1. Jeff Goode's Avatar
    A friend bought a Samsung S5 that is an SM-G900.

    The IMEI and ESN on the sticker don't match what is in the phone. Inside the phone says IMEI is 111111111111111/1 and ESN is 0123456789ABCDEF.

    Doesn't recognize a phone number nor a network.

    The build number is kot4h.g900deku1ancc and the custom build version is kot49h0715. I haven't found these builds anywhere.

    The device is recognized by the computer when plugging into USB but if you look at memory it only say. 1.5 of 1.7 GB available but is 16GB device and I have wiped it several times.

    I have tried taking it back to non rooted firmware but neither Kies nor Odin recognize the device as being attached. They both recognize my S4.

    So, what does everyone think? Any suggestions would be appreciated. I think my buddy got taken for a ride but wanted to check here first.
    09-22-2014 07:25 PM
  2. Paul627g's Avatar
    Sounds like a mess to me. Wouldn't doubt it being one of these " knock off's " you hear about of the real thing.
    09-22-2014 09:15 PM
  3. jonebk12's Avatar
    Sounds like a fake to me unfortunately.
    09-22-2014 09:55 PM
  4. bigmatt503's Avatar
    That build # is 100% wrong😕 and every Samsung device I have owned can be found by Odin. Sorry for the bad news

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    09-22-2014 10:03 PM
  5. samdnel's Avatar
    Jeff Goode wrote: A friend bought a Samsung S5 that is an SM-G900.

    The IMEI and ESN on the sticker don't match what is in the phone. Inside the phone says IMEI is 111111111111111/1 and ESN is 0123456789ABCDEF.

    Doesn't recognize a phone number nor a network.

    The build number is kot4h.g900deku1ancc and the custom build version is kot49h0715. I haven't found these builds anywhere.

    The device is recognized by the computer when plugging into USB but if you look at memory it only say. 1.5 of 1.7 GB available but is 16GB device and I have wiped it several times.

    I have tried taking it back to non rooted firmware but neither Kies nor Odin recognize the device as being attached. They both recognize my S4.

    So, what does everyone think? Any suggestions would be appreciated. I think my buddy got taken for a ride but wanted to check here first.

    ---Yes, we have an epidemic of these clones going around in my area. Bad news. There's really no recourse, just be real careful who you buy phones off.
    11-05-2014 03:01 PM
  6. colyn1353's Avatar
    Either a fake or a stolen phone that someone tried to change the numbers but failed so they went looking for someone to buy it off their hands..

    Never buy used from someone unless the seller can name the carrier then meet them at that carriers store location so it can be verified..
    11-05-2014 09:23 PM

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