Sunday, March 4, 2012

Does Jailbreaking Void my iPhone Warranty? Maybe.

Jailbreaking voids the warranty, but if you use iTunes and restore to original factory settings, the Geniuses at Apple may not know (or look hard enough to find out).

Source and thanks: Jailbreak iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Apple TV:

"Yes and no. Yes, because if you go to the Apple store and show your jailbroken iPhone to an Apple employee, you will be told that you can’t receive customer support because you voided your warranty the minute you jailbroke. Apple of course acknowledges the US government’s DMCA exception ruling that makes jailbreak legal, but that doesn’t mean that Apple has to allow jailbreak in its customer agreement.

From Apple’s support article on jailbreaking:

“Apple strongly cautions against installing any software that hacks the iOS. It is also important to note that unauthorized modification of the iOS is a violation of the iPhone end-user license agreement and because of this, Apple may deny service for an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that has installed any unauthorized software.”
If you really have to take your iOS device to an Apple store, you can always restore it to its factory settings in iTunes. This will bring your iOS device back to the way it was when you first bought it, and Apple will have no way of telling that you ever jailbroke.
Many people have taken previously jailbroken devices to Apple several times before that were restored beforehand. Apple is usually not able to tell will provide full and normal customer support."
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4 comments:

  1. hi..Im college student, thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Yes definitely. Jailbreaking an iPhone will void your warranty. So consider your decision again before jailbreaking the device. You can jailbreak your device only if it is for a desperate need. If you are thinking to jailbreak for unlocking the device from network restriction, It is not needed. You can try any permanent unlocking method which doesn't require a jailbreak. For example, remote unlocking service is available at Mobile-Unlocker.com this method of unlocking does not require a jailbreak.

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