Does anyone know if/how you can unblock or use a blacklisted IPhone 4S.
I haven't stolen one and trying to use it but my sister had hers stolen and she called the network who blacklisted it but we think someone is trying to sell it on Gumtree - well they're selling one with the exact same scratch really cheap with nothing but a 'new charger' and I can't think of a way to get the IMEI nimber without coming across as mental but with it being blacklisted wondered whether they could make it work in order to sell it?
I've searched the internet and found loads of conflicting information so I'm so confused so has anyone ever managed to do it?
I think you can get around it somehow. Somebody i met at college claimed she "lost" hers to get a new one on the insurance and the original one was blocked but she said she "knew somebody who worked for Orange" who could get it unblocked. She ended up with two then. Im not sure of the details, i didnt like to go into her insurance fraud but whatever she did worked.
Could you make out you want to buy it and test it first and go and take a look at the IMEI number yourself?
Yeah I was thinking of doing that but thought if they had got it working my number would be in my sisters phonebook, so my sisters friends using their parents phone and calling them tomorrow and hopefully they haven't already sold it - at £200 in 'perfect condition' just something doesn't seem right and my sisters only had one scratch on the actual apple bit. Hopefully it is hers and she gets it back but the police have been absolutely useless
I had mine stolen last year and had to have it blocked and I had to verify all my security information first so I don't think a randomer could ring and get it blocked I'd be a bit suspicious if someone asked for mine though to be honest lol.
My friend text and its already been sold :/ think she really has lost it for good :/ x
Depends how it was blocked, if It was through the imei number then jail breaking might bypass it, if it was through find my iPhone that is so easy to bypass its ridiculous.
eBay recommend a site where you input the imei number and it only costs 99p or something but tells u if the phones been blocked and by who etc.
Even if it was blocked by find my iPhone all the person has to do is put it in dfu mode and reset the phone to factory settings. It works brand new and if their still iffy that the previous owner will block it by imei they can go to apple and say its not working right and get a brand new iPhone.
Thanks hon it was through 3 with the IMEI number she blocked it she hadn't downloaded the find my iphone app and kicked herself once it was taken that she hadn't. It was passworded but I think that's really easy to bypass if you know what you're doing x
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