[Q] What causes a phone to lose it's IMEI?

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June 27, 2016

What are the reasons a phone lose it's imei number WITHOUT ROOTING?

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June 27, 2016

Phones cannt "lose" their IMEI

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June 27, 2016

I also want to know why device loses IMEI.

I bought a Galaxy S i9000 from US, rooted it and flashed CM 9 on it. After that it stopped showing IMEI number.

Anyidea why this must have happened ? and How can this be fixed ?

After that

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June 27, 2016

Mine is lost to without any reasons. I did not use the phone for 1 year and imei is gone

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June 27, 2016

I find it disturbing that you're willing to throw out such information without doing research on the matter first.

To address everyone's concerns more accurately, depending on the model of the phone, the IMEI could possibly be stored in a special partition as is with the LG-P925/P920 (a phone I own and HAVE lost the IMEI on before with a bad flash (came up with incorrect IMEI, had to manually re-program my phone)). If this special partition becomes damaged in any way, it can result in the loss of the IMEI and service. Also a possible problem is a radio firmware (aka baseband) that cannot read and understand the current formatting of this special partition, thus rendering your IMEI unreadable to the phone's current software. However this is easily fixed as you will just need to have a new baseband programmed into the phone that CAN read the partition which would then restore service.

If it appears you've lost your IMEI information, I would highly suggest the following: First, flash your phone BACK to STOCK. See if it's restored, then proceed from there with accepted, tried and true steps to flash your phone to a custom ROM, and follow the directions provided to the "T". If this is not an option or does not work and your IMEI information is still not showing/invalid, you may wish to post in a relevant thread or start a thread in the forums for your device model in order to obtain more detailed support.

If you have not flashed the phone or done anything special with it, but the IMEI appears to have been lost, this may be damage to that partition for some reason, though it's highly unlikely. With flashing a phone, typically it's a newer baseband that does not work with the phone that is the reason for this information loss, but as with the OP, if he truly has not flashed the phone and is 100% stock, it may be either a corrupted partition, or failing hardware, either way, in his case I would recommend a reflash to stock (out of the box), and possibly a trip to the local carrier store for support.

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June 27, 2016

The phone doesn't lose its IMEI, maybe a root needed app change it.

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June 27, 2016

So it's not lost. As you even said it could be a damaged partition, or some flash that makes the IMEI unreadable to the phone's software.

But not "lost." Thus why I quoted them in my post. Want me to pull up dictionary.com for you?

I was trying to tell OP to rephrase the question because he was being very unclear. He may not even be talking about what you just said, your story on your phone.

No need to put an icy edge to your voice "throw out information without doing research." This is actually rather offensive for immediately assuming I'm spewing out lies to the OP.

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June 27, 2016

Not saying you're lying, however you didn't offer any idea as to why it would disappear. Yes, the IMEI can be entirely lost as in my case (all 0s as my partition became completely corrupted and unrecoverable, and then a completely new random one which had to be reprogrammed after I managed to install a new copy of the partition), but it requires special circumstances. In his case, it may or may not be "lost" but you did little more than offer him a cop out answer without giving him all the information available. If he's asking a question, he obviously wants information and to learn, and I am not for withholding information or providing half-truths. Flat out telling him that it's not "lost" is a half-truth as we do not know the full extent of his situation, and in instances like this, it's better to provide him with more answers than not since we don't have all the details. If he would reply and explain what happened, we could be more definitive, but as it stands, giving him both sides of the coin is more beneficial. TMYK

At this point, I'm exiting the Q & A section, this is exactly why I don't hang around here. Yes, I'm "icy" but I try to be as warm and helpful as possible and yes, I step on toes a lot, so I'm just going to show myself the door. Good luck OP with your IMEI issue.

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June 27, 2016

I am usin LG optimus black. when I installed CM10 AOKP version, My phone doesn't show its IMEI number and there is no connection with sim. I didn't backup its stock rom, please help me how can I get the IMEI number ???

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I am using LG optimus black. when I installed CM10 AOKP version, My phone doesn't show its IMEI number and there is no connection with sim. I didn't backup its stock rom, please help me how can I get the IMEI number ???

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June 27, 2016

Brush tool can clear the IMEI,perhaps you use this tool

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June 27, 2016

i see you have sgh m919 and with a different rom... how can i flash a different rom for my phone... it always say fail... but when i flashed the tmobile stock rom to unroot it, it says pass...

how can i flash it with a differeny rom...

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June 27, 2016

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i see you have sgh m919 and with a different rom... how can i flash a different rom for my phone... it always say fail... but when i flashed the tmobile stock rom to unroot it, it says pass...

how can i flash it with a differeny rom...

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June 27, 2016

Read the Q&A section of the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-M919) forums. I learned by reading the forums, you can too. I will reply no further than to provide you the following

link

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June 27, 2016

I've also lost my imei and cannot flash anything as the partition got corrupt and nothing can write on it. What to do further?

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June 27, 2016

Clones Phones Or Orignal ??

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