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  1. xturbodragon
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    1. Can I buy the droid with the 2yr contract use it for a couple of months and then stop using it and not have to pay and then use it and pay when i need it?

    2. Does rooting the droid cancel the warranty?

    3. What's the % of bricking by rooting/unrooting and is it easier than hacking a psp?

    4. If rooting cancels the warranty can I unroot and get rid of all traces?

    5. Will iphone work on vzw?
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    1. no
    2. yes
    3. .001( i really dont know)
    4. yes
    5. no
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    1. Yes. However you still need to have that account active, so if you swap out the droid with say an envy, with its $10 data package, you will be fine and no problems. There must be a phone active on the account at all times though.
    2. Yes.
    3. Not sure sorry.
    4. I don't believe you can remove all traces of a root.
    5. No.
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    1) No, that's why it's called a contract

    2) Yes, read the stickys

    3) I dont know anyone yet who's ruined a phone. So far everything can be fixed

    4) Yes, read the stickys

    5) No, they're two different cellular network technologies.

    Welcome to the forum.
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    Nice :) Quick replies.

    EDIT: also can you root on Android 2.1

    and should i get ps3 or droid
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    1) no
    2)Yes
    3)it is very hard you almosy have to try to do it.
    4)I agree with the guy who said i don't think you can get rid of all traces.
    5) yes iv seen it done (how you do it is besides me I personally am done with apple after i had my whole ipod touch issue) all i can tell you is need a thing called something like a silver card an you have to open the iphone.
    6)Idk that i hear people saying you cant.
    7)Ps3 or Droid.....dude thats more of what fits your lifestyle are you a gamer where you have time to sit at home (ps3 OR xbox360 thats what i got :p ) or are you always on the go (get El Droid-O)
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    hehe -_- im at school till 3 dont get home till ~6:30pm and i have time at home and my 1232143298749827 friends have ps3(one of em is like a 7th prestige -_- in 3 weeks) but then theres the girls that i wanna text and my other friends
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    The only place where there is a trace of rooting is on the SD card. You can mount the Droid and just trash those.

    If someone knows something different then tell me, because I sure don't know where else you would see it.
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    That is my undrstanding of it as well just delete the sd card and any other root apps like terminal emulator and set cpu.. there is also a nandroid backup that will put you back to stock check out matthew thread for this.. just remeber to delete the sd card
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    PS3 or Droid? Wow that's the first time I have ever seen that dilemna. Plain and simple PS3 if for games, alot of GREAT game, GoW III WOOT! But if you get a PS3 you won't have to worry about texting girls because you will always be playing PS3. The other is just get both. PS3 for $299 and a Droid from Wirefly for $49.95. This way you can do EVERYTHING and maybe even time travel too!
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    There's a bit of misinformation on this thread. NO, you cannot use your contract and pay as you want, it's a contract, so you're obligated to pay whether or not you use your service. YES, it is possible to remove all traces of rooting. You simply restore to stock, and reformat your SD card.