1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I bought a slightly used 2nd Hand Galaxy Note 8 about 1.5 months ago and it is running fine. Today I was looking at the phone and realized that the IMEI number and serial numbers were not printed on back of the phone. I doubt that the back of the phone is changed, but I used the phone under water and it didn't seem to be damaged. Can anyone help? And sorry for the bad English ☹
    07-18-2018 06:47 AM
  2. Deke218's Avatar
    It was moved to the settings > about phone menu.

    If all you need are the numbers, what difference does it make where you find them. Also, OP, the phone is water resistant. You can actually play with it in the water.
  3. hallux's Avatar
    Looking at some pictures, I'm not sure I'd expect that information to be printed there any longer. Can you pull out the SIM tray and see if the serial number is printed there and compare it to what is reported in the phone menus? That's where it is on my Pixel 2 XL.

    I'll see if someone else on the team has a Note 8 to confirm...

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    07-18-2018 07:37 AM
  4. joe_fresh's Avatar
    Looking at some pictures, I'm not sure I'd expect that information to be printed there any longer. Can you pull out the SIM tray and see if the serial number is printed there and compare it to what is reported in the phone menus? That's where it is on my Pixel 2 XL.

    I'll see if someone else on the team has a Note 8 to confirm...

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    The IMEI is on mine just not the serial number. Found it down at the bottom, very tiny print.
    07-18-2018 07:40 AM
  5. aldo82's Avatar
    wasn't there a change in ruling in the US and phones don't have to have that information on the back anymore? I remember reading about it with regards to the last set of iPhones. mine is a European model and there is a load of tiny print on the back so I assume it is there but it's too small for me to read!
    07-18-2018 08:14 AM
  6. Shujahtarar's Avatar
    But mine is not from US. I have seen many pictures and watched videos, some of them have only IMEI on the back and others have both IMEI and serial numbers.
    07-18-2018 08:29 AM
  7. Shujahtarar's Avatar
    There's nothing on sim tray.
    07-18-2018 08:38 AM
  8. Deke218's Avatar
    It was printed on a sticker that was attached to the phone when purchased.

    Also in settings>about phone.
    07-18-2018 08:42 AM
  9. j_hansen's Avatar
    Imei is on the back of mine but not the serial number
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    07-18-2018 09:34 AM
  10. bbgpsuser's Avatar
    The IMEI is on the back of my Note 8. US AT&T version.
    07-18-2018 10:24 AM
  11. Bodestone's Avatar
    On my Uk version both are etched in the back glass in teeny, weeny, tiny writing at the bottom. I was asked for it on a call and had to stand by a window in full sunlight before I could really even see it was there.
    Just glad I have good eyesight.
    Of course the Samsung "technical engineer" was encouraging me to take the back off my note 8 to find it.
    07-18-2018 02:15 PM
  12. MsBlingberry's Avatar
    I live in Nigeria and mine is on a sticker at the back and also etched at the bottom of the phone.
    07-18-2018 03:12 PM
  13. Shujahtarar's Avatar
    But there is nothing at the bottom of mine.
    Attached Thumbnails Imei and serial number are not printed on back of my note 8!-img-20180719-wa0001.jpg  
    07-18-2018 10:50 PM
  14. j_hansen's Avatar
    I don't think imei was on my duos model either, mine was unbranded exynos version
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    07-19-2018 07:28 AM
  15. Shujahtarar's Avatar
    I don't think imei was on my duos model either, mine was unbranded exynos version
    Oh! Now I'm a little satisfied.
    07-19-2018 08:22 AM
  16. j_hansen's Avatar
    Oh! Now I'm a little satisfied.
    Your duos will have 2 imei numbers in case you don't already know
    07-19-2018 10:11 AM
  17. j_hansen's Avatar
    If you in the phone dialer put in *#06# it will show them
    07-19-2018 10:13 AM
  18. Deke218's Avatar
    It was moved to the settings > about phone menu.

    If all you need are the numbers, what difference does it make where you find them. Also, OP, the phone is water resistant. You can actually play with it in the water.
    07-19-2018 10:29 AM
  19. Shujahtarar's Avatar
    I know everything about the Phone but I bought it 2nd hand that's why I was doubtful about the back being replaced and it has no water resistance. But I'm satisfied because I put the Phone in water and it is alright. Thank you everyone for the help!
    j_hansen likes this.
    07-19-2018 12:01 PM
  20. TabGuy's Avatar
    It was moved to the settings > about phone menu.

    If all you need are the numbers, what difference does it make where you find them. Also, OP, the phone is water resistant. You can actually play with it in the water.
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...1ba894891f.jpg
    Presuming the phone is working, of course.
    07-20-2018 01:18 PM

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