[TOOL][I9500] Full IMEI backup/restore tool [EOL]

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AntaresOne

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IMEI backup/restore tool for Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500
Brought to you by AntaresOne



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NOTE: This is only for Galaxy S4 with Exynos 5410, Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 version is here.
For devs: modifications & redistribution are not allowed. Contact me before including my work or any part of it in your stuff.



Explanation
What is IMEI?
Wikipedia

Why should I backup it?
When you start to mod your phone, sometimes may happen that you lose it (a bad flash, a wrong mod...) and without your phone is like this. Shortly, you lose mobile network forever.

The EFS partition itself isn't enough for a full backup, there are another 3 partititions. These are m9kefs1, m9kefs2 and m9kefs3.


Features
  • Complete IMEI backup
  • Autozipping of saved partitions


Installation
  1. Download tool from the link below
  2. Put the zip file in your sdcard
  3. Reboot in recovery
  4. Install zip from sdcard
  5. Choose downloaded zip file
  6. Reboot system


Usage
When installed, the "imeibkp" executable goes in /system/bin. Obviously root is a must. This is not an app, so to run it you must use Terminal Emulator. It's very user-friendly and n00b-approved (joking :laugh:), normally you shouldn't run into issues while using it.

  1. Open Terminal Emulator
  2. Write su and press enter (this is to obtain root access)
  3. Invoke this tool by writing imeibkp and pressing enter
  4. To restore just invoke again imeibkp

In case you want to export your backup, it is in /sdcard/IMEIBackup and called IMEIBackup.zip (Internal Memory on PC through USB connection)
If you change ROM you'll lose this tool (you'll not lose a backup already made), in this case just follow again Installation steps


Download
IMEI Backup tool is hosted on my AndroidFileHost


XDA:DevDB Information
Full IMEI backup/restore tool for Galaxy S4 GT-I9500, Tool/Utility for the Samsung Galaxy S4

Contributors
AntaresOne

Version Information
Status: No Longer Updated
Stable Release Date: 2014-12-16

Created 2014-12-16
Last Updated 2017-05-19
 
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Changelog

31/1/2015
  • Little code update

26/1/2015
  • Added full zip binary in flash package (this should fix stpcpy error)
  • Little code update

9/1/2015
  • Added zip binary in flash package (not all the ROMs have it included, this fixes zipping process)

8/1/2015
  • Added auto zipping of saved files during backup process
  • Added auto unzipping of IMEIBackup archive when restoring
  • Better backup identification for restore process
  • Various code updates

21/12/2014
  • Fixed busybox path (some ROMs have it in different location)

16/12/2014
  • Initial public release


Other S4 variants
If you want this tool for any other Exynos Galaxy S4 variant write me a PM or mail me to [email protected] including build.prop (it's in /system) & partition table.

Through Terminal Emulator or ADB, do this:

Code:
su [b](to acquire root access)[/b]
ls -la /dev/block/platform/dw_mmc.0/by-name > /sdcard/partitions.txt

You will find a file named partitions.txt in your internal storage (/sdcard)

Other Samsung devices
PM or mail me at [email protected] for details.
 
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v6144747

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REstore IMEI

Hi, great tool, congrats!

One question: when I install some roms I lose the IMEI, but it can be recovered reinstalling an official one.... do you think I can restore an IMEI on a different rom other than the one from where it was backed up?

Thanks
 
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jiro-kun

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Hi. Thanks for the tool.

Anyhow. Since I'm a noob. Just wondering. How to restore imei?

Thanks in advance!

Alright. After test running it again. I figured it out. Again thanks!
 
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DanialYaqub

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Everyting went well till installing Terminal Emulator... when I type "imeibkp" it gives me error "unknown device GT-I9500 is required" please help... :confused:
 

sway8966

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Mar 17, 2012
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Download and installed it to i-9500 fine. Backing up fine. After Zipping gave a message "CANNOT LINK EXCUTABLE: cannot locate symbol "stpcpy" referenced by "zip"..
After that I have only backup.log in the IMEIBackup folder.
I ran the terminal from the Romtool box pro.
 

ozezz

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Nov 19, 2012
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I'm using stock Rom 4.4.2 and give me the error "name not matched: /sdCard/IMEIBackup/*.img", and yes i have rooted the device and using Philz Recovery. because can´t create the folder to write the log, im gonna attach the screenshot.
 
