Problems with iphone 4 sold on ebay?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rhinosrcool, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816

    rhinosrcool

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    I just sold my iphone 4 on ebay. At present, I am still with ATT. Also, currently, I am using my 2g iPhone. In the fall, I will probably upgrade to the 4s. Is the buyer going to have a problem activating this phone? I see things concerning "Bad ESN". If they set it up as a new phone, will it work? Do I need to do anything?
     
  2. ratzzo macrumors 6502a

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    In theory, all the buyer should be worried about is whether or not he'll be able to use it with his carrier (if it differs from AT&T).
     
  3. Jeremy81 macrumors 6502

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    Bad ESN would pertain to Verizon iPhones. Assuming your iPhone 4 was an AT&T one you just need to restore it and remove your SIM card before shipping it out.
     
  4. rhinosrcool thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks

    I restored it. But, since the restore, I used it a couple of times. Now, the sim card is in my 4 year old 2g. Without my sim card, can the buyer just restore it?
     
  5. Jeremy81 macrumors 6502

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    You can reset it from the iPhone itself by going to Settings/General/Reset/Erase All Content & Settings. It's not a good idea to ship without wiping it as it is connected to your iTunes account and could have your personal info on it.
     
  6. rhinosrcool thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I erased everything (I think). Just to be safe, I'm going to change my itunes info. Thanks, a lot.
     

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