can you return (warranty out) the bionic with leak installed on it?

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  1. Bionic_Racer

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    Will verizon accept a bionic back even though .238 is installed?

    Ive been having major issues with the phone but im worried that verizon wont let me return once they find out theres a leak on it..
     
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    That's a tough question to answer. Sometimes people are faced with resistance and others aren't. I think it's simply purely luck which one you'll be. Isn't there a way to FB back to the OTA version? I don't own a Bionic so I don't know.
     
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    Cant flash back on 238.
     
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    It depends on which leak you installed. If you have .232 and below, you can go back, but if you have .235 and above you can't (you can only go forward).

    To the OP, what problems are you having?
     
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    I wouldn't say pure luck cause there's a small chance that the rep will actually care. so the odds are in your favor that they probably won't care. But of course there's always that one employee that got bullied in high school by someone who looks like you, so.... best wishes.
     
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    They won't, and they will notice it. ICS is not out on the Bionic, and ICS is drastically different from GB. You MAY have luck doing the transaction over the phone, but what will probably happen is once the phone goes to where ever it goes (it's going to go here regardless if you do it in store or over the phone). If they see you've rommed or leaked they will end up billing you in full for the replacement phone.

    Again, you may luck out, but you're taking a huge risk either way. Any way around this would be considered fraud, and cannot be discussed on this forum.

    The only thing I can think of is to wait for the OTA to come out, go to it, and then request replacement. Ultimately, your scenario is one of the reasons it was highly recommended to not go past 232. If you ran into problems with your phone you couldn't fxz back to 905, and get a replacement effortlessly.

    Sorry bud, but it looks like you're just gonna have to wait this one out.
     
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    Have you tried a factory data reset to see if it might clear some of your issues?
     
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    This more than turning in a phone that's been rooted, but stock. They might miss that. But a different OS, would be harder to miss.

    It may depend on what the OP is planning to do. Calling CS, saying that they have a problem and want a replacement phone? Going into a Verizon Store with a complaint?

    To the OP, what are the major issues? It seems recent as you've posted on other threads about how great the phone was with .238. Are they leak realated?
     
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    I have to disagree. I've taken in my phone for repairs when it was blatantly rooted with didn't colored notification bar and wildly different boot animation & the employee was actually stoked at how cool my phone was and when i mentioned that i didn't know if i should've returned it to stock before bringing it in, he and the other reps that were in awe witnessing the speed of my device, said they couldn't care less about the customizations and they gladly helped me out
     
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    With verizon making moto add root checker to the ICS phones, I wouldn't put it past them to check for that stuff now. I know they've been training higher ups to look for certain root related things for a while now. Like I said in my post. Your phone ultimately goes to a warehouse or testing facility where they do check up on things. You may be able to get past the sales person at a store, or the CRs, but you won't get it past these folks. They are trained to make sure everything is kosher on the phone. They check for things like water damage and now things like roms and rooting.
     
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    Well i was just going to call vzw and have them send me a replacement phone and let me ship this one to them. But i seep what youre saying about them noticing it is ics once they receive it.

    Im having sporadic issues with the screen dimming like its going to sleep however it definitely shouldnt be because it happens when im in the middle of using it. I have to turn my phone off and on again to temporarily fix it. This just started happening yesterday.

    I dont know if this issue is leak related but i would suspect not.. i may install 242 to see if it fixes it but i dont know how much longer i can take this! It is a very annoying problem..
     
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    I don't have ICS, but could a setting in Smart Actions have anything to do with it?
     
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    I disabled smart actions a long time ago.

    Do u think if it were the leak it would have been doing it since i first installed it? Up until yesterday the phone was running very smooth on 238
     
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    can you bump it to the .242?.. if not id try to get it stuck in a bootloop send it in to motorola :biggrin:
     
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    If you haven't already done so, do a factory data reset.

    9 out of 10 times that's going to fix issues like this...
     
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