Restore Your Lost IMEI Number for Android

Recover and restore IMEI number if lost on Android and fix null IMEI. Also, fix SIM network issues along with invalid IMEI.

If you lost your device IMEI number due to some changes and you are unable to connect to the SIM network then this post could make your day. Here we will learn to recover our lost or modified IMEI number on Android.

The Invalid IMEI is a common problem faced by most MediaTek devices including Xiaomi Redmi, Micromax, Oppo, Samsung, Vivo, HTC, Sony etc. The issue generally happens when you install a custom ROM, update your Android device or manually modify the IMEI.

The issue mostly occurs in Mediatek based Android smartphones. The problem causes the network to be unrecognised by the SIM card and the SIM will not show any signals or network.

Here I have come up with few methods to fix the problem of IMEI and get back your IMEI on your device.

Method 1. Assign IMEI Number

⇒ Requirements

  1. Rooted Android Phone.
  2. You should know IMEI number of your device.

⇒ Get the IMEI Number

  • Dial *#06# in the dialer.
  • You Can also check for IMEI in About phone under Setting.
  • You can also find IMEI in Box or somewhere on the battery.

Download and Install MTK Engineering Mode App (Preferred) or Mobile Uncle tools.

Steps to Follow to Recover Lost IMEI

⇒ Root Access required.

Step. 1  In MTK Engineering Mode App select MTK settings.

Step. 2  Go to connectivity and select CDS information.

Step. 3  In CDS select Radio information.

Radio Information under CDS

Radio Information under CDS

Step. 4  Select Phone 1 and in input box enter AT+EGMR=1,7,”Your IMEI Number” and press Send AT Command. Now reboot the device.

IMEI Command

Step. 5  If you have a dual SIM device then again go to the MTK Engineering App and now select Phone 2 and enter the command  AT+EMGR=1,10,”Your IMEI Number”send command and reboot the device.

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Step. 6  Once done you will see the network.

Note: If the command doesn’t work just simply put space after AT i.e AT +EMGR instead of AT+EMGR.

IMEI Command

IMEI Command

Source: Watch Video

Method 2. Install IMEI Backup

⇒ Requirements

  • Root access
  • IMEI number
  • Download Mobile MTK write Tool zip
  • Download Uncle Mobile Tool
  • PC

Steps to Follow to Get Back the IMEI

Step. 1  Open the MTK tool application file and First enter the command and hit enter.

Step. 2  Now Enter the IMEI number and hit enter.

Step. 3  Again enter the IMEI number and hit enter.

Step. 4  Create IMEI.bak file and copy it your device storage.

Step. 5  Open the mobile uncle tool, choose IMEI Backup & restore the .bak file

Step. 6  Once done reboot the device. You will see the network again.

Method 3. Use Device Codes and Commands

This method is preferred for Samsung devices but you can try on other manufactured smartphones.

  • In the dialer, type- *#197328640# or *#*#197328640#*#*
  • In Command Mode, select the option “Common”.
  • (Imp) Without leaving the Command screen, press the Menu key.
  • Select Key input and turn your FTM OFF
  • After a minute remove the device battery and SIM. Place the battery back but not the SIM card. Turn on the device.
  • When the phone is booted, enter the command mode again dial – *#197328640#
  • Select the Debug Screen followed by control.
  • Afterwards, click “RRC (HSDPA)
  • To Fix not registered on the network, click RRC revision
  • Choose HSDPA only
  • Reboot your phone and then insert the SIM card to dial *#06# to see if the IMEI number is restored.

Note & Conclusion: Do not make any unnecessary changes in MTK App it is a very sensitive tool.

***DigitBin is not liable for any risk so do not use any other tools in MTK settings. I hope the post was helpful. Do comment below for any assistance required.

