Xperia Tablet Z: How to access the service menu

by XB on 20/06/2013

in Sony Tablet, Tips & Tricks


Xperia Tablet Z_Service_6Sony Xperia smartphone users can easily access their service menu if needs be via the dialler, however it’s not as straightforward for Xperia Tablet owners. Common reasons why one might want to access the service menu includes determining whether the bootloader is unlocked or which firmware customisation a device is running. Well if you’ve been struggling to work out how to access the service menu on your Xperia Tablet Z, then check out our step-by-step tutorial below.

Guide to accessing the service menu on the Xperia tablet Z

First of all, click on the Contacts app.

Xperia Tablet Z - How to access the service menu

If this is the first time you have opened this app, click on ‘Details’ adjacent to ‘Contacts Setup’.

Xperia Tablet Z - How to access the service menu

Click on the menu button (the three dots on the top right) and then click on ‘Settings’ at the bottom.

Xperia Tablet Z - How to access the service menu

This should bring up the screen below. Now you need to long press in the area highlighted for around five seconds and release your finger.

Xperia Tablet Z - How to access the service menu

If done successfully, you should see the “Enter service code” box appear as below. If it doesn’t, give it another try, it can take a few tries. Click on the button to bring up the dialler.

Xperia Tablet Z - How to access the service menu

Now enter the following characters into the dialler: *#*#7378423#*#*

Xperia Tablet Z - How to access the service menu

Voila, you now have access to the service menu!

Xperia Tablet Z - How to access the service menu

  • Tech Gospel

    The numbers actually spell “service” on the numeric keypad of a phone.

  • dereknobuyuki

    I was wondering how to do that! Thanks!

  • Arthur Ho

    how about Xperia Tablet S?

  • nini

    Dose this mean you can make out going calls?

  • jay i

    Very useful. Thank you so much. I have DoCoMo xz tab.

  • christa

    If . Follow these steps my tablet didnt give me that red block to enter the service number please help!

  • Moses

    under “Service tests/TV-Out Test”, the “MHL TV Out current connection status” is set to “OFF”, and I could not switch it to “ON”.

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