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Thread: SHAtter - will it void my warranty?

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    Default SHAtter - will it void my warranty?
    Hey guys. Well simple question really. I know that with a jailbreak such as Spirit etc, if you are returning the phone to Apple for a repair or something, all you do is a simple restore and there's no trace of a jailbreak. Since SHAtter is a bootrom exploit, does that mean Apple can find out if it has been jailbroke? Since it will be "pwned for life". Thanks.

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    It's the same type of jailbreak as pwnage and redsn0w. If you take your phone into the store in a jailbroken state they will void your warranty. If you restore and take your phone in for a legit warranty issue they will exchange it since protocol does not dictate dumping and reviewing the system logs.

    To sum up - don't worry so much... just restore if you have a warranty issue and you'll be fine.

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    The "pwned for life" thing just means they can't close the loophole that is being exploited by the JB, without a hardware mod. Technically you can restore and it will remove all traces of the jailbreak, but Apple considers that a void of warranty. So to answer you directly, no, there will be no trace left.

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    Like Poseidon said, if they really really wanted to, they could probably trace the jailbreak even after a restore. But will they? Probably not, they usually just swap no questions asked

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    Ah ok awesome, thanks for the help guys. I just thought maybe this one was different since it's a bootrom exploit etc lol. Thanks!

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