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76 Responses

  1. Victor says:

    Gionee P5WW getting this message when trying to restore my imei number
    The message is ” this command is not allowed in userbuild

  2. afees says:

    Please I have entry all the way written to get an IMEI code but I couldn’t use it
    Is there any other way I can get my IMEI code

  3. hollax says:

    My phone has been stolen and I need to get the imei which I don’t know

  4. alex says:

    Hey sir my imei is null and my phone doesn’t go on the network please I tried all the possible ways but didn’t get it right on a phone galaxy s11 please help


    my phone is spreadtrum and it is refusing to restore imei number for two days now…..i have tried installing many apps but nothing seen to work.including SPD APP BUT NOTHING……WHAT CAN I DO TO RESTORE THE NUMBER PLEASE HELP………….

    • Aditya Ranjan says:

      i think you should try to reinstall the stock rom of your device and later on flash the through twrp recovery.

  6. Aditya Ranjan says:

    hello there thanks for the information.
    but i have a coolpad note 3 lite which is running on lineageos 14.1. none of the dual sims are working and if i check imei it says null. i tried and tried but it remained null. please assist me.

  7. Jide says:

    I tried above method still writing ” command sent :

  8. ravid ghani says:

    my phone shows the error. ” not registered on network” can this problem be solved by any of above methods

  9. akinss says:

    sir when i am doing this it say – this comannd
    is not allowed in userbuild what to do in my infinix x600 lite

  10. Madegowda N says:

    I have tried from this *#*#3646633#*#*
    I didn’t get any options….

  11. Royal says:

    need help on method 3. After selecting key input it require me to input value.its a sumsung GT-18160

  12. kedar says:

    using these technique can we find stolen mobile, if yes the can you please explain me how

  13. adugna says:

    sir i have huawei y 360 model phone and i have lost my imei number after reset factory……. then after i followed allies your steps….. but not work after dowenlad mtk apps…. what shall i do…. please help me…. give some other option

  14. Cjo says:

    I bought a Galaxy s7 from someone ..I checked a couple sites for an imei check.. It came out clean on all them but when I tried to activate the phone it turns out it’s blacklisted on Sprint and I can’t use it.. What can I do ?

  15. Abel says:

    I don’t even recognize my imei number. when can I get it

  16. Amos mutai says:

    Please could you assist in recovering network of this phone “359975075803015” Y2

  17. malcolm says:

    hello, how do you do steps 4 and 5 of the second method?

  18. Thirumal says:

    I tried above methods nothing is useful please tell any other methods and tell why my mobile can’t show CDs information in engineer mode? 😢 Moto c plus

  19. Chilekwa D Endless says:

    I have downloaded the MKT engeneering mode,but when I try to open it it’s says thank ,Em an advanced debug mode,if you want to entry the Em please entry the developer options at I don’t understand please help

  20. Kaitinlal Chongloi says:

    Please help me i dial *#*#4636#*#* then got phone information, there i disable DSDS acidentally then i could not find my dual sim setting, how can i get it back

  21. Kanchan says:

    Please help it shows “AT command failed to send” what should I do?

  22. kath says:

    my phone has been stolen and switched off how do i get my imei to be able to track it please help if you can

  23. Shahid says:

    Hello .
    I brought a samsung Note 8 device
    The device misbehaves alot like the gyroscope dosent works sometimes but when i restart the device it works fine.
    The firmware is also not the official one.
    So if i goto a software lab and install official firmware maybe my IMEI will Wipe and i could not use a Network Carrier
    I checked the IMEI it says it has been registered to another phone.
    Idk what to do and how to get back my original IMEI for My phone.

    Plzz guide me in this regards i will be very grateful to you

  24. Propro says:

    It saying : This command is not allowed in Userbuild

  25. Gurmeet singh says:

    Sir my phone Coolpad note 8 and in mtk not CDs information option show give me solution

  26. beyoncaazard says:

    may i please have my ime number on senting for me please please god will reward you because im a critians please

  27. APK Apps says:

    Thank you nice method

  28. Elias C. Musonda says:


    I have a question…

    I have a phone with two sim slots,sim slot one is not accessing the network .
    I have tried to reboot but nothing.why is this problem ,your response will be highly appreciated.

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