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Old January 22nd, 2013, 08:37 AM   #24896 (permalink)
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Default Re: Galaxy Nexus Watering Hole

Originally Posted by Digital Controller View Post
What! How can they even tell without you going into the store and being like here check out my unlocked device
My guess is that there will be a tool, similar to the htc dev or asus unlocker apk, that has the encryption passcode built into it, and after you consent, sends information about your device back to a server. Could be the serial number, the esn, maybe both. Since Verizon already knows your esn, all they have to do is match up your active esn with the one in their database and presto, they add the charge.

The thing that gets me is that their going to sell it for 300 on contract, but yet it's going to be available on google play at roughly nexus pricing, and if you buy it from google play, you can unlock it without the charge? Seems contradictory to me.
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