[Q] Generic IMEI after OTA 4.3 upgrade
Hello to everyone, I was wondering if anyone can help with this. I have a Galaxy Note 2 branded by an Italian company (3hg Italia). It recently received its update to Android 4.3 (update N7100XXUEML2). It was the official update OTA, the phone is not rooted and it had the stock ROM on it. The update somehow messed up my IMEI making it appear as the generic 0049 forcing me on "Emergency calls only" mode. I already tried flashing the same ROM with Odin and repeating the update with KIES, but while the updates always results successful the IMEI remains 0049. I never made a backup of the EFS folder for this phone since I haven't rooted it or flashed any different ROM on it yet. There is any chance that the phone made an automatic backup? I live in the States right now and Samsung tells me I need to ship it back to Italy to have it fixed, but that costs a lot and would take forever, and I would much prefer try to solve the problem locally. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, if not for any fix that I can try myself, at least some place on the West Coast that can fix the problem!