Share your experiences regarding PTA Patched Devices

Ashhad101

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As all of you know market is flooded with PTA Patched Devices with cheap rates. Upon some research I got know some of their problems.

1: Device wont update ever.
2: Banking applications might not work.
3: PTA Patch can stop working.
Etc

If anyone of you guys had purchased these then please share your experiences and should one purchase these phones or should avoid them? Thanks
 

arslanejaz33

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Avoid them rooted phones were a thing 5-6 years ago, now OEM are adding all the software features which we used to get by rooting.

shopkeepers also doesn't accept any claim if the patching stops working and ask you to pay again.

sasmung phones are very prone to this bcz they have hardware level security and if the phone gets rooted it is practically useless for banking and professional tasks.

you can update your phone but updating your phone is still a hassle if you know android development bcz data can be lost , battery performance will be worst etc
 
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murtaza12

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As all of you know market is flooded with PTA Patched Devices with cheap rates. Upon some research I got know some of their problems.

1: Device wont update ever.
2: Banking applications might not work.
3: PTA Patch can stop working.
Etc

If anyone of you guys had purchased these then please share your experiences and should one purchase these phones or should avoid them? Thanks
Would not recommend if you are not tech savvy and you don't know how to diagnose / troubleshoot or experiment with patching yourself if the patch stops working for whatever reason.

They're not hassle free phones by any means and unless you know what you're doing, it's best to go for a pre-approved device or one that has been PTA approved legitimately.
 
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What exactly is called Patched Phone? A Non PTA Approved Phone (Rooted & changed IMEI from Nokia etc phone) Right?
What about Iphones? Since they can't be rooted thus no/minimal chance of IMEI change.
 

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I don't know if he's active, but tagging @murtaza12 he knows his stuff regarding smartphones.

Edit: lol im blind didn't realize he already replied
 

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What exactly is called Patched Phone? A Non PTA Approved Phone (Rooted & changed IMEI from Nokia etc phone) Right?
What about Iphones? Since they can't be rooted thus no/minimal chance of IMEI change.
Patched phone is exactly what you said. IMEI is changed not necessarily to Nokia feature phones, but to any other PTA approved phone that is dead / non-functional. Lots of old scrap smartphones lying around with these repair shops that are already PTA approved, so you'll often see patched S10 and Note 10 with IMEIs from Galaxy S6/S7, Note4/5 and older phones like this.

There is (or at least was) a workaround for iPhones as well. It didn't involve changing IMEIs and was more expensive than the Android phone patching method, but what shopkeepers would do is register two phones for the price of one.

All newer iPhones have one IMEI for the physical SIM slot and one IMEI for the eSIM, so when registering a device on the DIRBS portal, the shopkeeper enters the IMEI of one iPhone's physical SIM slot, and the IMEI of a completely different iPhone's physical SIM slot, allowing him to register two iPhones for the cost of one.

This is why most iPhones you'll find will only have the physical SIM slot approved and the eSIM IMEI is not approved since most people don't use it and Jazz seems to be the only carrier offering it anyway.

However, PTA found about this and now when registering iPhones, there is a waiting period of a few days after you submit an application with the IMEIs. They have some way of verifying if both IMEIs actually belong to the same phone, and only once they do, a PSID number is issued allowing the phone to be approved.

So as far as I know, the method of registering two iPhones for the price of one is no longer possible, but I could be wrong.
 

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What exactly is called Patched Phone? A Non PTA Approved Phone (Rooted & changed IMEI from Nokia etc phone) Right?
What about Iphones? Since they can't be rooted thus no/minimal chance of IMEI change.
Patching is a invented word for changing imei on phones, and not every phone requires to be rooted to get imei changed, but its illegal.
 

ammaralidj

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But what about this kind of patch? Imei is changed but shows this::
The actual device is Mate 30 Pro 5G which is non PTA. The seller is offering all kind of life time warranties including copy of CNIC and written warranty on his shop pad. He is saying something about cert patch. Is it safe to buy this phone? Please guide


IMG-20220420-WA0045.jpg
 
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tksalarzai

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Avoid them rooted phones were a thing 5-6 years ago, now OEM are adding all the software features which we used to get by rooting.

shopkeepers also doesn't accept any claim if the patching stops working and ask you to pay again.

sasmung phones are very prone to this bcz they have hardware level security and if the phone gets rooted it is practically useless for banking and professional tasks.

you can update your phone but updating your phone is still a hassle if you know android development bcz data can be lost , battery performance will be worst etc
Brothers can anyone confirm if the Jazz E-sim will work on Patched pixel 3xl ? As it has one imei and can't run two sims standby, so if i add an E-sim along with Physical Sim i would have to switch between the two to work only with one ? But i have been told that it won't work with PTA Patched device ? And if it works will i be able to scan/transfer the Esim to other mobile or i just have to get another QR code for 1000 pkr ?
 

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Brothers can anyone confirm if the Jazz E-sim will work on Patched pixel 3xl ? As it has one imei and can't run two sims standby, so if i add an E-sim along with Physical Sim i would have to switch between the two to work only with one ? But i have been told that it won't work with PTA Patched device ? And if it works will i be able to scan/transfer the Esim to other mobile or i just have to get another QR code for 1000 pkr ?
@murtaza12 please can u help ?
 

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@murtaza12 please can u help ?
I'm not sure what method these shopkeepers use to patch phones. EFS partition and baseband/modem will be modified so I don't even know if eSIMs will work on the phone in its current state.

You can't scan or transfer the eSIM, if you want to change it to a new device, you will have to visit the Jazz Service Center or Franchise, do biometrics again and get a new QR code.
 
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