yeah so doing some research it certainly looks like this has something to do with rooting. I looked up a 'how to unlock' article and the picture of my 'dead droid' is actually a screen in the process to. The one where his chest is open and a bunch of blue lights are in there.
Soooooo... suggestions? If I reset to factory will I lose all my photos? Should I just take this back to Verizon?
You 2 option IMO. Take it to verizon and explain the situation and have them transfer your stuff. 2. You could try to back up everything yourself and try to put back to stock and then transfer your stuff back.
I think your trial will be convincing Verizon that it came like that. Again my opinion
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You couldn't have gotten a refurb since you got it on launch day either. You didn't let anyone alone with your precious Nexus for any amounts of time, did you? Ha ha, cause I can't think of any way that this could happen without your knowing about it.
Ugh. I am 100% sure I got this on launch day and 100% I have never tried to root or unlock or anything.
Well I guess I will try to stop by and explain my dilemma. I do not want to lose my photos and apps and such. This is lame.
As for backing up and such. I am going to first try to get VZW to take care of all this for me. Not that I am 100% helpless, but I just don't want to deal with it and don't feel I should have to.
I will update with the resolution.
Well I stopped by the VZW store yesterday and they are sending me a replacement. They didn't really have any insight into my problem. I pretty much said exactly what I said here. Only thing I forgot to do was tell them to send it to my work