Can IMEI number be changed?
IMEI is a unique ID of a mobile handset. The mobile number in a handset may be changed by changing SIM but IMEI number can be changed by a technical person using special equipment. The unique number of mobile devices is allocated by global industry body GSMA and bodies authorised by it.
How can I change my Android IMEI number?
Step 1: Make sure your android phone is rooted. Step 2: Dial *#06# on your phone’s keypad, and it will show you the IMEI number of your smartphone. Write it down somewhere such as on paper or in Notepad of your PC. Step 3: Install the IMEI Changer App on your phone.
Is changing the IMEI number illegal?
In most countries it’s illegal to change a devices’ imei as it’s the network identifier, or considered the automotive equivalent of a vehicle VIN. Thus changing it is charged as federal fraud, and not just a typical fine from the local police.