|Be warned that using cheats may cause unintended side effects, disable achievements, and/or hinder game progress.|
Use cheats at your own risk.
Cheats in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas are similar to those of its predecessors, requiring input of a series of controller button commands or a keyboard. When a cheat code is successfully entered, a "Cheat Activated" message will appear on the upper left corner of the screen to confirm the cheat has been entered. The following cheat codes must be entered during gameplay. Entering cheat codes during pause menu will not activate the cheat unlike its predecessors.
Note that the PlayStation 2 and Xbox require the use of the D-Pad (up, down, left, right), (NOTE: this is not the analog stick) for directional input. For the PlayStation 3 port of the game, the triggers that need to be pressed must be pressed in the opposite way. For example, where one would normally press / in a cheat, they must press /. (e.g. would be the correct input for the PS3 port of the game of the "Unlimited Ammo" cheat.)
As earlier, the pedestrian hate and riot cheats are permanent and cannot be reversed if the game is saved while the cheat is active. These pedestrian-related cheats can hinder progress during missions.
On PC, due to the nature of the cheats requiring a hash code rather than just simply the input itself, it may result in hash collisions, thereby making the cheats enterable using a number of combinations, even by simply pressing the movement keys (WASD). The * denotes the intended cheat code found on the Android port of the game – other alternative cheat code combinations (such as HESOYAM and AEZAKMI) – were simply found by using a dictionary and were later widely accepted as the prime cheat code (as cheat codes were not explicitly given by Rockstar Games themselves in any guide nor the game executable contained them).
|A, A, X, Rt, Lt, A, Down, Left, A|
|Armor, health and $250,000 in money (also repairs vehicles occupied by the player and increases the Criminal Rating to 40)
Note: Enabling the "Health and Armor" cheat during the bike chase of Just Business and during shooting from the car in End of the Line will fail the mission, destroying the bike/Feltzer (End of the Line), and CJ will eventually be Wasted.
|RT, RB, Lt, A, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up|
|CJ jumps 10 times higher||KANGAROO*||Up, Up, Y, Y, Up Up, Left, Right, X, Rb, Rb|
|Commit suicide / Instant death
Note: CJ will not die if the unlimited health cheat is activated.
|Right, Lb, Dow, Rt, Left, Left, Rt, Lt, Lb, Lt|
|Hitman level for all weapons||PROFESSIONALKILLER*|
|Dow, X, A, Left, Rt, Rb, Left, Down, Dow,, Lt, Lt, Lt|
|Lock wanted level (Facilitates exploration of islands/cities and restricted areas before they're unlocked)||AEZAKMI|
|B, Right, B, Right, Left, X, Y, Up|
|Raise wanted level by two stars
Note: If the Lock wanted level cheat is on it will not attain.
|B, Right, B, Right, Left, X, A, Down|
|Remove wanted level||TURNDOWNTHEHEAT*|
|Rt, Rt, B, Rb, Up, Dow, Up, Down, Up, Down|
|Six-star wanted level
Note: If the Lock wanted level cheat is on it will not attain.
|B, Right, B, Right, Left, X, A, Up|
|Y, Up, Up, Left, Right, X, B, Down|
|Infinite Lung capacity||CVWKXAM|
|Dow, Left, Lt, Down, Down, Rb, Down, Lb, Down|
|Y, Up, Up, Left, Right, X, B, Left|
|Lt, Rt, Y, Down, Rb,, A, Lt, Up, Lb, Lb, Lb, Lt, Lt|
|Maximum sex appeal||HELLOLADIES*|
|B, Y, Y, Up, B, Rt, Lb, Up, Y, Lt, Lt, Lt|
|Up, A, Y, A, Y, A, X, Rb, Right|
|Maximum vehicle skills (Driving, flying, bike, cycling)||NATURALTALENT*|
|X, Lb A, Rt, Lb, Lb, Left, Rt, Right, Lt, Lt, Lt|
|Minimum fat and muscle||KVGYZQK|
|Y, Up, Up, Up, Left, Right, X, B, Right|
|CJ never gets hungry||AEDUWNV|
|X, Lb, Rt, Y, Up, X, Lb, Up, A|
|Left, Right, Lt, Lb, Rt, Rb, Up, Down, Left, Right|
|Left, Right, Lt, Lb, Rt, Rb, Rb, Up, Down, Right, Lt|
|Super punches (one hit kills)
Note: Pedestrians can also make a super punch attack. If a pedestrian punches CJ, he will be instantly killed. However, if the Unlimited Health cheat is activated, super punches do not affect CJ.
