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 Nokia E52's details. May I know why I'm getting Nokia's detail for HTC IMEI ? Any Ideas ?

And I couldn't able to connect my phone in USB Debugging mode, Is it because of this change in IMEI ? Some one please help asap.

Regards, Praveen

  • There seem to be only 2 reasons for this: That information is wrong (or you mistyped the IMEI) or the phone was altered (to hide theft, etc.). USB debugging doesn't relate to the phone parts at all (a tab also offers this and needn't have a radio) – ce4 Nov 28 '12 at 7:00
  • I didn't type it wrong because I verified many times, Its an unlocked phone, I couldn't able to connect to HTC sync too :( any idea, is it because of the imei change ? – praveen kumar Nov 28 '12 at 7:26
  • Just wanted to point out the possibilities. And yeah, that's possible (HTC sync not working). I'd return it, to be honest. – ce4 Nov 28 '12 at 7:35
  • You mean I should return it to seller ? – praveen kumar Nov 28 '12 at 7:38
  • Probably, yes. How big is the chance you get it working yourself? The IMEI is obviously fake, so you would need to find the necessary hack-tools yourself and flash a new IMEI (e.g. of one of your old phones). Just my thoughts. – ce4 Nov 28 '12 at 7:41

Do you still have a link to the ebay listing, is it active? A lot of the phones on ebay are fake/imitation phones. Some even have user interfaces made to look like Android, but are actually running a basic feature phone OS. Tools like HTC Sync and ADB that only work with the real hardware often fail when tried on these devices.

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  • Right now the ADB is working, It was problem with my computer USB port. But now my worry is about the imei and HTC Sync :( – praveen kumar Nov 28 '12 at 7:43
  • This is the link to Product: ebay.in/itm/… – praveen kumar Nov 28 '12 at 7:48
  • Hmm, it does seem to have the right specs and single SIM at least. Fakes are often dual SIM, and driver when you plug them in shows they are using a different, cheaper processor/chipset. – Lance Nanek Nov 28 '12 at 8:07
  • ya, I tried verifying the Item bar codes and all seems to original and UK based but except the IMEI. – praveen kumar Nov 28 '12 at 9:08

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