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Samsung galaxy s5 from tracfone

by sjcfr / December 24, 2016 2:29 AM PST

Please someone can help me to get a serial number from galaxy s5 from Tracfone carrier, I need any serial number but have to be from Tracfone carrier please my phone break down and now I need to restart and i don't have the serial number from my phone

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The last Samsung I opened up
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 24, 2016 10:49 AM PST
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by sjcfr / December 24, 2016 11:20 AM PST

If was that easy I don't ask for it, the problem is this don't have any serial number on it and the rom is broken the only way to fix is with emergency recovery but I need the serial number

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Then where else is the number?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 24, 2016 11:37 AM PST
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I found one inside the case since Samsung's warranty system uses not only the external but the internal marking. Since this is broken I thought it would be acceptable to look inside.

OK, the other places would be the packaging the phone came from, receipts and maybe emails during setup and support.

If you think you could get it from the dead phone, that's going to cost thousands as you need a forensics recovery house and well paid techs and engineers.

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under the battery
by renegade600 / December 24, 2016 11:48 AM PST
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did you check under the battery? you have to remove the battery to get to the serial number. In addition if you are able to turn on your phone, it will be in the settings.

If neither will do, then you are out of luck here. you might be able to take it to a local phone store and get the info.

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just contact Tracfone
by James Denison / December 24, 2016 11:59 AM PST

They will give you a new sim card and transfer your current account and minutes to it. That's what I did for my daughter's phone when it took an unexpected swimming lesson, from which it failed to recover. Tracfone should already have that info on their website anyway in your account, visit it and find out.

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