|Up, Left, A, Y, Rt, B, B, B, Lb|
Note: Using this cheat may glitch the game's sounds. This cheat also affects pedestrians.
|Lt, Rt, X, Rt, Left, Rb, Rt, Left, X, Down, Lt, Lt, Lt|
Note: Explosions, drowning, falling, and gunshots from police-controlled helicopters still hurt the player. CJ will also die from being in a vehicle that explodes.
|Down, A, Right, Left, Right, Rt, Right, Down, Up, Y|
|Weapons, tier 1 (Brass Knuckles, Baseball Bat, Pistol, Shotgun, Micro SMG, AK-47, Rifle, Rocket Launcher, Molotov Cocktails & Spray Paint)||LXGIWYL|
|Rt, Rb, Lt, Rb, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up|
|Weapons, tier 2 (Fist, Knife, Desert Eagle, Sawn-Off Shotgun, TEC 9, M4, Sniper Rifle, Flamethrower, Fire Extinguisher & Grenades)||PROFESSIONALSKIT*|
|Rt, Rb, Lt, Rb, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Down, Left|
|Weapons, tier 3 (Fist, Chainsaw, Silenced 9mm, SPAS 12, SMG, M4, Sniper Rifle, Heat-Seeking Rocket Launcher, Satchel Charges & Detonator)
Note: If the player uses the infinite bullets cheat, the detonator will still appear in the weapon list even when the player doesn't have any satchel charges.
|Rt, Rb, Lt, Rb, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Down, Down|
|All cars have nitrous
(Note: When modifying a car, it appears as "2x Nitro".
|Left, Y, Rt, Lt, Up, X, Y, Down, B, Lb, Lt, Lt|
|Cars drive on water||This cheat is not available on PC||Right, Rb, B, Rt, Lb, X, Rt, Rb|
|Right, B, Up, Lt, Right, Rt, Right, Up, X, Y|
Note: Cars are controlled like planes, except they have no left and right rudder.
|Right, Rt,, Up, Lb, Lb, Left, Rt, Lt, Rt, Rt|
|Spawn sport cars||This cheat is not available on PC||Up, Lt, Rt, Up, Right, Up, A, Lb, A, Lt|
|X, X, Rb, Left, Up, X, Rb, A, A, A|
|Full weapon aiming in vehicles||OUIQDMW|
|Up, Up, X, Lb, Right, A, Rt, Down, Rb, B|
|Massive bicycle bunny hops (Jump 100 feet in air)||CJPHONEHOME*|
|Y, X, B, B, X, B, B, Lt, Lb, Lb, Rt, Rb|
|Y, Rt, Rt, Left, Rt, Lt, Rb, Lt|
|Spawn Bloodring Banger||OLDSPEEDDEMON*|
|Down, Rt, B, Lb, Lb, A, Rt, Lt, Left, Left|
|B, Lt, Up, Rt, Lb, A, Rt, Lt, B, A|
|Rb, Lt, Lt, Right, Right, Up, Up, A, Lt, Left|
|Spawn Hunter||OHDUDE*||B, A, Lt, B, B, Lt, B, Rt, Rb, Lb, Lt, Lt|
|Spawn Hydra||JUMPJET*||Y, Y, X, B, A, Lt, Lt, Down, Up|
|Spawn Monster Truck||MONSTERMASH*|
|Right, Up, Rt, Rt, Rt, Down, Y, Y, A, B, Lt, Lt|
|Left, Left, Down, Down Up, Up, X, B, Y, Rt, Rb|
|Spawn Hotring Racer A||VROCKPOKEY|
|Rt, B, Rb, Right, Lt, Lb, A, A, X, Rt|
|Spawn Hotring Racer B||VPJTQWV|
|Rb, Lt, B, Right, Lt, Rt, Right, Up, B, Rb|
|Up, Right, Right, Lt, Right, Up, X, Lb|
|B, B, Lt, B, B B, Lt, Lb, Rt, Y, B, Y|
|Down, Rb, Down, Rt, Lb, Left, Rt, Lt, Left, Right|
|Spawn Stretch Limousine||CELEBRITYSTATUS*|
|Rb, Up, Lb, Left, Left, Rt, Lt, B Right|
|Spawn Stunt Plane||FLYINGTOSTUNT*|
|B, Up, Lt, Lb, Down, Rt, Lt, Lt, Left, Left, A, Y|
|Spawn Tanker with attached Tanker Trailer||AMOMHRER|
|Rt, Up, Left, Right, Rb, Up, Right, X, Lb, Lt, Lt|