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Changing IMEI number of a non-rooted Galaxy S5


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#1 wuffle-waffle

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 03:08 PM

I have a Galaxy S5 and I want to change the IMEI of it. The current IMEI is blacklisted because the previous owner failed to pay his bill. He also failed to mention that before selling it to me... Nice guy right? So my question is how do I change the IMEI or how do I get it to work with my current network (Metro PCS which is a sister company of T-mobile and uses their network). Any thoughts on this?



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Posted 03 November 2014 - 04:56 PM

AFAIK, changing an IMEI is illegal.


Edited by SpywareDoc, 03 November 2014 - 04:56 PM.


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Posted 03 November 2014 - 04:59 PM

Thanks for the quick answer. So basically this phone is bricked?



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Posted 03 November 2014 - 06:25 PM

As long as the IMEI is blacklisted for failure to pay. The only way to do it legally do it is to pay off what he owes, or find a way for him to pay it off. Then once the IMEI is not blacklisted you can change it so you don't get his collection agency calls. Or get your money back based on a fraudulent sale.

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 08:05 PM

Appreciate the information. Saved me a lot of time!






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