Mi3, How to change the IMEI number? Did you changed?

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  1. erdemmetinfb

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    Have a nice day,
    I am writing Türkiye.
    I do not know English.
    I am writing, this e-mail with "Google Translate"...

    I have a friend who will travel to China this week.
    I want to bring the return Xiaomi MI3.
    However, there are some questions in my mind.

    1 - Turkey version will be released when the market? (November 15, I know)
    2 - snapdragon processor 800 uses the phone's IMEI number 8974ab been changed?
    "MTK processors as is" 8974ab processor found in the IMEI number can be changed? I could not find clear information on this topic.

    I hope you understand me :)
    Thank you.

    Best regards!;
    Erdem Metin
     
  2. Zirias

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    Hello Erdem,

    I don't know about the IMEI, but some other answers for you:

    1. As far as I know, you cannot have the snapdragon version yet, only the tegra version, that comes with a baseband limited to "2.5G" in most european and american networks (it supports 3G with some chinese providers)

    2. Even the tegra version was sold out in no time, so if you find one right now, expect to pay more for it -- I got one in Shanghai for 3k Yuan.

    3. The Phone comes with only Chinese and English available, but you can download and install the multilang pack from this forum and install it using the Updater app, see http://xiaomi.eu/community/forums/miui-weekly-rom-releases.103/ -- turkish is included, someone speaking english could help you.
     
  3. erdemmetinfb

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    Thank you for your detailed answer.
    I wish someone knew the answer to my question about imei: (
    I researched a lot, but could not find it.
    I do not know because it is a new processor.
    "8974 processor not change IMEI number," but
    "8974ab processor IMEI number can be changed," he read ..

    1 - yes. Do I need to have the support 3g phone in Turkey and s800 processor.
    I know is not offered for sale yet. Will start this month sold s800-processor version.

    3- Thank you for MIUI rom Turkish language packs.
     
  4. mephistozap

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    Wait for the snapdragon version then just order it online. Its going to be about $440 or less depending on what online vendor you choose.

    And I don't see a reason to.change the imei number. The imei is from China so no one else should have it I don't see a reason to change it.

    Sent from my MI 2 using Tapatalk
     
  5. erdemmetinfb

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    you're right. do not normally need to change the IMEI number.
    But Turkey is not normal circumstances :)
    There are customs in Turkey. There are customs duty.
    Great phone companies do not want the other brands sold. (Samsung, HTC, iPhone, Nokia, Sony, etc..) - Does not allow the sale of other brands.

    "MTK processor" (mtk6589, mtk6572, mtk6589t, etc.). IMEI number changed using devices to take.
    for example, now "zopo 980H" and "zopo 950H" phone use.
    because they do not need to invest IMEI registration. per passport is not necessary.
    IMEI number is registered into writing ...
    that is, from abroad, samsung, iphone can not get.

    "Xiaomi MI3" phone is very nice.
    I will buy can change IMEI number.
    I want to learn.

    I heard that the processor is changed 8974ab. but I do not have exact information.
    My English is not very clear.
    so I can not get the result I want.
    I tried but failed to contact with qualcomm.
    How can I talk with qualcomm?
    how they should put us an e-mail?

    Please help me.
     
  6. erdemmetinfb

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    imei chance for qualcomm snapdragon please! (Mi2S)
     
  8. mephistozap

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    There is no easy way for you to change the imei for what ever reason you may want to change it. Its more headache than anything.
    And to change them I believe you need expensive software or a JTAG like box. Which are both expensive.

    Sent from my MI 2 using Tapatalk
     
  9. erdemmetinfb

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    ooooo. ok.
    Due to customs laws need to change imei.
    that's why I'm investigating.
    "The MTK is as easy as in the processor perhaps," he thought.
    I realized that, thanks;
    Need a professional workmanship.
    thank you
     
  10. mephistozap

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    If its as you say and the mtk which is the mediatek processors imei is easier to change and you want a xiaomi phone then get the hongmi. Make sure you use the 900/2100 wcdma bands as that is all it has. And its the xiaomi phone with a mtk processor.

