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Any good and 100% working method to manually restore lost or corrupted IMEI?

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By Belbol, Senior Member on 16th April 2014, 01:04 AM
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We all know the lost IMEI problems if many of Galaxy's devices , but i just want to know that if there a good and 100% working method for all Galaxy phones that i can manually inter the IMEI on the back of the phone and fix it??
 
 
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Yes. Buy an Octopus Box, and flash the IMEI.

http://gsmserver.com/shop/gsm/combo_...box_owners.php
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Yes. Buy an Octopus Box, and flash the IMEI.

http://gsmserver.com/shop/gsm/combo_...box_owners.php


ِAha , i heared about that box , but is there any other way that i can do it without a box?? meaning with the USB only?
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ِAha , i heared about that box , but is there any other way that i can do it without a box?? meaning with the USB only?


If you have a backup of your EFS partition, yes. You can use ADB and push the *.img file to your handset. Short of that, there really isn't a way to do it with ODIN or with ADB. If you don't have a backup of your EFS partition, you're pretty well screwed.
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If you have a backup of your EFS partition, yes. You can use ADB and push the *.img file to your handset. Short of that, there really isn't a way to do it with ODIN or with ADB. If you don't have a backup of your EFS partition, you're pretty well screwed.

Ok , thank for answer.

But the strange thing that i have a working Galaxy Ace and when i enter the efs file i see that it's empty! so where is the IMEI files?
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Ok , thank for answer.

But the strange thing that i have a working Galaxy Ace and when i enter the efs file i see that it's empty! so where is the IMEI files?

Are u rooted and using a root file manager?

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Ok , thank for answer.

But the strange thing that i have a working Galaxy Ace and when i enter the efs file i see that it's empty! so where is the IMEI files?

Diferent phone the galaxy ace. The efs partition is hidden (stl5 mountpoint), and that's a good thing because you can mess it up by making it vissible and/or attempting to copy it (you have to be EXTRA careful with your adb kung fu so you don't screw it up).

The upside is that it practically can't be accidentally ruined during a rom or other random flash, unlike its galaxy s2 and s3 cousins.
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Are u rooted and using a root file manager?

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Yes , and i checked the choise to view he hidden files , and still empty.


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Diferent phone the galaxy ace. The efs partition is hidden (stl5 mountpoint), and that's a good thing because you can mess it up by making it vissible and/or attempting to copy it (you have to be EXTRA careful with your adb kung fu so you don't screw it up).

The upside is that it practically can't be accidentally ruined during a rom or other random flash, unlike its galaxy s2 and s3 cousins.

So you mean hidden like windows hidden files? or In other dir?
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So you mean hidden like windows hidden files? or In other dir?

I mean hidden not like windows. The partition that holds efs files is not accesible unless you mount it to a specific directory. Not even root explorer and show hidden files will help you find it.

Use google, use the galaxy ace forum right her in xda if you need more details. Its the stl5 mountpoint, and not recommended to try and access it.
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