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[Q] What and how to check on a used Nexus 5

11th July 2014, 11:10 AM |#1  
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I just bought a used Nexus 5. I have never spent more than 100 for a used phone and i wonder how to check this device properly. I am good with computers but I actually can not into these expensive shiny smartphones .

I already checked http://forum.xda-developers.com/goog...-look-t2718537

Now here is what I want to know about the used device that was sold as "as new":
- check the device for general errors
- water damage
- had it been rooted or modified before
- is it stolen (just wondering if its possible to check this)
- check hardware somehow (maybe a kind of benchmark and.. what results should I expect?)
- i can check the camera by taking some shots, the speakers by playing some stuff.. anything else you would test?
- overall running time
- is the battery okay/how long should it last
- anything specific to the device..

So.. what do? Anything else?
11th July 2014, 11:55 AM |#2  
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What you should do is cross your fingers and hope it doesn't get blacklisted.
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11th July 2014, 12:16 PM |#3  
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What you should do is cross your fingers and hope it doesn't get blacklisted.

Why would that happen? And blacklisted by whom?
11th July 2014, 12:20 PM |#4  
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Why would that happen? And blacklisted by whom?

Your carrier
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Check for cracks around the SIM tray. It's a quite frequent damage that can occur.
11th July 2014, 09:46 PM |#6  
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Why would that happen? And blacklisted by whom?

People can get the phone financed on a contract, then they sell the phone to you for a profit. After a short period of time they can stop paying off their bill and about a month later the phone is essentially "stolen" and becomes blacklisted. Then your phone becomes a WiFi only device.
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