I just picked up a new ZenFone 9, and am considering unlocking the bootloader so I can root it. I'm aware that if I do, the device will no longer be supported by Asus. However, one clarification:
The Asus download site says about the Unlock Device App: "The software updates will not be available to the Changed Product..."
This sounds like they're saying that once you've unlocked it, you can no longer apply any software updates. My assumption is that it's just poorly worded, and what they meant to say was I will no longer get OTA updates - but can still update manually by downloading the zip from the Asus site & copying it to the device directly. Is that assumption correct - or do they actually mean that once it's unlocked, it can never take an update from Asus again - meaning that an unlocked device cannot receive any security updates, nor Android 13?
In addition, it continues: "...and the digital content in the Changed Product may no longer be used."
Not sure what this latter half of the sentence is trying to say...?