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  1. dubfreaKs

    dubfreaKs Well-Known Member
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    Just received this in mail, powered it on and it looks like very raw software. Is this unlocked booted?
     

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  2. dustwun77

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    Hey there. :)

    It doesn't look like you have even activated it yet, to me. Have you?

    I may be misunderstanding your question. That lockscreen doesn't like mine. I had that wallpaper to start but haven't ever seen that red lock looking thing you have there.
     
  3. dubfreaKs

    dubfreaKs Well-Known Member
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    No its not activated yet. I'm thinking I got a fake note 3.
     
  4. LilianTepes

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    Where did you buy your phone?
    Could the red lock be from SIM/region lock?
     
  5. ocnbrze

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    what is your software version? and model number?
     
  6. webdave

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    Looks like a fake. The screen looks low rez.
     
  7. LilianTepes

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    I've been searching for an hour now, and I cant seem to find anything on that red lock icon.. :thinking:
     
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  8. NeoGrandizer

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    I'm leaning towards this as well. The notification bar doesn't look right with the time and icons.

    Here's a list of what some icons should look like, which it does not even resemble. For example, battery should be standing not lying on its side.
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  9. dontpanicbobby

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    Where's the Home button? There should be a physical Home button between the Settings and Back buttons. Looks like a fake Note 3 to me. Did you take those pictures in the dark? If not the bottom bezels way to wide to be a Note 3.
     
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  10. Bodycount

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    The font looks different than mine.
     
  11. ScandaLeX

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    I've spent at least 3 HOURS researching this- more time than I have spent trying to familiarize myself with my own phone & that's for several reasons- I love helping others & I've NEVER seen this on any phone before.

    #1) I am going to give this my best shot cause the OP left us with little to no info regarding their phone so helping is the equivalent to trying to find a needle in a haystack.

    #2) OP says the phone was just rec'd & looked like this at power up. Hopefully the OP turned the phone off & powered it up again to see if that icon remained.

    #3) I came across ONE post throughout all of Google that mentioned the dock - Notice the OP has TWO phone icons in the dock? Also without the OP here to answer any questions I am wondering what happens when they try to unlock- does it go to an additional lock screen- like there's a screen behind a screen?

    #4) The OP didn't say whether or not they tried a factory reset.

    #5) I do not have a clue where the OP resides but when I started up my phone I don't recall the date displaying as 01-01-2013.

    #6) If the OP bought this phone from someone they may have pulled a fast one.

    #7) If bought from a carrier TAKE IT BACK!
     
  12. Stang70Fastback

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    Lol, all you people scrutinizing the tiny details while seemingly ignoring the fact that his screen clearly has a lower resolution than a Palm Pilot.
     
  13. ovrrdrive

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    The second phone icon looks like a call log of some sort to me.

    The resolution looks low because there appears to be a crappy icon pack installed into a half assed theme on the phone, and it's a shot from a camera.

    The phone is probably rooted with either a custom rom installed or just a bad theme. As mentioned above a screen shot of the settings-general-about device screen would probably help.

    I've never heard of a fake note 3. Is this actually a thing?
     
  14. dubfreaKs

    dubfreaKs Well-Known Member
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    Sorry I wasn't subscribe d to this thread so I wasn't getting notifications.

    What questions do you need answered? Do you want other pics of menu?
     
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  15. ovrrdrive

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    Try posting a screenshot of the settings-general-about device screen.

    A few better pics of the phone in good light will help too. An easier way to get a good screenshot is to pull the s-pen and hit screen write, then save it and upload that if you can. It would be a lot sharper.

    I don't know how someone could fake an N3. There are only a few devices on the market with a screen this big.
     
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  16. jwither

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    Some sort of chinese knock-off. Too much real estate above and below the screen, which is easier to see in the second picture. Intentionally dark?
     
  17. dubfreaKs

    dubfreaKs Well-Known Member
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    The Chinese do some amazing things
     
  18. jwither

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    Perhaps, but plagiarism isn't among them.
     
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  19. MISS DIVA

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    All types of clones here,so OP could have been deceived

    Best Galaxy Note 3 clones : comparison. | Multicorechina.com
     
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  22. ScandaLeX

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    I don't have a clue what a cloned Note 3 looks like & based on the OP's poor pics we had little to nothing to go on for the exception of that red padlock.
    I've only had my Note 3 less than 24 hrs & have that same wallpaper minus the padlock yet I've done the best I could!

    Like I said, *I* searched for a minimum of 3 hrs and this is the ONLY thing I came across with some similarities to the OP's issue.
     
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  23. webdave

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    No offence implied but we were trying to help as well. Some of us were able to immediately tell that the phone was a fake. You said yourself that you don't have a clue what a fake looks like. We were providing information to the original OP that he can use how he wants. I'm sorry if the truth scared you or him but that doesn't change the fact of what it is.
     
  24. thegreen

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    Where did you get this phone from?

    Do you have a link to the supplier?
     
  25. Chicoman

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    I'm guessing this was bought out of the trunk of someone's car at a gas station.
     

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