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.
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
The 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.
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.
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.