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verizon sending replacement. should i unroot original?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ssddyakno, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. ssddyakno

    ssddyakno Well-Known Member
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    Phone's been faulty and getting super hot so they're overnighting me a replacement phone. My current DINC is rooted and running 2.1, but not overtly. It's still 100 percent stock. Only reason I rooted was for wifi tether. So if I uninstall that it really will show no immediate signs of being rooted. Question is, should I bother unrooting to avoid any complications, or do they even check that? Thanks for the answers.
     



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  2. 1967ls2

    1967ls2 Well-Known Member

    I have sent back 2 HTC Incredible phone's to verizon due to the speaker's blowing out. I rooted both of them and to be safe unrooted both of them before I sent them back. I also did a complete factory wipe before sending it back so that it didn't have any of my personal data on it.
     
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  3. 1967ls2

    1967ls2 Well-Known Member

    Unrooting is actually easier than rooting if you ask me...good luck
     
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  4. ssddyakno

    ssddyakno Well-Known Member
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    Well sweet, can somebody link me to the write up on that? I'll take care of it immediately.
     
  5. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Extreme Android User

  6. ACD168

    ACD168 Android Expert

    of coarse you should un-root, it voids warranty and could possibly cost you full reatil of the phone, youd just get charged on ur bill nothing you can do. its as easy as pushing a button to unroot, even though there is like 2% chance theyd see you rooted it and charge you, it'ds better to be safe than sorry. best of luck with the refurb!
     
  7. rubbersoul

    rubbersoul Newbie

    no worries. i sent them a rooted phone a while back. they don't have the resources to be checking every damn phone for root privileges. once they get the phone, they probably have a standard method of completely wiping it to factory settings (in case you didn't do that yourself), and then work on fixing the broken parts to sell as a refurb, or use it as parts.

    unroot if you want, but you won't get in trouble for it. it's more of an issue when you bring the phone into the store to get work done.
     
  8. PSkeptic

    PSkeptic Android Expert

    ^^^^
    THIS

    When a bad phone goes to the factory, they stick it on a flasher, push the most up to date firmware (Wiping your data, and everything else in RAM, ROM, and NVRAM), then check it out.

    They then fix the broken parts (Speaker, screen) that are easy to do, or just toss it if it's something like a bad NAND chip, after gutting out the reparable parts.
     
  9. rcrott1

    rcrott1 Android Enthusiast

    not only that, but in all honesty, you didnt need to root to get wifi tethering for free.....
     
  10. pacedrum69

    pacedrum69 Well-Known Member

    I've sent at least 6 phones back...rooted....and have never had a problem ...just put a stock rom back on the phone
     

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