What Does It Mean That My Phone Has Been Flashed?

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Answer

A flashed phone is a device where a different ROM/operating system has been flashed on top of the system that came with the phone. Often, phones can be flashed to appear unlocked, whereas in reality they are still carrier-branded phones that will not be compatible with our service.

Additional Notes

Flashed phones will sometimes still activate with our GSM carrier but our CDMA carrier will almost always block these phones from activation on their network.

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