@derekwilkinson it can be done and I did it. I know hard to believe. Here is how I did it. I was using TWRP recovery and did a backup well it backed up alright but when i did a restore the EFS folder wasn't transfer back w/ the nandroid or it was wiped out most likely, so I let my I can fix this get the better of me and boy did my little devil on my shoulders screw me. I flashed a stock firmware using odin but the firmware was for the i9020T and did not include the i9020A. most of the roms work on both well this one didn't. Full on brick would not even power up, so I sent it to mobile tech videos to be unbricked. they were able to unbrick it and now I have two nexus s. before anyone says it yes i am a dumbass and should have monitored the TWRP thread and caught the problem earlier.