Fix: Redmi Note 11S IMEI, Baseband, MAC, NVRAM WARNING, or NVDATA CORRUPTED

It looks like you’re using the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S handset and somehow you’ve started encountering the IMEI, Baseband, MAC, NVRAM WARNING, or NVDATA CORRUPTED related issues on your device after flashing a custom firmware or something like that. Well, an improper flashing method or incompatible file can cause Invalid or NULL IMEI apart from NVDATA CORRUPTED, Baseband, Wi-Fi MAC, Bluetooth MAC error, etc.

It’s one of the most common issues that several Xiaomi device users are experiencing for years and when it comes to the Redmi Note 11S (Codename: chopin), the issue becomes widespread for Engineering Firmware most probably. Nevertheless, here we’ve shared the easiest way to fix IMEI, Wi-Fi MAC, Bluetooth MAC, NVRAM, NVDATA, unknown Baseband regarding issues.

Redmi Note 11S

Redmi Note 11S Device Overview

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S features a 6.43-inch AMOLED panel. It is a high refresh rate 90Hz panel that has a peak brightness of 1000 nits. This is an FHD+ panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9 ratio. We have Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. Under the hood, we have the MediaTek Helio G96 built on a 12 nm manufacturing process. It is an octa-core processor with two Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.05 GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.0 GHz. For handling the graphics-intensive tasks, we have the Mali-G57 MC2.

In terms of optics, we get a quad-camera setup at the back and a single camera at the front. The quad-camera setup consists of a 108MP primary sensor paired with an f/1.9 lens, an 8MP ultrawide sensor paired with an f/2.2 lens, a 2MP macro sensor paired with an f/2.4 lens, and a 2MP depth sensor paired with an f/2.4 lens. At the front, we get a 16MP selfie camera paired with an f/2.4 lens. Both the rear and the front setup is limited to 1080p video recording.

There are three storage variants of this smartphone:  64GB + 6GB RAM, 128GB + 6GB RAM, and 128GB + 8GB RAM. In terms of communications, we have Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, Infrared port and USB Type-C 2.0. And for sensors, we have a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass. Powering it all is a 5000 mAh battery that can be topped up quickly from 0 to 100% in under an hour using the 33W charging adapter included in the box. The smartphone is available in three color options: Graphite Gray, Pearl White, and Twilight Blue.

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What will be fixed?

  • Restores IMEI
  • Restores Baseband/RADIO/Modem
  • Restores Wi-Fi MAC
  • Restores Bluetooth MAC
  • Fixes ‘NVRAM WARNING: ERR 0x10’It looks like you’re using the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S handset and somehow you’ve started encountering the IMEI, Baseband, MAC, NVRAM WARNING, or NVDATA CORRUPTED related issues on your device after flashing a custom firmware or something like that. Well, an improper flashing method or incompatible file can cause Invalid or NULL IMEI apart from NVDATA CORRUPTED, Baseband, Wi-Fi MAC, Bluetooth MAC error, etc.

     

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  • Fixes NV Data corrupted error
  • Fixes unknown baseband
  • Fixes null IMEI

Warning: GetDroidTips won’t be held responsible for any kind of issue that may happen on your handset while/after following this guide. You should know what you’re doing and do it at your own risk.

Fix: Redmi Note 11S IMEI, Baseband, MAC, NVRAM WARNING, or NVDATA CORRUPTED

Note: This guide requires the backup to be done when the IMEI was present!

You can use SP Flash Tool, TWRP, PBRP, DD, ADB Fastboot, MTK Droid Tool, or any other tool that you want. Here we’ll gonna use SP Flash Tool as the Redmi Note 11S has a MediaTek processor.

Pre-Requisites:

Make sure to follow all the requirements properly to successfully fix the issue on your Redmi Note 11S (chopin).

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1. You Need a PC or Laptop and a USB cable

First of all, you’ll require a Windows desktop/laptop and a USB cable to easily connect your Redmi Note 11S (chopin) handset with the computer. It’s necessary.

2. Charge Your Phone

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Make sure to charge your device battery sufficiently (more than 50%) to avoid any kind of occasional shut down during the unbricking process.

3. Create a Scatter file from Firmware

You can check out this guide link to easily do so.

4. Download Xiaomi USB Drivers

Make sure to download the Xiaomi USB driver and then install it properly on your computer. A USB driver is always required to easily connect to a handset with the computer for a successful data transfer or flashing files, etc.

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5. Download SP Flash Tool

You’ll require the SP Flash Tool to be installed on your computer. [Important]

Steps to Restore or Fix IMEI, Baseband, MAC, NVRAM, NVDATA

  • Open your Scatter File and search for NVRAM.
  • Rename the file from none to NVRAM.img and is_download: as from False to True.
  • Run the SP Flash Tool on your PC.
  • Select the Scatter File for your device.
  • Here, select only the NVRAM.img file.
  • Now, turn off your Android Device and connect it to your PC via a USB Cable.
  • Click on the Download button.
  • Once the flashing process is completed, disconnect your Android Device and turn it back on.
  • That’s it! You have successfully restored your IMEI/ NVRAM Backup.