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    IMEI backup/restore tool for Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500
    Brought to you by AntaresOne



    14c4gm0.png
    jv28wo.png

    2a7xu1k.png
    211wdnc.png

    NOTE: This is only for Galaxy S4 with Exynos 5410, Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 version is here.
    For devs: modifications & redistribution are not allowed. Contact me before including my work or any part of it in your stuff.



    Explanation
    What is IMEI?
    Wikipedia

    Why should I backup it?
    When you start to mod your phone, sometimes may happen that you lose it (a bad flash, a wrong mod...) and without your phone is like this. Shortly, you lose mobile network forever.

    The EFS partition itself isn't enough for a full backup, there are another 3 partititions. These are m9kefs1, m9kefs2 and m9kefs3.


    Features
    • Complete IMEI backup
    • Autozipping of saved partitions


    Installation
    1. Download tool from the link below
    2. Put the zip file in your sdcard
    3. Reboot in recovery
    4. Install zip from sdcard
    5. Choose downloaded zip file
    6. Reboot system


    Usage
    When installed, the "imeibkp" executable goes in /system/bin. Obviously root is a must. This is not an app, so to run it you must use Terminal Emulator. It's very user-friendly and n00b-approved (joking :laugh:), normally you shouldn't run into issues while using it.

    1. Open Terminal Emulator
    2. Write su and press enter (this is to obtain root access)
    3. Invoke this tool by writing imeibkp and pressing enter
    4. To restore just invoke again imeibkp

    In case you want to export your backup, it is in /sdcard/IMEIBackup and called IMEIBackup.zip (Internal Memory on PC through USB connection)
    If you change ROM you'll lose this tool (you'll not lose a backup already made), in this case just follow again Installation steps


    Download
    IMEI Backup tool is hosted on my AndroidFileHost


    XDA:DevDB Information
    Full IMEI backup/restore tool for Galaxy S4 GT-I9500, Tool/Utility for the Samsung Galaxy S4

    Contributors
    AntaresOne

    Version Information
    Status: No Longer Updated
    Stable Release Date: 2014-12-16

    Created 2014-12-16
    Last Updated 2017-05-19
    4
    New update available

    Added full zip binary (this should fix stpcpy error) and a little code update.

    Download: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=95916177934517572

    :)
    3
    Changelog

    31/1/2015
    • Little code update

    26/1/2015
    • Added full zip binary in flash package (this should fix stpcpy error)
    • Little code update

    9/1/2015
    • Added zip binary in flash package (not all the ROMs have it included, this fixes zipping process)

    8/1/2015
    • Added auto zipping of saved files during backup process
    • Added auto unzipping of IMEIBackup archive when restoring
    • Better backup identification for restore process
    • Various code updates

    21/12/2014
    • Fixed busybox path (some ROMs have it in different location)

    16/12/2014
    • Initial public release


    Other S4 variants
    If you want this tool for any other Exynos Galaxy S4 variant write me a PM or mail me to [email protected] including build.prop (it's in /system) & partition table.

    Through Terminal Emulator or ADB, do this:

    Code:
    su [b](to acquire root access)[/b]
    ls -la /dev/block/platform/dw_mmc.0/by-name > /sdcard/partitions.txt

    You will find a file named partitions.txt in your internal storage (/sdcard)

    Other Samsung devices
    PM or mail me at [email protected] for details.
    2
    8/1/2015
    • Added auto zipping of saved files during backup process
    • Added auto unzipping of IMEIBackup archive when restoring
    • Better backup identification for restore process
    • Various code updates

    Pushed an update, download: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=95887005526788680

    EDIT: 9/1
    • Added zip binary in flash package (not all the ROMs have it included, this fixes zipping process)

    Download: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=95887005526789369
    1
    Tool updated, fixed busybox path e various updates to the code.

    Download: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=95864024717067771