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How to change IMEI?

27th May 2010, 06:31 AM |#1  
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I want to change the IMEI of my htc.
How to do that?
27th May 2010, 06:34 AM |#2  
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i'm pretty sure that is illegal. only the manufacturer can do it legally and its not a service they offer. its something they do if like they take back phones and refurb them and resell.
27th May 2010, 07:07 AM |#3  
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that is indeed prohibited in most countries
what is your motivation?

Mod. edit: not dev related, moved to general
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27th May 2010, 07:52 AM |#4  
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One reason in the US would be to trick AT&T into thinking the phone is a regular phone so you can get on the cheaper data plan.
27th May 2010, 09:05 AM |#5  
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but that doenst work like that. At least in portugal, you have APN wich you configure to use one server on another. For instance a blackberry uses , if we change to it becomes cheaper the use of a blackberry . Just the client doenst know about it... I'm sure is same thing in the US unless is a CMDA company things must be a bit diferent (Dont know ever worked with that company).
27th May 2010, 02:45 PM |#6  
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Yes,IMEI change is illegal but i just want to repair to the original.
Half year ago,I breaked my phone,then I sent it to a repairer.When it fixed,its IMEI has been changed.
27th May 2010, 04:29 PM |#7  
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Originally Posted by imake

Yes,IMEI change is illegal but i just want to repair to the original.
Half year ago,I breaked my phone,then I sent it to a repairer.When it fixed,its IMEI has been changed.

You can't*... the reason is the imei is based on the phone motherboard. Since they, most probably, changed your motherboard in the repair shop you can't have the old imei as it's no longer that motherboard that is in your phone. You must live with the new imei from your new motherboard.

*Yes there are tools but changing imei is illegal in many states and countries.
Last edited by silvertag; 27th May 2010 at 04:32 PM.
28th May 2010, 02:44 AM |#8  
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I found someone has the same IMEI,so I cannot paly world war game.This online game use IMEI to identify palyers.
Actually,I just want to get a software which can running on android to fake IMEI ,so I can paly this game.
By the way,in my country,change IMEI is not illegal,no one care about it.
Last edited by imake; 28th May 2010 at 02:51 AM.
28th May 2010, 04:50 AM |#9  
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I have never heard of any company besides your manufacturer. Or provider having a legitimate reason to know or need your imei and there is a slim to zero chance you will be able to change your imei like everyone says the only reason to change your imei. Is to hide something
28th May 2010, 05:47 AM |#10  
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There's really NO reason to change IMEI. just be happy with the new one. lol.

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