5 July 2012 I purchased a Telecom branded HTC One X from Noel Leeming.
2 weeks later I unlocked bootloader, installed custom Rom, ticking the box that said "May affect some or all of your warranty" No worries.
2 weeks later noticed I suddenly could not get Wifi reception in my bedroom, and had remembered seeing threads on xda about HTC One X Wifi Problems, so googled them up
Decided my HOX has the wifi hardware problem that HTC has released the following statement about.
After investigating isolated reports of WiFi connectivity issues in the HTC One X, we have identified a fix that strengthens the area of the phone around the WiFi antennae connection points. While many customers have not experienced any problems with signal strength, we have taken immediate steps to implement a solution in our production process to prevent this issue from happening in the future. HTC is committed to making sure every customer has a great experience and we apologize for any inconvenience this issue may have caused while we conducted a thorough investigation.
Squeezing my phone in the correct spot completely removes the problem, from no wifi reception to 80% instantly for example. So clearly a Hardware fault.
13th Aug Take HOX into Noel Leeming with cover letter describing problem. They send it away to somewhere(?) to be assessed. (I contemplated re-locking and installing Telecom Rom, but decided against it as even when relocking it it says "Re-Locked" instead of the standard "Locked", so still voided warranty)
30th Aug Recieve phone call from Noel Leeming Gore saying that it's Not covered under warranty due to the "bad Software" quote $140 to install new software. Also mention that even if I want it back not fixed, they will charge the ~$85 inspection fee.
I've researched the CGA for hours, and pretty well know my rights, but want to know what you think I should do? Go in to Noel Leeming and start quoting "Fit for Purpose" etc? Am I right in thinking the phone is not Fit for Purpose, even with the custom firmware and no warranty? I can squeeze it in front of them and instantly show the fault :/
Would love your advice!