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Rooting Your Phone: T-Mobile Disclaimer

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by phandroid, May 13, 2009.

  1. phandroid

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    Many eager cupcakers have decided NOT to wait for the official update and have instead “rooted” their phones and installed the cupcake software themselves. A user on the T-Mobile Forums provided a 3-part Video Tutorial via Youtube, teaching How To Root Your Android Phone. T-Mobile added the following disclaimer above his post:WARNING: T-Mobile [...]

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  2. pacothebandit

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    WAIT! So does this mean if I am having issues and TMO finds out my phone was rooted are they like. "oh ok well your on your own", or will they be ok with it...
     
  3. devolio

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    If you have to return it, just put legit RC33 back on it. No harm done, unless you totally bork it.
     
  4. x3haloed

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    From what I understand, they will not give you technical support if they know that you are not running an official T-Mobile build of Android.
     
  5. pacothebandit

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    CHECK THIS ISH OUT....curious I called TMO and the guy there didn't even know what rooting is. after sitting on hold for a few minutes he came back and said as long as the actual rooting process does not damage the phone then you are ok, other wise if it does then you may be in a different boat. Essentially what he is saying is "no, rooting will not void warranty" Now, if you are going to call cause of some other issue it would behoove you to unroot however you will not void warrant.

    I also asked about unlocking. Come to find out the have an I-Phone tech support knowing many iphone users jump aboard tmobile and will unlock your G1 if you have had service with them for 6 mos or more...and THAT will not void your warranty either.

    See I alway thought unlocking your Iphone or whatever was not good and you would lose all tech support and warranty backing, but apparantly that's not true. (sigh) there got it all out. I am so happy right now...:D:D:D:D:D

    Now, who can help me get an unlock code as I have not been with TMO for 6 mos hehe
     
  6. pacothebandit

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  7. devolio

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    I wouldn't trust any site that can't spell Google correctly :p
     
  8. punkzanyj

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    just another reason for me to not bother rooting. I'm 31, I can wait for an update. I love the phone, way better than my old T-Mobile Wing in so many ways. This just makes it that much better. Part of the reason why I decided to get a Google product. I've been using Gmail for years, and it's just exploded in that time. Every few months there's some new widget or feature they've come up with. Always adding value, and for free.

    I mean, imagine if you bought a car and a few months later you woke up and there was a mechanic in your driveway saying "hey, I'm just upgrading your car, be done in a minute. You'll be able to use bluetooth now, oh and we fixed some bugs with the air-conditioning system and added some voice commands to the car's computer. Hope you like it."
     
  9. pacothebandit

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    haha wow I didn't even notice that...good call :eek:
     
  10. eagle

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    Good for you, but rooting is not just about early updates ....
     
  11. weiphone

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    Thanks for the suggestion
     

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