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Join Date: Aug 2008
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Originally Posted by jco23
Folks worry too much. Vzw can't and won't do anything to you. The issue is with Motorola, as root voids their warranty. And Motorola already knows if your phone has root by simply pinging it. I had this done first hand last year in my RAZR m.
Think of it this way: rooting is like modding your car. Sure, it may void the warranty that has either expired or is about to, but the parent company won't seize your car, and its still street legal.
BTW, I granted access just to see what would happen. And guess what, nothing.
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You could look at it as Motorola is responsible for warranty, after all the Moto Maker and Dev Editions are purchased directly from Moto, not Verizon... but what about those who have a "pre-moto maker" X from Verizon, or a Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, LG G2, HTC One, etc.. all the Non-Moto Verizon devices? They are purchased from Verizon, and Verizon handles the warranty. So as I posted earlier, VZW could certainly use this information to flag your account that your device warranty is voided should you call in for support.
The other thing to consider is, unlike modifying a car and it still being street legal on PUBLIC roads, VZW and THEIR network has Terms of Service that you signed as part of your contract. There are/were statements in there about modifying a phone's stock software not being allowed.
So it is a valid concern that Verizon may either flag your account as device warranty voided, and/or no longer compliant with their TOS. And while Verizon might not be concerned with your Moto Warranty if you root, Moto's warranty does have language that implies your warranty will be voided if you root.
That being said, will Verizon actually take any action or do anything with this knowledge? I have no clue.
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