First of all,

I live in Brazil, and my country still deny the entrance of generic cellphones from China, the politicians here want to receive more tax from buying a original cellphone at a price of an Apple top line.

Then I buy a generic cellphone.

The problem is, the IMEI isn't into the Federal database of cellphones, this alarm the services providers to troll me with a low traffic bandwidth, unable to call, and when I can do a call this goes down after some minuter (not more than 3).

I think the only way to bypass this protection is copy an IMEI from a digitally assigned device, the Federal lawyer in communications called ANATEL.

Well, I rooted my cellphone, I don't know the techniques to place a new IMEI on it, but, i find these files http://pastebin.com/bgBybbnL. I think the IMEI comes with a private key to ciphers the communication, then, how can I get this informations?

Thanks guy! u will help me a lot if you can answer!

  • The method to change the IMEI varies for different devices.. What is your device name or model?
    – Gokul NC
    Nov 16 '16 at 7:45
  • As you already have a rooted phone, you can use Xprivacy which is a very powerful tool to spoof mobile identifiers. Xprivacy is required xposed framework to work.
    – defalt
    Nov 17 '16 at 3:01

If you've xposed framework installed, you may be able to change by installing This module. I've tried changing IMEI with module and it worked.

  • I assume that "it worked" means that you see the modified IMEI in every app/settings on your device. However this does not necessarily means that the modified IMEI is used when you do a call. The network connection is established by a separate sub-module which can not be modified with Xposed. Therefore I doubt that the modified IMEI is used when communicating with the cell tower.
    – Robert
    Nov 17 '16 at 14:25
  • I checked by *#06#. OP can give it a try and comment. If he's still blocked in Brazil that means it didn't work.
    – Pacman
    Nov 17 '16 at 16:29

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