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How To Check If Your Phone Is Cloned(fake) Or Not. by Bigjagga(m): 9:51pm On Jan 19, 2017
Have you ever heard that someone bought an iPhone 6Plus or Samsung Galaxy S7 or any high end phone only to discover that it was fake (chinco)? It happens all the time, here's how to check if your phone is original or not.

For all phones except iPhone simply dial *#06# and a number will be displayed on your screen, if the phone is original, it will begin with 35 and it must be 15 digits in all, example 357286085471230. Some Android phones and other smart phones may not start with 35 but the digits displayed on the screen must be 15 in number. If it is greater than or less then 15, the phone is a fake phone.
Advanced method for all phones except iPhone:

Once you get the IMEI, go to Imei.info. Input your phone’s IMEI in the box and hit “CHECK.”
The system will verify the phone’s information. If it displays information different from the handset, then your handset might be fake.


Once you get the IMEI, go to "Imei.info"(without the quote). Input your phone’s IMEI in the box and hit “CHECK.”
The system will verify the phone’s information. If it displays information different from the handset, then your handset might be fake.


To check if an iPhone is original or fake get the imei ( To get an iPhone’s serial number, go to Settings > General > About phone ) and follow the steps below;

Once you get the serial number, input it here: https://selfsolve.apple.com/agreementWarrantyDynamic.do. It will check your phone’s warranty period.
If the system says “We're sorry, but this serial number is not valid. Please check your information and try again,” it is likely that your iPhone is fake.

source: http://www.fastbundle.com/2017/01/how-to-identify-original-and-fake-phone.html

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Re: How To Check If Your Phone Is Cloned(fake) Or Not. by MizMyColi(f): 11:26pm On Jan 19, 2017
Very resourceful. Thanks.

Someone complained of buying a fake Camon c8...this is one way to settle the argument

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Re: How To Check If Your Phone Is Cloned(fake) Or Not. by thinkdip(m): 12:13am On Jan 20, 2017
hmm
Re: How To Check If Your Phone Is Cloned(fake) Or Not. by Mskrisx(f): 6:43am On Jan 20, 2017
I learnt something...

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Re: How To Check If Your Phone Is Cloned(fake) Or Not. by BLACKCHARGER(m): 8:07am On Jan 20, 2017
Me no need to check again oh... Cos as ah put ma mtn 4G sim... Dem sama me double data shaparly on top ny hot 4 pro grin

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Re: How To Check If Your Phone Is Cloned(fake) Or Not. by salamibigi(m): 12:40pm On Jan 20, 2017
Another hint for samsung users, If you use a samsung and it doesn't enter ODIN mode, it's Fake........
How to enter ODIN mode on samsung:
Turn off the device.
Press and hold down Volume down and Home button.
While holding both the above keys press and hold the
power button.
Once the phone vibrates let go of the power button,
but keep holding the Volume up and Home button.

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Re: How To Check If Your Phone Is Cloned(fake) Or Not. by preetymee(f): 1:32pm On Jan 20, 2017
Thanks alot
Re: How To Check If Your Phone Is Cloned(fake) Or Not. by OVA200(m): 2:06pm On Jan 20, 2017
This didn't work for my phone I think because the code *#06# did not work for my phone and I copy the IMEI number from settings and type it in column and checked but it display nothing and I know my phone is not fake I can even bet my blokus on dat, the phone is Motorola droid ultra.

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Re: How To Check If Your Phone Is Cloned(fake) Or Not. by Engineermbugame(m): 4:47pm On Jan 20, 2017
it work s on my phone ,it show 15numbers hope mine is not fake
Re: How To Check If Your Phone Is Cloned(fake) Or Not. by stone07(m): 5:13pm On Jan 20, 2017
The poo doesn't work here.
Re: How To Check If Your Phone Is Cloned(fake) Or Not. by Bigjagga(m): 10:10am On Feb 03, 2017
Engineermbugame:
it work s on my phone ,it show 15numbers hope mine is not fake
It's not fake since your imei is not less than or greater than 15digits.
Re: How To Check If Your Phone Is Cloned(fake) Or Not. by Bigjagga(m): 10:11am On Feb 03, 2017
stone07:
The poo doesn't work here.
which phone are u using?
Re: How To Check If Your Phone Is Cloned(fake) Or Not. by Bigjagga(m): 10:13am On Feb 03, 2017
OVA200:
This didn't work for my phone I think because the code *#06# did not work for my phone and I copy the IMEI number from settings and type it in column and checked but it display nothing and I know my phone is not fake I can even bet my blokus on dat, the phone is Motorola droid ultra.
Count your imei number, how many digit is it?
Re: How To Check If Your Phone Is Cloned(fake) Or Not. by millhouse: 10:20am On Feb 03, 2017
Thanks
Re: How To Check If Your Phone Is Cloned(fake) Or Not. by Youngpo413: 11:46am On Feb 03, 2017
MizMyColi:
Very resourceful. Thanks.

Someone complained of buying a fake Camon c8...this is one way to settle the argument
impossible, nobody will bother to Clone an already cloned phone.

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Re: How To Check If Your Phone Is Cloned(fake) Or Not. by MizMyColi(f): 11:51am On Feb 03, 2017
Youngpo413:
impossible, nobody will bother to Clone an already cloned phone.

