Tmobile manual Froyo - Does it void warranty?
I recently did the froyo manual upgrade, and I am LOVING IT. This is the exact reason I got the N1...
My questions is, does doing the manual upgrade for a tmobile N1 void the warranty? I know you must uninstall the bootload to void the warranty... does what I did count as uninstalling the bootloader? I have never rooted or done anything to my phone, besides this.
- 05-24-2010, 11:03 PM #2
You and me both. Going over it and playing with the new features -- as well as trying to twist them around a bit is fun with a capital F.
You didn't unlock the bootloader by flashing the update.zip. If flashing "unauthorized" <--notice the quotes there -- software that was signed by Google voids your warranty or not, I have no clue. I would imagine HTC may not approve, but there's not much they can say since Google did send it out OTA to a few people.(•‿•)
- 05-24-2010, 11:13 PM #3
Now, having said that, I don't think either HTC or Google would turn you away if you sought warranty assistance with FRF50 installed. It was their mistake, but then again, no one forced you to install it.
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Apparently FRF50 was ONLY meant for press units and beta testers. (supposedly within Google only) They're finalizing the release version for the Nexus One, but nobody knows if its FRF50 or another version. This actually perfectly explains why the software was 'released' on a saturday, and why market issues persist for many users.
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- 05-27-2010, 11:51 AM #17
Droid800- I think the point is that if you did the FRF50 update, and then you get the official one... since you did not unlock the bootloader, there is no way Google or HTC will know anything was voided. I see what you mean about the technicality; however, functionally, as long as your phone does not wig out while on the FRF50 and you eventually have an official 2.2 OS, your 1 year warranty will be honored (assuming the bootload was not unlocked).
- 05-27-2010, 08:06 PM #19
Proof that these people are wrong who said it will
Any one who said it will void your warrenty is WRONG!
I asked google ""Will the people that did the manual update to Froyo still receive the OTA, and did it void the warrenty? Can I get a straight Answer?"
A Google Employee replied:
The answer is yes and no, respectively. When 2.2 (Froyo) is sent via OTA, everybody will get it, including those who have already manually updated to Froyo. No, your warranty is not voided by manually updating to Froyo. But we do recommend waiting for the OTA if you're still on 2.1 / Eclair.
PROOF LINK WILL COME AFTER MY 10 POSTS
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I just got off the phone with Google Support regarding a "No Service" issue. While he thought it was likely the SIMM card going bad, he was unable to help me directly as I was running Froyo and that made my phone "out of warranty". However, he hinted that once Froyo is released officially and I updated to that release, I would be back "in warranty". So, from that conversation, I took away that while Froyo does not VOID the warranty permanently, it does made the device unsupported in its current state.