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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?

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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?

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Try this: https://www.google.nl/search?q=resto...spv=1&ie=UTF-8

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I wouldn't have posted this before I have gone through extensive research.
All the methods described o require some form of backup which I have never read about or known of, or via SPTBox which is very costly, it's different with our nexuses because of the way it stores the nv data file, no imei rewrite program works.
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Welcome to the club. I'm in the same boat.

I have a CWM nandroid backup which was made half a year ago. I will try a full restore. Not sure if CWM backs up /factory folder. If I will be able to restore /factory maybe this guide will help http://blog.falcondai.com/2013/10/fi...ei-number.html
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That sucks man. I hope everything works out for you. This is just another example of why documentation is super important.
 
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Seems that my cwm copy is corrupt and I am missing one tar.b archive
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I just searched everywhere but our Gnex is so damn stubborn when it comes to fiddling with the IMEI.
I ended up going to a 3rd party repair shop in our area, got my old IMEI written back again for a well not so cheap price, I'm just glad it's alive again.
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I just searched everywhere but our Gnex is so damn stubborn when it comes to fiddling with the IMEI.
I ended up going to a 3rd party repair shop in our area, got my old IMEI written back again for a well not so cheap price, I'm just glad it's alive again.
Mine got fixed as well. In my case - warranty covered the fix.
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