/RSID lists, P/RSID 1, System Type=Private, PSID/RSID=0 or 1, Connected System ID=[Your home area Rogers SID: 16423 for Toronto, 16425 for Vancouver, 16427 for Victoria, etc. Ask your local Rogers store if you are unsure what your local SID is], Alpha Tag=[Your New Banner], Operator Code=5 or 2050 [for Rogers], and Country Code=302 [for Canada] =310 [for USA]. Once completed power down the phone and then turn it back on.
Note that there is also an Alpha Tag under the NAM1 menu option and you can change this to a new banner, but this banner does not show up on the phone (applies to 6160, 6161). Note: newer Rogers phones have the banner burned into the ROM and there is no easy way of changing it.
Swapping identities: NAM1 > Change default (8) > Public System (14) > Private System (15) > Residential System (16) > Password 123456. Note that this procedure seems to only work about 10 times before it locks you out.
Activation: *#639# or *#new#. Once inside this menu you must enter a 10 digit phone number that is valid with the ESN of the phone or the activation will fail (prevents cloning). The code asked for after is the system's SID code (see changing the banner above for a few SID's). The phone will then reset.

GSM Models: 51xx and 61xx

Software version: *#5190# or *#6190#
Service menu: *#92772689# or *#WARRANTY# (remove the analog module first, if present). There are 6 sub-menus including: 1. ESN; 2. Manufacture date; 3. Programming Date; 4. Repair Date; 5. Transfer user data; and 6. Life Timer.
IMEI (serial number): *#06#
NAM selection: *3001#12345#. For Fido phones, Home System ID is 16420; Own number is your phone number (10 digits); Change defaults includes the primary paging channel (e.g. 334), Overload Class (10), and Group ID (10). Turn off the handset to get out of this menu.
Changing the Banner: GSM phones set the banner from the GSM network. The banner cannot be changed, however you can put a graphical banner in its place. See the Links page for some GSM sites where you can obtain more information.
Field test mode: These models require a data cable to access test mode information. You may order the cable and software from your local cellular store. Some of the 5190's and 6190's (not sold by Fido) apparently have the test mode menu available via the NAM programming mode as given above.

CDMA Models: 6185 and 6188

See the Nokia 6185/6188 test mode page.

SP-Lock status

You can check your phone for a SP-lock or other network locks by following the procedure below.
Warning: if you enter any combination of the following strings more than 4 times then your phone may be rendered useless. Translation: this gives you one chance to enter each string one time only OR one string four times only. Enter these strings at your own risk.

Provider lock status: #pw+1234567890+1#
Network lock status: #pw+1234567890+2#
Provider? lock status: #pw+1234567890+3#
SIM card lock status: #pw+1234567890+4#

'P' is obtained by hitting the * key 3 times; 'W' by hitting the * key 4 times; and '+' by hitting the * key 2 times. The '1234567890' is the unlocking password string, so if you want to try one that you have obtained from an unlocking program then you would place it here instead of '1234567890'.

The above procedure will yield one of 2 results: SIM not restricted or Code error. A lock is indicated by Code error and your phone will reset.

Test Mode Information for tdMA models

Enter *3001#12345# and select Field Test (menu option 9 on a 6160), followed by one of three options: Enabled, Enabled+lights, or Disabled. Once selected you must power down the phone and power it up again. To get out of test mode re-enter *3001#12345#, Field Test, Disabled and then power down the phone.

Once you power up the phone you may automatically enter field test mode, screen 01 AND/OR you are given a new menu choice of Field Test.
To turn on field test mode select the menu option of Field Test and enter a number between 1 and 7. To turn off field test mode enter number '0'. There are a total of 7 different test mode screens on tdMA models and they may vary somewhat between the different Nokia models. Use the arrow buttons to move between field test screens.

