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Check if the IMEI is blacklisted first. If that's the case, it's usually because of a unpaid balance or the phone was stolen. Either way the IMEI is “branded” for good. To avoid wasting time, check the status of the IMEI on [https://swappa.com/esn|Swappa]. Since we now have global blacklists the phone is useless everywhere; even for international use.
 
If the IMEI is bad because it's actually stolen, take the phone to the police and see if you can get it legally by giving the owner a chance to reclaim it. This isn't always possible but most states allow for this. It usually means the police hold the phone, so be prepared for that.
 
If it's stolen and you get it keep it this way do not expect the carrier to help you make it usable as a phone; that IMEI# is never going to be good again. Even if you can fix the IMEI by replacing it, I wouldn't recommend this because it's a legal grey area.
 
If the IMEI comes up clean, do a Recovery Mode restore. If that works, it was something with the baseband that caused the issue that was recoverable. It's usually a carrier software problem when this works. Follow this guide to access Recovery Mode: [guide|16507]
 
If the Recovery Mode restore doesn't fix the phone, it's a hardware baseband problem. The [guide|1543|motherboard|new_window=trueguide|1543|motherboard] will need to be replaced since the baseband is typically paired. The boards usually cost as much a whole phone so it typically isn'tmay not be worth it. Ifit to replace the board. That said, if you do swap it, see ifthe board you canshould try and check the IMEI before buying it just to make sure it isn't blacklisted if you can. If it can be done, try and getdo so. I’d also STRONGLY RECOMMEND getting the matching back from that phoneso the phone and board have the same identity, to avoid problems in the future. It isn't requiredtypically doesn’t matter but if they don't matcha carrier or secondhand buyer sees it, it doesn’t always come off well. I’m not bothered by it may be harder to sellthe extent I will run away from the phone, but it becauseis a red flag that something is up in most cases. I’m going to check the buyer isn't sure why or if everything checks outIMEI per the board anyway, so it’s kind of moot but I like to see matching identities.
If the Recovery Mode restore doesn't fix the phone, it's a hardware baseband problem. The [guide|1543|motherboard|new_window=trueguide|1543|motherboard] will need to be replaced since the baseband is typically paired. The boards usually cost as much a whole phone so it typically isn'tmay not be worth it. Ifit to replace the board. That said, if you do swap it, see ifthe board you canshould try and check the IMEI before buying it just to make sure it isn't blacklisted if you can. If it can be done, try and getdo so. I’d also STRONGLY RECOMMEND getting the matching back from that phoneso the phone and board have the same identity, to avoid problems in the future. It isn't requiredtypically doesn’t matter but if they don't matcha carrier or secondhand buyer sees it, it doesn’t always come off well. I’m not bothered by it may be harder to sellthe extent I will run away from the phone, but it becauseis a red flag that something is up in most cases. I’m going to check the buyer isn't sure why or if everything checks outIMEI per the board anyway, so it’s kind of moot but I like to see matching identities.

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Check if the IMEI is blacklisted first. If that's the case, it's usually because of a unpaid balance or the phone was stolen. Either way the IMEI is “branded” for good. To avoid wasting time, check the status of the IMEI on [https://swappa.com/esn|Swappa]. Since we now have global blacklists the phone is useless everywhere; even for international use.
 
If the IMEI is bad because it's actually stolen, take the phone to the police and see if you can get it legally by giving the owner a chance to reclaim it. This isn't always possible but most states allow for this. It usually means the police hold the phone, so be prepared for that.
 
If it's stolen and you get it keep it this way do not expect the carrier to help you make it usable as a phone; that IMEI# is never going to be good again. Even if you can fix the IMEI by replacing it, I wouldn't recommend this because it's a legal grey area.
 
If the IMEI comes up clean, do a Recovery Mode restore. If that works, it was something with the baseband that caused the issue that was recoverable. It's usually a carrier software problem when this works. Follow this guide to access Recovery Mode: [guide|16507]
 
If the Recovery Mode restore doesn't fix the phone, it's a hardware baseband problem. The [guide|1543|motherboard|new_window=true] will need to be replaced since the baseband is typically paired. The boards usually cost as much a whole phone so I'mit typically isn't worth it. If you swap it, see if you can check the IMEI before buying it just to make sure it isn't blacklisted if you can. If it can be done, try and get the matching back from that phone. It isn't required but if they don't match it may be harder to sell it because the buyer isn't sure why or if everything checks out.
If the Recovery Mode restore doesn't fix the phone, it's a hardware baseband problem. The [guide|1543|motherboard|new_window=true] will need to be replaced since the baseband is typically paired. The boards usually cost as much a whole phone so I'mit typically isn't worth it. If you swap it, see if you can check the IMEI before buying it just to make sure it isn't blacklisted if you can. If it can be done, try and get the matching back from that phone. It isn't required but if they don't match it may be harder to sell it because the buyer isn't sure why or if everything checks out.

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Check if the IMEI is blacklisted first. If that's the case, it's usually because of a unpaid balance or the phone was stolen. Either way the IMEI is “branded” for good. To avoid wasting time, check the status of the IMEI on [https://swappa.com/esn|Swappa]. Since we now have global blacklists the phone is useless everywhere; even for international use.
 
If the IMEI is bad because it's actually stolen, take the phone to the police and see if you can get it legally by giving the owner a chance to reclaim it. This isn't always possible but most states allow for this. It usually means the police hold the phone, so be prepared for that.
 
If it's stolen and you get it keep it this way do not expect the carrier to help you make it usable as a phone; that IMEI# is never going to be good again. Even if you can fix the IMEI by replacing it, I wouldn't recommend this because it's a legal grey area.
 
If the IMEI comes up clean, do a Recovery Mode restore. If that works, it was something with the baseband that caused the issue that was recoverable. It's usually a carrier software problem when this works. Follow this guide to access Recovery Mode: [guide|16507]
 
If the Recovery Mode restore doesn't fix the phone, it's a hardware baseband problem. The [guide|1543|motherboard|new_window=true] will need to be replaced since the baseband is typically paired. The boards usually cost as much a whole phone so I'm typically isn't worth it. If you swap it, see if you can check the IMEI before buying it just to make sure it isn't blacklisted if you can. If it can be done, try and get the matching back with the correct IMEI so the back matches the new identity of yourfrom that phone. It isn't required but if they don't match it helpsmay be harder to have both match so if you ever sell it because the phone the new owner doesn't question the phone is as advertisedbuyer isn't sure why or if everything checks out.
If the Recovery Mode restore doesn't fix the phone, it's a hardware baseband problem. The [guide|1543|motherboard|new_window=true] will need to be replaced since the baseband is typically paired. The boards usually cost as much a whole phone so I'm typically isn't worth it. If you swap it, see if you can check the IMEI before buying it just to make sure it isn't blacklisted if you can. If it can be done, try and get the matching back with the correct IMEI so the back matches the new identity of yourfrom that phone. It isn't required but if they don't match it helpsmay be harder to have both match so if you ever sell it because the phone the new owner doesn't question the phone is as advertisedbuyer isn't sure why or if everything checks out.

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Check if the IMEI is blacklisted first. If that's the case, it's usually because of a unpaid balance or the phone was stolen. Either way the IMEI is “branded” for good. To avoid wasting time, check the status of the IMEI on [https://swappa.com/esn|Swappa]. Since we now have global blacklists the phone is useless everywhere; even for international use.
 
If the IMEI is bad because it's actually stolen, take the phone to the police and see if you can get it legally by giving the owner a chance to reclaim it. This isn't always possible but most states allow for this. It usually means the police hold the phone, so be prepared for that.
 
If it's stolen and you get it keep it this way do not expect the carrier to help you make it usable as a phone; that IMEI# is never going to be good again. Even if you can fix the IMEI by replacing it, I wouldn't recommend this because it's a legal grey area.
 
If the IMEI comes up clean, do a Recovery Mode restore. If that works, it was something with the baseband that caused the issue that was recoverable. It's usually a carrier software problem when this works. Follow this guide to access Recovery Mode: [guide|16507]
 
If the Recovery Mode restore doesn't fix the phone, it's a hardware baseband problem. These require a new motherboard,The [guide|1543|motherboard|new_window=true] will need to be replaced since the baseband chip is typically paired to the board. Follow this guide to replace the board: [guide|1543|replace the logic board|new_window=true]. I don't think this is worth it, since whole phones and thepaired. The boards tend tousually cost about the same.

If
as much a whole phone so I'm typically isn't worth it. If you swap board I'd suggest getting the original IMEIit, see if you can to verifycheck the IMEI on the new board is good, but you won't be ablebefore buying it just to do this all of the time. Sometimesmake sure it isn't blacklisted if you can. If it can be done, try and get the matching back with the correct IMEI so the back matches the new identity of your phone. It isn't required but it helps to have both match so if you ever sell the parts are sold as a pair, but thisphone the new owner doesn't question the phone is not very common since most sellers break these parts upas advertised.
If the Recovery Mode restore doesn't fix the phone, it's a hardware baseband problem. These require a new motherboard,The [guide|1543|motherboard|new_window=true] will need to be replaced since the baseband chip is typically paired to the board. Follow this guide to replace the board: [guide|1543|replace the logic board|new_window=true]. I don't think this is worth it, since whole phones and thepaired. The boards tend tousually cost about the same.

