How to Backup and Restore IMEI in Android

There is a possibility to lose IMEI numbers while flashing or updating ROM in Android devices.

If you lost your IMEI number during those processes, then your phone loses the ability to make and receive a call.

To avoid this issue, you need to take a backup of the IMEI numbers.

In this post, we will see the easy way to backup and restore IMEI on Android. Let’s get started.

Backup IMEI on Rooted MTK Android Devices


Download and install the app.

Grant root access permissions to the app.

Click on “IMEI Backup Restore (MTK)” option.

Now, you can see 4 options. The first 2 options are to backup IMEI and the last 2 options are to restore IMEI.

Backup IMEI to SDCARD(MTK) – used to backup to your internal storage.

Backup IMEI to SDCARD2(MTK) – used to backup to your SD card.

Mobileuncle Tools backup IMEI and restore IMEI options

You can use any option as per your wish. In this instance, I’m choosing the first option.

Tap “Ok” on the confirmation message.

That’s it. Now, you can see the backup file on the internal storage.

I recommend you to keep a copy of this backup file to the cloud (Google Drive, Dropbox) or on the Laptop.

Restore IMEI on Rooted MTK Android Devices

When your IMEI numbers are lost, you can use your IMEI backup to restore.

If your backup is on the internal phone storage, use the “Restore IMEI from SDCARD (MTK)” option. Here are the steps to do restoration:

Tap Restore IMEI from SDCARD (MTK).

IMEI backup available on internal storage

Tap OK on the confirmation message.

Confirmation message

Tap OK to reboot

IMEI backup successfully restored message along with reboot confirmation

That’s it. The IMEI numbers should be restored from IMEI backup.

Note: If your backup is on the SD card, use the “Restore IMEI from SDCARD2 (MTK)” option.

Backup and Restore IMEI on Rooted Samsung Devices

Install and open EFS IMEI Backup app.

Grant root access permissions to the app.

Choose the download location.

You can see 3 backup formats.

Choose the Raw partition image (img).

Click on save EFS (IMEI) backup.

You can use the restore option in the app for restoring purpose.

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