Several Method to Change IMEI for MTK Devices

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Several Method to Change IMEI for MTK Devices

Several methods can we use to change or recovery your device IMEI, I lost my IMEI when I am trying to installing new firmware for my device when your device lost its IMEI it will be lost ability to make communication. The signal will empty and when you check with *#06# it will show invalid.

Several Method to Change Imei for MTK Devices

Causes :

  • Format /emmc from recovery mode
  • Installing custom firmware
  • The change partition table on MTK devices
Today I will be trying to posting a Several Method on How to Restore or Rewrite your IMEI base on MTK6589, and I think this method can be used for another MTK device type because they have the same partition structure.

Disclaimer :
This guide for educational purposes only, We not responsible if your device bricked after following this tutorial. Please backup your current IMEI before following this guide.

MTKDroidTools

    1. Download USB VCOM Driver and begin the installation, please reboot your computer after finish installing this driver.
    2. Download MtkDroidTools v2.5.3, Run it as administrator. This tool is a magnificent tool for MTK devices it has all in one function and easy to use. MtkDroidTools v2.5.3 required your device to be ROOTED.
      Several Method to Change Imei for MTK Devices

 

    1. Connect your device to the computer, wait for a moment and MtkDroidTools v2.5.3 will begin to detect your device, all information about your devices will be displayed on the left section. To begin change or rewrite your IMEI click on the ROOT button on right bottom click Yes on the pop-up confirmation.
      Several Method to Change Imei for MTK Devices

 

    1. Progress on rooting is display on the right section when it shows finish click on IMEI/NVRAM button, this will open a new window contains all utility to modified IMEI, Legends :
      • Replace IMEI(2) button is used to change your current IMEI with inserted one, just insert new IMEI on IMEI 1 and IMEI 2 column or just IMEI 1 if your device, not dual SIM.
      • Backup(3) button is used to backup your IMEI to the computer.
      • Restore(4) button is used to restore your IMEI to your device, but before you must click on the Backup(3) button.
      Several Method to Change Imei for MTK Devices

 

  1. Click Yes on confirmation pop up, and reboot your device. Changes will effects after your reboot your device. After your device boot normal try to check with *#06# your IMEI will be changed. [Congratulations]
MobileUncle MTK Tools
    1. Download MobileUncle MTK Tools, and install it on your device. This tool required a ROOTED device for using it.
    2. Open MobileUncle MTK Tools and select Engineering Mode, select Engineer Mode (MTK), look at the top and select Connectivity and select CDS Information, select Radio Information
      Several Method to Change Imei for MTK Devices

 

    1. Here you can see Phone 1 and Phone2, Click on it if you wanna change or re-write your device IMEI if you wanna change or re-write IMEI on SIM 1 then click on Phone 1 same for Phone 2.
    2. When writing an IMEI we have to follow the manner or this will not work and make a problem with our device. Manner :
      • For Phone 1 insert “AT +EGMR=1,7, “IMEI_1”
      • For Phone 2 insert “AT +EGMR=1,10,”IMEI_2”
    3. After finish inserts then click the Send button.

 

  1. Done, Reboot your device. After normal boot please confirm it with *#06# and your IMEI will be changed.
That guide for today, if you have any problem with your IMEI just follow these 2 methods first because this is the most common method for users to change or re-write IMEI if you have any problems with this guide please don’t hesitate to leave any comments, thank you for reading …
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Komson Boonrod
6 years ago

mtk android tool doesn't detect my phone. my phone is redmi note enhance. i'm sure that i completely installed driver.

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Komson Boonrod

Are you using windows 8? Please check are usb debugging already checked, if not yet checked please check so the computer can recognize the phone

Komson Boonrod
6 years ago
Reply to  Komson Boonrod

yes, i use windows 8 and usb debugging already. i need to turn off phone and bring out battery ?

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Komson Boonrod

Windows 8 cannot take unsigned drivers, so i think it on your driver installation. Check on your device manager are there any question mark sign? Enable unsigned driver for windows 8

maverick
4 years ago
Reply to  Komson Boonrod

Try uninstall driver. Reinstall… reboot pc may required.

Selv Reagan
6 years ago

S650 saya tidak bisa detect sim card dan imeinya invalid. Please help suhu….

