I'm new Here and Haven't Seen Anything about this but, Alot Of Forums say it will, and alot say it will not. Thanks
Lol. Ask verizon?
They warrantied my first Gen droids. Maybe they will.
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Technically it does void the warranty. However, as long as the device is able to power on, you'll be able to restore it back to factory settings. And they'll never know.
Android user since Droid 1 launch.
"I can't wait to get it out of the box and void its warranty"
- Droid Razr Maxx (Current): Eclipse ICS v1.1
- Droid Bionic (Wife's Current/My Previous): Eclipse v2.2
- DroidX (Retired): Liberty3 v2.0
- Droid 1 (Retired): Project Elite @ 1.25GHz SV
Which is extremely unlikely....they deal with 100's of phones a day....
The whole voided warranty part is if you actually tell a Verizon Rep, "i rooted my phone and screwed it up, give me a new one"
Outside of you being that stupid, you should be fine....
It doesn't void your warranty in its entirety. For example if you root, install a rom and brick, Moto does not have to honor a warranty claim to fix/repair your phone. But, let's say you root and something unrelated breaks. Ex, the sim/sd card door breaks, your headphone jack stops working, your speaker starts crackling. Moto still has to repair your phone, even if it's rooted. There's no way to really void your entire warranty. Even if you drop it in the toilet, they'd still have to fix your broken sd card door. Hope that helps and makes sense.
Actually most reps will know which phones is suppose to have what version of android and which dont, if they dont. all they have to do is go into their database and look it up, like you said they deal with hundreds of phones a day so they will investigate whats going on with the phone before they say "Oh here goes your replacement phone." Phone companys are in the business of making money, not swondering it away by having idiot employees that have no idea of what they are dealing with when they handle phones. And warrantees are genuinely covered or go through third party company's like 'Asurion', where you have to meet certain qualifications, one of them is that if you have an android device the software could not have been been authothorizely altered by the user like doing updates or upgrades to the phone or it will voild the warranty. Most of the time when software is altered on the phone it will be obvious because of the design of of the display of the screens will be far different from the stock version and one of the MAIN things cell phone reps are being trained to do is when they get a phone that is experiencing problems is to check if the original software is installed on the phone or if someone has tried to to hack the phone's software and it only takes a few seconds, if they notice that it has been altered they wont be able to acknowledge the warranty.
Welcome to the forums Dwillie!
I think the OP was more just talking about rooting, not installing a ROM or leaked OS. I think it is understood that the phone should be returned back to the original OS it is supposed to be on. Then if you unroot and remove the files for root they won't know the difference.
We all know Verizon never squanders anything, our monthly contracts reflect that
I just sent a gnex back with a unlocked bootloader and rooted. I had no other choice. It powers on but the power button is damaged. I tried re locking but no PC would even recognize it. So we will see what happens. Kinda worried but that was a risk I took in the first place. My buddy that works for the FiOS department sent a gnex back with a unlocked boot loader and nothing happened. I know the op was talking about root but unlocking the boot loader is similar.
Oh and also the phone would power up on its own by inserting the battery. And it boot looped continuously.
Last edited by Scimino; 07-18-2012 at 11:20 AM.