Question on selling phone, what should I not reveal?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Higgs1, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. Higgs1 macrumors 6502

    Higgs1

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    I'm putting my iPhone 4 up on ebay and I am going to include a screen cap of the settings page to show software version, imei, etc. What information should I black out besides my sim number? Is there anything anyone can do to potentially harm my phone with any of the information on that screen?

    Help would be appreciated before I go forward.

    Thanks
     
  2. OMGwtfBBQwings macrumors regular

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    everything except software version, network and capacity, baseband just to be safe.
     
  3. macingman macrumors 68020

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    Don't show the IMEI or serial number of the phone. All you need to say is the model and OS version really.
     
  4. Higgs1 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Higgs1

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    I want to show serial number incase they say they received a different one. Happened to me last year selling a PSP, I luckily took a pic of the serial number and I won the paypal dispute.
     
  5. forcetactic macrumors 6502

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    People might be able to use your warranty (if it's still has any) with just your serial #. I know I've replaced my earphones before with just my s/n without the physical phone being present. Probably some more issues with putting s/n that I can't think of.

    On a different tangent, if I were to buy an iPhone off craigs, almost all Sprint and Verizon iPhones run a risk right? After buyer sells, if they wanted to, they could default on payments, leading Verizon/Sprint to blacklist the phone from their networks. My question is does ATT do anything of the sort yet?
     
  6. Higgs1 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Higgs1

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    Nope with AT&T and tmobile and any other gsm carrier for that matter it's all tied to the sim rather than the imei, so I don't think there's a way to blacklist yet, maybe in future iterations. For safety I blocked half of the serial and half the imei lol should be good to go now


    Thanks for the replies everyone!
     
  7. cyks macrumors 68020

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    That's why you meet in an carrier store and have them activate it for you right then and there BEFORE money changes hands. Preferably an Apple store if possible- so you could check for waranty any past problems, and they could give it a once over.
     

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