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Root Question about voiding the warrenty on my phone

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Eazail70x7, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Well-Known Member
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    What exactly does that mean? I've heard that if you root your phone you void the warrenty. Does that mean I can't replace it if I brick it? (I have insurance on my plan)
     

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  2. droid_phanatic

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    Your warranty would be voided if you took your phone to the repair shop and someone there knew what to look for as far as your phone being rooted or not. Most of the techs at the store do not care to look. Coming from a WinMo phone to an Android phone, I've had experience with hacking and changing the rom or kernel(pick your flavor). Always keep a copy of the actual Sprint software and a copy of the hacked kernel handy if you have to flash to the Sprint one to take it in. That way, when they are done, whether they give you a replacement or fix the one you have, you can flash the hacked kernel back on and continue. So, in summary, it's only illegal if you get caught. Hope this helps!!
     
  3. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Well-Known Member
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    Is it really illegal?
     
  4. Radical-J

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    No, it's not illegal. He means it in the sense that in 'invalidates' your warranty...
     
  5. droid_phanatic

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    Thanks Rad. I couldn't get to it fast enough:cool:
     
  6. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Well-Known Member
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    Okay. Thanka
     
  7. numus

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    It is illegal to make modifying your own property illegal..
    Just like torrents.. Torrents are 100% legal.. using them to download illegal content is the illegal portion.. so it isn't the software itself (usually) it is what the software is specifically doing...
     
  8. Jo_795

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    if you brick your phone and you cant reflash back just static shock frying everything and tech wont be able to do squat except give u a new one
     

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