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how to change imei number on google nexus one?

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By tdeper, Junior Member on 7th April 2010, 09:13 AM
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My phone has been repaired and IMEI number has changed.
I need to reinstall the old IMEI number.
Does anyone know how to do that?
 
 
7th April 2010, 09:16 AM |#2  
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It's illegal and you can't.

Your phone hasn't been repaired, it has been replaced, hence having a new IMEI.
7th April 2010, 09:35 AM |#3  
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Well, weather it's illegal or not really depends on where you are. There's no law in Bolivia for example that prevents it...

But seriously, unless you want to (try and) deceive your carrier there is no valid reason for a consumer to need to change the IMEI.

What problems are you experiencing with your new phone that you want to address?
7th April 2010, 09:42 AM |#4  
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i used have problem with my touch screen. htc fixed my problem but they changed my imei number.
i am using this phone in turkey and i registered with old imei number.
i just want to replace new imei number with the old one.
7th April 2010, 09:48 AM |#5  
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You can't. Why can you not just tell them your new IMEI?
7th April 2010, 09:55 AM |#6  
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I need a new bill for the new IMEI number.
but i don't have
7th April 2010, 09:59 AM |#7  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tdeper

I need a new bill for the new IMEI number.
but i don't have

Type *#06# into your dialer for your IMEI number
7th April 2010, 01:20 PM |#8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tdeper

I need a new bill for the new IMEI number.
but i don't have

or take off the battery, the new IMEI code is there with the serial number too.
7th April 2010, 03:21 PM |#9  
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i think what he ment is that in order to register a new IMEI he needs some prooving documents for the phone (AKA measure agains registering stolen phones)
7th April 2010, 04:25 PM |#10  
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It's not illegal to change IMEI #s in the U.S. We don't blacklist GSM phones, so thieves have no reason to change IMEIs. I want to know how to do it, though, because I think it is bull**** that AT&T tries to charge different data rates based on what kind of phone you have rather than how much data you actually use. They don't seem to be forcing the AT&T branded nexus ones onto the more expensive data plan yet, but there's speculation that it's only because they don't yet have the IMEIs in their database.

So please drop the legality comments and post if you have something useful to add.
7th April 2010, 05:12 PM |#11  
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Originally Posted by maxh

It's not illegal to change IMEI #s in the U.S. We don't blacklist GSM phones, so thieves have no reason to change IMEIs. I want to know how to do it, though, because I think it is bull**** that AT&T tries to charge different data rates based on what kind of phone you have rather than how much data you actually use. They don't seem to be forcing the AT&T branded nexus ones onto the more expensive data plan yet, but there's speculation that it's only because they don't yet have the IMEIs in their database.

So please drop the legality comments and post if you have something useful to add.

Hey dickhead drop the attitude. There was nothing like your elaboration in the op and you seem to have gained some insight that we're not privy to.

You jump in to a thread and start firing off, how about you have a little respect eh?

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