One of the most common questions when one is encouraged to modify their terminal somehow, either by obtaining superuser permissions (root) or by changing the ROM that comes from factory is whether we will lose the warranty. A reasonable doubt to some extent and under which many manufacturers take refuge with algnprrafo in manual or documentation warning about it. But far from reason, the Free Software Foundation in Europe ensures that rooting and flashing your mobile does not make you lose the warranty.

And the ignorance of this issue is causing an ada today has many problems with manufacturers and guarantees. FSFE has to work his legal team to shed some light on this issue and boy does it has. Specifically it has been determined NOT to lose 2 years of warranty that covers the European Community by flashing or rooting a terminal.

A difference is the modification of software that carries rooteo flashing or hardware that the manufacturer provides, and is in the hardware where the warranty is to remain. The Directive 1999/44 / EC determines that any equipment sold within the European Community (and this includes computers and mobile terminals) must have a 2 years warranty. A telephone comprising many parts (screen, radio, battery) and if any of them fail in these two years, the manufacturer must fix it or change it.