If
as much a whole phone so I'm typically isn't worth it. If you swap board I'd suggest getting the original IMEIit, see if you can to verifycheck the IMEI on the new board is good, but you won't be ablebefore buying it just to do this all of the time. Sometimesmake sure it isn't blacklisted if you can. If it can be done, try and get the matching back with the correct IMEI so the back matches the new identity of your phone. It isn't required but it helps to have both match so if you ever sell the parts are sold as a pair, but thisphone the new owner doesn't question the phone is not very common since most sellers break these parts upas advertised.

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Check if the IMEI is blacklisted first. If that's the case, it's usually because of a unpaid balance or the phone was stolen. Either way the IMEI is “branded” for good. To avoid wasting time, check the status of the IMEI on [https://swappa.com/esn|Swappa]. Since we now have global blacklists the phone is useless everywhere; even for international use.
 
If the IMEI is bad because it's actually stolen, take the phone to the police and see if you can get it legally by giving the owner a chance to reclaim it. This isn't always possible but most states allow for this. ThisIt usually means the police hold the phonephone, so be prepared for that.
If the IMEI is bad because it's actually stolen, take the phone to the police and see if you can get it legally by giving the owner a chance to reclaim it. This isn't always possible but most states allow for this. ThisIt usually means the police hold the phonephone, so be prepared for that.
 
If it's stolen and you get it keep it this way do not expect the carrier to help you make it usable as a phone; that IMEI# is never going to be good again. Even if you can fix the IMEI by replacing it, I wouldn't recommend this because it's a legal grey area.
 
If the IMEI comes up clean, do a Recovery Mode restore. If that works, it was something with the baseband that caused the issue that was recoverable. It's usually a carrier software problem when this works. Follow this guide to access Recovery Mode: [guide|16507]
 
If the Recovery Mode restore doesn't fix the phone, it's a hardware baseband problem. These require a new motherboard, since the baseband chip is typically paired to the board. Follow this guide to replace the board: [guide|1543|replace the logic board|new_window=true]. I don't think this is worth it, since whole phones and the boards tend to cost about the same.
 
If you swap board I'd suggest getting the original IMEI if you can to verify the IMEI on the new board is good, but you won't be able to do this all of the time. Sometimes you can get the correct back if the parts are sold as a pair, but this is not very common since most sellers break these parts up.

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Check if the IMEI is blacklisted first. If that's the case, it's usually because of a unpaid phonebalance or the phone was stolen. Either way the IMEI is “branded” for good. To avoid wasting time, check the status of the IMEI on [https://swappa.com/esn|Swappa]. Since we now have global blacklists the phone is useless everywhere; even for international use.
Check if the IMEI is blacklisted first. If that's the case, it's usually because of a unpaid phonebalance or the phone was stolen. Either way the IMEI is “branded” for good. To avoid wasting time, check the status of the IMEI on [https://swappa.com/esn|Swappa]. Since we now have global blacklists the phone is useless everywhere; even for international use.
 
If the IMEI is bad because it's actually stolen, take the phone to the police and see if you can get it legally by giving the owner a chance to reclaim it. This isn't always possible but most states allow for this. This usually means the police hold the phone.
 
If it's stolen and you get it keep it this way do not expect the carrier to help you make it usable as a phone; that IMEI# is never going to be good again. Even if you can fix the IMEI by replacing it, I wouldn't recommend this because it's a legal grey area.
 
If the IMEI comes up clean, do a Recovery Mode restore. If that works, it was something with the baseband that caused the issue that was recoverable. It's usually a carrier software problem when this works. Follow this guide to access Recovery Mode: [guide|16507]
 
If the Recovery Mode restore doesn't fix the phone, it's a hardware baseband problem. These require a new motherboard, since the baseband chip is typically paired to the board. Follow this guide to replace the board: [guide|1543|replace the logic board|new_window=true]. I don't think this is worth it, since whole phones and the boards tend to cost about the same.
 
If you swap board I'd suggest getting the original IMEI if you can to verify the IMEI on the new board is good, but you won't be able to do this all of the time. Sometimes you can get the correct back if the parts are sold as a pair, but this is not very common since most sellers break these parts up.

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Check if the IMEI is blacklisted first. If that's the case, it's usually because theof a unpaid phone bill wasn't paid or the phone was stolen. In this case, it's more or less useless as a phone. CheckEither way the IMEI is “branded” for good. To avoid wasting time, check the status of the IMEI on a site like [https://swappa.com/esn|Swappa]. Since we now have global blacklists the phone is useless everywhere; even for international use.
Check if the IMEI is blacklisted first. If that's the case, it's usually because theof a unpaid phone bill wasn't paid or the phone was stolen. In this case, it's more or less useless as a phone. CheckEither way the IMEI is “branded” for good. To avoid wasting time, check the status of the IMEI on a site like [https://swappa.com/esn|Swappa]. Since we now have global blacklists the phone is useless everywhere; even for international use.
 
If the IMEI is badbad because it's actually stolen, take the phone to the police and ask what you have to do to claim legal ownershipsee if you wantcan get it legally by giving the owner a chance to keep the phone. Somereclaim it. This isn't always possible but most states allow you to turn it intofor this. This usually means the police hold the phone.

If it's stolen
and let you claim you get it legally if the original owner doesn't speak up within a certain amount of time. Even if you getkeep it this way do not expect the carrier to help you or use the phone portion ever again. That partmake it usable as a phone; that IMEI# is probablynever going to remain blacklisted sincebe good again. Even if you can fix the carriers require the original owner to call when it comes to unblockingIMEI by replacing it, I wouldn't recommend this because it's a stolen phone. I'd even advise against a IMEI swaplegal grey area.
If the IMEI is badbad because it's actually stolen, take the phone to the police and ask what you have to do to claim legal ownershipsee if you wantcan get it legally by giving the owner a chance to keep the phone. Somereclaim it. This isn't always possible but most states allow you to turn it intofor this. This usually means the police hold the phone.

If it's stolen
and let you claim you get it legally if the original owner doesn't speak up within a certain amount of time. Even if you getkeep it this way do not expect the carrier to help you or use the phone portion ever again. That partmake it usable as a phone; that IMEI# is probablynever going to remain blacklisted sincebe good again. Even if you can fix the carriers require the original owner to call when it comes to unblockingIMEI by replacing it, I wouldn't recommend this because it's a stolen phone. I'd even advise against a IMEI swaplegal grey area.
 
If the IMEI comes up clean, do a Recovery Mode restore. If that works, it was something with the baseband that caused the issue that was recoverable. It's usually a carrier software problem when this works. Follow this guide to access Recovery Mode: [guide|16507]
 
If the Recovery Mode restore doesn't fix the phone, it's a hardware baseband problem. These require a new motherboard, since the baseband chip is typically paired to the board. Follow this guide to replace the board: [guide|1543|replace the logic board|new_window=true]. I don't think this is worth it, since whole phones and the boards tend to cost about the same.
 
If you swap board I'd suggest getting the original IMEI if you can to verify the IMEI on the new board is good, but you won't be able to do this all of the time. Sometimes you can get the correct back if the parts are sold as a pair, but this is not very common since most sellers break these parts up.

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Check if the IMEI is blacklisted first. If that's the case, it's usually because the phone bill wasn't paid or the phone was stolen. In this case, it's more or less useless as a phone. Check the status of the IMEI on a site like [https://swappa.com/esn|Swappa]. Since we now have global blacklists the phone is useless everywhere; even for international use.
 
If the IMEI is bad, take the phone to the police and ask what you have to do to claim legal ownership if you want to keep the phone. Some states allow you to turn it into the police and let you claim it legally if the original owner doesn't speak up within a certain amount of time. Even if you get it this way do not expect the carrier to help you or use the phone portion ever again. That part is probably going to remain blacklisted since the carriers require the original owner to call when it comes to unblocking a stolen phone. I'd even advise against a IMEI swap.
 
If the IMEI comes up clean, do a Recovery Mode restore. If that works, it was something with the baseband that caused the issue that was recoverable. It's usually a carrier software problem when this works. Follow this guide to access Recovery Mode: [guide|16507]
 
If the Recovery Mode restore doesn't fix the phone, it's a hardware baseband problem. These require a new motherboard, since the baseband chip is typically paired to the board. Follow this guide to replace the board: [guide|1543|replace the logic board|new_window=true]. I don't think this is worth it, since whole phones and the boards tend to cost about the same.
 
I'dIf you swap board I'd suggest getting the original IMEI if you can to verify the IMEI on the new board is good, but you won't be able to do this all of the time. Sometimes you can get the correct back if the parts are sold as a pair, but this is not very common since most sellers break these parts up.
I'dIf you swap board I'd suggest getting the original IMEI if you can to verify the IMEI on the new board is good, but you won't be able to do this all of the time. Sometimes you can get the correct back if the parts are sold as a pair, but this is not very common since most sellers break these parts up.

