The 15-digit IMEI number indicates the origin and model of the device. The first eight digits indicate the origin of the device as well as the model, while the last six digits indicate the manufacturer of the device. Like many other things out there, the change in IMEI has both pros and cons. Here are some of them:
- Does not make your Android trackable. By changing your IMEI regularly, you will blur the tracks for those who use them to bother you!
- Allows to repair invalid IMEI related issues such as lost or invalid IMEI numbers. Once you have changed your IMEI, your Android device has the same features and features as before.
- You get a whole new device ID.
- Sometimes your device model is not able to get the latest OS updates because it is an older device. Changing the IMEI number to one that gives the impression that it is a newer model will allow you to add newer OS updates by resetting, repairing, and updating your Android device.
- Have you ever longed for the cheap BlackBerry tariff your network provider constantly advertises? The 15-digit IMEI number indicates the origin and model of your device. Therefore, by changing your Android IMEI number to that of a BlackBerry, you will be able to log on to a more cost-effective rate.
- In some countries, it is illegal – so check if it is legal in yours. As far as we know, it is legal in Africa and Asia, but illegal in Europe.
- The IMEI number is permanently installed in your device. Therefore, the process of changing the number may damage your device.
- Legally, you have forfeited the possession of your mobile device. When you buy your device, the seller will note the original IMEI number on the invoice. So if you change and lose your IMEI, you may not be able to request anything. This is because the authorities can not see if it’s really your device because the IMEI numbers are no longer the same.