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

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

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?
 
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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.
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