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Serial number in phone settings does not match box

  1. oxxshadow
    Gingerbread Oct 11, 2014

    oxxshadow , Oct 11, 2014 :
    So.. my serial number in the phone settings does not match the box. Its much shorter, anyone else the same?
     

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  2. tottianovic
    Donut Oct 11, 2014


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  3. oxxshadow
    Gingerbread Oct 11, 2014

    oxxshadow , Oct 11, 2014 :
    mine does not match, the serial number on the box is S/N: (15 Digit Number)
    The one in the phone settings is only 8 digits
     

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  4. Andrew1988
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 11, 2014


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  5. teqnix
    Lollipop Oct 11, 2014


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  6. mohami
    Honeycomb Oct 11, 2014


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  7. ttirkel
    Donut Oct 12, 2014


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  8. aspherical
    Jelly Bean Oct 12, 2014

    aspherical , Oct 12, 2014 :
    You're looking at the IMEI number on the box, which is not the same as serial. As far as I can tell, there is no serial number printed on my box. Only IMEI.
     

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  9. oxxshadow
    Gingerbread Oct 12, 2014

    oxxshadow , Oct 12, 2014 :
    No the IMEI matches. I am looking at the S/N number
     

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  10. vasanthchinta
    Froyo Oct 12, 2014

    vasanthchinta , Oct 12, 2014 :
    Never checked...
     

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  11. aspherical
    Jelly Bean Oct 12, 2014

    aspherical , Oct 12, 2014 :
    There is nothing on my box that indicates a serial number. Could you take a picture of it?
     

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  12. jon.balon
    Gingerbread Oct 12, 2014

    jon.balon , Oct 12, 2014 :
    On the label at the top it says S/N
     

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  13. jon.balon
    Gingerbread Oct 12, 2014

    jon.balon , Oct 12, 2014 :
    Mine does not match, that is normal
     

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  14. missy.wyman
    Honeycomb Oct 12, 2014

    missy.wyman , Oct 12, 2014 :
    The serial number is on the screen when you take it out of the box brand new.
     

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  15. aspherical
    Jelly Bean Oct 12, 2014

    aspherical , Oct 12, 2014 :
    Ok, I found it. I was looking at the outer brown cardboard box. Mine does not match either. The number CM is reporting appears to be hex, but even converted to decimal, it does not match.
     

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  16. sunilhere
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 12, 2014

    sunilhere , Oct 12, 2014 :
    The serial number located on the label when you take it out of the box & the serial number in your phone settings would match. Which two numbers are you trying to compare ?
     

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  17. aspherical
    Jelly Bean Oct 12, 2014

    aspherical , Oct 12, 2014 :
    The serial number as reported in Settings / About Phone / Status
     

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  18. Mokrishte
    Gingerbread Oct 12, 2014


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  19. atomic_man
    Jelly Bean Oct 12, 2014

    atomic_man , Oct 12, 2014 :
    IMEI is more important than S/N
     

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  20. sunilhere
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 12, 2014

    sunilhere , Oct 12, 2014 :
    Aspherical,

    I just checked.Mine doesn't match too. So I believe it's normal.

    Conclusion : The serial number in the Settings --> About Phone --> Status will not be same as the serial number that is printed on the label ( on top of your phone screen ) when you take it out of the box.
     

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