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How Do You Know Your Samsung Galaxy Phone Is Original or Fake

 

Samsung’s line of Galaxy phones runs on Android. Since Android is an open source operating system, the source code of the OS is open to all interested parties under open source licenses.

Some phone manufacturers take advantage of this by creating knock-offs of more popular devices. These companies have done quite a good job to lure consumers into buying their fake phones at a very low price. Here is a list of ways to identify a fake or cloned Samsung Galaxy device.

One. Using Samsung Codes

Samsung Galaxy phones have fixed codes that can be entered to test functions or view information about the device. You just simply input the codes in your dialer app and your phone should respond to it. If the phone does not show any response, then the Galaxy device you are holding is an imitation. These are the most common Samsung codes:

*#06# [Displays device IMEI number]

*#1234# [Displays device current firmware]

*#*#1472365#*#* [GPS test settings]

*#*#197328640#*#* [Service mode main menu]

*#*#4636#*#* [Diagnostic and general settings mode]

*#0*# [General Test Mode]

*#0228# [ADC Reading]

*#0283# [Audio Loopback Control]

*#0289# [Melody Test Mode]

*#03# [NAND Flash S/N]

*#0588# [Proximity Sensor Test Mode]

*#0589# [Light Sensor Test Mode]

*#0673# [Audio Test Mode]

*#07# [Test History]

*#0782# [Real Time Clock Test]

*#0842# [Vibra Motor Test Mode]

*#12580*369# [SW & HW Info]

*#1575# [GPS Control Menu]

*#2263# [RF Band Selection]

*#232331# [Bluetooth Test Mode]

*#232337# [Bluetooth Address]

*#232338# [WLAN MAC Address]

*#232339# [WLAN Test Mode]

*#2663# [TSP / TSK firmware update]

Two. Using Samsung Kies

Another method in checking if your Samsung phone is original is by using Samsung computer software Samsung Kies.

With this method you need to download Samsung Kies from www.samsung.com/ph/support/usefulsoftware/KIES/ while choosing your computer OS platform (Windows or Mac OS).

After downloading, install the program onto your computer and connect your Samsung Galaxy phone using a USB cable. Samsung Kies should automatically detect your Samsung phone’s model and firmware version.

If the device is not recognized, connect it again. If Kies still does not recognize your device, chances are the phone is not a real Galaxy phone.

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