I was just curious.. How do they verify that it's your IMEI and not anyone else's if the motherboard gets fried??
Let's say I have a 32gb Black N5 with IMEI: 100 purchased from a different country. My mobo is dead and obviously I can't claim warranty here in India since it was purchased from a different country.
Now suppose I have a friend who also has a black 32gb N5 with IMEI: 200 which is purchased in India.
Couldn't I just swap the sim tray with his, take his invoice and get it repaired under warranty? How will they know that I'm cheating? They can't turn on the phone so they can only verify the IMEI using the sim tray.
Do they change the sim tray as well when they send me back the repaired device? Or do they note it down their servers that the IMEI has changed from 200 to 300 (new swapped mobo).