Originally Posted by amit.talukdar
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.