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    Hi I'm looking desperately for help with these 2 major isssues, any advice will be much appreciated.

    I recently bought this phone SM-N9005 and worked perfectly until I realized my gps doesn't work properly. After a brief research I discovered a youtube guide with positive responses so I gave it a shot. =hC8jNb38gaY . This included ServideMod digging via *#9090# -> insert Q -> insert 0000 -> UE settings -> setting -> system -> NV rebuild -> ALL . After that my sim card was no more functional just as any other I then tried. So this is my first major problem:

    1) INVALID SIM CARD The sim card was doing just fine before that and is still doing when put into other devices, but no matter which sim card I try the problem still persists. So I tried factory resets, loading different firmwares... which led to problem:

    2) CAN'T LOAD DIFFERENT FIRMWARE
    I think I was doing all accordingly to guides but still can't force my phone with different firmware. I got it rooted, and everytime I try to use Odin it just gets stuck at "Complete write" fail or FAIL Auth.
    The only firmware I could load into it was the early leak of loli 5.0 N9005XXUGBNL8 . I then tried several of them so I could use for example AryaMod (which gets always stuck shortly after start of the installation - i think because i cant load demanded firmware) but to no avail. The so far tried firmwares were the stock ones;

    N9005XXUGBOJ6_N9005XEOGBOJ1_N9005XXUGBOJ1_HOME.tar
    N9005ZSUGOH3_N9005OZSGOH3_N9005ZSUGOH3_HOME.tar
    N9005XXUGBOI6_N9005ETLGBOA2_N9005XXUGBOH1_HOME.tar
    N9005XXUGBOI6_N9005O2CGBOF2_N9005XXUGBOH1_HOME.tar

    And the only working is the one mentioned above from early loli 5.0 leak : BL_N9005XXUGBNL8_CL3643614_QB3415922_REV00_user_lo w_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar, which I currently have. Any other attempt to load meets with the same failure. I tried different versions of Odin, starting them as admin, different usb ports, wiping before, rooting it but just can't load any other. : /

    So finally I'd like to ask: Is there any way to revert damages I did by doing that ServiceMod thingy? To get rid of that INVALID SIM CARD notice? I'd like to do it myself if possible.
    And secondly, why can't I get any other firmware working? Is it wrong choice of firmware not compatibile with my phone or I just overlooked something during installation?

    If you reached it all the way here, thank you. Please share any advices you might have.

    Additional info: from *#1234# if its of any help : AP: N9005XXUGBNL8 CP: N900PVPUEOC5, also the imei number checks out and the strange thing is the model number in download mode is N900P which differs from N9005 written on case, system etc..
     

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    When you go to Settings - About Phone, what is listed for build and baseband?
    If you have stock recovery, boot into recovery and current firmware should be listed on the second line.
     
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    I just discovered I can install only 900P firmware, which is weird since the phone is 9005 and originall firmware was also 9005 version. The selection for 900P firmware is also limited only to USA region. Back then I had czech(or european with czech language?) version.

    Build states LRX21V.N900PVPEUOK2 and baseband is same now N900PVPUEOK2.
     
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    I'd say it's plausible. But I didn't care as long as it worked - which it did until I screwed with that ServiceMod thingy.
     
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    What carrier and country are you trying to use the phone?
     
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    The 900P will work on 2&3g only there if you want to try and flash the stock 900P firmware.

    As far as your current Sim, have you checked to see if GSM network is selected and APN settings are correct?
     

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    I tried that actually a while ago and managed to get firmware only when i got some version of 900P (For example; I flashed 900P 4.4 android and it successfully updated to 5.0 via kies -> that's where I am now)
    However, when I tried it to do the same with 9005 firmware (before I tried to flash different firmware), kies only said that it doesn't support 9005 version.
    Nevertheless, no idea how to overcome that invalid sim card problem. :thinking::thinking:
     
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    Check in Settings - Wireless & Networks - more- Cellular Network, and check network type.
    I don't have a Samsung handy but should be similar to above and see if set to GSM
     
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    I tried both GSM and Automatic or GSM manual/ automatic. It will initiate searching and after a while a few networks will appear but can't connect (register) to either of them.
     
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    What about your APN settings?
     
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