No Doubt one of the most successful flagship device for Samsung was the Galaxy S4 and topped the sales charts until Samsung comes up with the Galaxy S5. But beside all the hype of some new features found in this Samsung smartphone with the latest Android 4.4 KitKat update rolling out, The Galaxy S4 showed some serious issues as some complains chocked up the Samsung Call centers across the globe. The main issue was the Invalid IMEI on Galaxy S4.
The issue first prompt on devices being used in most African states but later the Invalid IMEI problems prevails all the features that this smartphone had. But this issue of no IMEI can be sloved using following procedures. If you have the same Galaxy S4 effected with the Invalid IMEI issue, All you have to do is follow the steps given below and regain the official IMEI number for your device.
But first of all you have to make sure to have all these tools available to start the process.
Pre Requisites to fix the Invalid IMEI Galaxy S4 :
1- First of all make sure to completely back up your device, Keep your data to a safe location, so as to avoid any data loss.
2- Enable USB Debugging on your device from the Developer Options.
3- Make sure that your device is 75% charged at least to avoid it from going down in between the IMEI fixing process.
4- Backup your EFS (Encrypted File System) data also before proceeding.
5- Download and install USB Drivers for your device on PC from here.
How to Fix Invalid IMEI on Samsung Galaxy S4:
Step 1- First of all To fix invalid IMEI on Samsung Galaxy S4, You have to download download ODIN V3.09zip on your computer from the link and extract it on your desktop.
Step 2- Now download Samsung Galaxy S4 IEMI null fix zip from the link and extract it on your computer.
Step 3- Now open the ODIN v3.09 you have just downloaded, and then select the PDA option that you will get in the right hand side. Click the PDA button.
Step 4- After clicking the PDA button, a pop up message will be appearing on the screen. Choose the .TAR file that you got after extracting the Samsung Galaxy S4 IEMI null fix zip file.
Step 5- Go to download mode on your phone.(Press and hold Volume Down, Home and Power buttonsat the same time)
Step 6- Connect your phone to your PC using USB cable.
Step 7- Now click on the Start button on ODIN and firmware flashing will start.(Do not check re-partition)
Step 8- It will take few minutes to complete the installation. Wait for ODIN to complete the installation and then disconnect the phone from the computer.
Here you go you would successfully solved the Invalid IMEI issue on your Samsung Galaxy S4. If you are facing any Problem regarding this method you can comment below, we will love to sort it for you. However we have another method of Solving this issue. You can Find it here. or Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Google + to get more about this.