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[Verizon] Lost ability to make/receive phone calls after flashing Cyanogenmod

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by msimpson1011, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. msimpson1011

    msimpson1011 Lurker
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    So I rooted my phone and everything worked great on the stock ROM. I made a backup in Clockworkmod and then proceeded to flash Cyanogenmod 10.1.2 Stable. That took just fine but I noticed that I no longer had the ability to make or receive phone calls. Text messages and data still worked, I just couldn't do voice calls. I flashed back to my stock recovery ROM thinking Cyanogenmod was the issue but the problem didn't go away.

    After some research I discovered that somehow my IMEI had been deleted. It came up as a '0' when I went to the "Status" menu in "About phone". Unfortunately, I didn't make a backup of my EFS folder beforehand (Noob mistake). However, I was able to restore my IMEI by following the directions in this link:

    ***won't let me link in my first post***

    So now I have the IMEI number back in the "Status" menu but my phone still can't call out or receive phone calls. I still notifies me that I have voicemails too, I just can't check them. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     


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  2. Mikestony

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    Hmmm, I have not encountered this yet so someone else may have a better idea.

    The only thing I would try is to unroot the device.
    See post # 2 here:
    http://androidforums.com/verizon-ga...ot-root-list-utilities-roms-kernels-more.html

    Like I said, someone else may know something else, but that is what I would try.
    I am not familiar with the loss of an IMEI and recovery of that. :)

    Edit: thinking some more...perhaps toggle airplane mode? or
    Maybe shut off the device, pull sd and sim card, power on. Let it fully bootup, then shut down again.
    Reinsert sd card and sim and power back on?
     
  3. msimpson1011

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    Thanks for the reply. I have tried pretty much every variation of removing the SIM card (even while the phone is powered on) and resetting the network. My next step will be attempting to put everything back to stock and hope for the best.
     
  4. msimpson1011

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    Update: After flashing the Stock ROM and then doing a factory reset my phone finally was able to make and receive voice calls again. I still have an issue where I get a network error when I click on the Google Search widget from my home screen but I'm not sure it's related to my original issue. Other then that minor inconvenience, everything is back to normal.
     
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  5. Mikestony

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    Glad you got it back:) Are you still rooted but on a stock, rooted rom?
    Just curious :)
     
  6. msimpson1011

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    Nope, not rooted and running the stock ROM. I'm just glad to have a working phone again ;)
     
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