1. fullscore21's Avatar
    I'm going to sell my phone, but I don't know if it would be more likely to sell if it's rooted, or if it would be LESS likely to sell if it's rooted.

    Would you see rooting as a bad thing if you were buying a phone? Or would you see that as a nice bonus?
    07-20-2016 04:18 PM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    Absolutely less likely to purchase it. I want stock firmware, bootloader locked, factory reset, fully free and clear devices.
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    07-20-2016 04:24 PM
  3. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Less likely. Rooting is an exploit, and I want to be the one to do it.

    To modify your question, I tend to now look at phones where the OEM supports unlocking the bootloader. That alone can be half the battle in attaining root.
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    07-20-2016 04:32 PM
  4. belodion's Avatar
    Less. Without for one moment doubting your own abilities, we see many instances in the forums of users who have got into a pickle through rooting, and who come to us to help them get out of it if it's at all possible. If the buyer knew that the seller was a competent rooter, it might be different, but on the whole that cannot be known and a rooted phone for me would be offputting.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    07-20-2016 05:29 PM
  5. doa70's Avatar
    Less. As in never. So far I have zero interest in rooting, and if I were interested I certainly wouldn't trust a phone that someone else had done so with.
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    07-20-2016 07:32 PM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    Absolutely less likely to purchase it. I want stock firmware, bootloader locked, factory reset, fully free and clear devices.
    This. I wouldn't trust a rooted phone that could have been tampered with before selling.
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    07-20-2016 07:39 PM
  7. TJA3500's Avatar
    I would not purchase a rooted phone. I have had many rooted phones but ive rooted them myself.
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    07-20-2016 07:46 PM
  8. kramer5150's Avatar
    I would rather root it myself so I know exactly whats been done to it (if thats what your'e asking). So no I would not buy one... Even if it were given to me, I would politely refuse.
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    07-21-2016 01:02 AM
  9. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Nah.

    As much as I like rooting, I'd rather buy a phone that hasn't had its core system software and security tampered with.

    If I want a rooted phone, I'd do it myself. I don't want a phone that has already been rooted, especially if I plan on using it as my daily driver, mainly due to security.

    Axon 7!!
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    07-21-2016 01:07 AM
  10. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I would not even consider buying a phone that has been rooted.

    If I want to root it, I'll do it myself. I would only have myself to blame if I broke something, but I wouldn't take a chance on buying something that the previous owner could have broken.
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    07-21-2016 01:52 AM
  11. Aquila's Avatar
    These answers seem pretty consistent.
    07-21-2016 06:27 AM
  12. rocknrollover's Avatar
    Ya no way,🌆

    Posted via the Android Central App on my ZTE Zmax 2
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    07-21-2016 07:50 AM
  13. fullscore21's Avatar
    These answers seem pretty consistent.
    Yep. Thanks for all the answers, guys. I definitely won't be selling a rooted phone anymore.
    07-21-2016 08:34 PM
  14. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Yep. Thanks for all the answers, guys. I definitely won't be selling a rooted phone anymore.
    It's never a good idea to sell a rooted device, especially due to compromised security framework caused by the rooting process.

    It's typically best to do a full factory reset, and then reflashing the stock recovery and unrooting the device before relocking the bootloader before it goes on sale on a site like Swappa.

    Most phone users don't care about root, so it makes logical sense to go through the hoops of unrooting and relocking a device to its full original state before it goes on to a new owner. Gives them extra peace-of-mind.
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    07-22-2016 12:01 AM

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