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Can detect root when you call VZW?

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By Bwangster12, Senior Member on 27th May 2014, 03:30 PM
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6th June 2014, 06:37 AM |#21  
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I got a replacement a few weeks ago it came with stock kk i rooted then the stupid my verizon poped up with the modded msg i put my phone on airplane mode and flashed a rom do you think if hopefully not this phone craps out they would know i rooted? Obviously i would restore back to factory if i called or went into a store

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6th June 2014, 03:10 PM |#22  
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Do you have an old phone to activate and use while you wait?

I had a bad kernel flash and it wiped out my efs portion and kept rebooting my phone every 5 to 10 seconds. I couldn't restore efs backup or re root and sent it to LG for repair. I just activated my gnex while I waited...

It would have been a huge headache going through Vzw.

Originally Posted by Bwangster12

She definitely str8 up said "it looks like your phone has been rooted" after she did her "diagnostics" when calling *611. SO... the tool exists.

The problem I have with sending it to LG for fixing is that I have to pay for shipping it, wait a week or two without a phone while they fix it, etc. With VZW, I can restore to stock and then get a phone immediatley.

6th June 2014, 03:41 PM |#23  
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Originally Posted by 1Thess523

It's not an invasion of privacy. They are protecting themselves from all of the warranty fraud that happens when people who complain about their phones try to return them under warranty.

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It's absolutely an invasion of privacy. They can't violate your privacy to "protect themselves". That seems to be the problem with our government now, too.
6th June 2014, 05:20 PM |#24  
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Not interested in having a big argument about this, so I'm just gonna state the facts. You can do whatever you want with them.

Consider that there is nothing that becomes visible through this remote device check that could be used to identify you, personally. The unique ESN/MEID/Device ID is already in their billing system along with its usage and update history. All of this information is, in my opinion, much more unique than what is gained through the remote software.

Just because one has a sense of possession about something and desires that its information be kept to one's self doesn't mean it's defensible by privacy law. You might feel that this information *should* be private, but it is simply not defined as such by law. Complain about the ethics or morality if you wish, but it is not currently recognized as illegal.

From their Privacy Policy:
Information Collected When You Use Verizon Products and Services:
We collect information about your use of our products, services and sites. Information such as call records, websites visited, wireless location, application and feature usage, network traffic data, product and device-specific information, service options you choose, mobile and device numbers, video streaming and video packages and usage, movie rental and purchase data, FiOS TV viewership, and other similar information may be used for billing purposes, to deliver and maintain products and services, or to help you with service-related issues or questions. In addition, this information may be used for purposes such as providing you with information about product or service enhancements, determining your eligibility for new products and services, and marketing to you based on your use of your products and services. This information may also be used to manage and protect our networks, services and users from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; and help us improve our services, research and develop new products, and offer promotions and other services.

Full disclosure is not a guarantee of legality, but it is plainly stated. If you are well-versed in privacy law and have reason to believe that this privacy policy contains information not supported by that law, more power to ya.
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