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Why should I back up my IMEI number & how do I do it?

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Hello all,

First time posting here on these forums.

I have a Huawei Ascend G300 for a few weeks now and really happy with it. I initially installed the stock rom from Huawei to get rid of the Vodafone crap and more recently upgraded to ICS and all is OK so far.

Having had a bit of a read down through some of the threads here I see posters advising people to back up their IMEI number before attempting to install the various roms for the device and to be honest this is not something I'd even thought of doing as I assumed that the IMEI number would have been baked into the hardware with no fear of it being deleted \ corrupted \ overwritten, etc.

What can happen to an IMEI number that would make it a wise decision to back it up beforehand and how do I create this back up.

Thanks for reading.

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well their has been problems .as people reported they lost it down grading to older gingerbread roms so this is why i also backed it up.their is a thread or post about it on hear its for your benifit as i did back mine up to and copied it to my pc and addon cards so its best you follow suiit and do it to..good luck

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Hello all,

First time posting here on these forums.

I have a Huawei Ascend G300 for a few weeks now and really happy with it. I initially installed the stock rom from Huawei to get rid of the Vodafone crap and more recently upgraded to ICS and all is OK so far.

Having had a bit of a read down through some of the threads here I see posters advising people to back up their IMEI number before attempting to install the various roms for the device and to be honest this is not something I'd even thought of doing as I assumed that the IMEI number would have been baked into the hardware with no fear of it being deleted \ corrupted \ overwritten, etc.

What can happen to an IMEI number that would make it a wise decision to back it up beforehand and how do I create this back up.

Thanks for reading.

i installed it without backing up my imei...its just a precaution as the installation could go wrong

so its up to you really but i would advise it just incase

follow this thread...it has all the info you need.

here the link :

http://www.modaco.com/topic/355583-guide-how-to-install-ics-403-b926/

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Thank you both for your help and advice. Cheers.

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There is no need to backup the IMEI unless you are downgrading. I don't know where this myth came from that the installation of an official update can "break" your IMEI.

The IMEI backup is created so you can actually use your phone as a phone after using the hacked OEM info partitions to install any desired firmware.

I've upgraded and downgraded about 40 times to various different versions. You do not need an IMEI backup to do an upgrade.

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