Resolved Change iPhone's IMEI ?

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  1. nixoninajar, May 8, 2011
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    nixoninajar macrumors newbie

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    Is there a Cydia extension that changes my iPhone IMEI to any other phone moddel ?
    My problem is that I use a Canadian prepaid plan from rogers called "Socialite 20" that includes unlimited internet acces, but not for smartphones, only java-based feature phones.
    I am aware that I won't be able to use huge amounts of data, but some emergency data if I am out of wifi would be nice.
    Thanks !
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    No, the IMEI will ID it as an iPhone every time it connects to a tower.
     
  3. nixoninajar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the fast answer and the word !

    So basically it is possible, but illegal in the US ?
     
  4. ulbador macrumors 68000

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    You would have to hack the baseband, so basically, no, it's not happening. It's hard enough just finding software unlocks let alone something that modifies the baseband that heavily.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I dont know or ever heard of a way to change the IMEI in an iphone besides the original iphone 2G.
    So besides of it beeing illegal there isnt a tool to do it either.
     
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  7. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Do what @learnhax?

    Raise a seven year old thread?
     

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