What is IMEI number?

International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) is a unique, mandatory 15 digit series given to every single mobile phone by its maker for its unique identification.

Where to find IMEI number on iPhone devices?

There are usually 3 ways to find IMEI number of an iPhone device:

  • IMEI number for a device can be usually known with the help of *#06# code.
  1. Type “*#06#” on the device keypad.
  2. Press the call button of the device. Now a 15 digit series appears on the screen. This is your device’s IMEI number.
  • You can also find your device’s IMEI number on the device’s box.
  • Another easy way to find IMEI number on the iPhone device is:  Go to Settings->General->About and look for your device’s IMEI  number.

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Changing IMEI number on iPhone devices:

Changing  IMEI number on iPhone devices can be done on a temporary basis. By changing the IMEI number, one can fake the identity of their device and can use the trick usually to get rewards from recharge apps. It is used by some people to enjoy the offers and rewards provided by network providers. The below procedure will work only if your iPhone is jailbreak which means that it has access to all its device features and applications that Apple has kept locks on and doesn’t  authorize the access on any legal basis. By jailbreaking, we will eliminate the limitation in the iOS and provide the root access to the iOS file system so that it can run software that has not been authorized by Apple.This jailbreaking is done using desktop apps like evasi0n, Cydia.  One should also have to keep in mind that changing the IMEI number will harm the device warranty.  The procedure to change the IMEI number uses the help of a tool called ZiPhone. There are some steps that have to be followed to change IMEI number on iPhone devices:

Step 1: Find your iPhone device’s IMEI number by using any one of the above-mentioned ways.

Step 2: See that your iOS device is jailbroken. If your device is not jailbroken then do not use this procedure. This procedure will work only on jailbroken iOS devices (as said earlier).

Step 3: Now download the PC tool ZiPhone (download ZiPhone using: https://www.4shared.com/file/eZh6RvNw/ziphone_30.html). Double click the ZiPhone.zip on your desktop and extract the folder ZiPhoneWin-3.0.Rename the folder as “ZiPhone”.The ZiPhone folder appears like:

Step 4: Now press the Windows key and R on the keypad at the same time, then you’ll get a Run window at the bottom-left corner of the screen. Now type in “ cmd “ and click OK button to launch the command prompt.

(Or)

If you’re using Windows 10 operating system on your desktop, then you’ll see a Search bar at the bottom of the screen, type  “ Command Prompt”. Double click the Command Prompt to launch it.

Else if you’re using  Windows 8 operating system on your desktop then click on the Windows key present on the keypad then you can see a search bar on the top right corner of the screen, type “Command Prompt”. Double click the Command Prompt to launch it.

Step 5: Now you need to type a command in the command prompt to navigate to the ZiPhone directory.

If the directory is in the Downloads folder on your desktop then type the following command:

cd Downloads/ZiPhone

If the directory is in the Downloads folder then you can see the command prompt asElse if the directory is on the desktop then type the following command to navigate to the ZiPhone directory:

cd Desktop/ZiPhone

Else if the directory is in any other folder on desktop then type the path to navigate to that directory.

Step 6: Execute the command “ziphone” to see all its possible uses. By executing the command “ziphone”, the command prompt looks like:

Step 7: The program will now prompt you to put you iPhone in recovery mode. To do this, press the Sleep/Wake and the Power buttons and keep holding them until Apple logo is displayed on the screen. Once the Apple logo appears to release only the Sleep/Wake button and now you will see that iTunes logo with a cable on the screen is displayed. After this connect the iPhone to your desktop.

 

Step 8: Now enter the new IMEI number using the command:

ziphone  -u –i a123456789012345

(replace 123456789012345 with your desired number).

Step 9: The program searches for “zibri.dat” file on the desktop and then it will search for the iPhone that has connected to the desktop. If they are found then it will tell you to wait for 2 to 3 minutes. Now your iPhone will reboot and it can be unlocked with the new IMEI number.

Now you have successfully changed your iPhone’s IMEI number, you can check this using the above-mentioned ways easily. By following the above-mentioned steps you can easily change the IMEI number of your iPhone.

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