Selling my D2G. What should I do?

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    So this weekend I'm going to be putting my old Droid 2 Global up on eBay, and I'm wondering how I can clear the ESN, and what other stuff I should do. Thanks!

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    Well definitely a factory reset and I would remove the SD card or if you plan to sell it with it then just format it. If it's rooted I would put that in the add or see if the buyer wants it to be unrooted when they get it.

    And what do you mean clear the ESN, does it have a bad one or do you mean just ready it for someone else?
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    I think OP is confused about what the ESN is... You don't "clear" an ESN... It is simply the serial number of the phone as Verizon's network sees it. An ESN can either be good or bad. If it is good (like most of ours), it can be activated with Verizon. If it is bad (usually because it was reported lost or stolen), Verizon won't let you activate it. So I assume you have a clean ESN, and definitely mention that in the listing.

    But definitely use eBay or Amazon. And I would write down the ESN in case you don't receive payment or something crazy happens like the guy who buys it changes the ESN to try to get it working on Sprint, then sends it back saying it won't activate. Then you can at least try restoring the ESN to original, or maybe have Verizon do something about it, I don't really know how that works. But ESN modification is frowned upon by carriers, I think it's legal though, just cloning an ESN so that two phones are on the same network at the same time for the price of one is illegal. If that makes sense.
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