Samsung Galaxy S official firmware update can void your Vodafone warranty
Being a Vodafone customer sometimes sucks. After delaying the Android 2.2 Froyo update for the HTC Desire (the update should finally arrive today), Vodafone UK is now doing another thing that upsets some users.
Talking about a recent Galaxy S firmware update, the carrier says, on its official forum, that “any firmware that hasn’t been released by us does invalidate the warranty directly with Vodafone.”
Said update (JM1) officially comes from Samsung, and yet Vodafone has not approved it, so if you install it on your Galaxy S you’ll lose your warranty with Vodafone.
Of course, your warranty with Samsung will not be affected.
There’s an interesting discussion over at Voda UK’s forum regarding the Galaxy S update and the invalidation of the Vodafone warranty – you can read it here if you’re interested.
Update: Vodafone now says that the JM1 update will actually not invalidate your warranty – see the statement here. Good news, for sure.
Via The Register