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Changing IMEI on SGS2 :)

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By dodo34, Senior Member on 15th August 2011, 07:19 PM
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is it possible to change the IMEI of the SGS2 ?

15th August 2011, 07:23 PM |#2  
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Dont think so. Here in the UK it is illegal to change the IMEI.

Normally anyone who wants to change the IMEI is trying to do something undehanded
15th August 2011, 07:25 PM |#3  
Might not be the best place to talk about it, and you also need special equipment for it. No one was able to change/hack it on the S1.
15th August 2011, 07:42 PM |#4  
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why would you want to change it ?
There maybe other ways of solving your problem.
15th August 2011, 07:53 PM |#5  
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Service is determined by your sim. Changing the imei would do nothing other than circumvent a trace from a stolen phone, which is why most providers require it.

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15th August 2011, 08:12 PM |#6  
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You can use programmer "RIFF Box JTAG" to change imei. Also you can try to change efc folder.
In my country changing imei is not illegal.
15th August 2011, 08:22 PM |#7  
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I want to change the IMEI, because when i go to Turkey for holiday, the Turkish operator will block my SGS2 after 2 weeks.

I have to register it, but i get this option only every 2 years.

Last year i registered a phone, and so this year i cannot register it.

But now i want to use the SGS2 a a modem for tethering.

i want to give the IMEI of my old phone to my new SGS2.

15th August 2011, 08:36 PM |#8  
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ofcourse you can use a low cost mobile which can do the trick. Yes you will miss browsing etc etc in SGS2 but changing IMEI is illegal and punishable by law. Guess you are better off with any cheap mobile
16th August 2011, 08:43 AM |#9  
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i accept the punishment. i just ask how to change the IMEI
16th August 2011, 09:34 AM |#10  
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That's not simple. That's some difficult coding ****.
16th August 2011, 09:45 AM |#11  
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Changing IMEI as said is illegal in many country s and a big negative is that the phone uses IMEI to connect as part of its handshake process .
Therefore should not really be discussed on XDA and may lead to a blocked phone at a later date .

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