How to Change Tecno R7 IMEI

Tecno R7, being one of the recent MTK android devices from Tecno, has one of the toughest policies f... thumbnail 1 summary

Tecno R7, being one of the recent MTK android devices from Tecno, has one of the toughest policies for modifying some of the android files system just like other MTK android devices alike especially; changing the IMEI is usually difficult.

In this tutorial, I explain how to change the Tecno R7 IMEI. This tutorial will help you bypass the Not Allowed In Userbuild error message some Tecno R7 gives and help you write a NEW IMEI on your Tecno R7.

What is IMEI?
IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) is a 15- or 17-digit code that uniquely identifies mobile phone sets and some gadgets that use the data or telephony service(s).

By help of the IMEI, GSM (Global System for Mobile communication) or UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service) network can track, disable or prevent a misplaced or stolen phone from initiating calls, connect to the internet and a host of other services.

Why Change My Tecno R7 IMEI?
For many reasons, you might want to change the IMEI of your android device and few of the reasons are listed below;
1- BIS Tweak: for sometimes now, tweaking android devices to using the BIS subscriptions has been in town and this involves changing the IMEI of the android device to a Blackberry device IMEI. This makes the GSM providers identify your android device as a BlackBerry and as a result, makes BIS subscriptions available for the android device.
This same BIS Tweak works for the Tecno R7. You might want to enjoy the tweak as well.

2- The "NULL IMEI" Error Correction: you might need to change the IMEI of your android device if your android device develops the "NULL IMEI" problem that usually results from flashing wrong ROM on android device.

These and a few others are the reasons why you might need to change the IMEI of your android device.

Any Risks or Deffects in Changing the IMEI?
No. Not at all. You just have to follow the right procedures.

How to Change Tecno R7 IMEI

1- Rooted Tecno R7 -you can learn how to root your Tecno R7 from here.
2- Mobile Uncle Application -you can download Mobile Uncle from the Play Store.
3- The .bak file -download the IMEI.bak file from here.

Now, Changing the Tecno R7 IMEI

1- Download the IMEI.bak file from the link above.

2- Download and install Mobile Uncle application on your phone.

3- Move the downloaded IMEI.bak file to the root of your phone storage i.e just move the IMEI.bak file on the memory, not in any folder at all. Let it be in such a way that when you open the storage on file explorer, you can directly view the IMEI.bak file.

4- Lunch/open Mobile Uncle on the phone, navigate to the IMEI Backup Restore (MTK) and tap/open it.

5- Flash the IMEI.back file: you will notice that Mobile Uncle displays the list of the storage that has the IMEI.bak file.

Select the one that has it and confirm it. In few seconds, Mobile Uncle will flash the new IMEI and a confirmation message will be shown to you.

Simply reboot your phone and enjoy.
To confirm your IMEI, dial *#06#
Your new IMEI would be;
SIM1: is the normal IMEI
SIM2: is a valid BlackBerry IMEI
Good luck.

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