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Re: forum rules regarding discussion of rooting.

Does this mean guideline 10 is now irrelevant 

 

http://community.o2.co.uk/t5/Welcome-News/Community-Guidelines/td-p/487846

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Re: forum rules regarding discussion of rooting.

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Re: forum rules regarding discussion of rooting.

Hi guys,

 

I'll have a chat with the rest of the team about this. As rooting can affect a device's warranty in most occasions, we cannot officially support it, or host any advice/instructions on how to do it. However, I fully understand that this device has a different setup, so we'll have a chat.

 

I'll come back later on Smiley Happy

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Re: forum rules regarding discussion of rooting.

Hi guys. Here is some info on how the phone is set up, as well as some info on how rooting discussion will not really change:

 

  • The X5 will have a locked bootloader like any other handset
  • Installing non-X5 software/updates (eg, a different ROM) will void the warranty like any other handset
  • CyanogenOS which comes pre-installed (instead of normal Android) has much more customisation, personalisation and control optionsbuilt-in. Some of these could be available to other Android users after rooting and modifying a device (which we still don’t allow discussion of), but they are available out-of-the-box with the X5 

I hope this clears things up!

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Re: forum rules regarding discussion of rooting.

Quick question - does anyone at O2 actually understand anything about Android, rooting, ROM porting and bootloaders?
I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

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Re: forum rules regarding discussion of rooting.

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Re: forum rules regarding discussion of rooting.

Hi @MI5,

 

What issues do you have with the info? I'll talk to the rest of the team about your concerns.

 

By the way, I'm not sure what is happening with this thread, but some older comments are at the end Smiley Frustrated

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Re: forum rules regarding discussion of rooting.

Toby, for example, this statement
"Installing non-X5 software/updates (eg, a different ROM) will void the warranty like any other handset"
CM is OS so anyone can download it onto their device - I can put it on my Note 4 for example, if I wish to, so how can it void my warranty on Note 4 but the same ROM be OK on the X-5?
Also "The X5 will have a locked bootloader like any other handset" what is the point of offering a full freedom, full customisation phone if you are going to lock the bootloader, and what exactly do O2 think this will protect them from?
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Re: forum rules regarding discussion of rooting.

Plus, locking the bootloader will only prevent the flashing of another OS.....9 times out of ten based on CM anyway so irrelevant. Is it rooted out the box? Because that's where the issues arise, giving advice on this product.. Is as good as giving advice for any other rooted android.

And FYI, the European courts ruled that rooting does NOT invalidate warranties under failure of faulty hardware components.



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Re: forum rules regarding discussion of rooting.


@viridis wrote:
Plus, locking the bootloader will only prevent the flashing of another OS.....9 times out of ten based on CM anyway so irrelevant. Is it rooted out the box? Because that's where the issues arise, giving advice on this product.. Is as good as giving advice for any other rooted android.

And FYI, the European courts ruled that rooting does NOT invalidate warranties under failure of faulty hardware components.

Hero

This just doesn't add up.

I agree with @MI5@ does anyone actually know anything about rooting @Anonymous?