Rooting and warrenty

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    So im rooting my droid, and it says if i do this, ittl void my warrenty.

    Can i still get one for $50 if this breaks if i void the warrenty?

    If not, do they have any way of knowing , or could i accidentally run my car over it, and pay the $50 deductable.
     
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    If you tried to return it still rooted, yes they would know and not give you a refund/replacement. It does void the warranty. That said, there are several different walkthroughs available here, and the root experts (I personally am not rooted) always say it's pretty easy to return your phone to stock, and not leave any real traces of being rooted should you need to.

    And careful, the mods don't like talk of fraud, even in jest. ;)
     
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    Fraud? I would never. Thats like pirating music.

    But okay, thats good to know. Thank you!
     
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    In rooted form .... yes it voids your warranty.

    The directions to unroot your phone and return to stock (which unvoids your warranty because they can't tell) should cause no problem to follow if you were successfully able to root your phone in the first place.
     
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    I had my phone rooted and brought it to the Verizon dealer where it was purchased and got a new phone. The original one had a bad speaker. The call signal would keep breaking up during conversations. The tech made a phone call on it ant tested it out and said he would replace it, and he did. He also checked it out quite thouroughly and I'm sure he knew that it was rooted. I didn't do anything else to it though. No Rom flashing or anything like that. I don't believe rooting breaks the waranty as long as the OS is still the same. At least in my case it didn't.
     
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    The tech probably had no clue at all it was rooted - he not even be familiar with that term.

    I would assume 99 times out of a 100 (at least) you can return a broken phone that happened to be rooted and you will never here anything about it ... ever.

    We are so in the minority that we don't show up on their radar. :D
     
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    Still, with the fact that it does technically void your warranty, and the fact that the unrooting walk throughs are available and fairly easy (so I'm told), why would anyone ever even risk it by taking in/returning their phone with it still rooted? All it takes is that 1 time out of 100 and you're SOL.
     
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    I'm not arguing that point. I agree with you. Might as well unroot it - you never know if somewhere down the line (like when it gets to Moto) someone says "hey, this phone is rooted - reject this return and send it back to Verizon and have them bill the customer". Though I doubt that would have much chance of happening.

    Often when a phone fails, it fails - as in there is no way to unroot it because it won't turn on or whatever.
     
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