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    How to Change the IMEI number on my Smartphone?

    By Ritik | 
    Updated: 24th Sep 2021 10:28 IST
    How to Change the IMEI number on my Smartphone?

    The IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) is a unique number assigned to each mobile phone in order to monitor it. Surprisingly, few people are aware of the IMEI number’s notion, and they continue to rely on time-consuming methods to locate their devices in an emergency. Even many who are aware of the IMEI number are unsure how to access it, and frequently have questions like “how do I change the IMEI number of my smartphone?” We’ll look at what an IMEI number is and whether it’s legal to change the IMEI number of your phone in this article.

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    What is an IMEI Number?

    The IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) is a unique identification or serial number that each smartphone has. It’s a 15-digit number printed on the back of your device that’s used to locate down a device that’s been misplaced or stolen.

    You can also find the IMEI beneath your phone’s battery or on the phone’s packaging box. You can also use the dial pad to check it by dialling *#06#.

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    How to change the IMEI number on my Phone?

    Tampering with IMEI numbers is illegal, according to the authorities. Thieves, on the other hand, use a ‘flasher’ to modify the IMEI number of stolen phones. A flasher is a simple device that allows the user to alter the IMEI number by connecting the handset to a computer. However, getting a flasher is difficult, and using one to change the IMEI number is illegal.

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    You will get into trouble if you alter your IMEI number to one that belongs to a stolen phone; because tampering with IMEI numbers is illegal. Furthermore, if your IMEI number is not the original, network carriers may find about it and block it.


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