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djinc91

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Hello everyone, I have unsuccessfully flashed 5 or so GSI roms and eventually even flashing back to Android 9 would still result in bootloop. I formatted and downloaded Android 9 and now the phone boots but the IMEI's are blank.

I can connect with Modem META but am unable to readback with SP flash tool to get my nvram file.

Could someone provide me with the nvram file to add my IMEI numbers again with Modem META?

I am on the stock Android 9 (TA-1188)
 

SubwayChamp

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Hello everyone, I have unsuccessfully flashed 5 or so GSI roms and eventually even flashing back to Android 9 would still result in bootloop. I formatted and downloaded Android 9 and now the phone boots but the IMEI's are blank.

I can connect with Modem META but am unable to readback with SP flash tool to get my nvram file.

Could someone provide me with the nvram file to add my IMEI numbers again with Modem META?

I am on the stock Android 9 (TA-1188)
You can get your nvram using a different tool, https://github.com/bkerler/mtkclient. Flashing again the latest firmware may fix the nvram issue.
 
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djinc91

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You can get your nvram using a different tool, https://github.com/bkerler/mtkclient. Flashing again the latest firmware may fix the nvram issue.
Well I am getting closer. I pulled my nvram from the phone using mtkclient. However when I went to use Modem Meta it is looking for a firmware db file. They have one on their website but it is version 88 and my phone is version 50. If I load the db from the phone itself I can attempt to enter my IMEI numbers but it states they should be 14 digits or less. Mine are 15 digits.

I am going to update to stock android 11 and hope that is version 88 so I can try again.
 

SubwayChamp

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Well I am getting closer. I pulled my nvram from the phone using mtkclient. However when I went to use Modem Meta it is looking for a firmware db file. They have one on their website but it is version 88 and my phone is version 50. If I load the db from the phone itself I can attempt to enter my IMEI numbers but it states they should be 14 digits or less. Mine are 15 digits.

I am going to update to stock android 11 and hope that is version 88 so I can try again.
I never had this issue, with this version https://mtktool.com/modemmeta-v10-2044-0-02, you have to write the first 14 digits and the tool automatically writes the last one.
 
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    Hello everyone, I have unsuccessfully flashed 5 or so GSI roms and eventually even flashing back to Android 9 would still result in bootloop. I formatted and downloaded Android 9 and now the phone boots but the IMEI's are blank.

    I can connect with Modem META but am unable to readback with SP flash tool to get my nvram file.

    Could someone provide me with the nvram file to add my IMEI numbers again with Modem META?

    I am on the stock Android 9 (TA-1188)
    You can get your nvram using a different tool, https://github.com/bkerler/mtkclient. Flashing again the latest firmware may fix the nvram issue.
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    Well I am getting closer. I pulled my nvram from the phone using mtkclient. However when I went to use Modem Meta it is looking for a firmware db file. They have one on their website but it is version 88 and my phone is version 50. If I load the db from the phone itself I can attempt to enter my IMEI numbers but it states they should be 14 digits or less. Mine are 15 digits.

    I am going to update to stock android 11 and hope that is version 88 so I can try again.
    I never had this issue, with this version https://mtktool.com/modemmeta-v10-2044-0-02, you have to write the first 14 digits and the tool automatically writes the last one.