Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,810,319 Members 53,368 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

IMEI lost...nothing works

Tip us?
 
lt1pnyklr
Old
#1  
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 8
Posts: 257
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Greenville, SC
Default IMEI lost...nothing works

I've tried flashing cache.img and the latest stock Google image and nothing works. Anything else to try when the typical solutions have failed?
 
_MetalHead_
Old
#2  
_MetalHead_'s Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 2,064
Posts: 5,187
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Chicagoland
Quote:
Originally Posted by lt1pnyklr View Post
I've tried flashing cache.img and the latest stock Google image and nothing works. Anything else to try when the typical solutions have failed?
Do you have a backup of your EFS?
\m/(-_-)\m/
 
lt1pnyklr
Old
#3  
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 8
Posts: 257
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Greenville, SC
No...I'm doing this as a favor for a friend. He purchased the phone from someone on Ebay that claimed everything was working fine. When he received the phone it had Android L on it and the guy flashed numerous files to get it to work on Sprint. From the moment he got the phone the imei was missing.

I managed to revert it back to stock, flashed cache img, flashed stock google image of latest nexus software and nothing works network wise. Still shows 0 imei. I even tried flashing the modem with no luck. Not sure what else to try.
 
upndwn4par
Old
#4  
upndwn4par's Avatar
Recognized Developer
Thanks Meter 9,361
Posts: 3,383
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: New Jersey - Youz gotta problem wit dat?
Quote:
Originally Posted by lt1pnyklr View Post
No...I'm doing this as a favor for a friend. He purchased the phone from someone on Ebay that claimed everything was working fine. When he received the phone it had Android L on it and the guy flashed numerous files to get it to work on Sprint. From the moment he got the phone the imei was missing.

I managed to revert it back to stock, flashed cache img, flashed stock google image of latest nexus software and nothing works network wise. Still shows 0 imei. I even tried flashing the modem with no luck. Not sure what else to try.
Nothing can be done without a backup to restore. He should return the phone to the seller.
 
_MetalHead_
Old
#5  
_MetalHead_'s Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 2,064
Posts: 5,187
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Chicagoland
Quote:
Originally Posted by lt1pnyklr View Post
No...I'm doing this as a favor for a friend. He purchased the phone from someone on Ebay that claimed everything was working fine. When he received the phone it had Android L on it and the guy flashed numerous files to get it to work on Sprint. From the moment he got the phone the imei was missing.

I managed to revert it back to stock, flashed cache img, flashed stock google image of latest nexus software and nothing works network wise. Still shows 0 imei. I even tried flashing the modem with no luck. Not sure what else to try.
Yeah unfortunately your friend is SOL. Without a backup, there is no way to get it to work. He needs to contact the ebay seller and try to send it back, otherwise file a dispute.
\m/(-_-)\m/
Thread Tools
Display Modes