You wouldnt necessarily have to send the whole unit back you could just send back the SoM.
You keep going on about not wanting to open your unit cos of the warranty and yet you REFUSE to use your warranty because you dont want to send your unit back ! What is the point in trying to preserve a warranty that you are never going to use because you dont want to send the unit backl ? !
What payment method did you use to buy it ?
Dont mess about trying to add figures, see what Antutu says in the device info section.
i AM going to use my warranty. i'm not asking my seller's permission to open up for nothing.
First i want check my self, if they won't let me, THEN i am sending it back.
i want to try it the fast way first, and if i can't then i take the long way.