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Does the developer mode void the warranty? [answered]

asked 2014-01-30 15:08:05 +0300

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updated 2014-01-30 16:08:27 +0300

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Hello, is my warranty terminated if I enable the developer mode?


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Enabling the developer mode itself does not terminate warranty but changing some specific settings while using developer mode might cause that to happen. Someone who knows more could perhaps help better.

TimTTK ( 2014-01-30 15:47:18 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-30 15:41:48 +0300

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From: http://jolla.com/guide/ "A word of warning though: it is possible to damage your device and some modifications could void the warranty. By accepting the terms you agree that you understand the risks and changes to warranty. "

i.e. developer mode will not void the warranty, but doing stuff while in developer mode _may_ void the warranty.

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Confirming this. Just know what you do with the dev mode, or use safe commands you really trust on, to keep the warranty valid. The responsibility is on you (if you brick the phone, you may keep the pieces).

simo ( 2014-01-30 15:49:21 +0300 )edit

Would be cool to understand what can change the warranty then :/

Artem ( 2014-01-30 16:29:57 +0300 )edit

overclocking might be risky business if you play too hard

rsainio ( 2014-01-30 16:35:23 +0300 )edit

@Artem any list would be impossible, but e.g. commands boosting the hardware over their limits, or commands leading the system beyond user handled recovery (leaving flashing at Jolla/reseller, paid by user, the only option)

simo ( 2014-01-30 16:36:43 +0300 )edit

You might find this relevant as well: http://fsfe.org/freesoftware/legal/flashingdevices.en.html

hook ( 2014-11-15 13:06:18 +0300 )edit

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