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By ShadowReaperGR, Member on 26th March 2014, 01:16 PM
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I remember from older phones, you could find where your devices was made, by looking at the 7th and 8th digit of the IMEI. I want to buy a I9505 phone and I am concerned about the quality of the device, the 7th and 8th digits are 06 which means the phone was made in China.

Does this rule still applies?
 
 
26th March 2014, 01:38 PM |#2  
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just check the CSC code, using *#1234#

the letters in the middle shows you the version from the region,

ex.: I9505BTUFNB3

BTU stands for UK
26th March 2014, 01:44 PM |#3  
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I checked the IMEI with Samsung and they said that the phone is for France (I don't live there by the way). Also from what I know France has yet to receive 4.4.2 version. That means my phone will not update?
26th March 2014, 02:31 PM |#4  
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I checked the IMEI with Samsung and they said that the phone is for France (I don't live there by the way). Also from what I know France has yet to receive 4.4.2 version. That means my phone will not update?

Ur phone have CSC of france, this mean it will be receive the updates of the french firmware. You can travel to other part of the world and u will still receiving that updates
26th March 2014, 02:41 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by ShadowReaperGR

I checked the IMEI with Samsung and they said that the phone is for France (I don't live there by the way). Also from what I know France has yet to receive 4.4.2 version. That means my phone will not update?

France 1 part of info, what about CSC in your phone?


For example XEF France.

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Originally Posted by ShadowReaperGR

Hello,

I remember from older phones, you could find where your devices was made, by looking at the 7th and 8th digit of the IMEI. I want to buy a I9505 phone and I am concerned about the quality of the device, the 7th and 8th digits are 06 which means the phone was made in China.

Does this rule still applies?


06 means This Year phones and can be from UK, but not from China coz they have I9500 not I9505
26th March 2014, 02:45 PM |#6  
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I have not bought the phone yet. Just asked for the IMEI number and checked it with Samsung
26th March 2014, 03:05 PM |#7  
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I have not bought the phone yet. Just asked for the IMEI number and checked it with Samsung

You are right, Kitkat not yet released for France. (BOG FTM XEF etc) They have now JB only.
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