Question Corrupted firmware software

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gcarter

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Purchased a sm-s908u 1tb model from Facebook marketplace earlier and on getting it home noticed it was very sluggish

Factory reset and hardware reset and noticed that non of the Samsung one ui settings were available in settings.

Then realised that there was no one ui elements at all! Seems to be badly running a vanilla android!

What are my options?

My first thought was to download firmware from samknows and hope that it fixes this very odd issue!

The phones still under warranty so I could always go down that route.
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gcarter

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Nah its legit, the IMEI codes on the phone match with the box
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Darbar1701

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I'm sorry it's fake it's not even the proper settings menu or anything
 

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Arealhooman

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Nah its legit, the IMEI codes on the phone match with the box
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Scammer know how to do that. It’s all stolen, or faked. You have been scammed. Unless you can return it, your money is gone. if you try to use the warrant, you will be told the same thing.

another way I know it’s fake is a lot of these screens are clearly fake, not something Samsung would create, very ugly too. Look at the updator. Obviously fake. The toast in the second update picture has a grammer mistake too. And so does everyhtig in the updator. Read it again. And Google the real Samsung update screen. And real Samsung start up screen.
 
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Can you get into recovery? What does it look like? If it really is legitimate, you might be able to load an official firmware, but who knows. What provider are you using? Are you using an e-sim? Says you are using slot 2.

The screen on a real S22U will be edge to edge, so I am afraid the others may be right.
 

SloPoke23

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"The current version is the latest, not found the new version!" is the kind of broken English you would find in a fake phone.

And the SM-S908U only has one physical SIM, the other is eSIM.
 
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    It's not supposed to have rounded corners, you've been scammed
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    I'm sorry it's fake it's not even the proper settings menu or anything
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    The welcome screen looks like Note 4 or 5. I'm sorry this happened. I don't know why people buy cell phones off Market
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    "The current version is the latest, not found the new version!" is the kind of broken English you would find in a fake phone.

    And the SM-S908U only has one physical SIM, the other is eSIM.