How To Change IMEI Number On iPhone

Each phone that a user buys has an IMEI number. IMEI stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity. The IMEI number is there on the phone to identify each phone uniquely. There is only one IMEI number on iPhones. The IMEI number becomes helpful to track the phone if a user loses it. This is why Apple tries to make it impossible to change the IMEI number of any iPhone.

Once the cellular network detects the IMEI number of a phone, there are not many ways to change the IMEI number. There are a few things that people can do to change the IMEI number, but it is important to understand that there is no way to change the IMEI number of an iPhone permanently. It is only possible to change the IMEI number of an iPhone for a short period of time.

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Learn How To Change IMEI Number On iPhone

Changing the IMEI number does not really offer too many benefits. Many risks come with attempting this. If the user changes the IMEI number of their iPhone to the same IMEI number as another phone, the phone will stop working. Moreover, there are also possible legal boundaries that one might cross once they change their IMEI number. Changing the IMEI number will also end the warranty of the iPhone. Hence, one should weigh the possible reasons against the problems when they are looking to change the IMEI number on the iPhone. 

To change the IMEI number in iPhones, one must first jailbreak their iPhone. The steps in the article are not possible to execute without jailbreaking your iPhone. Thus, it is important to learn how to jailbreak the iPhone. Once you do so, the following are the steps to change the IMEI number on an iPhone.

Important: Changing the IMEI number of your device will void your device warranty.

How To Change IMEI Number On iPhones

Method 1: Using Zipphone

1. First, you must determine the current IMEI number of your iPhone. This is a very simple process. The user needs to open the dialer of their iPhone and dial *#06#. Dialing this code will provide the user with the current IMEI number of their iPhones. 

2. After obtaining the IMEI number of your iPhone, you will now need to switch to your personal computer or laptop to proceed further

3. On your PC or Laptop, download a PC tool by the name of “Ziphone”.

4. The next step is to open your iPhone in recovery mode. To do this, press the Home Button and the Power Button simultaneous. Keep pressing till the Apple Logo appears on the screen. Once this happens, immediately release the Home button. This will cause the iTunes logo will come on the screen with wire right beneath it. 

5. While in this mode, connect your iPhone to your personal computer.

6. On your computer, open the Ziphone folder and right-click while there. Select the option to “Start Command Prompt Here”.

7. In the Command Prompt window, type in “ZiPhone

8. After this, type “ziphone -u -i aIMEINumber” (Type in the new IMEI Number you want for your iPhone in place of “IMEI Number”)

9. After typing this, wait for 3-4 minutes for ZiPhone to complete the process. Then, reboot your phone, and the process will be complete.

10. Dial *#06# in the dialer on your iPhone to check the new IMEI number of your phone.

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This is one of the most popular methods to change the IMEI number in iPhones temporarily. But, once again, remember to jailbreak your iPhone if you want to ensure that the process with ZiPhone works perfectly.

There is also a less popular and less effective way to change the IMEI number on iPhone without jailbreaking the iPhone. The following are the steps to do it. 

Method #2: Change IMEI with jailbreak

Note: This step requires you to Jailbreak your iPhone, proceed with caution. 

1. Follow steps number 4 and 5 from Method #1 to change the IMEI number in iPhones. It will allow you to open your iPhone in recovery mode. 

2. Download the ZiPhone GUI application tool on your personal computer. 

3. Open the ZiPhone GUI application on your computer.

4. Go To the Advanced Features Window on the application.

Open ZiPhone GUI application and Go To the Advanced Features.

5. Find the option to “Fake IMEI” and click on this.

6. After this, put in whatever new IMEI number you want to input.

7. Tap on “Perform Action” to change the IMEI number on iPhone.

Find the option to “Fake IMEI” and click on it. Tap Perform Action to change the IMEI

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Method #2 does not require users to jailbreak their iPhones, but it is also less effective. So it is better to jailbreak your iPhone and then proceed with Method #1 to change IMEI number in iPhones. But it is important that users still realize that changing the IMEI number can cause several problems on their iPhones. These problems can lead to the phone working altogether or even leaving the iPhone vulnerable to data breaches. Sometimes, it is even illegal to do so. Thus, users should only look to change their IMEI number on iPhone after thinking about it considerably.

33 thoughts on “How To Change IMEI Number On iPhone”

  1. Is it possible for your phone too be blacklisted from T-Mobile even afther it has be activated through another carrier

  2. My phone was stolen and I just saw an add on Facebook and I’m pretty sure that’s it. So I googled if changing the imei was possible to see if maybe I could go check if that’s my phone. And then I find it’s not only possible but there’s several how tos out here and I have to say WHY ON EARTH WOULD ANYONE NEED TO LEARN THIS EXCEPT FOR ILLEGAL PURPOSES AND WHY ARE YOU TEACHING SO. YOU MADE ME MAD NOW

    1. In my country (not mentioning), I have to pay extra $500 custom duty on iPhone if I receive it as a gift from my brother, who has already paid all dues, living in another country. So yes, this method is useful for me at least.

      1. Bro . If your country is IRI CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME DOES IT WORK ON IPHONE 14 PRO.
        I want to change the imei of 14 pro with an own iphone 7 so then it can be sim registered

        Does this idea work?
        Can you please answer🙏

    2. Let me tell you one reason why. For example I live in Turkey and tax rates for mobilephones starts from %50 up to %200! The neat part is goverment has some kind of system that tracks foreing imeis. If you want to use that imported phone you simply cant so imei “repair” is very common in Turkey.

      1. kaan kanka ingilizce yazacaktım da gerek yok. usta denedin mi bu yöntemi var mı bir etkisi yurt dışından hediye geldi 12pro. kayıtsız normal olarak. bu yöntemi yaparsam kalıcı olur mu kanka

    3. There are other reasons like circumventing stupid government taxes. Legal? No! is it legal to charge your citizens for things they own and paid the taxes for ? Yes

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    This is a fake website, this is the old way to run things. But not (1) person has learned the real way to handle these actions required. You want the right help, you should be aware of asking the right person. ✅

  4. I let someone use my IMEI number on their phone when they switched to another carrier that’s what he told me but I looked it up and 2 phones can’t have the same IMEI number. So why did he want my IMEI what can he do with it?? Should I worry about it

  5. Hi, I would like to ask that does changing the IMEI Number of iPhone 11 Pro will also work for PTA Locked phones?

    I mean here in Pakistan, every Phones needs to be PTA Unlocked, if it has come from abroad. And for iPhone 11 Pro, the unlocking fee is Rs. 122,000, which is a hefty price, if you need to pay an extra amount after paying the price of Phone which was Rs. 240,000 in 2019.

    It’s almost half the cost of the phone now. So, I would like to bypass the PTA Locking. So, does this method also works for PTA?

    Thanks in Advance.

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