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Default [Q] Will restoring stock firmware alo restore ESN?

Phone is not rooted, and ESN is zeroed out. Would flashing stock firmware restore the ESN to factory? (Sprint)
 
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anyone? please? note that im not talking about IMEI or MEID, those seem to be fine. its just the ESN thats zeroed out.
 
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Nope. You're stuck
damn, are you 100% positive?
 
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damn, are you 100% positive?
Yes. The only way to repair that I know of is to restore your backed up ESN.

Since you have imei does the phone work? Or does it need ESN for data and phone calls?
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Yes. The only way to repair that I know of is to restore your backed up ESN.

Since you have imei does the phone work? Or does it need ESN for data and phone calls?
its not activated yet
 
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its not activated yet
So when you used Freegee you didn't back up your efs?
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So when you used Freegee you didn't back up your efs?
someone else did the rooting, it got botched.
 
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Yes. The only way to repair that I know of is to restore your backed up ESN.

Since you have imei does the phone work? Or does it need ESN for data and phone calls?

a bit confused as to why you say you are 100% sure. its my understanding that ESN can be calculated from MEID/IMEI. If thats the case, wouldnt it just be a matter of figuring out what it is, and gettng it onto the phone?
 
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a bit confused as to why you say you are 100% sure. its my understanding that ESN can be calculated from MEID/IMEI. If thats the case, wouldnt it just be a matter of figuring out what it is, and gettng it onto the phone?
which can't be done as far as I know. Happy to admit it if I am wrong.
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