Partition Details with Screenshots

Keep in mind that you’ll have to use the same block, start address, and length as mentioned below.

1. Partition: nvcfg​

  • Description: This partition stores variable configs of NVDATA and NVRAM.​
  • Size: 32.768 KiB (32 MiB)​
  • Block: /dev/block/mmcblk0p11​
  • Start address: 0xa4a2000​
  • Length: 0x2000000​
Fix: Redmi Note 9 IMEI, Baseband, MAC, NVRAM WARNING, or NVDATA CORRUPTED
Image Credit: XDA

2. Partition: nvdata

  • Description: This partition stores variable data of secure and identifying info for your device. Like IMEI, WiFi MAC, Bluetooth MAC, calibration data, and others.​
  • Size: 65.536 KiB (64 MiB)​
  • Block: /dev/block/mmcblk0p12​
  • Start address: 0xc4a2000​
  • Length: 0x4000000​
Fix: Redmi Note 9 IMEI, Baseband, MAC, NVRAM WARNING, or NVDATA CORRUPTED
Image Credit: XDA

3. Partition: nvram​

  • Description: This partition stores persistent data of secure and identifying info for your device. Like IMEI, WiFi MAC, Bluetooth MAC, calibration data, and others.​
  • Size: 65.536 KiB (64 MiB)​
  • Block: /dev/block/mmcblk0p21​
  • Start address: 0x19f00000​
  • Length: 0x4000000​
Fix: Redmi Note 9 IMEI, Baseband, MAC, NVRAM WARNING, or NVDATA CORRUPTED
Image Credit: XDA

4. Partition: persist​

  • Description: This partition stores persistent data for factory reset protection. Like Google account and Mi Account/Mi Cloud.​
  • Size: 49.152 KiB (48 MiB)​
  • Block: /dev/block/mmcblk0p13​
  • Start address: 0x104a2000​
  • Length: 0x3000000​
Fix: Redmi Note 9 IMEI, Baseband, MAC, NVRAM WARNING, or NVDATA CORRUPTED
Image Credit: XDA

5. Partition: proinfo​

  • Description: This partitions stores persistent data of default structure for NVRAM/RADIO/MODEM/BASEBAND.​
  • Size: 3.072 KiB (3 MiB)​
  • Block: /dev/block/mmcblk0p19​
  • Start address: 0x18200000​
  • Length: 0x300000​
Fix: Redmi Note 9 IMEI, Baseband, MAC, NVRAM WARNING, or NVDATA CORRUPTED
Image Credit: XDA

6. Partition: protect1 (or protect_f)​

  • Description: This partition stores variable data of SIM/RADIO/MODEM/BASEBAND settings and info.​
  • Size: 8.192 KiB (8 MiB)​
  • Block: /dev/block/mmcblk0p15​
  • Start address: 0x164a2000​
  • Length: 0x800000​
Fix: Redmi Note 9 IMEI, Baseband, MAC, NVRAM WARNING, or NVDATA CORRUPTED
Image Credit: XDA

7. Partition: protect2 (or protect_s)​

  • Description: This partition stores variable data of SIM/RADIO/MODEM/BASEBAND settings and info.​
  • Size: 11.640 KiB (11,36 MiB)​
  • Block: /dev/block/mmcblk0p16​
  • Start address: 0x16ca2000​
  • Length: 0xb5e000​
Fix: Redmi Note 9 IMEI, Baseband, MAC, NVRAM WARNING, or NVDATA CORRUPTED
Image Credit: XDA

How to Take a Backup of IMEI/ NVRAM via SP Flash Tool

Once the restoration process is completed, you should take a backup of the restored IMEI/Baseband/NVRAM, etc for future reference. Make sure to back up the listed partitions mentioned above. To do so:

  • Open your Scatter File and search for NVRAM.
  • Now, note down the values of ‘physical_start_addr:’ and the ‘partition_size:’.
  • Open the SP Flash Tool on your PC > Select the Scatter File for your device.
  • Then click on ReADBack.
  • Click on Add and double-click on the created file.
  • Select any folder where you would like to save the backup file and click on save.
  • Now, enter the previously noted down ‘physical_start_addr:’ and the ‘partition_size:’ values into the Start Address and the Length text fields respectively.
  • Click on the OK button and then click on the Read Back.
  • Connect your Redmi Note 11S device to your PC via a USB cable.
  • Wait for the reADBack process to get completed.
  • Once the process is completed, you’ll get the Backup file ‘NVRAM.img’ in the selected folder.
  • You’re good to go.

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, you can comment below.

However, if you’re facing issues with the VBMETA or NULL IMEI or even an invalid Baseband issue on your Redmi Note 11S (chopin) then you can visit the XDA link below to ask for help.

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