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how can service centre people find out if bootloader is unlocked

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20th January 2014, 07:57 AM   |  #1  
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hey folks ,if we unlock bootloader and our device is under warranty ..
suppose if mess up with it and cannot recover own our own...is there any way for the poeple at service centres to find out that our device is unlocked ...how can they find out if the device is completely in coma...(dead,bricked) ??????
20th January 2014, 09:13 AM   |  #2  
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in india i dont think that they check about bootloader and root stats as i have also given my rooted phone to service center but they repaired it under warranty
20th January 2014, 09:23 AM   |  #3  
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in india i dont think that they check about bootloader and root stats as i have also given my rooted phone to service center but they repaired it under warranty

Yes done this 2 times with root and they repaired under warranty

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20th January 2014, 11:33 AM   |  #4  
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hey folks ,if we unlock bootloader and our device is under warranty ..
suppose if mess up with it and cannot recover own our own...is there any way for the poeple at service centres to find out that our device is unlocked ...how can they find out if the device is completely in coma...(dead,bricked) ??????

If u root, your warranty will not be void. If u officially unlock the bootloader, u have to ask bootloader key with sony which they will mail you and your warranty will be void (You can get your warranty and DRM keys back, if you perform TA backup before unlocking).

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If u root, your warranty will not be void. If u officially unlock the bootloader, u have to ask bootloader key with sony which they will mail you and your warranty will be void (You can get your warranty and DRM keys back, if you perform TA backup before unlocking).

TA backup is not working 2011 device. How u backup and restore?
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You don't use the official method to unlock but use a test point instead. Search in your rom thread

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16th March 2014, 07:46 PM   |  #7  
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A service center will use SEUS to reset or reflash the device. This is standard in most centers. SEUS will tell that the device has unofficial software and thus letting them know that the bootloader is unlocked.

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