The worst thing about buying a Samsung device off eBay or Craigslist is finding out that it has bad ESN or MEID, which literally makes it a paperweight. Thankfully, there’s a way to fix this.
If you’ve read my tips on how to buy a used iPhone which I wrote a few years ago, you wouldn’t have this problem. Unfortunately, by the time you read this, you know that it’s already too late. Fret not, there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Continue reading.
Samsung devices from AT&T, T-Mobile or Verizon selling at extremely low prices on eBay or Craigslist usually has this problem.
The ESN or MEID is “bad” or technically described as “blacklisted” by mobile service providers. This happens if the device is reported missing, stolen or blocked for whatever reason.
You won’t be able to activate the device or use it on the original network if it has this problem. Thankfully, we can help clear and clean AT&T Samsung device with bad or blacklisted IMEI/ESN remotely. All we need is the IMEI or ESN of the Samsung AT&T device.
How about AT&T iPhone with bad or blacklisted IMEI or ESN? At this point in time, we are still working on a solution to fix this. Hopefully we can get AT&T iPhone with bad IMEI or blacklisted IMEI fixed remotely as well.
Once that’s done, you can activate the device normally and able to use it again. If you have a clean ESN, it also allows you to unlock it to be used on other network.