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By Cybergiannis, Member on 11th February 2014, 05:13 PM
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Hello. I've been getting a lot of emails on how to do that and i thought i should make a thread here.
Now you got to have the original box in which there is the imei written. I don't take any credit for this guide as i didn't write it but i found it somewhere here but it doesn't exist anymore. I'm not responsible for any damage may happen to your phone. I did it several times after flashing official 2.3.5.


It has worked fine with my IDEOS X5 U8800.

1. Tools

a. Drivers for U800 32bit win 7 (tested and work )
http://www.2shared.com/file/fnP5fc8G/u8800Drivers.html

b. Drivers for Android 32 and 64 bit win 7 (not tested )
http://www.2shared.com/file/ZNZ4Q0lk...012_09_12.html

c. Software for restore
http://www.2shared.com/file/xBxUOnPz/DFS.html

2. Enable debugging by USB in the settings.
In call type * # * # 2846579 # * # * http://postimage.org/image/tnj4s2dyj/

3. Go to ProjectMenu -> Background settings -> Usb port settings put the Manufacture mode and corfim.


4. Go again to ProjectMenu -> Background settings -> Qualcomm backround open settings put the background open. Password 0 and corfim.

5. Go again to ProjectMenu -> Background settings -> Log setting -> Log switch put log on and corfim.

6. Now conect your phone to pc and install the drivers.
You must see this at your device manager http://postimage.org/image/5lrm61agd/

7. Instal DFS and run.

8. Click Ports, select the port with the signature DBAdapter Reserved Interface (double click) to close.
http://postimage.org/image/3l3bmfyzr/

9. In the DM select Qualcomm.
http://postimage.org/image/6bmt1908z/

10) Press the SPC, the bottom will Device Unlocked.

11) Select Programming and in the IMEI write yours and press Write.
http://postimage.org/image/dmbp29q35/

13) Check Imei, may appear after a reboot, if not try a few more times to try to set the port speed to 115200 (box to the left of DM)

Check IMEI *#06#

As soon as the IMEI restored change:
* # * # 2846579 # * # * -> ProjectMenu -> Background settings -> Usb port settings to put on the Manufacture mode google mode (or normal if you do not get up google)
* # * # 2846579 # * # * -> ProjectMenu - > Background settings -> Qualcomm backround open settings put close

Good luck..
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11th February 2014, 05:52 PM |#2  
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Thanks a lot... now I got my imei back. But now I have one another problem, I installed ics rom and now my wifi Mac id is 00:00:00:00:00:00. Are they related?

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11th February 2014, 07:51 PM |#3  
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I don't think so. But I've already replied somewhere on how to fix mac address. Search

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12th February 2014, 12:28 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by Cybergiannis

Hello. I've been getting a lot of emails on how to do that and i thought i should make a thread here.
Now you got to have the original box in which there is the imei written. I don't take any credit for this guide as i didn't write it but i found it somewhere here but it doesn't exist anymore. I'm not responsible for any damage may happen to your phone. I did it several times after flashing official 2.3.5.


It has worked fine with my IDEOS X5 U8800.

1. Tools

a. Drivers for U800 32bit win 7 (tested and work )
http://www.2shared.com/file/fnP5fc8G/u8800Drivers.html

b. Drivers for Android 32 and 64 bit win 7 (not tested )
http://www.2shared.com/file/ZNZ4Q0lk...012_09_12.html

c. Software for restore
http://www.2shared.com/file/xBxUOnPz/DFS.html

2. Enable debugging by USB in the settings.
In call type * # * # 2846579 # * # * http://postimage.org/image/tnj4s2dyj/

3. Go to ProjectMenu -> Background settings -> Usb port settings put the Manufacture mode and corfim.


4. Go again to ProjectMenu -> Background settings -> Qualcomm backround open settings put the background open. Password 0 and corfim.

5. Go again to ProjectMenu -> Background settings -> Log setting -> Log switch put log on and corfim.

6. Now conect your phone to pc and install the drivers.
You must see this at your device manager http://postimage.org/image/5lrm61agd/

7. Instal DFS and run.

8. Click Ports, select the port with the signature DBAdapter Reserved Interface (double click) to close.
http://postimage.org/image/3l3bmfyzr/

9. In the DM select Qualcomm.
http://postimage.org/image/6bmt1908z/

10) Press the SPC, the bottom will Device Unlocked.

11) Select Programming and in the IMEI write yours and press Write.
http://postimage.org/image/dmbp29q35/

13) Check Imei, may appear after a reboot, if not try a few more times to try to set the port speed to 115200 (box to the left of DM)

Check IMEI *#06#

As soon as the IMEI restored change:
* # * # 2846579 # * # * -> ProjectMenu -> Background settings -> Usb port settings to put on the Manufacture mode google mode (or normal if you do not get up google)
* # * # 2846579 # * # * -> ProjectMenu - > Background settings -> Qualcomm backround open settings put close

Good luck..

This procedure did not work for me. I found it a couple of weeks ago in another thread (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1591997) and gave it a try (numerous times) without success. I was able to complete all steps up until actually writing the new IMEI. I attempted to write it a couple of dozen times without any success. It appears to work but the lMEI never actually changes.

