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I messed up my N5. My IMEI is 0.

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By ngbmameman, Junior Member on 14th May 2014, 01:24 AM
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I have 2 nexus 5's. My first one stopped working(dropped it, no internet connection anymore) so I got the second one. I backed everything up from my old nexus 5. I restored it to my new nexus 5. Without thinking I flashed over the new nexus 5's EFS. Now my IMEI is 0 and I cant connect to the network. (WiFi works just fine).

I have tried resetting my phone to stock but that doesn't do anything.

Is there anything I can do? I have been searching for IMEI changers for the past couple of hours but everything I have tried doesn't seem to work.

Edit: I know changing IMEI's is illegal, but is there something I can do besides that?
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14th May 2014, 01:46 AM |#2  
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Man, you're hosed. Flashing the imei from your previous device screwed you

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14th May 2014, 01:55 AM |#3  
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It's a confirmed gone case..
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Man, you're hosed. Flashing the imei from your previous device screwed you

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It's a confirmed gone case..


Is there literally nothing I can do to solve this? I know changing IMEI is illegal but is setting it back to the original illegal? I have the original IMEI on the box it came in.
14th May 2014, 02:27 AM |#5  
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Is there literally nothing I can do to solve this? I know changing IMEI is illegal but is setting it back to the original illegal? I have the original IMEI on the box it came in.

There's nothing I can help you on. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

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14th May 2014, 03:38 AM |#6  
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Is there literally nothing I can do to solve this? I know changing IMEI is illegal but is setting it back to the original illegal? I have the original IMEI on the box it came in.

There's nothing that you can do bro. Hope you have insurance on it.

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14th May 2014, 03:48 AM |#7  
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Just to confirm, because I know this is a mistake I would make, but would Google take it back and RMA it out? Or would it not be covered?

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14th May 2014, 03:54 AM |#8  
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It's lame but you would need to hard brick it and tell them it would not turn on. But still a lame move.

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14th May 2014, 11:33 AM |#9  
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Sorry for your loss

I think you're best bet is to sell both for spares and buy another, then consider it a lesson learned the hard way.
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Too bad its too late to smash the past for the one plus one promo. This would have been win-win

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14th May 2014, 12:33 PM |#11  
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Too bad its too late to smash the past for the one plus one promo. This would have been win-win

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Not really. He can just send it to LG and they can repair the EFS / IMEI. Its easily repairable by a professional. Even if he had to pay, it would be a nominal amount.

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