1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

If I jailbreak my iPhone 5, could I change its IMEI?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SeriouslyMatt, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. SeriouslyMatt

    SeriouslyMatt Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2012
    Messages:
    0
    Likes Received:
    0
    And if not, how would I go about changing its IMEI?
     
  2. judif414

    judif414 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2013
    Messages:
    488
    Likes Received:
    438
    Let me guess, you stole it.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. Disloyal

    Disloyal Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2012
    Messages:
    308
    Likes Received:
    184
    Occupation:
    Geek
    Location:
    Ethernet Cable
    As far as I know, no you can't. That's like trying to change the MAC address of your computers Network Interface Card.
     
  4. lietuvis002

    lietuvis002 BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2012
    Messages:
    2,415
    Likes Received:
    2,576
    Police will have a swat team to your house in a few days.
     
  5. SeriouslyMatt

    SeriouslyMatt Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2012
    Messages:
    0
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nope, I did not! & I don't initially believe it to be stolen, I purchased it though off FB and it seems the IMEI isn't working. Could be another reason, such as a person who has quit their contract without paying off their phone.

    Thank you, that is a very good example to compare it with. As making your PC appear to have another MAC address is quite trivially easy, and people commonly do that (for instance if you want to be able to use the "Free WiFi" at the library for a little bit longer).
     
  6. mackay22

    mackay22 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2009
    Messages:
    244
    Likes Received:
    93
    Hi there.

    Search for "imei repair" instead of change imei.

    AFAIK, I dont think you can change it without some dongle/hardware/etc. (I could be wrong)

    I know that currently "Volcano Box" can definitely repair imei on iphones.
     
  7. mackay22

    mackay22 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2009
    Messages:
    244
    Likes Received:
    93
    Also, that is still a stolen fone under those circumstances. Just sayin
     
  8. wowhaxor

    wowhaxor Executive VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2007
    Messages:
    2,021
    Likes Received:
    3,353
    Location:
    ?¿?
    Home Page:
    In the future don't buy a bad IMEI phone unless you know what you're doing lol.