I am looking for the method to read IMEI from emergency call dialer, before the phone is activated. When I try *#06# it says that this is not emergency number.

  • On phones with removable batterys you can find the IMEI number under the batteries
    – aBochur
    Commented Nov 3, 2017 at 14:14
  • On phones with non-removable batterys you can find the IMEI number on stickers.
    – iBug
    Commented Nov 3, 2017 at 16:08

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No. The system does a check against a list of numbers (provided by system property ril.ecclist/ro.ril.ecclist; by detecting the current country or locale) and if that doesn't match with the available numbers, it doesn't proceed with the dialing and informs the user.

Related read: Do all Android phones come with emergency call (power button pressed thrice) feature?

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