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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Juan76, Oct 28, 2020.

  1. Juan76

    Juan76 Lurker
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    3-4 years ago, I checked my phone (Lenovo A1000) to see if it's not fake/clone using IMEI checker. Now I may not remember which site it was (could be imeipro.info or imei.info), but when I had put my IMEI, a different device showed up. Which is Lenovo A1000 IdeaTab.

    I tried it again today, fortunately, it showed the right results now. But I still am bothered why did that happened. Is my phone really a genuine?
     


  2. MrJavi

    MrJavi Android Expert

    Welcome to Android Forums @Juan76 :)

    I wouldn't worry about it. The international mobile equipment identity (imei) number that resulted another device on one site may have been a result of human error. Either the data base was flaud or the number entered was incorrect. This would be the most likely case since the other two sites specified the you're exact make and model.
     
  3. Juan76

    Juan76 Lurker
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    Thanks for the warm welcome.

    Anyway, can those happen or still happen? I mean, they're the official IMEI checker, right? That's such a downer. I really thought my phone was fake/clone. But it's not, right?
     
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  4. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    This is why I keep my phone boxes @Juan76.the IMEI is on a label.
    Keep you boxes man.
     
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  5. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Define "official". Neither seems to be run by an industry body (imei.info have an "about" section to say who they are, imeipro.info don't say on a quick glance). I expect they get much of their information from official sources, but it's unlikely that they don't have to do some manipulation of the data themselves, e.g. to transform manufacturer model numbers into user-friendly device names, or to present data from different databases in a consistent format.

    The fact that it identified your Lenovo A1000 as a Lenovo A1000 IdeaTab smells strongly of human error, i.e. that somebody setting this up didn't realise that these are different devices (since the names are so similar). Whether it was one of these sites that did it (and has since corrected the error) or Lenovo themselves we can't possibly know, but I'll guarantee that it was an error of that sort somewhere.
     
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  6. Juan76

    Juan76 Lurker
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    Right! Well, what can I say? That was well explained. Thank you very much for all your answers.
     
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  7. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    My IMEI was generated in Vietnam.
    OT: I'm a veteran of the peace.
     
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