How to Get the Device’s IMEI and ESN Programmatically in Android?
Many times while building Android Applications we require a unique identifier to identify the specific mobile users. For identifying that user we use a unique address or identity. For generating that unique identity we can use the android device id. In this article, we will take a look at How to get Device IMEI and ESN Programmatically in Android.
Step by Step Implementation
Step 1: Create a New Project in Android Studio
To create a new project in Android Studio please refer to How to Create/Start a New Project in Android Studio. The code for that has been given in both Java and Kotlin Programming Language for Android.
Step 2: Working with the XML Files
Navigate to the app > res > layout > activity_main.xml and add the below code to that file. Below is the code for the activity_main.xml file.
Step 3: Working with the MainActivity File
Go to the MainActivity File and refer to the following code. Below is the code for the MainActivity File. Comments are added inside the code to understand the code in more detail.
Step 4: Adding the below Permissions to AndroidManifest.xml
Navigate to the AndroidManifest.xml file and add the below permissions to it in the manifest tag.
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE" /> <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_PRIVILEGED_PHONE_STATE" />
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