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The best GTA V cheat codes and secrets

Following years of being criticized for promoting video game violence and enduring several controversies, Rockstar still managed to release the highest-grossing media IP ever conceived. As of May 2020, Grand Theft Auto V has sold 130 million copies, maintaining a stagnated existence on annual top-sellers lists despite debuting seven years ago on last-gen consoles.

Not only is GTA V among the bestselling video games, but it’s also one of the greatest open-world experiences of all time. The vivid, rollicking open world of Los Santos and its mountainous vistas have left an everlasting impression on the industry. The almost endless array of side missions and activities to complete, from scuba diving to golf, coupled with a cast of iconic characters, like Lamar and Lester, have gifted Grand Theft Auto V an extremely long lifespan.

While Rockstar’s sprawling open world may allow players the ability to do practically anything, whether it be pimping out an electric car for street racing or skydiving in a tank, there are still some limitations. However, those limitations are made null and void through the power of in-game cheats. Like all prior titles in the franchise, GTA V has a bevy of secret cash-grabbing methods and hidden missions. Below, we list the best.

Cheat codes

These GTA V cheat codes, which are available for both Sony (PS 3 and 4) and Microsoft (Xbox 360 and One) consoles, can be entered either classically, by pressing specific button combinations on the controller, or via the in-game cell phone. This can be accessed by pressing up on the D-pad, then dialing 1-999 and a cheat-specific term, which is the PC code. A word of caution: Entering any of these cheats into Grand Theft Auto V will disable achievements and trophies for the remainder of your gaming session. After saving and reloading, all cheats will be reset, so they will have to be re-entered for continued use.

Character Cheats

Max Health and ArmorCell: 1-999-887-853 (TURTLE)Xbox: B, LB, Y, RT, A, X, B, Right, X, LB, LB, LBPlayStation: Circle, L1, Triangle, R2, X, Square, Circle, Right, Square, L1, L1, L1

Weapons and Extra AmmoCell: 1-999-866-587 (TOOLUP)Xbox: Y, RT, Left, LB, A, Right, Y, Down, X, LB, LB, LBPlayStation: Triangle, R2, Left, L1, X, Right, Triangle, Down, Square, L1, L1, L1

Raise Wanted LevelCell: 1-999-3844-8483 (FUGITIVE)Xbox: RB, RB, B, RT, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, RightPlayStation: R1, R1, Circle, R2, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right

Lower Wanted LevelCell: 1-999-5299-3783 (LAWYERUP)Xbox: RB, RB, B, RT, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right, LeftPlayStation: R1, R1, Circle, R2, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left

Five-Minute Invincibility
: 1-999-7246-545-537 (PAINKILLER)Xbox: Right, A, Right, Left, Right, RB, Right, Left, A, YPlayStation: Right, X, Right, Left, Right, R1, Right, Left, X, Triangle

Pyro-Firepower (Flaming Bullets)Cell: 1-999-462-363-4279 (INCENDIARY)Xbox: LB, RB, X, RB, Left, RT, RB, Left, X, Right, LB, LBPlayStation: L1, R1, Square, R1, Left, R2, R1, Left, Square, Right, L1, L1

Rapid Boom (Exploding Bullets)Cell: 1-999-444-439 (HIGHEX)Xbox: Right, X, A, Left, RB, RT, Left, Right, Right, LB, LB, LBPlayStation: Right, Square, X, Left, R1, R2, Left, Right, Right, L1, L1, L1

Superhero Punch (Explosive Melee Attacks)Cell: 1-999-4684-2637 (HOTHANDS)Xbox: Right, Left, A, Y, RB, B, B, B, LTPlayStation: Right, Left, X, Triangle, R1, Circle, Circle, Circle, L2

Superhero Leap (Jump higher by holding Square or X)
: 1-999-467-8648 (HOPTOIT)Xbox: Left, Left, Y, Y, Right, Right, Left, Right, X, RB, RTPlayStation: Left, Left, Triangle, Triangle, Right, Right, Left, Right, Square, R1, R2

Dead Eye (3 tiers of slo-mo aiming)Cell: 1-999-3323-393 (DEADEYE)Xbox: X, LT, RB, Y, Left, X, LT, Right, APlayStation: Square, L2, R1, Triangle, Left, Square, L2, Right, X

Skyfall (Spawn in the clouds)Cell: 1-999-759-3255 (SKYFALL)Xbox: LB, LT, RB, RT, Left, Right, Left, Right, LB, LT, RB, RT, Left, Right, Left, RightPlayStation: L1, L2, R1, R2, Left, Right, Left, Right, L1, L2, R1, R2, Left, Right, Left, Right

