iphone 4 CDMA (verison) on Boost Mobile Network?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Matt V, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2011
    Would a iphone 4 CDMA verison phone work on the Boost Mobile CDMA network?

    First post here, love the site.

    Thanks, Matt
  2. macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    No, because they have locked the phone to Verizon, because Sprint also uses CDMA but they can't use a Verizon iPhone 4 either.

    You will have to wait and see what they do, but I thought Boost Mobile is using Verizon or Sprint's towers anyway? not exactly sure
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2011
    boost uses sprint's towers and it is CDMA.... i thought that maybe a unlocked verison cdma iphone might work, but just wanted to ask

    Thanks, Matt
  4. macrumors 65816

    Rajani Isa

    Jun 8, 2010
    My understanding is it could work, but both Sprint/Boost and Verizon would have to "go the extra mile" as far as unlocking and then registering it on the new network.

    In the end, not likely.
  5. macrumors 6502


    Dec 13, 2008
    It could work, but someone has to flash it to work with boost/metro pcs. Happens with droids all the time; especially those with bad ESN's.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2010
    It is definitely possible but it will require quite a bit of hackery. The phone has to be flashed to boost mobile's software settings as stated above. I have no doubt this will eventually happen once the phone is jailbroken and the baseband is hacked by people in the jailbreaking community. Additionally, the ESN of the phone has to be registered with Boost and that will probably be a challenge depending on how willing Boost is to add an outside ESN to their database.

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