Could Apple mark your warranty void if they see it's jailbroken?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mrat93, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. mrat93 macrumors 65816


    Dec 30, 2006
    My iPhone 4 is jailbroken, and the USB cable that came withit is starting to stop charging, then resume charging randomly. I tried the cable with other iPhones and the same issue occurs. Other cables do not have the same effect.

    If I bring it to the Apple store, and they want to look at my iPhone for some reason when I try to get a replacement for the USB cable, will they mark my warranty void on the spot?
  2. iUser4Lyfe macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2009
    Just bring the cable. Have them test it it one of their phones
  3. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68000


    Mar 15, 2009
    Read the warranty and see.
  4. chembox macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2010
    Jailbreaking does void your warranty.

    Just restore your iPhone from a new iPhone (do not restore from backup) and take it to an Apple Store that day.
  5. cfernandes macrumors regular


    Jul 6, 2010
    Borrow a USB cable, restore iPhone 4, bring to apple store. /thread
  6. RRmalvado macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2010
    Just take the individual cable into the store. Have them try charging their own iPhones or iPods.
  7. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    Besides the other suggestions, iPhone USB cables are a buck each on eBay. I bought three so I won't be caught without one. :)
  8. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    this! as long as you are a nice person they will not even ask you for it as long as they can see that you bought it and appears in their system, so make sure you have it registered... If you are really paranoid you could poof the apps and stuff and then "carefully" by ssh bring them up all back from their hidden place as a nice trick. If they ask to see your phone they will tell you to update it to the last update and see if it helps and then bring it back so if you have your blobs you can update the phone to original latest version then bring it back home and downgrade and jailbreak it after you get your new charger....
  9. JD914 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2007
    Dutchess County NY
    I personally would be embarrassed and feel like a fool if i were to bring a USB cable back to the Apple store to see if it's defective. Just buy a new one and be done with it.
  10. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    So a couple of weeks ago I had an appointment to take my iPod shuffle to the genius bar because the headphones stopped working. Several months back I accidentally dropped my iPod Shuffle into a glass of water and it stayed their over night, so the water sensor is now red.

    So when I went in for my appointment, I was expecting to be denied service, but he never once looked at the sensor. I said the right ear piece stopped working, so he tested it, determined it was bad, and gave me a new pair.

    either I was lucky or unless it has anything to do with the actual phone, they just might not care.
  11. IrishVixen macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2010
    Agreed. My time is worth way more than this--can't imagine going through the hassle of an Apple Store visit just to exchange a USB cable. Especially since you know it's the cable at issue and not the phone itself.

    But if you're set on it, as others said, take just the cable in.
  12. kiantech macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2007
    I brought in a jailbroken phone once and hid all the apps in a folder such that the cydia icon didnt appear unless you opened the folder, no problems :D
  13. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
    By now, i have so many of these laying around that the new ones in the iPhone box never even get taken out or unwrapped. A friend bought my 3GS for his daughter and the USB cable was still wrapped in plastic in the box.

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