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Questions tagged [imei]

An International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) is used to uniquely identify GSM and iDEN devices on a network.

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Get IMEI device after changed?

I'm new to the world of Android and I've read many posts and comments about changing your device IMEI (and another hardware's IDs) but I've also read that there are actually two IMEIs for each device, ...
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Track stolen unopened Huawei phone

My friends sended me a brand new Huawei phone from country A to country B. After waiting 4 weeks the local post told me that my packages was stolen. Now my girlfriend proposed me to check if it's ...
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Data works after SIM card swapping on US cellular, but on text error 97?

I have two of the exact same models of a phone (moto z2 force) . The one with service has battery issues, and out of warranty. I decided to try my luck SIM swapping. To my amazement, data works. ...
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How to get the IMEI number of a lost phone? [duplicate]

I lost my Android phone Vivo 1713 (v5s) recently. I don't know its IMEI number. How do I get it?
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My real device has an IMEI of 012345678912345 - why?

I recently found one of my old Android devices (Orbo Jr. w/Rockchip ZX-2926D, Android 4.4.2), charged it, and turned it on. After exploring the settings, I found it had an IMEI number of ...
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Why flashing a ROM causes the IMEI to go 'generic' -sometimes (even if it's a stock ROM)?

the story I'll tell you will help you with the answer. One year ago, my dad's phone (Galaxy Note 3) had many issues (because the phone was rooted and something messed up the system files). I've tried ...
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Find the IMEI number of lost Android phone

It used to be possible to find the IMEI number of a device from Google Dashboard. However, I couldn't find it now. Majority of the answers I find on the internet refers me to this method but it doesn'...
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Lost imei of zenfone max sd615

I recently rooted my zenfone max(z010d) sd615 model and installed AIM ROM(custom rom) and due to some features that i felt missing in the rom i tried to revert back to stock and while returning to ...
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How to check PRD (provider number/code) on smartphone

How do I pull up the PRD (provider number) either physically or through code (e.g.: for IMEI = *#06#, ) I looked under my phone but there's only SKU xxxx-xxxx and the IMEI Alcatel 4060O Cricket
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Is it possible to read IMEI from emergency call dialer?

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.
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What is EFS and MSL in android?

I just bought a flashing box for Samsung mobiles and I am trying to use efs and msl imei repair options in Z3X pro box. I just want to know about them let's say how they works and how to write ...
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How to solve invalid IMEI problem in LG G3?

After performing a factory reset on my LG G3, my IMEI was set to 0. This problem has been reported also in xda-forums. How to reset the IMEI in LG G3 running on Android Marshmallow 6.0?
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Is it safe to delete nvram folder?

I've got a Mediatek based phone (Meizu 7 pro plus) and I've lost the IMEI2 number. I mean that it is null into phone settings, but filled when I do *#06#. I've tried many things, such as: A Factory ...
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Fix null IMEI on rooted phone without pc

So, the biggest drawback is I can't connect phone to PC (drivers not installing on Win 10, separate issue). And in my current ROM, I have already got root setup. Problem is I am getting null imei. ...
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Can Android Device Manager remotely erase my stolen phone's data AFTER synced gmail account's password has already been changed by me?

My android phone has been stolen. The thief took out the sim and immediately turned it off.My Gmail account was synced to it and I tried to remotely ring,locate and erase data using gmail on PC....
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Where is the IMEI located on a Motorola phone?

I have two motorola phones - One that I fastboot erase all'd 'accidently' and lost £300, so I was wondering if I could just transfer the IMEI from one phone to another?
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Rooted or not, I can not figure out

I don't know if someone already rooted my Samsung Sm-t530. Can somebody help me? I just find some files like Knox emulated Emulated Extsdcard Sdcard Mnt Storage/emulated Dev/emulated And i cannot ...
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Can IMEI number of a device really be changed

I bought a slightly used android phone(Asus Zenfone 2) recently.Now what i noticed was that the imei number that my phone was showing to me when i dialed *#06# was not the same as that on the box in ...
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RMNET + DM + MODEM mod usb not recognized windows 7 and windows 10

I am trying to change my galaxy gt-i9500 imei. I undertand that I should edit EFS file thanks to my searches. I should connect to usb at RMNET + DM + MODEM mod (*#0808#, choose mod etc.). But windows7/...
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how to change the IMEI of a generic ANDROID cellphone

First of all, i live in brazil, and my country still deny the entrance of generic cellphones from china, these motherf* politics want receive more tax from buying a original cellphone at a price of a ...
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I have a Moto X Style (XT1572), and my IMEI is showing '0' PLEASE respond, I need serious help!

Well, it seems like I have "No service" on my phone, and it says that my IMEI number is 0, and my IMEI/SV is 01. I tried flashing stock rom onto this when it happened. I can't afford a new one and the ...
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Restore IMEI on Android One through Macbook

I recently flashed my Android One device & installed a custom ROM on it. I've lost my IMEI number during the process. How can I restore it permanently so that the IMEIs don't get erased on next ...
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After formatting everything

I formatted everything on SP Flash Tool Format All + Download and now, I experience problems on my device: NVRAM WARNING: Err = 0x10 showing up on WLAN - Can someone help to fix? Won't detect SIM, No ...
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“Invalid Sim” even when IMEI number is correct

On a recently purchased Sprint Galaxy Note 5, I installed an engineered version of Android 6.0 that apparently breaks the unlock it had before (this wasn't mentioned in the instruction so..), so after ...
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Restore IMEI of Xiaomi MI4C Without Another Phone