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Check if the IMEI is blacklisted first. If that's the case, it's usually because the phone bill wasn't paid or the phone was stolen. In this case, it's more or less useless as a phone. Check the status of the IMEI on a site like [https://swappa.com/esn|Swappa]. Since we now have global blacklists the phone is useless everywhere; even for international use.
 
If the IMEI is bad, take the phone to the police and ask what you have to do to claim legal ownership if you want to keep the phone. Some states allow you to turn it into the police and let you claim it legally if the original owner doesn't speak up within a certain amount of time. Even if you get it this way do not expect the carrier to help you or use the phone portion ever again. That part is probably going to remain blacklisted since the carriers require the original owner to call when it comes to unblocking a stolen phone. I'd even advise against a IMEI swap.
 
If the IMEI comes up clean, do a Recovery Mode restore. If that works, it was something with the baseband that caused the issue that was recoverable. It's usually a carrier software problem when this works. Follow this guide to access Recovery Mode: [guide|16507]
 
If the Recovery Mode restore doesn't fix the phone, it's a hardware baseband problem. These require a new motherboard, since the baseband chip is typically paired to the board. Follow this guide to replace the board: [guide|1543|replace the logic board|new_window=true]. I'd consider the phone parts only atI don't think this pointis worth it, since a working phone generally is about the same as a motherboard (and the IMEIwhole phones and serial number on the back will matchboards tend to cost about the EEPROM data).same.
If the Recovery Mode restore doesn't fix the phone, it's a hardware baseband problem. These require a new motherboard, since the baseband chip is typically paired to the board. Follow this guide to replace the board: [guide|1543|replace the logic board|new_window=true]. I'd consider the phone parts only atI don't think this pointis worth it, since a working phone generally is about the same as a motherboard (and the IMEIwhole phones and serial number on the back will matchboards tend to cost about the EEPROM data).same.
I'd suggest getting the original IMEI if you can to verify the IMEI on the new board is good, but you won't be able to do this all of the time. Sometimes you can get the correct back if the parts are sold as a pair, but this is not very common since most sellers break these parts up.

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Check if the IMEI is blacklisted first. If that's the case, it's usually because the phone bill wasn't paid or the phone was stolen. In this case, it's more or less useless as a phone. Check the status of the IMEI on a site like [https://swappa.com/esn|Swappa]. Since we now have global blacklists the phone is useless everywhere; even for international use.
If the IMEI is bad, take the phone to the police and ask what you have to do to claim legal ownership if you want to keep the phone legally. You may be able to keep it in some states, if the police allow you to turn it in so they can find the owner and let you keep it if it remains unclaimed. Even if it's gained legally like this, I would advise against an IMEI swap. If you want to use the phone, change the motherboard. As far as I know, none of the carriers allow stolen phones on their network so as a phone I'd assume the phone portion is dead end (unless they work with you and allow it on again).
However, changing the board is risky. Your new board could be just as bad as the old one. I wouldn't recommend it because of that but that's entirely your call. The serial number and IMEI will not match, so it helps if you can get a board with a paired back.
 
If the IMEI comes up clean,is bad, take the phone to the police and ask what you have to do a Recovery Mode restore. If that works,to claim legal ownership if you want to keep the phone. Some states allow you to turn it was something withinto the baseband that causedpolice and let you claim it legally if the issue that was recoverable. It's usuallyoriginal owner doesn't speak up within a certain amount of time. Even if you get it this way do not expect the carrier software problemto help you or use the phone portion ever again. That part is probably going to remain blacklisted since the carriers require the original owner to call when this works. Follow this guideit comes to access Recovery Mode: https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iDevice+Password+Removal-Recovery+Mode+Restore/16507unblocking a stolen phone. I'd even advise against a IMEI swap.
If the IMEI comes up clean,is bad, take the phone to the police and ask what you have to do a Recovery Mode restore. If that works,to claim legal ownership if you want to keep the phone. Some states allow you to turn it was something withinto the baseband that causedpolice and let you claim it legally if the issue that was recoverable. It's usuallyoriginal owner doesn't speak up within a certain amount of time. Even if you get it this way do not expect the carrier software problemto help you or use the phone portion ever again. That part is probably going to remain blacklisted since the carriers require the original owner to call when this works. Follow this guideit comes to access Recovery Mode: https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iDevice+Password+Removal-Recovery+Mode+Restore/16507unblocking a stolen phone. I'd even advise against a IMEI swap.
 
If the IMEI comes up clean, do a Recovery Mode restore. If that works, it was something with the baseband that caused the issue that was recoverable. It's usually a carrier software problem when this works. Follow this guide to access Recovery Mode: [guide|16507]

If
the Recovery Mode restore doesn't fix the phone, it's a hardware baseband problem. These require a new motherboard, since the baseband chip is typically paired to one specificthe board. Follow this guide to replace the board: [guide|1543|replace the logic board|new_window=true]. I'd consider the phone parts only at this point since a working phone generally is about the same as a motherboard (and the IMEI and serial number on the back will match the EEPROM data).
I'd suggest getting the original IMEI if you can to verify the IMEI on the new board is good, but you won't be able to do this all of the time. Sometimes you can get the correct back if the parts are sold as a pair, but this is not very common since most sellers break these parts up.
If the IMEI comes up clean, do a Recovery Mode restore. If that works, it was something with the baseband that caused the issue that was recoverable. It's usually a carrier software problem when this works. Follow this guide to access Recovery Mode: [guide|16507]

If
the Recovery Mode restore doesn't fix the phone, it's a hardware baseband problem. These require a new motherboard, since the baseband chip is typically paired to one specificthe board. Follow this guide to replace the board: [guide|1543|replace the logic board|new_window=true]. I'd consider the phone parts only at this point since a working phone generally is about the same as a motherboard (and the IMEI and serial number on the back will match the EEPROM data).
I'd suggest getting the original IMEI if you can to verify the IMEI on the new board is good, but you won't be able to do this all of the time. Sometimes you can get the correct back if the parts are sold as a pair, but this is not very common since most sellers break these parts up.

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If
the IMEI is bad, take the best thingphone to the police and ask what you canhave to do is to claim legal ownership if you want to keep the phone legally. You may be able to keep it in some states, if the police allow you to turn it in so they can find the owner, or takeowner and let you keep it if it remains unclaimed. Even if it's gained legally like this, I would advise against an IMEI swap. If you want to use the policephone, change the motherboard. As far as I know, none of the carriers allow stolen phones on their network so as a phone I'd assume the phone portion is dead end (unless they work with you and have them holdallow it foron again).
However, changing
the required time beforeboard is risky. Your new board could be just as bad as the old one. I wouldn't recommend it legally becomes yours. Dobecause of that but that's entirely your call. The serial number and IMEI will not sellmatch, so it or change the IMEIhelps if you can get a board with a paired back.
 
ChangingIf the board is alsoIMEI comes up clean, do a major risk. It could be blacklisted, damaged, or good. You may not knowRecovery Mode restore. If that it's still attached to an account or blacklisted until you know you got screwed. Your safest option is to callworks, it was something with the baseband that caused the issue that was recoverable. It's usually a carrier and ask them to try and allow it, butsoftware problem when this will almost certainly not work. They only help the original person who signed the contract.works. Follow this guide to access Recovery Mode: https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iDevice+Password+Removal-Recovery+Mode+Restore/16507
ChangingIf the board is alsoIMEI comes up clean, do a major risk. It could be blacklisted, damaged, or good. You may not knowRecovery Mode restore. If that it's still attached to an account or blacklisted until you know you got screwed. Your safest option is to callworks, it was something with the baseband that caused the issue that was recoverable. It's usually a carrier and ask them to try and allow it, butsoftware problem when this will almost certainly not work. They only help the original person who signed the contract.works. Follow this guide to access Recovery Mode: https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iDevice+Password+Removal-Recovery+Mode+Restore/16507
 
What you can try to do is restoreIf the phone in Recovery Mode. This will allow you to see ifMode restore doesn't fix the problem is caused by bad software or carrier files and if the phone needs new files from Apple's carrier activation server.

To do this, press and hold the power button and home button until the phone resets, and then when it gets to the Apple logo, let go of the power button. The phone should enter recovery mode. This won't fix every case, but
phone, it's worth a try.

If that doesn't help, it's
hardware baseband problem. These require a baseband issue. This means you need to [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iPhone+3GS+Logic+Board+Replacement/1543|replace the logic board|new_window=true]new motherboard, since the baseband chip is marriedtypically paired to the board it's installed on. You really can't swapone specific board. Follow this easily. It's bestguide to replace the board: [guide|1543|replace the logic board|new_window=true]. I'd consider the phone parts at this point since a baseband failureworking phone junk. The baseband chip that failedgenerally is about the same as a motherboard (and the IMEI and serial number on the board. Changingback will match the antenna does nothingEEPROM data).
What you can try to do is restoreIf the phone in Recovery Mode. This will allow you to see ifMode restore doesn't fix the problem is caused by bad software or carrier files and if the phone needs new files from Apple's carrier activation server.

To do this, press and hold the power button and home button until the phone resets, and then when it gets to the Apple logo, let go of the power button. The phone should enter recovery mode. This won't fix every case, but
phone, it's worth a try.

If that doesn't help, it's
hardware baseband problem. These require a baseband issue. This means you need to [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iPhone+3GS+Logic+Board+Replacement/1543|replace the logic board|new_window=true]new motherboard, since the baseband chip is marriedtypically paired to the board it's installed on. You really can't swapone specific board. Follow this easily. It's bestguide to replace the board: [guide|1543|replace the logic board|new_window=true]. I'd consider the phone parts at this point since a baseband failureworking phone junk. The baseband chip that failedgenerally is about the same as a motherboard (and the IMEI and serial number on the board. Changingback will match the antenna does nothingEEPROM data).

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The first test to see why it's happening is to see if the IMEI is blacklisted for being lost/stolen,lost or stolen, or for nonpayment. You can do this [https://swappa.com/esn|here]. If it's blacklisted on one carrier, it's useless for all of them now. If you find that the IMEI is bad, the best thing you can do is to find the owner, or take it to the police and have them hold it for the required time before it legally becomes yours. Do not sell it or change the IMEI.
The first test to see why it's happening is to see if the IMEI is blacklisted for being lost/stolen,lost or stolen, or for nonpayment. You can do this [https://swappa.com/esn|here]. If it's blacklisted on one carrier, it's useless for all of them now. If you find that the IMEI is bad, the best thing you can do is to find the owner, or take it to the police and have them hold it for the required time before it legally becomes yours. Do not sell it or change the IMEI.
 
Changing the board is also a major risk. It could be blacklisted, damageddamaged, or good. You may not know until you find out it isthat it's still attached to an account,account or blacklisted until you know you got screwed. Your safest option is to call the carrier and ask them to try and allow it, but this will almost certainly not work. They only help the original person who signed the contract.
Changing the board is also a major risk. It could be blacklisted, damageddamaged, or good. You may not know until you find out it isthat it's still attached to an account,account or blacklisted until you know you got screwed. Your safest option is to call the carrier and ask them to try and allow it, but this will almost certainly not work. They only help the original person who signed the contract.
 
What you can try to do is restore the phone in Recovery Mode,Mode. This will allow you to see if it'sthe problem is caused by bad software or carrier files and itif the phone needs new files from Apple's carrier activation server.
What you can try to do is restore the phone in Recovery Mode,Mode. This will allow you to see if it'sthe problem is caused by bad software or carrier files and itif the phone needs new files from Apple's carrier activation server.
 
To do this, you need to press and hold the power button and home button until the phone resets, and then when it gets to the Apple logo, let go of the power button. The phone should enter recovery mode. This won't fix every case, but it's worth a try.
To do this, you need to press and hold the power button and home button until the phone resets, and then when it gets to the Apple logo, let go of the power button. The phone should enter recovery mode. This won't fix every case, but it's worth a try.
 
If that doesn't help, it's a baseband issue. This means you need a new motherboardto [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iPhone+3GS+Logic+Board+Replacement/1543|replace the logic board|new_window=true], since the baseband chip is married to the board it's installed on. You really can't swap this easily. It's best to consider a baseband failure phone junk. The baseband chip that failed is on the board. Changing the antenna does nothing.
If that doesn't help, it's a baseband issue. This means you need a new motherboardto [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iPhone+3GS+Logic+Board+Replacement/1543|replace the logic board|new_window=true], since the baseband chip is married to the board it's installed on. You really can't swap this easily. It's best to consider a baseband failure phone junk. The baseband chip that failed is on the board. Changing the antenna does nothing.

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The first test to see why it's happening is to see if the IMEI is blacklisted for being lost/stolen, or nonpayment. You can do this [https://swappa.com/esn|here]. If it's blacklisted on one carrier, it's useless for all of them now. If you find the IMEI is bad, the best thing you can do is find the owner, or take it to the police and have them hold it for the required time before it legally becomes yours. Do not sell it or change the IMEI.
 
Changing the board is also a major risk. It could be blacklisted, damaged or good. You may not know until you find out it is still attached to an account, or blacklisted until you know you got screwed. Your safest option is to call the carrier and ask them to try and allow it, but this will almost certainly not work. They only help the original person who signed the contract.
 
What you can try to do is restore the phone in Recovery Mode, to see if it's bad software or carrier files and it needs new files from Apple's carrier activation server.
What you can try to do is restore the phone in Recovery Mode, to see if it's bad software or carrier files and it needs new files from Apple's carrier activation server.
To do this, you need to press and hold the power button and home button until the phone resets, and then when it gets to the Apple logo, let go of the power button. The phone should enter recovery mode. This won't fix every case, but it's worth a try.
 
If that doesn't help, it's a baseband issue. This means you need a new motherboard, since the baseband chip is married to the board it's installed on. You really can't swap this easily. It's best to consider a baseband failure phone junk. The baseband chip that failed is on the board. Changing the antenna does nothing.
If that doesn't help, it's a baseband issue. This means you need a new motherboard, since the baseband chip is married to the board it's installed on. You really can't swap this easily. It's best to consider a baseband failure phone junk. The baseband chip that failed is on the board. Changing the antenna does nothing.

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First, enterThe first test to see why it's happening is to see if the IMEI inis blacklisted for being lost/stolen, or nonpayment. You can do this [https://swappa.com/esn|here]. If it's blacklisted on one carrier, it's useless for all of them now. If you find the IMEI is bad, the best thing you can do is find the owner, or take it to the police and have them hold it for the required time before it legally becomes yours. Do not sell it or change the IMEI.
Changing the board is also
a lost/stolen database, thatmajor risk. It could be blacklisted, damaged or good. You may not know until you find out it is still attached to an account, or blacklisted until you know you got screwed. Your safest option is to call the carrier and ask them to try and allow it, but this will cause issues easy if blockedalmost certainly not work. They only help the original person who signed the contract.
First, enterThe first test to see why it's happening is to see if the IMEI inis blacklisted for being lost/stolen, or nonpayment. You can do this [https://swappa.com/esn|here]. If it's blacklisted on one carrier, it's useless for all of them now. If you find the IMEI is bad, the best thing you can do is find the owner, or take it to the police and have them hold it for the required time before it legally becomes yours. Do not sell it or change the IMEI.
Changing the board is also
a lost/stolen database, thatmajor risk. It could be blacklisted, damaged or good. You may not know until you find out it is still attached to an account, or blacklisted until you know you got screwed. Your safest option is to call the carrier and ask them to try and allow it, but this will cause issues easy if blockedalmost certainly not work. They only help the original person who signed the contract.
 
To getWhat you can try to do is restore the IMEI #, look on the boxphone in Recovery Mode, to see if it's bad software or go under settings, genreal, aboutcarrier files and you'll find your IMEIit needs new files from Apple's carrier activation server.
To do this, you need to press and hold the power button and home button until the phone resets, and then when it gets to the Apple logo, let go of the power button. The phone should enter recovery mode. This won't fix every case, but it's worth a try.
To getWhat you can try to do is restore the IMEI #, look on the boxphone in Recovery Mode, to see if it's bad software or go under settings, genreal, aboutcarrier files and you'll find your IMEIit needs new files from Apple's carrier activation server.
To do this, you need to press and hold the power button and home button until the phone resets, and then when it gets to the Apple logo, let go of the power button. The phone should enter recovery mode. This won't fix every case, but it's worth a try.
 
http://www.smsfun.co.uk/imei_lookup

use
If that to check the IMEI, ifdoesn't help, it's clean, read on, if bad, sell as-is with a bad IMEI, illegal to change as much as I wish it was legal for legitimate uses, even tough it's tough, due to the possible legalities, I'm not going to discuss how, nor do I even know how to do it either, but I KNOW it can be done(if you have to do this, save ALL proof you bought it in case they want proof it is not stolen unlessbaseband issue. This means you fancyneed a possible trip to prison ifnew motherboard, since the judge thinks you did! '''THIS IS A LAST RESORT!'''), if you do this, understand you CAN NOT sell the phone's motherboard (or give it awaybaseband chip is married to be safe), the motherboard HAS TO be destroyed if it gets banned again,board it's a VERY bad idea if it's bannedinstalled on. You really can't swap this timeeasily. It's best to do it again, frankly, it's better to NOT do this to the phone if it can be helped, PERIOD

It is possible to try this, if blocked, call AT&T or T-mobile, or your carrier and tell them it is a accident you have the phone in your possession, this has a low success rate because because they want your money, but it's worth a shot and repeated tries should make them crack, try as hard as you can to make them crack,
consider it a contribution to keep it out of the landfill(having your receipt or a credit statement really help if this works or not)

Restore the iPhone in DFU mode

press and hold the power and reset buttons, and then when the apple logo comes up, let go of the power button and keep holding the home button, it will be in DFU mode, then click restore, you will lose everything

