[olug] [ot] not sure on the details

Kevin sharpestmarble at gmail.com
Wed Dec 8 16:08:53 UTC 2010

On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 09:59, Luke-Jr <luke at dashjr.org> wrote:

> On Monday, December 06, 2010 09:25:32 am Benjamin Watson wrote:
> > By rooting my phone and overclocking, I am now using the device above
> > and beyond its design and, as a result, can cause hardware damage.  I
> > can understand why these types of actions void a warranty.
> "Rooting" your phone and overclocking are two very different things.
> "Rooting"
> is, if not normal use, undeniably part of maintenance. Unless you use it to
> do
> damage, it cannot void a warranty.

I disagree. What about a program that either intentionally(and without
telling you) or accidentally overclocks the processor or tells the camera
flash to go to a too-high level or something similar? That is precisely why
the manufacturer designs their OS to not let you do those kinds of things.
By rooting, you are removing protections that were in place to prevent this
kind of thing.

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