Developer Edition of Samsung Galaxy S III for Verizon comes with unlocked bootloader
0. phoneArena posted on 10 Jul 2012, 22:14
Those who complained the other day when it was revealed that the Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy S III had a locked bootloader might have been a bit premature with their complaining as Verizon and Samsung introduce the "Developer Edition" of the phone with an unlocked bootloader...
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1. KingKurogiii posted on 10 Jul 2012, 22:20 1 0
so what does that mean? Verizon won't support the ones with unlocked bootloaders?
2. OptimusOne posted on 10 Jul 2012, 22:22 0 0
Hmmmm well too bad boot loader already got unlocked
4. ph00ny posted on 10 Jul 2012, 22:26 1 3
Samsung >>>>>>>>>>> Verizon
Verizon is the most anti-dev/mod/flasher carrier ever
6. KingKurogiii posted on 10 Jul 2012, 22:41 1 1
that's not really saying a lot now that they have a version with an unlocked bootloader. that's a win for everyone.
16. ph00ny posted on 11 Jul 2012, 07:43 0 0
It is when verizon's official response/stance was no unlocked bootlader
8. MikeG77 posted on 10 Jul 2012, 22:47 3 3
Well what an exciting last few days!
7/5 new Galaxy Nexus comes on from ebay
7/6 new 32gb white S3 arrives on my doorstep
7/9 just got my CLN Thunderbolt yesterday.
Well Verizon your getting your S3 and defective Thunderbolt sent back to by weeks end. The best part that I know the $35 restocking fee and BS upgrade fee will not cover the cost to certify the device. So here's to Verizon... ill be give middle finger and big Forget yUo when I'm buying my developer edition Galaxy S3, keeping my unlimited data and the best part is being month to month : )
14. MikeG77 posted on 11 Jul 2012, 06:51 0 0
I meant giving* and I'm smh because I'm get a thumbs down for expressing my opinion. That's why I love phonearena.
9. PAPINYC (limited) posted on 10 Jul 2012, 22:50 1 0
hmmmmmmmm.... I may just get this and pass up that XOOOOOOOM tablet I was planning on buying mañana!! I can't take this DROID dis-CHARGE anymore and I can only use my iPhone 4S as a Music Player.
11. twinkyz posted on 11 Jul 2012, 03:19 3 0
"negatively affect how the phone connects to Big Red's network. Other customers could be impacted by the use of unapproved software"
Yet they offer an unlocked version for use on their network!! Does anyone else see something wrong with this?
17. ph00ny posted on 11 Jul 2012, 07:44 0 0
unless i'm mistaken, this is offered directly through samsung
12. bonehead189 posted on 11 Jul 2012, 03:38 0 0
Save your $ because there is a workaround!
13. MikeG77 posted on 11 Jul 2012, 06:45 0 0
Unfortunately that only gives us the ability to root the phone and create a custom recovery but no access to the bootloader : (
15. medicci37 posted on 11 Jul 2012, 07:23 0 0
For that price, I might as well buy off contract.
18. StrumerJohn posted on 11 Jul 2012, 08:08 0 0
We're already working hard on unlocking the regular one. No one's going to pay for a new one. You won't have to. We're almost there. Be patient people; the device isn't even out yet.
19. MikeG77 posted on 11 Jul 2012, 09:31 0 0
John i appreciate the work you and other developers and hackers are doing BUT the bootloader should have never been locked down in the first place. For me i had all ready made up my mind that i would buy the phone at full retail but Verizon gave us the option to pre order and keep unlimited data so i took it. Had i known this would happen i would have waitied to see what might be released this fall.
If Verizon would release an update that corrected the wifi toggle being removed, the persistent wifi notification and the locked boot loader then i would keep the device but i dont see this happening any time soon.
22. sid8911 posted on 15 Jul 2012, 18:03 0 0
can you plz post a story about this?
24. ricky0702 posted on 16 Jul 2012, 09:50 0 0
Should it really come to this? Why does Samsung need to provide a "different" phone for their customers. How would a customer know whether or not he/she is getting a device that has an unlockable bootloader?