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#16 nekkidtruth

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 00:28

I won't be rooting my s2 until its at least a year old. Like to keep my warranty while the phone is still valuable!!

I just hope samsung doesn't ruin ics too much. Googles done a fantastic job with the ui.


Rooting only voids the warranty if you take it in rooted. Most people just flash the stock ROM/firmware back before returning it. In fact, most providers require you to at least try a "repair" or "restore" on the phone before sending it in. Which would remove any rooting or custom ROMs.


#17 OP Hardcore Til I Die

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 07:33

Rooting only voids the warranty if you take it in rooted. Most people just flash the stock ROM/firmware back before returning it. In fact, most providers require you to at least try a "repair" or "restore" on the phone before sending it in. Which would remove any rooting or custom ROMs.


I read that flashing a non-official rom increases the "flash counter" which is how they can tell custom software has been installed. Apparently you need a "USB jig" to lower it again?

#18 nekkidtruth

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 07:49

I read that flashing a non-official rom increases the "flash counter" which is how they can tell custom software has been installed. Apparently you need a "USB jig" to lower it again?


Depends on the phone. Even then, there are tools that bypass that as well ;)

#19 AJerman

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 17:32

I read that flashing a non-official rom increases the "flash counter" which is how they can tell custom software has been installed. Apparently you need a "USB jig" to lower it again?

Reflashing the bootloaders would reset it I believe.

#20 DeathsyctheHe11

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 03:53

Well, if you look at this video, ICS seems butchered by the touchwiz....

#21 +techbeck

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 04:04

I won't be rooting my s2 until its at least a year old. Like to keep my warranty while the phone is still valuable!!


Unrooting is just as easy as rooting. So no worries about the warranty. I had the Spring SGSII version for a few days before I returned it and went Verizon. I had it rooted and unrooted before I took it back to Sprint.



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