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[Q] Bottom says C6602, IMEI says C6603

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By ronald_sugar7, Senior Member on 17th January 2014, 01:41 AM
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Hi, well this is weird, I bought this second hand Xperia Z from swappa, seller said it was a C6603 (LTE version), when the phone arrived I noticed that on the bottom of the phone it said it was a C6602! which is weird, so I checked the IMEI number online and it says it is a C6603!

So how can I know for sure which model is my phone??

I do not have a 4G contract so I can't test if LTE does work.
 
 
17th January 2014, 11:56 AM |#2  
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Hi, well this is weird, I bought this second hand Xperia Z from swappa, seller said it was a C6603 (LTE version), when the phone arrived I noticed that on the bottom of the phone it said it was a C6602! which is weird, so I checked the IMEI number online and it says it is a C6603!

So how can I know for sure which model is my phone??

I do not have a 4G contract so I can't test if LTE does work.

Simple: go in the settings menu.Now scrolling to the bottom at INFO [sorry, in my case is INFO SUL TELEFONO] and under the name NUMBER MODEL you can find your real model
17th January 2014, 03:02 PM |#3  
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Wink Thanks! but that's not a solution
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Simple: go in the settings menu.Now scrolling to the bottom at INFO [sorry, in my case is INFO SUL TELEFONO] and under the name NUMBER MODEL you can find your real model

That changes when you flash a ROM C6602 supports all C6603 ROMS and FTF, you can even change it to whatever you want through the build.prop file, thanks but that's not a secure way of telling the REAL model of my phone

(see screenshot to get what I mean)
17th January 2014, 03:32 PM |#4  
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That changes when you flash a ROM C6602 supports all C6603 ROMS and FTF, you can even change it to whatever you want through the build.prop file, thanks but that's not a secure way of telling the REAL model of my phone

(see screenshot to get what I mean)

d'oh
mmmmm the only thing that you can't mod is the name at the bottom of the smartphone, because you can change the IMEI
But, whit this dial *#*#7378423#*#* > 'Service info' > 'Software info' > 'Customization Version and these tables http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2287283 you can check if the firmware is for a c6603 or a c6602
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d'oh
mmmmm the only thing that you can't mod is the name at the bottom of the smartphone, because you can change the IMEI
But, whit this dial *#*#7378423#*#* > 'Service info' > 'Software info' > 'Customization Version and these tables http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2287283 you can check if the firmware is for a c6603 or a c6602

As far as I know there is no way of changing the imei... or is there?? O_O? and btw the customization version CAN be modified if you flash a fw from another region, and also I think it can be moded :/
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17th January 2014, 08:56 PM |#6  
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The IMEI cannot be changed. It's stored in the TA partition and editing it would hard brick the phone.
Personally, I would go by what is printed on the bottom of the phone. It's unlikely that has been altered.

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Originally Posted by ronald_sugar7

Hi, well this is weird, I bought this second hand Xperia Z from swappa, seller said it was a C6603 (LTE version), when the phone arrived I noticed that on the bottom of the phone it said it was a C6602! which is weird, so I checked the IMEI number online and it says it is a C6603!

So how can I know for sure which model is my phone??

I do not have a 4G contract so I can't test if LTE does work.

I would also go for what stands in the bottom.. But test wether the speeds of LTE is present.. The upload should be much higher

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The IMEI cannot be changed. It's stored in the TA partition and editing it would hard brick the phone.
Personally, I would go by what is printed on the bottom of the phone. It's unlikely that has been altered.

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Yes I know, supposedly both (bottom and the imei info) cannot be changed, so that's why I'm so confused about the info both give, because both are supposedly true o.o
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