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Root rooting vs unlocking the bootloader and warranties

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by fangorious, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. fangorious

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    I've read the "rooting and warranties" thread in the Hero root forum, and the longer thread linked from there. My understanding is that to run a custom ROM requires two steps: rooting the device and unlocking the bootloader. Further to that my understanding is that the unlocked bootloader tells the manufacturer, and carrier, that you've voided your warranty. If I have no intention of running a custom ROM and simply want to run an app that needs root access, for example a wifi tether app, can I just do the rooting part and install the app? Leaving me with a still locked bootloader and thus retaining my warranty?
     

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