Re: What I want (i.e. will pay for) in my smartphone OS
I understand what you're saying, but I'm not really seeing how that adds up to rooting being a "dirty word".
Well, I simply see having root access as belonging to me, as it's my device. I feel it's as natural as buying a house and not expecting the attic to be out of bounds.
The fact many companies (and users) consider "having root access" to be dodgy is my point.
"many apps will refuse to work"
Yes, which is a hand indicator that lets me avoid inadvertently supporting companies who take such unreasonable, anti-user stances.
I agree! I dumped netflix when they brought that in. I know they did it because of the media companies, but still, they are my only point of contact where I can make a protest. I could have jumped through hoops to get around it, but if I'm paying for a service that suddenly decides my TV is "not authorised" to receive said service, then said service is cancelled with extreme predudice.
I've been lucky so far, but what happens if my bank, or any vital services follow the same path?
My point, though, was therefore, these companies think root is a bad thing (otherwise "known as a dirty word")
"some companies say rooting voids guarantee"
Which, in my opinion, is actually understandable and not disparaging of root access.
I'm not saying this in a sarcastic or insulting way, so bare with me:
I consider a phone as a hardware device / computer. And that device runs software, like a desktop computer.
If I tinker with the hardware on my desktop machine in a not-supported manner, than fair enough - if I screw up or delete the OS, then I'd expect to pay to have it fixed (if I was unable to do it myself). If I arse around with the software and there's an unrelated hardware failure, I expect the guarantee to still hold.
The same with a phone - if a user fiddles using root, and causes a bootloop, they deserve to pay if they need it fixed.
If simply having root means that if the cpu breaks for any unrelated reason, I no longer have a guarantee, then I don't feel that is right (and I'd fight my corner it if it came down to it)
Cheers for the reply!