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I think the Indulge has its IMEI and MEID switched

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ciper, May 22, 2011.

  1. ciper

    ciper Android Enthusiast
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    The MEID is normally used to Identify a handset and the pESN is generated from it, which is also how you get your MSL and SPC.

    Now if you look on the box your Indulge came in it is clearly labeled IMEI with a 14 digit number however this is the format that the MEID comes in. If you input that supposed "IMEI" into an assortment of tools it will generate a pESN and MSL that works to unlock the hidden menus on the phone

    Now on the phone if you hit *#06# it will display an "MEID" window and the 17 digit number is vastly different from the previous number This new number is not the correct length to generate a pESN or MSL from. Normally *#06# is used to find the IMEI from what I read online...

    Did they **** it up?

    Some light reading to understand part of what I'm talking about - CDMA Hardware Identifiers - ESN, MEID, pESN - bbayles
     


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  2. betsuni78

    betsuni78 Well-Known Member

    14 digit MEIDs are Hex.... 18 digit MEIDs are in Dec... it is possible that the MEID is in decimal format with a "0" in the front... e.g. 12345678901234567 is displayed, but is actually 012345678901234567.
     
  3. ciper

    ciper Android Enthusiast
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    Try it yourself. The "IMEI" thats listed on your box, or behind your battery, is the correct MEID and your pESN and SPC can be generated from it.

    Put that number into MEID Converter - Free MEID and ESN conversion tool and you will get all the right info.
    Put the number that is shown on *#06# with a leading zero into the same website and it comes out as a mess.
     
  4. TRS-80

    TRS-80 Android Enthusiast

    Veddy intedesting...
     
  5. betsuni78

    betsuni78 Well-Known Member

    looks like you're right... the old 14 digit Hex MEIDs used to start with A0 or A1, guess they're on 99 now..
     
  6. BlueMuscles

    BlueMuscles Android Enthusiast

    So what does all this mean ?

    I'm not up on all this IMEI / MEID thing.

    Thanks
     
  7. ciper

    ciper Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Not anything bad exactly, just that the labels are all backwards and so in the future when your trying to do things on your phone realize they are switched.

    I sort of verified this by watching a logcat of an FOTA test from the phone and the MEID was listed as the 990000 number
     
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  8. BlueMuscles

    BlueMuscles Android Enthusiast

    Thanks
     
  9. hametropcs123

    hametropcs123 Lurker

    Hi guys,
    Im filling the rebate form for the Lg esteem with metropcs...so I couldnt find the 18-digit MEID ( back under the battery)..so all I can find is the 14-digit iemi ,,so is it the same?

    thanks
     
  10. iAMsalm

    iAMsalm Newbie

    Yes that would be the same thing.
     

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The Samsung Galaxy Indulge release date was February 2011. Features and Specs include a 3.5" inch screen, 3MP camera, GB RAM, processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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