IT Department Warned Me Against 'Rooting' Today

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    I'm getting a company Droid either Friday or Monday (whenever it comes in, but it will be a very very long weekend if I have to wait until Monday to receive it... but the company is paying for the phone and contract, so it's hard to complain). Today the girl in the IT department, with whom I'm friends with, told me that we aren't allowed to 'root' our Droids. I had previously talked to her about it, so she knew I wanted to. Her phone is 'rooted', but she had one of her "friends" do it for her. She pretty much told me no one else is allowed to 'root' their phones because Verizon won't service it if there is a problem.

    I smiled and acknowledged her warning, but I have a terrible poker face and she knew I was probably going to 'root' it anyway. If there's a problem, I'll restore it before giving it to them to service.

    Good story :byeBB:
     
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    Exactly.... As long as you unroot or just take out the sdcard; how would they know you rooted.
     
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    Why did I know that was how this story would turn out? :rofl3: Welcome to your newest obsession, ModestMuse!
     
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    This is what I like to hear. Hope everyone roots smooth.
     
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    Good grief!! How in the world did she say that with a straight face?? "Do as I say, not as I do". ;)
     
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    What a great first post. Welcome to the forums!

    Looking forward to seeing you in the "omg I bricked my droid" thread [​IMG]
     
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    And then his coworker's first post is: "I told you so."

    That would be epic.
     
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    Im waiting for said coworker to post here and recognize the OP.

    :D

    THAT would be epic.
     
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    Indeed it would.:icon_ banana:
     
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    What's the consequence if one is caught rooting their company Droid?
     
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    I think there's an app for that.... :rofl3:
     
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    Meh, not much... I guess the only issue would be if it was damaged, in which case, the cost of a new phone would come out of my pocket. But that is the same risk anyone who 'roots' their phone takes.
     
    #12 ModestMuse, Mar 17, 2010
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