Any way to change an iPhones IMEI?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by panatha, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. panatha macrumors member

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    IS THERE ANYWAY TO CHANGE THE IPHONE 3GS IMEI NUMBER.

    note: the iphone is not stolen (im seriouse)
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Yes there is but why would you want to if it's not stollen
     
  3. stridemat Moderator

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    There are ways to change it, this not strictly legal. Try searching Google for further advice.
     
  4. panatha thread starter macrumors member

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    this is what happend.. my aunty has an iphone and in australia they are like900 dollars each anywayy... she wanted to give her iphone to her husband and use her phone insurance to get another one. so she called the insurance and told them that her phone had got stollen she had to pay 200 eccess and they gave her a new phone...

    BUT what she didnt know is that the carrie blocked the phones serial number..

    she though if she took out the simcard it wouldnt blockkk

    so now her husband wants to use her old iphone and it is blocked..
     
  5. mooblie macrumors 6502

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    So... it's not technically stolen, but it is the subject of an attempted insurance fraud?
     
  6. henchosbandito macrumors member

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    OK, you are actually publishing a story about insurance fraud. I cant even think of the words as to how stupid that is.
     
  7. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    I'm sorry, but I don't think you'll find many people on here that will be willing to help you. It is against MR's policy to discuss illegal activities on here, and anyone who does help you would be an accomplice to your aunt's committal of insurance fraud. I just hope she somehow learns her lesson from this and realises that nothing can be gained by dishonesty and deceit.
     
  8. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    As far as I know, it's no longer possible to change IMEI. It used to be on the 2G with 1.1.x but never since.

    I guess you'll have to sell it to someone in the USA or somewhere where the IMEI is not blocked.
     
  9. Tu13es macrumors regular

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    lol, winner
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    yep
     
  11. narimonk macrumors regular

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    Wow, right up there for scum of the year award.
     
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Ah, so it is stolen:rolleyes:
     
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  14. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Go away. Please, go away. Freeze MacRumors at Join Date: May 2010. Don't let anymore in! I'm seriouse ?:
     
  15. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Especially since this thread is from February 2010. :rolleyes:
     

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