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

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Hi I want to know if my Samsung Tab 3 7.0 is made in China?

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You can check your Tablet's country of origin by entering the IMEI number on this website: International Numbering Plans.

To find your IMEI number:

  • Go to your Settings application.
  • Tap the General tab.
  • Scroll down to and tap the About device panel.
  • Tap the Status panel.
  • Scroll down until you find the IMEI number.

Note, however, that just because your device was made in China, it doesn't not mean that it is a fake Galaxy Tab 3 7.0. If you are worried that your device is a clone, call Samsung and give them your device's serial and IMEI numbers.

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Where does original Galaxy GT-I9500 made?

I have a Galaxy GT-I9500 and it is made in Korea,is it original?

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Samsung has manufacturing operations around the world and the two biggest of them are located in Korea and Vietnam. However, just because your phone says it was made in Korea or Vietnam doesn't mean that it's an original. Many clone manufacturers write 'made in Korea or Vietnam' on the phones.

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To verify that you have a genuine Samsung Galaxy GT-I9500 phone, you'll need to install the Samsung Kies program on your PC. If you have this program already installed on your computer, just plug your phone into the PC. If Kies identifies your phone that means you have an original Galaxy, if not your phone is a fake.

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If you don't have this program follow the steps below to install and use it to verify your phone:

  1. 1
    On your computer desktop, open the web browser.
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    Click on 'Kies download' to download the program.
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    When the setup is downloaded, open and install it.
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    Wait for the installation process to complete.
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    Open the program.
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    Plug your device into the PC.
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    Wait for the program to recognize your phone.
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    If Kies recognizes your phone, it's 100% an original.
    If not, your phone is probably a clone.
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If you have any additional questions, let us know in the Q&A section.

I need the code in finding real or fake Galaxy S4?

Can you please tell me the code that shows if my Samsung Galaxy S4 is real or fake?

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There are a number of codes that you can use to determine whether your Samsung Galaxy S4 is genuine or fake. In fact, using these codes is one of the fastest ways to spot a cloned phone. Depending on the information you have access to, you can check whether individual phone components are real, or check the whole phone. These codes can also be helpful if you have had your phone in for repairs, but you aren't sure if the vendor gave you original components.

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These are some of the codes that you can use on your phone:

  • Software and hardware specifications: *#12580369#
  • General test mode: *#0*# 


  • Samsung service mode: *#197328640#
  • Firmware info: *#1234#
  • IMEI code: *#06#

You should dial these codes on your dial pad. If your phone responds to the code, it's genuine, if not, it's probably a clone. However, the one code that is different is the IMEI code. Identifying a cloned phone using this code requires verifying it on a third party IMEI website.

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Once you have the code from your phone, just follow the steps below to make sure it's valid:

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    On your PC desktop, open a web browser.
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    Go to the IMEI website.
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    Enter your phone IMEI number to the page.
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    Click on 'Check'.
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    If the website shows your Galaxy phone information, it's genuine.
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    If it's unable to find your device, it's probably a clone.
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If you have any additional questions regarding spotting a fake phone, let us know in the Q&A section.

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Hi I want to know if a Samsung fake can respond to the specification numbers of Samsung?

What happens if I push a real Samsung code, like "*#*0#"? Will the fake phone show me something too?

In the event you're entering an official Samsung code such as the *#0*# code, a fake phone won't respond to the command. Therefore, if you're typing in the correct code, and the phone is answering your command, it's 100% genuine.

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In fact, using these Samsung codes is one of the most common ways to spot a cloned phone. Each code is designed to show you specific information about your phone. In the steps below we show you some of the most commonly used codes:

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    Audio test mode:
    *#0673#
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    Bluetooth address:
    *#232337#
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    Device vibration and backlight test:
    *#*#0842#*#*
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    Firmware version:
    *#1234#
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    GPS test settings:
    *#*#1472365#*#*
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    PDA, CSC, build time information:
    *#*#44336#*#*
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    RAM version:
    *#*#3264#*#*
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    Samsung test mode:
    *#0*#
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    Service mode:
    *#*#197328640#*#*
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    Software and hardware info:
    *#12580369#
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    The IMEI code:
    *#06#
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    Touch screen version:
    *#*#2663#*#*
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    WLAN Mac address:
    *#232338#
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If you don't know how to use these codes on your phone, follow the steps below:

  1. 1
    On your home screen, open the dial pad.
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    Enter one of the codes.
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    Tap on 'Call'.
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    If your phone responds to the code, it's genuine.
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    If it shows 'Invalid MMI code', it's probably a clone.
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You can learn about other methods of spotting a fake phone in our main guide.

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