ParachuteCell: 1-999-759-3483 (SKYDIVE)Xbox: Left, Right, LB, LT, RB, RT, RT, Left, Left, Right, LBPlayStation: Left, Right, L1, L2, R1, R2, R2, Left, Left, Right, L1

One Too Many (Drunk Mode)Cell: 1-999-547-861 (LIQUOR)Xbox: Y, Right, Right, Left, Right, X, B, LeftPlayStation: Triangle, Right, Right, Left, Right, Square, Circle, Left

World Cheats

Moon GravityCell: 1-999-356-2837 (FLOATER)Xbox: Left, Left, LB, RB, LB, Right, Left, LB, LeftPlayStation: Left, Left, L1, R1, L1, Right, Left, L1, Left

Slow MotionCell: 1-999-756-966 (SLOWMO)Xbox: Y, Left, Right, Right, X, RT, RBPlayStation: Triangle, Left, Right, Right, Square, R2, R1

Alter the WeatherCell: 1-999-625-348-7246 (MAKEITRAIN)Xbox: RT, A, LB, LB, LT, LT, LT, XPlayStation: R2, X, L1, L1, L2, L2, L2, Square

Slick TiresCell: 1-999-7669-329 (SNOWDAY)Xbox: Y, RB, RB, Left, RB, LB, RT, LBPlayStation: Triangle, R1, R1, Left, R1, L1, R2, L1

Vehicle Cheats

Sanchez Dirt BikeCell: 1-999-633-7623 (OFFROAD)Xbox: B, A, LB, B, B, LB, B, RB, RT, LT, LB, LBPlayStation: Circle, X, L1, Circle, Circle, L1, Circle, R1, R2, L2, L1, L1

PCJ Cell: 1-999-762-538 (ROCKET)Xbox: RB, Right, Left, Right, RT, Left, Right, X, Right, LT, LB, LBPlayStation: R1, Right, Left, Right, R2, Left, Right, Square, Right, L2, L1, L1

Rapid GTCell: 1-999-727-4348 (RAPIDGT)Xbox: RT, RT, LB, B, Right, LB, RB, Right, Left, B, RTPlayStation: R2, R2, L1, Circle, Right, L1, R1, Right, Left, Circle, R2

CometCell: 1-999-266-38 (COMET)Xbox: RB, B, RT, Right, LB, LT, A, A, X, RBPlayStation: R1, Circle, R2, Right, L1, L2, X, X, Square, R1

Buzzard Military ChopperCell: 1-999-2899-633 (BUZZOFF)Xbox: B, B, LB, B, B, B, LB, LT, RB, Y, B, YPlayStation: Circle, Circle, L1, Circle, Circle, Circle, L1, L2, R1, Triangle, Circle, Triangle

Crop Duster
: 1-999-3597-7729 (FLYSPRAY)Xbox: Right, Left, RB, RB, RB, Left, Y, Y, A, B, LB, LBPlayStation: Right, Left, R1, R1, R1, Left, Triangle, Triangle, X, Circle, L1, L1

Stunt PlaneCell: 1-999-227-678-676 (BARNSTORM)Xbox: B, Right, LB, LT, Left, RB, LB, LB, Left, Left, A, YPlayStation: Circle, Right, L1, L2, Left, R1, L1, L1, Left, Left, X, Triangle

PC-Only Cheats

Spawn Dodo Seaplane: Must complete the “Sea Plane” random event to unlock.Cell: 1-999-398-4628 (EXTINCT)

Spawn Kraken Sub: Must complete GTA V Wildlife Photography Challenge to unlock.Cell: 1-999-282-2537 (BUBBLES)

Spawn Duke O’Death: Must complete “Pulling Favors” Strangers and Freaks side mission to unlock the vehicle.Cell: 1-999-3328-4227 (DEATHCAR)

Access Director ModeCell: 1-999-5782-5368 (JRTALENT)

Black Cellphones: Ignites an explosion over the player’s head.Cell: 1-999-367-3767 (EMP-DROP)

Random Events and money-making secrets

Los Santos is a melting pot of random oddities. Simply traversing the mean city streets or the even wilder desert area, home to police shootouts and cannibalistic mountain dwellers, proves the open world of Grand Theft Auto V is leagues away from mundane. Two of the main components that breathe life into GTA V are the Stranger and Freaks side missions, along with special Random Events.