Screen 1
Digital control channel
Rssi DVC S
Bchan Pw A

Digital traffic channel

Rssi DVC S
Bchan l Be

Analog control channel

Rssi D d
Bchan Pw A

Analog traffic channel

Rssi s d
Bchan l a
Rssi Received Signal Strength Indicator (-113 to -51 dBm, increments in steps of 2 dB)
DVC Digital Verification Colour Code (1-255 or --- for not locked)
D Digital Verification Colour Code in analog control channel (0-3 or - for not locked)
s SAT Colour (0-2)
d Data Receiving Status (0 = no data, 1 = unable to read, 2 = read and correcting, 3 = read and not correcting)
S Time slot (1-3)
B Network Band and Frequency (lowercase a,b = 800 MHz band; uppercase A,B,C,D,E,F = 1900 MHz band)
chan Channel (0001-1999)
Be Bit Error Ratio
Pw Maximum Access Power on control channel (DCCH: 0-10 or - for not locked; ACCH: 0-7 or - for not locked)
l Transmit level (0-10 or - for OFF)
A Authentication status (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled, - = not locked)
a Audio State (0 = OFF or 1 = ON)
CS-state Indication of Cellular State as follows:
DCCH: SCAN-LOCK - Scanning and locking of Digital Control Channel
DCCH: DCCH-SEL - DCCH selectionb
DCCH: CAMPING - Channel camping
DCCH: REGISTR - Registration
DCCH: WAIT-ORDER - Waiting for order
DCCH: ORIGINAT - Origination proceeding
DCCH: RESELECT - Reselection
DCCH: ORIG-SMS - Origination SMS proceeding
DCCH: TERM-SMS - Termination of SMS
DTCH: TCH - Confirming traffic channel
XTCH: CONVERSAT - Conversation
ACCH: OOR - Out Of Range
ACCH: SCAN-PDCH - Scan primary dedicated control channels
ACCH: SCAN-SDCH - Scan secondary dedicated control channels
ACCH: SCAN-PCH - Scan paging channels
ACCH: VCH - Confirm Voice Channel

Screen 2
Digital control channel
Mode M C
FB E SP pc
net SID..

Digital traffic channel

Mode DTX
d a TA S

Analog control channel


Analog traffic channel


Mode One of: DCCH, DTCH, ACCH, or AVCH
XSTBY Shown when extended standby is active SID System Identification Number 0-32767
SAT SAT validity (0-32767)
DTX text DTX is shown when DTX is on
ENCR Shown when message encryption is active
CIPH Shown when voice ciphering is active
d Data receiving status (0 = not active, 1 = active)
a Audio state (0 = OFF, 1 = ON)
TA Current time alignment (0-30)
S Service code (1 = digital speech, 1 = async data call, 2 = G3 FAX call)
M Maximum paging frame class supported by network (1-8)
C Current paging frame class (1-8)
FB Number of F-BCCH slots
E Number of E-BCCH slots
SP Number of SPACH slots
pc PCH subchannel
net Supported network types (0 = not supported, 1 = supported; in order of one char each: public, private, residential)

Screen 3
RS Minimum Received Signal Strength required to access cell (0 to 31)
SS Minimum Signal Strength for reselection
SI Scan Interval between consecutive strength measurements in hyperframes (1 to 16)
b Access burst sieze (0 for normal, 1 for abbreviated RACH)
NA Number of analog neighbours (0 to 24)
ND Number of digital neighbours (0 to 24)
MA Number of analog neighbours in multihyperband (0 to 24)
MD Number of digital neighbours in multihyperband (0 to 24)
MO Number of neighbours in other band (0 to 24)

Screen 4
SID ##### t
SID System Identification Number (0 to 32767, odd for 'A' carriers, even for 'B' carriers)
t Network type where registered (- = none, 0 = ACCH, 1 = residential, 2 = private, 4 = public)
NN Number of PSIDs/RSIDs in NAM area
NT Number of PSIDs/RSIDs in Test Registration area
NR Number of PSIDs/RSIDs in Registration Accept area
Alphatag User display (not present on all models)

Screen 5
S bandorde
S Current band while scanning for a control channel (a, b, A, B, C, D, E, F, or -)
bandorde Network search order: (a - 800 MHz A-band; b - 800 MHz B-band; A - 900 MHz A-band; B - 1900 MHz B-band; C - 1900 MHz C-band; D - 1900 MHz D-band; E - 1900 MHz E-band; F- 1900 MHz F-band). This is the system indicator and is set as: H = Hometype system, P = Partner Roam, F = Favored Roam, N = Neutral Roam, X = No Service
NC Number of AMPS probability blocks to scan (0 to 16)
NP Number of PCS probability blocks to scan (0 to 7)
IRC IR Control (0 or 1)
RSCO Rescan Count. Time in hyperframes (1.28 sec each) how long to wait before searching for acceptable SP on the last used accectable band
RSLO Rescan Loop. Tells how many times to search the last used acceptable band before doing a wide band scan

Screen 6
PSC Number of Partner SOCs (0 to 82)
PSD Number of Partner SIDs (0 to 82)
FSC Number of Favoured SOCs (0 to 82)
FSD Number of Favoured SIDs (0 to 82)
XSC Number of Forbidden SOCs (0 to 82)
XSD Number of Forbidden SIDs (0 to 82)

Screen 7

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