WHAT IS “IMEI/IMEISV”??
IMEI stands for “International Mobile Equipment Identity” and IMEISV stands for “International Mobile Equipment Identity with software version” which is a unique identification of your mobile internationally. Like the way we humans have a unique fingerprint, IMEI is the fingerprint of your phone. You can find the IMEI number written on your mobiles box pack or under the battery of your phone. If you can’t still figure it out then you can dial *#06# from your phone. This code works for most of the mobile phones. If you have a old SONY/ SONY ERICSSON then u can enter * Right * Left Left * Left*
Tracking lost or stolen mobile through IMEI
#1. IMEI number tracking through Telecom operator:
In this process is telecom operator after police permission put reported IMEI on tracking and as soon as that device connect to telecom network, they get to know the location and they hand it over to police; only hurdle here is that it can’t be done for every lost or stolen mobile because of huge number and telecom operator will never do it unless they have a written police permission.
#2. IMEI number tracking through preinstalled IMEI number trackers applications:
Condition for this kind of tracking is that mobile tracking software should been installed and activated before phone was lost or stolen, even in the situation when mobile tracking application was installed and activated it can be deactivated by thief by formatting the phone, not easy for every tracking application for still possible.
#3. IMEI number tracking through database of lost, stolen and found mobiles:
Now this is the only hope of person who have lost his phone, in this process phone is reported by public and searched by public only. When a Mobile phone is stolen or lost , the make, model and IMEI of the mobile is entered in database of lost, stolen & found mobiles, which is linked to rightful owner and reporting agency used mobile phone buyers, resellers, insurers, law enforcement, and security professionals check suspicious mobile against this list. When stolen gadget is located, they provide information to the rightful owners.