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20th October 2019, 10:00 PM |#44071  
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Maybe I should have gone into more detail.
The phone has been returned and the carrier cannot for some reason unblock it although they say they have unlocked the imei for me . 🤷*♂️. Sorry for any misunderstanding

Don't take the original response, or this one, the wrong way . There is no way for anyone to know the difference between an honest person who is stuck, or a dishonest person with a good story. Discussing changing IMEI or bypassing blacklisting is just against forum rules.

The carrier has to resolve the problem for you. Maybe they would entertain a warranty replacement if they can not solve the problem.
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20th October 2019, 10:06 PM |#44072  
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Maybe I should have gone into more detail.
The phone has been returned and the carrier cannot for some reason unblock it although they say they have unlocked the imei for me . *. Sorry for any misunderstanding

So, you are saying that the carrier sold you that device even though they knew it was blacklisted and claim they can't remove the device from being blacklisted?

Sorry, I don't believe that story.

They wouldn't blacklist the device AND request the customer to return the device in question. They would do one or the other, not both. So, they would have blacklisted the device and said "to hell" with the device or they would have requested the device to be returned and would not have bothered with blacklisting the device.

There are only a few reasons why a carrier blacklists a device, such as, not paying the bill or violating the terms of service such as enabling hotspotting/tethering on a device they they do not allow it on and then using too much data. Carriers will not remove a device from blacklist unless the bill that is owed is paid, whether it be by you or whoever owes the bill or previous owner.

I'd say that is more likely that either you didn't pay the bill and the device was deactivated and blacklisted by the carrier or you got the device from someone else that didn't pay the bill and sold the device or gave it away after it was blacklisted.

Regardless, when it comes to IMEI and blacklisted devices, there is nothing we are allowed or can do to help help you with it, that is completely between you and the carrier. If they screwed up the way you describe, which I doubt, it is on them to fix it.

Edit: @mowe13, I understand your situation now, I think. Good luck.

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21st October 2019, 12:21 AM |#44073  
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So, you are saying that the carrier sold you that device even though they knew it was blacklisted and claim they can't remove the device from being blacklisted?

Sorry, I don't believe that story.

They wouldn't blacklist the device AND request the customer to return the device in question. They would do one or the other, not both. So, they would have blacklisted the device and said "to hell" with the device or they would have requested the device to be returned and would not have bothered with blacklisting the device.

There are only a few reasons why a carrier blacklists a device, such as, not paying the bill or violating the terms of service such as enabling hotspotting/tethering on a device they they do not allow it on and then using too much data. Carriers will not remove a device from blacklist unless the bill that is owed is paid, whether it be by you or whoever owes the bill or previous owner.

I'd say that is more likely that either you didn't pay the bill and the device was deactivated and blacklisted by the carrier or you got the device from someone else that didn't pay the bill and sold the device or gave it away after it was blacklisted.

Regardless, when it comes to IMEI and blacklisted devices, there is nothing we are allowed or can do to help help you with it, that is completely between you and the carrier. If they screwed up the way you describe, which I doubt, it is on them to fix it.

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I think what was said is the device was lost/stolen, blacklisted, then found/returned. Now they (the carrier) can't get it off the blacklist.

I'm under the impression that once on a blacklist, it's hard to impossible to get off. Carriers have no interest in sorting out the fallout. I think people shouldn't report a device stolen until they're ready to say goodbye to it.
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21st October 2019, 12:41 AM |#44074  
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I think what was said is the device was lost/stolen, blacklisted, then found/returned. Now they (the carrier) can't get it off the blacklist.

I'm under the impression that once on a blacklist, it's hard to impossible to get off. Carriers have no interest in sorting out the fallout. I think people shouldn't report a device stolen until they're ready to say goodbye to it.

Ah, I see now. That makes sense.

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21st October 2019, 01:29 AM |#44075  
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Hey guys, I have a Moto e5 play Verizon-branded phone so I can't unlock bootloader to root, is there any way to unlock handicapped 4G frequency bands without root access?

-And another question: Can I flash it a global firmware?
21st October 2019, 10:44 AM |#44076  
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Please help guys

I need to connect gear 2 with my Oppo Reno 10X
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21st October 2019, 02:09 PM |#44077  
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Don't take the original response, or this one, the wrong way . There is no way for anyone to know the difference between an honest person who is stuck, or a dishonest person with a good story. Discussing changing IMEI or bypassing blacklisting is just against forum rules.

The carrier has to resolve the problem for you. Maybe they would entertain a warranty replacement if they can not solve the problem.

I totally understand your concerns. Yes the phone was my own device and not from the network and I asked them to block it . But now they have said they have unblocked it . I dont understand how else they are blocking !? . We all know it is illegal to change imei but that is all . If they have a blacklist for any other settings I am very intrigued.
21st October 2019, 02:33 PM |#44078  
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I totally understand your concerns. Yes the phone was my own device and not from the network and I asked them to block it . But now they have said they have unblocked it . I dont understand how else they are blocking !? . We all know it is illegal to change imei but that is all . If they have a blacklist for any other settings I am very intrigued.

IMEI and ESN or MEID are the two identifiers I'm aware of that are used to blacklist.
21st October 2019, 05:51 PM |#44079  
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Hey guys, I have a Moto e5 play Verizon-branded phone so I can't unlock bootloader to root, is there any way to unlock handicapped 4G frequency bands without root access?

-And another question: Can I flash it a global firmware?

Unless the bootloader is unlocked, you won't be able to flash anything without the proper signing keys. That is just how Verizon wants it
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Please help guys

I need to connect gear 2 with my Oppo Reno 10X
Please.

Try looking at this thread: https://forum.xda-developers.com/sma...stall-t2921994
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21st October 2019, 08:34 PM |#44080  
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I'm hoping someone can help me out out direct me in the right direction.

I recently purchased a OnePlus 7T, it's running Android 10.

I installed a few apps, including sports betting apps like Draft Kings sports betting and Pointsbet. When I try to place a bet, it needs to check my location to make sure I'm in the state I provided for them, which I am.

Every time it checks for my location, it says I have to disable topjohnwu and won't let me place my bet. However my phone is not rooted.

Now from doing resets I have narrowed down that the cause may be from the TV streaming apps I have installed, but again I'm not rooted and they don't mess with my location or ask for my location. I made sure that that permission for location is disabled if the app even asks for it (they don't.)

Is there any way to "disable" topjohnwu without root that doesn't involve a hard reset and not to install those apps?? Or fix this false positive without root??
21st October 2019, 09:10 PM |#44081  
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I'm hoping someone can help me out out direct me in the right direction.

I recently purchased a OnePlus 7T, it's running Android 10.

I installed a few apps, including sports betting apps like Draft Kings sports betting and Pointsbet. When I try to place a bet, it needs to check my location to make sure I'm in the state I provided for them, which I am.

Every time it checks for my location, it says I have to disable topjohnwu and won't let me place my bet. However my phone is not rooted.

Now from doing resets I have narrowed down that the cause may be from the TV streaming apps I have installed, but again I'm not rooted and they don't mess with my location or ask for my location. I made sure that that permission for location is disabled if the app even asks for it (they don't.)

Is there any way to "disable" topjohnwu without root that doesn't involve a hard reset and not to install those apps?? Or fix this false positive without root??

By chance, is your bootloader unlocked? That's the only thing I can think of.
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