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Galaxy S3 bad Board can I replace with Bad IMEI board

15th June 2014, 11:48 PM |#1  
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I have a S3 with a good IMEI but need to change the board due to bad signal. I have tried everything reflashing checking my imei everything is ok. Can I buy a bad imei unlocked board and change the imei on it to my imei number.
 
 
16th June 2014, 05:40 PM |#2  
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I have a S3 with a good IMEI but need to change the board due to bad signal. I have tried everything reflashing checking my imei everything is ok. Can I buy a bad imei unlocked board and change the imei on it to my imei number.

Have you tried flashing a different modem?
16th June 2014, 05:50 PM |#3  
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I would think I'd just need to flash my backup nv file that a backed up. But I've heard that the old imei may come back after a while.
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I would think I'd just need to flash my backup nv file that a backed up. But I've heard that the old imei may come back after a while.

You didn't answer my question. Flashing a modem might save you all this trouble.

As for playing with IMEI, it's never a good idea and guides are being removed everywhere due to being illegal in some places.
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Flash you mean with a jtag or flash like installing a rom with a program. Ive flashed roms through usb and I would know how to flash my nv file on another board
16th June 2014, 06:14 PM |#6  
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well if I cant change the imei forget it than
16th June 2014, 08:08 PM |#7  
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Flash you mean with a jtag or flash like installing a rom with a program. Ive flashed roms through usb and I would know how to flash my nv file on another board

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well if I cant change the imei forget it than

By flash, I mean in recovery mode. I suggest you start reading on how to do it.

Changing the IMEI is possible but will be hard to find a good guide on how to do it.
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By flash, I mean in recovery mode. I suggest you start reading on how to do it.

Changing the IMEI is possible but will be hard to find a good guide on how to do it.

I have flashed custom roms in recovery mode but still doesnt solve my problem. What are you suggesting I should flash in recovery mode. Maybe a link
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I have flashed custom roms in recovery mode but still doesnt solve my problem. What are you suggesting I should flash in recovery mode. Maybe a link

Searching is cool

Directly from the stickied: [MODEM] Complete Modem List for both I747U & I747M
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Directly from the stickied: [MODEM] Complete Modem List for both I747U & I747M


I had done that lol and didn't work. I did solve my problem though. I read nv file from another board with nv-reader-writer and replaced imei with mine and works. I guess the nv file was corrupt.
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