    Sent from my MI 2 using Tapatalk
     
  11. erdemmetinfb

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    thank you.
     
  12. MarkHUK

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    Guys you do realise changing IMEI is illegal.
     
  13. erdemmetinfb

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    yes. I know.
    part of the process of legality concerns me.
    Unfortunately, in our country in this way the problem is solved collectively.

    imei change does not concern the manufacturer.
    does not affect the warranty on the device. (If software solutions)

    Thank you to attention.
     
  14. borceg

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    For mtk chips it's quite easy to do so, but for newer snapdragon cpus it's not possible at this moment. Turkey is one "weird" country where you can not use a phone imported from anywhere outside Turkey because they use imei blacklisting for phones that does not originate from a turkish carrier.

    So the answer at this moment is you are out of luck if you get mi3 qualcomm based.
     
  15. erdemmetinfb

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    You're right, they all say. (unfortunately)
    processor on the description page of "msm8974ab support," he had a part. umutlandırdı users of this section to be.
     
  16. CrAcKeZ

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    IMEI is International Mobile Equipment Identity

    Cannot be changed(legaly) and has NOTHING to do with it's processor. I see MTK processor, maybe a Chinese clone?

    I don't understand the guy who wants to change the IMEI and the why.

    Reasons to change IMEI: Stolen phone or you bought a lost phone which was blocked, can't find any other reason

    Now if he bought a Xiaomi Mi3 clone which says MTK as processor and wants to change it to Snapdragon then this is still a bit of illigal if you sell the phone and say it's "snapdragon", now if you want to just say that because you want to brag that you have an Mi3 phone instread of a cheap clone then I'm out of ideas.

    Again changing the IMEI or helping someone publicly(do this in private:p) to change it is as bad as stealing a phone(I might be wrong but this time I'm not). So all in all if someone catches you helping some dude changing their IMEI looks bad from any point of view.
     
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  17. erdemmetinfb

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    "Reasons to change IMEI: Stolen phone or you bought a lost phone which was blocked, can't find any other reason" no no no. This is not my purpose.
    Turkey electronic products are very expensive. phones, tablets, televisions, cars, etc..
    it's because 40% of customs duty. also 18% of domestic sales tax.
    you buy products that give you $ 500,
    Whether I'm buying $ 1,050 in Turkey.

    Turkey to run the phone's IMEI number to telecommunication systems have to be registered.

    Well, what am I doing?
    I do not give $ 1,050. I'm buying from abroad give money to $ 500.
    buy the phone from abroad is not legal. (illegally)
    They do not enroll in telecommunication systems.
    phone does not work.
    registered in the system, change imei number I'm using my old phone.
    So I need to change imei number.

    I hope you understand me even though I hope this poor english.
    I like you and me this job investigating the Turks (especially Turks),
    They do not search for theft.
    this cause. high to be exempt from tax.

    Do you understand me? :)
     
  18. mephistozap

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    I understand you but I don't think you'll be able to change the imei. The only newer smart phone I've heard of changing the imei of is some Samsung phones like the galaxy s4, and note. You could try to import one and pay someone to change it. I've seen services on eBay, I think some can connect to your computer remotely and do it. Also you can run miui on the galaxy s4, and note

    Sent from my MI 2 using Tapatalk
     
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  20. erdemmetinfb

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  21. cbpbxecmecmbeh

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    I saw later that on the same web page, there're links to other methods, that seemed easier. Perhaps try them first? :)


    Sent from my MI 2 using Tapatalk
     
  22. haipx.hp

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    Good thread. I want to buy Mi3-W. Howvever, I am living VN. So, how can I do?
     
  23. mephistozap

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    Check out *******

    Sent from my MI 2 using Tapatalk
     
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  24. haipx.hp

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    Thanks. I have just requested my Chinese friend to help me.
     

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