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How To Change IMEI Number and Get New One Legally

mobile imei number After the impose of ban on mobile phones with cloned IMEI number, customers are seeking out a way to change their false IMEI number to genuine one. All the Chinese mobiles which do not have genuine IMEI number are going to forfeited of services by their network provider.

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This post describes how to change IMEI number and get a new one legally. Read my previous post on how to check IMEI online and confirm whether your mobile is having a genuine IMEI number or not. If your mobile doesn’t have a IMEI number or if it’s showing 000000000000000 (15 zeros), read the following procedure to get a new IMEI number legally and avoid inconvenience of buying a new handset.

How To Get New IMEI Number for your Mobile phone

change imei programThe 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.

legally change imei 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!

Update: Another New Hack To Change IMEI number of Android Phone 

In your Dial Screen of Android phone, Dial *#7465625# or *#3646633#*#*

Hit Call Button. It will reveal CDS info > Radio Information.

Select your IMEI number (if you have a dual SIM, you’ll get two options for SIM1 IMEI & SIM2 IMEI number)

Now send below AT command to change IMEI number. Replace My_IMEI with your desired IMEI number.


AT +EGMR=1,7,”IMEI_1”


AT +EGMR=1,10,”IMEI_2”

Try out this hack, and in case of any problem let us know which model of phone you’re using for changing IMEI number in comments. We will try to help you out.

Disclaimer: Changing IMEI number is not legal in some countries. Act according to your law of land.


{ 18 comments… add one }

  • abdullah November 29, 2009, 11:46 am

    Plese give me the solution How to change the customars invalid Imei Number and give them the valid Imei numer
    contect No:-03674262371

  • renjith November 29, 2009, 3:26 pm

    You could visit any of the authorised GII centres today itself and buy a new IMEI number for RS.200

  • olly December 3, 2009, 7:59 am

    please send me the details address and telephone Number of authorised GII centres

  • deepika January 29, 2010, 10:58 am

    plz give me solution for change of mobile imei number as soon as possible..

  • Rosario March 28, 2010, 1:38 pm

    Please help!!! I have an HTC s730 with an invalid IMEI!!! I JUST found out about the GII program….Can anyone help me????

  • sagar April 10, 2010, 7:33 am

    dude i tried unlocking my samsung e590 and now my iemi number is changed to 000000000000000wa to do

  • Anonymous August 11, 2010, 3:46 pm

    Give the details of autherised office in kerala

  • Anonymous August 23, 2010, 10:46 am

    my cells IMEI no is showing all 0's how to get it back a valid one???plz help me……

  • Cannabis August 24, 2010, 9:08 am

    I have cdmaworkshop and ziphone. Has anyone had success with these?

  • rashid2626 December 22, 2010, 7:38 am

    welcome to renjus

  • rudraksha January 17, 2011, 9:48 am

    How does this new imei implant work ? does it need to be feeded in the mobile ? how

  • Anonymous January 19, 2011, 1:45 pm

    Can somebuddy give me the address of
    Genuine IMEI Implant program (GII). center in surat

  • Shailendra September 19, 2011, 10:00 am

    I have a question here on this process, check out the scenario if i have got a stolen phone and m afraid of being tracked thru its IMEI, what i will do i ll go to Genuine IMEI implant centre's setup on Govt. approved process and will give thm ID proof n all(that hardly a problem in india) pay 200 rs or say 1000 rs in black to them(to get the new IMEI) and my job is done. Now i would have a brand new phone with new IMEI registered on my name…with out problems of being tracked by police na ll. If this is so..then its a disguting process that wold help theives/robbers more than we mango people.

  • Sovia October 17, 2011, 7:43 am

    Thanx ALot For This Taturial

  • Anonymous November 18, 2011, 4:49 pm

    plese help me i want 2 change my imei number my phone is not work properly please.

  • suresh August 25, 2012, 5:12 pm

    how can be change imei number………….plz reply meeeee

  • anil October 3, 2015, 12:30 pm

    i have a samsung core prime mobile buy at saudi arab how can i change my imei no. to get i use my mobile

    • renjith October 6, 2015, 10:35 am

      Hi ANil,

      If your samsung mobile is android based, then it’s possible to change IMEI number.
      Remember it’s illegal to change IMEI number in India though IMEI changer software.
      If your phone got corrupt or IMEI number is showing as 0000000, then you can use IMEI editor to revert back to your original IMEI.

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