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Old 08-05-2010, 21:01   #1 (permalink)
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Change IMEI on Samsung i9000

I have recently purchased a Samsung i9000 (Galaxy S), also known as the Vibrant on the T-Mobile network. I was curious on how, if possible, I could change the IMEI number on the phone.

My mobile provider checks IMEI numbers against their database for data plan service. If the IMEI registers as a smartphone, the customer is required to pay outrageous data service charges. But if not, you could save a lot of $$$.

I would appreciate somebody's advice on how I could change my IMEI number on this phone. Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-06-2010, 17:55   #2 (permalink)
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PFfff.... no way, you can't unlock it,
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Old 08-21-2010, 17:46   #3 (permalink)
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There were some discussion in another forum where a member figured out how to change the IMEI number, but didn't want to reveal the method publicly.
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Old 08-27-2010, 05:15   #4 (permalink)
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Bump, any advice? I hear the IMEI is stored in the nv_data.bin file. Can it be changed/edited with a HEX editor?

Could I flash my phone and corrupt the IMEI number? That way the service provider will not recognize the phone as an i9000.
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Old 10-14-2010, 16:51   #5 (permalink)
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looks like SPT BOX just released a update could do IMEI Repair
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Old 12-20-2010, 10:46   #6 (permalink)
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Old 12-20-2010, 13:18   #7 (permalink)
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spt box
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you will understand when you use it..
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Old 12-24-2010, 06:11   #8 (permalink)
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Does the SPTBox support the new Samsung i9020?
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Old 03-29-2011, 22:30   #9 (permalink)
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Bump.

Just wanted some guidance on changing the IMEI on the Samsung Galaxy S phones, including the Nexus S (i9020). Or any suggestions on how I could avoid my carrier from seeing my IMEI number and thus forcing me into a more expensive data plan.

Help would be appreciated!
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:56   #10 (permalink)
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Bump.

Just wanted some guidance on changing the IMEI on the Samsung Galaxy S phones, including the Nexus S (i9020). Or any suggestions on how I could avoid my carrier from seeing my IMEI number and thus forcing me into a more expensive data plan.

Help would be appreciated!
you already answered your question.
this device's IMEI is very easy to change!
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:37   #11 (permalink)
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samsung spt box 100 pieces i9000 ımeı unlock flashıng no problem

One box ....Samsung Professıonel Box ......SPT
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:16   #12 (permalink)
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Old 09-21-2011, 15:56   #13 (permalink)
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Arrow Samsung glaxy i9000 imei change or repair sucsess with z3x

SAMSUNG GLAXY I9000 IMEI CHANGE OR REPAIR SUCSESS WITH Z3X

Count supported models - 252
Searching Samsung USB Modem... Detected (COM17)
Model: GT-I9000
SW: I9000ZSJH1
IMEI: 004999010640000
Done with Samsung Tool ver 11.1
Starting ADB Server... OK
Checking ROOT... FALSE
Reading Phone Info... OK
Android Version: 2.1-update1
Model: GT-I9000
Product Code: GT-I9000HKAINU
Phone Version: I9000ZSJH1
PDA Version: I9000ZSJH1
CSC Version: I9000OZSJH1
IMEI: 004999010640000
Rooting Phones... OK
Reading Data From Phone... OK
Writing Data To Phone... OK
Searching Samsung USB Modem... Detected COM17
Bypass MSL... OK
Repairing IMEI... OK
New IMEI: 352023034632212
Rebooting... OK
Done with Samsung Tool ver 11.1
Searching Samsung USB Modem... Not Found
Done with Samsung Tool ver 11.1
Searching Samsung USB Modem... Detected (COM17)
Model: GT-I9000
IMEI: 352023034632212
Done with Samsung Tool ver 11.1
Searching Samsung USB Modem... Detected (COM17)
Model: GT-I9000
IMEI: 352023034632212
Done with Samsung Tool ver 11.1

BR,
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