All you people with rooted phones

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  1. MrsTokyo
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    Do you just NOT pay for warranty?

    Curiouussss

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    Nope.. not at all. I got my D1 for 20.00 with the contract. Granted its a high dollar toy but what am I really out of pocket if it gets smoked?
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    When you're rooted if something does go wrong with the phone you bring the phone back to stock and then you exercise your warranty.
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    +1! If you can't resurrect it, that's where insurance comes in :)



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    Rooted or not, I've never paid for the warranty.
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    Okaaay, but what if you can't bring it back to stock :(

    Then you're fuuuuu



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    Which is why he said insurance comes in to play. They don't care as long as they get their money.

    tappin and a talkin
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    Id you pay attention and follow directions it is kinda hard to brick them. Are my signature. Research..........

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    If* and see* oops.

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    I'm not sure why people would pay for the warranty...or phone insurance for that matter. My phone broke once, Verizon replaced it without any questions. Sure we walked through some troubleshooting steps...but that is it. I unrooted and sent them the damaged phone.
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    Uhh because these phones are freaking expensive and if something were to happen and we wanted or needed to exchange it, OOPS! Sorry no can do cuz I didn't get insurance.... << don't think soo



    Swyped like a mothaa
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    Idc bout insurance to begin with. If u root ur phone it should mean u read up on it and kno wat ur doin. And for any matter currently I have an ally. I paid 50 for it with a 2yr contract. That was for a new one. If I needed another, the deductable is 50 or more for a refurbished. And the fact I paid 50 for it is not a big deal.

    For haters:

    noone is forcing u to root. A lot of us like the extra features u can do wit ur phone. If ur so against it don't do it. And if u pay so little for somethin n worry bout it, quit being cheap...

    <Rooted droid ally>
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    >>running turbo4<<
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    I have a droid x and it does not cost $50 or was free. So it would behoove me to get the insurance.

    I did not create this thread to "hate", on the contrary I'm interested in rooting my phone.


    Swyped like a mothaa
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    Basically its like has been said....if you need to take it back unroot...I'm rooted and I'm not worried about it.

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    no way.. imo insurance for phones is a rip off
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    Please keep this civil.

    To answer your question about not being able to get it back to stock -- if the phone is that screwed up you file an insurance claim. If there's a hardware fault you flash SBF and take the phone in.
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    Oh, and if you have a homeowner's policy or renter's insurance or anything else that might cover the device already look at it as it might cover loss, theft, or whatever in case it breaks.
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    not trying to flame you guys but these are the reasons why manufactures are locking us out of our phones

    if you root and break your phone take responsibility for your actions and claim it on insurance, NOT on warranty

    if users like you(again not flaming you guys just using you as an example) keep claiming it on warranty and making the manufacture take all of the cost than all i can see in the near future are phones like the iphone, all locked down so the user cant mess with settings so bricking and killing a perfectly good phone wont happen

    again i apologize if it seems like im flaming you guys but its that kind of stuff that really makes me mad



    @wuzz you pay for extended warranty, but you get a year of warranty when you buy the phone
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    doUnRoot is a wonderful thing.

    Plus, if your phone gets hardbricked, it's kind of hard for them to tell if you ever rooted.

    Other than that, Droids are virtually impossible to softbrick irrevocably.
    You can always just flash back over to stock if you mess up too bad on the firmware rom.

    Bootstrap is your friend!