Roku Secret Settings

Did you know that Roku has some undocumented or very little known features?  These secret settings can get you into sections that let you see extended system information, reset the Roku, USB tests, enter “developer mode” to sideload some apps, and even downgrade certain devices.  These secret settings should work for most Roku devices.  Let us know if this works for you.

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To access undocumented features of your Roku, enter the following key sequences on the remote from the Home screen.

Roku Secret Settings

Roku Secret Settings

Secret Screen (System Info, Resets, USB Test, Logging)

  • Home Button x 5
  • Fast Forward x 3
  • Rewind x 2

Platform Secret Screen (Temp, IP, SSID, WIFI Details)
Roku LT, Roku 2 XS, and Roku 3 typically operate at 40-45 degree celsius

  • Home Button x 5
  • FF x 1
  • Play x 1
  • RW x 1
  • Play x 1
  • FF x 1

Channel Version Screen

  • Home Button x 3
  • Up x 2
  • Left x 1
  • Right x 1
  • Left x 1
  • Right x 1
  • Left x 1

Access Roku Debug/Bandwith Cap Screen

  • Home Button x 5
  • RW x 3
  • FF x 2

Access Roku Developer Mode (“Side-Load” a Roku Channel)

  • Home Button x 3
  • Up x 2
  • Right x 1
  • Left x 1
  • Right x 1
  • Left x 1
  • Right x 1
  • Note URL of Roku
  • Select Enable Installer
  • Accept Developer Agreement
  • Open URL of Roku in Browser

Roku 3 Enable Speakers Plus Headphone Jack Toggle
To toggle it on and off, press these buttons on the remote volume control while the headphone are connected

  • Up x 2
  • Down x 2
  • Up x 3
  • Down x 3

Roku 2 ‘Downgrade’ from firmware 5.x to 4.9

  • Home x 5
  • FF x 3
  • RW x 2
  • Click “Update software”


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