Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,728,832 Members 50,470 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

URGENT. I messed up my phone!! HELP

Tip us?
 
abrarabbu
Old
(Last edited by abrarabbu; 27th June 2014 at 09:05 PM.) Reason: Solved..!!!
#1  
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 49
Posts: 366
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Toronto

 
DONATE TO ME
Unhappy URGENT. I messed up my phone!! HELP

Hello,
I was flashing between roms and kernals, later I realised my efs gone bad with null.
I didnt make a backup before hand, now I am stuck.

Anyone please use any of the following links from below and send me the backup, will really appreciate it.

Thank you!
G900T


http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2705524
or
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2737515


Its fixed. Thanks everyone.
KIES did the work
SAMSUNG
 
aooga
Old
#2  
aooga's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 820
Posts: 2,825
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: California
Quote:
Originally Posted by abrarabbu View Post
Hello,
I was flashing between roms and kernals, later I realised my efs gone bad with null.
I didnt make a backup before hand, now I am stuck.

Anyone please use any of the following links from below and send me the backup, will really appreciate it.

Thank you!
G900T
That's not good. I'm not sure you can do anything at this point if the efs partition is messed up. Even if I upload a backup, it'll be of my IMEI and serial, not yours.
The Following User Says Thank You to aooga For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
abrarabbu
Old
#3  
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 49
Posts: 366
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Toronto

 
DONATE TO ME
Quote:
Originally Posted by aooga View Post
That's not good. I'm not sure you can do anything at this point if the efs partition is messed up. Even if I upload a backup, it'll be of my IMEI and serial, not yours.
Can you please send me.
I need my phone working right now.
I will make sure I get jtag done on it as soon as I get back to Toronto.
I am back home, and this thing is driving me crazy.
And no worry I am in India now.
SAMSUNG
 
aooga
Old
#4  
aooga's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 820
Posts: 2,825
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: California
Quote:
Originally Posted by abrarabbu View Post
Can you please send me.
I need my phone working right now.
I will make sure I get jtag done on it as soon as I get back to Toronto.
I am back home, and this thing is driving me crazy.
And no worry I am in India now.
Even if I send you my EFS partition, it won't fix your problem. It will have my IMEI and serial number. I'm pretty sure changing your IMEI is illegal anyway.
The Following User Says Thank You to aooga For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
diablo009
Old
#5  
diablo009's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 1340
Posts: 5,527
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Atlanta GA
Take to some repair shops that write to NAND with your original IMEI. No offense, but no person in the right sense of mind would give you their EFS or IMEI. Be warned... it is ILLEGAL to change IMEIs.


T Mobile Galaxy S5: [ROM] AllianceRom - Build 2

AT&T Galaxy S5: [ROM] Stock Rooted


All Infuse modems individually packed into CWM flashable packages


Android Memory Management
Customizing Icons

Clicking "THANKS" is the simplest and easiest way of showing appreciation.
The Following User Says Thank You to diablo009 For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
watchout5
Old
#6  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter 3
Posts: 22
Join Date: Dec 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by aooga View Post
I'm pretty sure changing your IMEI is illegal anyway.
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:S.3186.IS:

Illegal in the states, no idea about India but we have to deal with the laws we deal with.
The Following User Says Thank You to watchout5 For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
diablo009
Old
#7  
diablo009's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 1340
Posts: 5,527
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Atlanta GA
Quote:
Originally Posted by watchout5 View Post
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:S.3186.IS:

Illegal in the states, no idea about India but we have to deal with the laws we deal with.
Its been made illegal in India some time back... The issue there started with cheap Chinese phones flooding market with duplicate IMEIs making it hard to track anti social elements.

So it IS illegal in India too.


T Mobile Galaxy S5: [ROM] AllianceRom - Build 2

AT&T Galaxy S5: [ROM] Stock Rooted


All Infuse modems individually packed into CWM flashable packages


Android Memory Management
Customizing Icons

Clicking "THANKS" is the simplest and easiest way of showing appreciation.
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to diablo009 For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
abrarabbu
Old
#8  
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 49
Posts: 366
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Toronto

 
DONATE TO ME
Quote:
Originally Posted by diablo009 View Post
Its been made illegal in India some time back... The issue there started with cheap Chinese phones flooding market with duplicate IMEIs making it hard to track anti social elements.

So it IS illegal in India too.
Thak you everyone for help.

I flashed it through kies and to my surprise it is fixed..

Thanks again
SAMSUNG
 
fffft
Old
(Last edited by fffft; 28th June 2014 at 08:30 PM.)
#9  
fffft's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 189
Posts: 577
Join Date: Jul 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by diablo009 View Post
Take to some repair shops that write to NAND with your original IMEI. No offense, but no person in the right sense of mind would give you their EFS or IMEI. Be warned... it is ILLEGAL to change IMEIs.

Good advice, but the last part is wrong. It may be illegal to change an IMEI.. that varies depending on where you are located and in some cases why you are changing it. It is not illegal in many jurisdictions and in fact factory authorized service dealers change IMEIs all the time. AFAIK it is not illegal anywhere to restore your original IMEI, which is what you should be striving to do anyway.

However as you might appreciate, threads about IMEI modification are emphatically discouraged and not infrequently locked on XDA due to abuse. Or the potential for the same. It's not a subject that we should be discussing at length other than to briefly suggest that an OP restore a backup if possible. Or seek a reputable repair shop otherwise.

Anyway, glad that the OP managed to resurrect his phone (even with the annoying thread title). Sounds like he had a backup (in Kies) that he didn't realize. And therein is the most important message - everyone should have a full backup of their phone, including the EFS.

.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes