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Old July 30th, 2012, 01:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I have a tricky question and would like to get an answer to it, if anyone knows.

I have two Prevail's, one is activated ( lets call it P1 ) and the other one is a spare ( lets call it P2 ) which I use for testing and try out different ROM's and stuff. Eventually, my final goal is, to have two identical phones, so if I break one or loose one, I have a spare.

Now lets asume the following...... P1 is fully working and I have a Titanium Backup made of it. P2 has the same ROM and everything like P1. Now I install Titanium Backup on P2 and copy all the backup files from P1 to the SD of P2 and run a restore....... ( I did that several times and it works great ).....

Here comes my question : At the beginning of the restore, TB basically tells me the backup was made on a different phone and if it should modify the MEID on this phone ( so far I always said NO ). Now if I would accept the TB modification, would this mean that BOTH phones are activated and active to use ? Of course, I know that I only should turn on one phone at the time, but what could happen if I have two phones with the same MEID !

It would be actually cool, if it would work, so I could have two working phones and use either one of them. Of course apps and settings I would have to update manually.

Any thoughts on that ? Anyone who tried that out already ?

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Old July 31st, 2012, 01:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you let TB change the MEID then you'll have problems updating the phone.

Let's say P1 is your original phone. Then you restore a TB on P2 then P2=P1. You'll have P2 unable to do a profile update or have the prl update by itself. Further. If for any reason Boost has to change your number (or you request your number change) then the phone will be unable to do that update.

P2 will always be dependend on P1 for updates. Without a working P1, P2 will be useless.

On a side note I seriously doubt if TB can do a MEID change just like that. Keep us posted as to your experiments.
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It's not the meid it's the android ID that your android system gives it and is linked to your Google account it has nothing to do with your cell service.
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Ahhhh, o.k...... well, depending on both answers you guys gave me, I probably won't mess around with it until I really damage or loose my first phone. Then if that happens, I can let TB change the Android ID and switch on my Boost account the device !

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