Blacklisted IPhone 6 Hit or Miss

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  1. Joeyboun macrumors newbie

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    I'm gonna go out on a limb and hope for the best here, so this is my dilemma. I have bought an iPhone 6 off craigslist that happens to have been blacklisted (zero chances of contacting seller for refund or explanation) My previous phone was an 1phone 5 on AT&T and used net10, my current iPhone 6 also on AT&T worked on net10 for a few hours using the same SIM card until net10/att blocked my phone from the cellular network "most likely because the phone finally processed through the network towers and sent a message to block the phone" now I'm left with a blacklisted iPhone 6 with no other phone to use and still a whole month on my prepaid cycle, my firmware that I'm on is 9.2 and was wondering if anyone knew what I could do to still use my new phone with my existing net10 service, like waiting for a jilbreak release to unlock my phone, factory unlock, RSim, anything please and btw I've went into AT&T and they couldn't do anything "hoped they would've unlisted the phone" thanks and hope for quick and useful feedback!
     
  2. Jetro macrumors regular

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    Did they say the reason that it's blacklisted?
     
  3. Joeyboun thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Owner reported it lost or stolen.
     
  4. Jetro macrumors regular

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    I was going to say if it was for nonpayment you could switch it over to cricket which AT&T owns and keep it on that. Supposedly for nonpayment they lock it down to being used directly with them only. For stolen phones the guy must've used his insurance. There needs to be some laws for insurance fraud with phones. You can list it on eBay as bad imei and get some money for it. It should still work overseas. Get a cheap little gophone to use out the rest of your net10 service until you get money back from it to get a legit one.
     
  5. Joeyboun thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's everything I wanted to avoid haha thanks though I appreciate it
     
  6. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    Possession of a stolen phone is a serious crime. Pretty sure I'd rather use a phone that I actually own...
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You can't bypass an imei blacklist. Not with a jb hack, no imei unlock no gevey or anything can do it besides the original owner contacting the carrier to have it white listed again.
    It cannot be used in the US any more.
    Sell it as is and buy one that works on your carrier.
    If your blacklisted iPhone gets imei unlocked it can be used outside the us with any international GSM carrier.
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Well, I can tell you that you can totally forget about this.

    Software unlocks via jailbreak died in 2011 when it simply became easier to pay an unlock company $1 to unlock your device.

    On top of that you needed a 4s or below for any of that to work.

    Finally, a factory unlock is not going to help you. If the device is blacklisted the IMEI won't be inserted into the unlock database - because it's blacklisted.

    Gevey or R-SIM are your only options.
     
  9. Beenblacklisted macrumors 6502

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    swappa.com
    checkesnfree.com

    free easy to use sites, instant check to see if your imei is clean
     
  10. Joeyboun thread starter macrumors newbie

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    By any chance can anybody clarify the unknown label on this blacklist for this phone. Site used is IMEIdata.net
     

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  11. noobinator macrumors 601

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    I'd probably just move to Sweden.
     
  12. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I'd say the UNKNOWN is because the phone was never on those carriers and thus never entered into their blacklist database. Sprint, in particular does not keep track of non-Sprint IMEIs.

    You can expect though that since the phone is blacklisted on MetroPCS that T-Mobile would blacklist it as well. T-Mobile owns MetroPCS. The same with AT&T and Cricket as AT&T owns Cricket.
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Sweden is beautiful :D
     
  14. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Being of Swedish descent, I thank you for the compliment kind sir! :D
     
  15. Jetro macrumors regular

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  16. Joeyboun thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks I appreciate the help, learned my lesson buying an iPhone 6 for 200$
     
  17. 617aircav Suspended

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    Your problem was not checking imei status. Even if the phone was $400 you would still be in the same boat, except financially worse.
     
  18. Breezygirl macrumors 6502

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    People should always check that when buying. Also beware some sell phone first then blacklist after, so get as much contact information as you can. If the deal seems too good there is usually a reason, think twice.
     
  19. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Yep, I've been burned by this. I bought a phone off CL (never again). Phone was ok on every carrier. About 3 months later it was blacklisted and the seller wasn't responding. I sold it for parts.
     
  20. 617aircav Suspended

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    I never buy Tmobile phones off Craigslist, just stick to Verizon phones and unlocked att phones only. I resell phones so even if the unlocked phone was blacklisted I just send it to someone abroad.
     
  21. G.McGilli macrumors regular

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    After reading all of this - one thing is not clear to me:

    Is this discussion about phones that were originally purchased locked, from carriers and on contract - so the phone company has records of that phone originally on their network?

    Or are we talking phones that were bought outright, fully unlocked from a cell hardware company - and you can phone any of the phone companies, just say this phone of your own is stolen and you want it blacklisted - even if the phone is not from them, you've never been on contract etc?
     
  22. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Its more of a US thing.
    Sounds like you're from another country so everything seems a little complicated.
    No the phone in question is not a factory unlocked full priced iphone. If it was then the user would not be able to have it locked or blacklisted.
    Those devices were bought under contract most likely either by making payments on it for anywhere between 20 to 30 month installments.
    Where the original owner gets the device and makes 1 month's payment of $20-25 and then turns around and sells it for $500 and then stops paying for it. Then the unsuspecting buyer having no idea what happened a few weeks later gets his phone blacklisted and useless on any carrier in the US.
     
  23. G.McGilli macrumors regular

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    Thanks - ok that makes total sense.
     
  24. hugodrax macrumors 6502a

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    Can you use such a phone as an ipod with a nicer camera and still get on the internet etc.. Via wifi?
     
  25. 617aircav Suspended

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    Yes. Only thing is you can't use a sim in it.
     

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