How to Restore IMEI Number on Android – IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number is an important part of any phone. This IMEI number is used by network providers to identify valid phones or deny blacklisted or stolen phones from accessing their network. We’ll be teaching you how to restore IMEI number on Android for those who might have lost theirs.
The issue of invalid IMEI error mostly happens to devices that are powered by MediaTek chipset. The cause of this could be due to factory reset carried out on the phone or the Android device was rooted without the removal of the SIM network.
Steps on How to restore IMEI number on Android
- Dial *#06# to check the current IMEI number of your smartphone and write it down in a note or something.
- Go to Google Play store and download “MTK Engineer Mode“.
- Install and open the application
- Click on “MTK settings” from the first menu option.
- Swipe to “Connectivity” on the left.
- In the displayed menu option, Click on “CDS information” and then click on ” Radio Information”.
- If you’re using a smartphone with two SIM options, you’ll need to choose a preferred slot for the IMEI change.
- Once you have gotten your IMEI number and have chosen a preferred slot. You’ll need to enter a code along with the IMEI number.
- In this article, we will use “358265013803255” as our IMEI number.
- Enter: AT+ EGMR=1,10,”358265013803255″
- Please Note: There is a space between “AT+” and “EGMR”.
- Click on “Send at Command” and then reboot your smartphone afterwards.
- Dial *#06# to check if your IMEI number has been changed. You’ll know simply by comparing it with the old one which you wrote down.
There are many ways on how to restore IMEI number on Android but this is still the safest and easiest option out there. Let us know what you think about the method in the comment section below. And if you have anything to add, feel free to do so. You can also check out our How to Track Lost Android Phone using IMEI number article.