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Hy everyone,
I'm a little desperate now. my i9500 is stuck at Samsung logo even the animation sound that not complete, i had mokee rom 4.4.2, made a restore from a previous nandroid backup, barebone prism rom V3.0 worked perfectly, installed nandroid manager and restored some access point passwords, worked perfectly so far, my phone reached 1% in battery then turned off after a while. when i wanted to reboot it, the phone freezes in Samsung logo.
Recovery: Philz touch recovery

I tried everything that i know about,
1° reboot in revocery and restore from a previous nandroid backup (NOT GOOD)
2° reboot in recovery, perform a full wipe, restore from a working previous backup (NOT GOOD)
3° reboot in recovery perform a wipe reset (NOT GOOD)
4° restore via odin in download mode last stock firmware for my phone I9500XXUEMJ8 (NOT GOOD)
5° i tried mounting all partitions for check and .... Eroor mounting /efs!
i checked efs folder with aroma file manager ... 0 files inside

i had a previous backup for EFS found in kies in .tar.gz format
i tried to restore it with several methods
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2392632
guess what ?? NOT GOOOD

i tried manually to copy files in EFS folder and changed the permission for EACH file with the same permission from the backup in my laptop then i reboot in recovery, the files still inside but when i reboot the system, the files are gone
i've read somewhere that there is two type of efs , and the efs made by some old stock rom won't work for a new one (Personally i don't know but like i said i'm desperate) so i downloaded from sammobile the FIRST rom that was in my phone and put it via odin (Re partition was never checked) then i tried the methods above ...

because i only have .tar.gz i tried restore it and witout rebooting the phone ===> (EFS Folder not empty YET) made a backup in .img format so that i can restore in /dev/block/mmcblk0p3 still not good

so i REALLY need your help and plz do not ask me to go to service center, warranty binary status is 1

Thanks everyone and have a good day
 
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Was i mistaken in the section or there is really no solution for my problem ??
 
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Was i mistaken in the section or there is really no solution for my problem ??
you need to flash a efs partition via odin. in tar format.
the your phone will boot normally. unistall knox and only then you could put your efs backup to the phone.
 
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you need to flash a efs partition via odin. in tar format.
the your phone will boot normally. unistall knox and only then you could put your efs backup to the phone.
where i can get efs in .tar? i have my old efs but in a single folder.

i have a big problem, more than a simple copy paste, but with prove i donīt miss anything.

this is my original problem and iīm still stucking there.


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