(05-Jan-2013 06:50 PM)lindbergh Wrote: I wonder why rooting is considered illegal when you already bought the phone in the first place. The phone is yours and you can do anything with it right? You could give it to a friend or you could throw it into the ocean. Then here comes rooting and they say that it's illegal. Why?
The reason is that rooting allows the user to protected areas that potentially can make the phone unusable. This means that the manufacturer is having to repair something that they shouldn't have to, therefore to them it negates your warranty. Its not illegal as such.