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  # 2132575 23-Nov-2018 11:46
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Just wondering @jjs1591 , did you get an update on this?

 

Quite curious to see how Samsung treats you....





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  # 2134053 25-Nov-2018 23:40
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I'm still waiting for Samsung to get back to me.

 

I tried their online chat and they told me that the case manager hasn't responded to the case yet.

 

I'll try calling them within the next day or two.

 

 

 

On another note, I want to correct my original claim - when I was writing this up to send to Samsung, I noticed that the phone stopped working after about 2 weeks from the purchase date. Still, doesn't change the fact that it stopped working without any good reason why.


 
 
 
 




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  # 2137078 30-Nov-2018 10:16
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I've called the customer service centre so many times now.

 

All I've been told is that case manager will contact me and what the case manager originally wrote "the phone's been rooted. It cannot happen by itself. No refund" again and again and again. At least I have the name of the case manager now - Sarita. A quick Google search shows me that she's from a real estate agency background and she's been with Samsung for since earlier this year.

 

Even if I argue with the customer service rep. that Knox counter is not tripped, Telegistics is saying that 'well, Samsung says the warranty is void' and Samsung is saying 'well, our repairer says that the phone's been rooted'. It's just goes in a circle.

 

Sarita's been away sick for the last 2 days and again I'm waiting to hear from her.

 

 

 

 


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  # 2137089 30-Nov-2018 10:28
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jjs1591:

I've called the customer service centre so many times now.

 

All I've been told is that case manager will contact me and what the case manager originally wrote "the phone's been rooted. It cannot happen by itself. No refund" again and again and again. At least I have the name of the case manager now - Sarita. A quick Google search shows me that she's from a real estate agency background and she's been with Samsung for since earlier this year.

 

Even if I argue with the customer service rep. that Knox counter is not tripped, Telegistics is saying that 'well, Samsung says the warranty is void' and Samsung is saying 'well, our repairer says that the phone's been rooted'. It's just goes in a circle.

 

Sarita's been away sick for the last 2 days and again I'm waiting to hear from her.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If it gets to a certain point, is it worth taking to disputes? Unless by a stroke of luck you get another person or you can somehow stop their round-robin malarkey.

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  # 2137381 30-Nov-2018 16:51
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Hi jjs1591

 

If I was in your shoes, it would annoy me that these people who seem to be just untrained phone jockeys are making proclamations based on what they have been told to read out on their computer screen (thinking not required); go the CGA route and explain your situation this is really unacceptable from Samsung the reason for KNOX is to provide a no emotive 'proof / no proof' mechanism to see if a phone has been tampered with. 

 

What Samsung are effectively saying, is their tool to confirm a phone is not legitimate is flaky and does not work and cannot be trusted so why advertise it like its advertised here.

 

https://support.samsungknox.com/hc/en-us/articles/115013562087-What-is-a-Knox-Warranty-Bit-and-how-is-it-triggered-

 

Have fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 2139034 4-Dec-2018 10:00
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That seems like a very good description of the proper mechanism to identify if the phone has been tampered with (or not).

 

Yours identified as still having knox intact (so not tampered with).

 

I think you would also have to wonder why someone would actually try and install non legit firmware on a phone that is brand new.

 

I know there are some chronic 'custom modders' out there, but this usually only happens when the phone OS is no longer supported and people start looking for third party sources to update their phones.





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  # 2144790 13-Dec-2018 13:29
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Did you ever get a result on this?





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  # 2155743 7-Jan-2019 12:46
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Sorry for not posting an update earlier - I was travelling overseas and I couldn't login to make posts.

 

I still called Samsung service centre while I was overseas.

 

Eventually, I managed to speak to a case manager called Ernest. (Sarita was away - as most of the time by the look of it)

 

He didn't know much about the case so he asked me to send him the evidences that I sent to Sarita.

 

That was about 2 weeks ago. No reply since.

 

I called Samsung again just to hear that Ernest is on leave today and he'll be back tomorrow.

 

I also found out that the service centre is in Manila, Philippines and the case managers' office is in Albany, Auckland.

 

I'll try calling him again tomorrow - and try to locate exactly where that office is in Albany and find out there phone number.

 

 

 

 

 

 




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  # 2155748 7-Jan-2019 12:58
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Some googling + phone calls, I got the phone number for the Samsung office in Northcote.

 

Ernest is away today as told. I'll try calling the office directly tomorrow.




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  # 2157675 10-Jan-2019 16:26
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I had few email conversations with Ernest.

 

He asked me to send the phone back to Telegistics for further analysis so I emailed Harvey Norman (Wairau) to send the phone back.

 

More waiting.. 


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  # 2157727 10-Jan-2019 18:44
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If your in Auckland, I'd be happy to flash stock rom on it which will fix it, alternatively you could go to Samsung kiosk in Albany or sylvia park and they can flash it, late night retail tonight too.




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  # 2158198 11-Jan-2019 14:09
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Jeeez Samsung customer service is beyond a laughing stock




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  # 2160943 14-Jan-2019 13:56
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Another update! *Phone still not sent*

 

Harvey Norman was not keen to send my phone back to Telegistics without knowing who will pay the inspection fee again.

 

Ernest @ Samsung confirmed that Samsung will cover the fee since their head tech is requesting to send the phone back to "try something"

 

I really hope whatever they try works and I can get my phone back.

 

 




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  # 2167788 26-Jan-2019 11:32
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Quick update:
After 101 days since I gave the phone to Harvey Norman,
I have received the phone today which has been fixed by Telegistics under warranty. They have changed the mainboard and Samsung paid for it.
Thanks to all of you guys for your help.
Your advices have given me confidence to follow this through.
I'll post more details soon.



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  # 2178457 14-Feb-2019 19:08
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Another update:

 

I received the phone few weeks ago from Harvey Norman and so far it's working fine.

 

After receiving the phone, I sent an email to Samsung asking for any sort of compensation for the time I spent without the phone and the trouble that I had to go through to get this done.

 

The case manager called me to get some feedback on their service and he sent me a Samsung 5100mAh fast charging battery pack with an apology letter.

 

 

 

 


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