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returning phone to store with custom rom

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25th February 2014, 07:17 PM   |  #1  
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I purchased a Z Ultra about a week ago and don't think it's going to work out. It's too HUGE. I will probably exchange it for a Z1, but I want to know:

Will it be a problem to have CM installed on it? Will they reject the return upon receiving it at the facility?

I don't want to take any chances...but I also don't want to go through the hassle of taking it back to stock...
25th February 2014, 08:11 PM   |  #2  
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I purchased a Z Ultra about a week ago and don't think it's going to work out. It's too HUGE. I will probably exchange it for a Z1, but I want to know:

Will it be a problem to have CM installed on it? Will they reject the return upon receiving it at the facility?

I don't want to take any chances...but I also don't want to go through the hassle of taking it back to stock...

They won't accept it with any trace of root or custom rom as it voids the warranty. You'll need to flash complete stock, it's pretty straightforward.

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25th February 2014, 08:32 PM   |  #3  
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What Spyder said.

Also, why don't you just wait a couple of weeks for the Z2? It looks so much nicer than the Z1. Even I would get it! (but i won't).
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25th February 2014, 09:16 PM   |  #4  
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What Spyder said.

Also, why don't you just wait a couple of weeks for the Z2? It looks so much nicer than the Z1. Even I would get it! (but i won't).

Hmm...I didn't back up the TA partition. I hope I'm not screwed.

Regarding the Z2, I would totally go for it, but 1) I'm getting a pretty good deal on the Z1...20% off the sale price and 2) I'm not sure I have time to wait for its release and 3) it's going to be very expensive. I hate paying full-price for just-released electronics.
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Hmm...I didn't back up the TA partition. I hope I'm not screwed.

Regarding the Z2, I would totally go for it, but 1) I'm getting a pretty good deal on the Z1...20% off the sale price and 2) I'm not sure I have time to wait for its release and 3) it's going to be very expensive. I hate paying full-price for just-released electronics.

I think you are screwed

I'm sure that you get used to the ZU eventually
26th February 2014, 07:20 AM   |  #6  
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Hmm...I didn't back up the TA partition. I hope I'm not screwed.

Regarding the Z2, I would totally go for it, but 1) I'm getting a pretty good deal on the Z1...20% off the sale price and 2) I'm not sure I have time to wait for its release and 3) it's going to be very expensive. I hate paying full-price for just-released electronics.

No ta partition means no drm keys which is definitely void warranty, i doubt very much they'd accept it back.

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26th February 2014, 07:28 AM   |  #7  
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No ta partition means no drm keys which is definitely void warranty, i doubt very much they'd accept it back.

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Yeah I effed up BADLY on this one.

To add insult to injury, I woke up an hour ago to find 2 scratches on the front screen...my best guess is that the glass of the Z1 scratched the Ultra when I placed the Z1 on top of the Ultra to compare the two earlier today.

So now the software is screwed AND the hardware is screwed! Yay. What a disaster.

This phone is FIVE DAYS OLD. [sigh] If anyone wants an Ultra to mess around with, mine's for sale for CHEAP. PM me or check out Swappa. Thanks for the help guys.
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Yeah I effed up BADLY on this one.

To add insult to injury, I woke up an hour ago to find 2 scratches on the front screen...my best guess is that the glass of the Z1 scratched the Ultra when I placed the Z1 on top of the Ultra to compare the two earlier today.

So now the software is screwed AND the hardware is screwed! Yay. What a disaster.

This phone is FIVE DAYS OLD. [sigh] If anyone wants an Ultra to mess around with, mine's for sale for CHEAP. PM me or check out Swappa. Thanks for the help guys.

Keep in mind that you likely just scratched the anti-shatter film, and not the actual screen itself. That film it just so soft, it scratches easy.

I say try the phone out for another week...
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Keep in mind that you likely just scratched the anti-shatter film, and not the actual screen itself. That film it just so soft, it scratches easy.

I say try the phone out for another week...

Yup, he/she will eventually get used to its size.

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28th February 2014, 08:43 AM   |  #10  
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O very found the xperia z ultra huge, for about a week, now I find every other smartphone tiny and unusable. Any other smartphone with a screen size of 5 inches or above is cumbersome to use with one hand, so might aswell go bigger
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