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Selv Reagan

Dulu punya saya juga pernah mengalami seperti itu, hal ini diakibatkan saya sering melakukan install ulang pada rom saya, suatu ketika saya melakuak wipe emmc sehingga partisi saya yang menyimpan imei terhapus, langkah yang saya lakuakn:1. Install ke rom asli dulu, pakai sp flash tool karena sp flash tool akan membuat partisi saya kembali seperti semula2. Root, agar mtk droid tool bisa bekerja3. Masukkan atau create ulang imei saya menggunakan mtk droid tool4. Namun sampai saat ini ada 1 yang blom berubah setiap install rom baru saya harus set imei saya.5 . dan mac address untuk wifi saya menjadi ee:ee:ee:ee:ee… Read more »

ade sagita
5 years ago

juragan andy tolong saya, imei sim card saya msh invalid, sudah saya lakukan method sptri diatas tp tetap aja ga bisa, gimana set imei yg agan andy lakukan, pakai cara gmna agar imei sim card saya fix normal kembali, sebelum dan sesudahnya terima kasih gan andy, GBU

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  ade sagita

Helo,
Saya lakukan kayak comment diatas anda tersebut. Sejak itu saya selalu melakukan mem backup imei saya sebelum modifikasi rom. Install ulang pake sp flash tool dulu ke rom aslinya. Trus lakukan root, coba rubah inei dengan mtk droid tool atau pake mobile uncle. Mobile uncle bisa di download lewat play store.

ade sagita
5 years ago
Reply to  ade sagita

saya sudah lakukan 2 cara tersebut di atas
menggunakan mobile uncle saya masukkan imei terus send at command selalu failed send command.
menggunakan mtk droid tool sudah saya replace imei trus reboot HH tp check msh invalid imei.
tolong mnta link download rom aslinya yah, mau saya coba flash ke rom asli, terima kasih sebelumnya atas respond cepat agan andy,

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  ade sagita

helo,
anda tidak menyebutkan jenis dan type device anda, saya tidak tahu harus memberikan link apa. coba sebutkan merk dan type device anda,
terima kasih

ade sagita
5 years ago

maaf :'( android lenovo a850+ mt 6592, saya udh coba download yg katanya original > http://www.needrom.com/download/lenovo-a850-3/ tapi saya mau flash tool DA agen tidak bisa membaca adanya file bin. (MTK_AllInOne_DA). saya pakai allin one yg sebelumnya saya pakai ternyata bisa dan work hanya saja banyak app dan bahasa chinanya. skrg saya sudah pakai mtk droid root set imei dan ternyata msh invalid :'( apa yg harus saya lakukan, seminggu sudah hanya sibuk download, baca dan utak atik HP ini :'(

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  ade sagita

Hi,
Posisi ada dimana? Kalo di jawa, kalo percaya sih bisa kirim handphonenya ke saya, coba saya benerin ntar kalo sudah bisa sayabkirim balik. Tapi ongkos kirim ditanggung situ.
Kalo mau lebih detailnya message ke email [email protected], itu yang bisa saya bantu.

Terima kasih

Icey-cooley
5 years ago

Nice post. None of these methods worked for me though. I'm still getting invalid IMEI. Do you know any other way to solve this?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Icey-cooley

hi,
try this, IMEI on mtk device stored at nvram partition, so before i do above method i install my device with original ROM using sp flash tool, after i am root my device and the do the above method. but the one that actually work is using MTK droid tool method.

thank you, hope you solve your problem

Encik Syafiq
5 years ago

Andy sorry to ask again, ok I'm here, For Phone 1 insert “AT +EGMR=1,7,"IMEI_1”
For Phone 2 insert “AT +EGMR=1,10,"IMEI_2”…so just write“AT +EGMR=1,7," and push send or I need to write any specific EMEI? I just write or refer on my phone?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Encik Syafiq

Hi,
Write spesific IMEI, if you can insert your own IMEI

Encik Syafiq
5 years ago

Andy I try the method above but Framaroot cannot ROOT . Lenovo s930 and I used your 215 ROW firmware. Any idea how to fix it? Or any original stock rom/row to make it normal again. Appreciate and thanks

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Encik Syafiq

Framaroot cannot root android 4.4.2, try this guide http://bit.ly/1pfh2sG for rooting

Encik Syafiq
5 years ago

Ok, For my first IMEI it is wrote at the back of my phone, but the 2nd IMEI I don't know how to find it. Where do I get this IMEI Andy?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Encik Syafiq

Look on your back phone below the battery

Encik Syafiq
5 years ago

Done rooting, yes below the battery only show EMEI 1. Don't have any written EMEI 2 or sub EMEI so now I'm really freaking out.

