Regarding the authenticity of the phone, 4.4 hasn't been released to any models other than Nexus devices and Google edition phones, plus the build number is a generic one used by many MTK chips. They're not bad processors but not quad-core, and more importantly not samsung. There are plenty of them about and are normally sold as clones, but some sellers don't specify this and market them as genuine Samsung phones. It'll have a custom rom to look like a Samsung UI, and a build.prop edit to show android o/s as 4.4.
Regarding the imei, it depends on the hardware of the phone, it's probably a 1.6ghz dual-core MediaTek chipset. If you check system details/hardware it should give you the correct info. If so, try dialling ##889988##. It may bring up a hidden menu to change the IMEI. If not, reboot and dial ##3646633## then select GPRS. You can enter the imei at '1st PDP', then select 'Attached' then 'Detached'
These will only work on a mtk chip so try and find out what your hardware is.
i had one note 3 clone N9006 when i put simcard it says No Service, i have tried factory reset, flash it with another ROM, write IMEI again but it still says No Service..
- what can i do to get this phone working again?
- is there another parameter that makes the phone register to network?
- how can i know if my nv items/folder is corrupt? how can i rebuild this area?
Hardware : MT6582
Model : Samsung GALAXY Note 3
Build number : ALPS.JB5.MP.V1.5
Build date UTC : 20131227-080544
Android v : 4.4
Baseband v: MOLY.WR8.W1315.MD.WG.MP.V10.P2, 2013/10/23 17:49
Kernel v : 3.4.5 (rs@rs-ThinkStation-D30) (gcc version 4.6.x-google 20120106 (prerelease) (GCC) ) #1 SMP Fri Dec 27 16:03:35 CST 2013
this phone is new so when i tried to use it for the first time it already says No Service but with Invalid imei, i write the imei with codes to access the gprs menu i use this codes ##46340##, write imei successful but still no service...
thanks for your advice