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

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What is the code to prove an original phone?

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All of the applicable codes are listed in the great VisiHow guide below, but we'll list them here again for your convenience. To enter the following codes, simply open the phone's Phone application and enter each one:

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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 don't work, you may have a fake device. Call Samsung and give them your serial and IMEI numbers so they can verify that your device is indeed genuine. If they find your numbers in your system, your phone is genuine; if not, it's, unfortunately, a fake.

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Going to buy a used Samsung S5 with defective charging port, but 2 batteries?

There is a used Samsung S5 for sale, with a defective charging port, but comes with 2 batteries. Is it a good idea to purchase this phone (assuming it passes VisiHow checklist) (asking 0CAD). How can we check if the battery is still good, lasting at least normal use for one day before charging overnight, thanks.

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The only way to check if the battery is good is to take it home. This Youtube Tutorial shows you how to replace the charging port. You should also get a quote from a repair shop because swapping out batteries all the time is going to get tedious.

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I suspect my Note3 seems to be a fake....Help me identify if my phone is a real or fake?

I suspect my Note3 seems to be a fake....Help me identify if my phone is a real or fake ?

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There are many ways to identify a genuine phone, but sometimes doing so can be very confusing. However, there is a very fast and easy method to determine whether your phone is a fake or an original. This method is using the IMEI code. Follow the steps below on how to use this code to see if you're phone is genuine or just a clone:

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  1. 1
    On the home screen, open the dial pad.
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  2. 2
    Dial '*#06#'.
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  3. 3
    You should see a popup that displays the IMEI number.
    If your phone shows 'Invalid MMI code', it's probably a clone. To verify this code, you will need to follow the steps below.
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  4. 4
    Turn on your PC and open the web browser.
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  5. 5
    Go to the IMEI website.
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  6. 6
    Enter your IMEI number
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  7. 7
    Click on "Check".
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    If the website shows your Samsung Galaxy Note3, your device is genuine, if not your phone is most likely a fake.
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If you have any other questions, let us know in the Q&A section.

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How to check if the software on my Galaxy S5 is fake?

The S5 I just bought looks completely genuine. It also has all the sensors, but I bought it from an online store, and I fear if the software is fake or rooted. Please help.

This depends on the online store from which you purchased the device. Official carrier stores, Samsung, Negri Electronics, Newegg, and other reputable electronics stores will not sell you a fake or otherwise tampered with the phone.

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

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Samsung Galaxy j5 is genuine or not?

Dear Bro, I want to buy a Samsung Galaxy J5 phone from someone who carried it out in Bangladesh from Canada, he can't give me the phone warranty or others documents but he strongly said that the phone is original, please advise on how can I check if the phone is genuine or fake? please help me.

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You can use the Samsung codes provided in the VisiHow article on this page but since the phone is from Canada ask who the original carrier of the phone is. If it is a major carrier in Canada like Bell, Telus, Rogers or Virgin then the phone is most likely not a fake. Canada has very strict laws on counterfeit merchandise.

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Hi, how to check whether the phone is 1) legit? 2)genuine 3) in contract (no/yes) 4) financed(no/yes)?

Hi, how to check whether the phone is

1) Legit?

2) Genuine

3) In contract (no/yes)

4) Financed (no/yes)

Thanks!

Only buy from reputable websites or carriers directly. To see if they are genuine you can compare the specs of the phone against a genuine phone's specs posted online. Turn the phone on and see if the Samsung logo appears first and not an Android guy. To see if the phone is in contract or financed you will have to trust the word of the person you are purchasing the phone from or ask them to call their carrier in front of you to provide the answer.

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How to know if an HTC M9 is original or not?

An HTC one M9 is being offered to me at a decent price, but without purchase receipt. it's still unboxed. Is there a way to detect whether it's original or not

This Youtube Tutorial shows you a fake HTC M9. The real one is aluminum and not plastic, two front buttons vs. the counterfeit that has three front buttons and is heavier than the fake plastic model. Since the phone is unboxed these will be the easiest ways to tell if it is fake.

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Its just that this phone Samsung GT-S7582 was locked after too many patterns but now it does not have an option of delete data from the recovery mode. I don't know what to do then

Its just that this phone Samsung GT-S7582 was locked after too many patterns but now it does not have an option of delete data from the recovery mode. I don't know what to do then

Did you use the volume keys to navigate within the recovery menu? If there still is no delete data, then go to Settings and choose Backup & Reset and then Factory Data Reset.

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How do I know about an original Samsung mobile in the market?

I want to buy a Samsung mobile Galaxy Ace4 and Galaxy core2 second hand, kindly give me tips on how can I know if it is original Samsung or fake??

Use the Samsung Codes. Four of them per device should tell you quickly whether the phones are fake or not. You should also look at release videos on YouTube of the devices so you can see what a real vs. fake looks like.

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How to determine Samsung duos clone or Korean copy?

I'm going to buy a phone online.

Because you are buying the phone online, ask for the IMEI number. Research the seller to see what their reviews are. Recognize that if the deal is too good to be true then it probably is a clone phone.

