Does Jailbreaking Void INSURANCE ? WORST Case Scenario Answers please

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by FXT 1, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. FXT 1 macrumors 6502

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    Hi

    I was wondering whether if I jailbroke my iPhone, would my insurance still cover me?

    I have a Carphone Warehouse insurance policy here in the UK, and they commonly, sorry ALWAYS, (well at least when I have had a problem,) send it to Apple for repair (they usually fly it off somewhere far away for repair)

    Anyhow:

    I know it voids the warranty, that I have gathered so far.

    However, answer as though a Restore, reset or Erase is not an option. Worst case scenario is I drop my iPhone and no connection, input or response is possible and nothing can be sent or received from the device.

    Thanks
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    If you dropped your phone so that the information could not be recovered, I assume that they would just replace it given that they cannot get the info off of it. Without reading the terms of your insurance I do not know. Worst case is you have to pay for the replacement.
     
  3. madog macrumors 65816

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    It depends on that company's policy. If they know about it, then I would say yes, it would void it (since it would save them money in the long run).

    However, while bricking your phone is the worst case scenario that can come out of jailbreaking, what's more likely to happen is simply having to restore the software.

    The chance for bricking becomes greater when you start attempting an unlock.
     
  4. FXT 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I believe Apple perform all sorts of tests etc (i.e. software, system etc) when they receive the phones into repair. So I was just thinking, just because I cannot get anything out of the device at home, doesn't mean they can't...
     
  5. FXT 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, I got my answer.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3743

    QUOTE APPLE:

    "Apple strongly cautions against installing any software that hacks the iPhone OS. It is also important to note that unauthorized modification of the iPhone OS is a violation of the iPhone end-user license agreement and because of this, Apple may deny service for an iPhone or iPod touch that has installed any unauthorized software. "

    But where would this leave the Carphone warehouse on their insurance policy?
    Would THEY now have to cough up?
     
  6. optophobia macrumors 6502a

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    If your insurance covers loss, then if it broke and you happened to lose it somewhere, you would still be covered.
     
  7. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I'm positive it's covered in your warranty. I'm sure for most phones they don't cover things that have been modified.
     

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