Below are the most rewarding encounters, as well as some of the most efficient methods for multiplying those not-so-hard-earned dollars in the chaos-ridden open world of GTA V.

Stock Market Assassination missions

Though the in-game stock market may appear pretty extensive, it’s not too hard to play like a fiddle. Lester’s Stock Market Assassination missions are simultaneously the best and most tedious route to billions in Grand Theft Auto V. To progress in the story, players will have no choice but to take part in “The Hotel Assassination,” but don’t proceed any further until completing the main missions and amassing a sizable amount of cash across all three characters.

The guide below breaks down each mission by what stock to invest in before and after the assassination, including the specific exchange and most optimal return percentage. Swing back and forth across the trio of characters before and after each Lester mission, using every penny to scoop up as many shares as possible before dumping them later for exponentially more profits. To speed up the process, simply advance time by saving the game as either Michael for six hours, Franklin for eight hours, or Trevor for 12 hours, but make sure not to miss the peak.

The Hotel AssassinationInvest Before: Betta Pharmaceuticals (BET)
Sell at: 50% return on BAWSAQ
Invest After: Bilkington Research (BIL)
Sell at: 80%-200% return on LCN

The Multi-Target AssassinationInvest Before: Debonaire (DEB)
Sell at: 60-90% return on LCN
Invest After: Redwood Cigarettes (RWC)
Sell at: 300%-400% return on LCN

The Vice AssassinationInvest Before: Fruit Computers (FRT)
Sell at: 30%-60% return on LCN
Invest After: Facade (FAC)
Sell at: 100% return on BAWSAQ

The Bus AssassinationInvest After: Vapid (VAP)
Sell at: 100% return on BAWSAQ

The Construction AssassinationInvest Before: Gold Coast (GCD)
Sell at: 80% return on LCN

Urging players to stave off assassination missions only until after completing the full narrative may be a lot to ask, but the overall amount to be gained can be amplified even further. Aim for anywhere between 70% and 80% game completion, tackling street races and assorted robberies before attempting Lester’s missions. The more cash a player has at the start of the assassinations will result in a heftier and more cultivated fortune.

Collectables missions

After acquiring a complete set of any one of the various Grand Theft Auto V collectibles, a secret mission is unlocked. Omega, pictured above, gifts Franklin with a sweet dune buggy made into the guise of a sci-fi rocket ship. Michael, on the other hand, gets no more than $10 and a photo relinquished by Abigail Mathers after collecting all submarine parts.

Investment BankerFound in the afternoon on the beach-side road between Chumash and Pacific Bluffs, an individual by the name of Timm tasks Michael with delivering him to Los Santos International Airport in under two minutes. If the player succeeds, the investment banker will reward Michael with a stock tip. Immediately purchase Tinkle (TNK) shares on BAWSAQ with all three characters and save, advancing time until seeing a 30% profit.

Braddock Farm IncursionAs Trevor, the player can raid a pot farm nestled securely in a small nook under Mount Chiliad, just north of Grapeseed. Operated and guarded by the Salvadoran gang, Marabunta Grande, Braddock Farm is not only heavily fortified but secured by cliffs on all sides. With only one way in and out, the player has to be quick when deciding whether to attack or to leave peacefully.

Though, $44,000 (or more) for killing a couple of guards and ransacking a gang hideout is hard to pass up.

BurialAmong the dirt paths in northern Paleto Bay, players can stumble across a random encounter involving two shady individuals attempting to bury a young female alive. Saving her life and subsequently whisking her back home to Vinewood Hills will net the player an easy $60,000, most likely paid for by her mob boss father, “Sonny,” in reference to one of GTA: Vice City’s late-game antagonists.


The Epsilon Program remains one of the most overriding myths in the entire series, spawning Reddit theories and assorted conspiracies since Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

In GTA V, the religious group is a thinly veiled parody of Scientology helmed by the charismatic Cris Formage. Michael can nab a hefty sum of cash after completing the Epsilon Program side missions, which are initiated only after finishing the story mission, “Father and Son,” and taking an evaluation on the Epsilon Program website.

The player will then not only have to complete a series of time-consuming quests but will also have to donate a total of $15,500 to the cult, with an additional $50,000 at the climax of the mission set. Some of the Epsilon tasks include the completion of a carjacking list, walking 5 miles in the desert, and using a space alien metal detector to uncover a boot.

