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Is it possible to change IMEI no. of a mobile?

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The IMEI no. is like a serial number for that phone- once it is there it is there- there is no legal way to change it- and any illegal way would only change the number on the back of the phone not its history. what you have is what you have. But why would you want to change the IMEI on the phone itself. It is not uncommon to call a carrier to have the IMEI updated because you have another phone- but if you give them the wrong IMEI or a false one which you have managed to somehow change- it will do you no good, it does sound like this phone has a history you do not want traced for some reason-either way you cannot easily, if at all, change the IMEI
Posted: 31-03-2012 @ 10:40:10
Maybe it would be possible to change imei number of mobile by some illegal methods. It has been done before and its always possible with tech experts. But my question is why would you like to change the imei number. Its international mobile equipment recognition number and if your changed phone falls into wrong hands it may have disastrous results. Its illegal and imei is one of the ways to check your mobile phone location and other details. Changing it would do more harm than good.
Posted: 04-10-2011 @ 13:05:14
The IMEI no. is like a serial number for that phone- once it is there it is there- there is no legal way to change it- and any illegal way would only change the number on the back of the phone not its history. what you have is what you have. But why would you want to change the IMEI on the phone itself. It is not uncommon to call a carrier to have the IMEI updated because you have another phone- but if you give them the wrong IMEI or a false one which you have managed to somehow change- it will do you no good, it does sound like this phone has a history you do not want traced for some reason-either way you cannot easily, if at all, change the IMEI
Posted: 04-09-2011 @ 16:15:37
No, we cannot change the IMEI number of a mobile
Posted: 15-07-2011 @ 13:25:14
Well my logic says you can. If you remember when OUR GOvt banned Chinese Handsets from the market, themobilstore and some others also starting implanting IMEI numbers to these Chinese phones in Rs. 250. If a new IMEI can be planted to a Phone, it can be changed as well... this is Logic. Now Ethical Issue, Changing a IMEi number is not Ethical. and is not allowed.
Posted: 13-07-2011 @ 12:18:53
its not possible for branded mobiles...bcoz they comes with inbuilt imei number
Posted: 11-07-2011 @ 16:03:42
NO.....NEVER YOU CAN'T CHANGE.
Posted: 09-07-2011 @ 00:18:20
Surely, You can use phoenix service suite or other to change your imei number or manufacturer date if you are using nokia.
Posted: 08-07-2011 @ 22:21:55
Yes it is possible to change. But we have to pay some money.
Posted: 08-07-2011 @ 20:14:03
The first thing I'd like to say is that it is very difficult, dare I say impossible to make a cell phone untraceable. This is how it works: "Your" phone connects to the GSM/DCS/PCS network and gives it its specific IMEI number. Then the network checks it against a EIR (Equiptment something Register) and does one of four things. 1. If it's not on there, it drops the connection. 2. If it matches one they can put it on the the blacklist, which disables it from EVER connecting to a GSM/DCS/PCS network. 3. If it matches one it can put it on the greylist, which makes it usable BUT, traces who the phone is registered to in the SIM info and that person can get into a butload of trouble. 4. If it matches one they can give full service. I don't mean to make it sound hopeless, but it probably isn't going to happen for you. Anyway, here's my next advice: Before you do anything to the phone, dial *#06# to get it to display the IMEI number. Then go to http://www.numberingplans.com/index.php?goto=imei and check if it's blacklisted or greylisted or useable (If it doesn't work now, it will be black or greylisted). If it's greylisted you may not want to turn it on until you crack it (or return it)--you could get the person it's registered to in alot of trouble. If it's blacklisted you HAVE to set the IMEI number to one on an EXISTING phone (preferably not greylisted). This is the difficult step. I suggest giving up at this point and sticking to a phone you bought. If you want to continue then there is one option that I know of: buying an IMEI number. This may sound weird, but there is a trojan for phones with Symbian OS (http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/116782/65/) that disables everything on the phone but it's functionality. This allows a hacker to steal it's IMEI number at the expence of robbing someone of their phone. I'm not sure where you can find such an IMEI number, but google around and see what you can find. I suggest returning the phone.
Posted: 08-07-2011 @ 13:39:53
yes
Posted: 08-07-2011 @ 13:03:23
ya its possible in china phones i dont know that it works in branded companies phones..........
Posted: 08-07-2011 @ 12:36:28
he Department of Telecommunication(DoT) has issued a notice to all customers to get themselves a genuine IMEI number from a approved service centre since the handsets with false imei number will stop working from November 30th, 2009. Mobile Standards Alliance of India (MSAI) is the authorized body in India by GSM Association (GSMA) to perform Genuine IMEI Implant program (GII). They are now working with the cellular operators and DoT to implant genuine IMEI numbers on cell phones with false IMEI as a one time Amnesty program. For changing IMEI numbers, visit only the authorized GII (Genuine IMEI implant) centre's setup on Govt. approved process, which can implant new geniune IMEI on handset. Unique, one of a kind in the World Benefiting Consumers in a One Time Opportunity Approved by Government and COAI. Full proof time bound program controlled through online ce ntral servers. You need to carry ID proof. (Ex: Voter ID Card, Drivers Licences, etc). Your photograph will be captured at the authorized GII service centre. Pay a nominal charge of Rs 199 (all inclusive) and obtain a receipt. This genuine IMEI implant is recognized by network operators so ‘no barring’ of services.
Posted: 07-07-2011 @ 20:24:26
No, we cannot change the IMEI number of a mobile at any cost........
Posted: 07-07-2011 @ 18:44:05
yes it is...you will have to contact your network provider to chance your IMEI number...they will charge you around 300 buks.
Posted: 07-07-2011 @ 17:27:51
first i would like to say a legal way to change your imei number:: The Department of Telecommunication(DoT) has issued a notice to all customers to get themselves a genuine IMEI number from a approved service centre since the handsets with false imei number will stop working from November 30th, 2009. Mobile Standards Alliance of India (MSAI) is the authorized body in India by GSM Association (GSMA) to perform Genuine IMEI Implant program (GII). They are now working with the cellular operators and DoT to implant genuine IMEI numbers on cell phones with false IMEI as a one time Amnesty program. For changing IMEI numbers, visit only the authorized GII (Genuine IMEI implant) centre's setup on Govt. approved process, which can implant new geniune IMEI on handset. Unique, one of a kind in the World Benefiting Consumers in a One Time Opportunity Approved by Government and COAI. Full proof time bound program controlled through online ce ntral servers. You need to carry ID proof. (Ex: Voter ID Card, Drivers Licences, etc). Your photograph will be captured at the authorized GII service centre. Pay a nominal charge of Rs 199 (all inclusive) and obtain a receipt. This genuine IMEI implant is recognized by network operators so ‘no barring’ of services. P.S : Remember, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to change your IMEI number. So Hurry! The second method to change your imei number is:: you can change it all you do is open your phone remove the black RX12 chip and swap it with an old phone it so easy to do
Posted: 07-07-2011 @ 15:00:08
No, you can't change the IMEI number of your mobile phone. There are certain corrupt softwares available for doing so but it is completely ILLEGAL. Once you change it, you can be tracked. It is a kind of crime.
Posted: 07-07-2011 @ 13:23:11