Originally Posted by Hundsbuah
Ok a managed it to get all back working, incl. baseband, emei etc (but you need a twrp efs backup with all 3 efs partitions --> simply a twrp backup)
If some others have the same problem, here you go:
I think some other partition was corrupted and thats why the twrp efs restore didnt worked (just a twrp efs restore).
I did following: (you need a efs backup!!!)
Folow exactly this guide http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?t=2567133:
and do all partitions, DONT! skip the efs partitions (we have a twrp backup)
Now some further steps are needed:
1) When you put in back your battery, boot back into twrp and restore your TWRP EFS Backup!! Dont boot in the OS!!!!
2) Then reflash with odin a stock based rom without any other checkboxes (NO EFS PHONE CLEAR, NO NAND ERASE ALL!!!!), just a normal odin stock rom flash
3) Let the phone reboot into OS and YES: Baseband working again, EMEI working again
Hi, I have the same problem as you did, my baseband is showing unknown and the imei is showing null. This happened when I was installing a different modem via ODIN. I do have a EFS backup, however, it was done with philz recovery instead of TWRP and has 4 files ('efs.ext4.tar'; 'efs.ext4.tar.a'; 'nandroid.md5'; and 'recovery.log'). Are these the same that you would get with a TWRP?
I also have another efs backup that I did which is one file only, 'efs_20140531_122400.img'. Would I be able to use this for anything?
The phone is an N9005 on Kitkat.
Thanks for any help in advance and please let me know if you need any other info.
Just to let you know,
I had tried flashing flash latest full UK NF4 system before and it didn't work. However, desperate as I was, I went again and gave it another shot and incredibly enough, it worked!!!! Phone is back together again!!!! Yeeahh!!! There goes an incredible load off my shoulders. I guess I did something in between that actually helped, we may never know.