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Identify a Genuine/Original Versus a Fake/Cloned Samsung Galaxy Phone

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Hi, I want to know how can I tell the difference between a fake and original Samsung Galaxy S5 phone?

Can you assist me? I am buying it from someone that does not want to keep his upgrade phone?

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Since the new Samsung Galaxy S5 is a part of the Samsung Galaxy phone line, you can use any of the helpful hints in the great VisiHow article below to check whether or not the device you want to purchase is genuine or not. Before you give the seller money for the device, ask if you can look at it and examine the hardware and software. When you look at the device itself, follow the steps below to see if there are any signs that it could be fake. When you check the software, enter these codes in the phone's Phone application to check to see if the device is genuine:

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  • SW Version, PDA, CSC and Modem - *#1234#
  • SW & HW Info - *#12580369#
  • Test mode - *#0*#
  • Service Mode - *#197328640#
  • ADC Reading - *#0228#
  • Bluetooth Test Mode - *#232331#
  • Bluetooth Address - *#232337#
  • Samsung Ciphering Information - *#32489#
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If these codes work, the device is likely genuine. If they do not, the device may be fake. Either way, the final step is to look at the box and write down the IMEI and serial numbers. Then, call Samsung's customer support and give the customer support representative the numbers. If the representative finds your numbers in Samsung's systems, then you're good; the device is genuine. However, if they don't find your numbers, the device is fake and you should look elsewhere for a Samsung Galaxy S5.

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What code is used to know a guarantee Samsung phone?

I have a Samsung Note3 phone, which I want to determine if it is guaranteed.

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Knowing IMEI number of my phone?

I have checked the IMEI of my phone is available. My country want to switch off fake phones in June. I checked from my country communications department checking point and it could not recognize my phone. So I searched on how to recognize original phone with IMEI number, then came to your website. Is your website telling the truth? Is this the only place where IMEI is checked?

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All code does not work properly?

All codes are not working.. when I use this code is this necessary that internet connection must be on?

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How to test a branded phone? Is that any code to test? About ASUS phone?

Tell me the test/verification code of ASUS

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Hello , when I put *#06# the IMEI code is not coming, on new purchased second hand phone?

When I put on my mobile *#06# it is not showing IMEI CODE

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Where are the 07/70 country code?

Please answer to me. This is my email address

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After dialing the showed 'invalid MMI code'. I need your help?

I want you to help me verify the code by giving me the steps

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