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[INFO] LG Nexus 4 Production Date and Place Identification

19th December 2012, 11:11 AM   |  #1  
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I have figured out how to identify the production date and place based on the serial number, found on the box. The S/N inside the phone doesn't have to do anything with the one, printed on the box! Also, don't mix SN with IMEI.

Production date is encoded in the first 3 positions (reading from left to right):
1st position defines YEAR: 0 - 2010, 1 - 2011, 2 - 2012, 3 - 2013 and so on
2rd and 3rd define MONTH: 01 - January, 02 - February, 03 - March, 04 - April, 05 - May, 06 - June, 07 - July, 08 - August, 09 - September, 10 - October, 11 - November, 12 - December

4th position defines county:
K - Korea, C - China, B - Brazil.

For example:
211KPBF****** (last 6 digits are hidden for privacy reasons):

So, 211 - 2012 November (11), K - Korea.

Hope, this helps!

P.S. Last 6 numbers of the serial number match the last 6 numbers of the IMEI. It is incremented by 1 with each newly produced unit.
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19th December 2012, 05:30 PM   |  #2  
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I have 210K

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19th December 2012, 06:42 PM   |  #3  
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212K here shipped Dec 7th
19th December 2012, 07:01 PM   |  #4  
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212K here shipped Dec 7th

Where are you located? I have 212K aswell, shipped Dec 14th to Germany. Seems almost too fast to really be the production date?!
19th December 2012, 07:07 PM   |  #5  
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210K here, got the phone on Nov 20th

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19th December 2012, 07:12 PM   |  #6  
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I have 210k here too bought on the first day it came out
19th December 2012, 07:12 PM   |  #7  
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Where are you located? I have 212K aswell, shipped Dec 14th to Germany. Seems almost too fast to really be the production date?!

I'm located in the south east United States. I was thinking that it seemed pretty quick from production to end user distribution aswell.
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19th December 2012, 10:04 PM   |  #8  
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211K here.

Germany. Ordered 2nd round.

My device has some serious build quality problems.

via Google Nexus 4
19th December 2012, 11:23 PM   |  #9  
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210k here.

Ordered on Nov 13th and received mine on Nov 21st.

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19th December 2012, 11:30 PM   |  #10  
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211K here. Did that 11/27 order and got mine Dec 6th.

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