An International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) is used to uniquely identify GSM and iDEN devices on a network.

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Change IMEI number to obtain tablet data plan?

It looks like T-Mobile offers very cheap data-only plans, but these are only available for tablets. I have read that this is enforced by tracking your IMEI. I was wondering: Is it possible to change ...
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App detects it has been previously installed

How does an app detect that it has been previously installed on a phone even though it was hard reset and completely wiped (even the system partition and sd card and everything)? I think it is due to ...
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Nexus 5 IMEI number gone after updating to Lollipop

My IMEI number has disappeared on my Nexus 5 and now I can neither call nor text. Status of the phone says: Network: Unknown Mobile network type Unknown Service State: Out of service Mobile network ...
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Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4.1.2 Unable to connect to mobile network

I recently purchased the handset from the US and currently using it in Vodafone (India) . I upgraded the firmware to 4.1.2 it was working fine and then all of a sudden I am not able to connect to any ...
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Resizing /System Partition on Galaxy S2

I am trying to resize my /system partition on my Galaxy S2 and as soon as I partition /system using various sizes I lose all of the mobile data connectivity & IEMI number is invalid (missing) ...
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IMEI number got changed

I have given my moto g(2nd gen) for sim slot replacement as it as not working and it was under warranty period but then they have changed my IMEI no as well. Do i need to worry about it??
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how to recovery lost imei no Samsung Galaxy s2 gt-i9100?

i have Samsung Galaxy s2 gt-i9100(unrooted) and suddenly my network signal was missing. and i dialed *#06# and display no imei no so how to solve that problem. detail - gt-i9100 android version - ...
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Restore IMEI for Samsung Galaxy SL (GT-I9003) when there is no backup

Well I was on phone and suddenly I lost IMEI and my SIM card is not detected. So I tried flashing (to some firmware and I flashed back to original I9003XWKPG) and nothing. I don't have any backups. I ...
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No cell service in Moto E after restoring Stock ROM backup from CWM.

My Moto E wouldn't boot for some reason, so I rooted it and installed: CWM, installed a stock ROM for my specific device model, backed it up and then installed CM12. Too buggy so I went back to ...
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Android imei problems (I think)

Hello and thank you all in advance I had problems when I start my galaxys3, I have researched think is the IMEI But if I press * # 06 # if I get my IMEI just that with a forward slash before the last ...
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IMEI Number status is unknown AUXUS NOTE 5.5

I have changed my SIM from my another Android phone (which was Lava X1) to Auxus Note 5.5. As soon as I changed and rebooted phone, it got locked. I understood that it was due to Mobile antitheft ...
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Invalid IMEI on motorola A853 milestone

I was changing the OS of my Motorola A853 milestone, and the IMEI turned invalid; it just shows "00000000". I found this answer here about something similar How to fix "Invalid IMEI " ...
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Galaxy S5 (SM-G900H) unknown baseband

Background Story : The S5 belongs to my friend. One day, he was no longer able to make or receive calls and he came to me for help. As you can see above, the baseband version of the phone is ...
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How to identify an android device by hostname?

every android device in our network has the hostname android_[some-hex-number].domain.local i do have one device which requested 10 IP adresses (different MACs, but always the same hostname). is ...
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Invalid IMEI on HTC One X after factory reset

I performed a factory reset on my phone, and now it says that I have an invalid IMEI. I cannot call anyone or get calls. Phone model: HTC One X Android Version: 4.1.5 Baseband Version: 201206010808 ...
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No IMEI on Samsung Galaxy Ace

A week ago, my sister gave me her Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830I. She said that she could not call or text anyone and could not receive anything. I looked around on her phone and on the Internet to find ...
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How to Repair IMEI of rooted phone without backup

I recently rooted my Samsung Galaxy S2 AT&T phone (SGH-I777) with KitKat AOCP version. I used ClockworkMod 6.0.4.6 recovery. However, I encountered a problem "E: Cant mount storage/sdcard0" . I ...
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IMEI mismatch error on restoring nandroid backup from another device(same model)

I use a Micromax A52 ... I have Gingerbread Custom Rom on it... what i want to do is backup my rom and restore it on another Micromax A52... so the models are same...vesrsions are same too... but ...
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SIM unlocking on downloaded ROM

