Rooting the OnePlus 2 won't void your warranty, but be careful what you do after!

Rooting the OnePlus 2 won't void your warranty, but be careful what you do after!
The devoted rootheads among you will be especially relieved to learn that OnePlus has decided to continue the tradition of supporting smartphones with unlocked bootloaders under warranty.

While other manufacturers still treat unlocking the bootloader as Unleashing The Gates Of Doom upon their smartphones and refuse to provide warranty work on "jailbroken" devices, OnePlus' service center will actually take the unlocked OPO or OP2, and examine whether the issues are directly related to post-unlocking procedures, such as rooting and installing custom ROMs. Better not tell the folks at OnePlus about the 19+ Xposed modules you installed yesterday, then! Heck, they will find out anyway...

Still, if the O+ service center determines that the problems are related to unlocking the bootloader, your warranty may be deemed void. Which sucks, but at least the company is giving power user a chance, rather than forcibly discouraging them from exploring the OnePlus 2's full technical potential.

Hopefully, more device makers will adopt the same stance on the issue, as it makes much more sense than simply axing your warranty because you dared desecrate your smartphone's precious bootloader.

Source: OnePlus via The Android Soul

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5 Comments

1. T-Dizzle

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

This is part of what makes OnePlus relevant.

2. Bjray

Posts: 199; Member since: May 29, 2014

It'll be pretty cool also if they offered a "power user / modder" warranty like Intel does. So even if it's completely your fault due to modding they could at least fully reflash the device (down to the nand level) or anything software related (pretty hard to replace a burnt CPU on a SoC...). Heck even Google should offering as such for the Nexus series.

3. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Look like my next phone with be OnePlus.

4. souvikroy1111

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

Can't say about USA, but in India Samsung, LG and others will happipy take your rooted, customised android. They simply dont care.

5. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

In my country rooting doesn't void warranty thank god. Unless rooting/custom romming is the direct cause of the malfunction. But if for instance the hardware is faulty, they can't void warranty if it's rooted.

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