If that fails, sounds like a bad baseband, I believe the 3GS
baseband chip is on the logicboard, not antenna, but you can flash it to unlock and it may fix

Here is the logicboard guide for the logicboard

[guide|1543]

Based on my knowledge of the 3Gs, it's antenna is part of the dock connector

[product|IF142-006]

[guide|1546]
failure phone junk.
http://www.smsfun.co.uk/imei_lookup

use
If that to check the IMEI, ifdoesn't help, it's clean, read on, if bad, sell as-is with a bad IMEI, illegal to change as much as I wish it was legal for legitimate uses, even tough it's tough, due to the possible legalities, I'm not going to discuss how, nor do I even know how to do it either, but I KNOW it can be done(if you have to do this, save ALL proof you bought it in case they want proof it is not stolen unlessbaseband issue. This means you fancyneed a possible trip to prison ifnew motherboard, since the judge thinks you did! '''THIS IS A LAST RESORT!'''), if you do this, understand you CAN NOT sell the phone's motherboard (or give it awaybaseband chip is married to be safe), the motherboard HAS TO be destroyed if it gets banned again,board it's a VERY bad idea if it's bannedinstalled on. You really can't swap this timeeasily. It's best to do it again, frankly, it's better to NOT do this to the phone if it can be helped, PERIOD

It is possible to try this, if blocked, call AT&T or T-mobile, or your carrier and tell them it is a accident you have the phone in your possession, this has a low success rate because because they want your money, but it's worth a shot and repeated tries should make them crack, try as hard as you can to make them crack,
consider it a contribution to keep it out of the landfill(having your receipt or a credit statement really help if this works or not)

Restore the iPhone in DFU mode

press and hold the power and reset buttons, and then when the apple logo comes up, let go of the power button and keep holding the home button, it will be in DFU mode, then click restore, you will lose everything

If that fails, sounds like a bad baseband, I believe the 3GS
baseband chip is on the logicboard, not antenna, but you can flash it to unlock and it may fix

Here is the logicboard guide for the logicboard

[guide|1543]

Based on my knowledge of the 3Gs, it's antenna is part of the dock connector

[product|IF142-006]

[guide|1546]
failure phone junk.

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First, enter the IMEI in a lost/stolen database, that will cause issues easy if blocked
 
To get the IMEI #, look on the box or go under settings, genreal, about and you'll find your IMEI
 
http://www.smsfun.co.uk/imei_lookup
 
use that to check the IMEI, if it's clean, read on, if bad, sell as-is with a bad IMEI, illegal to change as much as I wish it was legal for legitimate uses, even tough it's tough, due to the possible legalities, I'm not going to discuss how, nor do I even know how to do it either, but I KNOW it can be done(if you have to do this, save ALL proof you bought it in case they want proof it is not stolen unless you fancy a possible trip to prison if the judge thinks you did! '''THIS IS A LAST RESORT!'''), if you do this, understand you CAN NOT sell the phone's motherboard (or give it away to be safe), the motherboard HAS TO be destroyed if it gets banned again, it's a VERY bad idea if it's banned this time to do it again, frankly, it's better to NOT do this to the phonephone if it can be helped, PERIOD
use that to check the IMEI, if it's clean, read on, if bad, sell as-is with a bad IMEI, illegal to change as much as I wish it was legal for legitimate uses, even tough it's tough, due to the possible legalities, I'm not going to discuss how, nor do I even know how to do it either, but I KNOW it can be done(if you have to do this, save ALL proof you bought it in case they want proof it is not stolen unless you fancy a possible trip to prison if the judge thinks you did! '''THIS IS A LAST RESORT!'''), if you do this, understand you CAN NOT sell the phone's motherboard (or give it away to be safe), the motherboard HAS TO be destroyed if it gets banned again, it's a VERY bad idea if it's banned this time to do it again, frankly, it's better to NOT do this to the phonephone if it can be helped, PERIOD
 
It is possible to try this, if blocked, call AT&T or T-mobile, or your carrier and tell them it is a accident you have the phone in your possession, this has a low success rate because because they want your money, but it's worth a shot and repeated tries should make them crack, try as hard as you can to make them crack, consider it a contribution to keep it out of the landfill(having your receipt or a credit statement really help if this works or not)
 
Restore the iPhone in DFU mode
 
press and hold the power and reset buttons, and then when the apple logo comes up, let go of the power button and keep holding the home button, it will be in DFU mode, then click restore, you will lose everything
 
If that fails, sounds like a bad baseband, I believe the 3GS baseband chip is on the logicboard, not antenna, but you can flash it to unlock and it may fix
 
Here is the logicboard guide for the logicboard
 
[guide|1543]
 
Based on my knowledge of the 3Gs, it's antenna is part of the dock connector
 
[product|IF142-006]
 
[guide|1546]

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Editado por: Nick ,

Texto:

First, enter the IMEI in a lost/stolen database, that will cause issues easy if blocked
 
To get the IMEI #, look on the box or go under settings, genreal, about and you'll find your IMEI
 
http://www.smsfun.co.uk/imei_lookup
 
use that to check the IMEI, if it's clean, read on, if bad, sell as-is with a bad IMEI, illegal to change as much as I wish it was legal for legitimate uses, even tough it's tough, due to the possible legalities, I'm not going to discuss how, nor do I even know how to do it either, but I KNOW it can be done(if you have to do this, save ALL proof you bought it in case they want proof it is not stolen unless you fancy a possible trip to prison if the judge thinks you did! '''THIS IS A LAST RESORT!'''), if you do this, understand you CAN NOT sell the phone's motherboard (or give it away to be safe), the motherboard HAS TO be destroyed if it gets banned again, it's a VERY bad idea if it's banned this time to do it againagain, it's better to NOT do this to the phone, PERIOD
use that to check the IMEI, if it's clean, read on, if bad, sell as-is with a bad IMEI, illegal to change as much as I wish it was legal for legitimate uses, even tough it's tough, due to the possible legalities, I'm not going to discuss how, nor do I even know how to do it either, but I KNOW it can be done(if you have to do this, save ALL proof you bought it in case they want proof it is not stolen unless you fancy a possible trip to prison if the judge thinks you did! '''THIS IS A LAST RESORT!'''), if you do this, understand you CAN NOT sell the phone's motherboard (or give it away to be safe), the motherboard HAS TO be destroyed if it gets banned again, it's a VERY bad idea if it's banned this time to do it againagain, it's better to NOT do this to the phone, PERIOD
 
It is possible to try this, if blocked, call AT&T or T-mobile, or your carrier and tell them it is a accident you have the phone in your possession, this has a low success rate because because they want your money, but it's worth a shot and repeated tries should make them crack, try as hard as you can to make them crack, consider it a contribution to keep it out of the landfill(having your receipt or a credit statement really help if this works or not)
 
Restore the iPhone in DFU mode
 
press and hold the power and reset buttons, and then when the apple logo comes up, let go of the power button and keep holding the home button, it will be in DFU mode, then click restore, you will lose everything
 
If that fails, sounds like a bad baseband, I believe the 3GS baseband chip is on the logicboard, not antenna, but you can flash it to unlock and it may fix
 
Here is the logicboard guide for the logicboard
 
[guide|1543]
 
Based on my knowledge of the 3Gs, it's antenna is part of the dock connector
 
[product|IF142-006]
 
[guide|1546]

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Editado por: Nick ,

Texto:

First, enter the IMEI in a lost/stolen database, that will cause issues easy if blocked
 
To get the IMEI #, look on the box or go under settings, genreal, about and you'll find your IMEI
 
http://www.smsfun.co.uk/imei_lookup
 
use that to check the IMEI, if it's clean, read on, if bad, sell as-is with a bad IMEI, illegal to change as much as I wish it was legal for legitimate uses, even tough it's tough, due to the possible legalities, I'm not going to discuss how, nor do I even know how to do it either, but I KNOW it can be done(if you have to do this, save ALL proof you bought it in case they want proof it is not stolen unless you fancy a possible trip to prison if the judge thinks you did!did! '''THIS IS A LAST RESORT!'''), if you do this, understand you CAN NOT sell the phone's motherboard (or give it away to be safe), the motherboard HAS TO be destroyed if it gets banned again, it's a VERY bad idea if it's banned this time to do it again
use that to check the IMEI, if it's clean, read on, if bad, sell as-is with a bad IMEI, illegal to change as much as I wish it was legal for legitimate uses, even tough it's tough, due to the possible legalities, I'm not going to discuss how, nor do I even know how to do it either, but I KNOW it can be done(if you have to do this, save ALL proof you bought it in case they want proof it is not stolen unless you fancy a possible trip to prison if the judge thinks you did!did! '''THIS IS A LAST RESORT!'''), if you do this, understand you CAN NOT sell the phone's motherboard (or give it away to be safe), the motherboard HAS TO be destroyed if it gets banned again, it's a VERY bad idea if it's banned this time to do it again
 
