Originally Posted by Steph4n
Hello All, I bought my note 3 in ebay with bad imei (not black listed) and i got it yesterday.
Well i used the region lock app and it worked like a champ i'm in DR, and i'm in 4.3 mi7.
I want to confirm with someone who tried this that i could upgrade to kitkat through kies and get my phone still unlocked.
or any another way to upgrade to kitkat ?
pd: I came from a note 2 verizon, i think this phone is just perfect
(not blacklisted yet!
If your phone is region UNLOCKED it will always remain UNLOCKED regardless of
any firmware updates/upgrades/kies/ota and regardless which twrp/cwm compatible
stock or custom rom/kernel you might want to flash.
However I have a hunch that your Note 3 will soon be blacklisted
since it has a bad IMEI and soon you will not be able to use it for
making or receiving cellular phone calls.
If I were you I would get in touch with eBay, you are protected and they will refund
whatever you paid for it.
It is against eBay's policies and terms of service to sell a cell phone with a bad IMEI
unless the seller listed his auction as cell phone for sale "parts only".