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Does unlocking your phone invalidate your warranty?

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Hi there, just wanting to know if anybody can help me, my son bought in Dec last year a mobile phone from phones4u, however he decided to get it unblocked from orange as he wanted to use it with 02. …
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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
Hi there, just wanting to know if anybody can help me, my son bought in Dec last year a mobile phone from phones4u, however he decided to get it unblocked from orange as he wanted to use it with 02. Now we have a problem with it not charging, however I am a bit worried that we have invalidated the one years warranty? -

Anybody got any ideas ?
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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
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#1
Welcome to HUKD HEPY :)

How did you unlock it?

Unlocking doesn't automatically invalidate a warranty, unless it caused a fault.
#2
it is not illigal to unblock a phone so wont affect warranty
#3
jamstaruk1972;6387819
it is not illigal to unblock a phone so wont affect warranty

It's illegal to unblock.
It isn't illegal to unlock.

HTH.

And usually if it wasn't manufacture unlocked the warranty will be void - Can't hurt to try though.
#4
t0mm
It's illegal to unblock.
It isn't illegal to unlock.

HTH.

And usually if it wasn't manufacture unlocked the warranty will be void - Can't hurt to try though.


srry meant unlock
#5
t0mm
It's illegal to unblock.
It isn't illegal to unlock.

HTH.

And usually if it wasn't manufacture unlocked the warranty will be void
- Can't hurt to try though.


They'll tell you that, but the law doesn't agree with them.
#6
thesaint;6387927
They'll tell you that, but the law doesn't agree with them.

Well your modifying their firmware to some extent - Hence the warranty is void..

So if my xbox gets RROD I can send it back to xbox with a flashed drive?
banned#7
its going to be fine. just take it back brah
#8
t0mm
Well your modifying their firmware to some extent - Hence the warranty is void..

So if my xbox gets RROD I can send it back to xbox with a flashed drive?


The law doesn't say that modifying your goods automatically voids a warranty(the same as with a "warranty void if removed" sticker).
If "they" say (and can prove)that by doing so you introduced a fault, then the warranty would be void.

It's all up to a judge at the end of the day. :)
#9
t0mm
Well your modifying their firmware to some extent - Hence the warranty is void..

So if my xbox gets RROD I can send it back to xbox with a flashed drive?


you could if you done it without opening it

you dont open the phone to unlock if you did and broke a seal that would invalidate your warranty
#10
jamstaruk1972;6388076
you could if you done it without opening it

you dont open the phone to unlock if you did and broke a seal that would invalidate your warranty

But my xbox doesn't look like it's been open.

Seal is still there.

The fact is you've modified the firmware.
If the network operator has given you a code to unlock it, or the manufacturer has unlocked it - The warranty is valid.
If you got it done at a stall it is invalid.

DCX is right.
#11
t0mm
But my xbox doesn't look like it's been open.

Seal is still there.

The fact is you've modified the firmware.
If the network operator has given you a code to unlock it, or the manufacturer has unlocked it - The warranty is valid.
If you got it done at a stall it is invalid.

DCX is right.


Care to find a link in law?
#12
thesaint;6388191
Care to find a link in law?

I don't do the work for lazy people.

Google is your answer.

However, I'm a hypocrite.

Care to link me to the fact that manufacturers words are useless?
#13
t0mm
I don't do the work for lazy people.

Google is your answer.

However, I'm a hypocrite.

Care to link me to the fact that manufacturers words are useless?


No.

Be a sheep.
banned#14
[SIZE="5"]HEPY, dont mind these geeks it will be fine. They are not even going to check that it was unlocked.[/SIZE]
#15
thesaint;6388494
No.

Be a sheep.

Exactly.
You can't always be right Mr. Saint.
TTFN :)
#16
bykergrove
[SIZE="5"]HEPY, dont mind these geeks it will be fine. They are not even going to check that it was unlocked.[/SIZE]


And to answer your question OP.... No !

maxmix

PS A lot of unlock codes are generated through the handset's IMEI ie Serial number....

Whether you entered the code to unlock it, a mobile shop or your network provider provided this, is niether here or there to the manufacturer..... ;-)

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