October 18, 2020, 12:45pm
My Sim card is not detected after installing e-0.11-p-2020091473413-dev-klteactivexx on a Samsung S5 Active (SM-G870F).
The card is detected in other phones and I tried other Sim cards in the SM-G870F with no luck.
Recovery and Rom flashed without issues. After first reboot, “No sim card detected”. I tried selecting my carrier in the network menu:
“No service: Selected network (Digicel) unavailable”
I read about similar issues
here and there but the phone’s IMEI is still there, and the baseband as well. The phone works great otherwise.
I suspect it might have something to do with the baseband version, should I try and flash another firmware like this one, for instance: Galaxy__S5__Active__/2kp5/FTM/G870FXXU1BQC1/G870FFTM1BPL1/) which I’ve already downloaded.
Also, the phone was locked to Orange Caraïbes carrier before the installation.
I’d be thankful if you could help me out, I’m at a loss here.
Not detecting SIM is always an issue of the firmware/modem.
From my side of you, you should try / flash the latest available firmware (same verson as eOS is).
October 18, 2020, 5:38pm
The firmware on witch /e/OS is based is viewable in the « /system/build.prop » file
If you are a Macrosoft user, you can use « samfirmtool » to find, download, and flash the correct firmware if you need.
October 19, 2020, 7:28pm
Thanks for your replies!
Samfirmtools points to the same firmware I found earlier: SM-G870F_G870FXXU1BQC1_Lollipop(Android 5.0)_FTM_Update Rom_20170512
So I proceeded to download and flash it. The device went into a bootloop.
I flashed Recovery and Rom again, went back to square one. /e/OS boots, “no sim card detected”.
Also, editing /system/build.prop shows:
ro.build.fingerprint=samsung/kltexx/klte:6.0.1/MMB29M/G900FXXU1CRH1:user/release-keys -> Meaning the firmware on which /e/ is based is that of a regular S5, not a S5 active.
As you probably guessed, this is all fairly new to me, any additional guidance would be appreciated!
October 19, 2020, 8:16pm
you need the complete factory firmware with 4 files
not the simple update firmware with only 1 file
October 19, 2020, 11:47pm
I indeed flashed the one-file version at first.
I did as you said, and I’m back to the (crappy) original stock Orange build. Sim card detected (Yay!) and locked to Orange carrier.
How do I flash /e/Os and make it use the right modem firmware so that my Sim card is detected?
Am I wrong to think installing e/Os/ will remove the Sim locking?
And a third, are the two issues related?
Merci pour ton temps!
October 20, 2020, 6:03am
In the install documentation and the howto, it is notified that is better to remove PIN code and others stuff before flashing a custom ROM.
• call orange to carrier sim unlock
• flash the XEF firmware (french free of carrier) instead of the FTM firmware (with orange parts)
October 21, 2020, 12:47pm
The XEF firmware is nowhere to be found for my phone, so I called Orange and they sent me the code surprisingly fast.
I unlocked the phone while on the stock firmware, then flashed recovery and /e/Os once again and it worked!
Thanks again for your advice!
Bien à toi,