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    So my lg g3 i bought locally was reported stolen or lost and now its blacklisted. I checked it online and it only works on at&t. Now i want to buy another used lg g3 with clean imei and take the motherboard and swap it to my phone. Will this work?
     

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    Theoretically yes - but why not just use the newer phone and save the hassle?
     
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    The phone has scratches all over the sides, too and bottom with a crack across the screen and mines still 10/10 condition lol
     
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    Ah, doh, I wasn't thinking - pretty obvious reasons! :D

    Yeah - if it's the identical version of the phone you need then a transplant ought to work.

    I'll post a link in a second, but if you need help or tools, the screen repair instructions at ifixit look pretty good, because you have to get through the electronics to get to the screen.
     
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    Its the same model. Im still debating wether i want to go through opening both phones and save time. The used phone is $280 and anothee guy is offering a new one for $350. Plus the guy selling the broken one seems sketchy, no box, brand new replacement charger. Sounds like he stole the phone and bought a new charger for it. But the $350 has everything in box with reciept
     
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    Sounds like a clear choice to me - why buy something, do work, and have it get blacklisted too, the next day.
     
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