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[Q] No Service or Mobile Network on any Sim :(

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By hempcures, Junior Member on 30th April 2014, 02:34 AM
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Hey guys I've spent the last few days reading old threads about using the i545 on USA GSM Carriers.

I bought a Bad ESN Verizon Galaxy S4 on eBay. From what Ive been reading these phones come factory unlocked and i figured I would
buy one to use on T-Mobile.
I have tried countless things now and for some reason all I get in the status bar is a circle with a line through it.
I have tried various APN settings found around older threads but still i get no signal.

I rooted and installed the newest hyperdrive and still nothing.

Ive even tried an AT&T sim & an old Orange Sim I have lying around for these testing situations.
They both show a circle with a line through the middle and when I try to make a call it just says "Mobile Network Not Available"
If I remove sim and power on the phone it states there is No Sim Installed.

I am running Hyperdrive RLS15 with 4.3 MK2

I've heard that if a phone is blacklisted it cannot be used in the USA on any carrier is that true? and if so why are some users stating they bought a bad esn phone and works fine on GSM US Carriers? I am really confused decided to make an account and maybe get some more insight.

Thank You guys!
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30th April 2014, 03:13 PM |#2  
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Any XDAers have any suggestions?
Anything would be appreciated, Thank you guys again
1st May 2014, 12:49 AM |#3  
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I apologize for the self bumpage, I dont now what else to do.
This is my final bump, Should I just resell on ebay?

How can you even use this phone can it be flashed to any service or used anywhere?
tried at&t and t-mobile sims with apn settings to no avail just a circle with a line through it on the status bar.

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1st May 2014, 01:20 AM |#4  
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Bad ESN usually means it was reported stolen. You're basically SOL

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Bad ESN usually means it was reported stolen. You're basically SOL

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Thanks man, I guess I didnt want to face this truth,
Is it SOL internationally as well? Wondering if i can state that if I try to resell it on ebay.
Since im honestly dubious this thing works anywhere, is there a global IMEI database?
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Originally Posted by hempcures

Thanks man, I guess I didnt want to face this truth,
Is it SOL internationally as well? Wondering if i can state that if I try to resell it on ebay.
Since im honestly dubious this thing works anywhere, is there a global IMEI database?

Sorry but you will have a hard time getting any help with a bad IMEID phone.
That's a stolen or insurance fraud device. Parts only.
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