1. ImeneL's Avatar
    My dad bought a Samsung Galaxy S10e yesterday and the guy who sold it to him said it was brand new and never used before, but when I used it I find two game apps (Sonic Dash and Minion Rush) and the app for A french Operator called SFR (unfortunately I have now deleted them), also when I open Google it goes straight to sfr.fr. So I would like to know a way to check when this phone has been turned on for the first time to possibly get a refund, because it was sold to us as if it was brand new.
    09-18-2020 02:47 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! It may well have been originally sold by SFR, which probably preinstalled those apps. That's not unusual. https://www.sfr.fr/offre-mobile/telephones/samsung

    Please register on this forum, which will allow you to engage in discussion more easily, as well as post images. https://forums.androidcentral.com/as...community.html
    09-18-2020 03:02 PM
  3. ImeneL's Avatar
    (How to know when my phone was first opened or launched because I think I got scammed, they told me the phone was brand new and never used but I found some game apps already on it)
    09-20-2020 11:59 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Was this you as well? https://forums.androidcentral.com/as...ml#post6861350

    Many carriers preinstall certain apps including games, so this is probably normal.

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    09-20-2020 01:03 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    Was it sealed in the box ? Where did you purchase it from?
    09-20-2020 02:23 PM
  6. ImeneL's Avatar
    @B.Diddy: yes it was me, I just wanna know if there's a way to know when it was first powered and for how long it ran before I bought it. @mustang7757 : actually no it wasn't (I live in Algeria)
    09-20-2020 05:43 PM
  7. Rukbat's Avatar
    1. You could install a terminal app, then type

    last reboot | head -1

    That should give you the starting time and date.

    2. If it wasn't sealed, it's probably not new.
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    09-20-2020 06:46 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    @B.Diddy: yes it was me, I just wanna know if there's a way to know when it was first powered and for how long it ran before I bought it. @mustang7757 : actually no it wasn't (I live in Algeria)
    Hi, welcome to AC!

    Just the phone itself they sold you ?

    Was this from a reputable place ?
    09-20-2020 07:38 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Ok, I merged the duplicate threads and attributed the initial guest post to the OP.
    kct1975 likes this.
    09-20-2020 08:11 PM

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