[Q] Stupid mistake led to a null IMEI. Is it possible to recover the phone?

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By Sanuuu555, Junior Member on 14th June 2014, 02:25 PM
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My sis asked me to sim unlock her s3 so I had to root it first. I downloaded the appropriate CF autoroot and went one to flashing it. However I accidentally chose the autoroot file for the s4 (as I was rooting it a few days ago). So I disconnected the phone (Odin got stuck) and then flahsed the correct autoroot.

The phone boots fine now but doesn't discover any network and the IMEI is indicated as missing.

I have the original IMEI written down, but no efs backup. The phone runs on android 4.3 and the bootloader is I9300XXUGNB5.

Is there anything I can do to fix my dumb mistake?
14th June 2014, 03:54 PM |#2  
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no efs backup ,there's nothing you can do except to bring it to a service .
14th June 2014, 05:41 PM |#3  
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Try flashing a full stock firmware, if that doesn't read the efs folder again then as above.

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14th June 2014, 10:16 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by boomboomer

Try flashing a full stock firmware

That did the job.
15th June 2014, 09:04 AM |#5  
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