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Telecommunications => Cell Phones => Topic started by: STeVo on November 18, 2004, 08:53:36 AM

Title: Changing IMEI Number
Post by: STeVo on November 18, 2004, 08:53:36 AM
Hey

I was wondering, i know a friend who knows a friend of a friend, who is a friends friend of this friend i know, LOL. Anyway they got a nokia 7610, that is hot property, straight from the box, any way to make this phone untraceable? eg changing the imei number. plz post back asap, leave ur email if u want if dont want to discuss here, i really want this info. thax in advance!
Title: Re:Changing IMEI Number
Post by: Metgod on November 22, 2004, 12:27:38 PM
Does anyone else really believe this character ?
Title: Re:Changing IMEI Number
Post by: mouse on February 10, 2005, 03:09:25 AM
i belive that there is some kinda software for nokia 7610 for changing its IMEI no. while restoring to its factory setting doing *#7370#.

i think some one will tell me plzzzzz

 ???
Title: Re:Changing IMEI Number
Post by: AlecTroniC on March 15, 2005, 07:41:04 AM
"Does anyone else really believe this character ?" haha the question now is do you belive all those other excuses most people try to make to coverup the fact that its not there phone?. Anyway... i "think" that the imei number, manafactures and  model of the phone are registerd to vodafone or whoever witch is how you can connect to the network so when you change the imei it wont register so no can connect???  im not to sure? but am interested to learn about this. ;D
Title: Re:Changing IMEI Number
Post by: AlecTroniC on March 16, 2005, 10:39:11 AM
Heya stevo howsit going with ya mates phone?.
First off do you have the hardware to connect the phone to the pc? if so you would have the software tools to mannage the phone?. anyway It is posible to change imei and have it running with the network company that black listed it, just think of it as a burnt game on cd and what you would have to do to get the gaame running. eg the serial no: cd key is invalid....in this case the cd key is the imei what you need to look for is the firmware for the phone that has been patched where ya find that? google is a good place to start hahaha. anyway again my main point is that it is posible so you know your not wasting your time trying to solve this puzzle out. One other thing to think about is what imei no: you are gonna replace the original with  ;)
Title: Re:Changing IMEI Number
Post by: benthehutt on March 20, 2005, 05:50:43 PM
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.
Title: Re:Changing IMEI Number
Post by: benthehutt on July 28, 2005, 07:12:39 AM
That's exactly what it's like, Taz.  But there are programs that can flash a cell phone.  I've never been to a site that does it, but I've heard there are phreaker sites that sell IMEI numbers from phones with the symbian OS that aren't usable. (infected with that virus)  Then you flash the phone's NVRAM with a new IMEI number.  Though, theoretically the number would only last a few weeks or days, until the cell company wises up and blacklists the #.
Title: Re:Changing IMEI Number
Post by: STeVo on July 29, 2005, 04:44:04 AM
hey

hehe i was just interested in information thats all! nice to know ppl still posted! gives me an insight at least!
Title: Re:Changing IMEI Number
Post by: Blue-666-Devil on September 06, 2005, 11:14:32 PM
 ;)thanks
Title: U.S. IMEI Blacklist?
Post by: GLPhantom on August 01, 2006, 02:35:18 PM
How can you tell if a cell phone is blacklisted in the U.S.  I went to the web site mentioned in this thread, but it didn't show any information on the phone other than its manufacturer and model.
Title: Re:Changing IMEI Number
Post by: benthehutt on August 04, 2006, 10:09:25 PM
Sorry, not sure what happened to that site--looks like they changed it.  I'll look for another place, keep you updated.  Chances are, though, if you're getting service, it's not blacklisted.
Title: Re:Changing IMEI Number
Post by: rudenutt on September 20, 2006, 12:22:59 PM
hi i have a nokia 6280 which i think is blacklisted :( do u think its possible to change the imei number with an old phone i dont use, and how wud i do that? and do u think if i flash it it will work?
Title: Re:Changing IMEI Number
Post by: benthehutt on September 20, 2006, 05:47:42 PM
Well, the old phone would have to be on some sort of service plan for that to work.  But, since you don't use it, you'd just be giving it a number that wouldn't work anyway.
Title: Re:Changing IMEI Number
Post by: rudenutt on September 20, 2006, 05:51:41 PM
yeah but the old phone still works if i put my chip in it. if not swop the imei numbers is there a way to change it and make the phone work?
Title: Re:Changing IMEI Number
Post by: camboy204 on November 14, 2006, 03:02:41 PM
Yeah I need help to how do u change the veizon burnout number
Title: Re:Changing IMEI Number
Post by: ashkankh on June 21, 2007, 06:37:02 AM
Hey

I was wondering, i know a friend who knows a friend of a friend, who is a friends friend of this friend i know, LOL. Anyway they got a nokia 7610, that is hot property, straight from the box, any way to make this phone untraceable? eg changing the imei number. plz post back asap, leave ur email if u want if dont want to discuss here, i really want this info. thax in advance!
Title: Re:Changing IMEI Number
Post by: ItTechy on March 02, 2008, 02:34:34 PM
Look at my other post.