Well, it was actually cloned.
What proof do you have that the Camon C8 is cloned?

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Re: How To Check If Your Phone Is Cloned(fake) Or Not. by Mikeshiangala(m): 1:37pm On Feb 03, 2017
Bigjagga:

Count your imei number, how many digit is it?

if your phone is not a nokia that uses *#0000# and refuses to display imei with *#06#,that my friend is a FAKE PHONE!!!!
Re: How To Check If Your Phone Is Cloned(fake) Or Not. by Mikeshiangala(m): 1:39pm On Feb 03, 2017
OVA200:
This didn't work for my phone I think because the code *#06# did not work for my phone and I copy the IMEI number from settings and type it in column and checked but it display nothing and I know my phone is not fake I can even bet my blokus on dat, the phone is Motorola droid ultra.
if your phone is not a nokia that uses *#0000# and refuses to display imei with *#06#,that my friend is a FAKE PHONE!!!!
Re: How To Check If Your Phone Is Cloned(fake) Or Not. by OVA200(m): 2:53pm On Feb 03, 2017
Mikeshiangala:

if your phone is not a nokia that uses *#0000# and refuses to display imei with *#06#,that my friend is a FAKE PHONE!!!!
I swear my phone no be fake, that code and many other code just don't work on Motorola droid ultra if you no sure make search for it and do you think Motorola phone is that easy to clone.
Re: How To Check If Your Phone Is Cloned(fake) Or Not. by OVA200(m): 2:57pm On Feb 03, 2017
Bigjagga:
Count your imei number, how many digit is it?
15 digit but start with 9
Re: How To Check If Your Phone Is Cloned(fake) Or Not. by Mikeshiangala(m): 4:40pm On Feb 03, 2017
OVA200:
I swear my phone no be fake, that code and many other code just don't work on Motorola droid ultra if you no sure make search for it and do you think Motorola phone is that easy to clone.

Every GSM phone, be it a basic, dirt-cheap handset or a pricey, powerful smartphone, has its own International Mobile Equipment Identity number, commonly known as IMEI which should and must be available when queried using *#06# or *#0000# for Nokia phones.
No phone can be an exception....lacking this feature is a clear indication you got out-smarted.

Secondly No....I mean NO...phone cannot be clonned....The fact that the motorola droid ultra runs on Android which is open source,makes it even an easy job for the chinese gurus.

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Re: How To Check If Your Phone Is Cloned(fake) Or Not. by ItzHoludex(m): 7:05am On Feb 04, 2017
dat code is for checking d imei of any phone
Re: How To Check If Your Phone Is Cloned(fake) Or Not. by Dandsome: 7:07am On Feb 04, 2017
MizMyColi:
Very resourceful. Thanks.

Someone complained of buying a fake Camon c8...this is one way to settle the argument

I guess the person must be lying
Re: How To Check If Your Phone Is Cloned(fake) Or Not. by sweetetlove(f): 7:07am On Feb 04, 2017
Very informative
Re: How To Check If Your Phone Is Cloned(fake) Or Not. by fotadmowmend(m): 7:08am On Feb 04, 2017
salamibigi:
Another hint for samsung users, If you use a samsung and it doesn't enter ODIN mode, it's Fake........
How to enter ODIN mode on samsung:
Turn off the device.
Press and hold down Volume down and Home button.
While holding both the above keys press and hold the
power button.
Once the phone vibrates let go of the power button,
but keep holding the Volume up and Home button.
That might be wrong! I av seen a cloned S4 with ODIN mode

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Re: How To Check If Your Phone Is Cloned(fake) Or Not. by 1babs23: 7:08am On Feb 04, 2017
Ok
Re: How To Check If Your Phone Is Cloned(fake) Or Not. by teepsee(f): 7:10am On Feb 04, 2017
All this exam just to check original phone?

The steps are just too many. That ime check self i don't understand how to check it. Any help
Re: How To Check If Your Phone Is Cloned(fake) Or Not. by fotadmowmend(m): 7:10am On Feb 04, 2017
Youngpo413:
impossible, nobody will bother to Clone an already cloned phone.
It's very true! We now have cloned chinco phones..... I call that double wahala

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Re: How To Check If Your Phone Is Cloned(fake) Or Not. by MVLOX(m): 7:10am On Feb 04, 2017
Its anoda truth
Re: How To Check If Your Phone Is Cloned(fake) Or Not. by femi4: 7:11am On Feb 04, 2017
OVA200:
I swear my phone no be fake, that code and many other code just don't work on Motorola droid ultra if you no sure make search for it and do you think Motorola phone is that easy to clone.
its fake....all phones use *#06# except nokia
Re: How To Check If Your Phone Is Cloned(fake) Or Not. by xreal: 7:13am On Feb 04, 2017
Ok, thank you.


Now that I have discovered that my phone is fake, what should I do?
Destroy it?
Return to the seller and request for a refund?

Please tell me.

Chai!
This phone that I liked so much and serves its purpose so well is now discovered to be a fake; will I still like to load credit on it ?

I for no check its originality in the first place. shocked

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Re: How To Check If Your Phone Is Cloned(fake) Or Not. by Abeyjide: 7:15am On Feb 04, 2017
thanks OP my samsung is original.

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