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Encik Syafiq

So you have the same IMEI for sim 1 and sim2

Encik Syafiq
5 years ago

When I tried to connect with the MTKdroid, I connect the phone while the Phone is still on, and the Phone already rooted but MTK Droid say no phone connected even I already installing the driver and so on. Is there any step that I missed?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Encik Syafiq

Enable usb debugging first, if not your computer cannot detect your phone

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Encik Syafiq

Contact me on hang out

Someone
5 years ago

So I tried both method and didnt work.. Using MTKDroid it always said about bad connection.. While mobileuncletools said something about userbuild.. I even tried using MTK Engineering Mode that does not need root.. Also the code that make MTK device go into Engineering Mode which is * # * # 3646633 # * # * .. But it still not working.. So any others method that i can use?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Someone

Hi,
I think you use android kitkat, right? Bad connection, are you already enable usb debugging? And are your device already rooted?
More recommended if you are using jelly bean because it more easy to modified than android kitkat.

Someone
5 years ago
Reply to  Someone

Yep.. I'm using kitkat.. What if i try replacing the modem? Will the imei change too?

Someone
5 years ago
Reply to  Someone

And yes I've enabled the debug and have rooted the device using superuser at your article about rooting s930.. it worked.. 😀

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Someone

No, replacing modem file just only change baseband on the about phone, so now your imei show invalid? That i still need to figure it out like root cannot acces nvram partition to write the change. That why for repairing imei i suggest to use jelly bean rather than kitkat. But if i was you i will try to find out why mtkdroid cannot detect phone. Because i like using mtk droid than mobile uncle. Try removing current driver and installing again, maybe it fix

Someone
5 years ago
Reply to  Someone

Already did that.. Didn't work.. So I reflashed the Stock ROW S920.. And manage to get back IMEI using MobileUncleTool after rooting it using framaroot.. Now trying to flash back the Kitkat Rom for S920 and CWM.. Rooting it back with superuser and hoping it work.. 😐

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Someone

Hope for the b3st

Someone
5 years ago

The IMEI still missing.. And i restore it with the backup i made using MobileUncle.. Still doesn't know what make it missing..

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Someone

Once your IMEI missing, it will be missing again when you chanhe the ROM. So it cannot stick when you change the ROM. But it will stay there once you restore it after flashing the ROM. Mine is always restore IMEI after finish flashing new ROM, this condition only apply on manual update not OTA update

SJ Nilan
5 years ago

Grate post. you fix my problem. Thanks

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  SJ Nilan

nice, happy this guide useful for you 🙂

Adekunle Segun
5 years ago

please does this work for lenovo S660? please give me the easiest method to restore/change the imei of LenovoS660. thanks

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Adekunle Segun

Hi,
This guide work for all mtk devices and Lenovo S660 is using mtk so it will works. Yes this is the easiest way to restore the IMeI, or you follow this guide http://bit.ly/1teLvmQ

Adekunle Segun
5 years ago
Reply to  Adekunle Segun

thanks

Rafi Schwartz
5 years ago

Hey the CDS option cannot be clicked I'm using lenovo a850 and running on miui 4.2.22

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Rafi Schwartz

Hi,
Make sure your device is rooted without root you cannot use this guide. If you device not rooted then try this guide http://bit.ly/1teLvmQ.

Kavan Mmx
5 years ago

Hi Andy, need a help here. I rooted my s920 kitkat phone and flashed cwm recovery (recovery.img) using mobile uncle tools. After reboot my sim is not detected and lost my imei number too…

Tried all possible ways to get my imei back but nothing worked for me. Would really need Ur help on this brother…

Thank you.

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Kavan Mmx

Hi
Try follow this guide http://bit.ly/1teLvmQ

jiwa_remaja
5 years ago

its error that said "this command is not alowed in userbuild"..please fix this

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  jiwa_remaja

This…error because you phone not rooted completely
Fix the root first than try the method again.

An
5 years ago

Hi Andy,

Please advice if I can restore my Lenovo S960 (imei missing, no baseband) with MauiMeta since when I connected my phone to the PC in Meta mode, can't see phone model in device manager.

Thanks

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  An

Hi,
Yes do it with maui meta, it the most easy tool to use for restore IMEI and error less, once IMEI restore your calling function will be restore too. Don't depend on device manager as long as maui can detect it not a big problem

azhar
5 years ago

For s860?after reboot still showing imei is null.

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  azhar

hi,
use this http://bit.ly/1teLvmQ, it more easy to follow

azhar
5 years ago
Reply to  azhar

How to install android CDC?I look at device manager is other device. CDC serial.how I can solve this?I install driver meta just get version.can't change to imei download.

