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Unhappy [Q] S4 GT-I9500 IMEI lost, no EFS backup. Help!

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So i have the generic IMEI (004999010640000/01) on my device and I have no backup of the EFS. Can I get it Back? Thanks!

Edit: Actually, while installing a Custom ROM I ended up formatting all the partitions except ExtSD Card. I wanted a clean install :P and did not know that IMEI in android is on EFS. Dumb.. I know.

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Hi,
So i have the generic IMEI (004999010640000/01) on my device and I have no backup of the EFS. Can I get it Back? Thanks!

Edit: Actually, while installing a Custom ROM I ended up formatting all the partitions except ExtSD Card. I wanted a clean install :P and did not know that IMEI in android is on EFS. Dumb.. I know.
Try to find the full stock ROM with the PIT file, and flash it with repartition.
Best case scenario: you will have efs restored
Worst case scenario: you will end with the stock ROM, without efs, ready to be sent out for WARRANTY repair
 
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Try to find the full stock ROM with the PIT file, and flash it with repartition.
Best case scenario: you will have efs restored
Worst case scenario: you will end with the stock ROM, without efs, ready to be sent out for WARRANTY repair
HI, Thanks for your reply. I already tried that.
I used adonis.pit & I9500XXUEMK9_I9500ODDEMK9_I9500DDUEMK9_HOME.tar. But no change in IMEI status. It is still the generic one.


But I was wondering... If it is a fact that there is no "Hardware" IMEI in this device and the IMEI is in the EFS folder. Then is there any way I can replace the generic imei with the original one?
 
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HI, Thanks for your reply. I already tried that.
I used adonis.pit & I9500XXUEMK9_I9500ODDEMK9_I9500DDUEMK9_HOME.tar. But no change in IMEI status. It is still the generic one.


But I was wondering... If it is a fact that there is no "Hardware" IMEI in this device and the IMEI is in the EFS folder. Then is there any way I can replace the generic imei with the original one?
You stated that you do not have backup => I assumed that no backup is available.
In SGS 4 there is nothing like hardware IMEI, bcs all info is stored at efs partition.

any try to force the "custom" efs upload would lead you to legal issues, so if you have successfully restored "stock" condition of your phone, I'd recommend you to go to service center claiming that it was the result of OTA update.
 
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HI, Thanks for your reply. I already tried that.
I used adonis.pit & I9500XXUEMK9_I9500ODDEMK9_I9500DDUEMK9_HOME.tar. But no change in IMEI status. It is still the generic one.
But I was wondering... If it is a fact that there is no "Hardware" IMEI in this device and the IMEI is in the EFS folder. Then is there any way I can replace the generic imei with the original one?
Here is an EFS backup/restore app from Play. Root needed.

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Here is an EFS backup/restore app from Play. Root needed.

Please click Thanks, if it was useful for you!
Have you ever imagined that the RESTORE option may exist only if the BACKUP was made before?
no? so, young Einstein, tell me please from what source the efs restore would originate?
your Pampers?
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Have you ever imagined that the RESTORE option may exist only if the BACKUP was made before?
no? so, young Einstein, tell me please from what source the efs restore would originate?
your Pampers?
Did I said that is will restore without backup? It is ment for the others reading this thread to backup quickly and safely, nothing else. Naturally, it can not create backup from the "fresh air". Hope you can solve your problem, I wish you a nice day.
 
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Have you ever imagined that the RESTORE option may exist only if the BACKUP was made before?
no? so, young Einstein, tell me please from what source the efs restore would originate?
your Pampers?
OK, was there really the need to be such a dick?

And for the OP if you use the search button there is a thread pages pages long with detailed info and step by step terminal commands that might help you

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He wasn't being a dick. People post some really stupid **** to threads without even reading OP's or putting their brain into gear first.

Spamtrash's point stands.
If it's important enough to cause you grief if it's lost, back it up. No excuses
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Does Samsung's auto-brightness implementation crap drive you to self-harm ? A solution !
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If you don't know how to recover if things go wrong, what are you doing flashing custom roms ?
 
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You stated that you do not have backup => I assumed that no backup is available.
In SGS 4 there is nothing like hardware IMEI, bcs all info is stored at efs partition.

any try to force the "custom" efs upload would lead you to legal issues, so if you have successfully restored "stock" condition of your phone, I'd recommend you to go to service center claiming that it was the result of OTA update.
thanks a lot.

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