Wrong iPhone IMEI?!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AT101ET, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. AT101ET macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2012
    UK (London)
    I recently got my iPhone 5s replaced by apple.
    I'm now trying to get it unlocked but I'm having some difficulties.
    The device IMEI somehow shows up as being an old Samsung device.
    Is this normal? What should I do?

  2. hungx macrumors 6502


    May 8, 2012
    Davis, CA
    1. Where did you "find" the IMEI number?
    2. How do you know it's a Samsung device?
  3. AT101ET thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2012
    UK (London)
    The IMEI is listed in the iPhone about page on settings. I get the same IMEI when I dial *#06# and on my apple confirmation email about tue replacement.

    It comes up as a Samsung device whilst doing some IMEI searches online.

    I tried buying a simlock check that also said the same thing. It recognised that IMEI as belonging to a Samsung Monte
  4. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    If your original phone was unlocked, you replacement phone will also be unlocked. There is no need to unlock it again. You can simply activate it with a valid SIM card of your choice.

    If your original phone was not unlocked, you should have no issues getting it unlocked with the IMEI you have. The database for unlocking your iPhone is owned by Apple, so if it exists on the their database, you should have no issues.

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