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By schneiderm3709, Junior Member on 19th September 2014, 08:21 PM
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I accidentally bought a fake GS5 like is shown in this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lc6dQb5cF8 There are many things wrong with it.There is a model number mismatch on the hardware and software, the hardware is European(ms-g900f, the software is for the Chinese unicom version(sm-g9006v). The recovery is chinese and has no download mode. It won't get LTE, the fingerprint scanner doesn't work, it's very laggy, the flash for the camera is different, and the screen is loose on the corners. Also, the back is cheap plastic instead of faux leather like the real one. I know I got screwed over, since the seller has since blocked me from his phone number. Am I just completely out the money, or is there anything I can do to make this a decent phone again? Is there any market to be able to resell it? Thanks. If you need any more information about it let me know!
 
 
19th September 2014, 08:38 PM |#2  
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You have checked this… ?

http://www.imei.info/

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19th September 2014, 08:47 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by BigBugHmb

You have checked this… ?

http://www.imei.info/

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The attached picture is what it says when use *#06# to get the imei. When I use the imei that is under the battery it says the number can't be found.
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19th September 2014, 08:50 PM |#4  
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Ok, then it's a china fake…

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19th September 2014, 08:52 PM |#5  
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When you buying Samsung I would recommend to try it with http://www.imei.info/ or take laptop with you and connect to KIES or run download mode. No download mode or no knox = not Samsung. GS5 has plastic on back not faux leather as note 3 has (mine is plastic blue and is genuine) Fake unit is worth nothing maybe about £80
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Can I do anything with it or make it work? Or is it totally just a junk phone?
19th September 2014, 08:56 PM |#7  
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Junk. I would not recommend to sell it to someone as Samsung.
19th September 2014, 10:49 PM |#8  
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Take his number to the police. Can't guarantee it will help but it's worth a shot.
8th July 2015, 08:21 PM |#9  
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Try and perform the steps written here to confirm if its a fake or not
http://littleboyreports.com/sciencet...alaxy-s5-fake/
7th December 2015, 05:12 PM |#10  
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I found this video very useful and MUST CHECK. Please check and see with the video guidance.

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