SquareTrade Expands Warranty Coverage to Include Jailbroken iPhones

Friday May 4, 2012 10:19 AM PDT by Jordan Golson
Third-party warranty provider SquareTrade has announced that it is expanding its warranty coverage to include jailbroken iPhones, a procedure that voids the standard Apple warranty.

The policy change affects new and existing coverage holders, according to a report from CNET.
No word yet on if this extends to iPads and iPods, which SquareTrade also covers as part of its warranty service. The three gadgets share the same operating system.
A 2-year SquareTrade warranty for the iPhone 4S is available for $99.99, including accidental damage protection with a $50 deductible.

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Posted: 32 months ago
A side by side comparison of SquareTrade's warranty with Apple's AppleCare would be quite interesting. :D
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago
Wow, the free market actually works.
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Posted: 32 months ago
^^ Once an iPhones jailbroken all you need to do is remove the Power management plist file to overclock. Not an app per se.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago
Smart move!
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago
well its not like a jb could break anything, besides ... just restore and no one will know uve ever jailbroken it
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago
I'm impressed - last time I buy AppleCare!
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago
It might have something to do with the fact that you can't physically damage an ios device by modifying software.

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Steve Jobs must be rolling over in his grave.


Yeah, are you talking about the same guy who marketed a device that tricks telephone services to let you make long distance calls for free? :rolleyes:
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago

Are out-of-warranty replacements permitted for jail broken phones?


if all you did was jailbreak it. because you can first restore it back to factory and they can't tell the thing was ever jail broken.

If you unlock it then you are screwed if they figure it out. which will be pretty easy when you walk in with a GSM phone that has a t-Mobile sim card. apparently their system tells them if a phone was unlocked by them or not. to them an unlock by the user would be considered damage (and not the accidental kind) and thus you lose. you can't even buy service
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago

A side by side comparison of SquareTrade's warranty with Apple's AppleCare would be quite interesting. :D


It would make more sense if the comparison was made between SquareTrade's warranty and Apple's AppleCare+
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago

Wrong.
I see every week devices who have overheated because the processor limitations have been lifted and that have been damaged in different levels because of excessive heat. FYI, i work at a place that makes it difficult to post here with my real name. hint :cool:


yea, where's this overclocking software?
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