Originally Posted by ironman187
so they do register your meid and cross reference it when you send the phone in for warranty replacement.
thats contradictory to what ive heard. not arguing they have information on file,just doubting that they do any cross referencing or checking.
again,im not trying to persuade you. warranty discussions are something i typically try and avoid,as there is a fine line between returning to stock for a legitimate reason(say a malfunctioning power button or vol rocker) and trying to fraud a carrier into replacing the phone that the user himself has messed up.
if youre concerned about factory warranty,then dont root,period,wether htcdev is involved or not. android lends itself well to alot of customization with third party launchers,keyboards,etc. lots of folks enjoy a completely stock device until the factory warranty has expired.
if you want to enjoy a rooted device,make sure to carry a third party insurance,since they dont care if your phones rooted,lost,or layed at the bottom of a pool for 3 hours
legitimate hardware issues are likely to be taked care of under factory warranty when you remove visual traces,and if you screw it up with firmware,worse case is you pay the deductible for a new phone.