Originally Posted by Issa Eid
i have the galaxy grand duos i9082, with no imei number, it gives 000000000000../1
i tried to root the phone,to recover my imei, by installing CMW recovery by odin, but no custom recovery !! the official recovery still working.
and i noticed a strange red notification in download mode, i will put a screen-shot for that.
so any help please !
edit: root and recovery issue has been solved
The notification is present in all recent firmwares released by Samsung.
In one of the threads, a user mentioned downgrading/reflashing the firmware brought the IMEI back somehow.
Try this, downgrade to November 4.2.2 firmware (more stable and no red notification on download mode), clear cache from stock recovery. Check if you have your IMEI back, if not then you'll have to clean root traces and take it in to the service center to fix the EFS partition.