Can we track our lost mobile, even with IMEI number changed?

Can we get back lost/stolen mobile, even with altered IMEI?

There was a time when the IMEI number helps the police to track lost/stolen mobile and handover it to its legal owner. We also know nowadays it is fairly easy for thieves to alter IMEI number. We thought that we can’t get back our lost/stolen mobile. Recently in India C-DOT ( The Centre for Development of Telematics is an Indian Government-owned telecommunications technology development center. ) has developed a technique for the Police department to track mobile whose IMEI number has changed. Good news for us and bad for thieves.

Its time to act fast, there are mandatory initiative from your side:

Step 1: Secure your lost phone.

  1. Open a browser, like Chrome/Firefox/Opera or else
  2. Open your Google Account.
  3. In the “Security” section, find “Your devices.” Select Manage devices.
  4. Select the lost phone, tablet, or Chromebook. You’ll see the last time the device was used, and the last city it was in.
  5. Next to “Account Access,” select Sign out. Follow the on-screen instructions to remove access to your Google Account and connected apps on your device.​
    • If you find your device, you can sign in to your Google Account again.

Step 2: Change your Google Account password

  1. Open your Google Account. You might need to sign in.
  2. In the “Security” section, select Signing in to Google.
  3. Choose Password. You might need to sign in again.
  4. Enter your new password, then select Change Password.
  5. Change password

Step 3: Register Online Police Complaint:

You don’t have to visit the police station physically. In India following states have given civilian authority to lodge their complaints online. just go to the respective portal, register yourself and file complaint. Finally, We have to rely on over efficient police department.

Andhra Pradesh                       Click Here
Arunachal Pradesh                  Click Here
Assam                                     Click Here
Bihar                                        Click Here
Chhattisgarh                            Click Here
Goa                                         Click Here
Gujarat                                    Click Here
Haryana                                   Click Here
Himachal Pradesh                  Click Here
Jammu and Kashmir              Click Here
Jharkhand                                Click Here
Karnataka                                Click Here
Kerala                                      Click Here
Madhya Pradesh                    Click Here
Maharashtra                           Click Here
Manipur                                   Click Here
Meghalaya                               Click Here
Mizoram                                  Click Here
Nagaland                                 Click Here
Orissa                                      Click Here
Punjab                                     Click Here
Rajasthan                                Click Here
Sikkim                                      Click Here
Tamil Nadu                             Click Here
Tripura                                    Click Here
Telangana                               Click Here
Uttarakhand                           Click Here
Uttar Pradesh                         Click Here
West Bengal                            Click Here

Source: https://meity.gov.in/list-state-wise-links-raising-complaints-stateut-police

Further, you can log on to ZIPNET and track the progress of your logged complaint.

The left side of page Click Missing Mobiles
Click over Search
Enter here your Lost mobile IMEI number.

By this at least you have an idea that the police department has processed your FIR.