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Galaxy Note 3 with blacklisted IMEI

OP Irfdiddy

9th November 2013, 09:55 PM   |  #1  
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So I recently purchased a Galaxy Note 3 from kijiji in Canada. Its the SM-N900W8. It was sealed when I bought it and the phone worked for a few days and is now blacklisted. I went to a samsung service center and they said that they can't do anything and my carrier Rogers said the same thing. Is there anything I could do? And is it blacklisted in only my country? Amd is there any way I could somehow change the imei or something? Is there anywhere someone can guide me?

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10th November 2013, 01:01 AM   |  #2  
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That's why I convince people to check the IMEI of the phone before buying. Now the only option you have is pay to unlock it and sell it internationally.
10th November 2013, 01:32 AM   |  #3  
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I could sell it internationally but I was wondering if the phone will be blacklisted there. Its been blacklisted with the CWTA in partnership with GSMA. So what carriers would it work with. I was thinking about selling it in Tanzania but am not sure if it will work there. Called the police and also the carrier and both said nothing can be done. Also called samsung and got the same response. Thanks for the help much appreciated. Also can I just buy a new motherboard and change it from the existing one? And where would I get this new motherboard?

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Wink There is one othe way...
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I could sell it internationally but I was wondering if the phone will be blacklisted there. Its been blacklisted with the CWTA in partnership with GSMA. So what carriers would it work with. I was thinking about selling it in Tanzania but am not sure if it will work there. Called the police and also the carrier and both said nothing can be done. Also called samsung and got the same response. Thanks for the help much appreciated. Also can I just buy a new motherboard and change it from the existing one? And where would I get this new motherboard?

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There is actually one other way, but it is not cheap. This is more for the people that will follow this after Irfdiddy as his question was posted so long ago, but you can replace the mainboard in the phone with one that has a good IMEI, they can be found on ebay...if at all. Sadly, that is where Irfdiddy got ripped off...
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