Please refer to our updated FAQ page here for the latest info regarding this topic.


Rooting is great for a lot of users for a number of reasons, but it can definitely have downsides for users who are less tech-savvy. For a more in-depth description on rooted devices, please refer to our FAQ page here.

Here is Swappa's official stance on purchasing a rooted device:

  • If you don't know what rooted and / or ROM'd means, then don't buy it!
  • If you don't know how to "flash stock software" or "return a device to stock ", then don't buy it.
  • If you buy such a device, you should not claim it doesn't work properly without first flashing stock software.

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