Does either of these protect from an accidental bricking during rooting? I've heard no official word, though somebody told me SquareTrade does whereas Ensquared does not. Does anyone on here have experience with either of these companies?
Ensquared only covers accidental physical damage and lost/stolen...they don't fix technical things with the devices or cover that. Bricking your phone would be considered misuse as far as Ensquared goes. With Squaretrade there is a chance they would cover it as long as they can't tell that you were trying to root the phone which caused it to brick. Since they cover malfunctions there is a chance they will cover it. I don't know if there is a way to tell that you were screwing with it or not.