New CWM Causes Trouble
So off I went to install a new CM nightly, just as always, wiping my phone full clean and getting these zips installed.
Or so I thought.
CWM 6.0.4 for some vaguely incomprehensible (dumb) reason exposes the /factory/ partition to be formatted under Mounts and Storage. Do the developers understand how dangerous it is? For people like me who are freaked out by dirty installs and who just wipe out the device before installing a new ROM the consequences are terrible. And with no previous warning whatsoever
, with no proceed warnings in CWM
, this is really an eat-crap-after-you-fail fail.
But of course, one can't blame the developers, can they?
Well then AT LEAST why aren't we allowed to discuss possible ways of restoring our god-darned IMEIs then? Now I'm rendered with a micro tablet that cannot register on any network because of DEVELOPER and DOCUMENTATION ERRORS. And I just happen to be a Python developer so I know when the errors are by which party. There isn't any phone repair shop within my area that is able to restore the IMEI using an SPTBox so to fix this it all relies on my, and other victims', expertise. If keeping a backup of nv-data.bin was mentioned anywhere before I went into this case then I would've gladly backed up the file, but you only get to know that after you lose your IMEI. And just spending $300 on a box to fix my phone is ridiculous, isn't it?
Maguro: CM10.2|Leankernel|1.35GHz R.I.P.
Galaxy Note 8.0: Stock|Deodexed & Rooted|EMk
Nokia N97 -> Rover N900 -> Galaxy S3 i9300 -> Maguro
Wishlist: Galaxy Premier
Galaxy Tab 7.0 -> Galaxy Note 10.1 -> Nexus 10 -> Galaxy Note 8.0