Changing Android IMEI to Blackberry: Top 3 Methods to do it

change android imei number to blackberryThis guide will walk you through the top 3 best and easy methods for changing your Android device’s IMEI number to that of a Blackberry.

This guide became necessary because our readers earnestly asked for it via our Facebook timeline post. We’ll advice you backup your ROM and files before attempting the number three (3) method.

Disclaimer: Changing your cell phone’s International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number is illegal in most country. Do a thorough research about its legality in your country before attempting this. We’ll not to liable to the aftermath of your refusal to adhere to your country’s law and rules.

Why Change Android IMEI to that of a Blackberry? 

The only reason we are sharing this tweak is because our readers asked for it. Changing your android phone’s IMEI number to that of a Blackberry allows you to enjoy the bountiful data allowances that comes with a blackberry subscription.

You can browse for a whole month with NGN1,000 on a GLO sim with comonth blackberry subscription. All you need do is ==> change the IMEI number to that of a BB ==> subscribe to comonth ==> tether your device to browse from the PC or just open your cell phone browsers to surf from mobile.

How to Change Android IMEI Number to that of a Blackberry

You can use any of the 3 methods below to change your Android phone’s IMEI number to a Blackberry’s. Write down your current IMEI number somewhere (for future reference) before changing it to that of a BB.

Preparation

  1. Root your device (see how to root android phones & devices)
  2. Enable unknown sources (if you intend using the mobile uncle apk)
  3. Search and download Terminal Emulator from Google play store (if you intend using the terminal emulator method)
  4. Dial *06# on your phone so you can copy out the current IMEI number

Method 1

This method neither requires a rooted device nor an app installation. This means that it works for both rooted and non-rooted android devices.

  1. Generate a Blackberry IMEI number and write it down somewhere (see below for how to generate a Blackberry IMEI number)
  2. Dial *#7465625# or *#*#3646633#*#* to call up a secret menu
  3. Either click on Call Pad or Connectivity Options
  4. Select CDS information
  5. find Radio Information and click on it
  6. Phone1 and Phone2 will normally show up here for double SIM devices. Note that phone1 is for SIM1 while phone2 is for SIM2. Click on the SIM you’ll want the IMEI number changed to that of a Blackberry and continue to the last steps
  7. Type E from the AT+ screen shown and select 1,7,”” for SIM1 or 1,10,”” for SIM2 (depending on the SIM card you want the IMEI number changed)
  8. Notice the inverted columns [“”] and type your generated Blackberry IMEI number in-between the columns
  9. Insert a single space between the AT+ to have AT +
  10. Make sure that your last edits at this windows look exactly as this:- AT +EGMR=1,7,”insert the Blackberry IMEI number here” (for sim1) or AT +EGMR=1,10,”insert the second Blackberry IMEI number here” (for sim2)
  11. Click on Send AT Command and wait for the command sent message
  12. Restart and dial *06# to confirm your new IMEI number

Method 2

How to change Android IMEI to Blackberry with the Terminal Emulator app.

To use this method, your phone must be rooted. Use this link to root your android phone and/or devices without a computer.

For Single SIM devices :-

  1. Install the Terminal emulator app
  2. Launch the app and type SU, followed by the enter button to grant Superuser permission
  3. Type this command AT+EGMR=1,7,”insert the Blackberry IMEI number here” and press the enter button
  4. Restart phone and dial *06# to confirm the IMEI number update

For Dual SIM devices :-

  1. Install the Terminal emulator app
  2. Launch the app and type SU, followed by the enter button to grant Superuser permission
  3. Type this command AT+EGMR=1,10,”insert the second Blackberry IMEI number here” and press the enter button
  4. Restart phone and dial *06# to confirm the IMEI number update

Method 3

How to change Android IMEI to Blackberry with the Mobile uncle app.

This method works for most MTK devices and works best on rooted phones. Drop your comments if there be challenges.

  1. Install the Mobileuncle MTK tools
  2. Launch the app and select the Engineering mode
  3. Click on CDS information and then radio information
  4. Choose phone1 (for sim1) or phone2 (for sim2) depending on the one you wish to change the IMEI to BB.
  5. Tap phone1 (assuming that you are changing the IMEI for SIM1) and in the pop-up, touch the AT+. type E and a list of AT+E will show up.
  6.  Click on AT+EGMR=1,7″” (for sim1) or AT+EGMR=1,10″” (for sim2) and type in the 15 digit IMEI number you intend using in-between the quotes
  7. Click on send AT command and wait for the AT command msent if successful. If not successful, something like – ATcommand is not allowed in user build will show up
  8. Simply put a single space in-between the AT+ (to have something like AT +EGMR=1,7″insert BB IMEI here”) and then click on send AT command again to clear the not allowed message.

How to generate a Blackberry IMEI number

This section teaches you how to generate a Blackberry IMEI number by yourself so you don’t have to be asking for a unique IMEI number every now and then.

There are two great apps for doing this, one works without a PC while the other needs a PC to work.

Method 1 

  • Download BBgen apk (uploaded here)
  • Enable unknown sources on your device
  • Install the BBgen app and use it to generate a Blackberry IMEI number of choice

Method 2

  • Download gpibb app (uploaded here)
  • Unzip the archive
  • Copy all the system (.sys) files to c:\windows
  • launch the executable file (GIPV4.1.exe) and generate Blackberry IMEI numbers with it

What More? 

You have seen the best methods for changing your android phone’s IMEI number to that of a Blackberry. Remember that this tweak works best on rooted android phone and mostly MTK devices.

Feel free to drop us a line if there be any challenges resulting from this or for general issues with your Android and Blackberry devices.

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  1. Rihdoy says:

    wow Thank you very much.. This is working. Thanks a lot..

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