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Related, but no solution: How to restore my IMEI on Galaxy S if I don't have a backup of /efs?

My IMEI has turned blank after a nightly update, I can see it is blank when typing *#06# and I have no GSM functionality. Also baseband version is unknown.

I do have a backup of the /efs directory. I have restored the contents. But even before restoring, I checked the md5sum of the mps_code.dat file, and it was the same as the backup, so I didn't have my hopes up.

Nevertheless, I did a full overwrite of the contents with my backup. Rebooted, no change.

I have also tried to do a factory reset, reinstall Cyanogenmod, two different versions, wiped cache, Dalvik. Remove the battery, SIM card, USB cable.

I am willing to install the stock firmware, if I could find it, or patch the modem firmware somehow. Where should I go from here in a situation such as this one?

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If you also have "No Baseband" in the about screen, You can try to flash only the modem and see if it help.

e.g With Samsung devices, I usually use Odin with the ROM from SamMobile, I extract the modem file from the archive and put into a new .tar file, and then flash the new file with Odin.

On Linux i can use Heimdall which allow my to directly flash a specific region like the modem.

  • How do I flash the modem? I have a backup of it as well. I assume it is a dd to some block device file? But which one, and what arguments, if any? – AttributedTensorField Jun 11 '15 at 23:12
  • Got it from my own log, /modem | /dev/block/mmcblk0p10 | Size: 88MB Flags: Can_Be_Backed_Up IsPresent Primary_Block_Device: /dev/block/mmcblk0p10 Display_Name: Modem Storage_Name: Modem – AttributedTensorField Jun 11 '15 at 23:19
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    Actually his answer was a valid solution, it fixed my problem. I didn't have "No baseband" on my about screen though. – AttributedTensorField Jun 12 '15 at 0:42

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