Hello android community. This title may seem very usual, like there are endless posts online to find the solution to this. However, in this situation, it is not as easy as it seems. (look at the ...
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IMEI Invalid - Lenovo S860, rooted android 4.4.2, nothing works

I saw and tried more than 10 ways to repair the IMEI, including rooting the phone, connection to PC, mobile terminal emulator, but nothing works. The phone is 2GB RAM Lenovo S860. It has 2 sim card ...
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xperia z c6603 IMEI corrupt and restarts after flashing a c6602 firmware

I have a sony xperia z c6603 , it was never unlocked from the start but it worked very fine on its original firmware, android 4.1.2. But then someone flashed a c6602 android 4.1 on it and now the ...
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Use SIM card from Samsung S3 on Samsung Note 4

I have a US cellular SIM card that I want to be able to use on account of it has been running with no cost whatsoever for two and a half years. It is currently linked to a Samsung S3. I want to be ...
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IMEI unknown after flashing CM12 on i9300

I was using i9300 on the stock ROM from here http://samsung-updates.com/details/23424/Galaxy_S_3_International/GT-I9300/XME/I9300XXUGML3.html. Then I flashed ArchiDroid3.1 (CM12 based) with success ...
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How to change original (unchangeable?) ICCID/SIM card serial from an AVD

I need to have several running Android Virtual Devices, so have been trying to change the original ICCID/SIM card serial from an AVD and all the solutions I found oblige me to alter QEMU's code (see ...
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IMEI spoofing won't fix invalid Sim Card

I recently bought a second-hand LG Pro Lite. I restored it to its factory settings. For a few days, it worked properly. A week or so later, I had no phone service. Everything else works fine. As I ...
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XOLO Q1000 SIM CARD ERROR. Not being able to flash other roms due to bootloop.

I recently rooted a Xolo q1000 phone and flashed CWM. I flashed a zip ROM but was not happy with it. I then downloaded a kitkat based rom from XDA which had to be flashed through Sp Flash tools. I did ...
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Restoring IMEI Serial number in Techno P3

After factory reset my phone starts showing "Invalid IMEI" on both SIM slots and I can't call or to being called.The phone is Tecno Android P3 model 4.0 no: N3 android version 4.0
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Recovering lost or stolen phone (security and feasability considerations)?

I am trying to understand a little bit about security in case my phone goes stolen. I have read that even if a phone is stolen and the SIM card is removed, it can still be possible to find your phone ...
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How to get into service menu?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus whose IMEI was corrupted. The IMEI is written on the back of the phone and I want to change it back, but when I dial any of the service menu codes I found the dialer just ...
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Unable to restore /EFS from backup on galaxy note II

Phone model : SGH-I317M Network : Rogers I made a backup of the /efs folder right after rooting my phone. (Using EFSPro). Since then I have played around with downgrading to android 4.1(downloaded ...
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How can I find the region and carrier for an HTC phone?

I'm using HTC One X. To find RUU at htcdev.com, I need to know the region and carrier. Can I determine this using the IMEI or something else?
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Unknown IMEI & Baseband on Galaxy S GT i9003 - How to Recover

One day, my i9003 froze up, and I tried to reboot it, but it was not possible. I ended up removing the battery and trying to factory restore it in Recovery Mode, but when I reboot it, I got stuck on a ...
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SIM card not detected

I own a GIONEE P2 mobile phone with MTK6572 processor and android 4.2.2. I successfully rooted the phone and it was working fine until my internet stopped one morning and upon restarting the phone, it ...
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how you can lose / keep IMEI over after factory reset?

Here it says as a solution for a type of a phone. There are other question ( upvoted) but closed by somebody marked as to localized. Of course it is localisez for each type... why don't want to allow ...
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Invalid IMEI after factory reset

After factory reset my phone starts showing "Invalid IMEI" on both sim slots and I can't call or be called. What might be the problem? Android version; 2.2.1 , model: A601
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How to get back my imei number after flashing a stock rom

I flashed a official stock rom of micromax p650 mediatek chipset because my rom had corrupted. I used SP FLASH TOOL to flash the rom but after flashing my rom the imei number is invalid and i can't ...