iPhone – How to change IMEI number using ZiPhone

IMEI or International Mobile Equipment Identity number is a code having 15-17 digits which can be used to identify any phone on a network. This number is very important for security purposes as this can be used to identify lost or stolen phones. But if you are looking for a way to change your IMEI number on your iPhone or simple have a personalized IMEI code, there is a way using ZiPhone to do the same. Here we have the tutorial to change the IMEI number of your iPhone.

Prerequisites:

  • The iPhone should be unlocked. Changing the IMEI number works on 4.6 BL (112 and 113 ootb).
  • Jailbreak your iPhone.
  • Activating the new IMEI number works on every OS version except youtube on 1.0.X.
  • Changing the IMEI number will void the warranty of your iPhone.
  • Do not change the IMEI number of any stolen iPhone since it is illegal.

iPhone IMEI number

Step by step guide to change the IMEI number

  • Download the ZiPhone software from this LINK and extract the package.
  • Now run the Command Prompt by typing CMD in the Run dialog box. The Run dialog box can be accessed by pressing Windows+R.
  • Now start the phone in recovery mode. Press the Sleep/Wake and Power button and hold till the Apple logo is visible. Then release the Sleep/Wake button and the iTunes logo with a cable will appear on the screen. Connect the iPhone to the PC in this mode.
  • In the Command Prompt, type in the address of the folder location of the ZiPhone.cd Desktop/ZiPhone
  • Then Type in ZiPhone. All the uses of the software will be displayed which includes activation, jailbreak and unlock.
  • If you are using a 4.6 BL iPhone then type in:ziphone-u-i a123456789012345Here instead of 123456789012345, insert the required IMEI number.
  • Now the software will start functioning and will search for the zibri.dat file. Once completed, the phone will reboot automatically.

You’re done! You have successfully changed the IMEI number of your phone. If you have any queries then do comment below and we will get in touch shortly.

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Am a regular college student doing my B.Tech degree. I am always curious about the latest tech and gadgets hence I started writing about them. I am very interested in trying out and reviewing the upcoming techno stuff and share my experience with others. I hope my articles are able to help the readers and get their queries cleared.

20 Comments

  1. Momo

    September 24, 2013 at 7:19 am

    Can I do this with ios 7? (iphone 4s)

  2. aakash

    October 24, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    is it completely true.??

  3. andrea

    October 25, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    i can’t install ziphone on windows 64 bit, it’s normal ?

  4. ami

    December 7, 2013 at 9:06 am

    its not workin with i phone 5c

  5. peet

    December 28, 2013 at 5:17 am

    Can i unlock my iphone 4 ( iOS 6.1.3 bb 04.12.05 ) using this method ?
    after my knowledge the carriers block the IMEI in they network so it wont work on any other networks ( but i could be wrong )
    Please answer

  6. km

    January 3, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    It became impossible to change the IMEI on Nokia DCT4 phone a very long time ago.
    It is quite disturbing if it is possible to do this on an iPhone in 2014.
    I wonder how many iPhones would sell if the IMEI could not be changed.
    Maybe the idiot that made this mistake should compensate the insurance companies since most of mobile phones are made by far east companies anyway!

  7. iracer

    January 10, 2014 at 8:07 am

    funktioniert das entsperren auch mit dem iphone 5 (ios 7.0.4 11B554a)

    modem firmware 5.02.02

    ???

    Vielen DAnk für Antworten

    MFG

  8. Andrew

    January 29, 2014 at 2:26 am

    Does it work with iOS 7 iPhone 5c?

  9. piyush

    January 30, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Does it works on iphone 5?

  10. JOHN

    April 2, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Will it work on iphone 5?

  11. kudakwashe

    April 5, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    my iphone cannot be read by ziphone

  12. Bounchan

    April 25, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Myipone4s.imei:012538003076523,serial:83101zy8a4s
    Can’t download,update.software,app,IOS.newversion
    Don’t open safarifile,server.onmobilepone
    Error404
    MynewappleIDpasswordonicloud can’tupdate&download

  13. Sam

    April 29, 2014 at 7:25 am

    guys dont bother, this is no easy solution better off phoning up the carrier if you know who it is and who the owner was spoofing your way or if you have good programming skills its possible to clone XD

  14. SD

    July 13, 2014 at 10:43 am

    does it works on i.phone 5?

  15. Mukul Murdia

    July 19, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Yes SAM

  16. Ryan

    August 19, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Does this work for iPhone 5s??

  17. Mercury

    October 1, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Can it work on iphone 4s iOS 8?

  18. phil

    October 12, 2014 at 4:24 am

    Hi I have a iphone 5 running ios 8.2,i run iTunes in the background I tried to change the imei number to see if it would work but it does not detect my iphone please help.

    • Matt

      October 18, 2014 at 12:04 am

      Did it finally work for you ?
      How did you finally change the IMEI ?

  19. Lilly

    November 19, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Will it work on iPhone 6?

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