Cheats in GTA IV

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In Grand Theft Auto IV, The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony, cheats are activated by typing the cheat phone number into Niko Bellic's, Johnny Klebitz's, Luis Fernando Lopez's mobile phone. After this has been done once, the cheat will be stored in the phone, and accessible from the "Cheats" menu there.

Be warned that entering some of these cheats in the game will disable certain achievements/trophies, so do so at your own risk. Accessing secrets is different from cheats, and will not affect the status of gameplay. There is no way to unblock the achievements except for re-loading the game without saving after the cheat has been activated. However if a player uses any of these cheats but still desires all the achievements, they can simply start a new game file and complete the first mission. Then there are no blocks on the achievements. Because of the way that cheats work, they may have undesired effects on gameplay, such as glitches.

Inputting cheats does not block the player from getting 100% completion, just achievements/trophies. Note that in the PS3 version of the game, reloading the game file will make the trophies available, provided the player does not use those cheats again during the new session.

Note that cheats that are found in the DLCs only work in their respective DLCs. They do not work if one switches back to Niko Bellic's storyline.

GTA IV

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Cheat Phone number Achievement(s) Blocked
Refill Health, Armor & Ammo, Repair Vehicle, Advanced Weapons Set

(482)-555-0100

Cleaned the Mean Streets, Walk Free, Finish Him, One Man Army*

Full Health & Armor, Repair Vehicle

(362)-555-0100

Cleaned the Mean Streets, Finish Him*
Advanced Weapons Set (Baseball Bat, Combat Pistol, Combat Shotgun, SMG, Carbine Rifle, Combat Sniper, and Rocket Launcher)

(486)-555-0100

Cleaned the Mean Streets*
Poor Weapons Set (Knife, Pistol, Pump Shotgun, Micro SMG, Assault Rifle, Combat Sniper, Molotov Cocktail, and Rocket Launcher)

(486)-555-0150

Cleaned the Mean Streets*
Cycles weather sequentially to the next condition (same order as the time.cyc file), there are eight different weather conditions (468)-555-0100 None
Zero Wanted Level (267)-555-0100 Walk Free, One Man Army*
Add 1 Wanted Star (267)-555-0150 None
'Jump-start' Broken-Down Vehicle (will not fix the body) Any Phone Number None
While outside, bring up the cell phone and insert the following phone numbers to spawn the vehicles listed. (inputting the numbers while inside saves the number if first inputted but does not spawn the vehicle.)
FIB Buffalo (Car) (227)-555-0100 None
Cognoscenti (Car) (227)-555-0142 None
Comet (Car) (227)-555-0175 None
Jetmax (Boat) (938)-555-0100 Walk Free*
Annihilator (Helicopter) (359)-555-0100 Walk Free, One Man Army
Super GT (Car) (227)-555-0168 None
NRG 900 (Motorcycle) (625)-555-0100 None
Sanchez (Dirtbike) (625)-555-0150 None
Turismo (Car) (227)-555-0147

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*Confirmed for Xbox, restarting your system, and reloading the game will reenable the achievements*

  • Another cheat to get full health, armour, ammo and repair one's vehicle can be used if the player is driving the Mr. Tasty; cycle through the ice cream jingles (using the horn button) until the GTA IV theme plays, then call the ZiT Service (948-555-0100). Although not documented as such, this will block the achievement/trophy 'Finish Him'.
  • Note that outrunning cops who try to stop the player skipping islands when Niko is in a spawned Jetmax will NOT give the Walk Free achievement but can be obtained later on in the same save file after being killed.
  • If the player has completed all 30 of Stevie's Car theft missions, Stevie will pay cash for almost any car delivered to his garage. Using vehicle-spawning cheats, the player can exploit this arrangement for as much money as he or she wants. Below are the prices of the (eligible) spawnable vehicles; keep in mind that this table is presuming that the car is just spawned and has not taken any damage.
Vehicle Price
Cognoscenti $8,000
Comet $5,000
Super GT $11,000
NRG 900 $1,500
Sanchez $700
Turismo $10,500

The FIB Buffalo and the Jetmax are unsellable spawn vehicles. The Annihilator cannot fit in Stevie's garage.

Most cars have a low sale value, however driving gently into a wall (enough to scrape the paint) will dramatically improve the value of certain cars. For example, when the Cognoscenti is spawned and sold in perfect condition, Niko will get $8,000; scraping the car against the wall of the garage while entering will change the payout to the full retail value, $10,500 (some have reported the value further increasing to $10,800). Presumably this is a game bug.

The Lost and Damned

The downloadable content adds cheats to spawn new vehicles. These do not block any achievements or trophies. In addition, any of the cheats from the main game can be used, and do not block any achievements in The Lost and Damned.

This list of phone numbers can be found at The Lost's clubhouse in Acter, in the form of a flyer listing the vehicles either for sale or as a prize for a contest.

Cheat Phone number
Innovation (245)-555-0100
Double T Custom (245)-555-0125
Hexer (245)-555-0150
Hakuchou Custom (245)-555-0199
Slamvan (826)-555-0100
Gang Burrito (826)-555-0150

The Ballad of Gay Tony

These are the cheats introduced in The Ballad of Gay Tony.

Cheat Phone number
Bullet GT (227)-555-9666
APC (272)-555-8265
Luis throws explosive punches* (276)-555-2666
Buzzard (359)-555-2899
Parachute (359)-555-7272
Explosive sniper rounds (486)-555-2526
Akuma (625)-555-0200
Vader (625)-555-3273
Floater (938)-555-0150

[*] Explosive Punches deactivates if killed and cannot be used in Cage Fights