Originally Posted by Denim Chicken
This is BS. You own the phone and should be able to do whatever you want with it. What you're saying is akin to buying a car, but you can't modify the computer settings because you don't own the software license. The Govt shouldn't be getting involved in this anyway.
You own the phone. You don't own the software. If you want to completely erase the software (and there was some way to do that), you could. That's not illegal.