[olug] [ot] not sure on the details

Steven Susbauer steven at too1337.com
Thu Dec 9 03:11:42 UTC 2010

On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 9:09 PM, Luke-Jr <luke at dashjr.org>
> An OS doesn't need to lock out the owner, in order to lock out applications.
> Obviously if you actively enable an application to damage the hardware, you
> are then liable (as in voiding your warranty) for the damage you enabled. But
> making a change that does *not* do damage, *cannot* void a warranty.
> IANAL ofc.

"Warranty void if removed" - You see it all the time on electronics.
Even if it doesn't damage anything your warranty is void if you remove
or break the sticker.

By the same token, most cell phone warranty documentation includes a
provision about unapproved software. This is why Apple can refuse to
take back a jailbroken iPhone, even if the issue is 100% hardware.

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