Retrieve Your Lost or Stolen Device’s IMEI

Retrieve Your Lost or Stolen Device’s IMEI

Having your phone stolen or lost is never a happy event. But if and when something like this does occur, it helps to have your IMEI handy so that you can help your local law enforcement in their retrieval process. However, your IMEI may not always be readily available, as you may need to locate some device documentation that’s difficult to access while on the go or if you’re away from home. Luckily, there’s a way to retrieve the IMEI code from your lost or stolen device with a simple SMS message.

This is where an application by XDA Senior Member hsay comes into play. This simple application can send your IMEI number via SMS when a specified code reaches the lost or stolen device. You can easily set a backup number and a code that will trigger the IMEI to be sent to your spare phone or friends/family. Then with the IMEI known, you will be better prepared to retrieve your device. The application should work on every phone running Android 2.1 and newer.

More information can be found by visiting the application thread. While we hope none of us will ever need this app, we should always be prepared for when bad things occur.

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Tomek Kondrat
Tomek Kondrat

In his 30's. Joined XDA in 2011 and the portal in 2013. Senior Moderator and Developer Committee Leader. Android enthusiast that needs to have his devices rooted. Likes football (the real one), travels, TV shows, Kodi, post-rock and good food.Contact: [email protected]