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My friend who has a jailbroken iPhone asked me if he restored his iPhone to factory default, will his warranty still be valid?

Posted on Mar 7, 2014 10:19 PM

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Here's the deal: Some folks have success restoring a jailbroken iPhone back to factory specs., some don't. If you fall into the later category, your warranty/support is voided.


Not all jailbroken iPhones can be restored to factory specs. That's the chance you take.

Posted on Mar 8, 2014 3:20 AM

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Mar 8, 2014 3:20 AM in response to tbhmelvin In response to tbhmelvin

Here's the deal: Some folks have success restoring a jailbroken iPhone back to factory specs., some don't. If you fall into the later category, your warranty/support is voided.


Not all jailbroken iPhones can be restored to factory specs. That's the chance you take.

Mar 8, 2014 3:20 AM

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Oct 24, 2014 4:50 AM in response to tbhmelvin In response to tbhmelvin

It may be a late reply but jailbreaking _does_not_ void the warranty unless: ""Apple cannot void an iPhone's warranty unless it can show that a problem or component failure is linked to the installation or placement of after-market item such as unauthorized applications""


Don't see the point of jailbreaking nowadays anyway;

Oct 24, 2014 4:50 AM

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Oct 24, 2014 4:59 AM in response to MattEliS In response to MattEliS

This Warranty does not apply: (a) to consumable parts, such as batteries or protective coatings that are designed to diminish over time, unless failure has occurred due to a defect in materials or workmanship; (b) to cosmetic damage, including but not limited to scratches, dents and broken plastic on ports; (c) to damage caused by use with another product; (d) to damage caused by accident, abuse, misuse, liquid contact, fire, earthquake or other external cause; (e) to damage caused by operating the Apple Product outside Apple’s published guidelines; (f) to damage caused by service (including upgrades and expansions) performed by anyone who is not a representative of Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider (“AASP”); (g) to an Apple Product that has been modified to alter functionality or capability without the written permission of Apple; (h) to defects caused by normal wear and tear or otherwise due to the normal aging of the Apple Product, or ℹ if any serial number has been removed or defaced from the Apple Product.

as in Jail breaking

Oct 24, 2014 4:59 AM

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Oct 24, 2014 6:43 AM in response to wegras In response to wegras

"It’s also worth remembering that jailbreaking your device does not void its warranty, restoring your device in iTunes will remove the jailbreak completely and you can still uses iTunes and all your apps just as you did before"


A forbes tech UK article about the matter. To make sure that whatever issue you've got is not software related, they will ask you to restore the iPhone to factory settings (they ask for that anyway with whatever issues). If you have applecare and your screen cracks - they will still replace it. Also any manufactures defects etc... So no, it doesn't void the warranty.


What you're saying was brought up 100s of times in regards to changing ram/hdd to sdd in a macbook until apple released the diy list. If you break something while swapping the ram - it voids your warranty. Swapping it however doesn't automatically do so.

Simple.

Oct 24, 2014 6:43 AM

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Oct 24, 2014 7:41 AM in response to wegras In response to wegras

Makes 0 difference; I have had jailbroken iPhones till 5 and visited apple store/genious bar with issues and they have always been fixed / replaced.

You're not switching chips inside to modify it;


As I said - they may refuse saying whatevertheissueis is software related; then you just have to restore it.

Oct 24, 2014 7:41 AM

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Oct 24, 2014 7:48 AM in response to MattEliS In response to MattEliS

I have been in an Apple Store at the Genius Bar when a tech would not even look at someone's device until the jailbreak was removed. This may be different if they have something like a cracked screen under AppleCare but if it is anything else they can refuse to work on it until the jailbreak is removed. Even if it's faulty RAM or a bad battery that will be covered, they may not look at it until the jailbreak is gone. Of course that could be to the discretion of the tech but I have seen service refused.

Oct 24, 2014 7:48 AM

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