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[HOW-TO][FIX] Repair your IMEI with QPST - updated w/ info

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Huge thanks to Peoplearmy for providing me with the knowledge on how to do this.

This guide is intended for those who:
  • Lost their IMEI and did not back it up

    OR
  • Lost their IMEI, which now reads "0" (one zero)

Operating system needed: WINDOWS

If you are running OSX or Linux you can emulate Windows by using Parallels (OSX) or Virtualbox (Linux)

Things you need:

======================START======================
  1. Download QPST from the link above
  2. Write down your IMEI (you can find it on the back of the phone behind the battery)
  3. Turn on your phone
  4. Open the keypad and dial *#22745927
  5. Enable hidden menu
  6. Go back to the keypad and dial *#7284#
  7. Click Qualcomm USB Settings
  8. Select RMNET + DM + MODEM and click ok
  9. On your computer, open up Device Manager
  10. Locate Ports (COM & LPT) and expand it
  11. You should see the following:
  12. Write down (COM10) (yours may be different, just write it down)
  13. Open up QPST
  14. Select Ports & Add new port...
  15. Enter your port (mine was (COM10) so I will put "COM10" in BOTH boxes)
  16. In QPST select Start Clients and RF NV Item Manager
  17. In RF NV Item Manager go to Settings -> Comport
  18. Select your port from the drop menu and press ok
  19. Under "File" choose Read Supported NV RF Items
  20. From the list of items navigate to number 550
    You will see 9 text boxes. This is where you will put in your IMEI. It's weird how it's ordered so follow this EXACTLY. You will need to enter your IMEI from left to right, but backwards. Here's what I mean:

    ***Make sure the Hex box is checked***

    Code:
    EXAMPLE: Say your IMEI is 954091051099226
    
    The boxes would look like so:
    
    8 (This must go in the first box)
    9a (The "a" represents the fact that the last pair only consists of 1 number)
    45
    90
    01 (this can be written as 1 as well)
    15
    90
    29
    62
  21. Once you enter in the data, press Write NV
  22. Reboot your phone (remember to put your phone back to MTP + ADB by dialing *#7284#)

Your IMEI is now back!

Nice work going through all that


=============NEED HELP / HAVE QUESTIONS?=============
  • I don't see "Ports (COM & LPT)" in Device Manager. Where is it?
    Some of you may have trouble, even after dialing the correct numbers and that's okay. Here's what you need to do:
    1. Open up cmd as Administrator
    2. Type hdwwiz.exe to start the Hardware Wizard
    3. Follow the onscreen prompts until you come to two choices
    4. Select Install the hardware that I manually select from a list (Advanced)
    5. Scroll down until you find Ports (COM & LPT) and select it
    6. Add your phone's ports
    7. Now go into Device Manager on your computer and start from instruction #10 in the first part of this guide.
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=================FOR KNOWLEDGE=================

If your previous phone was only capable of 3G - remember we had to dial *228 to activate it or update our PRL? Well, DO NOT dial this on a 4G phone. Constantly dialing *228 on our Galaxy S3s has the potential to fry the SIM cards rendering our phones useless. With 4G phones, the PRL is automatically pushed to the phone via the SIM card and should be given periodic updates by Verizon.
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28th July 2012, 11:02 PM |#2  
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Great info. Thanks for the how to! Third (or fourth) line should be 01 btw . Hope this will ressurect some bricks!

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Great info. Thanks for the how to! Third (or fourth) line should be 01 btw . Hope this will ressurect some bricks!

Sent from my SCH-I535 using xda app-developers app

Oh, right. Thanks lol
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This should encourage more people to try out the AOSP releases!

One note, in your IMEI example, I think you have 10 instead of 01. If I'm wrong, please delete this post.

Mods, feel free to delete once it's fixed.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by mmalkin

This should encourage more people to try out the AOSP releases!

One note, in your IMEI example, I think you have 10 instead of 01. If I'm wrong, please delete this post.

Mods, feel free to delete once it's fixed.

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Corrected it lol
28th July 2012, 11:25 PM |#6  
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This is great development. Will try CM10 in a week

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28th July 2012, 11:38 PM |#7  
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It is awesome to know... I may try CM9 or CM10 later...
29th July 2012, 12:01 AM |#8  
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Just wanted to point out on the QPST download page, don't click any of the "download" buttons (there are multiple on the page). Just scroll to the middle of the page, enter the code, and click on "Qualcomm Product Support Tools (QPST) v.2.7.323"

Hitting the download buttons downloaded a "setup.exe" file. Not sure what it does but it sounds suspicious. Hope that helps and thanks PureMotive for the very thorough guide.
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Thanks for your hard work, looks great..
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Has anyone who lost their IMEI tried this?

Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III with a locked bootloader - F*** YOU VERIZON
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Has anyone who lost their IMEI tried this?

Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III with a locked bootloader - F*** YOU VERIZON

I just did it yesterday.
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