The Library of Congress has seen fit to specifically exempt rooting and jailbreaking (for the iPhone) from the DMCA. This means that it is now 100 percent legal to root to your heart's content without fear of legal action taken against you. Check out the exact wording:
This does not mean that HTC, Motorola, and other manufactures can't (or won't) continue to try to keep their devices locked down; it just means they can't sic the lawyers on you if you do choose to root.
So, why not head into the Android Central forums and get your hack on? Check out the full legal wording after the break. [Copyright.gov via Engadget, NPR]
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So... Is there still that pesky problem of voiding your warranty by rooting?
It still voids your warranty however, right? That is my reason for not rooting, well that and being an android newbie.
That's all well and good, but how does this affect warranties? If it's in the wall of text quote I didn't read it and somebody could be kind enough to dig it out.
hell yes !!!
HTC Android 2.2 Froyo Available Now
Can we believe it? I never heard of this web site? where are their sources?
That's linkbait spam.
Thats very old news the inc should get the update in aug so says Verizon evo looks like dec but who cares just root it and use Froyo now. sure its not 100% yet but the nightly build is very good and stable
I dont talking about news or old new guy! if you read it the spam* article state that HTC Desire will get the update first than DInc original new on twitter (VZW REP) so
only voids your warranty if you are very stupid and tell them. Sprint atat Verizon T mobile workers are pretty much clueless
However, there is no requirement that the warranty remain intact after you root. That is something we will have to press the FTC for.
There is no reason that software or operating systems should automatically invalidate your warranty.
Would you buy a computer if the warranty expired the instant you loaded OpenOffice.org instead of Microsoft Word? If hard drive fails and they found traces of Ubuntu on it are you SOL?
There's no reason for them to keep it under warranty. Look, i root my phones too. But warranty is for problems that are the manufacturer's fault. The minute you root your phone, you have altered the original shipped software, therefore the liability should lie within you since you made the decision to make unsupported software changes. It's pretty logical if you ask me. I don't expect them to fix my mistakes if i screw up my phone, although it would be nice, don't get me wrong.
If you put new components in your car, your dealer isn't going to cover the repairs if there are problems.
Then there needs to be separate hardware and software warranties if there aren't these distinctions already.
If I root my phone and brick it and they want to charge me to flash it back to factory, fine, my fault, you're right.
If I pull it out of my holster and drop it down the stairs, and it stops working, then it shouldn't matter if I hacked it to run iPhone4 OS and replaced every sound with swear words-- I still would expect them to fix the PHYSICAL device.
Item three seems to allow for removal of carrier locks on phones, so you can move your iphone or captivate to another network.
I don't believe this is new, but there it is none the less.
Just restore the factory image before bringing the phone back to the carrier. Unless of course the phone does not work and then hopefully they will not be able to get to a point that shows it is rooted.
"We want to be free! We want to be free to root! We want to be free to root without being hassled by the man. And we wanna get loaded!"
- Peter Fonda "The Wild Angels" (paraphrased...)
Yeah we want to be free APR debt! as well
New here and I know this is the wrog thread for this question. But does the "UNREVOKED" method truly unlock the EVO 4G....thanks
NEVER IN MY LIFE HAVE I HEARD WARANTYS UNDER THE MANUFACTURER COVER PHISICAL DAMAGE WILL NEVER HAPPEN EVEN IF ITS A "AXIDENT" LOL ANYWAYS it is pretty simple the're saying its ok to go and do something they dont want us to do, of course with concequences to follow(root) because they gave up and DGAF and want us to think everything is cool, but they are gona be all like dont come crying to me wen you have a brick for a phone haha sucker i said you could do it just never said ill cover your f. ups jajaj and buy another one from them because you dint use their product as they intended it ;).....i want to root my droid, dont get me wrong, but i have ->
*patience for FROYO*
if u root and get a problem just flash back to stock. easy as that. reps never know and your good. so root your android! its legal now!
There's a great article on this supporting rooting and jailbreaking at Circle 6. http://circlesixmagazine.com/?p=2080
I agree though. No need to worry about rooting!
I agree though. No need to worry about rooting!