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    Default VZW charges for rooted

    We all know rooting our phones voids the warrenty but even if your phone breaks like the power button VZW will still charge you full price if you return a rooted phone

    http://www.droid-life.com/2011/06/16...nes-if-rooted/
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    I guess this makes since I thought if ur rooted, and something breaks whether rooting caused it or not ur better off "looking" your phone (in all honesty I've never needed to do that but I have had a friend or two do it and I don't blame em). On the other hand, they want us to pay full retail price for sending it in like that, ok, but what would they say if I didnt feel like paying my bill for a phone with a faulty software update that they sent me. My phone reboots and I don't think I should be paying they same as someones who doesn't. Makes since to me.
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    I am not sure why this would be a surprise. Rooting voids the warranty. Period. If you need to send a rooted phone back for repair, you either need to return it to stock first or make sure it does not start at all. And to be clear, I am not promoting falsifying the reason for returning units...To be quite honest, it is these fraudulent acts that drive the price of the insurance and the devices themselves up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsk2mc View Post
    We all know rooting our phones voids the warrenty but even if your phone breaks like the power button VZW will still charge you full price if you return a rooted phone

    Verizon Begins Charging Full Price of Warranty Phones if Rooted? - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog
    They should charge even if you have a broken power button or other "under warranty item" because, guess what, you did something to void your warranty that covers those things so too bad for those that that happens to.
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    Just unroot your phone and bring it in.
    Otherwise don't get insurance.
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    Figured it was like that anyway. Worth it then, worth it now.

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    I have sent two rooted devices back and no issue. As long as the phone boots and isn't bricked your good.
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    doesn't this violate MM? i mean, if your phone bricks and it's rooted, of course, i would not expect verizon to warranty it, but if the power button or volume rocker goes out due to a mechanical defect, i don;t see how they could say the root caused that.
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    This is not new news , just starting to crack down on it.
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    I'm not disagreeing about the rooted part however I've sent two Droid incredibles back because of faulty hardware , I didn't break it it just stopped working . I think if HTC says ok to unlocked bootloaders that should overide vzw . If I broke my phone due to rooting then its my fault but bad hardware isn't
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    If its a hardware issue that can be replaced cheap and easy take it somewhere or do it yourself
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    Sprint doesn't charge for a rooted phone. They don't care at all. It's a Verizon thing apparently...

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