Unroot for warranty return

Discussion in 'Thunderbolt Hacks' started by jeremywood30, Apr 18, 2011.

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  1. jeremywood30
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    I have not rooted my phone. Is it a guarantee to unroot and Verizon won't see anything? I don't want to spend all that time hacking my phone, to find out Verizon knows. Is it a sure fire thing when you unroot?
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    If you flash back via the current RUU file then there would be no "proof, or evidence" that the phone was rooted

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    Besides the clockworkmod folder, or to backup folder or others.......

    sent from a sweet paper weight.
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    The files are on the SD card which will not be anything checked for a warranty replacement. I've taken rooted phones to Verizon for warranty and although they are getting strict with warranties as long as its unrooted back to stock there will not be an issue.

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    Format the sd and no evidence
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    Why would you give them your SD?
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    32 g came with the Thunderbolt...they may require you return it...Or at least look around the phone before exchanging it.....
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    My point exactly I have replaced 4 phones in the past and never replaced the memory card 32g or 16g doesn't matter they will hand it to you not require it with the phone.

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    I had always assumed the sd card was yours, included with the price of the phone. They dont insure the sd card, ya know?

    Back on topic please!
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    I was simply answering the OP's question could they tell...If your card is in it and you haven't wiped it yes they could. The last phone I got warrentied I had to take it to a center and have it looked at before they would send another. Will they make you give back the card...I do not know and wouldn't think so...but they could if they give a new one with the replacement phone...My answer was just to say if he is concerned about it clear it and leave no evidence.
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    Ok, with this all said. What is the best link for rooting?
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    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=996616

    A lot of the issues you might have are all addressed in the thread its been locked so you won't be able to get support there but if you have an issue pm me and I will try to help. It will wipe everything so you might wanna save anything you wanna keep to your computer or SD card

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    My TB is now rooted, thank you to all.
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    I have returned several phones under warranty, many rooted, one even with bugless beast on it, and verizon has never complained. One time I had trouble returning a phone through the store for reasons not related to rooting, so I called verizon technical support and spoke to a supervisor. She informed me that the employees are not ever supposed to deny warranty replacements unless there is something like a cracked screen or obvious water damage and that it drives technical support crazy when the stores do it. She informed me off the record that verizon just sbf's the phones without even booting the os in order to avoid irritating customers and to save payroll. They discourage rooting in everyway possible, but even if you do root they still want you as a customer because they are still making money off of you.

    If you ever are given trouble for rooting, just threaten to cancel your contract and they will change their tone.
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    so my phone wont turn on. CWR or HBOOT. and based off my understanding, because my phone can't power up they wont be able to read it and deny my warranty?
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