Originally Posted by alexland
Hi guys -
This is probably a stupid question but I found a blacklisted IMEI 1020 on ebay at a pretty cheap price. Is there anything I can do with the device beyond part it out? If I pay to unlock the phone will that allow me to circumvent the blacklist, or am I out of luck?
I know flashing a new IMEI is illegal so I don't want to ask for any advice in that regard.
Sorry this is all new to me. I'm currently on iOS and trying to jump ship to WP8 - the 1020 is such a great bit of hardware but 600+ is steep for a brand new app ecosystem.
You could just change it, its quite straight forward but your in the wrong place if you want to find out how.
Stolen is stolen, buying it is just encouraging them to steal more and potentially hurt / endanger other peoples lives.
People will buy it because they are cheap but that demand feeds the supply so personally, I think you should do what any other honest citizen does, and that's save up your cash and buy what you can afford, legitimately.
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