You are done! Sorry I havent posted back. Never made it to the computer before my bed last night!
Ill post it in a few min.
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This is a copy/paste of what I usually send to folks after helping to fix a missing IMEI. If anything is not clear, just let me know and I will try to explain better...
This is how to create an On-Device backup of your NV data using Samsung's built in utility.
It will backup your NV data across several partitions. These are partitions you should never have a need to mess with. So the backup is essentially permanent and you only ever need to do this once! You also cannot wipe it by flashing the usual stuff in Odin or recovery.
The really cool part about this backup though, is that if any NV corruption is ever detected, it will auto restore from the backup during boot up! This basically means it will protect you from ever having to worry about IMEI loss or other NV related problems!
If this had been run at the factory, or at least at the devices first boot, as I believe it should have been, I am convinced that we would never have had so many of these kinds of issues! No one who has run this backup has ever reported any problems with IMEI loss or NV corruption!
So, here is what you need to do:
Install Terminal Emulator
from the store
Open and enter the following:
Thats it! Your device will reboot and create the backup. There shouldn't ever be a need to force a restore, but in case it does happen, just enter this:
Ok, you're all set! You are backed up and protected!