1. Download the #1 Android News App:   EarlyBird - News for Android
    Dismiss Notice

Results of D/Ling ROM on Smartphone/Tablet?

Last Updated:

  1. element_dragon

    element_dragon New Member

    Hello all,

    Downloading a ROM (like Cyanogenmod) would be extremely appealing, if not for a bit of speculation:

    1) Can you avoid getting a smartphone data plan?
    2) Does it void the warranty (especially Square Trade's)?

    Thanks for reading!

  2. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy VIP Member

    1) No, your ROM has no impact on your carrier's plan.

    2) Yes, but maybe only partially. Also depends on carrier. Sprint recently started servicing some rooted phones.
    element_dragon likes this.
  3. John Redcorn

    John Redcorn Well-Known Member

    If you're talking at&t they go by the imei of the phone, rom doesn't change that. They see a smartphone imei, they change you to a smartphone data plan.

    I've seen plenty of talk on the internet about the way they know smartphone imeis is because they sold them and there are at&t users who've wrote about buying androids off ebay that were from one certain canadian carrier that has compatible freqs with ATT. ATT doesn't know the imei of these phones and those people are able to rock on with $10 unlimited dumbphone data. (this may have all changed I have no clue)
    element_dragon likes this.
  4. wayrad

    wayrad Well-Known Member

    As already stated, running an aftermarket ROM won't alter your chance of getting transferred to a data plan. But you would have to download the ROM via wifi, or sideload it. Due to large file sizes those are the only practical ways anyway.

    The ROM you run has nothing to do with your warranty. However, you must be rooted to flash a ROM, which in most cases voids the manufacturer's warranty. But it is generally possible to unroot, and with some third party warranties they don't even care if you root.
    element_dragon likes this.
  5. element_dragon

    element_dragon New Member

    Thanks for the help, guys! Great stuff. :cool:

Share This Page