how to find Samsung S7 Genuine or not

Found 16th Mar
I bought Samsung s7 edge g935 from eBay arrived today, everything looks OK, android upgraded
to version 7, but when it notify me about the software upgrade available the language was Chinese or some other that's the only thing makes me confuse,

Things I have checked already,

matched the IMEI number with box (which is European sim card only)
came with 3 pin Charger
there is an app to check the configuration but it also gives wrong info

what's the best way to find out if its genuine

9 Comments

Could be genuine Asian model (not international / UK) goto sammobile and get latest UK rom and reflash your s7 to UK android 7, problem solved hopefully

Try to check here: imei.info

Original Poster

Mogolent

Try to check here: http://www.imei.info


just checked here and its shows the model is correct (Model: G930F Galaxy S7 (SM-G935F), find one video on youtube to apply some codes through dial pad and its accepting those codes

maybe the previous owner was chinesed. if you set a different language and factory reset, they seem to keep the different language

Original Poster

AlexBleubolt

maybe the previous owner was chinesed. if you set a different language … maybe the previous owner was chinesed. if you set a different language and factory reset, they seem to keep the different language


Sorry I maybe didn't explain properly the language was English and everything seems ok, the only thing when I connect it to the wifi and got notify about the android update available then its shows messages in Chinese as I own lot of Samsung models never experienced this, also the phone was listed as Vodafone but there no Vodafone app install on it and came unlocked.............but the box was European sim card which is usually available for UK

jun19

Sorry I maybe didn't explain properly the language was English and … Sorry I maybe didn't explain properly the language was English and everything seems ok, the only thing when I connect it to the wifi and got notify about the android update available then its shows messages in Chinese as I own lot of Samsung models never experienced this, also the phone was listed as Vodafone but there no Vodafone app install on it and came unlocked.............but the box was European sim card which is usually available for UK


Phone can still be SIM locked to Vodafone even if there are no Voda apps installed.
Seller may have reflashed the ROM themselves

Original Poster

just contacted Samsung through chat and the lady told me The device is a UK/EU model and the warranty will end in 31.01.2019.

Bought a Core Prime from EBAY Unlocked and it turns out that he had flashed the phone badly. It was originally a Vodafone phone but the apps were hidden. The KNOX software locked it and after returning it to Samsung they told me it was "Beyond Economic Repair. If you check the IMEI it should tell you which network it was originally issued to. I used KIES to take it back to original software, because luckily for me I am on Vodafone at the moment. They are going to unlock it for nothing after the SIM has been in for 30 days.

samsung.com/ca/…789

If you go this route you can get all the latest updates through KIES

Edited by: "getmeone" 16th Mar

Original Poster

getmeone

Bought a Core Prime from EBAY Unlocked and it turns out that he had … Bought a Core Prime from EBAY Unlocked and it turns out that he had flashed the phone badly. It was originally a Vodafone phone but the apps were hidden. The KNOX software locked it and after returning it to Samsung they told me it was "Beyond Economic Repair. If you check the IMEI it should tell you which network it was originally issued to. I used KIES to take it back to original software, because luckily for me I am on Vodafone at the moment. They are going to unlock it for nothing after the SIM has been in for 30 days. http://www.samsung.com/ca/support/skp/faq/1072789If you go this route you can get all the latest updates through KIES



I have installed kies and got the option don't know I should do that or not, actually what's the point of doing it if I can do anything on unlock device as it should, sorry but my point was is it genuine or as you suggest flashed or not
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