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  azhar

If you are using windows 7 or older then do install driver as ussual but if there no exe on the download file do manual installation. If you use windows 8 then disable unsign driver instalation first, search at google how to do it.
If you don't know how to do manual installation then search at google

azhar
5 years ago
Reply to  azhar

i using window 7 ultimate 64.already manually install at device manager.browse driver n install.the result unable to update driver.i try using mtk is ok.sw can detect my device.but after insert my emei no,reboot.phone restarting.mtk detect my device,imei still null.for meta actually i confuse why my meta just get version?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  azhar

i am confuse with your language, you mean with mtk you success insert but no reboot ? right. it your device already rooted ? mtk need root too run.
and for maui it because you not install cdc driver, search at google how to install cdc driver.

akshay kashyap
5 years ago

sir its showing error adbf file not found

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  akshay kashyap

you need to install adb driver first, search at google how to install it

akshay kashyap
5 years ago

in computer our android

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  akshay kashyap

When you use mobile uncle, it not need computer but when you use mtk droid tool you need computer and install adb driver on computer, maui 3g also use computer.

akshay kashyap
5 years ago

sir listen to me i am use mobile uncle but its showing this {this command is not allowed in userbuild} and i using mtk droid tool and this showing {— ERROR :system it was not remounted on ReadWrite!
— ERROR : file adbd not install !} now please tell me ans. quickly because my phone has no imei no. please please please please

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  akshay kashyap

Mtk droid need root to be success and mobile uncle need root too, so please make sure you already root your phone. Maui 3g not need root so i suggest you to use maui 3g, you can found the guide from the first link i give you

akshay kashyap
5 years ago

sir my phone is rooted i root this using iroot and its full root and working

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  akshay kashyap

That why i recommend to use maui 3g because it more easy and have bigger successful rate than mobile uncle and mtk droid tool.

akshay kashyap
5 years ago

ok but sir i fonud my imei no. but my sim network not showing what i do

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  akshay kashyap

As far as i know once you restore your imei your signal will back also, are you sure the imei is right and the sim also work for different device? Sim not recognize or network not found?

Wawan Purwanto
5 years ago

Gan mohon dibantu gan kenapa hp lenovo setelah diroot n pasang simcard jadi restart terus ya? Tolong pencerahanya gan

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Wawan Purwanto

hi,
what root program do you use ?
i think when you root it there is some file that broke, delete or rename so your system not stable

Aydın Aksoy
5 years ago
Reply to  Wawan Purwanto

Hi Andy,
Is there a exact solution changing imei at lenivo s660?
Also I have mac and needs a different program?
Thank you

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Wawan Purwanto

Hi,
Usually i use this guide http://bit.ly/1teLvmQ, this guide more easy to use

akshay kashyap
5 years ago

he sir i sloved one error that name is adbd file not found his sloved is install adbd-Insecure.apk
only your error fixed

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  akshay kashyap

Thank your for your good information, i hope all can view your comment and can slbe the same problem

Armin Ahmad
5 years ago

hi bro..need your help..invalid imei and simcard not detect..how?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Armin Ahmad

hi,
follow the above guide, if not work try follow this guide http://bit.ly/1teLvmQ

Armin Ahmad
5 years ago
Reply to  Armin Ahmad

bro..mtktool cant find my phone..how

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Armin Ahmad

i am already suggest you to the other article, why you still use mtktool ? use the article i give to you.

Minthit Naing
5 years ago

Hi Andy,
My phone is lenovo S820 used VIBIUI 2.0. Android 4.4.2.(root)
I try above guide with mobile uncle.
But when press send buttom, it said
'This commend is not allowed in UserBuild".
What is wrong and what should I do next?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Minthit Naing

Hi,
Try following this guide http:// bit.ly/1teLvmQ for suretime above guide not work

saikiran shiny
4 years ago

thank you

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  saikiran shiny

Your welcome, thank you for visit and leave comment

RaeMy RazOr
4 years ago

salam mr andy..mohon bantuan saudara. sy mengalami masalah invalid imei dan unknown baseband untuk s920 saya… sy telah gunakan pelbagai cara sperti engineering mode untuk ubah AT+..apabila selesai masukkan imei bila send failed. sy cuba menggunakan imei changer (xposed) juga tidak berhasil…terminal emulator juga tak berhasil…menggantikan MPOB_001 juga tak berhasil…masalah saya usb rosak kerana kemungkinan problem semasa cas…jika saudara punya cara mohon bantuan email kepada saya…[email protected]…..terima kasih saudara

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  RaeMy RazOr

for change or fix invalid IMEI on lenovo device please use this method http://bit.ly/1teLvmQ, more effective than above guide.

Zarif Haiqal
4 years ago

Hello andy.. Im trying the method 2 but when i want to send command, it shows " this command is not allowed in UserBuild " . what should i do?

androidrookies