Are you sure it's a software thingy to wipe IMEI? I don't think it's that easy to do it
A THANKS is always welcomed

Ex-Devices:
Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 - Went dead after I drowned in a river (True story)
iPhone 3G - Swapped for an XPERIA X10
Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 - Gifted to my gf
HTC Sensation - Sold
Samsung i9100 GSII - Bricked, repaired then sold
HTC One X - Sold
Sony XPERIA Z - Sold