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Replacement Phone after Update Brick

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bamcclure, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. bamcclure

    bamcclure Member
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    Received the OTA update from T-mobile and it bricked my phone. They are sending what they call a "Newer-like-new" phone (used phone.....) and the brick will be sent back.

    Question:

    1. If somebody rooted their phone with the stock rom, should they do anything to it before returning it?

    They only mentioned cosmetic damage when going over what voided the warranty.
     

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  2. howetechnical

    howetechnical Well-Known Member
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    As far as I know, rooting voids your warrant, but I don't think they'd go through the trouble of finding out if it was originally rooted, if they even can once it's bricked.

    If it were me (and it was, FYI) I would have just flashed the .tar from XDA (official ota update, just manually done). Would have taken 5 minutes and you'd get to keep your device, with all of your apps, settings, and files. A little research goes a long way.
     

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