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[Q] Is US Cellular s5 rootable and void warranty?

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6th July 2014, 03:28 AM   |  #1  
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I may be getting a US Cellular S5, Will I be able to root it and will it void any warranty?
6th July 2014, 06:36 PM   |  #2  
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I may be getting a US Cellular S5, Will I be able to root it and will it void any warranty?

1. Try Google for possible exploits for rooting like here https://www.google.nl/search?q=US+Ce...la:nl:official.
2. Yes, rooting may void warranty unless you live in Europe.
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6th July 2014, 07:12 PM   |  #3  
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I may be getting a US Cellular S5, Will I be able to root it and will it void any warranty?


It probably won't affect your warranty but you should search this forum and ask the carrier to have better assurance of that. Certainly Samsung will try to tell you that rooting will void a warranty. But when you buy a phone through a carrier, you do not normally deal directly with Samsung for warranty issues. Which is good because many carriers don't care about rooting or the Knox flag, while Samsung does.

For example, many people and at least one TMB CSR have posted that rooting is basically a non-issue with respect to warranty claims handled by TMB. I only know one person who made a claim with USC and he didn't have a problem either. But one datum is not enough to characterize USC's behaviour. You should ask around to find out how they generally address this question.

And if your phone is still functional at the time of a claim, you should unroot it just for prudence.

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