On my ongoing saga / quest or even visit in to the twilight zome trying to get my phone repaired I have come up on a new issue.
I have managed to get the phone to boot using this ROM - KIES_HOME_I9300XXELL4_I9300OXAELL4_566833_REV00_us er_low_ship.tar which I flashed via odin.
I ended up having my baseband back reporting as - I9300XXELL4 and the infamous IMEI coming up as 0049*.
Now I run terminal emulator this is what I have
getprop ro.bootloader - I9300XXUGMK6
getprop ro.baseband - unknown
Then when I run samsung phone info I get the following
Original CSC code - KOR
Firmwares CSC code - KOR
Active CSC code - KOR
CSC country - Korea
CSC Country ISO - blank
Product code - GT-I9300RWDEUR
The Korea part baffles me as everytime I have downloaded a ROM I have looked for BTU as I am in the UK and from the digging I have done this phone was unlocked.
So even to someone like me with very limited knowledge of this sort of stuff, it looks like I have a combination of a 4.3 Bootloader and 4.1.2 system which could be stopping me from getting my IMEI up?
Would flashing a MK6 BTU Modem ( as I am in the UK ) through Odin work?