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Originality test of Samsung Note which is brought from out of my country?

My friend's friend gave me a Galaxy Note and said that he purchased this out of the country and gave a 40 % discount on the original rate. How can I check if it is original?

This [Youtube Tutorial shows you an original Note vs. the fake one. Because this is your friend, you should also be able to check the IMEI number and use the Samsung codes.

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How to determine the originality of the battery?

How can we identify the genuine Samsung battery

  1. 1
    Check the battery for the Samsung logotype.
    It must not be misspelt and look exactly as the original Samsung logotype.
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  2. 2
    The battery contacts should not protrude from the battery unit.
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  3. 3
    Warning labels and text.
    You will need a genuine battery to compare these. Batteries differ from one Galaxy model to another; however, all of the warning labels and text on genuine batteries look the same across a specific Galaxy model.
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  4. 4
    Serial number.
    There must be a serial number on the battery.
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  5. 5
    Country-specific standards.
    The logotypes for a specific country must be similar across all of the Galaxy batteries. To find out whether you have a fake battery, you will have to find an official retailer in your area of the specific phone. Then, you can remove the back cover and take a picture of the country-specific standards, which are certification marks.
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Sir how can I determine a fake or original computer parts?

I bought a computer last week, and it's laggy, although the seller says its good... Thanks for the help sir.

Reduce Lag in Online Gaming is a VisiHow article with tips to reduce the lag. Your lagging issue is not from fake computer parts but instead the processing system, cached data, a virus, or you are trying to use the computer for a game that it is not sufficient for.

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I bought a Samsung Galaxy Note on eBay and would like to know if it is a genuine phone or a clone?

Hi, . . I bought this phone on eBay and would like to find out for certain if it is authentic or a clone. I also read that you can tell by the IMEI # where it was assembled and which place is bad, good, or the original factory (the best), and would like to authenticate this as well. Some of the information I read doesn't seem to check out with my device or what I have and I am nervous about this and really need to verify everything. Thank you.

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It is very rare that a Samsung phone is completely assembled all within one factory. You best way to tell if it is real is to use the Samsung Codes and see if they work, check the camera resolution and IMEIinfo.com.can tell you when you input the 15 digit IMEI number.

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How can I be able to identify an original Samsung Grand Prime phone?

I am interested in purchasing a Samsung Grand Prime phone, but I wonder how can I overcome being given a fake phone. Please kindly guide me

Only by from a reputable phone dealer or carrier. Phones are usually close to the same price with all major carriers so if you find a phone and it is for more than half the other prices, it is most likely fake or refurbished. You can ask for the IMEI number even if you are buying the phone online. A lot of reputable dealers online in sites like Ebay will post photos with the IMEI number for you to check to authenticate.

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I went to a Samsung shop to buy a Galaxy Ace 3 Duos, but I was told it had no front cam, I am confused, please help me?

Is it true that the Galaxy Ace 3 Duos has no front cam.

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 Duos have front-facing cameras. It is probably a shop clerk's mistake. Only Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos had no front-facing cameras. Both Duos 2 and Duos 3 have front-facing cameras. Maybe another model was put into the Duos 3 box: that happens when phones are taken out for the shop Windows and put back into the box.

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To find out the model number, take the back cover off and remove the battery.

I want to know the communication logo of my country Pakistan on mobile box?

I want to buy Samsung Galaxy Grand prime, I need to identify the original mobile

Samsung/PK has a list with images and specs of the phones they offer in Pakistan. You can compare the phone you are interested in to one on their site.

My product code on the packet of Galaxy E7 is *358496/06/293729/5*?

I don't get adequate download or internet speed. Is it a fake or real Samsung product? Thanks

The Internet speed is dependent upon too many factors to suspect the originality of the phone: it can be the data mode (2G, 3G, LTE, etc.), the coverage (check your carrier for the coverage map), the location (the signal is worse closer to the ground and behind walls), the data plan (you can get something like 64 kbps on some plans upon reaching a certain daily limit), the web site speed or higher ISP connection problems. However, to fully make sure, you will need exactly the same model tested at exactly the same spot with the same SIM card.

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About S6. Hi, I have an appointment with someone who is selling his S6 at super low price, I wish to know how to verify it on the spot?

About S6. Hi, I have an appointment with someone who is selling his S6 at super low price, I wish to know how to verify it on the spot

This Youtube Tutorial shows a real vs. fake Galaxy S 6. The back of the phone has glass where the fake is definitely cheap plastic. The box will not have the upper right-hand tag on the fake one as well. On the spot, pay attention to see if the phone has a glass high gloss backing and that its camera and phone settings look normal as seen in the YouTube tutorial.

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Not registered on network error?

Update my S6 T-Mobile unlocked version to Marshmallow, now it shows not registered on network. I have tried: Everything. I think it was caused by: I don't know

Dial *#*#72786#*#* into your phone then reboot the phone if it does not reboot automatically on it's own. You will wipe out any old settings and the phone will again search for the carrier. If this still does not work then you will need to take the phone to your network provider.

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