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  1. asg

    asg New Member
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    OK heres the deal! i bought an android eris on craigslist, but it was unfortunately reported stolen so version could not put it on my account so i decided to get it flashed to cricket. every thing is working except for my app market, it keeps asking me to log on to the previous owners email address before it will let me on the market. dose anybody know how to get around this? or even a way i can reset it to my email address. I have looked around on here a bit but i cant seem to find something i understand! i barely found out how to post this tread. thanx
     

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  2. gruss

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    I would send any info you have to the police so they can bust the guy selling stolen phones, not sure how to fix your issue though short of a reset then log back in?
     
  3. xx_bishop_xx

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    Return it for the reward! Actually, from what I know the only way to accomplish this would be to perform a factory data reset. This may be a good idea anyway for a pre-owned phone. Although this thread is mostly for the factory reset as part of the software upgrade, it still goes through the steps. As a note, you will lose anything on the phone (not the SD card), but it seems like it's rather useless to you right now anyway. Good luck.

    http://androidforums.com/htc-droid-eris/80233-factory-data-reset-option.html
     
  4. xx_bishop_xx

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    But then i found this:

     
  5. MrDangerous

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    If it was reported stolen, why do you still have it? Why didn't you report the guy?
     
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  6. Cajun83

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    I have to agree. If it is stolen... you are using and attempting to hide the fact that you are using a stolen phone. Return it to the proper person... I am sure that your wireless carrier can figure out who it belongs to.

    Report the goon that sold it to you and return it to the owner...
     
  7. jreed2560

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    Keep your karma intact
     
  8. hibernian1

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    Are you in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, by chance? My Droid was stolen about 3 weeks ago in Scottsdale and I would give a nice reward to get it back, since it was my business phone and has about 400 contacts on it plus all my email, photos and texts that wouldn't be replaced with a new phone. I'm with the previous reply - protect your karma, find the original owner (shouldn't be hard, with the contacts, email, texts, etc that are on the phone, or just simply take it to the Verizon dealer and turn it in & they'll contact the owner). Consider helping the police find the thief (because it might be YOUR phone that is stolen and sold next time; if the thief isn't caught, he/she will keep doing it).
     
  9. MrDangerous

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    Ok here's my stance....
    I was a long time poster on the Dell Forums (under a different name) and we'd get a lot of questions about removing BIOS passwords and we pretty much universally would not help people do that. Also it was against forum policy to do so. On dell laptops for instance, the bios password is flashed in and cannot be removed by pulling the CMOS battery. Dell can provide you with a master unlock password but only if you are the registered owner of the computer or have an ownership transfer on file with them.

    I also (as my second job) work at a place that fixes computers and we get people frequently who according to them just bought a computer from a pawn shop with a password on it. My question is, if you ran a pawn shop and bought a computer with a password on it, wouldn't you assume it was stolen or make the person take the password off.
     
  10. gotweed

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    Guys he already bought the stolen phone, he's not gonna return it and they never gon find the guy that sold it to him, might as well use it

    Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk
     
  11. Tarheel_Rambler

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    Keep that in mind if you ever have anything stolen. This guy broke the law by purchasing a stolen phone. He could be arrested for being in possession of stolen property. When he found out it was stolen, the only way to save his own butt was to turn it over to the police.

    Anyone who assists him in making the phone usable is aiding and abetting. That's the simple truth. Do with it what you want.
     
  12. cableguynoe

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    Stole is a strong word IMO... since with cell phones "found" is usually what happens. I've lost a few phones over the years... never had one stolen. (but Verizon calls it "reported lost/stolen" regardless of what happened)

    Not that the person that finds it shouldn't be a good guy and try to find the owner (making a few calls from contacts, waiting for phone to ring, etc.)

    but I'm just saying... the OP is probably the one who "found" it.
    Still wrong if you find it and run... but not as bad as the guy that sticks his hand is a ladys purse...
     
  13. v941726

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    doesnt anybody think that the person that stole it would have been wise enough to wipe it out before he sold it? he/she would be crazy not to. also, to catch people on that shady craigslist would require the fbi or homeland security. i would never buy anything like that from craigslist. only big things that can't be sent through the mail where i would have to meet the person
     

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