05-14-2014 08:24 AM
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  1. Titanicology's Avatar
    I got a second hand 1520 online and it has this "NOT FOR RESALE" when booting. What does that mean?
    03-03-2014 09:50 AM
  2. MAkhdar's Avatar
    You have some top secret version of the phone... or it is a store display model.
    03-03-2014 09:54 AM
  3. Jazmac's Avatar
    You have some top secret version of the phone... or it is a store display model.
    ROTFLMAO!! Top secret version. haha.

    That sticker often shows up on demo models. Maybe it was a demo at one time or may still be a demo. Try to register it and see what happens.
    03-03-2014 09:57 AM
  4. Pete's Avatar
    It's either a demo version or an internal test unit.

    Either way, the seller broke an agreement in selling it on.

    It's possible that at some point in the future, the phone with either not get updated (due to it having a bespoke firmware), or will be remotely deactivated when the theft has been detected.

    If you bought it on eBay, you could try opening a dispute and getting your money back. You have a time bomb that may or may not go off.
    03-03-2014 10:15 AM
  5. Titanicology's Avatar
    Sadly, I didn't purchase on eBay. Will Nokia do something about it because this is not an official retail version? (I hope yes.)
    03-03-2014 10:27 AM
  6. Pete's Avatar
    I don't think so. Technically, it's stolen goods. But, if you contact Nokia and tell them what's happened, you may get something back in return for information about the seller. Nokia have been known in the past to be philanthropic. Oh course, the phone may be fully functional and able to receive updates, I don't know. It seems reasonable to assume that manufacturers can remote kill a rogue test phone.
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    03-03-2014 10:38 AM
  7. Jazmac's Avatar
    Sadly, I didn't purchase on eBay. Will Nokia do something about it because this is not an official retail version? (I hope yes.)
    I don't think so. If it is a demo unit then it has an owner and it unfortunately may not be you.
    03-03-2014 10:53 AM
  8. Titanicology's Avatar
    Does that mean even if I inform Nokia about this device they won't do anything? I hope they do something because I'm sure they are aware about this kind of stuff. I don't want my phone to be killed remotely! ๐Ÿ˜ž
    Last edited by Titanicology; 04-16-2014 at 02:35 PM.
    03-03-2014 11:01 AM
  9. Jazmac's Avatar
    Does that mean even if I inform Nokia about this device they won't do anything? I hope they someone do something because I'm sure they are aware about this kind of stuff. I don't want my phone to be killed remotely! ๏˜ž
    Not sure what you expect them to do but what you have to first determine if the phone has an IMEI you can register. Surely you did that before giving up the money, assuming you spent money to get it. Go here and plug in the phones IMEI number. That will give you an idea on your next steps.
    03-03-2014 12:17 PM
  10. Titanicology's Avatar
    Yes, I did spend money. I actually sold my Lumia 1020 just to get a 1520 and I think I got a bad one. :-(
    03-03-2014 07:54 PM
  11. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    This is why I only buy old devices online that I'm using for fun and nothing new.

    Way too much risk in buying from storefronts or private sellers that something like this can happen. I would contact Nokia immediately and provide them with the IMEI so they can figure out where the phone has been and if they can hook you up with a replacement and reunite that phone with the owner (store or Nokia themselves).

    If they can't hook you up with anything...well unfortunately that's the risk of shady deals like this.
    03-04-2014 03:04 AM
  12. Titanicology's Avatar
    I emailed Nokia and now I'm waiting for their response. I hope they'll do something about this.
    Last edited by Titanicology; 03-12-2014 at 10:41 PM.
    03-04-2014 06:59 AM
  13. Pete's Avatar
    It's a real shame that you're going through this and I really hope there's a positive outcome. Any chance you can keep us updated in this thread as it may be helpful to others who may find themselves in the same situation as yourself.
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    03-04-2014 07:11 AM
  14. Titanicology's Avatar
    Yes, man. I will update you all. I really do hope that the outcome is positive.

    I kinda feel bad right now why I sold my 1020, my only issue about the 1020 is it's battery life. Everything else is perfect. But the 1520 is also amazing. It's just that I got a bad one.
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    03-04-2014 11:33 AM
  15. Titanicology's Avatar
    Good news! Nokia phoned me and we talked about the problem and they said that they will replace my phone! Hopefully by Sunday we will meet to get my phone exchanged! ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Last edited by Titanicology; 03-12-2014 at 10:41 PM.
    03-05-2014 01:06 AM
  16. Pete's Avatar
    That's really awesome news!
    03-05-2014 02:19 AM
  17. Rasahi's Avatar
    You will get your phone replaced, although you didn't buy from them or have a warranty? That's gonna be the best customer service in the world.

    Sent from my RM-937_im_mea3_1019 using Tapatalk
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    03-05-2014 02:31 AM
  18. Titanicology's Avatar
    I got this 1520 because someone offered me this to my Lumia 1020 complete with camera grip. So I suppose this 1520 doesn't have warranty because it's like a prototype. :-)
    03-05-2014 02:45 AM
  19. patrickmj23's Avatar
    ^ PM sent boss
    03-05-2014 02:59 AM
  20. anon(8150199)'s Avatar
    I think you get some kind of developer phone, like the 920 that was returned to Microsoft (which also has an app named "zCortanaApp")
    03-05-2014 03:08 AM
  21. Yunnnn's Avatar
    Could be a developer phone, I've ever had a Lumia (for development) that specifically states "NOT FOR RESALE".
    03-05-2014 04:26 AM
  22. alllies's Avatar
    Good news! Nokia Philippines phoned me and we talked about the problem and they said that they will replace my phone! Hopefully by Sunday we will meet to get my phone exchanged!
    From where did you get it? Good for you as it is hard to get a replacement from NokiaPH
    03-05-2014 05:57 AM
  23. savagelizards's Avatar
    You will get your phone replaced, although you didn't buy from them or have a warranty? That's gonna be the best customer service in the world.

    Sent from my RM-937_im_mea3_1019 using Tapatalk
    +929
    03-05-2014 07:19 AM
  24. Jaskys's Avatar
    You won't miss WP8.1 tho?
    03-05-2014 09:44 AM
  25. Titanicology's Avatar
    What?
    03-05-2014 10:12 AM
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