Rooting voids the vzw warranty not the moto oneOriginally Posted by kevsgroove
The difference with a laptop and cell phone, in most cases anyway, is that a lot of people get a cell phone at a subsidized price, where as you generally buy a laptop at full price. If you pay the $200 dollars and sign the contract for 2 years so that you can get that better price. I agree with VZW 100% on this then. They want to make sure that they aren't getting screwed over by people messing up their phones because they are modding them.
On the other hand, if you pay full price for a phone than in my opinion there should still be some sort of warranty coverage for it even if you do mod it. Like in the case with most cars, there are some modifications the dealership/manufacturer will still warranty. It should be the same way for people who buy phones at full price and want to mod them.
Trying to decide on my next phone. I am torn between the DNA and the SGS3.
Some Corporate SysAdmins consider rooted devices to be security-compromised devices and disallow them on their Corporate network.
I have a generic WiFi-only rooted ICS 4.0.3 tablet for rooted Android activities. Lol!
Can't beat those things for under $100
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Last edited by Natey2; 08-29-2012 at 08:24 AM.
Months ago this would have made me angry, nervous, and pissed off. I would have been afraid that this would spread to all their devices. Now I could care less. I'm clocked out at this point. The GS3 bootloader was the final straw. I'm leaving to probably go to a prepaid Nexus, although I'm very tempted by T-Mobile now.
Samsung has had a flash counter incorporated into their phones for a while. The Galaxy SII and Galaxy SIII both have flash counters but they can also be reset pretty easily. Some methods of rooting can also set off the flash counter. I am not surprised that other manufacturers are also forced to follow suit.
TriangleAway Updated for the Samsung Galaxy S III and International Note, Possibly Final Release – xda-developers
That said my one contact said you want freedom down the road at some point your only option will be to buy a Nexus otherwise be ready for lockdowns and no custom ROMs or kernels
^^^all these measure are primarily geared toward the enterprise market.
It didn't get much attention, probably because most don't use 3rd party mail widgets, but Google has way cranked-up security on the Corp Email and Gmail api's so that 3rd party developers can't really access them. It basically rendered my favorite widget - Pure Messenger - useless. And with the integration of Google Wallet it's only going to get worse.
There are some hacks you can use as a work-around for the Gmail (corp. email apparently doesn't have enough demand). Now that GV will use the default message app, Pure is like the perfect widget to see all your texts, voicemail, and mail (plus FB and Twitter, if you choose). Frustrates me to no end that Google STILL hasn't made a satisfactory universal message widget for Android.
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