It is possible to try this, if blocked, call AT&T or T-mobile, or your carrier and tell them it is a accident you have the phone in your possession, this has a low success rate because because they want your money, but it's worth a shot and repeated tries should make them crack, try as hard as you can to make them crack, consider it a contribution to keep it out of the landfill(having your receipt or a credit statement really help if this works or not)
 
Restore the iPhone in DFU mode
 
press and hold the power and reset buttons, and then when the apple logo comes up, let go of the power button and keep holding the home button, it will be in DFU mode, then click restore, you will lose everything
 
If that fails, sounds like a bad baseband, I believe the 3GS baseband chip is on the logicboard, not antenna, but you can flash it to unlock and it may fix
 
Here is the logicboard guide for the logicboard
 
[guide|1543]
 
Based on my knowledge of the 3Gs, it's antenna is part of the dock connector
 
[product|IF142-006]
 
[guide|1546]

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Texto:

First, enter the IMEI in a lost/stolen database, that will cause issues easy if blocked
 
To get the IMEI #, look on the box or go under settings, genreal, about and you'll find your IMEI
 
http://www.smsfun.co.uk/imei_lookup
 
use that to check the IMEI, if it's clean, read on, if bad, sell as-is with a bad IMEI, illegal to change as much as I wish it was legal for legitimate uses, even tough it's tough, due to the possible legalities, I'm not going to discuss how, nor do I don't even know how to do it either, but I KNOW it can be done(if you have to do this, save ALL proof you bought it in case they want proof it is not stolen unless you fancy a possible trip to prison if the judge thinks you did!), if you do this, understand you CAN NOT sell the phone's motherboard (or give it away to be safe), it'sthe motherboard HAS TO be destroyed(the carrier may get suspicious and you will get in trouble falsely for doingdestroyed if it legit, your paperwork will be handy ingets banned again, it's a VERY bad idea if it's banned this case)time to do it again
use that to check the IMEI, if it's clean, read on, if bad, sell as-is with a bad IMEI, illegal to change as much as I wish it was legal for legitimate uses, even tough it's tough, due to the possible legalities, I'm not going to discuss how, nor do I don't even know how to do it either, but I KNOW it can be done(if you have to do this, save ALL proof you bought it in case they want proof it is not stolen unless you fancy a possible trip to prison if the judge thinks you did!), if you do this, understand you CAN NOT sell the phone's motherboard (or give it away to be safe), it'sthe motherboard HAS TO be destroyed(the carrier may get suspicious and you will get in trouble falsely for doingdestroyed if it legit, your paperwork will be handy ingets banned again, it's a VERY bad idea if it's banned this case)time to do it again
 
It is possible to try this, if blocked, call AT&T or T-mobile, or your carrier and tell them it is a accident you have the phone in your possession, this has a low success rate because because they want your money, but it's worth a shot and repeated tries should make them crack, try as hard as you can to make them crack, consider it a contribution to keep it out of the landfill(having your receipt or a credit statement really help if this works or not)
 
Restore the iPhone in DFU mode
 
press and hold the power and reset buttons, and then when the apple logo comes up, let go of the power button and keep holding the home button, it will be in DFU mode, then click restore, you will lose everything
 
If that fails, sounds like a bad baseband, I believe the 3GS baseband chip is on the logicboard, not antenna, but you can flash it to unlock and it may fix
 
Here is the logicboard guide for the logicboard
 
[guide|1543]
 
Based on my knowledge of the 3Gs, it's antenna is part of the dock connector
 
[product|IF142-006]
 
[guide|1546]

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Editado por: Nick ,

Texto:

First, enter the IMEI in a lost/stolen database, that will cause issues easy if blocked
 
To get the IMEI #, look on the box or go under settings, genreal, about and you'll find your IMEI
 
http://www.smsfun.co.uk/imei_lookup
 
use that to check the IMEI, if it's clean, read on, if bad, sell as-is with a bad IMEI, illegal to change as much as I wish it was legal for legitimate uses, even tough it's tough, due to the possible legalities, I'm not going to discuss how, I don't even know how either, but I KNOW it can be done(if you have to do this, save ALL proof you bought it in case they want proof it is not stolen unless you fancy a possible trip to prison if the judge thinks you did!), if you do this, you CAN NOT sell the phone's motherboard (or give it away to be safe), it's motherboard HAS TO be destroyed ifdestroyed(the carrier may get suspicious and you dowill get in trouble falsely for doing it legit, your paperwork will be handy in this when it breaks or is banned again, but you can sell the other parts as you please finecase)
use that to check the IMEI, if it's clean, read on, if bad, sell as-is with a bad IMEI, illegal to change as much as I wish it was legal for legitimate uses, even tough it's tough, due to the possible legalities, I'm not going to discuss how, I don't even know how either, but I KNOW it can be done(if you have to do this, save ALL proof you bought it in case they want proof it is not stolen unless you fancy a possible trip to prison if the judge thinks you did!), if you do this, you CAN NOT sell the phone's motherboard (or give it away to be safe), it's motherboard HAS TO be destroyed ifdestroyed(the carrier may get suspicious and you dowill get in trouble falsely for doing it legit, your paperwork will be handy in this when it breaks or is banned again, but you can sell the other parts as you please finecase)
 
It is possible to try this, if blocked, call AT&T or T-mobile, or your carrier and tell them it is a accident you have the phone in your possession, this has a low success rate because because they want your money, but it's worth a shot and repeated tries should make them crack, try as hard as you can to make them crack, consider it a contribution to keep it out of the landfill(having your receipt or a credit statement really help if this works or not)
 
Restore the iPhone in DFU mode
 
press and hold the power and reset buttons, and then when the apple logo comes up, let go of the power button and keep holding the home button, it will be in DFU mode, then click restore, you will lose everything
 
If that fails, sounds like a bad baseband, I believe the 3GS baseband chip is on the logicboard, not antenna, but you can flash it to unlock and it may fix
 
Here is the logicboard guide for the logicboard
 
[guide|1543]
 
Based on my knowledge of the 3Gs, it's antenna is part of the dock connector
 
[product|IF142-006]
 
[guide|1546]

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First, enter the IMEI in a lost/stolen database, that will cause issues easy if blocked
 
To get the IMEI #, look on the box or go under settings, genreal, about and you'll find your IMEI
 
http://www.smsfun.co.uk/imei_lookup
 
use that to check the IMEI, if it's clean, read on, if bad, sell as-is with a bad IMEI, illegal to change as much as I wish it was legal for legitimate uses, even tough it's tough, due to the possible legalities, I'm not going to discuss how, I don't even know how either, but I KNOW it can be done(if you have to do this, save ALL proof you bought it in case they want proof it is not stolen unless you fancy a possible trip to prison if the judge thinks you did!), if you do this, you CAN NOT sell the phone orphone's motherboard (or give it away, it hasaway to be safe), it's motherboard HAS TO be destroyed if you do this when it breaks or is banned againagain, but you can sell the other parts as you please fine
use that to check the IMEI, if it's clean, read on, if bad, sell as-is with a bad IMEI, illegal to change as much as I wish it was legal for legitimate uses, even tough it's tough, due to the possible legalities, I'm not going to discuss how, I don't even know how either, but I KNOW it can be done(if you have to do this, save ALL proof you bought it in case they want proof it is not stolen unless you fancy a possible trip to prison if the judge thinks you did!), if you do this, you CAN NOT sell the phone orphone's motherboard (or give it away, it hasaway to be safe), it's motherboard HAS TO be destroyed if you do this when it breaks or is banned againagain, but you can sell the other parts as you please fine
 
It is possible to try this, if blocked, call AT&T or T-mobile, or your carrier and tell them it is a accident you have the phone in your possession, this has a low success rate because because they want your money, but it's worth a shot and repeated tries should make them crack, try as hard as you can to make them crack, consider it a contribution to keep it out of the landfill(having your receipt or a credit statement really help if this works or not)
 
Restore the iPhone in DFU mode
 
press and hold the power and reset buttons, and then when the apple logo comes up, let go of the power button and keep holding the home button, it will be in DFU mode, then click restore, you will lose everything
 
If that fails, sounds like a bad baseband, I believe the 3GS baseband chip is on the logicboard, not antenna, but you can flash it to unlock and it may fix
 
Here is the logicboard guide for the logicboard
 
[guide|1543]
 
Based on my knowledge of the 3Gs, it's antenna is part of the dock connector
 
[product|IF142-006]
 
[guide|1546]

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Texto:

First, enter the IMEI in a lost/stolen database, that will cause issues easy if blocked
 
