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Generic IMEI now No signal

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Default Generic IMEI now No signal

I remember a while back formatting /factory on my Gnex before flashing a ROM. At the time I thought nothing of it. Later I discovered it is a big deal. I left it as it was as the network I was on was working fine. Today it appears the generic IMEI has been blocked by my network. I have seen guides to repair the IMEI, but it appears that my files do not match what the guides say I should be seeing. For example in /data/radio/log/nv.log I only have the following : Tue Jan 21 02:53:47 2014: nv data does not exist (GED)
Tue Jan 21 02:53:47 2014: nv data does not exist
Tue Jan 21 02:53:48 2014: default NV restored

Whereas in /factory I only have a lost+found empty folder.

I hope someone can help me out
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If you haven't previously backed up the factory partition then I'm afraid your phone is now an expensive mini tablet.

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I found this in another thread -

By restoring your nandroid, what you have done is restored the proper files in /data/radio, which is what Android looks at for IMEI. However, there will still be nothing in /factory, so if you ever wipe or do a factory reset, your IMEI will disappear again. In order to get it to stick, I believe you still need to copy the nv_data.bin.md5 and nv_data.bin files from /data/radio to /factory.

Hope it helps..
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I replied to your post in my thread with the same issue:

If you have some sort of backup you might be in luck, if not it doesn't look good sadly.

Good luck i hope you manage to fix your Nexus

Phone history: Nokia 3210 > Nokia Ngage > Nokia 6630 > Nokia N95 > HTC Desire > Galaxy Nexus > OnePlus One
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