Nokia Speed Trap Detector

According to an email urban legend, certain models of Nokia phones have built-in radar detector that you can activate via secret code. Obviously this can't be true. But what I'm curious about is if a radar sign actually will appear on certain models if you follow these instructions. I could imagine bored engineers programming this in as a joke. Since I don't have access to a Nokia phone I can't test it out. Here's the email:

Nokia Speed Trap Detector
The settings for radar speed traps detector.
Your Nokia cell phone can be programmed to pick
up radar speed traps, when programmed your cell
phone picks up the radar and alerts you on the
message alert tone. ( Doesn't work with Nokia
7110! )

1. Enter your menu
2. Select settings
3. Select security settings
4. Select closed user group
5. Select on
6. Enter 00000
7. Press ok
8. Clear back to normal, within a few seconds
your phone will display a radar sign with five
zero's next to it. It is now activated.

Unfortunately only Nokia phones have this
function. Cell info display needs to be de-
activated. Settings -> Phone Settings -> Cell
Info display
Each time you turn off your phone, or even each
time you loose contact with your carrier, you'll
have to activate it again... It is done by steps
1 through 5, but the number (00000) will be
already on the field as default.


Posted on Sat Dec 18, 2004


grin im happy ive just tryed it out today and it did work i have a nokia 3310 and it told me 2 meters from the camera im soo happy as i was doing 90mph in a 60 mph zone lol im soo glad
Posted by paul  in  uk  on  Wed Jan 18, 2006  at  08:17 AM
I have tryed this on a few phones its a old. never worked on 3310 from what i remember, and also doesnt work on 8310.
its a myth
Posted by dj  in  uk  on  Wed Jan 18, 2006  at  03:20 PM
it dose work and if you do the same prosess but change the code to 500 insted of 00000 you will set off shop detectors at the doors of shops as you exit.
Posted by adam4590  in  uk  on  Tue Jan 31, 2006  at  03:34 PM
I have a Nokia 3520/3560 phone at a glance and was wanting to know if the speed trap detector works on my particular model? Thank you, Mike
Posted by Michael Morris  in  Newport News, Virginia  on  Mon Feb 20, 2006  at  11:42 PM
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Posted by Michael Morris  in  Newport News, Virginia  on  Tue Feb 21, 2006  at  10:16 PM
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Posted by Michael Morris  in  Newport News, Virginia  on  Tue Feb 21, 2006  at  10:22 PM
my mum has a nokia 3310, well i took it from her and tested this out (i got it a whileago from someone else!) and gess wot it works for me!!! lol

This is realy kool!
Posted by Ash  in  cambridge  on  Wed Mar 22, 2006  at  01:40 PM
ive tried this on my 8210 and my 3510 but nothing happens? do u have any other codes? mail me email removed by moderator thanx
Posted by Nas  in  U.K  on  Sat Jun 03, 2006  at  06:20 AM
i have nokia 6020 and i done that setting, but after i type in 00000, and i accept, i return to my screen and i only see a "0" , not "00000",
btw doesnt do anything related to speedtraps...
Posted by cucurix  in  romania  on  Fri Jun 30, 2006  at  10:01 AM
ok about the radar detector. i can follow it and stuff but i cant find the closed user groups in my security settings i got a nokia 6015i. if someone gets me this code i am willing to give u a code to the secrete menu used by repairmen in all nokia phones, with u can change the emergancy number to wat ever u want to talk for free. Please contact me at [no emails please - Mod] thanks. o and id i say u can make your own server for your phone kinda like your own service provider.
Posted by josh  in  ohio  on  Wed Aug 16, 2006  at  12:43 PM
secrete codes
Posted by asadullah  in  pakistan  on  Wed Sep 27, 2006  at  11:35 AM
hey it does nto have the user group in the in the phone can u tell me how it works for a 6820?
Posted by matt  in  us  on  Sat Mar 17, 2007  at  10:13 AM
They do work! Testes on Nokia 8250, Nokia 5120, Nokia 8310 (all these are classic Nokia). Works like charm for me. Countries tested in: Malaysia and New Zealand. It is not urban legend! The speed detection appearantly function according to the band use by local police to set the speed trap! Cheers!,
Posted by David Lim  in  Auckland, New Zealand  on  Sat Mar 31, 2007  at  05:30 AM
I entered the 500 code it works effectively thanks alot for this valuable key and alot of good things were taken without making any noise
Posted by alshifitf  in  Dubai  on  Mon Jun 25, 2007  at  02:08 PM
Dear All;
The closed groups at NOKIA is for push to talk security settings and it has nothing to do with Radar, the radar sends a high frequency waves that can not be detected on the same wave length of your Mobile recievers, besides that if you joined a closed Group and you do not have a push to talk Subscribtion your mobile credit or Bill will be charged through any one who contacts you or your group and that what you will see in your next bill, take care of that and Dany kindly not to post such a trick again, i am sorry for that if you do not know it but if you know that will be a problem for you i think as for others

