[Q] Unable to connect to network despite correct IMEI and serial number?
I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 international (GT-I9300 - OS 4.0.4 - I9300DXLE8 baseband) I applied a ROM update (4.2.1) and lost signal. I then flashed again using various ROMS but nothing. I did some research about the EFS folder and using the XXEMG4 modem binary to get the IMEI number back from the generic one but now I cannot connect to any of the mobile carriers that are found. I have to admit, before I discovered the XXEMG4 issue (from a thread here) I did (mistakenly) look in to the EFS folder and I confess I most likely have messed that up and that may be the reason I cannot get a signal any further even though I can get the correct IMEI?
Is there anything I can do which would not involve sending the phone to Samsung? Flashing the stock ROM did not fix it and now, I have found, regardless of what ROM I flash, I must also flash the XXEMG4 modem as well otherwise I just get a generic IMEI number. I blame myself and my own stupidity for not reading more about the EFS system first (and not making a backup either) so I just wanted clarification that there is nothing more I can do.
Updated ROM and lost IMEI (generic)
Did not back up EFS folder
Flashed various ROMS - no service & generic IMEI
Flashed ROM with XXEMG4 modem
Phone IMEI is correct but still no service - emergency calls only
Ariza patch did nothing, factory reset does nothing, stock ROM does nothing.
Many thanks for your time.