Determine Fake Samsung Galaxy Phones

Determine Fake Samsung Galaxy Phones

Samsung Galaxy series phones run on Google’s Android Operating system. Since there is a high demand for these phones and Android OS source code is open to all interested parties; some phone manufacturers take advantage of the open source license to create indistinguishable fake Samsung phones. Here are some ways that can be used to determine fake Samsung Galaxy phones.

Determine Fake Samsung Galaxy Phones using Samsung Kies 

The most reliable way of identifying the authenticity of any Samsung Galaxy device is by using Samsung Kies software. Simply plug the Galaxy device into a computer with Samsung Kies software installed and see how the software recognizes the device. Follow these simple steps to use Samsung Kies software;

1. Download and install Samsung Kies Software on you Computer.

Click here to download Samsung Kies Software

2. Connect you Samsung phone to a computer using a USB connector cable.

3. Wait for Kies to display your device’s name and the firmware information of your phone. This is a sign that the phone is genuine.

4. If Samsung Kies fails to recognize the device restart both your computer and your phone and repeat the process for a second time. If Samsung Kies still does not recognize your device, chances are the phone is not a real Galaxy phone.

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Determine Fake Samsung Galaxy Phones using Samsung Codes

Samsung Galaxy phones have fixed codes that can be used to test functions,perform device checks,access other developer tasks and options. Below are the most common Samsung codes;

1. Go to your dialer application and dial the codes.

2. Press the “Call” button.

3. If the device responds to the command, then it is genuine. If it does not, then it is a fake version.

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]

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