*DONT READ UNLESS YOU WANT TO CHEAT*
Cheats - enter these into the mobile phone - cheats are stored once entered and can be toggled.
NOTE: Some cheats affect achievements so make sure you don't save and turn the auto save off.
Health And Weapons Call GTA-555-0100
Weapons Call GUN-555-0150
Advanced Weapons Call GUN-555-0100
Health Call DOC-555-0100
Wanted Level Down Call COP-555-0100
Wanted Level Up Call COP-555-0150
Climate Change Call HOT-555-0100
Spawn Cognoscenti (Mafia Car) Call CAR-555-0142
Spawn Sanchez (Dirt Bike) Call MBK-555-0150
Spawn FBI Buffalo Call CAR-555-0100
Spawn Turismo Call CAR-555-0147
Spawn NRG900 Call MBK-555-0100
Spawn Comet Call CAR-555-0175
Spawn SuperGT Call CAR-555-0168
Spawn Police Chopper Call FLY-555-0100
Spawn Jetmax(Boat) Call WET-555-0100
CHEATS with affected achievements.
Dial "3625550100" into the cellphone. Note: This code prevents the "Cleaned The Mean Streets", "Finish Him", "One Man Army", and "Walk Free" achievements from being earned.
Refill health and ammunition
Dial "4825550100" into the cellphone. Note: This code prevents the "Cleaned The Mean Streets" achievement from being earned.
Weapons tier 1
Dial "4865550100" into the cellphone. This will unlock the baseball bat, handgun, shotgun, MP5, M4, sniper rifle, RPG, and grenades. Note: This code prevents the "Cleaned The Mean Streets" achievement from being earned.
Weapons tier 2
Dial "4865550150" into the cellphone. This will unlock the knife, Molotov cocktails, handgun, shotgun, Uzi, AK47, sniper rifle, and RPG. Note: This code prevents the "Cleaned The Mean Streets" achievement from being earned.
Remove Niko's wanted level
Dial "2675550100" into the cellphone. Note: This code prevents the "One Man Army" and "Walk Free" achievements from being earned.
Add one star to Niko's wanted level
Dial "2675550150" into the cellphone.
Dial "3595550100" into the cellphone. Note: This code prevents the "One Man Army" and "Walk Free" achievements from being earned.
Dial "2275550142" into the cellphone.
Dial "2275550175" into the cellphone.
Spawn FBI Buffalo
Dial "2275550100" into the cellphone.
Dial "9385550100" into the cellphone.
Dial "6255550100" into the cellphone.
Dial "6255550150" into the cellphone.
Dial "2275550168" into the cellphone.
Dial "2275550147" into the cellphone.
Change weather and brightness
Dial "4685550100" into the cellphone.
COMMON QUESTIONS ANSWERED
100% Completion requirements
* Missions - Complete every Main Story and Procedural Mission (90 total)
* Car Thefts - Deliver all 30 vehicles to the garage
* Friends - Open all unique abilities and complete all activities for all five friends (except Roman & Dwayne)
* Activities - Beat the computer or an ingame friend at all activities at least once.
* Random Characters - Find all 14 RCs and complete their encounter missions (except Jeff, Cherise, Clarence, & Ivan)
* Most Wanted - Kill all 30 PEDS on the list.
* Vigilante - Complete 20 crimes (they do not have to be consecutively)
* Flying Rats - Find/Kill all 200 pigeons
* Unique Stunt Jumps - Complete all 50 jumps
Note: This can all be done in solo game and might not even count if done in multiplayer. If you are unsure of what anything listed means, you just haven't gotten to that stage in the game.
Hailing Cab/Taxi -
press LB when a Cab is in view and when it pulls over HOLD Y button.
Alternatively simply go up to a cab and HOLD Y button to pull out the passenger.
Diaing Cheats on Phone.
Press UP twice on the D_PAD enter number and then highlight the phone icon on the left.
Go to an ATM, then cause a traffic jam to the area. Wait for someone to take money from the ATM, then kill him or her. Make sure to block any nearby roads so the ambulance cannot get to the murdered victim. Take the money they dropped on the ground. Then, run a short distance away, and go back. The money should have respawned on the ground. You can repeat this as many times as desired. You can also kill more people taking their money from the ATM to increase the amount of money that respawns. -From: Khairol161
If the vehicle you are driving breaks down and the engine will not start, call 911, and your engine should start again.
Parking more vehicles at safe houses
Outside your first safehouse is a small parking area to park your vehicles and save them. Instead of parking your vehicles fully within the lines, you can park your vehicles partially within the lines to allow for more vehicles to be parked and saved. -From: Zane
To avoid wasting time driving all the way across the city, call a taxi. They will take you to your destination for your mission, stores, safehouses, or even a waypoint marker. You can skip through the taxi ride, allowing you to travel across the entire city in about ten seconds. This can also be done during missions.
It is sometimes difficult to get headshots, which do count. With some practice, doing the following is an easy way to get headshots. Press [Auto-Aim], then use the Right Analog-stick to move the auto-aim target around your victim's body. Barely move the Right Analog-stick as you are shooting. This puts bullets in the chest and head, and results in an easy instant kill.
Getting away from police
When running away from the cops, you will have a circular area in which they look for you. However, if you get out and another cop sees you, it changes. To use this to your advantage, barely get out of that circle, which you will see on your radar. Then, just sit there for about five seconds instead of flooring past it.
Regaining health during missions
You can leave the mission area and go to a Cluckin' Bell, hotdog stand, etc. and eat food to replenish your health if you are low and cannot find a health pack. This is especially useful on missions where there are no health packs in sight. Note: You can also take a taxi to those locations during missions.
Avoiding toll booths
Drive through any toll booth with any emergency vehicle with the sirens on. The booth attendant will open the gate, and you will save $5.
$100 for all ringtones and themes
After getting the phone from Playboy X, go to the nearest Internet cafe. Buy all of the ringtones and themes from the ringtones site. Log out of the computer, and you will notice that you only paid $100 for all ringtones and themes.
Easy "One Man Army" achievement
Go to the bridge that takes you to the second island and has a train track under it. Walk along the train track towards the second island before you are allowed to cross the bridge. When you are about half way, you should have a six start wanted level. Then, just stand on the train track for five minutes to get the achievement. You do not have to worry about the police because they will be on the bridge above you so they cannot shoot, and the helicopters are above you so you have cover from them.
Ricky Gervais Cameo
Take a friend (Packie or Jacob works) to the Comedy Club in Star Junction (central island) and Ricky will perform a stand up routine.
Locations of Pigeons (AKA Hidden Packages)
Locations of Weapons:
Locations of Medikits:
Locations of 'Sick Freaks to Avoid':
Locations of Body Armour:
Locations of Text Message Cars:
Locations of Stunt Jumps:
All of these maps can be found in-game by going into the internet cafe and navigating to:
I've been told the maps can be downloaded to your phone, but I don't have a good enough phone yet so I haven't tried
Hope this helps some people!
Nice post. Thanks!
Good post !
So much to freekin do in this game.
great post, cheers
Copy/paste. Well done.
Very helpful. thank you.
Great links, thanks.
Found this online, more in depth version of the text cars one.
Sound. From the map in the box i could find stevies first car. This will make it somewhat easier.
I've uploaded this myself, a guide that my friend gave me in .pdf format. It's a guide for all the stunt jumps, pigeons, pickups etc in great detail with the aid of images also. It's size is around 130mb
Here it is
Download it, and extract it with winrar or the likes
Once downloaded the password is creggy
Found this a few days ago.
It's like Google maps but for GTA IV. Fookin' awesome.
This is a brilliant map, thanks dude!