1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 23, 2012 3:30 AM by diesel vdub
thebluecheese Level 1 (0 points)


I have bought an iphone 4s on ebay. When I turn on, no service appear. I call Sprint to active my iphone on my account, but they said my iphone was reported a bad ESN. The seller didnt said anything about this, so I contact him, and now he don t answer me. I lost my money, i paid for a non bad esn used device, so at least, i want to use my iphone as an ipod. But, the battery is running very poor, appears that ios 6 is drain it. I want to factore restore my Iphone/Ipod to see if this figure out my battery issue. Can I do this? Thanks

iPhone 4S, iOS 6
  • diesel vdub Level 7 (21,995 points)

    Report the fraud to ebay and let them address it.


    I would refrain from restoring the device.  All iPhones require activation when restoring.  With a bad ESN, it may not activate then you'll have nothing but a paperweight.