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Question about selling iPhone

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Crane, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Crane

    Crane Member
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    In anticipation of my EVO arriving tomorrow, I listed my iPhone 3g 16gb on ebay. I received a question through ebay asking for:

    Before I answer them, I thought I would ask here to find out why they wanted this information. Is it safe to give out? What is it used for? I assume they're wanting to know if it can be unlocked or jailbroken, but I really don't know anything about that. I've left my iphone at the 3.0 firmware because I had enabled the tethering option and didn't want to lose it with an update.

    Thanks for the help!
     

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  2. symond

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    i think you should not give them serial number
     
  3. Demache

    Demache Well-Known Member
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    Most of it for jailbreaking purposes like the baseband and such. The IMEI I think because they might want to check if the phone is stolen or something. Or a genuine iPhone.
     
  4. HustlinDaily

    HustlinDaily Well-Known Member
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    What can they do with the first 5 digits?

    Sent from my Liquid using Tapatalk
     
  5. murdoc158

    murdoc158 Well-Known Member
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    First 5 digits are the build date. Boot loader and baseband confirm/deny jailbreak and unlock capabilities. Model number (2G, 3G, 3Gs), and IMEI check for stolen phone and unpaid bills. If lost, stolen, or unpaid, AT&T will not activate it.
     
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  6. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    Unpaid is kind of garbage, that's what etf is for... but that's AT$T for you...

    Tapatalk. Samsung Moment. Yep.
     

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