Access Test Mode

The Test Mode, also known as the secret menu, gives access to various developers features, but is commonly used for accessing MICOM Manager or the underlying operating system, Windows CE (on first and second generation Media Nav units, MN1 & MN2).

Guide

Step 1. Go to Settings > System > System Version.

Step 2. Touch the screen 5 times, according to the pattern (press in the order of the blue bullets):

For MN1 & MN2:

Text alternative: System version – Next to back arrow – Next to clock – Below top bar, in the middle – Bottom-right corner.

For MN3 & MN4:

Text alternative: Below System version – Next to back arrow – Below clock – Below top bar, in the middle – Bottom-right corner.

At this point, the Test Mode should be shown.

Version info

The simplest code to test is for the Version info, which displays a handful of version numbers for hardware and software, useful for debugging purposes:

MN VersionFirmware VersionCode
MN1 & MN2ALL (1.0.2 – 9.1.3)1111
MN31.0.13.1.366_r355031
MN31.0.13.1.366_r369895
MN31.0.13.1.366_r395822
MN31.0.13.2.368_r492047
MN31.0.13.3.369_r607817
MN31.0.15.0.167539
MN31.0.15.1.193365
MN32.0.9.9.464_r232938
MN33.0.9.29391
MN46.0.8.2.9888343
MN46.0.8.2.1013_r51279
MN46.0.8.3.1039_r64607
MN46.0.8.4.1039_r53815
Note: X denotes any digit from 0 to 9.

Simply enter the 4 digits and press OK. The Version info dialog will show up.

Note: You can get the codes for all MN3 firmware versions by using the Test Mode Codes Tools (MN3).

Extended codes

From Test Mode, more things can be accessed, like the Micom Manager or Windows CE (for MN1 & MN2). Check out this tutorials:
Access MICOM Manager
Access Windows CE (MN1 & MN2)