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HTC Evo, can it be flashed back to Sprint?

Discussion in 'Sprint' started by Tomjh99, May 30, 2011.

  1. Tomjh99

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    I had a HTC Evo but gave it to my brother for him to flash and use on Cricket. Well, he has since went over to Verizon and gave me back the Evo. The Evo had a clean ESN before it was flashed to Cricket, so my question is can I (doing it myself) flash the phone back to be used on Sprint? I want to use it again.
     

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    Once the ESN leaves the network it's highly unlikely they will take it back.
     
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    Nope. Will never work.
     
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    Really? How would sprint even know it was on cricket?

    Just try an online activation and see what happens.
     
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    I was trying to figure out why not either, but my googling led to me read that it is possible, at least with some other phones, like the HTC Touch Pro 2.

    I'm curious now.
     
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    yes. update please :)
     
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    your ESN is coded and that code is recorded evertime it makes a move. With the right technology you can see every carrier, account, and mobile number an ESN has ever been on. If they see this was on another carrier they may not take it back.

    For example Sprint has the ability to activate Verizon phones, but they won't.
     
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    That still doesn't make sense though. If it was an original Sprint phone the ESN will still be in a database so what would prompt them to look at other carrier info?
     
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    assuming they didnt mark it as ported to a new carrier and blacklisted it.
     

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