A question about rooting.


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  1. SouthyDSR

    SouthyDSR Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey, I'm pretty knew to all this but iv looked around the forums and not seen anything about this. I want to know about rooting my 3 mobile HTC desire, but I also want to know whether it permanently voids my warranty. Also, if I get insurance on it, will it void that?
    Thanks.
     

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  2. X10iUser

    X10iUser Well-Known Member

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    Hi.

    Does rooting void your warranty?
     
  3. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    rooting your 3 device is no different to any other

    officially it voids warrantee although some people have got away with it
    3 have not leaked a recent RUU other than an original so if you are on official 3 firmware and not one of the unbranded devices they were selling when they ran out of stock then there is not currently a way to return to 3 stock RUU for warrantee purposes

    if however its unbranded 100% htc stock then you are a lucky person and have many choices
     
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    SouthyDSR Member This Topic's Starter

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    X10i, I'm afraid iv not seen that thank you!
    And as for rastaman, i got my desire when they ran out of stock. It has no marks on the exterior and so I am led to believe that it is unbranded. Can anyone clarify this? Also do you know if having it on contract is any different?
    Thanks again!
     
  5. SouthyDSR

    SouthyDSR Member This Topic's Starter

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    X10i, I'm afraid iv not seen that thank you!
    And as for rastaman, i got my desire when they ran out of stock. It has no marks on the exterior and so I am led to believe that it is unbranded. Can anyone clarify this? Also do you know if having it on contract is any different?
    Thanks again!
     
  6. EddyOS

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    To find out, go to Settings>About phone>Software information

    If the software version is x.xx.405.x then it's unbranded. If it's x.xx 771.x then it's branded (3 UK)
     
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    SouthyDSR Member This Topic's Starter

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    It's 771, so I probably shouldn't root it?
     
  8. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    well if you dont RUU it to a higher version then you can root
    you currently run original 3 2.1. there is this version on shipped-roms
    1.20.771.3
     
  9. SouthyDSR

    SouthyDSR Member This Topic's Starter

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    Could you explain a little more? RUI? Also is that a link to the software I am on now? So if I do root I could reinstall that?
     
  10. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    RUU is what that link is, its HTC's rom flasher, it will restore your device to factory completely including removing root
    if you rooted you could use this to return however if you flashed a newer rom or RUU you might not be able to return back to this easily.
    Its worth making a goldcard as you would be able to downgrade the firmware and flash the old RUU if you ran into problems
     
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