I also found another procedure using a program called NVedit but it would give me an error stating the NV location was set to read only (I forget the actually wording). It seems that my phone has the location that contains my IMEI locked in some way that nothing can change it. So I gave up on that phone and am using a different one that I bought on eBay, brand new at a dirt cheap price ($27.00).
14th February 2014, 10:47 AM |#5  
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This procedure did not work for me. I found it a couple of weeks ago in another thread (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1591997) and gave it a try (numerous times) without success. I was able to complete all steps up until actually writing the new IMEI. I attempted to write it a couple of dozen times without any success. It appears to work but the lMEI never actually changes.

I also found another procedure using a program called NVedit but it would give me an error stating the NV location was set to read only (I forget the actually wording). It seems that my phone has the location that contains my IMEI locked in some way that nothing can change it. So I gave up on that phone and am using a different one that I bought on eBay, brand new at a dirt cheap price ($27.00).

are you rooted? i remember having these issues when i flashed 2.3 after 4.2 rom. u first need ti flash 2.2 then 2.3 and that should work
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are you rooted? i remember having these issues when i flashed 2.3 after 4.2 rom. u first need ti flash 2.2 then 2.3 and that should work

Yes, I am rooted.

I started out on 2.2 way back in the beginning. Then I flashed 2.3.5. That's when I lost my IMEI and replaced the phone.

But I wanted to keep experimenting at getting it working 100% even though I had a new working, rooted, and customized phone. Using 5IromToolBox I restored a backup from the new phone to the broken phone just to see if it would work. Then I flashed Stallion-51-ICS custom ROM. It is a GB based ROM with look and feel of ICS.

When I run the procedure in this thread, everything looks as though it has worked, but the IMEI never changes. So what did 5Irom do differently that it was able to restore the backup from a different phone but I cannot use DFS or NVEditor to write to the locations? The back I made from the new phone and restored to the old one is Consumer Cellular so I suspect they have locked something out that 5Irom is able to get around but other tools don't.

On another note, just for the heck of it I tried to upgrade to ICS from GB and it fails on the first update step. Go figure.

If I could find a full-flash procedure for the pro and 51 versions of this phone I suspect I could resolve all issues. Who knows?

UPDATE: I went through the whole process again and noted a point I forgot to mention. In DFS at the bottom of the screen EQF is yellow, not green. I don't recall exactly what that means but in reading through the DFS doc, it states that writing a new IMEI is not possible as long as EQF is yellow. When I enter my IMEI and click on the WRITE command the response is "MODECHANGE OfflineD OK"
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Yes, I am rooted.

I started out on 2.2 way back in the beginning. Then I flashed 2.3.5. That's when I lost my IMEI and replaced the phone.

But I wanted to keep experimenting at getting it working 100% even though I had a new working, rooted, and customized phone. Using 5IromToolBox I restored a backup from the new phone to the broken phone just to see if it would work. Then I flashed Stallion-51-ICS custom ROM. It is a GB based ROM with look and feel of ICS.

When I run the procedure in this thread, everything looks as though it has worked, but the IMEI never changes. So what did 5Irom do differently that it was able to restore the backup from a different phone but I cannot use DFS or NVEditor to write to the locations? The back I made from the new phone and restored to the old one is Consumer Cellular so I suspect they have locked something out that 5Irom is able to get around but other tools don't.

On another note, just for the heck of it I tried to upgrade to ICS from GB and it fails on the first update step. Go figure.

If I could find a full-flash procedure for the pro and 51 versions of this phone I suspect I could resolve all issues. Who knows?

UPDATE: I went through the whole process again and noted a point I forgot to mention. In DFS at the bottom of the screen EQF is yellow, not green. I don't recall exactly what that means but in reading through the DFS doc, it states that writing a new IMEI is not possible as long as EQF is yellow. When I enter my IMEI and click on the WRITE command the response is "MODECHANGE OfflineD OK"

it should be green! what i would do is to flash 2.2 then 2.3.5 and follow again the steps very carefully! maybe u ever flashed a partition and it's not the default one? i can't really help you :/ try this and if it doesn't work make a thread in the q&a section
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it should be green! what i would do is to flash 2.2 then 2.3.5 and follow again the steps very carefully! maybe u ever flashed a partition and it's not the default one? i can't really help you :/ try this and if it doesn't work make a thread in the q&a section

Yeah, I knew that it should be green. The bottom line is I do not have the 2.2 image to flash. I would have done that a long time ago if I had it. All I have is the DiskImage backup that I made off of my new phone. When I flashed it onto the old phone it starts, displays the Consumer Cellular logo for about ten seconds then shuts off immediately. As far as starting a thread in Q & A, I did that weeks ago and got nowhere fast.

Any link I have found for the original 2.2 for -51 and pro is usually a broken link. or it takes me to download that stupid iLivid program that doesn't do squat to get the files I need. I did find a DiskImage file that somebody made and posted but it is almost 4 gig in size. You are supposed to use Pink Screen to load it but Pink Screen only gives me access to the image directory and it's only 256 meg.

Thank you for your time and suggestions.
16th February 2014, 04:20 PM |#9  
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I believe in the wiki section there are links to default 2.2 and 2.3.5. The ones I found a long time ago were from Blefish, although I'm not sure. Good luck!

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Dead link.
Hi.

I try to download the "Drivers for Android 32 and 64 bit win 7 (not tested )", but its a dead link. I run win7 pro, and somehow the 32 bit driver doesn't work. O_o

Would like to try the 64 bit driver. Could u reupload it, please?
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I just did a repost cause i veen asked a lot of times I don't have the files and I don't thinks drivers are needed. You could just install huawei's suite for PC

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