How Can I Change My IMEI Number?

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Connor Sephton answered
It is indeed possible to change your IMEI number, but it’s a criminal offence! Remember that doing this could get you into legal trouble, and at the very least, land you with a criminal record. So think carefully about whether or not you think doing this is worth breaking the law. You can either be fined or imprisoned in the United Kingdom for reprogramming your IMEI number.

Because of the huge amount of handsets that are stolen throughout the world, most of the network operators available have EIR. This is a list of blacklisted IMEI numbers, which are either lost or stolen handsets. If they then do take updates from the GSM Association’s CEIR, it will generally be from one of the other operators in their own country.

Hence, if you have a phone that is lost or has been stolen in the United Kingdom, it will not work on any other network once it has been blacklisted. This means that once a phone has been lost, or somebody has claimed that it has been lost, the phone will not work again in the UK. Hence, it’s understandable why people will try and change the number so that it will work in Britain. This is an illegal offence as it could mean that phones that were stolen can easily be sold on in the future without any legal issues.

However, if the phone is taken to another country, it will work once more. Many people do this, and do not realise that they are still breaking the law. Be aware that even asking somebody else to change the number is a criminal offence, and you could be landed with a sentence between six months and three and a half years in some serious instances.
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Anonymous answered
Yes 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
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If the phone has been blocked in uk you can use the same mobile with other network in other countries. Example : A phone has been blocked in UK can be worked in india, pakistan, bangladesh, srilanka, etc...
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Ive got an ex contract fone nd its been bared how can I get it to work
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I have a duel sim mobile one sim is working and the other one is not working please help me.
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Never use dual sim mobile it never sucess otherwise u tell me why nokia is not launch dual sim if u want u can puchase other mobile
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Hello, iv got a old contract lg kf310 phone but the contract sim card got blocked, iv got a orange sim card but it wont work in my old contract
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Stuti Ahuja answered
The international mobile equipment identity number or IMEI number is a unique number for phones in order to identify that particular mobile phone. Every time a phone is used an electronic fingerprint is transmitted to identify the handset. These numbers are used to reveal the identity of phones so that they could be marked as grey marketed and blocked if necessary. As much as it is possible to change an IMEI number, it is not easy to do so. To change the number you need technical skills and sophisticated equipment.

Even if you end up doing it, you must know that changing a mobile phone's IMEI number is considered a criminal offence according to the criminal code. Even if you are holding any data or device with the intention of changing an IMEI number, you could be taken for trial.

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