Hello everyone, happy turkey day! I have an Ally that I picked up online, on the cheap, as the person said they bricked it and couldn't fix it. I figured it would be a simple fix like flashing something or other. The problem i have is this: Even though the phone has a completely clean esn, I cannot activate it becuase in the about phone screen it lists my esn as "00000000000000"! I have not been able to activate this phone at all as a result. I know the real esn, its under the battery, but even when I got to the verizon site and put the esn in and try to activate the phone, it wont activate. I have also tryed the *228 method. I am not looking to change my esn or anything shady like that, I just want to know what I have to do to get my esn to display properly. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.