Root your Droid and go to jail ???????

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    OK, Gotta share.

    A few weeks ago I rooted and installed a nice custom ROM that I like. Our company IT mgr is a Droid guy as is one of my co-workers at our corporate office.

    While visiting with my co-worker Droid user I shoed him my FROYO equipped Droid. He said "got to have, it's so fast and it sure looks sweet".

    My response was to check it out with the IT guy as he saw it on mine and really liked it as well. Maybe he will help you.

    The IT guy says "no way, I'm not even thinking about that. They put people in jail for that stuff".

    Please comment :).
     
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    There is nothing to comment on, I guarantee not a single one of us will ever go to jail for rooting our phones.
     
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    funniest thing i have heard today
     
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    Why is it that retards like that can get an IT job but I can't

    Tell him that they also send people to jail for raping little boys, so have fun in jail
     
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    Might want to ask him again, maybe his internet sarcasm button was stuck on. If he was serious then tell me where ur from so that I can take that noobz job. I wouldn't root ur coworkers droid either, but I need a job :)

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
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    Brother, I feel your pain :(


    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
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    Proof you can be a complete idiot and still work in IT... with that said if the phones are 'company' phones the company can discipline you according to their policies which may include termination... of course this would entail the idiots in your IT department being able to catch you doing it...
     
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    Jail?!?!? Oh no i'm unrooting right now!!!
     
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    I completely understand what your IT guy was saying. A few months ago I went to a bakery and bought some cake. When I got home I decided I wanted chocolate frosting instead of the buttercream that came on it, so I put my own chocolate frosting on it. Cops busted down my door and I was off to the slammer!!

    Seriously dude, if you bought it, it's YOURS! while there are some things that you can put on it that will land you in jail, a custom ROM ain't one of them. so go ahead put on a ROM, put on an old copy of Windows ME whatever makes you feel good.
     
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    Do not pass go do not collect $200.
     
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    Phone modding is not illegal, it's one of the few things that is considered 'open season' for hacking.
     
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO i need it to buy the Rail road!
    But ya it is sad that your coworker thinks rooting is illegal i bet hes just jealous of you epic froyoed Droid ;P
     
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    Void the warranty? Yes, if they catch you. Chance of that happening = slim to none. Returnable to original condition? Easily. Illegal? roflmao :rofl3:
     
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    womp womp womp
     
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    It isn't, and they can't "catch you" when there's nothing to catch.

    None to none. Rooting your phone doesn't void the warranty. The warranty is on the hardware, not the software. Read the VZW agreement.

    Quite right :)

    E
     
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