Rooting after One Year Warranty

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    I searched all over the forums and nobody really talked about this, but thought I'd make a new thread with my question.

    I know rooting your phone voids the warranty (There are numerous posts about unrooting before turning in, but that is beside the point), but if you are past your One Year Warranty doesn't this negative go straight out the window? I know there are other negatives to rooting, but just wondered about this one item that never seems to get mentioned.
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    Well if you no longer have a warranty you can't void it right? ;)

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    That is exactly what I have been thinking... It just is never mentioned.
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    There is the extended warranty option.
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    I know it goes against VZ's contract. Haven't read any other providers' though.
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    What you are confusing is the term void, and expired. After one year your warranty does expire, you can still send the phone in for repairs, but even if it is a manufactures defect, you will be charged. When voiding the warranty however, you often forego any options for future repairs. I can't say for sure what each manufacturer's policy is on this, but it's very possible if you send a rooted phone in for repair, not only would it not be a free repair, but they may not repair the phone at all upon discovering the changes to the system.
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    However, it wouldn't be a free repair anyways and a d1 on swappa is sub $100, which could be cheaper than a moto repair.

    But I would suppose this would void the factory everything.

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    psssht it only voids the warranty if you break something that will make it impossible to sbf back to stock. I've had 3 different replacement D1's, all for port issues (headphones and usb) so its nothing to do w/ rooting/rom/overclocking. Each one of these was flashed back to stock before sending them back in.

    I say go ahead and root. There are so many options available once you are rooted, and it is REALLY difficult to permanently brick your phone. I've been brought back from a nice Moto paperweight a couple of times by the nice folks here.
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