Companies Can’t Legally Void the Warranty for Jailbreaking or Rooting Your Phone

Michael Devon Jones

Companies Can’t Legally Void the Warranty for Jailbreaking or Rooting Your Phone

WRITTEN BY JASON KOEBLERAugust 17, 2016 // 10:10 AM EST

Under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1975, manufacturers cannot legally void your hardware warranty simply because you altered the software of an electronic device. In order to void the warranty without violating federal law, the manufacturer must prove that the modifications you made directly led to a hardware malfunction.

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