The Epsilon Program missions require ample patience, given the extreme longevity between follow-up tasks, yet it’s well worth the wait. The final mission brings Michael and Cris Formage face-to-face, with the latter tasking the player to deliver a car loaded with Epsilon funds to a pick-up point. At the location, two options arise: Accept enlightenment by exiting the car or peeling off with $2.1 million.

The Last One

Capping off the entire Grand Theft Auto V experience isn’t easy, but Rockstar still delivers in style. After attaining 100% game completion, a final Strangers and Freaks mission is accessible on the map only to Franklin. While traversing the hills in Raton Canyon, the player will come across a sasquatch hunter, who asks for assistance in hunting down the supposed last one of its kind.

Without spoiling the ending, “The Last One” is as strange as it is superb, taking a subtle jab at one of gaming’s most mythical creatures while exploring the past of San Andreas in an interesting and fresh way. Unlike prior Grand Theft Auto titles, however, gaining 100% game completion doesn’t give much of a reward, other than “The Last One” secret mission and the spawning of unenterable UFOs throughout Los Santos. Still, it’s only a tiny moment in a game loaded with unreplicable experiences that simply cannot be missed.

With GTA V available for free on Epic Games Store, now is the best time for newcomers to discover the wonkiest and most exciting ways of enjoying their stay in the sun-streaked, bullet-crazed theater that is Los Santos.


The new OnePlus concept phone has a color changing back and motion sensing technology

At the beginning of this year, OnePlus showed off its first-ever concept phone dubbed the Concept One. The device was essentially a OnePlus 7T Pro on the inside, with a different design on the outside, and featured special electrochromic glass over the camera module. This allowed for the glass to change from clear to black and render the camera lenses invisible.The technology could also be used as a neutral density filter for the camera for some advanced photography techniques. While this was not entirely useful, it was unique and showed how OnePlus is experimenting to make its phones stand out.Now, the never settle brand is at it again with a brand new concept phone just ahead of CES 2021. The OnePlus 8T Concept shares a lot of similarities with the original OnePlus 8T, with a couple of changes on the back.For starters, the rear panel of the OnePlus 8T Concept features a color-changing back, but what makes it special is how it achieves this effect. Under the glass panel is a metal oxide pattern that can change colors based on the voltage that is applied to it. Basically, making it possible to use it as an elaborate notification light.On top of that, the OnePlus 8T Concept includes a radar module built into the camera bump on the back. It uses millimeter wave, similar to mmWave 5G technology, to recognize and track objects. This radar technology could be used for controlling your phone hands-free with gestures, such as answering or rejecting a phone call. OnePlus also mentions that it could sense a user’s breathing as some sort of biofeedback device.If this sounds familiar, besides the breath monitoring, that’s because it’s much like the Soli function from the Pixel 4. A feature that Google has since moved on from, as it’s not included in any of the phones that proceeded the Pixel 4.While concept phones from OnePlus are meant to be a showcase for new technology that could someday make it into future OnePlus phones. Don’t get your hopes up about seeing either of these features any time soon. The electrochromic glass from last year’s Concept One hasn’t trickled down into any future OnePlus models over the past year, and it may never make an appearance.Much like concept cars, companies use these devices to experiment, create buzz, and test the waters of what’s possible. There’s no guarantee we’ll ever see technology in a consumer device, but that doesn’t stop us from getting excited by the new shiny thing.

