I have a Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9003 running GINGERBREAD.XXKPE. Right now when I type *#06# in the phone app, the popup shows:

(I recreated the image with my paint editor because I didn't want to use my camera. This is still an exact recreation of it.)

How would I put the IMEI back into memory? I have the IMEI from the back of the phone saying: *5**07/0*/9****7/*

I hid some numbers for obvious reasons. How would I put the IMEI back into the machine? Apparently, the IMEI is a 15 digit code but the IEMI on the rear of the phone is in this format: ABCDEF/GH/IJKLMN/O. Could you also rephrase this '15 digit code' to be 15 digits without slashes using letters A-O?

  • Are you sure this old device is still worth the effort? There are already countries and mobile network providers where it will not get a signal at all as 2G and 3G are already shut down.
    – Robert
    Sep 14 at 8:20
  • Yeah, I'm using this for a second phone and I can't sign in to google because the IEMI was lost. Sep 14 at 10:02
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    I don't think the IMEI is the problem. The device is simply EOL, Google announced that those devices will no longer work: support.google.com/android/thread/118703101/…
    – Robert
    Sep 14 at 10:24
  • Ok, thanks, Robert! Is there a way to update the phone without a sim card? I tried SETTINGS> ABOUT PHONE> SOFTWARE UPDATE> CHECK FOR UPDATE but it says I need a SIM card. Sep 14 at 10:35
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    The SIM card is irrelevant, there are no updates your phone could receive. 2.3 is the highest version it can get by official updates.
    – Robert
    Sep 14 at 11:26

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