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Can you unblock an iphone after the imei number has been blocked?

Can you unblock an iphone after the imei number has been blocked?

Postby saxan11 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:46 am

i dont know if its the imei or the phone has been blacklisted, but can it be unblocked? i found it and its on o2? just wondering thanks.
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Can you unblock an iphone after the imei number has been blocked?

Postby jonatan41 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:54 am

If it is blacklisted it has been reported lost or stolen so you should be handing it to the police station. There is a law called theft by finding.
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Can you unblock an iphone after the imei number has been blocked?

Postby hagalean » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:01 am

Since you are in the UK where IMEI blacklisting works, the answer is no, unless the original user of that phone gets it unblacklisted.

You could sell the phone to someone in the US, where IMEI blacklisting doesn't happen with GSM phones. BUT since it's an iPhone, it will still be locked out of the AppStore and iTunes.

Once a phone gets blacklisted in the UK on one carrier, it will be blacklisted on all the GSM carriers in the UK.

How it works:
Blacklist of stolen devices

When mobile equipment is stolen or lost the owner can typically contact their local operator with a request that it should be blocked. If the local operator possesses an Equipment Identity Register (EIR), it then will put the device IMEI into it, and can optionally communicate this to the Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR) which blacklists the device in all other operator switches that use the CEIR. With this blacklisting in place the device becomes unusable on any operator that uses the CEIR, making theft of mobile equipment a useless business proposition, unless for parts.

The IMEI number is not supposed to be easy to change, making the CEIR blacklisting effective. However this is not always the case: a phone's IMEI may be easy to change with special tools.
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Can you unblock an iphone after the imei number has been blocked?

Postby sanersone79 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:02 am

I think it is not possible.
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