- Sep 30, 2013
IMEI backup/restore tool for Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500
Brought to you by AntaresOne
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.
What is IMEI?
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.
- Complete IMEI backup
- Autozipping of saved partitions
- Download tool from the link below
- Put the zip file in your sdcard
- Reboot in recovery
- Install zip from sdcard
- Choose downloaded zip file
- Reboot system
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.
- Open Terminal Emulator
- Write su and press enter (this is to obtain root access)
- Invoke this tool by writing imeibkp and pressing enter
- 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
IMEI Backup tool is hosted on my AndroidFileHost
Full IMEI backup/restore tool for Galaxy S4 GT-I9500, Tool/Utility for the Samsung Galaxy S4
Status: No Longer Updated
Stable Release Date: 2014-12-16
Last Updated 2017-05-19