Flashing the IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number on your Android mobile phone or smartphone is a crucial process that can help you fix issues related to an invalid IMEI number. Whether you’re repairing your device, unlocking it from a carrier, or resolving IMEI-related problems, this guide will walk you through the steps.
Reasons for Flashing IMEI Number:
You may need to flash the IMEI number on your Android mobile phone for various reasons:
- Your phone frequently hangs or freezes.
- The phone gets stuck at the company logo during boot.
- You want to update to the latest software or operating system.
- You’ve forgotten the lock pattern or password and need to unlock the phone.
- Your Android device is unresponsive due to software issues.
Before you begin, gather the necessary hardware and software:
- The Android phone you want to flash the IMEI number on.
- A USB data cable to connect your phone to a computer or laptop.
- Stock ROM/Firmware: Obtain the firmware for your phone model, as it will be required later in the tutorial.
- SN Write Tool: This tool allows you to read and write IMEI on any Mediatek feature phone, Android smartphone, or tablet.
- AP BP Base for SN Write Tool: Download this file if it’s not included in your stock ROM’s .zip file.
- IMEI Number of Your Phone: You can find the IMEI number on the back of your phone after removing the back cover or on the phone’s packaging.
Flashing IMEI Number:
Follow these steps to flash the IMEI number on your Android mobile phone:
Step 1: Download the SN Write Tool fromand extract the .zip file.
Step 2: In the extracted folder, locate the “SN Writer.exe” file and run it (you may need to run it as an administrator).
Step 3: On the SN Write Tool screen, click on “ComPort” and select “USB VCOM.” Choose “Smartphone” in the “Target Type” if you’re flashing the IMEI to an Android phone.
Step 4: Select “System Config” on the next screen.
Step 5: In the System Config window, choose the options for IMEI, BT Address, and WiFi Address. You can also select the number of IMEI values you want to flash (single, dual, triple, or quadruple).
Under the “Database File” option, specify the path for MD1_DB and AP_DB. These files should be included in your stock ROM’s .zip file. If not, you can download the AP BP Base for SN Write Tool.
Save your selections.
Step 6: Click the “Start” button on the next screen.
Step 7: Enter the 15-digit IMEI number under “Scan Data.” If you don’t have it, check the back of your phone or its packaging. Switch off your phone and remove the battery (if possible). For phones with non-removable batteries, simply switch them off. Connect your phone to your computer using a USB data cable and click “OK.”
The process will take a few minutes, and once it’s done, you’ll see a “Green Pass” message.
Flashing the IMEI number on your Android mobile phone can resolve issues related to an invalid IMEI and restore your device’s functionality. Please use this method responsibly and only for legitimate purposes