1. dukeysam's Avatar
    Hey everyone,
    I currently have an iPhone 3G without a sim card which I use as an ipod touch that can also make SIP calls. I really like it; however, I want to be able to facetime as well, so I bought a verizon iphone on ebay. Because I don't want to use this as any more than a glorified ipod touch, I bought one with a bad ESN (to save money).

    2 questions:

    1. on my 3G, I had to hacktivate and restore to get past the "phone locked" screen. If I restore my new verizon iphone, will i also be locked out of the phone completely? Will there be any way around this, and is there "hacktivation" for a verizon iphone as well?

    2. On my 3G, I had to use SAM to activate and get push notifications to work. Will this be a problem with the Bad ESN iphone 4? How can I use SAM on a non-sim iPhone to get push notifications to work?

    Thanks for the help!
    08-14-2011 01:34 AM
  2. Peligro911's Avatar
    It should activate once you JB

    Notifications should work if your on wifi

    If all you wanted was a iPod with face time why not just get a iPod touch 4G ? Prob would have been cheaper
    08-14-2011 03:15 AM
  3. dukeysam's Avatar
    I use this to make SIP calls and text with google voice, so I like having the earpiece and vibrate function.
    08-14-2011 09:04 AM
  4. Peligro911's Avatar
    You shouldn't have a prob if u use redsnow
    08-14-2011 01:50 PM
  5. Jeremy's Avatar
    Hey everyone,
    I currently have an iPhone 3G without a sim card which I use as an ipod touch that can also make SIP calls. I really like it; however, I want to be able to facetime as well, so I bought a verizon iphone on ebay. Because I don't want to use this as any more than a glorified ipod touch, I bought one with a bad ESN (to save money).

    2 questions:

    1. on my 3G, I had to hacktivate and restore to get past the "phone locked" screen. If I restore my new verizon iphone, will i also be locked out of the phone completely? Will there be any way around this, and is there "hacktivation" for a verizon iphone as well?

    2. On my 3G, I had to use SAM to activate and get push notifications to work. Will this be a problem with the Bad ESN iphone 4? How can I use SAM on a non-sim iPhone to get push notifications to work?

    Thanks for the help!
    So basically you bought a stolen phone? I'm not aware of any other way to get a bad ESN.
    08-15-2011 09:41 PM
  6. Peligro911's Avatar
    So basically you bought a stolen phone? I'm not aware of any other way to get a bad ESN.
    A couple ways are
    You can have a bad esn by being still attached to someones account that you owe money it freezes the phone on the account and esn can not be release until account is paid so just sell it . Or a shady way
    someone reported it lost and got a new one then sold that one.
    08-15-2011 11:58 PM
  7. Jeremy's Avatar
    A couple ways are
    You can have a bad esn by being still attached to someones account that you owe money it freezes the phone on the account and esn can not be release until account is paid so just sell it . Or a shady way
    someone reported it lost and got a new one then sold that one.
    But more than likely stolen.
    08-16-2011 11:07 AM
  8. Hot94Z28's Avatar
    I see alot of them on eBay with bad a ESN.


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    08-17-2011 08:53 PM
  9. MrShabba's Avatar
    It's ignorant to assume that a bad ESN is more than likely from a stolen phone.

    I'd wager that 75% or more of bad ESNs are from people who didn't pay their bill, let their account get closed, and then sold their phone.
    08-27-2011 08:48 PM
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