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By user822, Senior Member on 2nd September 2014, 12:45 PM
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Hi all,

I recently aquired a used Z1 and wanted to check if it is indeed only "1 Month old".
Is there a possibility to check this? Somewhere in the firmware or with a serial# etc?

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5th January 2015, 11:14 AM |#2  
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Originally Posted by user822

Hi all,

I recently aquired a used Z1 and wanted to check if it is indeed only "1 Month old".
Is there a possibility to check this? Somewhere in the firmware or with a serial# etc?

Regards
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Look for this Number at the back side somewhere in smallish letters:-
Inside the micro sd card slot will be a sliding sticker. use your long nails or a pointed screwdriver whatever, to pull it out

14W15 (as an example) that will be 2014 week 15

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5th January 2015, 11:22 AM |#3  
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14W04 (on the FCC sticker)
I bought it in September, so it makes sense, thanks for telling me.
Also it had 103 charge cycles on the battery, that also might work with 3 months (~90 days).
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Look for this Number at the back side somewhere in smallish letters:-
Inside the micro sd card slot will be a sliding sticker. use your long nails or a pointed screwdriver whatever, to pull it out

14W15 (as an example) that will be 2014 week 15

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Would you be able to provide a photo of the 'sliding sticker'? I'm not finding it.
I'd rather not remove the back plate to view the info sticker unless I really have to.
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Would you be able to provide a photo of the 'sliding sticker'? I'm not finding it.
I'd rather not remove the back plate to view the info sticker unless I really have to.

http://support.sonymobile.com/global...e/IMEI-number/
25th February 2015, 06:13 AM |#6  
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Would you be able to provide a photo of the 'sliding sticker'? I'm not finding it.
I'd rather not remove the back plate to view the info sticker unless I really have to.

Only got an HTC one m7 around in the office so sorry for picture quality.. .
And sorry it was not the memory card flap, it is ACTUALLY THE SIM CARD FLAP WHERE THE DETAIL SLIDER IS HIDDEN - take a look:-







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25th February 2015, 06:40 AM |#7  
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http://support.sonymobile.com/global...e/IMEI-number/

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Only got an HTC one m7 around in the office so sorry for picture quality.. .
And sorry it was not the memory card flap, it is ACTUALLY THE SIM CARD FLAP WHERE THE DETAIL SLIDER IS HIDDEN - take a look:-

I wonder why Google didn't show me that info page in the first place when I searched. Heh. Thank you, both, for helping me out on this. I almost hard the darnedest time seeing it.
Looks like this device was built in late week 40 of 2013, although it was only unboxed earlier this month - as mentioned by it's previous owner. Though somehow I doubt that because the left loud speaker was inoperable, unless that was a manufacturing defect...
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I wonder why Google didn't show me that info page in the first place when I searched. Heh. Thank you, both, for helping me out on this. I almost hard the darnedest time seeing it.
Looks like this device was built in late week 40 of 2013, although it was only unboxed earlier this month - as mentioned by it's previous owner. Though somehow I doubt that because the left loud speaker was inoperable, unless that was a manufacturing defect...

Sorry for replying this late, but you're somehow mistaken on the left speaker thingy
Our Z1 only has one LOUD-speaker on the bottom righest area. Though you can turn on the upper speaker as well with a mod also available on XDA. I have been using it and the mono quality speakers have become stereo; without a doubt a must thing
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Sorry for replying this late, but you're somehow mistaken on the left speaker thingy
Our Z1 only has one LOUD-speaker on the bottom righest area. Though you can turn on the upper speaker as well with a mod also available on XDA. I have been using it and the mono quality speakers have become stereo; without a doubt a must thing

My rooted-stock ROM has dontbelive's stereo mod cooked-in, but only the other day did I come to realize what you just mentioned there. I knew what the mod did, though somehow it escaped me why I had it. It can take /considerable/ time for things to click. Silly me!

But hey, good to point that out anyway! I'm sure it'll be notable for future reference
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