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unset warranty bit

I recently installed Magdisk by patching the raw boot.img, unlocking the bootloader, and flashing the boot.img as boot. Now I have Magdisk. However, during the boot, 3 things happen: set warranty bit ...
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my device got a ROM flash by the seller prior to my purchase?

I bought a Galaxy Tab S6 a few days ago and I am going to verify if it is really brand-new. Some facts: The production date of this device is in July 2020 and my purchase date is in February 2021. ...
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is RPMB Fuse Set a factory state?

I bought a Galaxy Tab S6 and I'm going to verify if it is really brand-new. I personally haven't alter the device and the above picture is from this device's Download mode screen immediately after my ...
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How we can know from Download Mode screen if device (Galaxy Tab S6) is factory-new?

[] download screen for my Tab S61 Picture above is from my Tab S6's download screen. Do you see any clue showing that this device is not brand-new? For example anything that should be locked but not ...
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Rooting/unrooting my device under warranty

A couple of weeks ago I bought one of those indestructible type of phone, from a manufacturer that also produces excavators and whose name starts with a C and ends with AT. In the terms and ...
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How to root without triggering Knox?

I wonder, how do I root a Samsung phone without triggering Knox? Because not only the warranty gets voided, also some Samsung apps don't open.
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Why do refurbished android phones have 3 months warranty or, no warranty? [closed]

I am planning to buy an Android smartphone, but I don't know whether I should buy a refurbished phone or not. I checked many websites and most of them say that their refurbished phones function like "...
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Smartphone not booting up even after firmware reset, but after sales service says “defect not found”

My Sony Xperia M5 is not booting up. The screen is off, no LEDs are lit, it doesn't react to any buttons. It already happened several times. I wasn't doing anything specific, just was using it ...
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How can I return to locked boorloader, unrooted and original ROM state on Asus Zenfone 2 Laser ZE500KL?

I need to return the phone for reparation. The handset is broken. The warranty is void in the current state of the mobile phone. How do I return to its original state?
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Unlocked Nexus 6p stuck in boot loop

I have a Nexus 6p that is unlocked and rooted. Last night it restarted unprompted (this has happened a few times since Nougat) and it no longer boots into the OS. I get the initial warning about the ...
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How do people at service center check if the phone is rooted or not?

How do they check it, in order to decide whether the phone is in warranty or not? I am referring to the majority of the phone manufacturers who void the warranty of their phones 'as soon as they are ...
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How to root the SM-G900F Android 5.0 without tripping KNOX?

I know the Galaxy S5 can be rooted without tripping knox on Android 4.4. but that "bug" has been fixed by Samsung, and the developer of TowelRoot won't fix it because he works by Google now. So ...
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Knox official warranty statement from Samsung

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (N9005), and it has a problem with GPS. It's definitely a hardware problem, as I changed the software and did everything, software-wise, to fix it, but no use. I would ...
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How much control can I have over my device while not voiding the warranty?

I'm a developer and a Linux user, so naturally, I want to install a Bash prompt on my device. There are several Bash "apps" available in the Google Play store (haven't tested any of them, just ...
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Does rooting void s4 warranty if the thing that is wrong is not the fault of rooting?

I have a galaxy s4 from AT&T with knox on it. And I just want to root (no custom roms) but if my phone breaks or something I don't want to void my warranty because it's rooted. So is my warranty ...
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My phone handles RAM utterly wrong

Well I don't mind if there is only very few unused RAM. That's what RAM is for. But please, my Sony Xperia SP has 1GB RAM, which is I think should absolutely be enough for the tasks that my phone ...
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Can Samsung tell if my galaxy s3 is rooted if the phone doesn't turn on anymore?

My Galaxy s3 suffered from what seems to be the "sudden death syndrome". It had been turning off once in a while and wouldn't turn back on unless I removed and the battery and put it back in. But the ...
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How risky is it to return a rooted android device under 'warranty'

A couple days ago I rooted my phone and I hard bricked it. I am debating whether or not to just send it in to get JTagged (for 50$) or to just try to get a new one under warranty. I have heard ...
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Warranty on Nexus 7

I just won an auction on the Nexus 7. The seller claims that he doens't have the original sales receipt but says I will be able to sign up for the warranty online with the registration & ...
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Does Sony always check if the bootloader has been unlocked when repairing the phone?

I'd like to unlock my Xperia Neo V's bootloader, but on the other hand I don't want to lose my warranty. Obviously, that isn't possible. So my question is: Do Sony Ericsson's repair centres always ...
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Preparing A500 for warranty service

I have a rooted A500 with HC3.2 and I strongly believe that the focus problem is hardware. Since I'm under warranty I don't think I'll waste my time and send the tablet to repair. Two questions: How ...
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Will installing a file manager app void the device/Android warranty?

One of the frustrating things about HTC is that I cannot manage my files which have been downloaded. On the marketplace, there are some apps which allow you to do this such as: Astro File manager ...
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