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Default [Q] If I Root Only? Do I lose warranty?

Hello, I have a Moto G for like the past 4 months and wanted to ask

If I ROOT Only would I lose my warranty?

Could I go back? or anything like before?

I simply want to ROOT it but do NOT want to add Roms or custom things.


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You need to unlock your phone's bootloader before rooting, so you will lose your warranty.

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You need to unlock your phone's bootloader before rooting, so you will lose your warranty.

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Can't the stock firmware image be modified to include the 'su' binary and the SuperSU app, and then be flashed through fastboot? (Or whatever the "normal" way is)

I don't really know if its possible, but seems logical

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@op no way to retain warranty after unlocking BL atm.

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Can't the stock firmware image be modified to include the 'su' binary and the SuperSU app, and then be flashed through fastboot? (Or whatever the "normal" way is)

I don't really know if its possible, but seems logical
For any sort of modification to work, bl needs to unlocked afaik. So not possible :b

 
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@op no way to retain warranty after unlocking BL atm.



For any sort of modification to work, bl needs to unlocked afaik. So not possible :b
I think you didn't get my point.
I meant "modifying" the stock firmware image which is available here on XDA somewhere (I think) to include the "su" binary and SuperSU app, and then flashing that through fastboot (or whatever method).
Flashing the stock firmware doesn't need unlocked BL, AFAIK.

Oops! Looks like it does
Guess I'll have to unlock the BL ultimately :/

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Can't the stock firmware image be modified to include the 'su' binary and the SuperSU app, and then be flashed through fastboot? (Or whatever the "normal" way is)

I don't really know if its possible, but seems logical
Firmware images are signed, and if you modify them, they'd need to be resigned. Motorola's signature isn't able to be duplicated yet.

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Anyway, just requesting the key from Motorola, voids the warranty.

If you are in the eu you should still have a warranty no matter what moto say but I don't know if anyone had tested it.

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