does rooting invalidate insurance?


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  1. ziggy

    ziggy Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    does rooting invalidate insurance on orange care?
     

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  2. Carl C

    Carl C Well-Known Member

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    Hi Zaggy ,

    I'm not so sure for you but on vodafone UK , If you root your phone or change ROM's etc it does invalidate your warranty as you are "Modifying" the phone.

    Hope this helps

    Carl C :D
     
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    Wahwah Well-Known Member

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    It's possible to restore your phone with an unrooted ROM though isn't it?

    (assuming you don't brick it/lock yourself out in some way)
     
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    Carl C Well-Known Member

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    I have heard of Unrooting which some people do but A mod on another forum had said before they would know or not if it has been Rooted or not via some secret logfile???

    But I'm sure I've seen people , Change back to the Stock Version that came with the phione {If they can find one , or from a nandroid backup they made} -> Then unroot it and send it for repair....
     
  5. phillevy

    phillevy Well-Known Member

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    I'm sceptical about all of this - firstly if there was a hardware failure I doubt if the software on the phone would even be an issue - are busy service depts going to be that bothered or even notice? - they seem to be more obsessed with detecting moisture.
    In fact my Nat West Gold policy makes no exclusion for anything like this, and even recommends a full backup of the phone is taken before sending it in (surely they mean root the phone and make a Nandroid backup as the best method?;))
     
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    phillevy Well-Known Member

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    They will have to take into account that these phones are a new breed and are now like computers - they can be configured in many different ways with all kinds of 3rd party software - there is no way that they will be able to police the configuration of a returned handset and in the same way as when you return a faulty PC they will surely just repair it with the proviso that it may come back "wiped".
     

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