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hi guys, i hope you can help me and answer my question. i think i purchased a stolen iphone 4 from overseas. i wasnt aware that it was stolen until
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    Default I need help, i think i purchased stolen iphone 4
    hi guys, i hope you can help me and answer my question.

    i think i purchased a stolen iphone 4 from overseas. i wasnt aware that it was stolen until my friend suggested me to do the imei check. it turned out to be stolen.

    ive done my research, im aware that the blocked imei can be used by other operators in other country. but my question is. how will my iphone appears when i sync it to itunes.

    can i still sync my music, pictures, and the most important thing is updating it to a new ios. can i still update to the new ios if there is an update in the future?

    please help me. i need an answer.. X_X

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    If it is reported lost/stolen it will be disabled. You can't restore, sync, jailbreak or anything on it.

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    Return it. Why would you pay for a brick

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    but isnt that lets say its block in US and someone sell it outside US, you can still use it as normal? u can use to make a call etc. but not inside US?

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    No if its reported as stolen apple will blacklist the phone leaving it useless

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    No. Once the IMEI is blocked it won't work anywhere. The phone is actually disabled. It won't show anything but a screen that tells you to take it to Apple.

    Return it to save yourself the trouble. There isn't much Apple can do for you either bc it is reported lost/stolen. They won't enable a device for you just bc you bought it that way.

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    I have tried to contact the seller but no reply at all.
    is there any way for me to change iphone 4 imei??
    im so unlucky here.

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    Nope thats illegal

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    Changing the IMEI is like stray said, illegal. There are large consequences to doing that. I suggest calling up your credit card company to cancel and return the product immediately upon receiving it.

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    +1

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    Edit: be sure to provide proof of the status of the device IMEI being reported lost/stolen by Apple. Also provide proof such as a tracking number or notification of decline of receiving package from the post office/delivery company as an immediate return to seller address. Your credit card company may require to investigate and reverse the charges.

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    If none of the above advice works, you are S.O.L.

    Good luck.

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    As someone who has had an iPhone stolen, give it to apple and they can return it. It's lots of trouble replacing a phone with a contract and they would be forever gratefull to you
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