In short: I have a Xiaomi Mi4c that shows has an "unknown" IMEI when checked via the settings in the stable and developer versions of MIUI and Cyanogenmod 13.1. However, when viewed through EFS ...
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get backups form stolen phone

my phone samsung SM G361H had stolen while travelling. any possibility to locate it. Any possibility to get the backup of contact numbers , photos saved in it.
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Mi4i full partition corrupted. Unable to restore EFS partition

I have a Mi4i which was rooted and Cyanogen was installed. Suddenly after reboot, the phone stopped booting into the Cyanogen OS. I tried to flash the Cyanogen again but it did not boot. I flashed ...
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I've lost my IMEI (well, it's become 0)

I've managed to lose my IMEI on my Moto X 2013/1st Gen/XT1052. I've tried the following things: flashed stock ROM removed SIM, flashed stock ROM, boot, power off, insert SIM erased modemst1 and ...
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Galaxy S5 (SM-G900H) unknown baseband

Background Story : The S5 belongs to my friend. One day, he was no longer able to make or receive calls and he came to me for help. As you can see above, the baseband version of the phone is "unknown"...
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Resizing /System Partition on Galaxy S2

I am trying to resize my /system partition on my Galaxy S2 and as soon as I partition /system using various sizes I lose all of the mobile data connectivity & IEMI number is invalid (missing) ...
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How do we run *#06# using ADB to get IMEI number?

I want to run *#06# and display the activity/fragment which shows the IMEI numbers using adb. Kindly help. Details of the fragment and activity as show below: #1: DialpadFragment{27576dd7 #1 id=...
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App detects it has been previously installed

How does an app detect that it has been previously installed on a phone even though it was hard reset and completely wiped (even the system partition and sd card and everything)? I think it is due to ...
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IMEI Invalid - Lenovo S860, rooted android 4.4.2, nothing works

I saw and tried more than 10 ways to repair the IMEI, including rooting the phone, connection to PC, mobile terminal emulator, but nothing works. The phone is 2GB RAM Lenovo S860. It has 2 sim card ...
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Change IMEI number to obtain tablet data plan?

It looks like T-Mobile offers very cheap data-only plans, but these are only available for tablets. I have read that this is enforced by tracking your IMEI. I was wondering: Is it possible to change ...
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SOLVED - Invalid IMEI - lenovo a7000

So, I recently bricked my A7000. Found a rom somewhere online and flashed it with SPTools. Now it boots fine but I get the "INVALID IMEI" error. I rooted it gain, got into engineer mode with MTK ...
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Restore IMEI for Samsung Galaxy SL (GT-I9003) when there is no backup

Well I was on phone and suddenly I lost IMEI and my SIM card is not detected. So I tried flashing (to some firmware and I flashed back to original I9003XWKPG) and nothing. I don't have any backups. I ...
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Cannot connect to Network - EMERGENCY CALLS ONLY

I was trying out some ROMs which I downloaded from needrom.com. At first it was fine. Then when I flashed a particular ROM, I started getting "INVALID IMEI" and could not connect to the network ...
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Restore Google Nexus 5 IMEI that reads 0

I bought a Nexus 5 on Ebay. It came brand new with all the packaging, but having bought a previous Nexus 5 (directly from Google) this packaging seemed a little suspect (I think it might be a very ...
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How to restore the IMEI number on the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505? (IMEI=Unknown, Baseband=Unknown, Sim Card Not Detected)

Information: Hello, I lost my IMEI number on my Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 today and I would like to restore my original IMEI back to my phone. I still have my original IMEI of my phone written down. ...
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How does IMEI Survives Data Reset [closed]

NVRAM Remains in data partition. Then why IMEI is not lost after data reset?
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How to change original (unchangeable?) ICCID/SIM card serial from an AVD

I need to have several running Android Virtual Devices, so have been trying to change the original ICCID/SIM card serial from an AVD and all the solutions I found oblige me to alter QEMU's code (see ...
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No cell service in Moto E after restoring Stock ROM backup from CWM.

My Moto E wouldn't boot for some reason, so I rooted it and installed: CWM, installed a stock ROM for my specific device model, backed it up and then installed CM12. Too buggy so I went back to ...
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Android imei problems (I think)

Hello and thank you all in advance I had problems when I start my galaxys3, I have researched think is the IMEI But if I press * # 06 # if I get my IMEI just that with a forward slash before the last ...
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IMEI spoofing won't fix invalid Sim Card

I recently bought a second-hand LG Pro Lite. I restored it to its factory settings. For a few days, it worked properly. A week or so later, I had no phone service. Everything else works fine. As I ...
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IMEI Number status is unknown AUXUS NOTE 5.5

I have changed my SIM from my another Android phone (which was Lava X1) to Auxus Note 5.5. As soon as I changed and rebooted phone, it got locked. I understood that it was due to Mobile antitheft ...
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IMEI number got changed

I have given my moto g(2nd gen) for sim slot replacement as it as not working and it was under warranty period but then they have changed my IMEI no as well. Do i need to worry about it??
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How do i get my phone's IMEI number if it was stolen?

My Samsung S5 mini was stolen and I now need the IMEI number. How do i get this without the phone?
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Does a device with no physical SIM slot have an IMEI?

In telephony, an IMSI identifies a SIM card and, hence, a user. An IMEI identifies the device itself. If an Android device does not physically have a SIM card slot, does it still have an IMEI? The ...
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Does replacing a damaged SIM slot changes the IMEI as well?

I damaged my 3G (WCDMA) SIM slot which I need to get replaced/reparied. I'm curious whether the replacement will also change the IMEI no or the slot? i.e. is IMEI info linkedup with the SIM SLot (...
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Recovering lost or stolen phone (security and feasability considerations)?

I am trying to understand a little bit about security in case my phone goes stolen. I have read that even if a phone is stolen and the SIM card is removed, it can still be possible to find your phone ...