Can Police Track Your IMEI?

What can someone do with an IMEI?

It’s THE number that uniquely identifies an individual phone.

If someone had your IMEI number and really wanted to be a jerk, they could report your phone stolen and have it rendered useless by your cell provider.

It is possible to spoof cell towers and get people to connect to you as if you were AT&T/TMobile/etc..

Can thieves change IMEI number?

Mobile phone thieves in Delhi are using ‘flashers’ to change stolen phones’ IMEI numbers. The device is available for Rs 10,000-20,000. Once the IMEI number is changed, it becomes impossible to locate the device.

Can someone steal your IMEI number?

Unfortunately, it is possible for someone to hack your IMEI. … For instance, if someone has the IMEI for your smartphone or cell phone, he or she can clone your mobile device.

What happens if I change my IMEI number?

When you purchase your device, the seller will jot down the original IMEI number on your receipt. So if you change your IMEI and lost it, you may not be able to make a claim on it. Changing the numbers could damage your device in the process. Legally, you have forfeited your ownership of your mobile device.

Is it easy to change IMEI number?

No doubt changing the IMEI number is not easy as it looks, and hence, you should be very careful while doing so. Before moving to the main subject, make sure you have rooted your smartphone because you cannot change the IMEI number of a non-rooted smartphone.

Can you be tracked by your IMEI?

Using the IMEI number to track the lost phone is not the only function of an IMEI tracker. … Thus, you can control the stolen phone by sending the corresponding codes to make it give out alarms, send SMS about its real-time location, sync data to the device you are using and more.

Can police find phone with IMEI?

For iPhone, use the “Find My Phone” app and for Android, use the “Android Device Manager” app. … Yes, the police can track a stolen phone using either your phone number or the phone’s IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity).

Can a changed IMEI be traced?

Yes. As soon as you put a SIM card in it, it will be associated at the network with the IMEI of the device as it is now. The network can therefore identify its location as can authorities with suitable legal justification. Of course, it can’t be tracked by the ORIGINAL IMEI which may be your real question.

Is IMEI tracker safe?

The phone can only be traced if it’s in some network. That means whenever the mobile phone comes into some mobile network or wifi connection and if it’s on tracking, the location can be traced. But if the phone never comes into network it may not be traced even by using IMEI no. Tracking IMEI no.

Does IMEI number change after factory reset?

No, IMEI number does not change after factory reset. Since the IMEI number is a part of the hardware, therefore, any reset that is software-based will not be able to change the IMEI of your phone.