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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Elwood42, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. Elwood42

    Elwood42 Member
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    I'm told changing the firmware on your phone removes stuff like network bloatware, or does it enable you to update to the lastest phone software? Is it hard to do, and if I do it will it void my phone warranty with the company I got it from?

    I.e, if the phone has a minor fault and I want to take it back to get it exchanged, will the service provider who gave me the phone tell me no, because it's been changed?

  2. rtb35

    rtb35 Android Enthusiast

    Basicallly what you are doing is changing the ROM to a generic version that comes directly from HTC and does not include any of the crap that most network providers put on there phones.

    Yes it is a little bit complicated but is easy enough to do if you follow the steps exactly.

    Not too sure about voiding the warranty but i suppose if it came down to it you could just put the original ROM back on the phone before returning it.
  3. Elwood42

    Elwood42 Member
    Thread Starter

    is changing the "rom" different to rooting the phone then?
  4. rtb35

    rtb35 Android Enthusiast

  5. Elwood42

    Elwood42 Member
    Thread Starter

    Okay. Thank you for the in depth explanation on how it works and the risk associated.
  6. ThreeDog

    ThreeDog Well-Known Member

    in regard to the warranty. yes if you de-brand the phone by loading a generic rom you will void the warranty with your provider.

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