4 Ways To Check The Serial Number, IMEI, MEID, CDN, And ICCID Number

Updated: November 19, 2016 / Home » Smartphone and Tablets

How to find the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number, Mobile Equipment Identifier (MEID), Cellular Data Number (CDN), and Integrated Circuit Card ID (ICCID) number on Google Android, Microsoft Windows Mobile and Apple iOS devices? This unique 15-digit number assigned to all cellular devices. Mobile operator can use this number to block a mobile smartphone from being used by another person or phone company if it has been lost or stolen. Today, the code is used to unlock smartphones. There are 3 ways to get the IMEI number.

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01 – On Screen With Keypad

This method works on all mobile operating system, including the latest Android, Windows Mobile 8 and iOS 7.

  • Press *#06# on your keypad
  • Press ‘Call’ or ‘Send’ as if making a call
  • Your IMEI number will be retrieved and displayed on your screen

02 – Inside Your Device

Nokia Checker IMEI numbers are printed within the battery cavity on most devices. This method does not work on iPhone, iPad or other devices with none removable battery.

IMEI numbers are printed within the battery cavity on most devices. As for iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 (GSM model), and iPhone 4s, remove the SIM tray. The serial number and IMEI will be printed on the SIM tray as shown below.

For iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, and iPhone 5 and other devices or tablets, your IMEI is engraved on the back case, near the bottom. The MEID number uses the first 14 digits, disregarding the last digit.

03 – On Your Device’s Packaging

IMEI numbers are printed on the original packaging of your device.

  • IMEI numbers are printed on the original packaging of your device.
  • Check the base and sides for your 15 digit IMEI number
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04 – On The Receipt

More often than not, the IMEI will be printed on the official receipt. This is to show proof of ownership and purchase.

receipt IMEI


27 comments on “4 Ways To Check The Serial Number, IMEI, MEID, CDN, And ICCID Number

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    sarvesh [ Reply ]

    to open songs and vedio

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    i connect my 5800 to nokia software upadate but it say that there is not new firmware…still v10

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      Nokia 5800 xpress music firmware update 60.0.003

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    dushyant sharma [ Reply ]

    shri maan mahoday mein ne nokia 5800 date 12/03/2008 ko liya tha leken usmein call karne ke baad display off ho jaati he please solution bata de by_ dushyant sharma mobile no. +919893890544

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    Anonymous [ Reply ]

    Hi dushyant,

    Its a feature of nokia 5800 so that no more applications open due to touch of yourear on the screen.

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    Anish Kumar Pillai [ Reply ]

    I’ve updated the software & later I was not able to play the songs that were pre-loaded on my hand-set. Can I resolve this on my own? Your help on this is appreciated.

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    shafeeq [ Reply ]

    piese help you have 5800 antivires

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    Equenox [ Reply ]

    *3370# – Activate Enhanced Full Rate Codec (EFR) – Your phone uses the best sound quality but talk time is reduced my approx. 5%
    It doesn’t work i can’t open it :(

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    dhaval [ Reply ]

    i wanted to download software updater of nokia 5800

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    nawabkhan [ Reply ]

    hellow sir my phone no display option secondery camera please suggest me thanks

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    shruti [ Reply ]

    plz advise where can i get an antivirus for nokia 5800

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      Go to ovistore on your phone browser, register to be able to download and search for ‘netqin’ antivirus. Enjoy

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        Britney Spears [ Reply ]

        How to do firmware updates on your Nokia 5800 XpressMusic?

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    pankaj damade [ Reply ]

    i want noki 5800 anti virous if u know send me

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    kruzer [ Reply ]

    hi, I am using nokia 5800xm in my mobile on the homescreen the operato logo is not displayed and also the dialer and contact shortcuts are not working.. whtz the problem

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    nandhu [ Reply ]

    please tell me the steps one by one,,,

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    ininahazwe [ Reply ]

    i want an IMEI of my nokia xpress music, if you know, please sent it to me.thanks

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    hiya, i have nokia 5800 for last 2 years. i dont know why i cant send the text but i can recieve sms from others.

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    Ihsan jani [ Reply ]

    salam.

    I have nokia 5800. I wana updated my phone but when the updater finish his update download and installing to the phone sys( wait for 15 menutes) and then shows to me. the device has disconnected.
    unpluged ur device from usb cable
    turn off and on the device
    and then retry.

    I do this many time but still this error comes.
    any body can help me Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i have nokia pc suit. 7.10.60.0
    Please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    mujithab [ Reply ]

    i hv 5800 my prlm net connecting failed .my version is exp date .so wat can i do pls help me….

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    my 5800 has no control since i updated the software. pls what can i do. it was updated over the air.
    it keeps on fliping

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    Francis [ Reply ]

    hello good people.. please i need help.. im using nokia 5800 express v20.0 im trying to update it but any time i search for update it says no update available…. i dont really know why…i really need someone to help me out…

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    Ojelade daniel [ Reply ]

    hello good people.. please i need
    help.. im using nokia 5800 express
    v20.0 im trying to update it but any
    time i search for update it says no
    update available…. i dont really know
    why…i really need someone to help out. Thks

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    Hi..guys can anyone help me ? I bought 5800xm in saudi arabia and now i’m in INDIA i want to update my firmware via OTA but it shows ‘”No update avialable” .my firmware version is v31.01.00. Plz help immediatly

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    ghulam murtaza [ Reply ]

    hi i want help !!! i want to update my nokia 5800xm… when i updated my when during updating my phone will be switch off.. and updating is not completing… So Please Help MEeee

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      Chris Ziegler [ Reply ]

      on’t get too excited — this isn’t bringing the 5530’s revamped home screen or anything awesome like that

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    I use nokia 5800 xm i want to update my new version 60.0.003 but when i update my phone by update app showing update not available

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