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[Q] HELP SIM CARD Not recognized after flashing rom

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8th July 2014, 03:15 AM   |  #1  
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Dear XDA I9070 experts I really need some help here.

First I want to apologize if I have some errors, my english is not very good, so sorry about that, I will try to do my best to explain and give the best background information if anyone can help me.

My actual phone is an Motorola Atrix 2, and I have flashed roms several times following the procedures explained on the threads here in this awesome site XDA step by step. So being able to flash roms with no problem at all I tried to do the same on my wifes old Samsung I9070.

I followed a thread that explained how to flash a ROM from GB to Kit Kat for the I9070 step by step here on XDA. The thread is this one:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2198341

It all went fine but being that the phone was not being used by anybody I forgot to insert a SIM CARD before the flashing procedure. I really don't know if that makes a difference, but when the mobile booted the first time after the ROM flashing I inserted my SIM card and to my surprise I didnt recognized it... booted the phone again several times and nothing, but the SIM card is being detected right away on my Motorola.

So I tried to do some research about that and some people suggested to go back to stock firmware, and others told that it was a problem with the EFS folder.

So I tried going back to stock JB with ODIN, but this time with the SIM CARD inserted, and nothing, the same problem. So I tried inspecting the EFS folder and I think that is the problem but I need some advice on this.

The EFS FOLDER has this content:

A bunch of files named CRYPTPROP...
DECRYPT_KEY
ESSIV
GUARDFIL
NV.LOG
NV_DATA.BIN.MD5

And some folders inside... Thats all. I didnt made any backups of the phone or the EFS folder

So I tried using the code *#06# and it gives a valid IMEI 3544******* etc

I really don't know how the phone still shows a valid IMEI with the file NV_DATA.BIN missing, so I checked the phone information and found this:

Inside SETTINGS:
MODEL NUMBER: GT-I9070
ANDROID VERSION: 4.1.2
BASEBAND VERSION: I9070XXLQL
KERNEL VERSION: 3.0.31 - 1485715
BUILD NUMBER: JZO54K.I9070XXLQL

Inside SETTINGS - STATUS:
NETWORK: UNKNOWN
SERVICE STATE: OUT OF SERVICE
MOBILE NETWORK STATE: DISCONNECTED
MY PHONE NUMBER: UNKNOWN
IMEI: 3544******

Maybe the EFS folder is not all bad, I really dont know, please I need some advice here. My motorola screen is dying and I need to recover this one as it is a good phone. Thanks in advance for your help.
8th July 2014, 09:19 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by v_casas

Dear XDA I9070 experts I really need some help here.

First I want to apologize if I have some errors, my english is not very good, so sorry about that, I will try to do my best to explain and give the best background information if anyone can help me.

My actual phone is an Motorola Atrix 2, and I have flashed roms several times following the procedures explained on the threads here in this awesome site XDA step by step. So being able to flash roms with no problem at all I tried to do the same on my wifes old Samsung I9070.

I followed a thread that explained how to flash a ROM from GB to Kit Kat for the I9070 step by step here on XDA. The thread is this one:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2198341

It all went fine but being that the phone was not being used by anybody I forgot to insert a SIM CARD before the flashing procedure. I really don't know if that makes a difference, but when the mobile booted the first time after the ROM flashing I inserted my SIM card and to my surprise I didnt recognized it... booted the phone again several times and nothing, but the SIM card is being detected right away on my Motorola.

So I tried to do some research about that and some people suggested to go back to stock firmware, and others told that it was a problem with the EFS folder.

So I tried going back to stock JB with ODIN, but this time with the SIM CARD inserted, and nothing, the same problem. So I tried inspecting the EFS folder and I think that is the problem but I need some advice on this.

The EFS FOLDER has this content:

A bunch of files named CRYPTPROP...
DECRYPT_KEY
ESSIV
GUARDFIL
NV.LOG
NV_DATA.BIN.MD5

And some folders inside... Thats all. I didnt made any backups of the phone or the EFS folder

So I tried using the code *#06# and it gives a valid IMEI 3544******* etc

I really don't know how the phone still shows a valid IMEI with the file NV_DATA.BIN missing, so I checked the phone information and found this:

Inside SETTINGS:
MODEL NUMBER: GT-I9070
ANDROID VERSION: 4.1.2
BASEBAND VERSION: I9070XXLQL
KERNEL VERSION: 3.0.31 - 1485715
BUILD NUMBER: JZO54K.I9070XXLQL

Inside SETTINGS - STATUS:
NETWORK: UNKNOWN
SERVICE STATE: OUT OF SERVICE
MOBILE NETWORK STATE: DISCONNECTED
MY PHONE NUMBER: UNKNOWN
IMEI: 3544******

Maybe the EFS folder is not all bad, I really dont know, please I need some advice here. My motorola screen is dying and I need to recover this one as it is a good phone. Thanks in advance for your help.


Your baseband is not missing, but anyway you can try this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2677807


P.S. And you did factory reset after going from GB to JB?
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15th July 2014, 10:30 PM   |  #3  
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Your baseband is not missing, but anyway you can try this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2677807


P.S. And you did factory reset after going from GB to JB?

Thank you very much for your help shut_down....

I followed all the steps and still No SIM... Insert SIM card message

And to answer your question... yes I did factory reset several times... wiped cache, everything... several times after flashing

Any other suggestions?, I really don't know what else to do... thanks in advance for your help and time.
15th July 2014, 10:50 PM   |  #4  
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What JB rom did you flash? Link? Perhaps any Baseband problem ... and where are you from?
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What JB rom did you flash? Link? Perhaps any Baseband problem ... and where are you from?

Thank you Flo0008 for you help... I used a firmware from Sammobile... this one exactly I9070XXLQL_I9070ITVLQ5_ITV as it was one of the more recent ones.

By the way I'm from Venezuela, but I bought the phone new and unlocked from amazon, the phone is in mint condition and my wife used it for more than a year without any problems, also we use the same carrier... it was not used anymore since December 2013 and recently I charged it for a full battery and did the firmware flashing and since then I'm facing the No SIM card, Insert SIM card message.

Could it be the firmware I selected I9070XXLQL_I9070ITVLQ5_ITV the problem?... It's from Italy... maybe you can recommend using another one.

Thanks in advance!
17th July 2014, 06:26 AM   |  #6  
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I had similar situation once when I tried different SIM card. My solution was to put SIM a bit twisted into its bed.
[\] instead of [|].

It took few tries but finally it got detected and working.

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most likely your phone was *not* SIM unlocked before you flashed it: I did the same thing to mine and read many similar stories here and there.
I never found a solution and bricked my phone while trying to fix it. I went up to copiing a full ROM dump from another working 9070P: the copy succeded and phone worked (IMEI cloned etc...) but still no SIM card recognized (it was a spare free one so not a problem
If I manage to achieve my unbrick procedure (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2701363), we might be able to fix that by reseting the full ROM to a valid state.
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Facing the No Sim issues
i am facing the same problem, and it was all of a sudden."No SIM"
I sent the phone to service center, but they failed to repair.

i have tried everything, hard reset, downgrade to GB, upgrading again to JB (via ODIN), custom ROMs, but no luck.
what i figured out is my phone works on some older SIM cards, which have square shaped Chip (like the one in BSNL sim).

any suggestions????

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