Welcome to XDA

Search to go directly to your device's forum

Register an account

Unlock full posting privileges

Ask a question

No registration required
Post Reply

[Q] If I get my phone replaced with a refurb will I be able to unlock ?

OP NegativeOne

22nd April 2014, 04:00 PM   |  #1  
OP Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 128
 
793 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jul 2010
I've got a hardware issue with my power button. I've got insurance on the phone, but I've read that the newest firmware prevents replacing the aboot.img and trips a qfuse to prevent downgrading.

It sounds like if I get the phone replaced, the replacement will probably have the updated firmware on it, so I won't be able to unlock and get CM on it.

Is this right? Is there some workaround?
22nd April 2014, 04:03 PM   |  #2  
SlimSnoopOS's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 2,021
 
5,577 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jan 2011
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by NegativeOne

I've got a hardware issue with my power button. I've got insurance on the phone, but I've read that the newest firmware prevents replacing the aboot.img and trips a qfuse to prevent downgrading.

It sounds like if I get the phone replaced, the replacement will probably have the updated firmware on it, so I won't be able to unlock and get CM on it.

Is this right? Is there some workaround?

It is extremely unlikely that you would get a refurb with TW 4.1.2. Use a third party service, such as MobileTechVideos, if all you're wanting is a power button replacement.
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes