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I was changing the OS of my Motorola A853 milestone, and the IMEI turned invalid; it just shows "00000000".

I found this answer here about something similar How to fix "Invalid IMEI " after Factory reset? but the link with the files is invalid.

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That's a different phone so it won't work. However a similar process might work if you find the correct modem for your device -- have you looked on XDA? – Matthew Read Dec 10 '12 at 18:48

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