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Identifying the IMEI number from the device ID - is it possible?


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#1 Stephen

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 10:17 AM

My TK-Star comes with an ID number which is 10 digits long. I'm told that to connect to certain other servers that I require a 15 digit IMEI number.

 

Can anyone advise how I might obtain this please? It's not printed anywhere on the device.


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 13:44 PM

stephenc, as far as I can see your tracking device is working and sending data.

Why do you need to have that kind of info?

Furthermore, there are a lot of tracking devices using 11 digits or even 3 digits only.


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 14:00 PM

pach, I fully accept your comment.

 

When I'm interested in a subject or piece of technology I'm forced to explore it further so that I can understand it and know its limitations.

 

I find these devices a source of amazement so I have to break them and then figure out how to put it together again :D

 

For anyone else wondering the same, I've just read that the TK Star utilises the watch protocol which I'm guessing is an alternative to the IMEI.



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Posted 14 July 2017 - 05:04 AM

stephenc, IMEI or an ID whatever you call it is just a unique number of a device like a mac address for a network card.

IMEI is set by the manufacturer in the device firmware and can contain different number of digits or other symbols.

 

Frankly speaking you are mixing up the definitions.

A lot of info about what is an IMEI can be found at the internet.


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Posted 30 January 2018 - 08:23 AM

stephenc, IMEI or an ID whatever you call it is just a unique number of a device like a mac address for a network card.

IMEI is set by the manufacturer in the device firmware and can contain different number of digits or other symbols.

 

Frankly speaking you are mixing up the definitions.

A lot of info about what is an IMEI can be found at the internet.

Hello. I have a 10 digit ID also, but can't register this chinese GPS OBDII because of this on many servers, is there a solution?



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Posted 30 January 2018 - 08:33 AM

plb4333, an ID may have different length. I can for example make an ID of 4 digits if I want.


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