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Found an iphone

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ak2ae, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. ak2ae

    ak2ae Junior Member

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    Okay one of my mums friends found an iphone about a month ago on the bus and instead of returning it he kept hold of it and sold it to my mum today for £150.

    I think its a iphone 3gs 32GB, its working fine apart from calls cannot be made or recieved on it. Think the owner blocked it around 20th July.

    If we wanted to use it what will I need to do? Jailbreak, crack etc...

    Is the iphone detectable, can it be traced after being cracked, I dont want anyone in my fam using it and it being traced.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Maruk

    Maruk Power Member

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    yeah, there are apps out there that will track your ass.
     
  3. appleman

    appleman Regular Member

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    from what I have seen none of the cell companies care as its more money for them. I did read however you could call up your company and have them give you the new phone number that is activated on that ID or whatever. Dunno if its possible actually
     
  4. Chronos

    Chronos Junior Member

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    .... You can buy a refurbished, clean iPhone 3GS for USD $250 which is about £196.

    Your mother got ripped.

    I don't know what OS version you're using or whatever, but theres a bunch of videos on YouTube. Here's one:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3YD1tpAFTg
     
  5. ak2ae

    ak2ae Junior Member

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    Can prob get around £220+ on ebay if a went that route, not really big fan of iphones I may even return it bk to the original owner even though its been a month
     
  6. blackmamba456

    blackmamba456 Junior Member

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    Your mums friend is an ass, I know this is a blackhat forum, but if I were him I would have phoned someone on the phone's contact list to inform a friend of the owner that I'd found his phone.
     
  7. RamChaturvedi

    RamChaturvedi Supreme Member

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    I think this is the best you can do and the best you should do!! :)
     
  8. Chronos

    Chronos Junior Member

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    And on top of that selling the LOCKED phone to a friend.
     
  9. jaerehan

    jaerehan Elite Member

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    Exactly. The Jailbreaking has nothing do with the phone cant make calls. The phone's IMEI number got banned, so its worth like $50 but just because of the parts that works in it, display etc. For that price is ok, i see you're living in London, you can sell it for a fast 100 font or something like that. So the whole thing almost not worth the hassle, just give it back and ask for the money :)
     
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  10. Beat the Green

    Beat the Green Junior Member

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    yea, your mum should watch her purse around him. Just give the phone back.