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  1. bmxweasel201
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    let me just get straight to the point. there is a guy on craigslist who is selling a droid for verizon. he says that after using for a couple minutes it goes into airplane mode and he cant get it out. he basically just doesnt care about fixing it so he is selling it for 200. i would love to get a droid but they are so damn expensive. so does anyone have a possible solution to this problem?

    i will post the ad for further info

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/mob/1625342636.htmcccl
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    That link is dead but regardless... It can likely be fixed by a good ROM flash or by having VZW reflash the phone. Even if not the phone is under a 1yr warranty. The thing to worry about is if the phone is tied to his contract and if they will release it (i.e. if he gives them the finger and cancels his contract VZW will NOT release the phone until he pays the money).
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    the link is broken, and also I don't know what you're asking
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    no its not tied to a contract or anything. he said the esn is clear and of course when i meet him i will call to double check. basically im just wondering that if i buy this phone off him if it will just be a brick and a waste of money
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    I bet it can be fixed.

    But listen to KZI -- offer to meet the guy at the VZW store, and dont give him the cash until they release the phone from his account.
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    Umm you can get a droid for $49.95 now from amazon or wirefly..
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    Not without a new contract...

    OP: Do you have an existing VZW account? When is it up for renewall?
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    Well he didnt say he was looking for an unlocked one, but then again if its on craigs list I guess thats implied... lol nm..
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    i am on my families verizon plan and its a month to month and my dad and brother dont want to be locked into a contract. is there anyway to make sure that i will be able to use the phone once its working other than checking the esn or is that all that will matter?
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    Really the only way you can be sure is to have a VZW employee tell you the phone is no longer tied to an account. Just meet the guy at VZW. If he's really worth doing business with, he'll agree to do this.
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    yea well unfortianantly this guy seems like a pain in the ass and wont give me the esn over email for some dumb ass reason he says i can call when he is there. i am just going to make him meet me at a store.
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    Sounds pretty sketchy. Meeting at the store is the best way to protect you.
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    some people on craigslist are just a pain in the ass. does 200 sound like a fair price to pay or should i pay less. this is the first droid i am going to own and i really dont want to spend 200 for a phone and than not be able to fix it
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    I am currently trying to help the guy on craigslist with his issue and there clearly is something wrong with his airplane mode. I told him how to get out of airplane mode manually and it did not work so I am now going to try to assist him in installing a custom rom (droidmod) to see if having a custom rom will fix the issue.
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    Ohhh, phone-block. Well done, sir.
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    Okay, I have succeeded in getting the craiglist guys broken Droid rooted using DM Updater. He has downloaded Droidmod 1.0 onto his droid from the app and it said his recovery image had to be updated or something so he clicked the box that said "flash recovery image" and then clicked the box that said "I understand the risk." and nothing happened. I called it a night and told him I would help him more tomorrow, but can anyone help me and tell me why nothing is happening when clicks the "I understand the risk." box?


    I really want this person to realize the full potential of the Droid and I am intent on getting his Droid to a wonderful working order... so can someone please assist me.

    Thanks in advance.
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    If it's a brand new (slightly used) phone, $200 is more than fair as it retails for over $500, and you're not going to be tied to a contract. But that's my opinion, I would pay $200 if I had the opportunity.
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    Bump. Can anyone help me?
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    Bump. Can anyone help me?
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    Before modding it why not a complete factory restore?

    If it won't work at factory, why expect it to work when modded?

    Plain and simple.