Every mobile phone on this plant has a unique IMEI number. Not only phones, but every satellite phones, and smartphones also come with this number printed inside their battery.
IMEI number is the abbreviation of the International Mobile Equipment Identity number. It is that unique number that comes with any phone device by default. Sometimes a user needs this number to identify their mobile phones in case of loss or thievery.
In the cases of lost or theivery, when you lodge a complaint in the police station, they track this IMEI number to track down your phone. Just like chassis number in a car, IMEI number is a 15 digits unique serial number provided on each phone.
For the past few days, I have been observing that people are frequently asking how to change IMEI number on their Android phones.
So that is today I took the privilege to teach some easy methods to change IMEI numbers on your Android phone. But let us first see why you need to change your IMEI number in the first place.
So let us start with this question.
Why do you need to change your IMEI number?
Just like I have mentioned before an IMEI number is the 15 digits unique code that comes with your phone. After you purchase the phone the IMEI number is being stored in the Companies database assigned with your name.
Now if you ask me the above question then I would say that there are several reasons a person can have to change his or her IMEI number. Among them, one of the biggest reasons for changing your IMEI number is the Refer and Earn apps.
There are a lot of apps available on the Google Play Store which allows you to earn some money if you refer that application to your friends. Now what the smart people do is download the same app again and again with the referral link on your smartphone.
But this is only possible if you change the IMEI number of your device. This happens because when you first download the appication on your phone, your IMEI number got recorded in the database of the application developer.
Therefore to use the application as a new user every time you need to change the IMEI number of your phone. But this is only one such example, there are can be several reasons to change the IMEI number of your Android phone.
Change your IMEI – without Root
So now let us get back to the main section of today’s discussion that is how to change your IMEI number without rooting your phone. I am discussing the without rooting process because it is not always possible to root your phone to customize anything.
Multiple rooting can also harm your memory disk and the operating system of your Android system. Therefore in the below section, I am listing down two methods to change the IMEI number of your Android device.
Changing IMEI number (without root)- Method 1
Let be completely honest here that changing the IMEI number of your phone without rooting is a complex task to do and it can take a chunk of your time. So you have to patient enough in order to change your IMEI number.
Another thing you have to positively keep in mind that the procedure of changing your IMEI number will erase all your phone data and records. So before you continue with the procedure make sure that you have everything already backed up.
Got everything in the right place?
Now follow the below steps to get your IMEI number changed.
- Open your Android device and go to the setting section.
- In the settings section look for the option saying “Backup & Reset”
- Next, you need to tap on the option marked as “ Factory Data Reset”.
- Now you will get a notification on your Android device.
- Open that notification and click on “Create new Android ID”.
Changing IMEI number(without root)- Method 2
If you think that method 1 is not working properly and you are unable to change your IMEI number then try this second method to the IMEI number of your phone.
So just follow the steps I am mentioning below and you will be able to complete the task.
- Dial *#7465625# or *#*#3646633#*#* on the dial pad of your android phone
- Click on the Connectivity option or on the call pad on your Andriod device.
- Now look for the CDS information. If you have found it then click on that option.
- After you are done with this step now look for the Radio Information.
- If you have two SIM cards inserted in your phone then you will get an option here saying IMEI_1 [SIM1] and IMEI_2[SIM 2].
- From this option select the SIM you want to change your IMEI number for.
- Now to change the IMEI number follow the below code:
AT+EGMR=1,7,”IMEI_1” or AT+EGMR-1,10,”IMEI_2”
- After this replace the IMEI1 or IMEI2 with any of your preferred numbers and click on the SEND button.
That’s it you are done with the IMEI number changing process.
All the methods I have mentioned are pretty much applicable to the real world. But I want to mention that I have discussed this topic for educational purposes only. Now if you want to change your IMEI number by using these two methods then you will be responsible for any damage to your Android device.
So if you are following this article to change you IMEI number then I would recommend that you carry out each method very carefully and at your own risk. I hope that this article will help those readers who were looking for this type of article on the Internet.