iPhone Unlock Bad ESN?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by legaleye3000, Jun 29, 2014.

  1. legaleye3000 macrumors 65816

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    I'm looking at purchasing an iphone on eBay, but I have heard of people purchasing the phone only to find it is unusable due to bad esn. Is there a way to "clean" the bad esn? For T-Mobile USA? Thanks.
     
  2. gpc17 macrumors regular

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    I doubt so. It's bad esn for a reason (stolen, unpaid, lost..)

    If it would be possible, it wouldnt work in USA only outside of USA.

    Have a nice day
     
  3. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    if it is unlocked and not blacklisted on tmobile, it should work fine. ask the seller before buying for the esn. it must be an iPhone 5 or newer for this to work, or if it's gsm. you can use a site to check the esn/imei. just google imei/esn check. is the phone a cdma, or a gsm phone? and what model?
     
  4. legaleye3000 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm looking to get a t-mobile iphone 5s. In case the IMEI is blocked, I was wondering if there is an online service or way to unblock the IMEI...?
     
  5. artfun macrumors member

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    I did the same, just ask the seller for the number and call to t-mobile to check if it's clean.
     
  6. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    there is not, but if its say, a verizon iPhone, it might not be blacklisted on tmobile. you would have to call. what version of the 5s is it? i mean what carrier?
     
  7. legaleye3000 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I have T-Mobile service, so I would buy a T-Mobile iPhone...
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If it's a tmobile phone and it's blacklisted you will never be able to use it on tmobile period.
    And no you cannot "clean" the blacklisted status.
    You will be stuck with a useless device.
     
  9. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    Clean an esn w soap and water.
    Nah sorry you are better just buying a new phone unless you can go to the store w the owner of the phone and set it up right there I guess
     
  10. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    I always love these threads... There's no reason why someone would have a blacklisted device unless:

    - Unpaid bill: pay the bill

    - Stolen phone: return the phone to the owner

    - Insurance claim: you were already repaid for the phone

    To ask people how to un-blacklist here is no different than asking how to steal apps or discussing illegal file sharing.
     

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