To get the IMEI #, look on the box or go under settings, genreal, about and you'll find your IMEI
 
http://www.smsfun.co.uk/imei_lookup
 
use that to check the IMEI, if it's clean, read on, if bad, sell as-is with a bad IMEI, illegal to change as much as I wish it was legal for legitimate uses, even tough it's tough, due to the possible legalities, I'm not going to discuss how, I don't even know how either, but I KNOW it can be done(if you have to do this, save ALL proof you bought it in case they want proof it is not stolen unless you fancy a possible trip to prison if the judge thinks you did!)did!), if you do this, you CAN NOT sell the phone or give it away, it has to be destroyed if you do this when it breaks or is banned again
use that to check the IMEI, if it's clean, read on, if bad, sell as-is with a bad IMEI, illegal to change as much as I wish it was legal for legitimate uses, even tough it's tough, due to the possible legalities, I'm not going to discuss how, I don't even know how either, but I KNOW it can be done(if you have to do this, save ALL proof you bought it in case they want proof it is not stolen unless you fancy a possible trip to prison if the judge thinks you did!)did!), if you do this, you CAN NOT sell the phone or give it away, it has to be destroyed if you do this when it breaks or is banned again
 
It is possible to try this, if blocked, call AT&T or T-mobile, or your carrier and tell them it is a accident you have the phone in your possession, this has a low success rate because because they want your money, but it's worth a shot and repeated tries should make them crack, try as hard as you can to make them crack, consider it a contribution to keep it out of the landfill(having your receipt or a credit statement really help if this works or not)
 
Restore the iPhone in DFU mode
 
press and hold the power and reset buttons, and then when the apple logo comes up, let go of the power button and keep holding the home button, it will be in DFU mode, then click restore, you will lose everything
 
If that fails, sounds like a bad baseband, I believe the 3GS baseband chip is on the logicboard, not antenna, but you can flash it to unlock and it may fix
 
Here is the logicboard guide for the logicboard
 
[guide|1543]
 
Based on my knowledge of the 3Gs, it's antenna is part of the dock connector
 
[product|IF142-006]
 
[guide|1546]

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Editado por: Nick ,

Texto:

First, enter the IMEI in a lost/stolen database, that will cause issues easy if blocked
 
To get the IMEI #, look on the box or go under settings, genreal, about and you'll find your IMEI
 
http://www.smsfun.co.uk/imei_lookup
 
use that to check the IMEI, if it's clean, read on, if bad, sell as-is with a bad IMEI, illegal to change as much as I wish it was legal for legitimate uses, even tough it's tough(iftough, due to the possible legalities, I'm not going to discuss how, I don't even know how either, but I KNOW it can be done(if you have to do this, save ALL proof you bought it in case they want proof it is not stolen unless you fancy a possible trip to prison if the judge thinks you did!)
use that to check the IMEI, if it's clean, read on, if bad, sell as-is with a bad IMEI, illegal to change as much as I wish it was legal for legitimate uses, even tough it's tough(iftough, due to the possible legalities, I'm not going to discuss how, I don't even know how either, but I KNOW it can be done(if you have to do this, save ALL proof you bought it in case they want proof it is not stolen unless you fancy a possible trip to prison if the judge thinks you did!)
 
It is possible to try this, if blocked, call AT&T or T-mobile, or your carrier and tell them it is a accident you have the phone in your possession, this has a low success rate because because they want your money, but it's worth a shot and repeated tries should make them crack, try as hard as you can to make them crack, consider it a contribution to keep it out of the landfill(having your receipt or a credit statement really help if this works or not)
 
Restore the iPhone in DFU mode
 
press and hold the power and reset buttons, and then when the apple logo comes up, let go of the power button and keep holding the home button, it will be in DFU mode, then click restore, you will lose everything
 
If that fails, sounds like a bad baseband, I believe the 3GS baseband chip is on the logicboard, not antenna, but you can flash it to unlock and it may fix
 
Here is the logicboard guide for the logicboard
 
[guide|1543]
 
Based on my knowledge of the 3Gs, it's antenna is part of the dock connector
 
[product|IF142-006]
 
[guide|1546]

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Editado por: Nick ,

Texto:

First, enter the IMEI in a lost/stolen database, that will cause issues easy if blocked
 
To get the IMEI #, look on the box or go under settings, genreal, about and you'll find your IMEI
 
http://www.smsfun.co.uk/imei_lookup
 
use that to check the IMEI, if it's clean, read on, if bad, sell as-is with a bad IMEI, illegal to change as much as I wish it was legal for legitimate uses, even tough it's tough(if you have to do this, save ALL proof you bought it in case they want proof it is not stolen unless you fancy a possible trip to prison if the judge thinks you did!)
 
It is possible to try this, if blocked, call AT&T or T-mobile, or your carrier and tell them it is a accident you have the phone in your possession, this has a low success rate because because they want your money, but it's worth a shot and repeated tries should make them crack, try as hard as you can to make them crack, consider it a contribution to keep it out of the landfilllandfill(having your receipt or a credit statement really help if this works or not)
It is possible to try this, if blocked, call AT&T or T-mobile, or your carrier and tell them it is a accident you have the phone in your possession, this has a low success rate because because they want your money, but it's worth a shot and repeated tries should make them crack, try as hard as you can to make them crack, consider it a contribution to keep it out of the landfilllandfill(having your receipt or a credit statement really help if this works or not)
 
Restore the iPhone in DFU mode
 
press and hold the power and reset buttons, and then when the apple logo comes up, let go of the power button and keep holding the home button, it will be in DFU mode, then click restore, you will lose everything
 
If that fails, sounds like a bad baseband, I believe the 3GS baseband chip is on the logicboard, not antenna, but you can flash it to unlock and it may fix
 
Here is the logicboard guide for the logicboard
 
[guide|1543]
 
Based on my knowledge of the 3Gs, it's antenna is part of the dock connector
 
[product|IF142-006]
 
[guide|1546]

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Editado por: Nick ,

Texto:

First, enter the IMEI in a lost/stolen database, that will cause issues easy if blocked
 
To get the IMEI #, look on the box or go under settings, genreal, about and you'll find your IMEI
 
http://www.smsfun.co.uk/imei_lookup
 
use that to check the IMEI, if it's clean, read on, if bad, sell as-is with a bad IMEI, illegal to change as much as I wish it was legal for legitimate uses, even tough it's tough(if you have to do this, save ALL proof you bought it in case they want proof it is not stolen unless you fancy a possible trip to prison if the judge thinks you did!)
 
It is possible to try this, if blocked, call AT&T or T-mobile, or your carrier and tell them it is a accident you have the phone in your possession, this has a low success rate because because they want your money, but it's worth a shot and repeated tries should make them crackcrack, try as hard as you can to make them crack, consider it a contribution to keep it out of the landfill
It is possible to try this, if blocked, call AT&T or T-mobile, or your carrier and tell them it is a accident you have the phone in your possession, this has a low success rate because because they want your money, but it's worth a shot and repeated tries should make them crackcrack, try as hard as you can to make them crack, consider it a contribution to keep it out of the landfill
 
Restore the iPhone in DFU mode
 
press and hold the power and reset buttons, and then when the apple logo comes up, let go of the power button and keep holding the home button, it will be in DFU mode, then click restore, you will lose everything
 
If that fails, sounds like a bad baseband, I believe the 3GS baseband chip is on the logicboard, not antenna, but you can flash it to unlock and it may fix
 
Here is the logicboard guide for the logicboard
 
[guide|1543]
 
Based on my knowledge of the 3Gs, it's antenna is part of the dock connector
 
[product|IF142-006]
 
[guide|1546]

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Editado por: Nick ,

Texto:

First, enter the IMEI in a lost/stolen database, that will cause issues easy if blocked
 
To get the IMEI #, look on the box or go under settings, genreal, about and you'll find your IMEI
 
http://www.smsfun.co.uk/imei_lookup
 
use that to check the IMEI, if it's clean, read on, if bad, sell as-is with a bad IMEI, illegal to change as much as I wish it was legal for legitimate uses, even tough it's tough(if you have to do this, save ALL proof you bought it in case they want proof it is not stolen unless you fancy a possible trip to prison if the judge thinks you did!)
 
It is possible to try this, if blocked, call AT&T or T-mobile, or your carrier and tell them it is a accident you have the phone in your possession, this has a low success rate because because they want your money, but it's worth a shot and repeated tries should make them crack
 
Restore the iPhone in DFU mode
 
press and hold the power and reset buttons, and then when the apple logo comes up, let go of the power button and keep holding the home button, it will be in DFU mode, then click restore, you will lose everything
 
If that fails, sounds like a bad baseband, I believe the 3GS baseband chip is on the logicboard, not antenna, but you can flash it to unlock and it may fix
 
Here is the logicboard guide for the logicboard
 
[guide|1543]
 
Based on my knowledge of the 3Gs, it's antenna is part of the dock connector
 
[product|IF142-006]
 
[guide|1546]

Estatus:

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Editado por: Nick ,

Texto:

First, enter the IMEI in a lost/stolen database, that will cause issues easy if blocked
 
To get the IMEI #, look on the box or go under settings, genreal, about and you'll find your IMEI
 
http://www.smsfun.co.uk/imei_lookup
 
use that to check the IMEI, if it's clean, read on, if bad, sell as-is with a bad IMEI, illegal to change as much as I wish it was legal for legitimate uses, even tough it's tough(if you have to do this, save ALL proof you bought it in case they want proof it is not stolen unless you fancy a possible trip to prison if the judge thinkthinks you did!)
use that to check the IMEI, if it's clean, read on, if bad, sell as-is with a bad IMEI, illegal to change as much as I wish it was legal for legitimate uses, even tough it's tough(if you have to do this, save ALL proof you bought it in case they want proof it is not stolen unless you fancy a possible trip to prison if the judge thinkthinks you did!)
 
