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macrumors 68020
Sep 18, 2016
Locked as in tied to one carrier?

Or locked as in you can't access the phone because you don't know the password?


Mar 5, 2020
Yes, you can simply sell a locked android phone online in New York.

There are thousands of people that are facing a problem with their locked phones.

I would highly recommend selling your locked phone online as compared to the offline market store.

Before selling your locked phones online, you should consider in mind a few things such as genuine website, online tracking of your phone and versatile payment methods.

Recently, I sold my locked OnePlus 7 Pro online and got a fair price as compared to the offline market.

If you have no idea where to sell a locked phone online then I have some wonderful suggestions for you:

· Recell Cellular

· SellCell

· Flipsy


macrumors 68040
Apr 25, 2012
If it's carrier-locked, you can certainly sell it, but it carries less value as a carrier-unlocked device is more versatile as it has a wider audience looking at it. Also - it's easier for YOU to get it carrier-unlocked than it would be for any purchaser.

Locked to a Google account is a whole other story. If you sell it that way it is technically a brick, the purchaser won't be able to set it up for themselves. Most selling sites won't even allow you to sell one in this condition. Additionally - if you can't properly sign out of the account before selling it, it can be assumed that you're selling a stolen device. Properly resetting the device so that it is not locked to a Google account is simple but often forgotten.


Dec 14, 2013
If it's blacklisted, don't. It's a jerk move. If it's locked as in security on the device, still not cool. I'm sure people do sell them but they shouldn't. Just my opinion.


macrumors 68040
Apr 25, 2012
And I'm betting the info Jessei tried linking to but couldn't because of the 10 post rule (and has not been seen on the forums since the post was made) was probably a link to how to bypass FRP, which is something I would be reluctant to discuss here, nor do I even know how to do it and don't want to look it up while using my work-issued PC...


macrumors 6502
May 6, 2014
Most definitely. You will still be responsible for the cost via your carrier if you still owe money. I’ve done this with GameStop, eco trade in machines and more.
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