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My brother stole money from me. He couldn't pay me back so he gave me two original Motorola Droid phones (as he canceled his contract). I have T-Mobile and I know I can't use these. So what to do with them? Can I root them and use them as a mini-tablet when in wi-fi? Do they sell for much? Ideas?
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depending on how much he stole you can sell them for the equivalent.
 
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post #3 of 17
Give one away to me

haha you can always try selling them, i'm not sure about root kits or any of that though.

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hack gingerbread on it when it comes out. It allows for wifi calling.

You could probably get a good sale on craigslist with it if you're good at selling things.
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post #5 of 17
since there cdma phones if he didnt pay to cancel his contrcact they could have blacklisted the phones they might be useless now unless he pays the bill. might want to call and check before trying to use/sell them.

i know sprint does this with people that dont pay their bill.
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post #6 of 17
You could use them as mini tablets or phones through wifi. Those droids you have are well supported through the communit. The sky is the limit to what you could do with them. Honestly, I would sell one and keep the other.

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dude, root them! you can use them for almost anything...you can put almost any kind of linux on them too...i rooted my g1 and use it as a wifi hotspot, but you can also use it as a wifi booster(or whatever they call those now)...it's basically a small computer, in fact...you can use them for developing apps and make some money that way...

to the guy above...Android phones cannot be blacklisted since you can easily change the radio and ROM and then make it look like a different phone...I mean, they can, but you can fix it within 15 minutes...lol
    
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Clean ESNs?
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to the guy above...Android phones cannot be blacklisted since you can easily change the radio and ROM and then make it look like a different phone...I mean, they can, but you can fix it within 15 minutes...lol
you are aware they dont blacklist the rom/radio they hit the ESN on the software side of the account so they phone cannot be reactivated. while yes there are ways around this, but doing so is illegal
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Quote:
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you are aware they dont blacklist the rom/radio they hit the ESN on the software side of the account so they phone cannot be reactivated. while yes there are ways around this, but doing so is illegal
it's pretty easy to do though...and you can google it and get a solution...the thing is that it's a device that you're allowed to do whatever you want to it...it's like saying you can't use a twenty dollar bill that someone gave you...

and the device is paid for because his brother signed up for a two year contract which means he got the phone for a "discount"...only stolen phones' ESN is affected as far as I'm aware...
    
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