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

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How to define an original Samsung S7562?

I want to buy a second-hand Samsung S7562.

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You can use many of the steps listed in the VisiHow article below to determine whether a Samsung Galaxy S Duos is genuine. To make a quick determination, open your phone application and enter these codes:

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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#
  • Ciphering Information - *#32489#
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If these codes do not work, follow the rest of the VisiHow guide below.

How to identify Galaxy S3 phone is original or not, any codes are there?

How to identify Galaxy S3 phone is original or not, any codes are there

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Using the Samsung device codes is one of the most accurate ways to verify a cloned phone. In the following steps, we show you some of these codes:

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    Code *#12580369# 
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    This code will display your phone software and hardware info.
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    Code *#0*# 
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    With this code you can access the Samsung Test mode.
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    Code *#197328640# 
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    This code will show you the Samsung service mode.
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One of the most popular codes for Android phones is the IMEI code. This code can often verify whether you have a genuine or cloned phone.

Follow the steps below to use this code:

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    On your home screen, open the dial pad.
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    Enter the *#06# code and dial it.
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    Once you dial this code, the IMEI number will appear on your screen
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    To verify this code follow the steps below on your PC.
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    Turn on your PC.
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    On the desktop, open a web browser.
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    Go to the IMEI website.
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    Enter your IMEI number.
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    Click on 'Check'.
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    Now you should be able to see your phone specifications, if you can see this page, your phone is 100% genuine.
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    If you're not able to see this page, your phone is probably a clone.
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Alternatively, you can also use the Samsung Kies program on your PC to verify your phone. In order to learn more about using this method, read the main guide by clicking on the title of this Q&A page or the link following the article summary.

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I was checking on a 2nd hand Samsung S5, and thinking if its authentic?

Can you tell me how can I determine if the phone I'm checking is authentic?

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Orignality of Samsung Galaxy Note3 verification at market places?

Boss I checked many Samsung Galaxy Note3 in the market 2nd hand and no one passing the hardware check code.. Code is . *#12580*369#. Result displayed by phone is at location. Hardware: unknown. Hardware test failure during orignality verification. I have tried: All checks related to

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external visual check found OK

Parameters provisions OK

Display checks are OK

Software OK

Operating system ver OK. I think it was caused by: I think that it may be re-febricated or may be repairing is done and during which hardware mismatched / copied set installed

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More questions and answers on this topic can be found here: Hi I want to know if my Samsung Tab 3 7.0 is made in China

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Sir, Samsung Galaxy S4 phone charging level box white color or green color?

Original Samsung Galaxy S4 charge box white or green color

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Samsung Galaxy Tab3 camera. There is no self image icon on the tab which is freaking me out?

Hi I bought my Samsung Galaxy Tab3 from India, when I went to the camera side I realized that there is no self image icon there

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I bought this phone, Galaxy Core 2 and it has metallic edges and wondering how to tell if it is a genuine phone from Samsung?

I don't understand, please I will appreciate your assistance

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How to check for the battery specifications?

How do I check if the battery specifications differ

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How can I check if my motherboard can accept a 4 core processor?

I've got this AMD phenom x4 processor and want to put it into my PC but I am currently using an AMD Athlon x2 processor

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What Android version does the S4 Samsung Galaxy use?

I wanted to check if my phone is original or not by checking the Android versions the real S4 implements

It depends on the release date. The latest updates may change anytime, but here they are as they have been for several months:

  • I9500, I9505, I9506, I9508 DUOS, I9515 VE, and Active I9295, CDMA: Android 5.0.1 (Lollipop);
  • mini I9190, mini duo I9192, and mini I9195: Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat).

You can flash almost any Android firmware on any of these phones with ODIN, so an original S4 may have a Marshmallow (6.0) update if someone tampered with the device. Old-stock phones may have lower versions too (4.2.2 mostly) but can be upgraded to the aforementioned versions. Please note that some areas may delay updates a bit.

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Hi, I bought a new Samsung Dous2 but mobile is automatically shutting down?

Can you help me because my mobile battery is low and mobile shuts down. I have tried: My mobile is automatically shutting down. I think it was caused by: So please help me

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