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Faulty Battery Exchange

OP synthecypher

12th February 2014, 05:26 PM   |  #1  
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I've diagnosed that I have a faulty battery the sides are noticeable bulging.

I've rooted my phone and flash custom recovery etc. I can unroot, reset the flash counter, and revert to stock ROM.

However I can't reset the KNOX counter as it's apparently an "eFUSE".

I took my phone to a Samsung Repair Centre today after doing all of above, I showed them my battery but apparently they needed to see the phone as well apparently to login with Samsung or something to verify they'd pay them for the replacement battery.

I chicken'd out for fear of them detecting the KNOX counter and ended up buying a knock off Samsung Battery for 14.99 of a merchant.

Does anyone know of a way to possibly just send the battery to Samsung and get them to send a replacement (without the phone)?

Also out of interest if a service centre detects custom software on the device of any kind can they refuse to give it back to you?

Thanks in advance,

12th February 2014, 08:05 PM   |  #2  
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2637033

They cant refuse to give it back to you, but the can refuse to repair it.
14th February 2014, 03:14 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by SSThing

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2637033

They cant refuse to give it back to you, but the can refuse to repair it.

But the battery is a separate entity from the phone so will they replace that just on it's own without the phone?
14th February 2014, 03:41 PM   |  #4  
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Why are you asking an xda member about samsung "care" procedures when you (by your own admission) were possibly standing 3 feet away from a samsung "staff" representative; and could have asked the question?.
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