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By buult, Junior Member on 5th September 2012, 05:49 PM
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Hello, I have just bought an used Galaxy S3, but unfortunately I have some problems. The main problem is that I am unable to make calls. The phone shows No service and it doesn't matter whether SIM is inserted or not. Another thing I have noticed is changed IMEI. It is different than one behind the Battery. Also, serial number is 00000000 and it is very strange.

I would be very grateful for any help!
 
 
5th September 2012, 05:59 PM |#2  
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Hello, I have just bought an used Galaxy S3, but unfortunately I have some problems. The main problem is that I am unable to make calls. The phone shows No service and it doesn't matter whether SIM is inserted or not. Another thing I have noticed is changed IMEI. It is different than one behind the Battery. Also, serial number is 00000000 and it is very strange.

I would be very grateful for any help!

It sounds like you've got a phone totally wiped and your EFS folder is clear. Your EFS folder contains your imei number. Your phone is unusable. Ask the seller if he has a backup of EFS folder.
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It sounds like you've got a phone totally wiped and your EFS folder is clear. Your EFS folder contains your imei number. Your phone is unusable. Ask the seller if he has a backup of EFS folder.


Hi, thanks for your answer. I have the original IMEI number, also I can check the EFS folder, just tell me what exactly should I found there.
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Return to seller phone cannot work wrong IMEI .

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Hi, thanks for your answer. I have the original IMEI number, also I can check the EFS folder, just tell me what exactly should I found there.

i don't no what to look for, but what i know and jjeagan know that you have to ask the seller for the backup.. Yes you have that imei number in hand but not installed in phone.
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Yes, sure I will ask the seller for the backup. However, let's say he doesn't have it. Then there won't be a possibility to get ir working?
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Yes, sure I will ask the seller for the backup. However, let's say he doesn't have it. Then there won't be a possibility to get ir working?

Here ya go. It can be fixed pretty easily however as of now it will show you roaming even if you aren't.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=31051731

Edit actually after reading this new method it seems they fixed the roaming problem. Mine is backed up so I dont really follow this closely. I would however demand some money back for the shady business.

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Here ya go. It can be fixed pretty easily however as of now it will show you roaming even if you aren't.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=31051731

Edit actually after reading this new method it seems they fixed the roaming problem. Mine is backed up so I dont really follow this closely. I would however demand some money back for the shady business.

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Would this method work on the european Samsung Galaxy GT-i9300 model?
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Would this method work on the european Samsung Galaxy GT-i9300 model?

Not sure. I didn't notice this was in the international forum. But this is just a couple posts below yours

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=29749993


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Not sure. I didn't notice this was in the international forum. But this is just a couple posts below yours

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=29749993


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yes, I saw that method, but somehow I can not find one file.

Does anyone have any other thoughts?
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