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I was trying out some ROMs which I downloaded from needrom.com. At first it was fine. Then when I flashed a particular ROM, I started getting "INVALID IMEI" and could not connect to the network anymore.

Luckily I had a full backup of the phone taken with TWRP. I could not see my backup listed in the TWRP that came with the present ROM. So I flashed the Recovery with which I backed up the phone. Then I could see the Backups listed.

When I tried to restore it, it failed with this error:

Unable to mount '/data'

I guess the partitioning changed. Anyways, I could restore 'Nvram' alone and the INVALID IMEI got replaced by "EMERGENCY CALLS ONLY".

How do I fix this? Can I somehow restore the backup (by fixing Unable to mount /data)?

ROM that was working and running currently: http://www.needrom.com/download/ultralight/ ROM that started the trouble: P780_S228_8GB_KK_ROW

Phone: Lenovo P780 8GB.

  • You have to call your service provider to reset the phones data connection. For Sprint I had to dial ##72786# ( phone rebooted twice, data [ works after that]). Sorry not more of explaination. @ work. – HasH_BrowN Sep 9 '15 at 14:07
  • @HasH_BrowN I've called the operator. The tech guy said he will do something, went on hold, and came back saying that it is a handset issue. Well it really is, because the SIM card works fine on other phones. – daltonfury42 Sep 9 '15 at 15:06
  • Which service do you use? I'll find out the code for yours. Your data (IMEI, RTN, etc) need to be reset. I just had the SAME issue. No phone calls, only 911. BTW, it is a handset issue because the ROM you used changed those settings. Now they don't match the service provider. Once you reset them, you'll get your phone calls back. – HasH_BrowN Sep 10 '15 at 2:57
  • Wipe data & cache, then flash the ROM that you were using when you made the backup, then restore the backup. – Matthew Read Sep 10 '15 at 5:56
  • @HasH_BrowN You should be right. Though I believe what Matthew suggested will solve the issue, I would love to know (and try) what these numbers are, and how to find "the codes" and then reset them. It would be nice if you would write it as an answer. But I don't live in US or EU, and my provider is BSNL India. – daltonfury42 Sep 10 '15 at 13:32
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Set APN of BSNL Internet Settings:

  1. Settings -> Wireless and Networks -> Mobile Networks -> Access Point Names (APN)

Select or click option button Select “New APN”, or edit the existing APN

  1. You need to make changes to:

    • Namebsnl

    • APNbsnlnet

    • Authentication typeNone

    • APN typeinternet

  2. Do Not Change other fields, i.e Proxy, Port, User name, Password, Server, MMS proxy and MMS port. Only edit MCC (Mobile Country Code) and MNC (Mobile Network Code) according to the list provided below. Note: Following MNC and MCC code are for the users of INDIA only

MCC MNC Network State

  • 404 34 BSNL Haryana
  • 404 38 BSNL Assam
  • 404 51 BSNL Himachal Pradesh
  • 404 53 BSNL Punjab
  • 404 54 BSNL Uttar Pradesh (West)
  • 404 55 BSNL Uttar Pradesh (East)
  • 404 57 BSNL Gujarat
  • 404 58 BSNL Madhya Pradesh
  • 404 59 BSNL Rajasthan
  • 404 62 BSNL Jammu & Kashmir
  • 404 64 BSNL Chennai
  • 404 66 BSNL Maharashtra
  • 404 71 BSNL Karnataka
  • 404 72 BSNL Kerala
  • 404 73 BSNL Andhra Pradesh
  • 404 74 BSNL West Bengal
  • 404 75 BSNL Bihar
  • 404 76 BSNL Orissa
  • 404 77 BSNL North East
  • 404 79 BSNL Andaman Nicobar
  • 404 80 BSNL Tamilnadu
  • 404 81 BSNL Kolkata

    1. Select options, and then save this setting.

Information pulled from Reference Link, please read the lengthy comment section on the link as well.

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