IMEI numbers can be changed, and unlocked; it depends where you live and the local laws.

"the truth is expensive, and lies cost too much"

Best,

ItTechy
Title: Re:Changing IMEI Number
Post by: busta_rhyme on April 12, 2008, 03:01:21 PM
So is it true that you use USB-Smart SEMC Tool 8.7 or something to change imei?
Title: Re: Changing IMEI Number
Post by: NikNak on May 05, 2008, 04:27:44 PM
hey,
iv got a sony ericsson k850i. it was blocked by o2 as it was reported stolen, then i found it lol. and now i cant use it as it says inactiave sim. can i change the imei change number thing to make it work again??

thanks. niki
Title: Re: Changing IMEI Number
Post by: benthehutt on May 06, 2008, 12:59:45 PM
If your phone says inactive SIM card, likely you haven't used it in awhile, or perhaps it's expired. You should call your phone service provider and talk to them. You may have to get a new SIM card. Changing your IMEI number will do you no good in this case, and it is needlessly illegal.
Title: Re:Changing IMEI Number
Post by: Blzeet on May 10, 2008, 02:59:04 PM
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.

I visited numberingplans.com and checked my IMEI. It says "Very Likely" and the slider is around the green area. So if the IMEI is blacklisted, will it be around the red area? Or is there some other place that indicates whether the IMEI is blacklisted or not.
Title: Re: Changing IMEI Number
Post by: proevoguy on May 30, 2008, 11:12:43 PM
Anyone have software to change HTC TYTN II imei?
Title: Re: Changing IMEI Number
Post by: julie2k9 on June 13, 2008, 06:46:40 PM
iya

i ave a sony ericsson phone model of it is w580i

and it is blacklisted how cn i change the imei number of it

but to say i took it some where and had it unblocked would they say anythink about it.

wb swn
Title: Re: Changing IMEI Number
Post by: pauld2711 on October 07, 2008, 01:14:32 PM
Hey

I was wondering, i know a friend who knows a friend of a friend, who is a friends friend of this friend i know, LOL. Anyway they got a nokia 7610, that is hot property, straight from the box, any way to make this phone untraceable? eg changing the imei number. plz post back asap, leave ur email if u want if dont want to discuss here, i really want this info. thax in advance!

You need to get software called SETOOL 3 which is a box that comes with software that connects to your phone then to your pc this software can change the IMEI number of your phone unlock it but it is a very complex piece of equipment that you need a good understanding of and there are many different options to choose from like flashing phone full unlocking of phone which can take upto 72 hours to do and going back and forth once it has done 1 section and another and it is also very expensive it can cost upto £200 for all the equipment I would leave it to the professionals.

If you are unlucky enough to get your phone blocked like I did then you are able to use your phone's IMEI number abroad and therefore you will be able to sell it on ebay to someone abroad or just say works abroad you still get good money back and can get another one with a bit extra cash.
Title: Re: Changing IMEI Number
Post by: moszter on December 20, 2008, 02:38:58 AM
Hi all,


After reading through the entire topic here, I've come to the following conclusion (keep in mind that I am in no way a professional):

- it is possible to change a mobile phone's IMEI number
- if you have another handset, that is not grey- or blacklisted, you can use the IMEI number of this phone during this process

The questions that remains open for me are:

- do I need any kind of special equipment to change the IMEI number or connecting the handset to my computer with a data cable will be enough?
- can I transfer the IMEI number between different brands? eg. I have a 2-3 yrs old Samsung handset that I'm not using anymore, can I transfer its IMEI to a Nokia or other brands?

Cheers!
Title: Re: Changing IMEI Number
Post by: rayhaan77 on January 06, 2009, 09:57:58 AM
ive been on other forums and it states that its possible to change the IMEI number, i just wanna see if i get this straight
I have a Nokia N95, that i lost a while ago and got it barred, but later on i found it, if its possible can i use a N95 IMEI number of a friend? or will both of them get blacklisted?
plus i have a nokia 5310 barred =(
Title: theft
Post by: rushil on May 16, 2009, 03:28:24 PM
hey guys i m from india... can sm1 help me wid dis..??..
i was using n95 cell phone which has been stolen 2-3 days back..
can ne1 tell me how can i get back my cell..
Title: Re: Changing IMEI Number
Post by: benthehutt on May 16, 2009, 06:40:32 PM
Hi, please don't post the same thing twice.

As for your phone, you should probably contact your phone service provider, not an Internet forum.
Title: Re: Changing IMEI Number
Post by: pztk on July 21, 2009, 07:52:51 PM
It is not the imei you must changed it it is the IMSI you most change
beceause if you change your imei they can trace you up from your sim
and the IMSI number is from youre sim
so nobody can fined you and you can't change your IMSI code
only with a program that i don't know(A)
Title: Re: Changing IMEI Number
Post by: mrmk8886 on December 21, 2009, 11:07:59 PM
please register my imei no. 330803662025210  new imei no  353937/01/036374/1