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Apparently, rooting can kill you, according to Nokia. Just fucking read the last bullet here, they really said this.

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  • 24
    I mean, that's not wrong. Fudging around e.g. with the battery charging software might cause a fire, and of course Nokia doesn't want to be held liable.
  • 8
    Yeah, pretty much "don't use our detergent powder in your tumble dryer, you fucking idiot"
  • 12
    It covering their ass in case some dumb fuck who doesn't know what they're doing manages to screw up that badly
  • 9
    @Fast-Nop Please don't let battery charging under software control of the OS be a thing. That should be a dedicated circuit/processor. Is this why Samsung batteries caught fire a few years back?
  • 1
    @Demolishun that'd be my guess
  • 9
    @Stuxnet Especially given that there are countries where morons would love to sue gravity when they stumble over their own feet.
  • 3
    @Demolishun A circuitry will still be configurable because that just makes sense. For example, you may only have 500mA available if you plug into a USB2 socket.

    Or choosing a compromise between charging speed and battery longevity. You don't want to nail that in silicon because then you'd have to make new chips every time, which is dang expensive.
  • 6
    @Fast-Nop Self protection via temperature (or other sensors) should be in the silicon. I get the charging rate and yes that makes sense.
  • 2
    @Fast-Nop would agree with @Demolishun: there should be protection on-battery anyways or it's easier for them to Note 7.
  • 1
    fastboot flashing lock
  • 6
    I think they refer to the possibility you fuck up the emergency call functionality.
  • 5
    @Demolishun Sure, but li ion batteries are quite unstable if treated badly. By the time the temperature sensor even registers the increased temperature, you already might have a battery meltdown going on. That goes also for too much discharge.

    If all other defences are removed, the sensor has to take the sole responsibility, and all it takes is a broken sensor. No redundancy in the protection mechanisms anymore.

    It's exactly because people think "oh but there's a sensor, so it can't go wrong" that this is dangerous.
  • 4
    I've been a rooted user since 2011. Whenever I buy a phone, the first thing I do is root. Never had any issue because of root. Instead, I could do so many things that nobody around me could do. I enjoyed my rooted experience. I'd never wanna go back to unrooted state.
  • 3
    @Demolishun even laptops allow software to control batt charging. It's been a thing for quite a long time now
  • 5
    @Fast-Nop Wow! The fuckery in modern products extends to the hardware too:

    https://pcworld.com/article/236875/...

    I sincerely hope hardware manufacturers of phones and laptops take note. Imagine malware that detects it is in air plane mode and causes a phone or laptop to catch fire... This is shameful.
  • 1
    I think it means higher risk of being hacked especially if you install root modules....

    Unless you read the source code for all modules you install, one could be a virus and basically takeover the system and maybe send yr passwords and stuff to some hacker's server
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