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02-12-2012, 06:51 PM #1Is it legal to flash a Verizon iPhone 4 (bad esn) to use on Metro PCS?
Hi guys. new to the forums,
I found a guy on craigslist selling his iPhone 4 (verizon), and says that its got a bad esn because he failed to pay the bills. I really want to take the phone from him and flash it to metropcs, but is it legal to do in this case (bad esm)?
I know this sounds pretty sketchy but I'd like to just replace my touch and classic with an iphone. Tired of bringing a touch and cellphone both around with me. I don't do anything illegal [I pay for my itouch apps, songs on itunes, and am decently loyal to the apple name (macbook and idevices for years)]. It's just I simply can't bring myself to pay for the data plan when I know I don't need that side to the phone.
Thanks for input!
P.S. I can honestly say that I would get an unlocked iphone 4 straight from the apple store, but they're not CDMA. Metro is :/ and I want to stay with them.
02-12-2012, 07:03 PM #2
You'll be better off on an AT&T MVNO.
02-12-2012, 07:21 PM #3
ufortunately, I cant simply do that. I like metro enough to stay with them, esp since I have a good deal going on : (
02-12-2012, 10:24 PM #4
I don't see why not, jailbreak is legal. And flash code not from apple copyright is jailbreak.
The important question is will metro activate iPhone on their network?
Last edited by monkeydance; 02-12-2012 at 10:26 PM.
02-13-2012, 01:06 PM #5
It's perfectly legal.
02-13-2012, 06:48 PM #6
Ok cool. Unfortunately, I didn't get the phone, but that will allow me to at least look for one that has a clean esn.
I talked to a phone store in the DFW area, and they told me that it is absolutely possible to flash an iPhone 4 and use it with metro, esp since they specialize in the flashing service and have done iphone 4s (plural) before.
02-15-2012, 05:54 AM #7
You don't need a clean ESN if you're going to use it for Metro.