No, we don't support or advise you to root. There may be security risks if you decide to root. However, if in the event that you know how to, we can't stop you. It would void our replacement policy though so root at your own risk.
We follow customs laws and regulations for each country we ship to. We can tell you however, that we have shipped a few samples and early testing units to the US and a few other countries in the EU and those shipments have not been taxed.
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