Is there any way to view IMSI and ICCID numbers of my SIM-cards? I didn't find such menu neither in About-Status nor anywhere else.


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There are APIs available which apps (like this) use to read SIM information. Looking for CLI solution (refer to this, this and this), we can get IMSI and ICCID with following commands respectively (up to Android 9):

~$ service call iphonesubinfo 7
~$ service call iphonesubinfo 10

* Codes depend on order of methods defined here, which may differ on different Android versions.
* For dual SIM device use code 8 and 11 instead and append i32 2 to command to get second SIM information.

Pass the output through following pipes to convert hexadecimal output to a good looking string:

... | grep -oE '[0-9a-f]{8} ' | while read hex; do echo -ne "\u${hex:4:4}\u${hex:0:4}"; done; echo

Terminal emulator apps usually don't have permission READ_PHONE_STATE (though you can grant manually with root) which is required by both functions. So commands need to be executed from adb shell.

Codes 7/8 correspond to getSubscriberId and 10/11 to getSimSerialNumber. However both methods have been removed for normal apps usage in Android 10. Only system apps with READ_PRIVILEGED_PHONE_STATE will be able to get this information. iphonesubinfo service can't be dumped with dumpsys either. So root is the only solution on Android 10+.

RIL may also log the operator/SIM related information to logcat when SIM state changes. With root access it's possible to read telephony database (the component of application framework which interfaces RIL) and also RIL database itself (which interfaces modem). On my Qualcomm device RILD stores information to /data/vendor/radio/qcril.db including ICCID and MCC/MNC.

~# sqlite3 -line /data/user_de/0/com.android.providers.telephony/databases/telephony.db 'select icc_id,card_id,carrier_name,display_name,mcc,mnc from siminfo'
~# sqlite3 /data/vendor/radio/qcril.db 'select ICCID from qcril_manual_prov_table'

As of Android 9 IMSI is also stored in /data/system/netpolicy.xml to set mobile data limits for MNOs separately.

~# grep -o 'subscriberId=[^ ]*' /data/system/netpolicy.xml


  • Thanks, finally tried this exceptional answer, it works!
    – Suncatcher
    Dec 18, 2019 at 19:01
  • One more question: I have 2-SIM phone, but putting the i32 2 after 8 or 11 doesn't do the job, it gives me the same numbers as w/o this append. Is my command correct?
    – Suncatcher
    Dec 18, 2019 at 19:04
  • service call iphonesubinfo 11 i32 2 | grep -oE '[0-9a-f]{8} ' | while read hex; do echo -ne "\u${hex:4:4}\u${hex:0:4}"; done; echo
    – Suncatcher
    Dec 18, 2019 at 19:04
  • @Suncatcher you may try i32 1 or i32 0. For all Android 9 sub-releases order of getSubscriberIdForSubscriber and getIccSerialNumberForSubscriber methods is 8 and 11. If it doesn't work then possibly Xiaomi changed the source code. You have to do hit and trial. Dec 19, 2019 at 5:55
  • Well, for IMSI 8 i32 3 works, and for ICCID 11 i32 3 gives 8938001120308300159F instead of 8938001120308300159. Probably we should correct regex for extraction of ICCID but I have no idea how. I've never dealt with hex-extract in regex
    – Suncatcher
    Dec 19, 2019 at 15:30

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