[Q] No IMEI means radio is broken?
Phone: Samsung Galaxy Nexus GT-i9250TSGGen
I had a stock android version, that I never rooted or flashed. Suddenly the SIM stopped working, I figured out that there is no IMEI number and the baseband is unknown.
I flashed to a custom ROM, and tried to do few things using the Galaxy Nexus Toolkit:
1) custom ROM android 4.1
2) Flashed a custom radio
3) made a copy of the /efs folder, deleted the original and replaced it after restart.
The Samsung service center said the entire board has to be changed, with an estimated cost of $140 USD.
Can someone help me with my options? Is it definitely a hardware problem? is there anyway to know for sure?