Archived:Getting IMEI number in Qt

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The Mobile Extensions used by this article has been superseded by the Qt Mobility API QSystemDeviceInfo:imei. See Getting started with Qt Mobility APIs for more information about Qt Mobility.

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Code Example
Source file: Media:QtGetIMEI.zip
Tested with
Devices(s): Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
Platform(s): S60 3rd Edition FP1, S60 3rd Edition FP2, S60 5th Edition
Keywords: XQSysInfo
Created: mind_freak (18 Jun 2009)
Last edited: hamishwillee (11 Oct 2012)



Archived:This code snippet will show how to retrieve the IMEI number of the device. The XQSysInfo class provides information about the device. imei() method of class XQSysInfo return IMEI number of device.

This snippet requires ReadDeviceData capabilities. Self-signing is not possible because a Developer certificate is needed.


  • Download and install the Qt SDK

Headers required

 #include <XQSysInfo>

.pro file

symbian:LIBS += -letel3rdparty \
-lsysutil \
-lefsrv \
symbian:TARGET.CAPABILITY = ReadDeviceData


XQSysInfo *sysInfo = new XQSysInfo();
QLabel *IMEI = new QLabel("IMEI: "+sysInfo->imei());

Code Example

  • The Code Example will show IMEI of device on screen and is tested on Nokia 5800 XpressMusic.

Related links

Archived:Mobile Extensions

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