December 21, 2012 at 12:41 AM #3409
We know that rooting is good since it allows Android devices to support a lot more apps. However, are there any negative effects of rooting an Android device?December 23, 2012 at 1:34 PM #12831
for one thing, if you mess up, you’ll void your phone’s warranty. at least that’s the deal in my case. and most of the people i have talked to about this.December 24, 2012 at 7:35 PM #12851
Voiding the warranty is very bad, because if something happens to your phone, your on your own.December 25, 2012 at 4:06 PM #12857
The only downside is losing the warranty, as @vida_llevares mentioned… but I read there are ways to virtually delete any signs of your device being rooted (I think this goes further than just unrooting) so that whatever company you bought it from doesn’t realize the device had been rooted.January 1, 2013 at 7:12 AM #12873
I like to have my device in pristine condition, also. But some people like to JailBreak Iphones and root Androids. I guess it’s nice to have a rooted android.January 1, 2013 at 1:06 PM #12880
In addition to what you have said, I have read that if you make a mistake in rooting your phone, there is a possibility that the phone would become “bricked” – meaning you would not be able to use the phone anymore because it would be permanently damaged.
I’m now a bit scared to root my phone.January 5, 2013 at 9:55 AM #12915
First of all it is illegal, and you will always void the warranty!January 5, 2013 at 4:50 PM #12921
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?January 5, 2013 at 6:47 PM #12931
I don’t suggest doing this because it negates the warranty and if anything happens you will be left in the dark!May 18, 2013 at 5:10 PM #13245
BazabazaParticipantlindbergh 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.May 25, 2013 at 3:45 PM #13344
Rooting is certainly not illegal. The only reason people think its illegal is because the manufacturer voids warranty. They have every right to do so and we have every right to root our phone. The only real risk of rooting a phone is that it may become bricked and rendered useless.October 30, 2013 at 4:37 AM #14805
babbbyyyyParticipantJeffdaChef wrote:First of all it is illegal, and you will always void the warranty!
rooting is not illegal and it wont void the warranty too… both rooting and jailbreaking was always considered legal to do..only unlocking was illegal once but Got a good response from the white house about legalizing cell phone unlocking. here is the source:
The recent ruling that effectively bans third-party unlocking has ruffled more than a few feathers, and the people have spoken with their electronic signatures—14,322 of them , to be exact. Now the petition to the White House, which asks that DMCA protection of phone unlockers be reconsidered, has finally received an official response, and it appears that it’s for the positive.
You can still get your phone unlocked from any third party vendors like Mobileunlocksolutions.com ..there is no issues on rooting,jailbreaking and unlocking…November 22, 2013 at 8:03 AM #15028
you’ll void your phone’s warranty.
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