PhoneTrans review

Many would argue that your smartphone now houses some of the most important things in your life. Emails, passwords, text messages, and of course images all live right on your phone now. Getting a new phone can bring on an anxiety attack on how to get all that info from your old one. PhoneTrans plans to relieve that feeling with a new tool that does 1-to-1 data transfers from that old phone to the new one.Data and SettingsThe biggest draw to PhoneTrans by iMobie is that the transfer includes data as well as most settings you have in place on your old phone. The company calls this cloning and will save all that information that you hate to have manually restore during a phone upgrade.Now, this only works if you are staying with the same platform. So no Android to iOS cloning feature, but if your staying Android to Android, or iOS to iOS this software can be a lifesaver. With one click you can move contacts, messages, photos, music, videos, and even your wallpapers to the new device.One-click cloning is also perfect for existing users who want to add a tablet to the household. If you have an iPhone then the cloning feature can also move that pertinent data over to your iPad making the onboarding that much easier.You have some flexibility here as well. All your data can be mass cloned, or you can select which you’d like moved to the new devices. And better yet, you can do this after the fact too without it wiping existing data off the new phone or tablet.Cross-platform for most thingsEven though you can’t do a full clone of devices between Android and iOS, this doesn’t mean you can’t make that jump from Apple to Google. PhoneTrans can still help you move over much of your data. Photos, music, videos, calendars, and contacts are all able to be moved from Android to iOS or vice versa.Messages and Call history are a couple of things that won’t be able to transfer across Android and iOS. The way these great operating systems handle this data is just too different for PhoneTrans to currently make that transition.The other big one is apps. If you make the leap from Apple to Google, you will have to redownload or purchase certain apps. This may seem obvious but wanted to make sure we mentioned that one too.Windows and Mac supportAll this transfer magic comes in the form of a desktop application. Whether you need the Windows or Mac version, PhoneTrans has you covered. The app is well designed and intuitive to use.The sidebar to the left covers all the major features offered. Once you click on one of the menu options, you can then see what transfer options each has for you. Then, you usually have a one-click option and the occasional wizard to walk you through the steps.Wrap upPhoneTrans offers a very robust system for you to make sure a new device doesn’t mean starting over with your data. This software is a very effective suite of tools to make sure you make that transition as painless as possible. And it’s free!There are, of course, other options available, too. The full version gives users more control over what can be achieved with packages for two and five devices.With desktop apps for Windows and Mac, you have the power to make sure your data is always available across devices. This is regardless of whether you are a phone of Android, iOS, or both.Check it out at the PhoneTrans homepage to snag the download, and if you head over to iMobie now, you can also find amazing discounts on other software during their holiday sales.

SplashLearn: Math & Reading – Kids Learning Games

With COVID-19 forcing virtual learning on many students, parents and teachers are forced to look to technology to help teach students. SplashLearn is an app by StudyPad Inc. that uses games to teach children math and reading comprehension. Either a teacher or a parent can sign up through the app and add children to their family. Children are guided through the app by the voices of animated characters, showing the child what to do if they seem to be struggling.Since I do not have a child and am not a teacher, I will be reviewing SplashLearn as if I am both a parent and their child who is in Prekindergarten, John. SplashLearn Setup 1 of 3 Select Grade Level Input E-Mail Add Year of Birth To set up the app, simply download it, select your child’s age and learning goals, and input your email. Settings and subscriptions are blocked by a PIN that is your birth year. You can have multiple children, but that is a premium feature (pricing will be covered later on).On my home screen, it showed the available games and an ability to switch between math and reading. The arrow in the bottom right will reveal other topics within math and reading.The games are actually relatively engaging, giving you pointers on how to get started as well as tips when the player seems stuck. As my son John is a preschooler, the games were pretty simple and were essentially just counting and learning words. SplashLearn Walkthrough 1 of 7 Counting Game 1 Counting Game 2 Star Rating Reading Game 1 Reading Game 2 Counting Game Sequence Game The games have good variety, from counting to sequencing to finding words and letters. One of the first games you encounter is Way to the Party, which I think is amazingly fun for learning how to count. You click on the characters to wake them up, with a voice in the game counting off the characters. At the end, your child is rewarded by seeing all the characters at a party. The games also helps to engage students by giving them praise for doing individual tasks in addition to giving them a star performance on each game, from one to three. In some games, this is further added to with a progress bar. Essentially, your child will never not be encouraged to continue playing through the games. If your child doesn’t do so well and wants to try again, they can go back and play the game over and over again.Now, paywall time. About the first six games in reading and math are free, but after that, a subscription is required. I signed up for the 7-day free trial just to see what is offered for paying subscribers, but here is what you can expect to pay if you want more than twelve games.In addition to the full range of games, you get the ability to add more child profiles and probably the coolest part of the app, “Leveled Readers.” These are books that are tailored to your child’s reading level (based on their grade) and they offer the ability for your child to either read the book themselves or have the book read to them. Below is what one of the pages of the book looks like for my prekindergarten child, John.  This one is focused on the letter A.Your child can click through back and forth through the pages and request that it be read again. The voice is clear and enunciates well which I can imagine is great for a child trying to learn how to read.While it is hard for me to understand how well this app will work for a child since I am not, I think SplashLearn is a wonderful option for your child’s learning. However, with only about 12 games available for free, getting it without a subscription will only likely give you use for a week. Once you subscribe, somewhere in the realm of 200 different games and books are available. SplashLearn is offered through Grade 5, so it can follow your child and adapt as their knowledge changes.You can download SplashLearn on the Play Store.

These Sennheiser Bluetooth earbuds are so cheap we had to check twice

If you're on the hunt for wireless earbuds, Newegg is selling the Sennheiser Momentum Free Special Edition with a $120 discount, lowering its price to $80.