1. Don164's Avatar
    Hi All

    I bought a HTC One (M7) off eBay over a year ago and it was working perfectly fine up until a few months ago were I found out that the person I had bought it from had got the phone carrier blocked.i was aware of this risk although I assumed if this was to happen, it would happen a few weeks into purchasing the phone rather than a month later.
    So I was wondering, can I get the phone unblocked ?! I am a UK resident and its locked to the EE network. I am also rooted as well . Thank You.
    I understand any risks and I wouldn't bother with this but I paid a lot kf money for the phone and I would like it back.

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    07-10-2014 07:58 PM
  2. UJ95x's Avatar
    Were you told why the phone was locked?
    If they reported it lost or stolen, even if they had sold it to you, you are probably out of luck since carriers use an international data base for blacklisted IMEIs.
    07-10-2014 08:02 PM
  3. Don164's Avatar
    Were you told why the phone was locked?
    If they reported it lost or stolen, even if they had sold it to you, you are probably out of luck since carriers use an international data base for blacklisted IMEIs.
    I've tried numerous times to contact the person but to no avail and the network wont disclose any details of the person.
    I read somewhere that its possible to hide or change the IMEI number . Don't know if it'll work though

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    07-10-2014 08:35 PM
  4. cnotes2019's Avatar
    Hi All

    I bought a HTC One (M7) off eBay over a year ago and it was working perfectly fine up until a few months ago were I found out that the person I had bought it from had got the phone carrier blocked.i was aware of this risk although I assumed if this was to happen, it would happen a few weeks into purchasing the phone rather than a month later.
    So I was wondering, can I get the phone unblocked ?! I am a UK resident and its locked to the EE network. I am also rooted as well . Thank You.
    I understand any risks and I wouldn't bother with this but I paid a lot kf money for the phone and I would like it back.

    Sent from my SM-N900T using AC Forums mobile app
    You bought the phone over a year ago but the person blocked it a month after purchasing it but it was working up until a few months ago?


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    07-10-2014 08:45 PM
  5. UJ95x's Avatar
    I've tried numerous times to contact the person but to no avail and the network wont disclose any details of the person.
    I read somewhere that its possible to hide or change the IMEI number . Don't know if it'll work though

    Sent from my SM-N900T using AC Forums mobile app
    Not legally there isn't.
    07-10-2014 09:23 PM
  6. Don164's Avatar
    You bought the phone over a year ago but the person blocked it a month after purchasing it but it was working up until a few months ago?


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    The phone was working for roughly a year since I bought it but It stopped working a while ago,

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    07-12-2014 01:25 PM

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