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#1 syan

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 11:57 PM

Since the tablet is not a phone, there is no IMEI code associated with it. I wonder if any of the system file be edited to give the devise an IMEI code.
Any suggestion or howto?
Thanks!

(Setting>Advanced Setting>IMEI code)

#2 THRE3ACES

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 01:26 AM

Since the tablet is not a phone, there is no IMEI code associated with it. I wonder if any of the system file be edited to give the devise an IMEI code.
Any suggestion or howto?
Thanks!

(Setting>Advanced Setting>IMEI code)



no you cant. Maybe it would be legal in america but in the uk programming/reprogramming the imei number means you can get up to 5 years in jail.

#3 syan

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 03:11 AM

no you cant. Maybe it would be legal in america but in the uk programming/reprogramming the imei number means you can get up to 5 years in jail.


Wow, what a heavy punishment!
Thanks for reminding.
What I want to know is whether there is a way to give/add a fake IMEI code to the tablet that have no original ID, just like editing the system files to change the devise's model number, screen density...etc.
Just don't think that this would breach the law since this device is not a phone.

???

( Setting > About device > Status > IMEI )

Edited by syan, 09 June 2011 - 05:15 AM.


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Posted 09 June 2011 - 06:48 AM

Adding a generic IMEI (like 000000000... etc) would make no harm, but I think that IMEI is read from the USB 3G dongle when it's connected.
It should be taken out from the device though (like, in CM7).

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 07:42 AM

Adding a generic IMEI (like 000000000... etc) would make no harm, but I think that IMEI is read from the USB 3G dongle when it's connected.
It should be taken out from the device though (like, in CM7).



Thanks for the answer.
But dose this mean that the 3G service won't work when the USB dongle is attached to the tablet with manually imprinted
'fake' IMEI code.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 08:24 AM

Thanks for the answer.
But dose this mean that the 3G service won't work when the USB dongle is attached to the tablet with manually imprinted
'fake' IMEI code.

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It would work, but I see no point of IMEI imprinting. It is merely used by the network, and as the whole software what sets the connection is located in the dongle's memory, it sets it's own IMEI etc. So basically if you set it manually on the tablet, it won't affect the modem itself.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 08:44 AM

It would work, but I see no point of IMEI imprinting. It is merely used by the network, and as the whole software what sets the connection is located in the dongle's memory, it sets it's own IMEI etc. So basically if you set it manually on the tablet, it won't affect the modem itself.



Thanks again fonix232.

When the dongle's working, will its IMEI be recalled in the device's 'Setting > About device > Status > IMEI' field?

Anyone with 3G dongle have tried to look into this?

Edited by syan, 09 June 2011 - 08:47 AM.


#8 keijames

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 09:29 AM

why do you need ?


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Posted 10 June 2011 - 10:58 AM

for paid apps, and having an imei helps if you lost the tablet or someone stole it!

edit: it can't be illegal if i use my imei from a broken siemens phone

Edited by Enslave, 10 June 2011 - 11:01 AM.


#10 syan

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 10:02 PM

for paid apps, and having an imei helps if you lost the tablet or someone stole it!

edit: it can't be illegal if i use my imei from a broken siemens phone



You've got it right!
(I still have more tnan one 'clippled' phones in the wardrobe.)

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 07:10 AM

for paid apps, and having an imei helps if you lost the tablet or someone stole it!

edit: it can't be illegal if i use my imei from a broken siemens phone


It is. The IMEI is device specific, not like a license plate that you can change it as you want...

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 09:44 AM

iguess IMEI code cost. so. these cheapy chinese make try save every cent.

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