Eng.Mohammad Wahadneh
Posted by mohammad wahadneh  in  UAE-Dubai  on  Tue Jul 03, 2007  at  11:00 PM
Ah, Mr Dubai,

It does however work in some countries. It worked for me on a GSM network in Taiwan. No additional charges were on my account. It may work that way in some countries and on some networks. It may not be intended to work, but does. However, as we can see from the mixed results that it doesn't always work. What may be missed is related technology that works in conjunction with the radar traps, this I think we will find is what the Nokia picks up on and not the radar itself. For example, some speed camera technology in some countries are connected to a SIM to send data out. Call it bollocks if you like, it may be bollocks on your network or for your local fuzz, but may work for some.
Posted by Skanky  on  Thu Aug 16, 2007  at  04:32 PM
I tried it on my N75 but no luck, nothing happend. Had anyone else tried it on a Nseries or N75???
Posted by Steve  in  Syracuse NY  on  Sun Sep 23, 2007  at  11:24 PM
just tried it on my nokia n95 (which has sat nav aswell) and got nothing.
Posted by mr friendly  on  Sat Jan 05, 2008  at  05:29 AM
At least it looks cool!
Posted by anatoliy008  in  Usa  on  Wed Mar 26, 2008  at  07:37 AM
Hi all, I live in the island of Crete (southern Greece) and I decided to test this on my N73! And yes it worked... my mobile phone started beeping the sms message tone 100 meters before the radar!!!! Oh, one more thing: to test if this really works, you have to be in an area with functioning radars... if the radar is there but it's out of order then you will not be able to test if it's true or not.
Posted by shurikenGR  in  Chania, Greece  on  Mon Dec 15, 2008  at  06:42 AM
Trapster is a free service that allows users to share the location of police speed traps using their mobile phones. The system uses the phone's GPS capabilities and the Internet to instantly alert other users as they approach the reported trap.
Posted by webcam  in  webcam  on  Tue Nov 24, 2009  at  10:55 PM
snake hi
Posted by mee  in  Ausis  on  Thu Apr 29, 2010  at  11:24 PM
phone diplaying group .does it actived?
Posted by kushan  in  Sri Lanka  on  Thu Jul 08, 2010  at  10:16 PM



Posted by joe  on  Sat Nov 13, 2010  at  02:57 AM
well i have, just now try the setting..on my nokia E71...after doing the setting..ooooo...on my mobile display...shows me the only thing is left for me to try it..i don't know it work or not..if not...can any body tell how configure it..on my nokia E71
Posted by adil  on  Wed Jan 05, 2011  at  05:52 AM
I will try it today. I have NOKIA 5210.Problem is now though so though I doubt it would work. Thanks smile
Posted by Robinson Henry  in  74 Walters Drive Perth, WA 6000, Australia  on  Mon Mar 14, 2011  at  05:32 AM
wood like to see if it works on Nokia 6610i
Posted by Hemnie  in  Farrarmere Benoni South Africa  on  Sat Jan 28, 2012  at  09:39 AM
it doesn't work from long time ago... Only poor countries witch are still using old speed radars...
Posted by EM's  in  Lithuania  on  Sun Aug 05, 2012  at  03:42 PM
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