Thanks for the info.Changing IMEI is only useful if the IMEI has been barred (i.e. phone stolen)
I doubt you'd be able to make up your own unique IMEI, most people I know who've changed IMEI have used the IMEI from an old phone that is no longer used.
Whilst I don't actually know for sure what happens if there are 2 of the same IMEI's in operation, I doubt it would be a good thing!
Thanks. That helps. I'm in the US and if for some odd reason, AT&T + Apple get some sort of court order to force the other GSM carriers to block the IMEI of iPhones not on AT&T network, then the rest of us would have problems. The probability of this happening is almost nil, but it does exist. In this instance a S/W change of the IMEI number to another phone that you own would be handy as it would be reported back to the network.Changing a phones IMEI number in the UK (at least) is illegal. AIUI The Ziphone utility only software changes the IMEI number as it is presented by the phone to the network, the iphones actual IMEI is OTP into the phone and is unchangable except by replacing the relevant eeprom chip.
Well whether it actually changes the IMEI directly or merely interferes with its intended operation is irrelevent in the eyes of UK Law - it is an offence either way...Changing a phones IMEI number in the UK (at least) is illegal. AIUI The Ziphone utility only software changes the IMEI number as it is presented by the phone to the network, the iphones actual IMEI is OTP into the phone and is unchangable except by replacing the relevant eeprom chip.
Also worth bearing in mind is this part of the same act...1 Re-programming mobile telephone etc.
(1) A person commits an offence if
(a) he changes a unique device identifier, or
(b) he interferes with the operation of a unique device identifier
Which suggest using ziphone for non-IMEI changing should be ok - as long as you never intend (and can reasonably demonstrate as such) to use the IMEI changing functionality, though it is probably safer to use a jailbreak tool that doesn't have IMEI changing functionality at all.2 Possession or supply of anything for re-programming purposes
(1) A person commits an offence if
(a) he has in his custody or under his control anything which may be used for the purpose of changing or interfering with the operation of a unique device identifier, and
(b) he intends to use the thing unlawfully for that purpose or to allow it to be used unlawfully for that purpose.
This ^^As far as I know there is no tool/program that would change an iphone's imei.
There was many years ago an option for the iphone 2G only but that wont work with any other model.
I have read doing so in US is illegal.I'm not sure what the law is in the U.S but i want to change my IMEI of my iphone 4 5.01 baseband 1.59 to a non-smartphone IMEI becuz i got a gophone plan unlimited $50 and cant use the net.... i dont use the net on the go that much but it could come in handy soemtimes.....
Searching is only half of what's needed. The person also has to actually READ the threads they find. darlen888 - the proper choice is your Option 3, although it's not AT&T who is stupid and idiotic.On the other hand I guess we should reward him for searching.. (Good Boy)
I'm actually trying to do the opposite. I have an old iPhone 3GS with an old SIM that i currently use just for wifi, it's not on a carrier plan. Does anyone know if there is anyway i can use that old SIM to roam on different networks and make calls while still not using a cell plan?Anyway, little update. After removing my SIM from the phone, I put an old one that I used to have many years ago. After the phone said: "SIM not provisioned MM #2", which I think means no cell service. The phone still accessed my WiFi and I could navigate the internet. Which demonstrates that I am NOT using any AT&T services when I only use WiFi and that their practice of automatically signing you up for a data plan and total BS. I was tempted to retain the device as a mini-tablet, but I actually need a phone... so:
Let me get what you're asking again.I'm actually trying to do the opposite. I have an old iPhone 3GS with an old SIM that i currently use just for wifi, it's not on a carrier plan. Does anyone know if there is anyway i can use that old SIM to roam on different networks and make calls while still not using a cell plan?
haha yes thats about right... its an ATT sim, so maybe not roaming capable, but what about just on att's network?Let me get what you're asking again.
You have an inactive sim that's not on an active carrier line.
And you want to use that dead sim to roam on different networks, make calls and still not have a cell plan?
So basicly just free calls, maybe texts why not free carrier data too with a deactivated sim?
Really, you thought about this all by yourself?