1. Wickedone0713's Avatar
    I purchased a brand new HTC Desire 526 from a coworker that had never been activated but when i went to activate it i was told that it was blocked/blacklisted/locked....is there any way to fix this issue so im not out the $100 i paid for it?
    01-02-2016 02:01 AM
  2. Shane English's Avatar
    You were sold a possible stollen phone and I don't think it can be unlocked unless you have the original receipt for the phone

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    01-02-2016 04:52 AM
  3. dpham00's Avatar
    I will give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that you don't want to do something illegal.

    The solution is to return the phone to your co worker for a full refund.

    The second option is to contact the carrier to see why it was blacklisted. If you pay off the etf and /or whatever money is owed on the line then the carrier will lift the blacklist.

    For now I will lock this as there is really no other legal option, and leaving it open can create a door for discussion of illegal activities, which we don't allow here
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-02-2016 09:43 AM

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