Restore the iPhone in DFU mode
 
press and hold the power and reset buttons, and then when the apple logo comes up, let go of the power button and keep holding the home button, it will be in DFU mode, then click restore, you will lose everything
 
If that fails, sounds like a bad baseband, I believe the 3GS baseband chip is on the logicboard, not antenna, but you can flash it to unlock and it may fix
 
Here is the logicboard guide for the logicboard
 
[guide|1543]
 
Based on my knowledge of the 3Gs, it's antenna is part of the dock connector
 
[product|IF142-006]
 
[guide|1546]

Estatus:

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Editado por: Nick ,

Texto:

First, enter the IMEI in a lost/stolen database, that will cause issues easy if blocked
 
To get the IMEI #, look on the box or go under settings, genreal, about and you'll find your IMEI
 
http://www.smsfun.co.uk/imei_lookup
 
use that to check the IMEI, if it's clean, read on, if bad, sell as-is with a bad IMEI, illegal to change as much as I wish it was legal for legitimate uses, even tough it's toughtough(if you have to do this, save ALL proof in case they want proof it is not stolen unless you fancy a possible trip to prison if the judge think you did!)
use that to check the IMEI, if it's clean, read on, if bad, sell as-is with a bad IMEI, illegal to change as much as I wish it was legal for legitimate uses, even tough it's toughtough(if you have to do this, save ALL proof in case they want proof it is not stolen unless you fancy a possible trip to prison if the judge think you did!)
 
Restore the iPhone in DFU mode
 
press and hold the power and reset buttons, and then when the apple logo comes up, let go of the power button and keep holding the home button, it will be in DFU mode, then click restore, you will lose everything
 
If that fails, sounds like a bad baseband, I believe the 3GS baseband chip is on the logicboard, not antenna, but you can flash it to unlock and it may fix
 
Here is the logicboard guide for the logicboard
 
[guide|1543]
 
Based on my knowledge of the 3Gs, it's antenna is part of the dock connector
 
[product|IF142-006]
 
[guide|1546]

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Editado por: Nick ,

Texto:

First, enter the IMEI in a lost/stolen database, that will cause issues easy if blocked
First, enter the IMEI in a lost/stolen database, that will cause issues easy if blocked
 
To get the IMEI #, look on the box or go under settings, genreal, about and you'll find your IMEI
 
http://www.smsfun.co.uk/imei_lookup
 
use that to check the IMEI, if it's clean, read on, if bad, sell as-is with a bad IMEI, illegal to change as much as I wish it was legal for legitimate uses, even tough it's tough
 
Restore the iPhone in DFU mode
 
press and hold the power and reset buttons, and then when the apple logo comes up, let go of the power button and keep holding the home button, it will be in DFU mode, then click restore, you will lose everything
 
If that fails, sounds like a bad baseband, I believe the 3GS baseband chip is on the logicboard, not antenna, but you can flash it to unlock and it may fix
 
Here is the logicboard guide for the logicboard
 
[guide|1543]
 
Based on my knowledge of the 3Gs, it's antenna is part of the dock connector
 
[product|IF142-006]
http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installing-iPhone-3GS-Dock-Connector/1546/1
[guide|1546]
http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installing-iPhone-3GS-Dock-Connector/1546/1
[guide|1546]

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Editado por: Nick ,

Texto:

First, enter the IMEI in a lost/stolen database, that will cause issues easy
 
To get the IMEI #, look on the box or go under settings, genreal, about and you'll find your IMEI
 
http://www.smsfun.co.uk/imei_lookup
 
use that to check the IMEI, if it's clean, read on, if bad, sell as-is with a bad IMEI, illegal to change as much as I wish it was legal for legitimate uses, even tough it's tough
 
Restore the iPhone in DFU mode
 
press and hold the power and reset buttons, and then when the apple logo comes up, let go of the power button and keep holding the home button, it will be in DFU mode, then click restore, you will lose everything
 
If that fails, sounds like a bad baseband, I believe the 3GS baseband chip is on the logicboard, not antenna, but you can flash it to unlock and it may fix
 
Here is the logicboard guide for the logicboard
 
[guide|1543]
 
Based on my knowledge of the 3Gs, it's antenna is part of the dock connector
http://www.ifixit.com/iPhone-Parts/iPhone-3GS-Dock-Connector/IF142-006?utm_medium=frame_module_bottom&utm_term=iphone_3gs&utm_source=ifixit_guide&utm_content=related_products
[product|IF142-006]
http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installing-iPhone-3GS-Dock-Connector/1546/1
http://www.ifixit.com/iPhone-Parts/iPhone-3GS-Dock-Connector/IF142-006?utm_medium=frame_module_bottom&utm_term=iphone_3gs&utm_source=ifixit_guide&utm_content=related_products
[product|IF142-006]
http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installing-iPhone-3GS-Dock-Connector/1546/1

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Editado por: Nick ,

Texto:

First, enter the IMEI in a lost/stolen database, that will cause issues easy
 
To get the IMEI #, look on the box or go under settings, genreal, about and you'll find your IMEI
 
http://www.smsfun.co.uk/imei_lookup
 
use that to check the IMEI, if it's clean, read on, if bad, sell as-is with a bad IMEI, illegal to change as much as I wish it was legal for legitimate uses, even tough it's tough
 
Restore the iPhone in DFU mode
 
press and hold the power and reset buttons, and then when the apple logo comes up, let go of the power button and keep holding the home button, it will be in DFU mode, then click restore, you will lose everything
 
If that fails, sounds like a bad baseband, I believe the 3GS baseband chip is on the logicboard, not antenna, but you can flash it to unlock and it may fix
 
Here is the logicboard guide for the logicboard
http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installing-iPhone-3GS-Logic-Board/1543/1
 
I did not see a antenna guide, this may have a baseband chip on[guide|1543]

Based on my knowledge of
the logicboard, flash fails3Gs, it's more cost effective to sellantenna is part of the dock connector
http://www.ifixit.com/iPhone-Parts/iPhone-3GS-Dock-Connector/IF142-006?utm_medium=frame_module_bottom&utm_term=iphone_3gs&utm_source=ifixit_guide&utm_content=related_products
I did not see a antenna guide, this may have a baseband chip on[guide|1543]

Based on my knowledge of
the logicboard, flash fails3Gs, it's more cost effective to sellantenna is part of the dock connector
http://www.ifixit.com/iPhone-Parts/iPhone-3GS-Dock-Connector/IF142-006?utm_medium=frame_module_bottom&utm_term=iphone_3gs&utm_source=ifixit_guide&utm_content=related_products

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Editado por: Nick ,

Texto:

First, enter the IMEI in a lost/stolen database, that will cause issues easy
 
To get the IMEI #, look on the box or go under settings, genreal, about and you'll find your IMEI
 
http://www.smsfun.co.uk/imei_lookup
 
use that to check the IMEI, if it's clean, read on, if bad, sell as-is with a bad IMEI, illegal to change as much as I wish it was legal for legitimate uses, even tough it's tough
 
Restore the iPhone in DFU mode
 
press and hold the power and reset buttons, and then when the apple logo comes up, let go of the power button and keep holding the home button, it will be in DFU mode, then click restore, you will lose everything
 
If that fails, sounds like a bad baseband, I believe the 3GS baseband chip is on the logicboard, not antenna, but you can flash it to unlock and it may fix
 
Here is the antenna removallogicboard guide for the logicboard
http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installing-iPhone-3GS-Logic-Board/1543/1
Here is the antenna removallogicboard guide for the logicboard
http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installing-iPhone-3GS-Logic-Board/1543/1
 
Here is the logicboard guide if you dare spend onI did not see a antenna guide, this may have a baseband chip on the logicboard, flash fails, it's notmore cost effective toughto sell
Here is the logicboard guide if you dare spend onI did not see a antenna guide, this may have a baseband chip on the logicboard, flash fails, it's notmore cost effective toughto sell

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Aporte original por: Nick ,

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First, enter the IMEI in a lost/stolen database, that will cause issues easy

To get the IMEI #, look on the box or go under settings, genreal, about and you'll find your IMEI

http://www.smsfun.co.uk/imei_lookup

use that to check the IMEI, if it's clean, read on, if bad, sell as-is with a bad IMEI, illegal to change as much as I wish it was legal for legitimate uses, even tough it's tough

Restore the iPhone in DFU mode

press and hold the power and reset buttons, and then when the apple logo comes up, let go of the power button and keep holding the home button, it will be in DFU mode, then click restore, you will lose everything

If that fails, sounds like a bad baseband, I believe the 3GS baseband chip is on the logicboard, not antenna, but you can flash it to unlock and it may fix

Here is the antenna removal guide

Here is the logicboard guide if you dare spend on a logicboard, it's not cost effective tough

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