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[Q] Is it common for an imei to get changed when flashing a custom rom?

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By LancerEvoDrifter, Senior Member on 30th April 2015, 03:59 PM
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I heard when someone flashes a custom rom, the imei gets changed, is it normal, and is there a way to restore the original imei without backing up the imei ? want to sell on swappa, but imei says it got blacklisted, even though i have the original box for my phone any help is appriciated!
 
 
30th April 2015, 11:20 PM |#2  
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The IMEI does not get changed at all.

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Also, any discussion regarding IMEI cleaning, is not allowed. You will have to figure it out yourself or sell your device as is. Try calling your carrier.
2nd May 2015, 01:19 AM |#3  
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IMEI does NOT get changed. What could possibly happen is it getting erased and set to 0.
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IMEI does NOT get changed. What could possibly happen is it getting erased and set to 0.

That will never happen with flashing ROMs. It could happen with a messed up ODIN flash or messing around in the wrong programs, But ROMs never touch the IMEI.
2nd May 2015, 01:33 AM |#5  
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That will never happen with flashing ROMs. It could happen with a messed up ODIN flash or messing around in the wrong programs, But ROMs never touch the IMEI.

Yes sir. I understand. Since the user seemed like a layman, I didn't want to use all these terms, and used the word flashing ROMs
15th May 2015, 02:57 PM |#6  
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this is what's happening to me and my friends, I'll list it step by step to be clear about it
1) Get phone from t-mobile
2) Roots phone because we dont care about the warranty (imei is still the ones that came with my box)
3) Flashes custom rom (goldeneye, vision, etc)
4) Phone seems normal but imei gets changed to one that is not mine and is also a blocked imei, not sure if it was flashing the custom rom that changed the imei.
21st May 2015, 07:43 AM |#7  
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Odin back to stock ROM. Or use Samsung Kies to restore the phone's stock ROM. (Wipe cache and factory reset after you restored to stock).
23rd May 2015, 12:25 AM |#8  
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Odin back to stock ROM. Or use Samsung Kies to restore the phone's stock ROM. (Wipe cache and factory reset after you restored to stock).

I went back to stock NK2 by odin, and my imei is still different from my box, it wouldnt be a problem if the imei that was on my phone wasnt a bad imei and blacklisted
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