netsujit:ramboky: My understanding was that Google would front the warranty process, but I may well be wrong. Either way, 2degrees cannot change the terms of the manufacturers warranty, it's a warranty between you and the manufacturer, it has nothing to do with the store you bought it from. If retailers could change the terms of manufacturer warranties it would be exceedingly difficult for the consumer to know and understand their rights.
You're definitely getting mixed messages there and some of them contradict what I've seen elsewhere, but ultimately the Consumers Guarantee Act should cover you in the case of a hardware fault, regardless of whether you have unlocked the bootloader.
I've owned multiple Nexuses since the Nexus One and on the two occasions I needed a warranty claim I've had no issues, despite all my devices being unlocked and rooted.
True... I agree 2degrees cannot change the manufacturer's warranty. And am pretty sure 2degrees will respect and process warranty cases as per Huawei's manufacturer warranty terms.
And as per Huawei representative, warranty is no longer applicable if I unlock the bootloader.
But google representative advised... warranty will be applicable as long as I am able to flash the factory image and restore locked bootloader.
You may be right... am getting mixed messages from different sources.
But as I said in my previous post... I no longer worry about the warranty. I've hardly experienced any hardware failure with Nexus devices and never made any warranty claims. Keeping that in mind, paying full price to Google Store is certainly not worth. The 10% discount by 2degrees/Huawei/Geekzone is an amazing offer and it cannot be missed.
I think the problem here is that both Huawei and 2 Degrees and quoting you their standard language around this issue that they tell every Joe Bloggs customer about bootloaders and unlocking.
the Nexus phones are practically unique in that they are meant to be fiddled with.
I would go with what Google are telling you, just my 2 cents!