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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by carracerz14, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. carracerz14

    carracerz14 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Ok so what I know about rooting so far is that it is basically to give yourself "super user" or "switch user" powers. What I want to know is if there are any legal ramifications for this, will it void my warranty or insurance? And also what are the chances if me bricking my phone. Now I am not someone who can't learn how to do this, from what I've seen on YouTube it looks easy but everyone says there is the chance that you will brick your phone.

    Thanks

    -carracerz14
     



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  2. Steven58

    Moderator

    There's almost always a way through bricking unless one does something really ill advised like flashing an old build. Otherwise, you can sbf (restore) factory blur.

    Whereas rooting fouls your warranty, there's virtually no way to tell, because you can always, once again, re-flash stock. :)
     
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  3. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    The ultimate implication is... if you root and install a custom rom, you rely on us for support. This shouldn't be a big problem tho b/c most of the seasoned users here know more about fixing a boot-looped phone than the average VZ tech anyway. :D

    Just make lots of backups thru recovery and a backup app like Titanium. Be careful what you restore from Titanium (see Titanium 101).

    Make sure you make a recovery backup shortly after rooting, before you do something you might regret, so you have a path back to stock.
     
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  4. Steven58

    Moderator

    +1

    Steven58 chest bumps Colchiro and lets out a manly cry "YEEEAH!!" (Pumps his fist, too, to boot). (too much?) ;)
     
  5. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    Was that good touch or bad touch? :eek:
     
  6. Steven58

    Moderator

    uh... married 31 years. Not a touch at all.. a man bump. You know...like NFL guys?
     
  7. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    Married since 9/9/78... you do the math. :cool:

    Guys? I prefer the NFL cheerleaders. :D
     
  8. Steven58

    Moderator

    Meanwhile, back to the thread. And before you get all huffy, understand that I'm yelling at myself, here, as well. ;)
     
  9. carracerz14

    carracerz14 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Lol well I'm glad that you guys are so welcoming to new members. I have been to forums before that if you had any less than 1,000 posts and asked a question they would flame the hell out of you. I'm glad to be part of such a good community. This is my first android phone, and I'm sure just like everyone else who got their first android phone it's a little overwhelming lol
     
  10. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    Read for a day (and browse the stickies), before you do anything. ;)
     
  11. Bankswood

    Bankswood Android Expert

    Married 10/08/78 Wait.... I think that's right!

    Carracerz, you will get the best help money can't buy on this forum. I don't think there is a person on this forum who hasn't bricked his phone at least once.
     

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