Jailbreaking Void Warranty? Just Restore, Right..?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Sean4123, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Sean4123 macrumors 6502

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    I keep seeing all these people saying that they are worried that if they jailbreak their device, their warranty is void. Although that may be true, what is to stop anyone from just restoring their iPhone if they run into any issues that warrant a repair?

    Is there something i'm missing here? I've had my iPhone 3G replaced after it went black. I was still able to restore it, and they had no idea of the jailbreak. What is everyone afraid of?
     
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  5. Sean4123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thats exactly what I thought. I can't believe so many people are worried about this crap. It's like they think Apple is monitoring every single phone, and putting a check mark next to peoples names when they visit jailbreakme.com
     
  6. Lifesuxsbad macrumors regular

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    Bull

    Yeah it's all a scare tactic. Back when my daughter got a 3G iPhone it was jailbroken and the home button started messing up so I had to send it back to apple since it was only a month old. I just restored it and sent it in and they replaced it with no questions asked.
     
  7. DJUK macrumors member

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    Apparently with iOS 4.1 they will! I don't remember where I saw this but supposedly AT&T, with this version, they will completely lock the phone if they found that it was unofficially unlocked
     
  8. vastoholic macrumors 68000

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    Well that would be impossible if the phone is unlocked and used on another carrier. How would AT&T lock a phone that is not under their service, much less even know about it.
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Thats nonsense.
     
  10. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    That was a rumor going around when 4.0 was just about to be released. There has been no evidence to support that rumor (that I have read about).
     
  11. Mademan12321 macrumors 6502

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    I've heard this story before for 2.0 and 3.0. I'd like to see how that is even possible if I switch over to t-mobile. Also what's to stop the jailbreak community from setting up a patch initially when you jailbreak to block transmission. I would think locking it out completely would be illegal to do on a legal service.
     
  12. maturola macrumors 68040

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    Make sure is a DFU restore and not backup restore and you will be fine.

    the only new feature for diagnostic included on 4.0 is a restore count, they can see how many times you have written to flash, high count may indicate jailbreaking, so they look closer to logs, if you did a DFU restore, those logs are gone, so just follow the instructions and you will be fine.
     
  13. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    There is an update to this story right in the article you posted:

    Just a rumor that the "source" has now retracted

    And as most of us know, carrier updates (so far) have had zero effect on jailbroken status
     
  14. saucy1360 macrumors regular

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    so, a DFU restore? then can i use a back up from before I jailbroke?
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes as long as it's prior to jb.
     
  16. DJUK macrumors member

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    Thanks I didn't see that
     
  17. fsck-y dingo macrumors 65816

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    I remember that. It was said to be from an Apple employee. The mysterious insider talked about how employees aren't going to upgrade to the iPhone 4 due to crazy Apple tactics of monitoring all phones, etc.

    This source said it was going to happen with 4.0 but as we know it didn't.


    Oops! I didn't see the link. That's what I was talking about. :)
     

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