Nexus 7 Warranty Concerns (bootloader)
Ok, so the obvious solution to my problem is to return the unit and wait for a new one...
That said, here is my dilemma:
My son's birthday came around and he asked everyone for gift cards so he could get the Nexus 7 (his first tablet). We went to Best Buy and they had one, however it was Open Box. Every store in the city is (and has been) sold out, and we were going to get the 2-year in-store warranty anyway, so we went ahead with it.
Now, we got home and I noticed right away that SuperSU was installed. After looking further into it, the guy who returned it (reason it's open box) unlocked and threw a custom ROM on it. I had no intention of rooting or unlocking this tablet for him, so I'm a bit concerned about warranty now.
I returned it to stock via this thread
, however knowing ASUS and their by-the-books RMA process, I have some concerns...
Is there ANY
way that ASUS could determine that the tablet has been unlocked? Does the lock/unlock event get logged at all?
Alternatively, has anyone successfully sent in and gotten back a Nexus 7 that was at one time unlocked? Anyone get refused?
I really don't want to get stuck with a $200 repair on a $270 tablet...