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

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I lost my phone but need to find it's IMEI. What places can I look?

I had a Nexus S but lost it or it was stolen. I need to find it's IMEI. I don't have the box or documentation either. I've checked exif data from photos taken with the phone. What other potential ...
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Where can I find the ANDROID_ID on my device?

I know that you can find IMEI and MAC address and others by going to Settings -> About phone -> Status. You can also find IMEI by typing *#06# on the keypad. Is there any way to get the ...
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How to restore my IMEI on Galaxy S if I don't have a backup of /efs?

I installed CyanogenMod 10 Nightlies on my Galaxy S1, coming from CyanogenMod 9. On every reboot I get the message: Warning! A problem was detected with your device. Your device IMEI number is ...
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Is safe to give my IMEI to LeadBolt to enjoy apps without advertisement?

On the LeadBolt opt page you can specify your IMEI number in order to opt out from their service: The IMEI/MEID is a number, usually unique, to identify GSM, WCDMA, and iDEN mobile phones, as ...
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Why does an app read my phone's IMEI number? An awful lot of them do

What reasons should an app have to need my phone's International Mobile Equipment Identity number? I noticed that unreasonably many of ordinary apps have the "phone state and identity" permission. ...
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Have I completely lost my IMEI?

I'm stuck with the generic IMEI (004999010640000). I've tried a number of the various workarounds (GSII_Repair, manually deleting the /efs folder, flashing stock and trying both of those from stock, ...
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How can I restore IMEI code after factory reset?

The phone is a Hero H2000 dual sim with Android v2.2.1, MTK Platform I get an Invalid IMEI error after a factory reset. How can I fix this?
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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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HTC Droid Incredible 2 Imei Location

what is the location of imei number for android 2.3.3 ? my phone blacked out after I factory resetted my phone. And need to restore my imei back on my htc droid incredible 2
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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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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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HTC Desire HD with Nokia E52 IMEI

I recently bought HTC desire HD from E-Bay India. I'm in India and the guy in E-bay imported UK unlocked Desire HD, I recently check for the IMEI details and I'm shocked, when I checked, Its showing ...
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Tablet PC with IMEI invalidity issue

I recently bought a tablet PC, from a Chinese manufacturer. Its IMEI is 315589840117903. It's showing invalid in India. Please check with this link: IMEI Validation Check How I can solve this ...
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My IMEI was deleted, but I wrote down the number. Can I restore it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I restore IMEI code after factory reset? I have an SGS2. During an OTA update the IMEI was deleted. I didn't have a backup of the EFS directory, as the phone ...
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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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Which IMEI number should I use to unlock my Motorola DROID 2 GLOBAL (A956) IMEI or IMEI SV?

I recently bought an unlock code from Cell Unlocker.NET to unlock a Motorola DROID 2 GLOBAL which was locked to the Verizon Wireless network. Navigating to the about phone section Menu - > ...
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Mobile network not available

I have serious problem with my Galaxy S2. Some guy stole my phone. With help from Samsung Dive, I gained his phone number because he put his Sim card in my phone. Then, with help from police, I got ...
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IMEI invalid after applying factory reset on gooapple 5 [closed]

I have a gooapple 5. After I did a factory reset it says invalid IMEI. I followed the solution from here: How to fix "Invalid IMEI " after Factory reset? but no luck because: I did ...
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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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where can I find information about my phone by imei

where can I find information about my phone by imei? I want to buy a second hand phone, but I heard that many are declared stolen or lost and after you buy it, police will come and take it away. The ...
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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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Is there a way to track a phone with its IMEI? [duplicate]

Not Android specific. Is there a way to track a phone knowing its IMEI? That is, finding out if/when a phone with a certain IMEI connects to the network, and to get the SIM card number it is using ...
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IMEI null and Service mode blank

I just got a Samsung Galaxy Active SGH-I537. Trying to unlock it, I messed up the IMEI and am now getting the IMEI Null error message. I cannot get to the Service Mode, because it is blank. Is there a ...
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How to introduce IMEI in UMI X2 phone

I bought a Chinese Android phone and is not recognising the card. Cannot make calls. I'm in Spain. It seems that I have to introduce IMEI in the phone. It's a UMI X2 android phone. Thanks for your ...
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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 do i fix the imei problem my phone dispays invalid imei [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix “Invalid IMEI ” after Factory reset? The phone is a g tide A702 dual sim with Android v2.2.1, MTK Platform I get an Invalid IMEI error after a ...