Well I was on phone and suddenly I lost IMEI and my SIM card is not detected. So I tried flashing (to some firmware and I flashed back to original I9003XWKPG) and nothing.

I don't have any backups. I have Samsung Galaxy SL (GT-I9003).

How can I restore my IMEI?

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  • Comment by user90492 (lacking the rep): If your device is rooted, get an app called root explorer and go to /system/efs and see if your imei is in there.
    – Izzy
    Nov 2, 2015 at 16:15
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Were you messing around with poweruser settings because most of us don't suddenly "lose IMEI" but in that case if you are rooted get an app called root explorer and go to the following directory /system/efs and see if your imei is in there. otherwise you will have to buy a new phone.

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