Every electronic communication smart device has its own IMEI number that is used to verify it over the cellular network. A device like PC, Laptop, Smartphone, and Smartwatches has an IMEI number printed on their back or other parts of the device.
Similarly iPhones also have IMEI numbers that are different from one to another. Changing the IMEI number is not possible as the number is only given by the device manufacturers. In our case, Apple gives a unique IMEI number to its every ios device.
But there are many tools available on the internet that can temporarily change the IMEI number of iPhone even without jailbreaking. If you dont know what is jailbreak then let me tell you, jailbreaking is the process to grant all the administrator privilege of the device.
Once your iPhone is jailbreaked you can do various tasks that are not allowed by the manufactures like you can change IMEI number of iPhone. Today I am going to show you how to change IMEI number of iPhone.
Table of Contents
How to Change IMEI Number of iPhone?
The method is quite simple all you need to download a tool on the pc to change the IMEI number of iPhone. But before moving ahead let me tell you that the tool only works on iPhone which is already jailbreaked.
Means you need to first jailbreak your iPhone then you can proceed to change the IMEI number of iPhone. For jailbreaking the iPhone you can use many tools available online, one of the popular tools is Cydia that can easily jailbreak any ios device.
Things to Remember Before Changing IMEI Number
There is some point which you need to know before you changing the IMEI number of iPhone or any ios device with jailbreak.
- Changing the IMEI number of iPhone requires iPhone to be jailbreak.
- Changing the iPhone IMEI number will void your warranty. Means your iPhone is no more covered under warranty, so think twice before doing.
- Changing the IMEI number of a stolen device is illegal, so don’t even think about it.
I hope you understand the above point and are ready to start the IMEI number changing process, if not then close the site and enjoy your day.
Steps to Change IMEI Number of iPhone
Step 1. Before changing the IMEI number of iPhone you need to know the original IMEI number of the iPhone. You can easily get that by dialing *#06# in the iPhone dialer, this will display the current original iPhone IMEI number.
Step 2. Jailbreak your device. As I already said the method will only work on jailbroken iPhone. Use the Cydia to jailbreak your iPhone.
Step 3. Download a PC tool called Ziphone to change the IMEI number of iPhone right from the PC. It is available free for Windows. Download it from here.
Step 4. Once the tool is download extract it using any Unzip software such as WinRAR or 7Zip.
Step 5. Boot your iPhone in the recovery mode. To do this simply press the Sleep/Wake and Power button together and hold it till the apple logo appears on the screen. Then release the Sleep/Wake button and an iTunes logo with cable will display on the screen.
Now connect the iPhone to the PC in this mode using a USB cable.
Step 6. Now open the Extracted folder of Ziphone on Windows PC and press shift button on keyboard and right mouse click on an empty place and select “Open Command Windows Here”.
Step 7. Open the Command windows is launched type “ziphone” and press enter.
Step 8. Now type ziphone -u -i a123456789012345 (Replace 123456789012345 with your desired IMEI number).
The command windows will now take approx 2-3 minutes to change the IMEI number of iPhone and then restart the iPhone automatically. Congrats you have successfully changed iPhone IMEI number.
To check the new change IMEI number dial *#06# in the iPhone dialer and you will be prompted with newly change iPhone IMEI number.
Changing the iPhone IMEI number is very easy once you got a jailbroken iPhone. But do remember this void the warranty of the device so do it properly, it can also lead to boot loop your iPhone. And also don’t ever try to be smart and change the IMEI number of a stolen device.
As I said above this is a temporary IMEI number of iPhone, once the iPhone receives the iOS update the IMEI will be restored back to the original. Now you change iPhone IMEI number unlimited times and can grab many offers and services that are restricted to IMEI numbers.